my question is: how can I allow Networkmanager to establish a VPN connection from a machine I’m logged into via xrdp?

The situation is as follows: I’m sitting at machineA and using xfreerdp to log into machineB running an xrdp server. I’d like to establish a VPN connection ON machineB with Networkmanager, simply by clicking on it in nm-applet. However, nm-applet tells me: "Not authorized to control networking."
I don’t have that problem when working directly on machineA, so it’s (probably) not an issue of my user being in the wrong group.

I’m guessing it’s a polkit issue but I don’t know how to grant myself the minimal set of permissions necessary to achieve what I want.

I downloaded the .iso for OpenSUSE 42.1-0, burned the image to DVD and started the upgrade. During the upgrade from 13.2 to 42.1 it finds and displays the previously used repositories and then notes that to add the upgrade repositories the network needs to be configured and asks if I would like to do so. I click on "yes" and it re-displays the same "configure network?" prompt. Regardless of how many times I choose "Yes" after the prompt re-displays it never brings up any network configuration screens.

I finally gave up and selected "No" for the configure network prompt and install is proceeding, but all of the Slide Show details are showing 13.2 messages even though the Details view shows the media being used is for OpenSUSE-42.1-0.

The machine I am using is connected to the intranet (wired and wireless) and was working correctly with openSUSE 13.2.

I wonder if anybody has any suggestions for me to try with this problem. After I upgraded to 13.2, my external monitor no longer works if I am logged in as a user. If I log in as root, all is fine. As a user, nothing I can do with the external monitor connected lets me see anything but garbage. If I remove the external monitor, <ctrl><alt>F12 and then <alt>F7 I get back to my original screen with nothing lost. I have tried both unified outputs and non-unified outputs in configure desktop/display with the same results.

I suspect that there is a config file screwed up in my user directory, but have no experience with video so don’t know which. (40 years experience with command line 🙂 )If I knew how to do something from a command prompt I am sure I could fix it, but cannot get into any KDE graphics tools with the external monitor connected.

Here is my config:

Tosh Satellite L300D
LG Flatron L1511S monitor

cat /etc/os-release
VERSION="13.2 (Harlequin)"
PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE 13.2 (Harlequin) (x86_64)"

Toshiba:~ # xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 800, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS connected primary 1280×800+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm
1280×800 59.98*+
1280×720 59.86
1152×768 59.78
1024×768 59.92
800×600 59.86
848×480 59.66
720×480 59.71
640×480 59.38
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

I cannot get xrandr to run if the external monitor is connected

Any help would be appreciated!

Nigel Johnson

I decided to dual boot OpenSUSE and Windows 7.
Instead of installing GRUB2 onto the MBR, I installed it on root and let EasyBCD on Windows handle the MBR.
However, when I try to boot now, I can successfully boot into Windows, but when I decide to boot into OpenSUSE I am stuck on this GRUB4DOS prompt.

How can I fix this?

EDIT: If necessary, I am willing to uninstall EasyBCD and install GRUB2 onto the MBR instead.