Over the pandemic I started using i3 a lot more. I use it as a separate session on my ubuntu box so I had to put together the backend myself. In the process of figuring out what i needed to do I learned about polkit. Once i realized why half my programs werent opening in i3, I was able to quickly fix it by adding
exec --no-startup-id /usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 --exit-with-session i3
Well, I enjoy making little youtube videos and today I was doing a run through on how to setup polkit. But when I got to actually adding this line into the i3 config, I found out that ubuntu 20.04 doesnt seem to have the same gnome daemon setup! Now it has a different folder, /usr/lib/policykit-1, and its contents are polkitd and polkit-agent-helper-1. I’ve tried using both of those paths in my i3 config but neither seem to do the same thing as my old command.
Does anybody have an idea of how to implement polkit with this new setup?