View Full Version : [xubuntu] polkit-gnome-authorization not showing up in Xfce menu

April 25th, 2008, 01:42 AM
Installed Xubuntu Hardy beta, now fully upgraded.

Reading the release notes for Xubuntu, I see reference to an application "Authorizations" (really polkit-gnome-authorization) that should be showing up in the Xfce/System menu. But it's not there.

I can find it and run it using Xfce4 Appfinder. But why isn't it in the menu? I did restart this machine several times earlier this week, and have been updating daily for weeks.

Are the Xfce menu items generated by the presence of .desktop files?

Running $ locate polkit-gnome | grep desktop

This isn't a big deal--but in general I'd like to know how to make items show up in the menu when they fail to do so automatically.


April 30th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Xubuntu seems to always been suffering from missing menu entries, lets keep in mind that the PolicyKit integration is a new feature.

But... its also displayed in the xubuntu site (http://www.xubuntu.com/news/hardy/release) as being located under "Applications / System / Authorizations interface" so it can be frustrating for new (and old :)) xubuntu users.

One way to fix this and other menu issues is trying out with Menu Maker (http://menumaker.sourceforge.net/) , but again, it would be great to have all the main features included in the menus by default.

Fix released: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-gnome/+bug/232234