[X2Go-User] New X2Go user (missing privileges)

Benjamin Shadwick benshadwick at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 19:28:08 CET 2012


The problem is that the default .policy files for many Ubuntu applications
that use PolicyKit are configured badly, as they don't take into account
the needs of remotely-connected users who launch desktop sessions.

An Ubuntu bug report with a detailed discussion can be found here:

This has been an ongoing issue for me, since I have a headless Xubuntu
workstation that I only access remotely (via X2go and ssh/sftp).

If you don't want to muck around with .policy files, another workaround is
to launch the affected application(s) from the command line with

- Ben S.

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 7:44 AM, Timo <tike64 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> FreeNX seems not to be anymore supported for newer systems (e.g. Oneiric)
> so I was very glad that I found this X2Go. Thanks for good work!
> I got it running after I learned what to put into the session type and
> edited Wiki with my observation (http://www.x2go.org/doku.php/**
> wiki:components:x2goclient<http://www.x2go.org/doku.php/wiki:components:x2goclient>
> ).
> There is a couple of small hitches though: The first is a small one;
> update, audio volume and network applets render a little badly (Mint 12
> gnome classic fallback session).
> The second is a little more critical; I don't have administration
> privileges in remote session. For example in Applications->Systems
> Tools->System Settings->User Accounts there is an Unlock button but it is
> disabled. So I can't use that tool to manage user accounts remotely. I
> don't know where to start to look at this problem.
> --
> Timo
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