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Using startx on Fedora 17, a non-root user cannot join new wireless networks -- how to fix?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I have Fedora 17 installed on a Lenovo X230, and if I leave it configured to boot into Gnome using systemd's runlevel5.target (or graphical.target), which is the default, networking seems to work just fine -- a local user can join a new wireless network, authenticating and saving a network password as needed. So far, so good. However, this laptop's owner prefers to boot into a non-graphical display (systemd's runlevel3.target or multi-user.target); when desired, he runs startx to get Gnome started. When Gnome is started this way, the user cannot join any new wireless network; you can select (HowTos)