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    Default Password Dialogs coming up randomly

    I'm having three password dialogues coming up at completely random times. The openSUSE installation is new, less than a week old, as is the laptop. The dialogues are an XMarks login, one that says:

    Authorization is required to refresh the system resources.

    The third says that System policies prevent me from changing the screen brightness.

    These come up completely randomly, sometimes when I'm using the computer, sometimes one is there when I come back to the laptop after a bit of a break.

    I don't know whether this has anything to do with it, but dmesg | tail shows a segfault on the last line:

    Code:
    [ 1128.965497] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=c245
    [ 1128.965511] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
    [ 1128.965521] usb 3-2: Product: Gaming Mouse G400
    [ 1128.965528] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: Logitech
    [ 1128.974405] input: Logitech Gaming Mouse G400 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.0/input/input11
    [ 1128.974941] generic-usb 0003:046D:C245.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech Gaming Mouse G400] on usb-0000:00:12.0-2/input0
    [ 1128.983073] generic-usb 0003:046D:C245.0002: hiddev0,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Device [Logitech Gaming Mouse G400] on usb-0000:00:12.0-2/input1
    [ 1135.579154] EXT4-fs (sda6): re-mounted. Opts: acl,user_xattr,commit=0
    [ 1135.819146] EXT4-fs (sda7): re-mounted. Opts: acl,user_xattr,commit=0
    [ 1186.497830] packagekitd[4510]: segfault at 7f84f85d7008 ip 00007f850c3e87a9 sp 00007f84ff7fc728 error 4 in libc-2.14.1.so[7f850c2c5000+187000]
    The "refresh system resources" dialogue came up twice while I was typing this post. I give it my password each time. I can't find anything definitive in /var/log/messages, though I can see the instances where it asked about the screen brightness and I refused the password, because I haven't had any need to adjust the screen brightness. Where else might I look for clues to help solve this?

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    Default Re: Password Dialogs coming up randomly

    On 2012-03-18 18:06, rogue mouser wrote:

    > one that says:
    >
    > Authorization is required to refresh the system resources.
    >
    > The third says that System policies prevent me from changing the screen
    > brightness.


    maybe something is trying to change the brightness depending on the battery
    state. It would be normal, but not to get the password prompt.

    > I don't know whether this has anything to do with it, but dmesg | tail
    > shows a segfault on the last line:


    That's packagekit, related to the "refresh system resources" messages
    above. You may have to remove that part of the software, but first make
    sure your system is fully patched (use yast online updater).

    (package kit doesn't get a good fame on these parts, many uninstall it; but
    it has had several updates)


    You could say what you are using, gnome, kde, or something else. I suppose
    you are using 12.1.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Password Dialogs coming up randomly

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    You could say what you are using, gnome, kde, or something else. I suppose
    you are using 12.1.
    Sorry about that. I forget that bit sometimes. I'm using the 12.1 KDE spin. I'll try the packagekit uninstall and see if that helps. Thanks!

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