A lot of Gnome Evolution users have experienced an error which reads:
The reported error was "Failed to authenticate: The name :1.13 was not provided by any .service files" or similar. It also sometimes appears as a type of “Failed to connect to account” error. Several bug-reports exist, for example, here and here.
The problem is a stale D-Bus service
The recommendation remains to exit Gnome Evolution with a command:
That works, but the issue persists after the next logout and login. Logic would dictate that forcing a shutdown should be hard-coded into Gnome Evolution as a permanent fix but then we start moving into the rabbit-hole territory of Gnome components / D-Bus services / Systemd and so forth. Therefore, when Gnome Evolution remains running after logout (might be because it goes stale or does not respond), it is quite difficult to figure out who to ask to fix this one.
Processes can be checked by running the command
ps -u [username] on a logged-out user account to list all running processes which persist beyond logout. As an example, the following output shows what is returned:
ps -u cybr PID TTY TIME CMD 2053 ? 00:32:39 cybr 2079 ? 00:00:00 alsaj 2082 ? 00:11:00 alsa_in 10265 tty1 00:00:00 bash 10295 tty1 00:00:00 ps
Killing all processes at logout
As a workaround, edit
logind.conf to kill all user processes at logout.
sudo nano /etc/systemd/logind.conf
Uncomment and set
KillUserProcesses=yes then save and exit.
systemctl restart systemd-logind
The idea is if
KillUserProcesses=yes then processes running in the systemd-logind.service session will be terminated when the user logs out.
Running the command
ps -u [username] on a logged-out user account after making the above change should return no results under the column headers.
ps -u cybr PID TTY TIME CMD