[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#658284: Bug#658284: xfce4-session: Please review README.Debian

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Thu Feb 2 21:16:57 UTC 2012

On 02.02.2012 21:15, Brian Potkin wrote:

> As you can see, it is before 'session optional pam_ck_connector.so nox11'.
> I have no expertise in PAM so cannot explain why it has to be in this
> position. I have seen the odd report or two that even doing this does

It's been a long time since I looked at that issue.
I vaguely remember that adding pam_loginuid worked when I tested it [1]
but I also remember reports that it didn't have the desired effect.

> not give the desired outcome with startx. I've also come across people
> recommending removing 'nox11' but I do not understand the significance
> of that. Hopefully, repositioning the snippet will give you the same
> outcome as I get.

nox11 was added, because the pam_ck_connector module is activated in
/etc/pam.d/common-session. That means, it is also loaded when you login
via GDM, which directly talks to ConsoleKit. The effect is, that you'd
have two CK sessions registered and you don't really want that.

The CK/PK documentation is definitely not great, but man
pam_ck_connector has a few words about that.


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=598150#35
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