Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 604625
Authentication is needed to run gnome-power-backlight-helper as the superuser
Last modified: 2010-08-31 08:53:38 EDT
Description of problem:
As soon as GDM starts the first thing to pop up is an authentication dialog that asks for the root password to be able to run gnome-power-backlight-helper as the superuser.
Then it asks for it again as soon as you have logged in as a regular user on the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot wait until GDM
2. Log in as regular user
Being ask for the superuser password to allow gnome-backlight-helper to be run
No authentication dialogues asking me for anything other than my password for the user I want to log in as.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This turns out to be a build error - gnome-power-manager-2.31.6.tar.gz ships with a prebuilt policy/org.gnome.power.policy file, which incorrectly lists the path of gnome-power-backlight-helper:
As a workaround, edit /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.gnome.power.policy and change that path to '/usr/sbin/gnome-power-backlight-helper'.
The minimal build fix is probably to add:
rm -f policy/org.gnome.power.policy
to the specfile's %prep section.
(except I can't confirm that 'cuz g-p-m doesn't build right now, boo)
Build failure is bug 625206 - there's a patch that fixes it there.
I can now confirm that the minimal build fix in comment #2 works as expected.
gnome-power-manager-2.31.90-3.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
gnome-power-manager-2.31.90-3.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Author: Richard Hughes <email@example.com>
Date: Tue Aug 31 13:53:11 2010 +0100
Do not dist org.gnome.power.policy in the tarball