System Tools tell me "The configuration could not be loaded..."

Harold Aling h.aling at
Tue Jan 9 09:59:47 UTC 2007

Stefan Schwarzburg wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a problem. After Alternate CD installation, the systemtools 
> (like the one to configure the network cards) worked from the menu. 
> Than I did a upgrade of all available packages and now I allways get 
> this message when I try to start these tools: "The configuration could 
> not be loaded / You are not allowed to access the system 
> configuration. " I can however do "sudo xterm" and then in this new 
> terminal type "network-admin". Then I get the systemtool.
Same here on 2 machines (both Edgy -> one upgrade, one fresh install)

I (harold) am a member of the 'admin' group:

harold at DBWS439:~$ id
uid=1000(harold) gid=1000(harold) 

harold at DBWS439:~$ cat /etc/group|grep adm

harold at DBWS439:~$ ls -la `which network-admin`
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 104096 2006-10-02 17:05 /usr/bin/network-admin

Which group do I need to join to be able to launch the system tools from 
the menu again?

> Can somebody help me here?
> Cheers,
> Stefan
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