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    Default [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    Greetings !!

    I set up an account (users group) for a friend that need my 15.1 laptop.

    Everything works good but there is no way to select a wifi network, nore ethernet connexion because the system tray's network item is not present in the pannel.

    I checked network to be shown all the time but there is no way to select the network.

    I fix the wifi connexion, but the ethernet connexion can not be selected even if the cable is plugged and the carrier detected at the router.

    How can I do to have similar behaviour when connected to the system as a non-root user ? (I always connected to my systems in root so I have no particular experience with such issue)

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    Default Re: [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    Is your network managed by "wicked" or by "NetworkManager"?

    From your description, it seems to be managed by "wicked". You need to switch that to "NetworkManager" to get a tray icon. You can use Yast to make that change.
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    Default Re: [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    Network manager is selected in yast -> network settings -> ... I have a popup saying networkmanager manages the network.

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    Default Re: [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    it works ok with the root user.

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    Default Re: [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    Quote Originally Posted by soundlord View Post
    it works ok with the root user.
    That is impossible, because network manager works inside a desktop, thus a GUI, and root should never use the GUI.
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    Default Re: [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    I always use root as main user in gui (kde)... it p***s me off to sudo each time... on server configured computers I don't need no gui I use wicked and I log always in root.

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    Default Re: [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    it works on a different laptop configured the same way. the both root user and the non-root user can select the available networks (both wireless and wired).
    still network-manager managed and with a root user and a non-root user, still on 15.1.

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    Default Re: [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    there is a clue: the user that hasn't the item in the system-tray is not member of the "root" group...
    I will dig further...

    I forgot to precise that on the root account when accessing the systray item I checked if the "all users may connect to this network" checkbox.
    For all the connections: wireless and wired.

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    Default Re: [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    Quote Originally Posted by soundlord View Post
    I always use root as main user in gui (kde)... it p***s me off to sudo each time... on server configured computers I don't need no gui I use wicked and I log always in root.
    Then I can't help you.
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    Default Re: [Knetwork manager] non root user can't access network selection system tray

    My bad... the widget was simply wiped out from the panel :{

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