gksu fails to prompt for password

Bug #608286 reported by JLotspeich
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gksu

This looks like a possible duplicate of bug #602275, however a restart of the application doesn't result in gksu working the second time. Bug #275172 appears to be a duplicate of this report, but it was closed out as fixed and was for Ubuntu 8.10. It appears there has either been a regression, or this is a new bug..

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gksu 2.0.2-2ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-23.37-generic 2.6.32.15+drm33.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-23-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jul 21 07:30:10 2010
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gksu

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JLotspeich (jlotspeich34) wrote :
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JLotspeich (jlotspeich34) wrote :

Behavior:

[code]
gksu gedit
[\code]

will simply hang.

[code]
ps -e | grep gksu
[\code]

with show an instance of gksu that has not used any processor time. If I kill the process, gedit will open without root privileges.

[code]
 sudo -H -S -p GNOME_SUDO_PASS -u root gedit
[\code]

also fails.

[code]
sudo gedit &
[\code]

will work fine.

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