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Running Arch/Linux with everything up-to-date and I use network manager's built-in hotspot function to share my Internet.

I'm trying to edit the configuration (mostly the password, as I don't like the random password) for the "hotspot" connection. I've worked on both the network settings GUI and the config file under /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections. Somehow network manager doesn't like this configuration being edited. Every time I change anything and start hotspot again, the edited one will be abandoned, and NM will create a new hotspot connection with default settings and a new random password. How do I tell NM to accept what I've edited?

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If you mean you have activated hostapd, then the password is in /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf.

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I'm not running hostapd. The authentication is handled by NM using something. Actually NM and hostapd can get in conflict. If I stop NM from managing WLAN and use hostpd it works well. But using NM's built-in AP is just more convenient. –  Mr.Koala Jun 9 at 9:35

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