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Invoking PolicyKit/polkit via xinit/startx?

I recently upgraded a minimal installation of Ubuntu (with no full-fledged DE) from precise to saucy and since doing so I'm no longer able to mount removable drives as a normal user. I googled a bit ...
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Non-root user cannot control NetworkManager. polkit rule has no effect

I have disabled slim and lightdm, using startx instead. Almost everything works, except I cannot control the network connections with NetworkManager when logged in as the non-root user. Enable ...
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How to configure polkit with KDE?

My system is Gentoo amd64, KDE 4.11, and lightDM. I updated my system recently, and found out my user account can't shutdown from KDE. The function is disappeared. I looked for a long time, and I ...
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What happens when I press “Shut Down” from the GUI?

I have been banging my head against this for quite a while now. It's related to this question. I would like to find out exactly what happens when I choose to shut down my Linux box from the GUI. This ...
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Can't mount drive in Thunar anymore

Today, I got a Not authorized to perform operation. message when I tried to mount a drive in Thunar. # cat /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/10-udiskie.pkla [Local Users] ...
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How can I fix the location of polkit and glib include headers?

I am developing an application in which I require to use PolicyKit and it appears PolicyKit uses Glib libraries. What happens is that I installed PolicyKit, but the location of the headers are on ...
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Arch Linux , mount disks with thunar , without password

I just setup a minimal installation of Arch , installed gvfs , thunar-volman. But mounting disk requires password , this shouldn't happen. How should I work it out ?
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Removing supend and hibernate privileges

On OpenSUSE 12.1 x86_64, Gnome 3.2 . I want to remove the suspend and hibernate options from the Gnome (Shell) menu as suspend makes no sense IMO for a desktop hibernate has a slight tendency to ...
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What is the best way to restraint/secure a workstation?

I want to prevent users to copy on usb devices and some others actions. I was thinking of using polkit. Do you think it is a good solution or does someone know some alternatives ? EDIT: I also need ...
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How do I shut down a system through a ConsoleKit DBus message as user?

I found the following command line to shut down a Debian/GNU Linux system dbus-send \ --system \ --dest=org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit \ --type=method_call \ --print-reply \ ...
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Prevent non-root user from formatting a partition

Few days back I mistakenly formatted a partition on my external hard drive by clicking Format from the Context menu in Computer. I want to know that how can I prevent non-root user from being able to ...
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What are ConsoleKit and PolicyKit? How do they work?

I've seen that recent GNU/Linux are using ConsoleKit and PolicyKit. What are they for? How do they work? The best answer should explain what kind of problem each one tries to solve, and how they ...