Comment 41 for bug 964705

Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

It seems Debian fix is simply to allow users from netdev (and sudo) group add/change system-wide NetworkManager connections, this fix is added in network-manager 0.9.4.0-7 and is merged in Ubuntu,

look at /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pkla

[Adding or changing system-wide NetworkManager connections]
Identity=unix-group:netdev;unix-group:sudo
Action=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.system

So, main problem is that GNOME-Shell users aren't added to netdev group by default?

Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote on 2015-06-29: #38
> Mathieu, it doesn't seem that the upstream fix in Debian ever got merged into Ubuntu.
> Is there a reason for this?