Re: [opensuse] Policy Kit problems: 11.3 + KDE - fresh install
- From: Andrew Colvin <apc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 21:48:42 +0100
On Monday 23 August 2010 10:59:56 ian wrote:
I upgraded both my desktop & laptop from 11.2 to 11.3 without any problems.
Last week though, my desktop started throwing file system errors & figured
the drive was probably dying. I booted from a live CD & was able to fsck
the disk but the system panicked on boot, so I decided to install from
scratch on a fresh drive & copy my data across. That all seemed to go will
until I tried to hibernate or suspend or to access removable media such as
my iPod or flash drives. Basically none of that works unless I login as
root (or do sudo pm- hibernate or sudo mount /media/whatever, but then
Amarok can't write to the iPod!).
After doing some googling & testing, I realised the problem seems to be
PolicyKit is preventing access - for instance if I run
dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.Hal \
org.freedesktop.hal.power-management.suspend auth_admin_keep_always <--
I tried comparing conf files between the old drive & then new system, but
can't seem to find any differences that would relate to this. In
particular, /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf is the same on both - basically
empty apart from a <!DOCTYPE> tag, a comment & a version number.
I tried using KDE's System Policies settings but it doesn't seem to let you
save any changes.
Can anyone suggest a way to fix this?
I had this exact problem and raised this in the kde list with no joy from
anyone. Anyway here is the answer that I discovered and included in the
"after running polkit --user ... I found my users had no rights. A bit of
investigation and a look in the security (within Yast) section i found that
changing the overall security from secure to easy provided me with the
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