[blfs-dev] consolekit

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 14:38:44 PDT 2013


Armin K. wrote:
> On 08/07/2013 10:25 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I've been looking at ConsoleKit because it is giving me problems.  I
>> don't use pam, so I built with:
>>
>> ./configure --prefix=/usr        \
>>               --sysconfdir=/etc    \
>>               --localstatedir=/var \
>>               --libexecdir=/usr/lib/ConsoleKit \
>>               --enable-udev-acl
>>
>> We have a statement in the book:
>>
>> See /usr/share/doc/ConsoleKit/spec/ConsoleKit.html for more configuration.
>>
>> That file is not built or installed unless the option
>> --enable-docbook-docs is used in the configure.  Also, this appears to
>> be API documentation and does not seem to help with configuration.
>>
>> In any case, I'm having a problem with xfce startup.  I'm using a simple
>> startxfce4 command, but after the screen starts, there is a delay with
>> the power manager for about 20 seconds.  I don't really need the power
>> manager because there is no battery.  It's a wired only system.
>>
>> In any case, thee is a log entry:
>>
>> Aug  7 14:22:12 blfs dbus[1527]: [system] Successfully activated service
>> 'org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1'
>> Aug  7 14:22:12 blfs dbus[1527]: [system] Activating service
>> name='org.freedesktop.UPower' (using servicehelper)
>> Aug  7 14:22:12 blfs dbus[1527]: [system] Successfully activated service
>> 'org.freedesktop.UPower'
>> Aug  7 14:22:13 blfs dbus[1527]: [system] Activating service
>> name='org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit' (using servicehelper)
>> Aug  7 14:22:38 blfs dbus[1527]: [system] Failed to activate service
>> 'org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit': timed out
>>
>> Looking at /etc/dbus-1/system.d/ConsoleKit.conf, I see:
>>
>> <!-- Only root can own the service -->
>>     <policy user="root">
>>       <allow own="org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit"/>
>>
>>       <!-- Allow all methods on interfaces -->
>>       <allow send_destination="org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit"/>
>>     </policy>
>>
>> but org.freedesktop.UPower.conf says the same thing about UPower.
>>
>> Does anyone have suggestions about how to avoid the ConsoleKit dbus timeout?
>>
>>     -- Bruce
>>
>
> Yes, use PAM module to auto start console-kit-daemon at user login.
> Other than that, I don't think it's possible without display manager
> (like GDM, KDM, XDM, LightDM).

It's normal.  Just as I send a message like this, I figure it out.  I 
needed to 'startxfce4 --with-ck-launch'

   -- Bruce







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