nm-applet und PolicyKit: ** (nm-applet:8913): WARNING **: Failed to add/activate connection: (32) Insufficient privileges.

Dear NetworkManager folks,

when using nm-applet with an alternative window manager besides GNOME
there seems to be a problem that `polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1`
is not started and therefore no new connections can be added [1][2].





so the PolicyKit “wrapper” is not started for other window managers or
desktop environments than listed there.

This has the effect, that nm-applet does not work fully.

Besides that this problem should probably be fixed directly in
PolicyKit, could nm-applet warn, if the PolicyKit stuff is not setup
correctly, sot that the user has a clue what to look for. Currently only
the following message is displayed in a box.

    Failed to add/activate connection: (32) Insufficient privileges.

Lastly, or am I mistaken and other window manager can provide a
PolicyKit alternative so they should not rely on



[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=643028
[2] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NetworkManager#Set_up_PolicyKit_permissions
[3] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=643028#64

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