Fresh install of openSUSE 12.1 (both 32 and 64 bit) KDE.
Upon the first login, tried connection to my wireless network and Networkmanager requested for **root privileges **before allowing to connect to wireless router. As far as I can remember, believe that root privileges is not required in 11.2 or other distribution.
Connection to wireless router by normal user is denied.
Is this happening to your installation and any idea if this is normal?
Yes, this is normal with this new version of NetworkManager.
I don’t like it either. It seems wrong.
Previously, network definitions were kept in your local user files. Now they are being kept centrally in a root owned directory. That change is reasonable. But requiring the root password to setup a connection is just a bad idea.
You are at a coffee shop. You want to connect to their wireless. So you have to give the root password at a place where everything you do is being videotaped. Not good.
I’m not sure what my problem is, but it does seem to be network related, so maybe this is as good a place as any to post.
I did a fresh install of 12.1 LIve KDE 64-bit. Did a software update and as far as I can tell downloaded and installed two (2) package updates: PackageKit and Flash. Now supposedly fully updated, according to PackageKit.
Firefox works fine for web-surfing, as does Flash. All appears to be working.
My problem is: no Networking icon at bottom right desktop. And Network Connections (Wired) shows NO connections.
Check whether you are in “ifup” mode or are using NetworkManager. If you are in “ifup” mode, you can change to NetworkManager if you want the icon at the bottom right. If you make that change, you might have to reboot before the network begins working again.
I’m not sure whether that is your problem, because your description is a bit vague.
I was having same problem as the OP. Root password was required to even “make” a connection. I finally got mad and just deleted my wifi card in Yast>network settings. After I rebooted, and the card reconfigured, this bug was gone. I was able to make connections as user.
On 2011-11-17 23:36, michalng wrote:
> Fresh install of openSUSE 12.1 (both 32 and 64 bit) KDE.
> Upon the first login, tried connection to my wireless network and
> Networkmanager requested for *root privileges *before allowing to
> connect to wireless router. As far as I can remember, believe that root
> privileges is not required in 11.2 or other distribution.
> Connection to wireless router by normal user is denied.
> Is this happening to your installation and any idea if this is normal?
Bug 731812 - NetworkManager and time settings unusable for normal users,
and forced ipv6 probing
And note who writes it. >;-)
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)