Updated to kde 4.4.4 last night and have dbus errors when knetworkmanager tries to start.
KNetworkManager cannot start because the installation is misconfigured.
System DBUS policy does not allow it to provide user settings;
contact your system administrator or distribution.
KNetworkManager will not start automatically in future.
I thought it was odd because I haven’t had issues with knetworkmanager in ages, so just to see if it was specific to my laptop I went ahead and upgraded my desktop.
I receive the same error on both machines now, and have had to switch to wicd until the problem is fixed.
Shame that “bugfix” release brings in…bugs. :’(
Anyways, I have googled it to death and haven’t found anything that resolves it, so if anyone has an idea or a fix please do say so.
I had the same problem - that dbus related message is really scary. Anyway, I found the solution on ubuntu forum - place this file drop.io knetworkmanager_opensuse11_2 (rename it toNetworkManager-kde4.conf) in /etc/dbus-1/system.d and start knetworkmanager
No luck in my case
After copying one file, the other or both in /etc/dbus-1/system.d/ I’m able to “start” knetm but it just open that blue icon (is it an N & M) and not the signal status icon as always. In fact if I click on it, it says “network admin disabled” (actually mine is in spanish so just trying to translate it).
My network is working as I checked it by terminal.
The file is under root just like the others in there.
Hi everybody, After upgrading to KDE4.4.4 using the KDE4 repositories, I had the same problem under openSuSE 11.1 64. I tried the solutions you provide and copied the NetworkManager-kde4.conf file to /etc/dbus-1/system.d/NetworkManager.conf (after backing up the original one).
Knetworkmanager started, but did nothing… just started with the NM blue icon in the tray. It says that there is no network… I checked in Yast to ensure that I didn’t misconfigure the use of networkmanager (I had to switch back to ifup to be able to send this post…)
I rolled back from the backup of NetworkManager.conf, and just created an additional config file named : NetworkManager-kde4.conf with the following content (This differs from the content of the link in the reply of dcengija)