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

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 16:21:20 EST 2011

On 25-11-2011 17:25, Leonid Isaev wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:16:31 +0000
> Mauro Santos <registo.mailling at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 ]];
>> then
>> 	startx &> /dev/null &
>> 	sleep 15
>> 	logout
>> fi
>> The sleep seems to be needed in order for *kit to work. I'm using xfce
>> though.
> The sleep is needed to avoid a race condition: logout happens before the
> policykit starts. What I don't understand is why ck doesn't complain about an
> empty utmp entry? I though you have to keep your user logged in, so that "w"
> returns something. I suspect, you won't be able to use Upower to shutdown...

I can shutdown/reboot/suspend just fine from the xfce logout dialog so
no problem there. When I started having this problem, which was quite a
while ago, I have figured that something about *kit/ck/whatever needed
to start or get started before I could logout, since using startx
manually would work fine (I'm not in the power group btw).

Mauro Santos

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