Start PolicyKit on Ubuntu

10 Oct 2013 in TIL

As I run vanilla xmonad, I don't get nice things started for me when I boot up. Though I normally install packages with dpkg -i package.deb, sometimes I want to use the software centre and I need to start PolicyKit by hand.

The error I get starts with org.freedesktop.PolicyKit.Error.Failed, and the command to start policykit is as follows:


This is via AskUbuntu, but I can never find it when I need it so I decided to reproduce here.