Bug 489344 - ConsoleKit doesn't know about vncserver sessions
Summary: ConsoleKit doesn't know about vncserver sessions
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ConsoleKit
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 523336 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-03-09 16:02 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:17 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 08:58:53 UTC
Type: ---

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virt-manager.log (4.44 KB, text/plain)
2009-03-09 16:02 UTC, Tim Waugh
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Description Tim Waugh 2009-03-09 16:02:36 UTC
Created attachment 334550 [details]

Description of problem:
With virt-manager-0.6.1-1.fc10 the connection to the virt host is opened read-only, but with 0.6.0 it would (ask for a password and) connect read-write.

I'm running it in a VNC session started by the vncserver service.

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

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2009-03-09 16:08:31 UTC
Few questions:

- Are you running as a regular user or root?
- If regular user, in previous versions of virt-manager, were you choosing
  'Run Unprivileged' or entering root passwd when the console helper dialog
  launched at app startup?
- Have you always run over VNC? If not, does the old version over VNC work?


Comment 2 Daniel Berrangé 2009-03-09 16:14:38 UTC
The problem will be that 'vncserver' doesn't integrate well with desktop services. In particular ConsoleKit can't see any sessions running under the vncserver, and thus PolicyKit authentication won't work, and thus virt-manager will only be able to open a read-only connection.

There's not much we can do about this in virt-manager - vncserver is just not sufficiently functional as a desktop environment. Instead of vncserver, I'd recommend enabling 'vino' in your regular X session, so when logging in via GDM all the session stuff gets setup correctly & you can remotely access it.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2009-03-09 17:13:25 UTC
There is no regular X session; vncserver is it.

Yes, the old version works in a VNC session, and asks for the root password.

Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2009-03-25 17:46:59 UTC
The old version worked because it used consolehelper, I guess

Moving to ConsoleKit - unless there is a generic way for ConsoleKit/PolicyKit to work with vncserver sessions, I guess this is a WONTFIX

Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2009-04-08 17:00:44 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2009-09-15 10:27:15 UTC
*** Bug 523336 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Orion Poplawski 2009-10-19 15:40:21 UTC
Any chance of this getting addressed?

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Comment 10 John Drinkwater 2010-09-29 20:06:01 UTC
Fedora 13:
I’m getting these problems related to ConsoleKit on vncserver, I cant run a regular X (so comment 2 is out of luck) sessions because the server is headless and with nv driver, X wont start without a monitor attached.

Some older preference applications correctly ask for passwords, some dont ask then fail when you try to do something (pressing apply in add/remove software), and some error with policy kit warnings (firewall).

Its, er, messy.

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