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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: [solved] nm-applet: new connections, using VPN and wireless Reply with quote

I've installed a new Gentoo system and NetworkManager/nm-applet is behaving really stupid here. I can't add new wired connections: I can open the "New connection" dialogue, but after I click "Apply" button, the newly created connection vanishes from the list after a few moments, with no trace. I can't add any VPN connections to the list - the "New connection" button is grayed out, even though corresponding NM plugins are installed. I can't use wireless - nm-applet only states that "Device is not ready" where the list of available wireless networks should be. Please help me to sort this mess out.

... yes, I am starting my DE with that ck-launch-session trick (just in case, I'm using SLIM):
Code:
~/.xinitrc

exec ck-launch-session startxfce4

... yes, I've tried to reinstall DBus.

Your attention is greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, some of the problems are sorted out. I disabled the net.eth0 initscript. Also added these files:
Code:

/etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/10-org-freedesktop-network-manager-settings.pkla
/etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/10.org.freedesktop.network.manager.settings.pkla
(both have same content. Actually, just one of them is required. It's all about that different sources suggest a different name. I can't be bothered to check which is really needed)

[nm-applet]
Identity=unix-group:plugdev
Action=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.*
ResultAny=yes
ResultInactive=no
ResultActive=yes


Now I can edit and use wired and wireless connections. But I still can't add VPN connections. nm-applet thinks that appropriate plugins are missing. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done with the VPN plugins as well. It appears that they will not work in nm-applet, unless they are merged with gnome USE flag.

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