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

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Tue Aug 15 13:42:13 UTC 2006

On (14/08/06 23:48), Michael Gilbert wrote:
> reassign 382895 sudo
> retitle 382895 sudo: timeout requires user to unneccesarily enter password
> thank
> 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
> password:
> 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.

You realise that the timeout is intended?

Do you have NOPASSWD in the apt-get or xfsm-shutdown-helper lines? That
will stop the password being asked for ever for those commands.


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