[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#549693: hal actions fail when xfce is started with startx

Boris Hollas boris.hollas at gmx.de
Mon Oct 5 17:00:23 UTC 2009

Package: xfce4

System: Debian testing, installed 2009/10/01
         kernel 2.6.30-1-686

The message

org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <-- (action,

and similar messages are displayed if I
- plug a memory stick
- inserting a CD-Rom
- try to shotdown, suspend, or reboot the system by clicking the  
respective buttons in xfce

Also, PolicyKit doesn't contain entries:

~% cat /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- -*- XML -*- -->

<!DOCTYPE pkconfig PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD PolicyKit Configuration  

<!-- See the manual page PolicyKit.conf(5) for file format -->

<config version="0.1">

This bug has not appeared since I installed gdm and start xfce with gdm  
instead of startx.

See also bug #545256

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