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I am using natty with classic screen (gnome2, not unity). I have noticed that closing and reopening synaptic requires retyping admin password. Back in maverick days password wouldn't timeout instantly after closing synaptic. Is it possible to bring back the old behavior.

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi May 21 '11 at 14:11

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It's a bug looking at this: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gksu/+bug/783129 –  Rinzwind May 21 '11 at 10:03
I see. Thanks Rinzwind. –  pic11 May 21 '11 at 10:21
What to do with questions that describe known bugs? this has been reported on Launchpad and as such is now closed. Please follow the bug report for updates concerning this topic. –  Marco Ceppi May 21 '11 at 14:11

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Maybe you could change the sudo timeout, so it will stay for longer enabled.

From Webupd8 - sudo timestamp

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This will not work: Normal 15 minute time-out from the console works and starting synaptic and for instance gparted both ask for a password. –  Rinzwind May 21 '11 at 10:13
well, at least could be useful to someone who wants to change the sudo password timeout (and it's related to this question). –  David Rando May 21 '11 at 15:03

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