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Old 4th November 2010, 09:10 PM
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Permissions?: Cannot shutdown, access webcam, etc.

Hello, all.

I don't know what triggers this, but every now and then I seem to lose the ability to do a lot of stuff:
*access the webcam
*shutdown from GNOME
*change power manager preferences
*mount external drives

A reboot makes it all work again.
This is on Fedora 14.

Anyone else experienced something like this?

Thank you!
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Old 10th November 2010, 02:22 PM
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Re: Permissions?: Cannot shutdown, access webcam, etc.

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Originally Posted by gnilysp View Post
Hello, all.

I don't know what triggers this, but every now and then I seem to lose the ability to do a lot of stuff:
*access the webcam
*shutdown from GNOME
*change power manager preferences
*mount external drives

A reboot makes it all work again.
This is on Fedora 14.

Anyone else experienced something like this?

Thank you!
I have the same issue here! Fedora 14. I can't shutdown change power settings, usb disks. Also I can't use gnome's reboot if that happens. Robooting through command will work.

This may happen after the suspension to ram.

Last edited by helloworld1; 10th November 2010 at 02:29 PM.
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Old 10th November 2010, 03:55 PM
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Re: Permissions?: Cannot shutdown, access webcam, etc.

I don't have any problems with shutdown, reboot, etc. on Gnome. What desktop environment are you using?
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Old 10th November 2010, 04:14 PM
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Re: Permissions?: Cannot shutdown, access webcam, etc.

I'm using Gnome as well.

Like helloworld1 said, it seems to be connected to suspend/hibernate.
For me, I think it happens after resuming from hibernate.

In addition to the problems above, I also lose all sound.

Unlike what I said before, logging out and back in fixes it (no need to reboot).

Thanks!
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Old 10th November 2010, 04:54 PM
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Re: Permissions?: Cannot shutdown, access webcam, etc.

Yes, the pulseaudio permission is also gone. So I have no audio. It is just like I don't have any permissions other than my own user account.
It happens occasionally after resume from suspension.
I am using gnome.
I wonder which component should I file to Bugzilla.

---------- Post added at 07:54 AM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 07:24 AM GMT ----------

Here is a related bug:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=643367

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Old 13th November 2010, 05:37 PM
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Re: Permissions?: Cannot shutdown, access webcam, etc.

Hi, I have the same problem after I hibernate/resume. I noticed:

1. The shutdown, restart buttons don't appear
2. Logout, hibernate, suspend buttons show up, but don't do anything when you click on them.
3. Software package updates (which require a root authorization) faill with an error msg saying no credentials.

Seems like this is a known bug and will likely get fixed. In the mean time are there any workarounds, other than to reboot the system from the command line.

How do i just logout/login?

---------- Post added at 04:37 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 04:27 PM GMT ----------

Just verified this workaround fixed the issue:
CTRL-ALT-F2 followed by
CTRL-ALT-F1

(I did login in the console screen the first time I had to use this workaround).
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