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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:02 am    Post subject: nma-applet not connecting to wireless as non-root Reply with quote

I cannot even see the scanne wifi networks as a regular user, as soon as I run nm-applet as root, scanned wifi show up and it autoconnects to known APs
g50-80 ~ # emerge -pv networkmanager nm-applet

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild R ] net-misc/networkmanager-1.4.0-r1::gentoo USE="gnutls systemd wifi -audit -bluetooth -connection-sharing (-consolekit) -dhclient -introspection -json -modemmanager -ncurses -nss -ofono -ppp -resolvconf (-selinux) -teamd {-test} -vala -wext" ABI_X86="(64) -32 (-x32)" 0 KiB
[ebuild R ] gnome-extra/nm-applet-1.4.0::gentoo USE="-introspection -modemmanager -teamd" 0 KiB


any help?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You just have a group problem. A little googling suggests you should add your user to the wheel group.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm already a member of that group :(
uid=1000(adel) gid=1000(adel) groups=1000(adel),10(wheel),18(audio),27(video),999(systemd-journal),996(input),244(plugdev),1002(libvirt)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe add it to the netdev group.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there was no group with that name, so I created one and added the user to it, still not working
it might be noteworthy that I start my xsession using slim:

[ebuild R ] x11-misc/slim-1.3.6-r5::gentoo USE="-branding (-consolekit) -pam" 0 KiB
and the command used is:
login_cmd exec startxfce4
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hepl anyone?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you get something like "Not authorized to control networking", check if there's policykit rule:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NetworkManager#Set_up_PolicyKit_permissions
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already have this rule I'm afraid :(
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is wrong with policykit:
/usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d/01-org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.system.rules

// Let users in plugdev group modify NetworkManager
polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
if (action.id == "org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.system" &&
subject.isInGroup("plugdev") && subject.active) {
return "yes";
}
});
~

/etc/polkit-1/rules.d/51-nm.rules:
polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
if (action.id.indexOf("org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.") == 0 && subject.isInGroup("netdev")) {
return polkit.Result.YES;
}
});




uid=1000(adel) gid=1000(adel) groups=1000(adel),10(wheel),18(audio),27(video),85(usb),999(systemd-journal),996(input),244(plugdev),1002(libvirt),1003(netdev)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another update, here's nmcli con show as root and non-root:
g50-80 ~ # nmcli con show
NAME UUID TYPE DEVICE
Redington Value 2 617ce1a1-1ab7-4c68-b705-16825618223a 802-11-wireless wlp3s0
virbr0 638e855a-b9f3-4894-be75-69e663c88253 bridge virbr0
AID-Training Network 794fc7eb-b5cc-44ff-a6f4-546e89f9d861 802-11-wireless --
ALHAMRA 4dd4e0bb-a4eb-45b8-a180-8dc11449dba6 802-11-wireless --
Bluetooth connection 1 ce3546bc-8a27-4459-b13e-67299e5f69cc bluetooth --
CMA CAS CONT 5fdfee6e-29f4-478a-acb7-dc56c7de32b1 802-11-wireless --
CMA INT ac371022-9d03-47e6-b069-9384b5b6d5ef 802-11-wireless --
EBTTIKAR 2fa008cc-ad7b-49f2-8a32-2bcf92320571 802-11-wireless --
HUAWEI-E5577-6A84 b32893dd-9cc5-4018-ab48-c32230674559 802-11-wireless --
HUAWEI-E5577-6A84 1 679f579f-4cef-4e15-bb10-7020e6039e5b 802-11-wireless --
KAIA_Mobily FREE WiFi d4f8c087-9e57-459c-bab0-9d609b6839af 802-11-wireless --
Linux-Plus Saudi e8003121-6ded-43b2-9728-f60449973c47 802-11-wireless --
LinuxPlus-VF 6f9b70f2-9ed1-4a28-8b9d-5b6ad51249e8 802-11-wireless --
Redington Value 1 f16ed5a9-479d-464e-a57c-726b2cc2a21e 802-11-wireless --
VPN connection 1 0c8c0a67-818c-43fa-82f8-fdf3cf0e3122 vpn --
wifi 8d983844-165a-4fdd-997f-ff61a6e8af76 802-11-wireless --
wifi 1 010bfcdc-03e2-47af-9fcb-c3a010eb36cc 802-11-wireless --
xperia 3d32d984-b74c-4a25-8cc6-05f230958336 802-11-wireless --


non root:
adel@g50-80 ~/Desktop $ nmcli con show
NAME UUID TYPE DEVICE
<invisible> Redington Value 2 617ce1a1-1ab7-4c68-b705-16825618223a 802-11-wireless wlp3s0
virbr0 638e855a-b9f3-4894-be75-69e663c88253 bridge virbr0
Bluetooth connection 1 ce3546bc-8a27-4459-b13e-67299e5f69cc bluetooth --
HUAWEI-E5577-6A84 1 679f579f-4cef-4e15-bb10-7020e6039e5b 802-11-wireless --
LinuxPlus-VF 6f9b70f2-9ed1-4a28-8b9d-5b6ad51249e8 802-11-wireless --
VPN connection 1 0c8c0a67-818c-43fa-82f8-fdf3cf0e3122 vpn --
wifi 1 010bfcdc-03e2-47af-9fcb-c3a010eb36cc 802-11-wireless --



the connection I'm currently connected to is conisdered hidden, is that normal behavior?
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