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Package: plasma-widget-networkmanagement
Severity: important


i am trying desperated to get WLAN working without problems on wheezy.
One time i get a connection, then never again.

I installed the network manager to have a comfortable configuration, but it 
seems not to have the correct rights to work.
The scanning for hotspots does not work and when i manually create a WLAN connection and try to save it, it fails with insufficient privileges (see screenshot).

As you can see here i have access to WLAN functionality on the shell:

root@pc# iwlist wlan2 scan
wlan2     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:1E:58:BB:80:CD
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality=68/70  Signal level=-42 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Extra: Last beacon: 32ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000664642D777274
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 030101
                    IE: Unknown: 050400010000
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010020FF7F

But automatically it is not configured correct with the WPA key:

root@pc# iwconfig
wlan2     IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:"dd-wrt"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:1E:58:BB:80:CD
          Tx-Power=200 dBm
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off

This is my current network configuration file:

root@pc:/etc/network# cat interfaces
allow-hotplug eth6
iface eth6 inet static
auto wlan2
iface wlan2 inet dhcp
        wpa-ssid "dd-wrt"
        wpa-psk "mysecretpassword"

Why the network manager has not enough privileges?
Any other idea to solve the problem?

Best regards

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.1
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages plasma-widget-networkmanagement depends on:
ii  kde-runtime                     4:4.8.4-2
ii  libc6                           2.13-38
ii  libgcc1                         1:4.7.2-5
ii  libkcmutils4                    4:4.8.4-4
ii  libkdecore5                     4:4.8.4-4
ii  libkdeui5                       4:4.8.4-4
ii  libkio5                         4:4.8.4-4
ii  libknotifyconfig4               4:4.8.4-4
ii  libplasma3                      4:4.8.4-4
ii  libqt4-dbus                     4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libqt4-network                  4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libqt4-svg                      4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libqt4-xml                      4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libqtcore4                      4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libqtgui4                       4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libsolid4                       4:4.8.4-4
ii  libsolidcontrol4abi2            4:4.8.4-6
ii  libstdc++6                      4.7.2-5
ii  mobile-broadband-provider-info  20120708-1
ii  network-manager       

Versions of packages plasma-widget-networkmanagement recommends:
ii  kwalletmanager           4:4.8.4-3
ii  network-manager-openvpn
ii  network-manager-pptp
ii  network-manager-vpnc

Versions of packages plasma-widget-networkmanagement suggests:
pn  kdebase-workspace-bin  <none>

-- no debconf information

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Everything seems to point to a configuration issue with network manager and not
with plasma-widget-networkmanagement. In particular, it might be worth
checking if the user belongs to the group netdev that's needed to access the
network manager configurations as a user.

For further support about this and similar issues it would be more time
efficient to use a debian support channel [1], in particular:
 - The debian-user-german mailing list [2]
 - in for a german speaking general support channel
 - #debian in for an english speaking wheezy support channel

I'm closing this issue as a non issue, I hope this information is useful to
help you solve your problems.

Happy hacking,

"EIEIO  Go home and have a glass of warm, dairy-fresh milk"
-- The GNU C Library Reference Manual, Chapter 2.2, Error Codes
Saludos /\/\ /\ >< `/

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