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What are ConsoleKit and PolicyKit? How do they work?

I have 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 ...
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How do DE's call ACPI functions?

Okay, first off, this is not a problem I am facing, but I would like to understand this better. If I wish to shutdown / reboot my machine from the command line I need to call: $ sudo poweroff $ sudo ...
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console-kit-daemon Hogging CPU and RAM

We have a system that's been a bit sluggish. top reports that console-kit-daemon takes anywhere from 18-30% CPU and about 50% memory. There are only two users logged in, one on X and one via ssh. Any ...
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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 \ --reply-timeout=...