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    fingerprint-polkit-agent doesn't run on login

    I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10, and I noticed that applications can no longer request su privileges graphically. This turns out to be because the policykit agent, fingerprint-polkit-agent, isn't running. If I execute

    /usr/lib/fingerprint-gui/fingerprint-polkit-agent -d

    in a terminal, then everything works as normal thereafter. But I can't work out why this isn't being executed on login. There is a file /etc/xdg/autostart/fingerprint-polkit-agent.desktop, which has the following entry:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=PolicyKit Authentication Agent with Fingerprint Authentication
    Comment=PolicyKit Authentication Agent with Fingerprint Authentication
    Exec=/usr/lib/fingerprint-gui/fingerprint-polkit-agent -d
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=
    NoDisplay=true
    OnlyShowIn=GNOME;XFCE;KDE;
    X-GNOME-AutoRestart=true
    X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=polkit-gnome-1

    I also tried copying this file to ~/.config/autostart, but it still doesn't run on login.

    For some reason, this problem only happens in the unity shell: if I log in with the gnome-shell interface, it works. I tried adding "Unity;" after the OnlyShowIn line, but this makes no difference.
    Last edited by cogcog; October 14th, 2011 at 04:07 PM.

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