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I'm running Lubuntu 13.10 with the i3 window manager. Tasks that need elevated permissions, like installing applications from the lubuntu software center or using the gnome-disks, complain about not having sufficient permissions and never prompt for a password. Sudo through the command line works so it seems to be just an issue with GUI applications. Everything works as normal when running vanilla lubuntu.

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    Are you all the way up to date? – Seth Jun 28 '14 at 1:21
  • @Seth Updated everything I could through apt-get and software updater. – latca Jul 1 '14 at 17:35
  • Might it be an issue with polkit? (which handles "elevating" permissions) – Léo Lam Jul 2 '14 at 19:52
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This is a problem of no polikit program to ask you for the password. I use lxpolkit for this, here is part of my .xinitrc

... some other things to run
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/lxpolkit &
exec dbus-launch i3 

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