Root unable to change services on F8

Adam Huffman adam.huffman at
Wed May 21 15:20:52 UTC 2008

Recently I've been unable to start/stop services when running su -
root in a terminal of an X session.

The error I see is:

service certmaster status
env: /etc/init.d/certmaster: Permission denied

In permissive mode, the command succeeds.  In that terminal root is:


If I login as root on the console, the command succeeds.  However, I
prefer not to do that too often as it sometimes causes X to crash.
On the console, root is


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