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Sep
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comment pkexec can not start any GUI application
@Salem I thought if there is a file /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/com.ubuntu.pkexec.synaptic.policy with contents similar to the ones you have mentioned in the earlier reply, synaptic would work. The file does exist in my system. The file does contain statements including <action id="com.ubuntu.pkexec.synaptic">, ` <allow_any>auth_admin</allow_any>, <allow_inactive>auth_admin</allow_inactive>` and <allow_active>auth_admin</allow_active> and the annotate key. So, unless there is something else I need to do, the problem remains even after following the steps --- I can't use synaptic.
Sep
4
comment pkexec can not start any GUI application
@Salem, I had visited that thread before posting this question. The discussion there is too complex and does not mention a way out of my problem. Just to clarify, I have /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/com.ubuntu.pkexec.synaptic.policy and it is very similar to the file mentioned in that question
Sep
4
asked pkexec can not start any GUI application
Sep
4
comment Synaptic Package Manager doesn't launch from the Application Menu
@kubahaha I have exactly the same problem, synaptic-pkexec does not start. It asks for authentication and does nothing later. pkexec -- user root nautilus produces the same behaviour. The error is: No protocol specified ** (nautilus:3040): WARNING **: Could not open X display (nautilus:3040): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: What could be wrong?
Sep
3
comment Bluetooth not working!
There is no jockey-gtk command! Softward & Updates shows a tab Additional Drivers which lists only ATI card.
Sep
3
asked Why doesn't Synaptic start?
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asked Gnome search box to search history
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revised Bluetooth not working!
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Aug
21
comment Reflect changes to file that .vimrc sources
This will reflect any changes made to ~/.vimrc. But if I make any changes to a file sourced in ~/.vimrc, they are not reflected
Aug
21
comment Bluetooth not working!
Here is the result of rfkill list all: 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 5: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Aug
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asked Reflect changes to file that .vimrc sources
Aug
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asked Bluetooth not working!
Aug
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asked Universal (across DEs) file indexing (desktop search) and launcher?
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10
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Jun
10
comment Software can not be verified warning
Perfect. sudo apt-get update did the trick.
Jun
10
accepted Software can not be verified warning
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asked Software can not be verified warning
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accepted KDE widget to hold a program