in Athena Bugs
usb-creator-gtk requiring explicit gksudo
daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mike Aponte)
Tue Jun 4 21:04:21 2013
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:04:11 -0400
From: Mike Aponte <email@example.com>
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On a cluster workstation I tried to run usb-creator-gtk from a shell as
well as from the fancy unity launcher thing "Startup Disk Creator". When
I tried to do anything interesting like erase my USB flash drive I was
prompted for authentication for root privileges as expected, but the
dialog box appears not to recognize my athena password. Worked around by
running gksudo usb-creator-gtk.
I was informed that this might be considered a bug, so I am passing it on.