I currently have Xfce 4.6.1 running on Ubuntu Server 10.04 on my mini-itx machine.
I'd like to run nm-applet in order to simplify the business of creating and running VPNs, but having installed the package seem to be hitting problems with DBUS permissions:
sean@zoidberg:~$ nm-applet&  1294 sean@zoidberg:~$ ** (nm-applet:1294): WARNING **: <WARN> request_name(): Could not acquire the NetworkManagerUserSettings service. Error: (9) Connection ":1.41" is not allowed to own the service "org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings" due to security policies in the configuration file + Exit 1 nm-applet
I have tried various solutions based around adding or amending policies in '/etc/dbus-1/system.d/NetworkManager.conf' and '/etc/dbus-1/system.d/nm-applet.conf', all to no avail. Starting nm-applet with sudo prodiuces nothing in terms of results or errors.
I have also tried installing xfapplet, but get nowhere with that as nm-applet is not available in the configuration dialogue - I am guessing that if won't run from the command line it won't run in another application either.
Has anyone else encountered this issue, or can anyone point me to where I should go next?