I use i3wm (www.i3wm.org) as the window manager for ubuntu 11.10 x64.
it seems that whatever piece of magic that controls elevation is not functioning properly. It's not an issue with i3wm perse, but rather something provided by gnome and unity that im missing, and need to implement manually.
in unity, if i run software center, i am prompted for my admin password, and everything works as expected. in i3wm, running software center does not prompt, and thus i cant install anything. (unless i do sudo software-center from the CLI)
is there some process / application i should be using to have apps ask for admin passwords when required?
it'd be great to get that bit of functionality in i3.