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

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 30 01:35:57 UTC 2010

On 03/29/10 05:50, 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.
What you said is very ambiguous.  Users can change it if they have the
needed root privilege or if they have the rood password.

Are you using KDE-4.4.x?  If so, you should be able to set the date and
time by providing the root password when asked for 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.

No, it is 100% stock with no distro modifications.

> I did not need to jump through any hoops when I tested it, apart from
> starting systemsettings as root.

It would appear that starting System Settings as root is a rather large 
hoop.  But, you miss the point.  What I am trying to do is get setting 
the date and time with authentication working.  I would still like for 
someone to confirm that the: "Apply" button doesn't activate properly 
when trying to change the timezone.

I now have KDESU working for me.  It was not configuration, but rather a 
bug and I had to patch the code to fix it:


[Anybody want to start a pool on how many days it takes for someone to 
commit the patch?]

So, I have now opened System Settings using KDESU and if I select a 
different timezone, the: "Apply" button doesn't activate. :-(

I do note for the record that I never set the time since I have a NTP 
daemon running which asks the GPS linked clock at UCLA for the time.

Still, I need to get this working for those that build from source.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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