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 think it is a permission issue. I checked some blogs/wikis talking about polkit configuration. But none works for me.

So bascially, my question is, how to let a non-root user to have administrator permission in KDE with polkit?

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I gave up ConsoleKit and migrated to systemd. Solves all my pain :)


Your user belongs to the group power? It's necesary to have power management controls.

if not, run this like root : gpasswd -a user group

  • but I don't have the power group on my system at all...
    – David S.
    Sep 1, 2013 at 8:51

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