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[Bug 1512002] Re: Annoying dialog "Authentication is required to change your own user data"


>From my logs (summarized by logwatch)...

polkitd(authority=local): message repeated 473 times: [ Operator of
unix-session:c2 FAILED to authenticate to gain authorization for action
org.freedesktop.accounts.change-own-user-data for system-bus-name::1.48
[<unknown>] (owned by unix-user:darren)]: 1 Time(s)

So that's 473 times the dialog appeared yesterday with no indication as
to why.  It's also affecting multiple users on my main 15.10 machine now
- in comment #5 I reported that it was only affecting a single user.
Still appears to be related to switching user sessions.

Is anyone looking into this?  Any further info/logs I can provide to

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  Annoying dialog "Authentication is required to change your own user

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Bug description:
  Every few days a dialog pops up saying "Authentication is required to change your own user data" with an entry field for a password. If I type my user's password the dialog will reappear with an empty entry field. If I click on the cross to close the window many times it will be gone, but reappear a few days later. I don't know what this window is for and it makes no difference whether I close it or leave it. I don't use the gnome keyring.
  This started with Ubuntu 15.04 or maybe with an earlier release, and is still there in Ubuntu 15.10, also on machines I did a fresh install.

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