[kde-linux] Help needed: KAuth and SystemSettings. (2)

Dale rdalek1967 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 15:26:10 UTC 2010

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Sunday 28 March 2010 22:50:10 James Tyrer wrote:
>> On 03/28/10 10:40, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> On Sunday 28 March 2010 16:57:08 James Tyrer wrote:
>>>> Having ferreted out some additional information, I have made some
>>>> progress.  I still need a bit of help from people that installed from
>>>> binaries to determine if things are bugs or configuration issues.
>>>> Note to AW, please do not just say that it works.  That does not help --
>>>> I need very specific information.
>>> I gave you the specific information that it works for me when I run
>>> systemsettings as root.
>> But, that isn't what I wanted to know, was it?  I want to know how, or
>> if, it works when you run System Settings as a user account.
> In the same message I told you that it requires root priveleges, so does not
> allow users to change it.
>>> Are you saying that it is still greyed out if you run systemsettings as
>>> root?
>> It wasn't really what I am saying (I was concerned about it working for
>> a user account using authentication), but yes, it stays grayed out if I
>> am running as root too.  This is only when trying to set only the
>> timezone.  It works if I change the date or time (which I don't normally
>> do since I have NTP running).
> Then there seems to be something strange about your system.  I did not need to
> jump through any hoops when I tested it, apart from starting systemsettings as
> root.
> Anne

Anne is correct, you have to be root to adjust the clock settings.  You 
may be able to change time zones for your own desktop but you can't 
change the time unless you are root.  Every Linux distro I have used is 
this way for security reasons.


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