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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject: [solved] failing rights in KDE system settings Reply with quote

A few days ago I set up gentoo on my laptop and (somehow) managed to get KDE running. The system settings won´t allow me to change several settings, p.e.:
- sddm
- date & time
- KDE passwords

There may be some packages missing because there should be at last an option to execute this settings as sysadmin.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the kauth mechanism isn't working then it is most likely for lack of a proper seat created at login (requires either elogind, consolekit or systemd).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your help.

I´m using openrc and consolekit is started at the "default" runlevel. Do I need to activate special USE flags?

Yesterday I started systemsettings as root and even then I didn´t have the right to change the settings I mentioned above.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you @asturm. All I had to do was to reemerge consolekit with the "evdev" and "pm-utils" USE flag and everything works fine. So the problem is solved.

EDIT: a little research showed that eloginid and consolekit have more or less the same duty. Because I use OpenRC I switched completely to elogind which seemed the best option. That also solved the problem that teamviewer was blocked by consolekit. All I hat do to was editing the make.conf (elogind -consolekit -systemd) and adding elogind to the boot runlevel.

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