Hardy Alpha-3 networking

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 18 11:32:47 UTC 2008

Richard Mancusi wrote:
> The problem shown below appears to have been resolved with
> tonight's update.

Right. It was https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/183673


> tnx
> -rich
> On Jan 15, 2008 9:39 PM, Richard Mancusi <vrman49 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 15, 2008 8:40 PM, Richard Mancusi <vrman49 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Jan 15, 2008 6:43 PM, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>>> (``-_-ยดยด) -- Fernando wrote:
>>>>> On Monday 14 January 2008 17:14:29 Brian Murray wrote:
>>>>>> You should have to authenticate before modifying the network
>>>>>> configuration.  On my Hardy systems and a daily build of the Live CD,
>>>>>> there is an "Unlock" button and selections remain greyed out until I
>>>>>> unlock the application.  If your system is fully up to date and the
>>>>>> "Unlock" button is not there then you should submit a bug report.  Your
>>>>>> issues regarding changing the network configuration are probably a
>>>>>> direct result of your not being authenticated.
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> I'm up to date, and using the menus, I just get a full grayed window and cant manage my networks options.
>>>>> If I try the old Network Monitor 2.12.1, it just says that the interface (either and both eth0 and eth1)  doesnt exist.
>>>> That sounds like bug 176060. Now that gnome-system-tools uses PolicyKit, you
>>>> need to run it as a normal user, and not through gksu. Could you verify that you
>>>> have network-manager-gnome 0.6.5-0ubuntu11, which fixed this issue, and that
>>>> running 'gksu network-admin' keeps it greyed out, and that running
>>>> 'network-admin' you can unlock it?
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Emilio
>>> Tonight's upgrade included several PolicyKit pkgs and I did verify
>>> that I am running network-manager-gnome 0.6.5-0ubuntu11 and
>>> network-manager 0.6.5-0ubuntu17.
>>> Now clicking on "Unlock" yields a window stating:
>>> "Could not authenticate  An unexpected error has occurred."
>>> This occurs by simply clicking on the "Unlock" button - not given
>>> the chance to enter a password.
>>> -rich
>> I need to reply to my own email to add info.  I attempted to re-start
>> a service and received the same error - so it has nothing to do with
>> networking but rather authentication.  You had already assumed that,
>> I am simply proving it.
>> System/Administration/Services
>> click on "Unlock" and receive the following message
>> Could not authenticate
>> An unexpected error has occurred.
>> -rich

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