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Old 08-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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"System policy prevents modification of network settings for all users"


Hi,

I just installed Slackware 13.37 with Robby Workman's XFCE 4.8 + NetworkManager on my battered Panasonic Toughbook. Everythings runs fine, except one thing. Whenever NetworkManager tries to connect, I get the following warning:

System policy prevents modification of network settings for all users.

No way to connect from there. Any idea what's wrong here?
 
Old 08-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Are you a member of your "etc/group" ( or slackware equivalent ) for networking or networkmanager ?
 
Old 08-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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As far as I know, NetworkManager doesn't require the user to be in any group. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Just the usual suspects here:

Code:
[kikinovak@buzz:~] $ groups
users floppy audio video cdrom plugdev power netdev
 
Old 08-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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The "wheel" is missing, and you do have to add your user to the either the group "wheel" or "network", or "networkmanager" in order to change network settings -unless you want to log in as "root", which as we all know is a BAD idea.

If this was not so, anybody could play with your network settings. At home that may be fine, but not so much otherwise.

Check this out :

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...it_permissions

I'm no expert on Slackware, so I could be amiss here, but Linux is Linux no ?
 
Old 08-05-2012, 11:09 PM   #5
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I'm no expert on Slackware, so I could be amiss here, but Linux is Linux no ?
No.
 
Old 08-06-2012, 12:07 AM   #6
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Would it have anything to do with the issues in this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ns-4175418238/

Not sure, because yours is a 13.37 install, but I'm wondering if it has anything to do with ConsoleKit, so perhaps launching xfce thusly:

exec /usr/bin/startxfce4 --with-ck-launch

would solve the problem.

cheers,
 
Old 08-06-2012, 01:08 AM   #7
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Not sure, because yours is a 13.37 install, but I'm wondering if it has anything to do with ConsoleKit, so perhaps launching xfce thusly:

exec /usr/bin/startxfce4 --with-ck-launch
Some time ago, I rewrote Robby Workman's scripts for XFCE to split them up and add a few tweaks, so got to know them quite well. And I know he patched XFCE to launch with ConsoleKit.

As a side note, I'm now relying on his packages, only adding tweaks afterwards, since I don't want to reinvent the wheel when others have already made some fine work.
 
  


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