Error acquiring ROOT privileges in KDE 3.4.0

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Tue Mar 29 01:33:33 BST 2005

Sergio Bossa wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use KDE 3.4.0 under Fedora Core 3.
> I have the following problem: when I'm logged as a normal user and try
> to acquire ROOT privileges, i.e. to modify date and time, the
> operation doesn't work; moreover, if I try to open the Konqueror file
> manager with ROOT privileges, I get the following error:
> "Authentication Rejected, reason : none of the authentication
> protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication
> failed"
> What's the problem?
> Previously I have used KDE 3.3.2 and there was no problem.
> Hope someone could help.

You are missing, or something can't find, the security protocol 
libraries.  Probably, OpenSSL or PAM.

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