[kde-linux] Authorization issues. Was: Time Zone settings etc.

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 5 00:49:12 UTC 2010

Dr.-Ing. Edgar Alwers wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 February 2010 23:16:17 you wrote:
>> If this works, you should then be able to go to: "SystemSettings ->
>> Advanced -> PolicyKit Authorization" and give yourself the necessary
>> authority.
> Hallo James, Hallo Duncan,
> I was working all these days on the authorization issue. No way. I got DBus, 
> DBus-Glib, HAL,HAL-Info, PolicyKit, EggDBus, polkit, ConsoleKit, polkit-qt and 
> polkit-qt-1 build. But no  PolicyKit Authorization shows up in my 
> SystemsSettings. 

I don't have any for KDE either. :-(  It appears to be seriously broken.

> Could you tell me, who or what is filling System-Settings and what do I need to 
> do ? It became an extreemly difficult job to build KDE-4.4, and I have already 
> build more then 10 BLFS systems !
After working on this, I think that I have determined that it isn't 
working.  I currently have KDE-4.4 installed in: "/usr/KDE-4.4" since I 
have multiple versions on the system, and I installed with:


and GNOME stuff installed with:

   --prefix=/usr/gnome-2 --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome

In: "/etc/dbus-1/session-local.conf", I have:


In: "/etc/dbus-1/system-local.conf", I have:


and I find no KDE policy kit services in:

   SystemSettings -> Advanced -> PolicyKit Authorization

There is no tree with a root: "org.kde", which IIUC, I should see in the 
list window.  A tree rooted "org.gnome" is shown so I presume that I 
have the configuration correct.

I also note that when opened in a "root" KDE session that I cannot save 
the clock settings.  The file:



   <policy user="root">
     <allow own="org.kde.kcontrol.kcmclock"/>

which, IIUC, should allow "root" to use that KCM and save the changes.

So, is there a bug?  It appears to me that KDE is not finding the 
relevant files despite correct configuration.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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