Extra Step to connect to a Wireless Network

Ali Linx ali.linux at amjjawad.net
Fri Feb 14 18:32:14 UTC 2014

On 02/14/2014 10:13 PM, Leszek Lesner wrote:
> Am 14.02.2014 19:01, schrieb Ali Linx:
Hi Leszek and thanks for your reply :)

>> Hi Lubuntu Community,
>> Not sure if you're aware of my real life project [1] or not which is
>> part of StartUbuntu Project [2] but for you to know, I am using
>> Lubuntu 13.10 as one of the systems beside Xubuntu 12.04.3 and Ubuntu
>> GNOME 13.10 :)
>> However, Lubuntu is the only flavor of Ubuntu that I am using which
>> asks for the user password before connecting to any Wireless Network
>> AND whenever I do need to edit any listed Wireless Network on the
>> Network Manager.
>> Why?
> It seems to be a policy kit issue here. Can you check the policykit
> rules of Xubuntu and or Ubuntu Gnome to check wether there is a rule
> missing for Lubuntu
How to check that? I'm on Xubuntu 12.04 now (my default system nowadays).

>> How to stop that?
> I guess this should work albeit its taken from the Arch Wiki:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NetworkManager#Set_up_PolicyKit_permissions
Will have a look but not sure if Arch Wiki will help for a Lubuntu 
issue. Thanks for the link :)

> I am not sure about autologin though. This might cause entering the user
> password as authentication. (If autologin is not enabled it
> authenticates through the password entered in the login manager).
>> I am not here to argue about the philosophy of enabling that feature
>> or not fixing that bug yet but actually I'm trying to make my life
>> easier and the people I am converting to Linux, they have never used
>> it before.
>> I'm sure I have seen that before when I was involved here but my head
>> has tons of stuff that it is hard to go dig for this now :)
> In my opinion this is a bug. Policykit should only ask for password when
> you want to create a "system wide" connection.

Not sure if this bug reported but Phill long time ago is the same as 
this issue I'm asking about?


It is frustrating for someone like me so I can only imagine it might be 
very frustrating for 'new' users.

> Greetings
> Leszek
Thank you!


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