[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#525909: Bug#525909: shutdown with hal not working

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Apr 28 18:34:10 UTC 2009

On mar, 2009-04-28 at 19:30 +0200, Enrico Tröger wrote:
> >I hope it'll fix your problem. If it does, we'll add a recommends on
> >xfce4-session for this one.
> It did for me, sort of.
> After installing libpam-ck-connector, ck-list-sessions actually
> recognises the session and prints it.

> But with a plain PolicyKit.conf I still couldn't shutdown/reboot my
> system. I had to uncomment the content of the posted PolicyKit.conf to
> get it working. After that, polkit-auth listed the shutdown and reboot
> actions and shutting down the system from Xfce actually worked.

That's weird. But anyway it's a policykit problem. And btw I think you
changed something, because it does work out of the box on all machines I
> Why did the *kit guys make things so complicated?

Yeah, I'm wondering too :/
> The remaining questions are:
> - Shouldn't it work a bit more out of the box, also for users without
> any fancy display manager?

It does, if you install libpam-ck-connector, which we will add as a
Recommends to xfce4-session.

> - Is it worth forwarding this bug to the consolekit/policykit packages
> to get some more input?

If you want, you can clone the bug and reassign to the package owning
the PolicyKit.conf package you had to tune.

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