Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496493
Failed to initialize PolicyKit context
Last modified: 2010-06-28 08:05:44 EDT
Created attachment 340242 [details]
virtual machine manager first bug error
Description of problem:
When starting gnome control panel apps that require root access, the apps fail to start and produce a bug report.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Start a control panel that requires root access. I have tried both virtual machine manager and power management.
Steps to Reproduce:
Bug report dialog
Selinux is turned off.
For gnome power manager, .xsession-errors says
** (gnome-power-preferences:14526): WARNING **: Failed to initialize PolicyKit context: (null)
[WARN 14526] polkit-error.c:156:polkit_error_free(): error != NULL
For virtual machine manager, the bug report text file says
---- Critical and fatal warnings logged during execution ----
** PolicyKitGnome **: error creating PK context: (null)
> Start a control panel that requires root access. I have tried both virtual
> machine manager and power management.
This is a little unclear. gnome-power-manager is not supposed to be run as root. It uses PolicyKit precisely so that it can avoid that...
Let me rephrase to be more clear.
As a regular user, if I go to the menu and select System/Preferences/PowerManagement, I am not presented with a dialog box asking for the root password. Instead, I get the gnome dump message.
The same situation happens when, as a regular user, I go to System Tools/Virtual Machine Manager
The problem has gone away.
There was no update to PolicyKit-gnome, bu
was just updated.
This problem has returned again with
Reverting back to comment 3 fixes the problem.
policycoreutils has nothing to do with PolicyKit. policycoreutils is the coreutils of SELinux. This is not an SELinux issue.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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