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#1 2018-05-17 16:59:17

kevinselvaprasanna
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Polkit not behaving properly after installing slim login manager

Before today, when I installed slim, I never had to authenticate using polkit to connect to a network, restart or shutdown my computer or to access audio devices. I installed slim today and enabled the slim.service file. After this, my polkit authentication agent began asking for my password everytime I tried to connect to a network or tried to shutdown or restart my computer. I couldn't even access my audio devices unless I tried as root. After uninstalling slim, everything went back to normal again. But I need a login manager and I really like slim and want to use it. What is going wrong with it?

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#2 2018-05-17 17:40:37

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Re: Polkit not behaving properly after installing slim login manager

Are you sure it is not the issue noted in the warning at the top of SLiM?

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#3 2018-05-17 17:41:23

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Re: Polkit not behaving properly after installing slim login manager

It's unmaintained for ~5 years is the main thing that's wrong with it.

Why do you need a display manager?


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#4 2018-05-18 07:52:51

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Re: Polkit not behaving properly after installing slim login manager

I read the whole wiki page on Slim but somehow missed the warning that it is unmaintained. Thanks for pointing it out. I am currently not using a display manager but I have multiple desktop environments installed. I believed that using a display manger would make switching DEs easier. I guess I got to find something else.

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#5 2018-05-18 15:24:11

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