Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
1. This has been a KDE problem for at least ten years:
When one wishes to effect a system configuration, a window pops up, asking
for the root password. Underneath will be a small box that one is
instructed to click to have the root password remembered. I almost always
click it, but despite my dedication, I cannot recall in any version of
KDE, neither past nor present, that the password was EVER remembered.
How is this supposed to work?
It is only remembered for the current session (and even there IIRC there's a
timeout), not forever.
2. And, by the way, I have /etc/sudoers set up NOT to ask for the
password, so why does it?
Because kdesu uses su, not sudo.
Giving out blanket sudo access to a user with no password prompt (not even
user password) means that user is effectively root. At that point I really
wonder what's the point of having a separate user account (other than
working around broken apps/libs which refuse running as root)... I'd
suggest not setting up your sudoers that way.