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0006326CentOS-6system-config-userspublic2013-08-31 13:00
Platformi686OSCentOSOS Version6.3
Product Version6.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version6.4 
Summary0006326: system-config-users & system-config-date & system-config-authentication does not work
Descriptionsystem-config-users/-date/-authentication doesnt work,
neither from command line nor from System->Administration->Users&Groups/Date&Time/Authentication

# system-config-users

No protocol specified
system-config-users requires a currently running X server.

# system-config-date

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/system-config-date/system-config-date.py", line 73, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/system-config-date/system-config-date.py", line 46, in useGuiMode
    import scdMainWindow
  File "/usr/share/system-config-date/scdMainWindow.py", line 30, in <module>
    import gtk
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 64, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 52, in _init
RuntimeError: could not open display

# system-config-authentication

No protocol specified
Unable to initialize graphical environment. Most likely cause of failure
is that the tool was not run using a graphical environment. Please either
start your graphical user interface or set your DISPLAY variable.
Steps To Reproduce1) # system-comfig-*
Additional Informationalso running gvim as root i get the error

# gvim

No protocol specified
E233: cannot open displayNo protocol specified
No protocol specified
No protocol specified
Attached Files




StinkySQL (reporter)

Running from Gnome's "System|Administration|Users And Groups" a non-root will be prompted for authorization and after entering the correct root, the window simply closes. You can watch TOP and see the user called "/usr/bin/system-config-users" process drop off the process list.
 If on the other hand you log in as root, this will work fine from the GUI.

Centos 6.4 (final)
Kernel 2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.i686
Gnome 2.28.2

Centos only system. Only addition to this new install was VM VirtualBox containing Centos 5.5


tarantinos (reporter)

updates solve my problem, thanks


tigalch (developer)

Marking as solved per original reporters feedback

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-03-15 19:50 tarantinos New Issue
2013-03-15 20:02 tarantinos Tag Attached: system-config
2013-03-21 18:55 StinkySQL Note Added: 0016794
2013-04-06 03:02 tarantinos Note Added: 0017100
2013-04-06 08:12 tigalch Note Added: 0017102
2013-04-06 08:12 tigalch Status new => resolved
2013-04-06 08:12 tigalch Fixed in Version => 6.4
2013-04-06 08:12 tigalch Resolution open => fixed
+Issue History