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Re: [opensuse] Re: Should openSUSE review it's Security Policies?
Ken Schneider - openSUSE wrote:
On 03/02/2012 08:24 AM, James Knott pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
Lars Müller wrote:

And why should people have to do this to work around an incredibly
STOOPID decision?

Isn't that what the checkbox in network device is for, allowing "non-root user device control"?

That network card set up is for the basic configuration of a NIC and is generally not used for WiFi, where the Networkmanager plasmoid is used. This problem is with Networkmanager, which requires the root password to set up a new WiFi configuration. Once it's configured, it starts without root password. With Networkmanager, you can configure multiple WiFi connections and use whichever is needed. So, I have one for home, work, local library etc. on my personal computer. With that work computer that was given to me for this work, I'd configure it for the hotel I was staying at. Then I'd have to configure another connection at the next hotel.

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