X2Go Bug report logs - #1181
Unable to logout of KDE4 when a PolicyKit prompt is up

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Package: nx-libs; Maintainer for nx-libs is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>;

Reported by: Mike DePaulo <mikedep333@gmail.com>

Date: Sat, 27 May 2017 16:10:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Mike DePaulo <mikedep333@gmail.com>
To: "submit@bugs.x2go.org" <submit@bugs.x2go.org>
Subject: Unable to logout of KDE4 when a PolicyKit prompt is up
Date: Sat, 27 May 2017 12:05:35 -0400
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Package: nx-libs

Note: This bug might actually be in x2goserver instead.

1. You connect to a KDE4 server
2. You maximize the session
3. #2 This triggers a PolicyKit prompt "Authentication is required to
create a color managed device"
4. You select to log out of KDE
5. The screen does not turn black. There is a log out dialog, but it is
actually hidden behind the PolicyKit prompt.
6. You are unable to click the log out button in the log out dialog because
it is not visible. Hitting escape does not help either. You are unable to
move the PolicyKit prompt.

Note: In the absence of the PolicyKit dialog, the screen still does not
turn black.

Note: #3. Is a nuisance in and of itself. It is related to the fact that
PolicyKit applies different rules for physical logins (active) vs remote
logins (inactive.) It is especially a nuisance because you have to click
"cancel" repeatedly. However, it is not what I am reporting as a bug.

If you have a local session, this bug does not occur:
3. Trigger a PolicyKit prompt by opening up a terminal and running `pkexec
vi` for example.
5. The screen turns black, and the log out dialog appears.
6. You click the log out button and all is well.

This can be worked around by moving the PolicyKit prompt before logging
out, or by hitting "cancel" repeatedly.

I am confident this can be worked around also by writing new PolicyKit
rules that prevent the "color managed device" prompt. I will post how soon.
However, other PolicyKit prompts can presumably still cause this issue.

Server configuration 1: CentOS 7.3 with KDE4 & EPEL's x2goserver
& nxagent
Server configuration 2: CentOS 7.3 with KDE4 & nightly x2goserver &
nxagent (from the copr repo mikedep333/nx-libs-3.6)
Client 1: Fedora 25 x64 with Fedora's x2goclient & nxproxy
Client 2: Windows 10 1703 x64 with X2Go Client
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