Bug 664885 - sec policy crashing kde printer-applet
Summary: sec policy crashing kde printer-applet
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 711719
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdeutils
Version: 14
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F16Target-kde F17Target-kde
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-12-22 01:10 UTC by Jerry Amundson
Modified: 2012-08-16 23:31 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 21:10:00 UTC

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Description Jerry Amundson 2010-12-22 01:10:30 UTC
Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.setup a vnc-server desktop running kde
2.login to desktop
Actual results:

Expected results:
no crash

Additional info:
Package:    	kdeutils-printer-applet-6:4.5.2-1.fc14
Latest Crash:	Mon 20 Dec 2010 09:22:05 PM 
Command:    	python /usr/bin/printer-applet
Reason:     	connection.py:630:call_blocking:DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Connection ":1.50" is not allowed to own the service "com.redhat.NewPrinterNotification" due to security policies in the configuration file
Comment:    	have a vnc desktop.
Bug Reports:	Status: CLOSED ERRATA

Comment 1 Jerry Amundson 2010-12-22 19:24:33 UTC
Possibly related bug upstream.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2010-12-22 19:33:50 UTC
In your case, it's ConsoleKit treating you as a non-local user (which is true), and denying access.

What *should* happen is for the kde printer applet to handle that more gracefully (and probably just quit/exit).

Comment 3 Jerry Amundson 2010-12-28 00:26:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> In your case, it's ConsoleKit treating you as a non-local user (which is true),
> and denying access.

That, then, seems to be the underlying problem - a "single user" ideology being applied to what has always been, and always will be, a multi-user system.

> What *should* happen is for the kde printer applet to handle that more
> gracefully (and probably just quit/exit).

I don't see a problem with "NewPrinterNotification" functioning correctly for any user logged into a system.

Re-assigned to ConsoleKit.

Comment 4 Kevin Kofler 2010-12-28 14:50:38 UTC
ConsoleKit is working as designed.

There are 2 issues here:
1. The interface is locked down at D-Bus level. IMHO it would make more sense to control this through PolicyKit, where it's easier for admins to tweak the ACLs to allow remote access.
2. The kdeutils-printer-applet is throwing an uncaught exception instead of doing something sensible (most likely just not show the applet at all if you're not allowed to print).

I'm also CCing Tim Waugh, the author and maintainer of the system-config-printer core (and the GTK+ interface and applet) on this report.

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2011-01-04 11:18:10 UTC
The system-config-printer-applet program handles this case correctly and simply does not register that D-Bus service.

Comment 6 lcameron 2011-02-18 23:13:44 UTC
I had a similar issue, though I use NoMachine server as opposed to VNC.
I solved it by creating a file named 'printer-applet.desktop' in '~/.config/autostart/' and adding the following information.

[Desktop Entry]

Another viable option would be to add 'exit()' to the 3rd line of /usr/bin/printer-applet


Comment 7 lcameron 2011-02-18 23:16:14 UTC
Almost forgot, my above comment is ok if you don't want to see printer-applet at all, you should still have no issues printing.


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Comment 9 Kevin Kofler 2012-08-16 23:31:26 UTC
This is still current, now tracked under bug #711719 with many duplicates ("thanks" to ABRT).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 711719 ***

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