Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 693152
XFCE does not provide authentication dialog for Firewall, PackageKit GUIs
Last modified: 2012-01-16 15:20:16 EST
Description of problem:
When adding/removing package using GUI, no dialog appears to authenticate and no action is allowed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
XFCE Desktop 4.8
Add or remove package using GUI. Modify Firewall using GUI.
Steps to Reproduce:
"Authorization Failed" message appears and cannot add/remove package, modify firewall, etc.
Not a PackageKit issue, re-assigning to something more valid.
How did you install Xfce ?
what does: 'rpm -qa | grep polkit' output?
(In reply to comment #2)
> How did you install Xfce ?
> what does: 'rpm -qa | grep polkit' output?
I installed XFCE using the F15 Beta candidate "Feora-15-Beta-x86_64-Live-XFCE.iso
Here's the output of $ rpm -qa grep polkit
Thanks for looking into this issue.
if you do a:
yum install polkit-gnome
does it start working as expected?
No, not working. I have had polkit-gnome installed.
$ rpm -q polkit-gnome
I can reproduce this bug using the same Feora-15-Beta-x86_64-Live-XFCE.iso (though from the live environment, not installed). Trying to modify the firewall with system-config-firewall brings up the following error:
The same bug also seems to be preventing me from mounting installed partitions.
polkit-gnome and gnome-keyring are both installed, and the gnome-keyring daemon is running.
I use Xfce on Fedora 15. I use system-config-firewall, I get error message:
If I use system-config-firewall tool on root account (su -c system-config-firewall), work it. (Sorry my very poor english. :( )
Could folks try switching to gdm from lxdm?
The nightlys starting tonight should have gdm instead, if you have an installed system doing a 'yum install gdm' and then moving /etc/sysconfig/desktop aside should get you gdm on boot.
I'd like to see if this problem persists with gdm...
(In reply to comment #8)
> Could folks try switching to gdm from lxdm?
> The nightlys starting tonight should have gdm instead, if you have an installed
> system doing a 'yum install gdm' and then moving /etc/sysconfig/desktop aside
> should get you gdm on boot.
> I'd like to see if this problem persists with gdm...
The problem persists with gdm. I installed gdm and renamed /etc/sysconfig/desktop to desktop_old. On reboot, I got gdm at login (it was the Gnome 3 login splash screen). But the problem with packagekit and firewall remained. Thanks for continuing to work on this problem.
I use gdm, too. system-config-firewall work only if I started from root terminal.
This is the result of http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2011-February/000758.html, thus we need to ship a desktop file to start polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1. Fixed package is building now.
xfce4-session-4.8.1-4.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
xfce4-session-4.8.1-4.fc15 work correctly. Firewall GUI, virtual machine manager work.
Thank you! :)
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing xfce4-session-4.8.1-4.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
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(In reply to comment #14)
> Package xfce4-session-4.8.1-4.fc15:
> * should fix your issue,
> * was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
> * should be available at your local mirror within two days.
> Update it with:
> # su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing xfce4-session-4.8.1-4.fc15'
> as soon as you are able to.
The authentication agent now starts when using firewall and add/remove software. However, I get SE Linux errors when changing firewall settings, No such errors when I use "sudo system-config-firewall" from command line. No problems with add/remove packagekit application. Thank you. Do I still need to use gdm?
Please report the selinux errors in a new bug against selinux-policy.
lxdm might well work ok now, you could try it and see.
(In reply to comment #16)
> Please report the selinux errors in a new bug against selinux-policy.
Will do so.
> lxdm might well work ok now, you could try it and see.
Yes, lxdm works fine.
Thanks for all of your help.
xfce4-session-4.8.1-4.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Fedora 16 x86_64,Xfce desktop has the same problem.
It should't. How did you install Xfce? The Xfce spin does not have this problem.
Please give me the output of:
$ ps aux | grtep polkit
$ rpm | grep polkit
$ cat ~/.config/autostart/xfce-polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop
I have discovered that if you choose the classic gnome screen with compiz then you do not get an authentication screen and update software fails.
I run fedora 16 and prefer the classic screen.
My fix is that at login I choose the gnome 3 screen and do my software updates then log out and go to my classic screen.
I found the equivalent file mentioned in comment 20 so it appears that if you fail to start gnome 3 and fallback to a classic screen then the authentication is started, but if you choose the classic screen then it does not.