New authorization required for mundane activities

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Mon Sep 28 19:14:02 UTC 2015


Am Montag, den 28.09.2015, 09:59 -0700 schrieb MR ZenWiz:
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 1:49 AM, Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > this sounds like either logind is not running for your session at all or
> > your display manager doesnt talk to it ... did you switch to another
> > display manager (away from lightdm) or some such ?
> >
> I'll have to check the logind when I get home from work (late tonight).
> But I haven't changed anything else for sure - I've been logged in
> continuously for about a week or so.  I routinely don't log out unless
> I have to because I would rather not have to reestablish the 10-20
> windows I keep open all the time.  I usually only log out for kernel
> updates or those that require a reboot.  (Or hangs/crashes, but those
> have reduced to 0 recently since I went from an AMD CPU to Intel).
hmm, did you by chance ignore one of the "reboot required" updates and
missed a reboot when something essential changed ?
(usually if update manager tells you it needs a reboot there is a valid
reason for that, we don't just randomly ask users to restart their


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