Let root query screensaver status for user
dfnsonfsduifb at gmx.de
Fri Nov 9 07:36:58 PST 2012
On 09.11.2012 16:19, Krzysztof Konopko wrote:
> It's tempting to add <allow user="root"> in session.conf or
> session-local.conf but I wouldn't recommend that. Instead why don't you
> just call sudo -u <your user> dbus-send (or with su) instead?
Ah, good idea, but it doesn't seem to work:
# sudo -u joe dbus-send
--dest=org.gnome.ScreenSaver --type=method_call --print-reply
Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply.
Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply,
the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout
expired, or the network connection was broken.
Also instead of "--address" I tried "--session" which gave me:
Failed to open connection to "session" message bus: /usr/bin/dbus-launch
terminated abnormally with the following error: No protocol specified
Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.
Is this supposed to happen?
Best regards and thanks for your help,
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