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Re: [tlug] Replacing the WM in Gnome 2.24

Curt Sampson wrote:

While we're at it, Fedora 10 seems to have this odd idea that all users of the machine should use the root password for admin tasks, rather than their own password (a la sudo). Can this be fixed?

From 9 on, Fedora uses PolicyKit ([1]) to grant authorizations to (most) GUI apps. The config utility is in


You can choose to require Authorization/Admin Authorization or no authorization for a certain action. Not all admin apps support PolicyKit yet, but most do. The plan([2]) is to move from userhelper
(gives special privileges to users on the physical console) to PolicyKit (if they don't come up with something new for F12, that is).


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