Bug#322079: installation report
On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 10:46:28AM +0000, Tom Thekathyil wrote:
> Comments/Problems: Mainly with kppp for dial-up connection. RedHat
> worked flawlessly with script (?) editing all the necessary files. In
> this case I had to do several installs because of guesswork on where
> the errors were and try edit config files (7 of them) manually
> (without making backup files!!!). But then my situation is unusual in
> having a radio-telephone.
> Monitor works normally under RH but under Debian small sections of
> previous page persists on new pages viewed; cursor arrow persists on
> screen (sometimes several instances) - this might be due to 8M video
> memory running at 16-bit.
> Security updates: made several attempts over past few days but keep
> loosing connection at aout the same point on every occassion.
I personally recommend avoiding kppp, and using Debian's own much nicer
ppp system. Simply use pppconfig to setup a provider, then use pon and
poff to dial and disconnect. Any user added to the dip (dialup ip)
group can use the pon/poff scripts.
Nice and independant of kde which is how system things should be.