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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] why consolekit & policykit & elogind?

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2018 13:46:53 -0500
On 06/09/2018 10:19 AM, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Interesting. "udisks/udisks2" is not installed, but "pmount". Mounting removable devices without "pmount" fails. I also have no networkmanager running (just plain dhcp on eth0). Sounds good to me :-)
> On FreeBSD it looks like the TDEs hal-component does not work propperly when hal is compiled without consolekit/policykit: it just shows the interlan hd, but no removeable media - devd based automount still works propperly.
> Nik

Consolekit was also needed for tdm to implement mulit-seat. I do not know the
current state of systemd inheriting the multi-seat functionality from
consolekit, but when I was building TDE for Arch, when arch dropped consolekit
and went to pure systemd, it broke tdm and there was a big push to implement
multi-seat without consolekit that was never quite brought to fruition.

Slavek probably recalls that mess. A good introduction of the
consolekit/polkit/udisk relationship is:

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.