Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Obviously you just type your password into any box that asks for it

No I dont because I never get asked for a root password when connecting to wireless networks.

Try creating a new account without sudo rights and see how far you get.

I have accounts without admin rights that has no problem connecting. They're never asked for a password or root credentials. This has been the case since I started using Ubuntu many years ago.

And from the Suse forum:

That's a problem specific to SuSE, not GNOME or network-manager.

Seems like it's trying to add the connection for all users.

Yes to add the connection for ALL users you obviously need admin rights. The solution is simple, uncheck the proper check box. The fact that the default in Ubuntu 11.10 was "wrong" has nothing to do with network-manager or Gnome. Bugs happen.

Network-manager does not need root privs to connect to wireless networks or any other networks.

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