It's an OS component for controlling system-wide privileges in Unix-like operating systems.

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What to do when it says “unable to locate package” policykit

I'm following a tutorial that says I need to run sudo apt-get update and then install a whole bunch of packages. All of them work, except policykit. It gives me Unable to locate package policykit. Is ...
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Policykit is not initialised in custom xsession launched via LightDM

I'm running a fully updated Ubuntu 11.10 install and I've been using LightDM to launch a "User Defined Session" which executes the .xsession script in my home folder. The script that I have written ...
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How to either configure, or completely remove policykit? [closed]

Where can someone get policykit related tools? gnome-policykit-authorizations polkit-config-file-validate polkit-policy-file-validate And if getting them is not an option: Where can I get a full ...
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How to make the disk utility ask for password before making modifications?

Currently, I can right click any drive that is attached to the system and click format. No password is asked at all while the data is wiped. I can also format any drive from the disk utility. This ...
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How to prevent Synaptic Package Manager from asking for password?

This is similar to How to prevent system applications (like the Software Center) from asking for password? However that solution does not work for Synaptic Package Manager in 10.04.
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Software Center doesn't prompt for password

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. The software center was asking me for password when I wanted to install/remove any application. Since last week, it doesn't prompt for password. Also, I have the same problem ...
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How to prevent system applications (like the Software Center) from asking for password?

I'd like Software Center, Update Manager and some other system management applications to work without asking for password (like sudo does if configured with NOPASSWD) but only asking for a ...
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How do I rip CDs with Sound Juicer over X11 forwarding?

I am trying to rip a CD with Sound Juicer over X11 forwarding (CD is in the desktop across the room, I'm SSHing in from my laptop), but Sound Juicer cannot find my CD drive. It works correctly when I ...
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How can I let users in a particular group adjust CPU Frequency Scaling?

I'm trying to let members of the group labmembers adjust the CPU frequency scaling on a system using cpufreq-selector. However, by default, this is restricted to members of the admin group. Per this ...
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How can I set the Software Center to install software for non-root users?

How can I set the Software Center to allow non-root users to install stuff from the Ubuntu repos without having to type in their password? I'm fully aware of the security implications, and I am ...