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Re: Launching KPPP from desktop with root loses dsktop icons and wallpapers...



On February 5, 2005 09:16, Bob Hauck wrote:
> On Saturday 05 February 2005 05:51, Phillip Pi wrote:
> > I went to test the settings and KPPP connection. I got all the way to
> > connection, but I get disconnected immediately and get a "Sorry -
> > KDesktop error: "KDEInit could not launch '/usr/bin/kppp'".
>
> Kppp needs to be SUID root, and in /etc/ppp/options you must change
> "auth" to "noauth" on about line 35.  IIRC those are the only things
> you need to change from the out-of-the-box setup, along with making
> sure that the user is a member of "dip" and "dialout".

Note that this has changed in the 3.3.2 package - check the README.Debian 
when it arrives in Sarge.

Cheers,
Christopher Martin

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