Kubuntu 22.04 - KSystemLog not accepting my password

Asked by Terry Coles

When I attempt to launch KSystemLog, I get the 'Run as root -- KDE su' dialog as usual, but when I enter my password I get the response:

Permission denied.
Possibly incorrect password, please try again.
On some systems, you need to be in a special group (often: wheel) to use this program.

If I click 'Ignore' the program opens, but presumably some logs are then unavailable.

There is no group called 'wheel' on my machine, so what is happening? This all worked fine until I upgraded to 22.04.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Ubuntu doesn't use wheel. That is an RPM based distribution group like Redhat or CentOS. Ubuntu uses the "sudo" group. Are you in this group please?

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Terry Coles (terryjcoles) said :
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I am in the sudo group; all other sudo actions work, eg Discover, bash etc.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
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If you open a terminal window and execute the command
ksystemlog
do you get any additional information, warning or error?

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Terry Coles (terryjcoles) said :
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Here is the output from the command on its own:

terry@OptiPlex:~$ ksystemlog
log_ksystemlog: Log manager is not yet initialized

The KSysLog window opens with no KDE su prompt.

Here is the output from the command invoked via suso:

terry@OptiPlex:~$ sudo ksystemlog
[sudo] password for terry:
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'
log_ksystemlog: Log manager is not yet initialized

Again, no KDE su prompt.

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