NetworkManager – not authorized to control networking solved

NetworkManager – not authorized to control networking

When I moved my HP Omen to a new residence, I could not add another wifi network. The OS is MX Linux with Advanced hardware support using KDE.

So, the fix for this was simple:

sudo nmtui-connect

Since MX uses init and not systemd, you may find some irrelevant instructions like:

sudo systemctl status NetworkManager

One thing to remember if you are having this issue is you may need to change settings in

/etc/NetworkManager/connections/nameofyourssid.nmconnection

If the file does not exist, create one or edit one added using nmtui. Follow the syntax here:

[connection]
id=nameofconnection
uuid=generatedfromnmtui
type=wifi

[wifi]
mode=infrastructure
ssid=yourSSID

[ipv4]
method=auto

[ipv6]
addr-gen-mode=default
method=auto

[proxy]

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