So on 14.04 LTS I was playing around with some settings to solve another problem, and somehow managed to screw things up and now Ubuntu no longer asks for root privileges before trying to perform administrative actions. The catch is that my user does NOT have them by default, which means those actions ALL fail.
I can still run "sudo " from terminal and it'll ask for my password and work fine, but any GUI that requires root just fails without asking anything.
Any ideas what I did wrong and how to solve it? Thanks in advance.