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Old 12-01-2019, 01:35 PM   #1
The_Dark_Passenger
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Unable to add/manage connections via Network Manager


Hello,

I just recently discovered I am unable to add/modify connections via Network Manager. For example, when I try to add an OpenVPN connection, the following issue occurs,

Code:
Dec  1 13:30:33 Hostname NetworkManager[1666]: <info>  [1575225033.6603] audit: op="connection-add" pid=3160 uid=1000 result="fail" reason="Insufficient privileges"
My user is part of the netdev group, and I was previously able to add a few OpenVPN configurations a few months back. I'm unsure which update may have caused this to change.

I have already tried following instructions that say to create a /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pkla file with the following content.

Code:
[nm-applet]
Identity=unix-group:netdev
Action=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.*
ResultAny=yes
ResultInactive=no
ResultActive=yes
But this does not change anything. It also does appear that polkit is running.

Code:
ps -ef | grep polkit
polkitd   1617     1  0 13:19 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/polkit-1/polkitd --no-debug
myuser    2604     1  0 13:19 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/polkit-kde-authentication-agent-1
I am running Slackware64 -Current, and updated as of Weds. last week. I am running KDE 4.14.38.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 12-01-2019, 01:58 PM   #2
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In the General tab of each connection, check the status of All users may connect to this network.
 
Old 12-01-2019, 02:08 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. I have verified the All users may connect to this network setting is enabled, but the issue is persisting. I can't actually add any type of network. I get the same insufficient permission error.
 
Old 12-01-2019, 04:00 PM   #4
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Check the perms of /etc/NetworkManager. Files need to be root:root. All system-connections files need to be 600. Directories need to be 755.
 
  


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