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Hi, I have a Lenovo Z570 laptop with Centos 6.2 installed, and something very strange is happening, basically, if a non-root user logs in at the top level (i.e., in ...
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    Centos 6.2/Lenovo Z570/Wireless only works for root


    Hi,

    I have a Lenovo Z570 laptop with Centos 6.2 installed, and something very strange is happening, basically, if a non-root user logs in at the top level (i.e., in the initial graphical login prompt), then the wireless is fine. If a non-root user logs in, then there is no desktop icon for wireless internet (i.e., showing available networks).

    The interface "wlan0" does show up in ifconfig. I tried things like "ifconfig wlan0 up" and "dhclient wlan0", but these didn't do anything.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Which Desktop? Which Network manager? I know in debian you need to ensure your user account is a member of the netdev group.

    I don't run rpm distros though.

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    Everything is the default that comes with Centos 6.2. The desktop is GNOME. I don't know what the network manager is, and don't know how to find out. There doesn't seem to be any "netdev" group.

    Thanks.

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