Unable to store nvidia-settings

Bug #1926845 reported by Jens Elkner on 2021-05-01
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-settings (Ubuntu)

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)
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers