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  1. #1
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    Angry polkit has followed me into LXDE, oh nooooo

    I really have to scream about this polkit thing.

    since inception it has bothered me to no avail. there are always popups which "disappear" , or "go under" after a few seconds, leaving the GUI in an unusable state, something odd here and there, really ridiculous this little stuff.

    Xfce started becoming more and more dependent of polkit, so I migrated to LXDE, I thought I was rid of it, but what do I find today ?
    Code:
    [root@nova ~]# ps -ef | grep polki
    polkitd    892     1  0 Jan05 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/polkit-1/polkitd --no-debug
    even worse:
    Code:
    /var/lib/polkit-1
    /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority
    /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d
    /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/20-org.d
    /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/30-site.d
    /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d
    /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/90-mandatory.d
    the effects vary, and the little fleeting popups, most of the time 2 of them, or just an error message, suddenly appear almost at random, when you least expect it.

    either SSD cards cannot be mounted when inserted,
    or when connecting to another network via Wifi
    or even when trying to use konqueror to move files around, it polls the kwallet, immediately prompting those polkits to show up, only to be covered by the kde popup, so that the action is no longer valid, and undoable
    or even when adding a new printer, or installing the new driver from hplip

    I think I will just install a cronjob that runs every minute and removes the folder with all of its executables.

    EDIT: ahh here one of the beauties:
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    Last edited by bobx001; 12th January 2018 at 01:10 PM.
    "monsters John ... monsters from the ID..."
    "ma vule teva maar gul nol naya"

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    Re: polkit has followed me into LXDE, oh nooooo

    Aha !
    this gives me a chance to reinstall an Xfce Spin from scratch, and make a video of me trying to deal with the nouveau/nvidia stuff.


    FAIILLLL LOOOL
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    trying to write the image to the SSD card so I can perform a reinstall, here comes polkit again to destroy my wonderful friday !
    so, now I have to go do this on another machine with either another OS, or a still-in-annoy-phase1-polkit . LOOOL
    cr4p c4rp cr4p cr4p

    "this really pisses me off to no avail" -- Lo Pan (big trouble in little china)
    Last edited by bobx001; 12th January 2018 at 01:30 PM.
    "monsters John ... monsters from the ID..."
    "ma vule teva maar gul nol naya"

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