PolicyKit and ConsoleKit issues

Mohammed Gamal m.gamal005 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 23:23:12 UTC 2009

Ramdan Karim to you :)

Do you remember any of the packages that were updated last time.
Please also attach /var/log/messages again since it seems not attached
in this message.


On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 2:16 AM, Angie T.
Muhammad<angie.tawfik at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Guys
> Ramadan Kareem :)
> For one week I've been experiencing problems with my ubuntu 9.04 desktop.
> Since its last update, I experienced these symptoms:
> - NetworkManager and Bluetooth services though supposedly working ('#
> service NetworkManager status' returns it's running) they never appear on
> GUI.
> - wlan0 and sound card are no longer working > I solved the sound card thing
> by adding my user account to necessary audio groups but the sound is now
> fuzzy.
> - Once the screen is locked, it refuses to unlock using the correct password
>> I swear the password is right because it works on command line doing an su
> - $USER.
> I tried this with 3 different accounts, and the same passwords work
> peacefully when logging in after rebooting but NOT when the screen is
> locked.
> - Most of GUI utilities like HW testing produce errors and refuse to start.
> I'm attaching the my /var/log/messages .. I highly suspect ConsoleKit and
> PolicyKit for the troubles as the file explains.. since console kit is
> responsible for sessions, seats and users authentication while policy kit is
> responsible for having unprivileged processes speak with privileged ones.. I
> think both kits are denying me many aspects of the system. I noticed that
> console-kit-daemon wasn't running and on my many attempts it refuses to
> start.
> I did an # dpkg --status consolekit
> and found the package is optional.. but trying # apt-get purge consolekit
> showed that it will remove around 60 packages mostly gnome. The same thing
> applies to policykit.. I'm in a bad need of getting my system healthy
> again.. Your help is really appreciated guys and you may "yenobko fia thawab
> :D "
> N.B: writing from CentOS
> --
> All the best,
> Angie
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