Bug#382895: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#382895: xfce4-session: requires user password to shutdown or restart

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 03:48:38 UTC 2006

reassign 382895 sudo
retitle 382895 sudo: timeout requires user to unneccesarily enter password

perhaps this has more to do with sudo than with xfce.  for example,
with "apt-get" as an sudo capability, i can run

$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

which is what i expect, but after a period of time (maybe something
like 10 minutes...i haven't timed it), i will be required to enter my
user (not root) password for sudo

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

why do i have to do this even though i have already supplied my user
password to login?

anyway, i think this explains why xfce requires the password on
restart or shutdown.


On 8/14/06, Simon Huggins wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 09:49:05PM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > why does the user need to enter his/her password to shutdown or restart
> > the system (even though he/she is already an xfsm-shutdown-helper sudoer)?
> > he/she already entered that same password to login, why does it need to
> > be redundantly reentered?
> If you setup sudo correctly it shouldn't.
> What do you have in your sudoers file?  Have you read:
> /usr/share/doc/xfce4-session/README
> Simon.
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