Gksu launched applications inaccessible with Orca Screen Reader

Bug #1257623 reported by Attila Hammer
This bug affects 1 person
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at-spi2-core (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Dear Developers,

My Ubuntu Saucy I experienced a very interesting issue, I tested only the problem with Orca master version.
I using GNOME Shell classic mode. When I installed the system, I used the access=v2 profile, because my wife using screen magnifier support.

When I launch any application with gksu command, Orca not reading the
application interface after I typed my password.
Example testcase with I reproduced always succesfuly the problem:
Open terminal, and run gksu gedit command.
If need, type your password.
Expected result: Orca reading Gedit interface.
Actual result: Orca absolute silent.

This situation not presenting any error message in the terminal.
To ensure this is not a mixed components related problem from Saucy, I upgraded my Saucy installation from git the at-spi2-core, at-spi2-atk and atk to 2.10 latest versions. Before upgrade I experiencing equals the issue.

Some time I experienced this issue when I launch any GUI application with sudo command prefix, or my normal user account.

To restrict not a buggy preference producing this issue, I keep a clean user folder my home partition and have a test user. If I login the testing account with not have any customized preferences, I experiencing this issue too when Orca running, gksu
command prefix absolute sure.

When I launching for example Gedit with sudo command, I see following message
in Terminal, now Orca for example not readed the Gedit application interface
with sudo privilege:
hammera@hammera-Satellite-L300:~$ sudo gedit
[sudo] password for hammera:

** (gedit:5029): WARNING **: Could not load Gedit repository: Typelib file for namespace 'GtkSource', version '3.0' not found
(gedit:5029): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/hammera/.config/ibus/bus is
not root!

The last line wrote file automaticaly creating my system, and automaticaly get my owner privilege the file.
I reported this bug Orca related with Bugzilla, link is following:

Joanie answered following this report:
"I can reproduce this in Ubuntu. I also cannot see/access the gksu-launched
gedit in Accerciser. In other words, this is not an Orca bug.

There is an old, open bug about gksu in Ubuntu filed against AT-SPI (bug
). That bug mentions the use of gksu-polkit. When I use gksu-polkit in Fedora, apps launched via gksu-polkit are accessible as expected. I do not see gksu-polkit in Ubuntu, so I don't know what you should do there. Perhaps file a
downstream bug against gksu or at-spi?"

The gksu-polkit package realy not available in Saucy the universe repository.
I experienced similar issue with Ubuntu 14.04 development release.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: at-spi2-core 2.10.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-5.13-generic 3.12.2
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-5-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Wed Dec 4 08:51:07 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-03 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: BeLin 3.02 i386
SourcePackage: at-spi2-core
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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