I am connected through VNC to a CentOS 6.4 machine at my workplace. Every five minutes a box pops up that says:
Authentication is required to set the network proxy used for downloading packages
An application is attempting to perform an action that requires privleges. Authentication as the super user is required to perform this action
Password for root:
Vendor: The PackageKit Project
I don't have the root password, so usually I just click it an make it go away but it tends to come back a few minutes later. My local sysadmin has tried to deal with the problem a few times and given up and told me just to keep closing the popup box. That said, its driving me nuts. Is there some way I can make it so I don't have to see the popup, even if the problem isn't itself fixed? Less preferably, is there some very easy thing I can tell the sysadmin to do to actually fix the problem?