Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 962773
[network] network-indicator GUI inconsistent when polkit is used to disable access
Last modified: 2014-02-05 16:21:49 EST
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)
If polkit is used to lock down network editing and control, the applet icon gui (which normally appears as picture of a computer at the top right of the screen) does not reflect the changes. For instance the on/off slider button still operates but has no effect.
Steps to Reproduce:
Need to edit org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.policy and set the "yes" options to "no" and I think then a reboot is needed to really make sure the changes happen...
The disabled option should be flagged by; greying out, reseting the on/off button or showing a warning that the selected action failed.
Your description "top right icon" and "on/off slider" indicates that you do not use nm-applet, but rather gnome-shell network indicator. The indicator is not part of network-manager-applet, but gnome-shell itself, re-assigning.
Ah, does this mean I'm setting the wrong policy then? Still it seems odd that it does not change the network connection and that there is no policy for it.
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