Bug 624537 - system-config-firewall-1.2.27-1.fc14.noar error messages at attempted startup
Summary: system-config-firewall-1.2.27-1.fc14.noar error messages at attempted startup
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-firewall
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-16 19:23 UTC by Flóki Pálsson
Modified: 2012-08-16 21:16 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-08-16 21:16:20 UTC

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2010-08-16 19:23 UTC, Flóki Pálsson
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Description Flóki Pálsson 2010-08-16 19:23:14 UTC
Created attachment 439005 [details]
Error window

Description of problem:
Not possible to use system-config-firewall from menu ( or terminal $ )

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start system-config-firewall from menu
2.  Clik on Close in "Firewall Configuration  Startup Window"
   or just wait 
3. Click Redo and same window reaperars
4. Click Quit

Actual results:
Error Window with
"org.fedoraproject.slip.dbus.service.PolKit.NotAuthorizedException.org.fedoraproject.config.firewall.auth: "

Expected results:
To be able to use s-c-f

Additional info:
Older and similar 575191, I dit not see this in F13.

From terminal 
[floki@flokid ~]$  system-config-firewall

** (system-config-firewall:3449): WARNING **: AT-SPI: Accessibility bus not found - Using session bus.

Same error window as starting from menu

[floki@flokid ~]$


As root it is possible to use s-c-f
[root@flokid ~]# system-config-firewall

** (system-config-firewall:3520): WARNING **: AT-SPI: Accessibility bus not found - Using session bus.

[root@flokid ~]#

Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2010-08-17 14:50:02 UTC
If you are running system-config-firewall as root, then you are using the direct machine mode and not the D-BUS interface.

Are you using GNOME or another desktop?

Please add the output of ck-list-sessions.

Comment 2 Flóki Pálsson 2010-08-17 18:03:11 UTC
>Are you using GNOME or another desktop?
Installed from Fedora-14-Alpha-x86_64-DVD.iso RC4.
Default settings. Language IS.
Changing language to elglish, same result

>Please add the output of ck-list-sessions.
[floki@flokid ~]$ ck-list-sessions
	unix-user = '500'
	realname = 'Flóki Pálsson'
	seat = 'Seat1'
	session-type = ''
	active = TRUE
	x11-display = ':0'
	x11-display-device = '/dev/tty1'
	display-device = ''
	remote-host-name = ''
	is-local = TRUE
	on-since = '2010-08-17T16:55:38.367020Z'
	login-session-id = '1'
[floki@flokid ~]$

Comment 3 Flóki Pálsson 2010-09-19 18:53:27 UTC
ok now

Comment 4 Craig 2010-11-12 11:11:14 UTC
I have this issue on production Fed 14 #1 authenticating an LDAP user.


bash-4.1$ ck-list-sessions
	unix-user = '11121'
	realname = 'Craig ----'
	seat = 'Seat1'
	session-type = ''
	active = TRUE
	x11-display = ':0'
	x11-display-device = '/dev/tty1'
	display-device = ''
	remote-host-name = ''
	is-local = TRUE
	on-since = '2010-11-11T18:34:30.555199Z'
	login-session-id = '3'

Workaround is to run it in a root session.

I have a similar issue running virt-manager per bug 579579 which also uses the same auth system.

This bug seems to be the same as 575191 and 621441

Comment 5 Thomas Woerner 2010-11-12 16:45:07 UTC
There seems to be a polkit problem.

what is the output of "ps axwww | grep polkit" ?

Comment 6 Craig 2010-11-17 15:21:23 UTC
bash-4.1$ ps axwww | grep polkit
 1325 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/libexec/polkit-1/polkitd
 3101 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
 3298 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
 4651 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep polkit

Comment 7 Craig 2010-11-17 15:44:17 UTC
The gui is now correctly asking me for my root credentials after the splash message.    

I do however have the following set:


in /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.fedoraproject.config.firewall.policy though it may also have come about following recent updates though polkit hasn't been updated.

Comment 8 Michael 2010-12-18 21:09:16 UTC
I have exactly the same case as in the bug 657020.

In my "default" installation of F14 I have:

# tail /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.fedoraproject.config.firewall.policy

Changing the settings to:


brings s-c-f back to work.

Thank you.

Comment 9 Michael 2010-12-18 21:51:00 UTC
Umm... No. Sorry.
Even it is enabled now, s-c-f does not work after all.
Any attempt to change settings in s-c-f is followed by a request to authenticate again, followed by a lengthy error messages with the common org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied sence with the looped-redo-quit state, and finally followed by a new SELinux security alert.

BTW SELinux Troubleshooter doesn't start either.

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