Bug #1636062 reported by themusicgod1 on 2016-10-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
redshift (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

error message, redshift refuses to start:
seems to be a regression from which looking at the last few comments dates at least to 15.10

redshift: 1.11-1ubuntu1
ubuntu: 16.10

This seems to be a regression
Trying location provider `geoclue2'...
Using provider `geoclue2'.
Unable to start GeoClue client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Geolocation disabled for UID 1000.
Unable to connect to GeoClue.
Unable to get location from provider.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: redshift 1.11-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-22.24-generic 4.8.0
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Mon Oct 24 00:07:42 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-09 (837 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Alpha amd64 (20140708)
SourcePackage: redshift
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2016-10-16 (7 days ago)

themusicgod1 (themusicgod1) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in redshift (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
themusicgod1 (themusicgod1) wrote :

at least in 17.10, this error consistently results from not having location services enabled. This was likely true for 17.04/16.10.

Perhaps an update to the error message suggesting as much might be warranted?

tags: added: artful
themusicgod1 (themusicgod1) wrote :

As of bionic, there's no error message at least first run & redshift Just Works[tm]. Location services must be working?

themusicgod1 (themusicgod1) wrote :

Disabling location settings in the location menu recreates this : once you disable it, redshift errors out like this and refuses to run.

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