View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file

March 22nd, 2010, 01:42 AM
After update to 10.04 I am not longer asked to authenticate when attempting to run "root" priv. apps in System->Administration

Just get the error:

Failed to run /usr/sbin/whatever-application as user root.

Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file.

Google searches have been in vain. Any ideas? All apps still run if ran from terminal w/ sudo command.

March 22nd, 2010, 01:49 AM
damnit, nevermind, upgrade took me out of the sudoers file

sudo visudo and added myself to the file, logged out and logged back in...working fine now :-?