authentication as root fails with correct password

Asked by Alli on 2008-01-11

Using the default window to auth as root (for things like adept manager) titled KDE su , it says "Incorrect Password, please try again."
yes the password is right.

launching from a run line - both the lines kdesudo and kdesu work to give admin/root privileges. Also sudo from the command line works fine.

Is there a way to specify the default app used to authenticate as root?

Running kde4 on Kubuntu Gutsy (6.10) . Not sure what else this question would require, will supply any info necessary. Bug appeared in both RC2 and latest version for kubuntu.

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Alli
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2008-01-17
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2008-01-17
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Alli (alzeih) said : #1

Possible solution from
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/01/15/ten-tips-for-kde-40-beginners/

Start applications that need root provilages:

If you look closely at the dialog you will see that its not asking for your password, its asking for the root password. Ubuntu doesn’t have a root password, so it will always reject you. under KDE3.5 and gnome the dialog asks for your password but doesn’t seem to by default with kde4, you can change this by adding ~/.kde4/share/config/kdesurc, which should contain:

[super-user-command]
super-user-command=sudo