Unable to store nvidia-settings

Bug #1926845 reported by Jens Elkner on 2021-05-01
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nvidia-settings (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Since focal a casual unprivileged user cannot save the current X Server Display Configuration, no matter which location is used. I.e. even for e.g. /tmp/xorg.conf or /home/$LOGNAME/xorg.conf the user gets asked for the root password.

This really stupid '"AUTHENTICATING FOR com.ubuntu.screen-resolution-extra.root-display" "Authenticating as: root"' bug needs to be fixed. An unprivileged user should be able to store the config wherever he wants to, as long as he has write permission for the related file/directory.

Jens Elkner (jelmd) on 2021-05-01
affects: nvidia-settings-updates (Ubuntu) → nvidia-settings (Ubuntu)
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