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[Bug 739079] New: root privileges required for wireless networking & shutdown & suspend etc.
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  • Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2012 09:22:55 +0000
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Summary: root privileges required for wireless networking &
shutdown & suspend etc.
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 12.1
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: GNOME
AssignedTo: bnc-team-gnome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: lipkab@xxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:9.0) Gecko/20100101

Symptoms pretty similar to #728970, but I'm on a fresh GNOME installation, and
my PERMISSION_SECURITY in /etc/sysconfig/security is "easy local"

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Close laptop lid
2. suse prompts for privileges


1. connect to (open) wifi network
2. in one minutes or two, wifi disconnects, network essid disappears from
Actual Results:
first problem: can't suspend, shutdown etc my machine without password
second: can't use wifi for more than two minutes

If I switch off wifi hardware then on, the failed network essid reappears.

if /etc/polkit-default-privs.local contains

org.freedesktop.upower.suspend yes:yes:yes
org.freedesktop.upower.hibernate yes:yes:yes

org.freedesktop.login1.power-off yes:yes:yes
org.freedesktop.login1.power-off-multiple-sessions yes:yes:yes
org.freedesktop.login1.reboot yes:yes:yes
org.freedesktop.login1.reboot-multiple-sessions yes:yes:yes

org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-network yes:yes:yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-wifi yes:yes:yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-wwan yes:yes:yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.use-user-connections yes:yes:yes

then wifi & suspend works fine, however, I still can't shutdown without

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