[Pkg-lxde-maintainers] Bug#588092: Unable to shutdown or restart if su session is open

Andrei Popescu andreimpopescu at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 20:02:49 UTC 2010

Package: lxde-common
Version: 0.5.0-4
Severity: normal


If I try to shutdown or restart while a su-to-root session is still open 
I get a window for 2-3 seconds like this:


System policy prevents stopping the system when other users are logged 

An application is attempting to perform an action that requires 
privileges. Authentication as the superuser is required to perform this 

Password for root:_____________________

Details >

Action: org.freedesktop.consolekit.system.stop-multiple-users



and in syslog:

Jul  4 22:59:12 think polkitd(authority=local): Operator of unix-session:/org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Session3 FAILED to authenticate to gain authorization for action org.freedesktop.consolekit.system.stop-multiple-users for system-bus-name::1.42 [<unknown>] (owned by unix-user:amp)

Restarting or shutting down works if I close all su sessions first. I 
can provide more informations if needed.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ro_RO.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ro_RO.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lxde-common depends on:
ii  lxsession                     0.4.4-1    a lightweight X11 session manager

Versions of packages lxde-common recommends:
ii  lxde-core                     0.5.0-4    Meta-package for the Lightweight X

Versions of packages lxde-common suggests:
pn  lxlauncher                    <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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