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framework for defining and tracking users, sessions and seats

ConsoleKit is a system daemon for tracking what users are logged into the system and how they interact with the computer (e.g. which keyboard and mouse they use).

It provides asynchronous notification via the system message bus.

This package provides the system daemon and tools to interact with it.

Package version:0.4.5-3.1


What is ConsoleKit?

ConsoleKit is a framework for defining and tracking users, login
sessions, and seats.

What is a seat?

A seat is a collection of sessions and a set of hardware (usually at
least a keyboard and mouse).  Only one session may be active on a
seat at a time.

What is a session?

A session is a collection of all processes that 


ConsoleKit for Debian

ConsoleKit allows programs to track seats and sessions. It either needs
integration into the login manager, like gdm, or it can go through a pam
module.  Install the package libpam-ck-connector for that.

 -- Michael Biebl <>  Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:38:27 +0200


Version 0.4.4

 * systemd fixes (Lennart Poettering)

Version 0.4.3

 * Revert VT_WAITEVENT usage, since it is racy (Lennart Poettering)
 * systemd fixes (Lennart Poettering)

Version 0.4.2

 * Ensure we only care for seat files ending in .seat (William Jon McCann)
 * Various Solaris improvements (Halton Huo)


consolekit (0.4.5-3.1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Include patch by Petr


commit 4a1e58fd29c7cdf48dea879191a45db2cfcca0d1
Author: Colin Watson <>
Date:   S



 - Patch all login managers to open CK sessions

 - Make a registration interface for per


William Jon McCann <>


This package was debianized by Michael Biebl <> on
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:38:27 +0200.


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