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Suse 11.4 On a user account, every time the screensaver kicks out, I get message saying system policies are preventing a program from retrieving brightness information and requiring the root ...
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    System Policies prevent you............


    Suse 11.4

    On a user account, every time the screensaver kicks out, I get message saying system policies are preventing a program from retrieving brightness information and requiring the root password.

    How do I fix this ?

    Thanks for any help
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    In the image you supplied there's a button to reveal the details. Would you please click it and reveal the details, and post it here for us, the helpers?

    Thanks!

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    Sorry. It appears to be a KDE request.

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    Sounds like a bug:
    System policies prevent you from getting the brightness level (KDE)
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=269310
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=688267

    Workaround (from novell) is to add the following to /etc/polkit-default-privs.local:

    Code:
    org.kde.powerdevil.backlighthelper.brightness                   yes:yes:yes
    org.kde.powerdevil.backlighthelper.setbrightness                yes:yes:yes
    and run /sbin/set_polkit_default_privs

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    Thanks very much. I must admit to not having considered a bug, as it only happens in the user account and not in root, so I expected that if it were a bug it would have behaved the same in both.

    That's why I was looking for a system setting somewhere.

    Thanks again for your help.

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