>> Could it be a symptom of the kdesudo / kdesu problems? I posted last year a kdesu problem with X apps as root..I don't know how to link back there. I don't and won't use sudo in a debian installation. There was not much response, I can only assume everybody else here uses sudo. My fix was to purge kdesudo-trinity, then change relevant menu entries to: kdesu --nonewdcop (root app) and make sure "run as a different user" is unchecked. Ceni is not affected if called from a root terminal, it's ncurses based. For me that is the easiest method for first-off network config. After that I use wpa_gui to setup multiple wireless networks.