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Just installed Ubuntu 13.04 64 and decided to run 'System Testing'(in dash type 'system testing') but it doesn't seem to be working.

It's stuck at 'Gathering information from your system':

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How to fix it?

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Try the following:

  • Kill all running instances of checkbox-qt: pkill checkbox-qt. Please note that a python process is also started, you have to kill that too:
$ ps fax | grep check
3796 pts/3    S+     0:00      \_ grep --color=auto check
3761 ?        Sl     0:00 python3 /usr/share/checkbox/run /usr/share/checkbox/config/checkbox-qt.ini
  • Start checkbox-qt from a terminal window. (By opening a terminal window and typing: checkbox-qt.)
  • Note the following output:
$ checkbox-qt
SYSTEM TESTING: Please enter your password. Some tests require root access to run 
properly. Your password will never be stored and will never be submitted with test 
results. PASSWORD:
  • Enter your password at the terminal and the test should continue.
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Your solution works! THanks. But just out of curiosity why does it work from command line and not in GUI? – Kirill Ivlev Jul 8 '13 at 9:06
I just have searched through Launchpad and found this bug report: Checkbox prompts for sudo password in terminal. Another report says: „gksu is deprecated for the desktop in favour of pkexec. We need to switch Checkbox over to it to avoid falling victim to bugs”. So I think since gksu is missing from Raring, it falls back to terminal. – lgarzo Jul 8 '13 at 9:14

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