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Old 11-03-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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KNetworkManager premissions on KDE start

Hi forum,

I have Debian 4.0r1 ‘Etch’ and KDE 3.5.5.

I also have some problems with KNetworkManager. It requires to be run as root to locate network hardware and modify wired and wireless network connections.

How do I setup KDE to start KNetworkManager automagically on start-up with the required premissions?

I have a bad work-around running kdesu knetworkmanager on startup. However I did not have to enter my root password when I used KNetworkManager in KUbuntu 7.10 ‘Gutsy Gibbon’. But I do not know how they have done it. Does anyone know?
Old 11-04-2007, 09:45 AM   #2
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You can install SUID bit on KNetworkManager binary (chmod +s <path to binary>).
Old 11-04-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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Should do what?

Thanks for the suggestion. I did do so, but then I got the following error message:
$ knetworkmanager
The KDE libraries are not designed to run with suid privileges.

Have you got any other suggestions?


chmod, knetworkmanager, network manager, suid

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