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SoTired
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:37 am    Post subject: polkit woes: pkaction "Error getting authority" Reply with quote

Running pkaction as a normal user or root gives:
Code:
Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 127

I don't really care about pkaction, I want xiccd to work, it gives, similarly:
Code:
** (xiccd:3400): CRITICAL **: unable to create profile: failed to get polkit authorit: Error initializing authority: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 127

DBUS is running.

ck-list-sessions gives:
Code:
Session1:
   unix-user = '1000'
   realname = '(null)'
   seat = 'Seat1'
   session-type = ''
   active = FALSE
   x11-display = ''
   x11-display-device = ''
   display-device = '/dev/tty1'
   remote-host-name = ''
   is-local = TRUE
   on-since = '2015-07-03T06:23:23.204979Z'
   login-session-id = '2'
   idle-since-hint = '2015-07-03T06:24:15.016607Z'
Session2:
   unix-user = '1000'
   realname = '(null)'
   seat = 'Seat1'
   session-type = ''
   active = TRUE
   x11-display = ':0'
   x11-display-device = '/dev/tty7'
   display-device = '/dev/tty1'
   remote-host-name = ''
   is-local = TRUE
   on-since = '2015-07-03T06:23:48.326146Z'
   login-session-id = '2'

As far as I can tell, session2 looks correct.

Has anyone run into anything like this or know what can get things to play together nicely?
Feel free to ask for more information if I left out anything critical.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curious, were you able to fix this with polkit?
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