Bug 684565 - Gnome2 - Unable to mount - Authentication is required
Gnome2 - Unable to mount - Authentication is required
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: desktop-effects (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 684904 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: F15Blocker/F15FinalBlocker
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Reported: 2011-03-13 10:03 EDT by Flóki Pálsson
Modified: 2011-03-15 12:42 EDT (History)
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Description Flóki Pálsson 2011-03-13 10:03:15 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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change to Standard ( Gnome2) with desktop-effects
2. In Nautilus Click on partition or Device  
Actual results:
Unable to mount Fedora-13-x86_64
Authentication is required

Expected results:
To see window for root password

Additional info:
Works ok in Gnome-shell
Comment 1 Tomáš Bžatek 2011-03-14 08:48:42 EDT
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?
Comment 2 Flóki Pálsson 2011-03-14 14:26:07 EDT
>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
Comment 3 Tomáš Bžatek 2011-03-15 06:21:11 EDT
(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.
Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2011-03-15 08:58:31 EDT
*** Bug 684904 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2011-03-15 09:01:36 EDT
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.
Comment 6 Bastien Nocera 2011-03-15 12:25:12 EDT
Added the obsoletes to control-center, though the build might fail, due to some packages not being in the buildroot.
Comment 7 Owen Taylor 2011-03-15 12:42:14 EDT
desktop-effects marked dead in package git, blocked from f15 and f16.

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