[blfs-support] Polkit Actions

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Wed Dec 11 15:47:23 PST 2013


On 12/11/2013 05:35 PM, Armin K. wrote:
> On 12/12/2013 12:19 AM, Dan McGhee wrote:
>> On 12/11/2013 05:01 PM, Armin K. wrote:
>>> I have the same desktop file here. However, you do need to verify if
>>> authentication agent is started. Run "ps aux | grep polkit". You should
>>> get something like:
>>>
>>> armin      726  0.0  0.2 565160 15636 ?        Sl   17:48   0:00
>>> /usr/lib/polkit-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
>>>
>>> in the output.
>> This is the exact output I get:
>>
>>> polkitd 807 0.0 0.1 514052 9048 ? Sl 06:19 0:00
>>> /usr/lib/polkit-1/polkitd --no-debug
>>> dan 12378 0.0 0.1 240516 7348 tty1 Sl 15:20 0:00
>>> /usr/lib/polkit-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
>>> root 12804 0.0 0.0 16416 1100 pts/0 S+ 17:15 0:00 grep --color=auto polkit
>> It looks like what you got, but Gparted doesn't start. I don't know
>> enough to distinguish the forest from the trees here and am responding
>> only to what you say. I don't have the knowledge to analyze this.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>>
>>
> You can always try running "pkexec /usr/sbin/gparted" from a terminal
> and check the output.
Interesting output. Now I need to find out why when running pkexec from 
the terminal, it thinks I'm somebody else.
> dan [ ~ ]$ pkexec /usr/sbin/gparted
> Error executing command as another user: Not authorized
Dan






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