Bug 1309177 - redshift doesn't start because of Geoclue error
redshift doesn't start because of Geoclue error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redshift (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miloš Komarčević
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-17 00:13 EST by Dimitri Papadopoulos
Modified: 2016-12-20 13:46 EST (History)
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Description Dimitri Papadopoulos 2016-02-17 00:13:27 EST
Description of problem:
After installing from the software center, Redshift will not run due to a lack of permissions in Geoclue.conf

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Always since yesterday.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install redshift-gtk
2. Run redshift-gtk

Actual results:
Prints to stderr:
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

Then displays an error dialog:
Failed to run Redshift
Trying location provider `geoclue2'...
Unable to start GeoClue client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Geolocation disabled for UID 1000.
Unable to connect to GeoClue.
Unable to get location from provider.

Then exits.

Expected results:
Redshift runs.

Additional info:
This looks somehow related to #1214978.

However both desktop files are now available:
$ rpm -qf /usr/share/applications/redshift-gtk.desktop
$ rpm -qf /usr/share/applications/redshift.desktop

As usual adding a few lines to /etc/geoclue/geoclue.conf solves the problem, but I understand this is not the proper way to fix this:
Comment 1 Dimitri Papadopoulos 2016-02-21 03:14:52 EST
Actually geoclue was disabled. Enabling it fixes redshift.

Still, redhsift should display a better error message and perhaps open up a dialog to set the location manually.
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