Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
[Michael Biebl]Although this is a new upstream release, I really like to get this version into lenny. The major new feature is, that consolekit now creates pam_console compatible tag files. This means, dbus services can make use of the "at_console" policy, a long standing request! That means, local desktop users no longer have to be added to all the different groups (like plugdev/powerdev/netdev) in order to use NetworkManager or the powermanagement tools.This sounds very cool, and I want to switch to consolekit in Debian Edu. For that to work out, it would be great if it made it to Lenny. Btw, the module creating stuff in /var/run/console/ is called pam_foreground, I believe, not pam_console.
Not quite. pam_foreground was as Ubuntu specific package and the tags that it created in /var/run/console were/are not compatible with the ones pam_console (which was never part of Debian), creates. dbus understand pam_console tags and needed a patch (which the ubuntu package had) to understand pam_foreground tags.
consolekit creates pam_console compatible tags => no dbus patch required.
I am still looking for documentation on how to set up consolekit properly, though. :)
Simply installing consolekit 0.2.10-2 should be enough ;-)If you are using login manager like gdm or kdm (or startx directly), everything should work out of the box. For console logins only, you should install libpam-ck-connector and add that module to /etc/pam.d/login as session service.
Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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