[blfs-dev] ConsoleKit problems

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 17:58:39 PDT 2015


I'm trying to get the permissions right in an xfce session and I've 
narrowed down the problem to ConsoleKit.  The symptom is that when 
trying to log out, the poweroff, reboot, etc icons are greyed out and do 
not work.

I'm trying to get this to work at runlevel 3 and starting Xorg via the 
command line.

When I log in, the session looks fine:

$ ck-list-sessions
Session1:
         unix-user = '1000'
         realname = 'Bruce Dubbs'
         seat = 'Seat1'
         session-type = ''
         active = TRUE
         x11-display = ''
         x11-display-device = ''
         display-device = '/dev/tty1'
         remote-host-name = ''
         is-local = TRUE
         on-since = '2015-09-15T00:35:23.549063Z'
         login-session-id = '1'


But after I startx, it looks like:

Session3:
         unix-user = '1000'
         realname = 'Bruce Dubbs'
         seat = 'Seat1'
         session-type = ''
         active = FALSE
         x11-display = ':0'
         x11-display-device = '/dev/tty1'
         display-device = '/dev/tty1'
         remote-host-name = ''
         is-local = TRUE
         on-since = '2015-09-15T00:38:01.457963Z'
         login-session-id = '1'
Session1:
         unix-user = '1000'
         realname = 'Bruce Dubbs'
         seat = 'Seat1'
         session-type = ''
         active = TRUE
         x11-display = ''
         x11-display-device = ''
         display-device = '/dev/tty1'
         remote-host-name = ''
         is-local = TRUE
         on-since = '2015-09-15T00:35:23.549063Z'
         login-session-id = '1'
         idle-since-hint = '2015-09-15T00:38:30.830416Z'

Notice that the Session 3 with x11-display = ':0' has active = FALSE.

My .xinitrc right now has
   ck-launch-session xfce4-session

but I've tried several alternatives.  Does anyone know how to get the 
Xorg session to become active when it is started?

One thing I've noticed is that the display-device is the same for both 
sessions.  Perhaps getting it back to tty7 would help and I'm going to 
investigate that next.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

   -- Bruce


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