Bug 430558 - PolicyKit prevents pulseaudio from starting
PolicyKit prevents pulseaudio from starting
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 428056
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
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Reported: 2008-01-28 14:20 EST by Russell Harrison
Modified: 2008-02-02 14:50 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-02 14:50:41 EST
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Description Russell Harrison 2008-01-28 14:20:10 EST
Description of problem:
pulseaudio is no longer able to start because PolicyKit is not granting SUID
privileges.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
PolicyKit-0.6-1.fc8
pulseaudio-0.9.8-5.fc8

Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: polkit.c: Failed to show grant
dialog: Unable to lookup exe for caller
Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: polkit.c: PolicyKit responded with
'auth_admin_keep_always'
Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: main.c: Called SUID root and
real-time/high-priority scheduling was requested in the configuration. However,
we lack the necessary priviliges:
Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: main.c: We are not in group
'pulse-rt' and PolicyKit refuse to grant us priviliges. Dropping SUID again.
Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: main.c: For enabling real-time
scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit priviliges, or become a
member of 'pulse-rt', or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO resource limits
for this user.
Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: pid.c: Daemon already running.
Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Comment 1 David Baron 2008-01-29 00:44:09 EST
(In reply to comment #0)
> Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: polkit.c: Failed to show grant
> dialog: Unable to lookup exe for caller
> Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: polkit.c: PolicyKit responded with
> 'auth_admin_keep_always'
> Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: main.c: Called SUID root and
> real-time/high-priority scheduling was requested in the configuration. However,
> we lack the necessary priviliges:
> Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: main.c: We are not in group
> 'pulse-rt' and PolicyKit refuse to grant us priviliges. Dropping SUID again.
> Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: main.c: For enabling real-time
> scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit priviliges, or become a
> member of 'pulse-rt', or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO resource limits
> for this user.

For what it's worth, pulseaudio starts just fine for me *after* giving these
messages.

> Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: pid.c: Daemon already running.
> Jan 28 12:53:23 hostname pulseaudio[2840]: main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.

Could the problem be that the daemon is already running or that there's a stale
PID file?
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2008-02-02 14:50:41 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 428056 ***

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