[arch-general] console-kit session not activates properly

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 12:16:31 EST 2011

On 25-11-2011 15:15, János Illés wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a bit of a trouble with proper policy-kit settings. I’m running
> a standalone openbox session for desktop usage. For login I have a
> simple script in my .zprofile file, which will start the X server if I
> log in from the first virtual terminal (which is what I’m doing 99% of
> the time).
>   if [[ `tty` == "/dev/tty1" ]]; then    startx &!    logout  fi
> my xinitrc is the following:
>   exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch openbox-session
> The problem is that in the X session the consolekit session’s is-local
> and active properties are FALSE hence the removable device automount
> breaks (I guess it could affect other things I dont use)
> If I start the X server with startx manually from the tty2 after
> logging in, both values will be TRUE and device automounting works
> fine.
> Should I switch to a proper login manager or is there a quick/easy fix
> for this?

I had problems too and the solution I found was to do it like this:

if [[ $(tty) == /dev/tty1 ]];
	startx &> /dev/null &
	sleep 15

The sleep seems to be needed in order for *kit to work. I'm using xfce

Mauro Santos

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