Extra Step to connect to a Wireless Network

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Fri Feb 14 21:45:44 UTC 2014

On 02/14/2014 12:48 PM, Leszek Lesner wrote:
> Am 14.02.2014 19:32, schrieb Ali Linx:
>> 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).
> Try to look at the files in /etc/polkit-1/ (and subfolders) aswell as
> /usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d
>>>> 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 guess the only difference here is that Lubuntu has its rules.d
> directory in /usr/share/polkit-1 instead of /etc/polkit-1 . As all linux
> distros use policykit nowadays there shouldn't be any difference on that
> low level.
>>> 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?
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/964705
>> It is frustrating for someone like me so I can only imagine it might
>> be very frustrating for 'new' users.
> This comment sums it up I guess:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/964705/comments/4
> "System-wide" connections need authentication.
> Perhaps if you connect to the network manually by disabling system-wide
> connection (it should be a checkbox) solves this problem for you.
I think I installed seahorse and deleted the password required for 
connecting to the internet.
I agree that this should be fixed!


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