Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 684565
Gnome2 - Unable to mount - Authentication is required
Last modified: 2011-03-15 12:42:14 EDT
Description of problem:
After changing to Standard with desktop-effects then it is not possible to mount disks or partition which are not in root file system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change to Standard ( Gnome2) with desktop-effects
2. In Nautilus Click on partition or Device
Unable to mount Fedora-13-x86_64
Authentication is required
To see window for root password
Works ok in Gnome-shell
This seems to me like a PolicyKit agent is not running, not able to handle password request.
Can you try running /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 and see what happens?
>Can you try running /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 and see
It just hangs there with no result
(In reply to comment #2)
> >Can you try running /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 and see
> >what happens?
> It just hangs there with no result
> $ /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
Yeah, that's correct :-) But you should be able to authenticate now (from Nautilus). That's what I wanted you to check.
*** Bug 684904 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
desktop-effects should be retired. It won't switch session types properly
(leaving a number of things like polkit agent, applets, etc.) not running when
switching to fallback, and is deprecated by the control-center's info panel.
Added the obsoletes to control-center, though the build might fail, due to some packages not being in the buildroot.
desktop-effects marked dead in package git, blocked from f15 and f16.