[SOLVED] Issues with freshly installed Mageia 4 KDE 64-bit

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[SOLVED] Issues with freshly installed Mageia 4 KDE 64-bit

Postby darkduck » Feb 3rd, '14, 01:11

I've just finished installation and basic configuration of Mageia 4 KDE 64-bit on my laptop.
There are some issues/bugs I see there. I'd like to ask here before filing a bug report.

1. When I start MCC, there is a checkbox "remember authorisation" ticked by default. I consider this as a security breach. How can I get rid of that checkbox, or at least have it unticked by default?
2. How can I set up percentage for the batterry indicator? It was there in Mageia 3!
3. I've installed Pidgin and configured it for Facebook chat. However, it does not connect. It worked well in Mageia 3 with exactly the same parameters!- seems like this is a generic problem of Pidgin 2.10.8 as per their web page.

Thank you!
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Re: Issues with freshly installed Mageia 4 KDE 64-bit

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 3rd, '14, 01:29

darkduck wrote:1. When I start MCC, there is a checkbox "remember authorisation" ticked by default. I consider this as a security breach. How can I get rid of that checkbox, or at least have it unticked by default?

Best google for polkit and polkit agents, should be configurable there. If using KDE, you may want to look at
Here's an overview which agent is used where, although package names may differ: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Po ... ion_agents
The setting you want to disable by default is probably this one:
http://doc.opensuse.org/products/draft/SLES/SLES-security_sd_draft/cha.policykit.html wrote:Keep Session Authentication

The authentication dialog box offers a check button Remember authorization for this session. If checked, the authentication is valid until the user logs out.


darkduck wrote:You probably need to change the polkit policy for the program which throws this authentication dialog, as the polkit agents only shows that.
Here's a related bugreport about this default setting, although for another program, but the problem is the same: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=691104

2. How can I set up percentage for the batterry indicator? It was there in Mageia 3!

For KDE, either add it as a plasmoid to control panel, or right-click on systray settings -> check if battery monitor is enabled there and add if there if you want it in the systray.
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Re: Issues with freshly installed Mageia 4 KDE 64-bit

Postby darkduck » Feb 3rd, '14, 22:56

doktor5000 wrote:
darkduck wrote:1. When I start MCC, there is a checkbox "remember authorisation" ticked by default. I consider this as a security breach. How can I get rid of that checkbox, or at least have it unticked by default?

Best google for polkit and polkit agents, should be configurable there. If using KDE, you may want to look at
Here's an overview which agent is used where, although package names may differ: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Po ... ion_agents
The setting you want to disable by default is probably this one:
http://doc.opensuse.org/products/draft/SLES/SLES-security_sd_draft/cha.policykit.html wrote:Keep Session Authentication

The authentication dialog box offers a check button Remember authorization for this session. If checked, the authentication is valid until the user logs out.
You probably need to change the polkit policy for the program which throws this authentication dialog, as the polkit agents only shows that.
Here's a related bugreport about this default setting, although for another program, but the problem is the same: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=691104

The Debian bug report says that "Remember authorisation" checbox is a red herring. It remembers only for a short time.
That's OK for me.


doktor5000 wrote:
darkduck wrote:2. How can I set up percentage for the batterry indicator? It was there in Mageia 3!

For KDE, either add it as a plasmoid to control panel, or right-click on systray settings -> check if battery monitor is enabled there and add if there if you want it in the systray.

Plasmoid is already on the panel. But it does not show %%, only the icon. If I add it to the desktop - same widget shows %% below the icon. But I want it to be on the panel. :(
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Re: Issues with freshly installed Mageia 4 KDE 64-bit

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 3rd, '14, 23:29

darkduck wrote:The Debian bug report says that "Remember authorisation" checbox is a red herring. It remembers only for a short time.
That's OK for me.

So the information provided is enough? On a related note, please next time do not use fullquotes, but only use the Reply function. Greatly improves clarity and reading flow ;)

darkduck wrote:Plasmoid is already on the panel. But it does not show %%, only the icon. If I add it to the desktop - same widget shows %% below the icon. But I want it to be on the panel. :(

Sorry, from your initial description thought you were missing the battery monitor overall.
Yes, percentage is only shown in the tooltip or when you click on it. Also since one of the last KDE updates you can't supend-to-disk or suspend-to-ram anymore directly via clicking on the battery monitor :/
You could try another applet, e.g. http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/En ... ent=153981

Also see:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=290578#c41
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Re: Issues with freshly installed Mageia 4 KDE 64-bit

Postby darkduck » Feb 3rd, '14, 23:51

doktor5000 wrote:So the information provided is enough?

Yes, that was enough for me to understand, test and calm down. :)

doktor5000 wrote:Yes, percentage is only shown in the tooltip or when you click on it.
You could try another applet, e.g. http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/En ... ent=153981

Tooltip is not enough. I have a very weak battery, so need to monitor it very closely when on the battery.
I installed that Enhanced monitor, and I am a happy bunny now! :)

Thanks for your support!
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Re: Issues with freshly installed Mageia 4 KDE 64-bit [RESOL

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 4th, '14, 00:06

np :)
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