I'm having a mildly concerning problem with steam.


MTPDA

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I'm running Ubuntu 20.04
I just purchased the game Duskers because it sounded interesting. And after I installed it but didn't launch it, Steam crashed and did an upgrade. Now whenever I launch Steam I get an authentication prompt that can't be dismissed (clicking cancel just causes it to disappear for a fraction of a second). The authentication prompt is to update network settings for all users. Has anyone else encountered this?
 

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An update for anybody who is interested. The purchase and installation of the game was not the trigger, the timing was just a coincidence. There's already an open github ticket for my exact problem, and long story short Steam is tripping policykit over calling 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Settings.Connection.GetSecrets' and passing in '802-11-wireless-security'. If you click cancel a sufficient number of times (It appears random the number of times required but sometimes in excess of 50 times) it will eventually give up and Steam will behave normally.
 
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