On Thursday 12 July 2007 20:10, Nigel Henry wrote: > This is the second of my 2 problems. > > Everytime I click on the Xawtv icon on the desktop I get a query box > opening, which says. > > "You are attempting to run "v4l-conf" which requires administrative > privileges, but more information is needed in order to do so" > > It wants root's password, but if I enter roots password, or just click on > "cancel" Xawtv still starts either way. > > I havn't had this problem with Xawtv on earlier versions of Fedora, or > Debian. Normally IIRC, the first time you run Xawtv nothing happens for a > bit, then a Konsole opens and does some stuff for v4l, then you close the > Konsole and Xawtv starts. > According to /usr/bin , v4l-conf is pointing to consolehelper, and > according to the man page for consolehelper, this might have something to > do with PAM, and authentication. > > I've never had to mess with PAM before, so have no idea as what needs to be > changed to stop this popup box asking for the root passwd each time I start > Xawtv. > > I looked in /etc/pam/v4l-conf. There are only 4 lines as below, and have no > idea what to change here so as to stop this box popping up each time I > start Xawtv. > > #%PAM-1.0 > auth include config-util > account include config-util > session include config-util > > Apologies if I seem to be a bit frustrated with this problem, but if anyone > has seen the same sort of thing with Xawtv on Fedora 7. I'd be gratefull > for a fix. > > Nigel. Apologies for replying to my own post, but I've fixed the problem. Having spent most of the day on and off in trying to fix this problem, I have booted up FC5, and borrowed the lines from /etc/pam.d/v4l.conf, then pasted them into Fedora 7's /etc/pam.d's v4l.conf. See below. #auth include config-util (commented out) #account include config-util (commented out) #session include config-util (commented out) auth sufficient pam_rootok.so auth required pam_console.so #auth required pam_stack.so service=system-auth account required pam_permit.so session required pam_permit.so session optional pam_xauth.so The 3 commented out lines are the original ones. Now when I start Xawtv, it just starts as it should do. I've no idea if this is a bug, or may be something to do with the fact that for the first time on a Linux install, I've left selinux enabled as enforcing. I did read a bunch of selinux stuff a while back, but the further I went into it, the more over my head it went, and eventually gave up, which is probably the reason why I disabled it on all my installs apart from this Fedora 7 one. I have installed a couple of 3rd party apps, RealPlayer, and Opera, and SeLinux hasn't complained about them. So far so good. It's taken a bit of time working through the problems, but up to now all is working ok. Nigel.