el_koraco wrote:The next time ti happens, try running pactl exit as normal user, not root.Thanks a lot for the hint! But, raises a question: How do you manage knowing so much?
I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on a Dell XPS 17.
For some reason, sound works for only for the root user. Alsamixer, Audacious, and Phonon all work from root but not as a normal user. Moreover, Phonon is not showing audio hardware as a normal user.
If it matters, I am starting kde from the console user login using startx /usr/bin/startkde.
sudo -i in the terminal will made normal user into root user & after changing into root user if we exit then again we will be back to normal user.If we try again , next time it directly takes me into a root user without asking the password.
So why this is happening and what's the timeout of this facility?
Bottom Line: why turning into root user with out asking the password.
cfr wrote:This is only necessary at all if you want to be able to e.g. add printers as a regular user. If you just want to be able to print as a normal user, you just authenticate in the web interface when you need to add/modify/delete printers.
After I find out whether the program is running as root or normal user, and knowing that this program must run with high privileges, I'm wondering if I should keep running although the program will surely fail or exit directly?
Which option and why you think is better?
el_koraco wrote: It's mostly your typical "dumb journalist copy pastes shit and makes it sound worse than it is".Yes, well this dumb journalist really didn't understand the ramifications, and therefore asked. Thanks, el_koraco, for the explanation.
I read all the pam_time.so threds and I manage to do simple user login-time restrictions. But when it come to root it just do not work. I know that there is a lot of documentation but that is a functionality I need as soon as posible. In final I need a simple explanation on how to make login-time restriction on root acount.