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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    I don't think the solution to your bug is going to be removing parts of PolicyKit.
    OK, but if I want to remove it how could I do this? It's seems that this program/script/daemon whatever, is "hard to kill".
    I've installed policykit-gnome just to remove it afterward with hope that will remove all the polkit files.
    It didn't worked!

    It's hard to believe that I'm the only one with this problem. Whit every minute this program is taking much memory...It's like a black hole for RAM.

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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasiauvi View Post
    OK, but if I want to remove it how could I do this? It's seems that this program/script/daemon whatever, is "hard to kill".
    That's because removing it will break your system.

    When it's eaten up a lot of your RAM, can you run the command:
    Code:
    free -m
    and post the output here please?

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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    That's because removing it will break your system.

    When it's eaten up a lot of your RAM, can you run the command:
    Code:
    free -m
    and post the output here please?
    Thanks for helping me!
    Now I'm in Windows because in Linux after 2 hour I had to restart...I will enter now in Ubuntu and put the command above!

    [EDIT]
    This is the output of free-m:
    After starting the laptop:
    Code:
    vasia@vasia-laptop:~$ free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           875        847         28          0         67        317
    -/+ buffers/cache:        462        413
    Swap:         1184          0       1184
    After starting Firefox:
    Code:
    vasia@vasia-laptop:~$ free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           875        803         72          0         32        147
    -/+ buffers/cache:        623        252
    Swap:         1184          2       1182
    I will put after some minutes an other output for free -m command!
    Last edited by vasiauvi; May 1st, 2010 at 09:00 AM.

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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    This is the output of free -m command after some 20 minutes:
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                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           875        827         48          0          3         67
    -/+ buffers/cache:        756        119
    Swap:         1184         40       1144
    Below you can see a screenshot of Terminal and Conky where it's seen that polkit has high memory usage. After 1 hour it will be more!

    [EDIT]
    After an other 15 minutes:
    Code:
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           875        853         21          0          4         48
    -/+ buffers/cache:        800         74
    Swap:         1184        122       1062
    I have to say that polkitd now is consuming 300MB!!
    And also have to say that I don't have nothig open except Firefox and Terminal and I don't even used the system, only let it running!
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    Last edited by vasiauvi; May 1st, 2010 at 09:49 AM.

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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    I have no idea, how this would affect your systems privilage handling, but You could make the daemon script unexecutable as I do with another unseparable-and-very-important -part-of-system - gnome-panel.
    I wouldnt remove gnome-panel package because that would remove all the dependencies I use - like gnome-session and so on. Also since year or so GNOME decided that gnome-panel is not to be replacable in its session and doesnt abide to gconf /desktop/gnome/session/required_components : panel="my-other-great-panel". And its immediately back after killed.

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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinis.zumbergs View Post
    I have no idea, how this would affect your systems privilage handling, but You could make the daemon script unexecutable as I do with another unseparable-and-very-important -part-of-system - gnome-panel.
    I wouldnt remove gnome-panel package because that would remove all the dependencies I use - like gnome-session and so on. Also since year or so GNOME decided that gnome-panel is not to be replacable in its session and doesnt abide to gconf /desktop/gnome/session/required_components : panel="my-other-great-panel". And its immediately back after killed.
    Hello,
    Thanks for replay!I've selected polkitd service as no executable!
    Now the RAM is OK (until now) but both CPUs are high at 50% all the time in idle mode (when no using any program).
    The most CPU power is taking by DBUS-DAEMON....

    But now I have other issue: all the time, at almost every site I use is telling me "This Connection is Untrusted" and is telling me to get the certificate. But this is happening all the time!

    It's very frustrating!

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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    Removing PolicyKit general messes up security in execution and websites.

    dbus allows processes to talk to other processes: removing it generally ends up even worse.

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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterLambda View Post
    Removing PolicyKit general messes up security in execution and websites.

    dbus allows processes to talk to other processes: removing it generally ends up even worse.
    Hello,
    Yes, I've seen that this policykit removal has messed up my security. But what to do??? If I enable it again my system is heavy and must be restarted after 1h30 min, if I let like it is is frustrating and annoying!
    .....what to do, what to do???

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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    The only thing I can think of is pretty much reinstalling using the alternate CD. Log in, and you'll end up at a terminal.

    You'll then want to
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lxde xorg firefox menu-xdg synaptic
    This is give you an LXDE install. Not as pretty or simple, but should be much faster.
    Last edited by MisterLambda; May 2nd, 2010 at 11:52 PM. Reason: missed something

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    Re: How to kill this service POLKITD?

    Hello,
    Thanks again for the efort of helping me!
    I think that I will clean install Ubuntu Lucid or maybe try a different distribution like Mint, Fedora or even Slakware.

    I will close this topic!
    Thank you again!

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