Authenticate pop up disappears

hello. I’m attempting to install linux-macbook through pamac GUI and getting an authentication failed error. the password entry box flashes on the screen and then disappears, it doesn’t give me a chance to enter password

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Kernel: 5.17.0-1-mainline arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-mainline
root=UUID=edbe488a-0ef0-4813-b95a-1d264acb26f3 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookAir8,1 v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 v: Mac-827FAC58A8FDFA22
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Apple model: Mac-827FAC58A8FDFA22 v: MacBookAir8,1
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Apple
v: 1731. (iBridge: 19.16.14242.0.0,0) date: 02/15/2022
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 37.5 Wh (89.5%) condition: 41.9/50.4 Wh (83.1%)
volts: 12.7 min: 11.5 model: DSY bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: charging cycles: 441
Info: model: Intel Core i5-8210Y bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Amber/Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142)
stepping: 9 microcode: 0xEC
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 4 MiB desc: 1x4 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 823 high: 1794 min/max: 400/3600 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 1794 2: 500 3: 500
4: 500 bogomips: 12805
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_

Try it through terminal because GUI applications like pamac can be full of bugs that aren't present in the terminal


I agree with Grimy. Try paru, it's easy and good.

paru linux-macbook

Or yay linux-macbook if you want a happier command line. :stuck_out_tongue:


LOL :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I use yay as well. Works good imho o/

hey guys I figured out the package install but now I can’t do anything with root permissions in gui, when I try to move a file to a root directory the authentication box pops up momentarily and disappears before letting me enter a password. I can use CLI but would like to get this GUI root permission thing fixed as it’s causing inconveniences in my workflow. how to solve the disappearing authentication box problem?

Paru seems faster as written in rust I think but just make a paru=yay alias lol. I currently have a yeet=paru -Rns alias and an rsyncbackup alias​:wink: