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Old 12-16-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
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Distribution: Slackware 12 and higher
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polkit-kde-authentication-agent-1 segfaults on Leave->Turn off computer

I'm running slackware-current. I use slackpkg to keep up-to-date. My DE is KDE.

Googling reveals similar problems in polkit .94 that were fixed by going to .95, but I haven't found a fix for my issue.

My polkit-related versions in /var/log/packages are:
james@x> ls /var/log/packages/*polkit*
Does anyone see anything wrong? Have any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Old 12-16-2010, 08:25 PM   #2
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Bad, bad conky.

I might have found it.

I was running conky (Alt-F2 conky -d -q) and had my session set as 'Restore previous session' so conky would always run.

If I 'killall conky' and 'Turn off computer' then I shutdown successfully. If I have conky running then during the logout/shutdown the background image disappears, the screen turns black, the conky window disappears and then reappears, and the segfault of polkit-kde-authentication-agent-1 occurs.

I'm running conky from, originally the previous version and then upgraded via sbopkg upgrade packages option. The current conky version is "Conky 1.8.1 compiled Sun Oct 24 19:58:43 CDT 2010 for Linux (i686)

While I can now cause my system to exit/shutdown gracefully, I can't do so without futzing with conky. Obviously I would like to run conky. I believe that this whole problem began manifesting itself either when kde upgraded in current recently or when conky upgraded in recently.

Any ideas, anyone?

Last edited by jamesf; 12-16-2010 at 08:27 PM.
Old 12-19-2010, 01:54 PM   #3
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Well, that didn't work

I tried putting a 'killall conky' script in ~.kde/shutdown and a 'conky -d -q' in ~.kde/Autostart, eventually.

No matter what combination of KDE "restore session" and a shutdown script I tried I ran into seeming race conditions. Sometimes conky would get killed quickly enough, sometimes not. Sometimes 'restore session' would kick in on login and start conky, sometimes not.

So, I gave up and am now running the KDE plasma 'System Monitor' applet with a few monitors in that. Not as complete as conky, but workable.

This post is for completeness' sake. As usual, if anyone has any other ideas, successes, or similar failures, to report I'd appreciate hearing about them. Thanks for reading.


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