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I would like to define a keyboard shortcut that resets my wireless adapter. I know it is possible in the terminal with sudo ifconfig, but for the keyboard shortcut, I can't provide the password for sudo.

Are there other commands that can do the job without root privileges?

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  • the password for sudo is the one you use to log in – SimplySimon Jul 28 '13 at 13:14
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Network Manager has a nice CLI tool, nmcli, that does not require root privilege. You can reset wifi with

nmcli radio wifi off && nmcli radio wifi on
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wifi off
wifi on 

seems to do the job. I wanted also to splash some text to the foreground but it's not so important. Any ideas about how to do that?

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No they are not, but you can call gksudo instead of sudo to have a window showed up that asks for your password.

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