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[solved] starting polkit in i3


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Jun 29, 2020
I'm using i3 in Pop with much sucess. One small issue is I can't figure out how Pop starts policy kit in it's gnome session. There doesn't seem to be any entry to auto start in /etc/xdg/autostart.

systemd is starting polkit service, which is running, but I can't find a way to make it work outside of gnome.

I can install xfce4 session or something, I'm sure, if necessary, but if anyone knows a way I can avoid that with the already installed utilities, I'd love to know it.

thank you


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Jun 29, 2020
I managed to fix it. I installed policykit-1-gnome and then added

exec --no-startup-id /usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
to my ~.config/i3/config file.

I couldn't find out how Pop is doing it in the standard desktop, but it was only one small package to install. Good enough.


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