[kde-linux] Fedora 17 KDE 4.6.4 wireless setup

Jerome Yuzyk jerome at supernet.ab.ca
Tue Jul 10 18:36:00 UTC 2012

On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 02:18:49 AM Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at cox.net> wrote:
> Jerome Yuzyk posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:18:34 -0600 as excerpted:
> > Oops, should be 4.8.4.
> > 
> > On Monday, July 09, 2012 11:45:47 PM Jerome Yuzyk
> > <jerome at supernet.ab.ca>
> > 
> > wrote:
> >> So how am I supposed to use the KDE Network Settings to add a wireles
> >> connection when I keep being told "Insufficient Privileges" when I
> >> try to save my changes?
> >> 
> >> And how can I turn off the popup notification that comes along a few
> >> seconds after to remind me?
> I think what you're looking for is likely to be the policykit (polkit)
> setup, in kde settings, under system administration.  Do note that if
> you're not setup with basic admin privs for your user, you may need to
> login as root and setup your user with admin privs before you can adjust
> the privs as your user in that section.

Funny, It Just Worked in F16, and now in F17 it doesn't. I eventually went 
under the hood into the config files and found a setting that limited 
wireless to root - where'd that come from?

My fault for messing with a perfectly-good (in hindsight) F16 install, and 
trusting preupgrade to make something good of the transition since my old 
yum update way had strong recommendations against it for F17's change to 

It looks like a number of KDE Settngs things don't call ksudo or whatever 
at the right time to get the right permissions, and I suppose that's a 
result of the other F17 changes. 

It's making KUbuntu look pretty attractive.

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