Cant authenticate change of settings

Hey guys, newbie linux/opensuse member here.

Im having trouble with my opensuse 12.1 release, im trying to edit the ipv4 settings and when i click “save” the authentication box shows for a split second and disapears and it cancels my changes. Its definatly a bug, does anyone else have this issue? How do we fix it?

Im using the 32bit gnome opensuse 12.1 release

Thanks!

> im trying to edit the
> ipv4 settings and when i click “save” the authentication box shows for a
> split second and disapears and it cancels my changes.

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what tool/application/applet are you using to edit your IPv4 settings?

and, why are you wanting to edit them? that is, what networking problems
are you having?

is it gnome 2 or gnome 3 you use?


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Im just using network settings app that comes with gnome.

Im unsure On which gnome, i think 3 cos i downloaded opensuse last night.

I want to change the settings so i can share my internet connection to my xbox to play online games.

I do not use GNOME, so cannot help with the “desktop application/widget”, but

You do not say if this is a wireless or cable network – the defaults are set differently. Your system may be using “Traditional/ifup” configuration, which would disable “User/Network Manager” configuration setting.

Use
YaST >> Network Devices >> Network Settings >> Global Options
and select User Controlled with NetworkManager if you want to use a “desktop application or widget”. Otherwise you can configure with YaST.

Generally for cable or fixed connections “Traditional” is more convenient, and “User” configuration method preferable for wireless or mobile connections.