Comment 14 for bug 455694

I have sort of a personal interest in this as well (so that a friend of mine finally stops complaining :-) ) and it is a part of the PK privileges reshuffling that I still need to do for lucid.

In short, we really want to allow some privileges by default for admins on desktop boxes. Amongst those are mounting internal drives, setting the clock, and changing the CPU frequency.

udisks currently ships a .pkla file for internal drives, but I'd really like to move that into a "policykit-desktop-privileges" package, so that we don't need to provide the privileges by default on servers. This package should then also allow setting the time and CPU frequency.