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Old 29th June 2012, 12:45 AM
Linelixer Offline
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Question What Does This 'SE Linux Alert' Mean?

It always comes up with these messages stating something along the lines of:

Source Process: /usr/bin/pkcon

Attempted this Access: Execute

Of This File: /usr/bin/pkcon
Is there anyone who can help? Thanks.
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Old 29th June 2012, 04:00 PM
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Re: What Does This 'SE Linux Alert' Mean?

Yes. This is SELinux in action! By default, Selinux is in enforcing mode. You could see the status by using
If you click on the "Troubleshooting" tab on the window that shows the message you have quoted, it will have additional instructions.

Some documentation on SElinux is below

SELinux fedoraproject page - this page has links to resources and nothing else.

If you decide that SELinux is not needed (permissive mode), type in a terminal,

su -
[root password]
setenforce 0
Hope this helps. Cheers. Welcome to the forum.

Last edited by nonamedotc; 29th June 2012 at 04:04 PM.
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Old 2nd July 2012, 10:49 AM
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Re: What Does This 'SE Linux Alert' Mean?

Go into the details button and attach the output. Or look at the tools analysis of the problem.

It looks like SELinux is preventing pkcon from executing itself. But I have no idea what context this is happening with.
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