[kde-linux] PolicyKit policies and KAuth: Day & Time -- SystemSettings

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 15 10:31:31 UTC 2010

Dr.-Ing. Edgar Alwers wrote:
> On Saturday 13 March 2010 15:12:43 James Tyrer wrote:
>> 	"You will be asked to authenticate before saving"
>> But, it doesn't work.  When I change the TimeZone, the: "Apply" button
>> is not activated.
>> Any help would be appreciated. (HELP!).
Sorry that I was having other problems.  But, I thought that our expert 
developer had helped you solve your problem. :-)

> Congratulations, James, you are much more on the way than I am. I build 
> kdelibs with the -DKAUTH_BACKEND=PolkitQt-1 option, then I build kdebase. 
> After that, my system did not more start. I got a kdm message. "(EE) Failed to 
> initialize GLX extension ( compatible nvidia x driver not found)". But I do 
> not care about any GLX extensions, my IBM ThinkPad laptop has an Intel card 
> with intel drivers, not any nvidia ones ! I am realy getting nuts.
I really hate it when that happens. :-)  I don't know which Policy Kit 
is better since I have only used PolicyKit.  Since I think that I now 
have it installed correctly -- I made a link for: 
"org.kde.kcontrol.kcmremotewidgets.policy" to: 
"/usr/share/PolicyKit/policy/" since I don't know if it is in the 
correct place -- I have to conclude that this is a KDE bug.

> Definitly, the system is becoming unusable for normal persons. Why am I at 
> home, with my closed shop PC, not allowed to change the time, timezone ? And 
> my badly needed programs like kmymoney, qbankmanager etc. can not be run, 
> due to a false timezone ?
> Please help. Do I need to recompile the complete chain of kdelibs, base, work 
> etc ? And should we change to 4.4.1 or would we increase the problems with 
> that ?

Do you know how to set the TimeZone by hand?  It is not difficult.  Open 
a Konqueror or Dolphin session as root with: "kdesu".  Save a backup 
copy of the file: "/etc/timezone" then open it.  It contains a path 
starting at: "/usr/share/zoneinfo" to a time zone file.  Find a suitable 
file from that directory and enter the path to it in the "/etc/timezone" 

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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