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Not able to change date and time in systemsettings

jan
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Hi!

I have a problem changing date & time in systemsettings with my normal unprivileged user account.
If I open the "Date & time" configuration interface I can change the timezone for example and clicking apply works fine. The problem occurs when I click on the button "Overview" to get back to the main configuration Interface, the following error message shows up:
Unable to authenticate/execute the action: 4,

Here is a screenshot: http://dev.codejunky.org/kde-problem1.jpeg

My KDE version is 4.4.4

Any help appreciated!

Kind regards,
Jan
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Are you sure you clicked on Apply? In your screenshot System Settings shows [modified], which indicates that the changes haven't bee applied.

On my system (KDEMod 4.4.4) I get a password dialog when pressing Apply, but I don't know if it's a KDEMod thing. Which distribution do you use?


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Hans wrote:Are you sure you clicked on Apply? In your screenshot System Settings shows [modified], which indicates that the changes haven't bee applied. On my system (KDEMod 4.4.4) I get a password dialog when pressing Apply, but I don't know if it's a KDEMod thing.


Yes, I clicked on apply but no password dialog showed up.

Hans wrote: Which distribution do you use?


I use Exherbo (http://www.exherbo.org). Maybe the problem is distribution specific, and I need to contact the kde maintainers.

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Jan
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I can confirm problem (under openSuse) but my error msg is "Unable to authenticate/execute the action: 3," not"4" as op.

Also, same error if run as root


OpenSuse 13.1 x64, KDE 4.12.x

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I tried it on my trunk install and could reproduce it (but got 2 instead of 3 or 4). Good that you reported it google01103.


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Thanks for reporting, lets see what will happen. :-)
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I solved the problem as follows:

(1) Edit /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc and change the line AllowRootLogin=false to AllowRootLogin=true
Reboot.

(2) Install ntpdate from a debian repository (so that the system can contact the time server).

I hope this helps.
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I also had the same problem but I've found the answer to this problem

The main problem is the configuration of rc.conf that available in the following path:
/etc/rc.conf

dbus should add on the list of daemons

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DAEMONS=( dbus network @syslog-ng netfs @crond kdm )

I hope this helps.
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rezahk wrote:I also had the same problem but I've found the answer to this problem

The main problem is the configuration of rc.conf that available in the following path:
/etc/rc.conf

dbus should add on the list of daemons

Code: Select all
DAEMONS=( dbus network @syslog-ng netfs @crond kdm )

I hope this helps.

I think this is Arch specific, I for one don't have /etc/rc.conf


OpenSuse 13.1 x64, KDE 4.12.x

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