Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 698351
Authorization dialog sent to wrong X11 display when using VNC
Last modified: 2013-03-05 23:07:10 EST
Description of problem:
Authorization dialog pops up on wrong X11 display when attempting to remotely administer Fedora 15 host through VNC session.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 15 beta
gtk-vnc2.x86_64 0.4.3-1.fc15 @fedora
libvncserver.x86_64 0.9.7-5.fc15 @fedora
tigervnc.x86_64 1.0.90-3.fc15 @updates-testing
x11vnc.x86_64 0.9.12-18.fc15 @fedora
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to Fedora 15 host so you have an active local X11 display.
2. Login to Fedora 15 host remotely via VNC
3. Launch system-config-services tool.
4. Attempt to enable/disable a service.
remote host appears to lock up.
authorization dialog (for regular user with administrative authority, not root) appears on the local display. Entering the password releases the services menu on the remote display.
The authorization dialog should have appeared on the same X11 display that system-config-services is using.
The dialog is displayed by an authentication agent of the desktop, initiated by polkitd on behalf of the application. How polkitd decides which authentication agent to contact, i.e. the one on the local desktop or the other on the VNC desktop (if one is running there at all), I can't say. Changing component to polkit for further examination.
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