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Xavior
10th January 2007, 04:22 AM
When I had Fedora5 I had a gold key appear at the top by the clock when I typed in the su password,
so I don't have to type it in for every admin task,
I reinstalled my PC with Fedora6, I can't find that app,

anyone know what it's ccalled so I can reinstall it ?

Thanks,
Xav

brunson
10th January 2007, 06:22 AM
I think you're mistaken. When you use a gnome utility like system-config-printer or most of the utilities under the System->Administration menu in gnome, you are prompted in a dialog to enter the root password and you get a shield in the notification area. You would never have gotten it just by using 'su' in a shell.

Is that, in fact, what you're doing and just not explaining it very well?

Xavior
10th January 2007, 07:49 AM
You're so right, I'm not explaining it well at all,
I do remember the shield now that you mention it,
but I think I remember it used to stay up until I closed it,
and while it was up, I didn't have to type in the root password every time I did a root task,

So now that we know what it is, how do I get it back ?

Thanks,
Xav

brunson
10th January 2007, 07:52 AM
It comes up for me, I don't think it's an application, I think it's a service of Gnome. I get it when I run System->Admin->Root Password, it hangs out for a while, then goes away after a few minutes of inactivity. It doesn't do that for you? ARe you sure you haven't accidentally deleted your notification area from the panel? I've done that before, but you can put it back with Right Click -> Add to panel...

Xavior
10th January 2007, 08:05 AM
I'll try that, is it called "Notification Area" ?

Thanks,
Xav