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Old 15th July 2008
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Communication with su failed when I want to change things that must have administrationrights in KDE, I type in the root password but it does not work, not my user password eighter, the user is in group wheel.

The OS is OpenBSD 4.3 and the KDE that are in stabel packages.

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Communication with su failed...
What is the error message reported?
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The OS is OpenBSD 4.3 and the KDE that are in stabel packages.
To be clear, you have recompiled both kernel & userland to 4.3-stable?
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not my user password eighter, the user is in group wheel.
Did you run "visudo" as root to enable those in the group wheel to run all commands?
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sudo(8) is not the same as su(1), unicyclist.

Amandus: does su(1) work from a shell? If not, confirm the user is in the wheel group with id(1).
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If not, confirm the user is in the wheel group with id(1).
The more appropriate command would be "groups"
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With Unix and Unix-like systems, there are usually multiple ways to achieve a goal.
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multiple ways

There are 3 basically levels at which you set rights,
the OS conf files
X and XDMCP
the Window Manager, more particularly KDE and GNOME and various policykit ..
Please let my OS manage the rights, X and WMs only are guests on the system.

GBOME and KDE try to be "user friendly" and let you "click" on choices you won't know what and where they do it. In those WMs, su is wrapped as gksu, k**su, ... . Not welcomes in the OpenBSD implementation.
On my GNOME install I don't seem to have gksu.
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It working now, I make visudo and have the user i group wheel.

Thanks for you replies
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