Re: Launching KPPP from desktop with root loses dsktop icons and wallpapers...
> > > > 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
> > Bob, how do I do this SUID root thing? I am a newbie. :)
> In a root shell: chmod u+s /usr/bin/kppp
> It should already be owned by root so the above will make it SUID to
> root. What the Set User ID (SUID) bit means is that when the program
> is run it will acquire the privileges of the owner of the file rather
> than the person who ran it. You can only set this bit on files you
> own, unless you are root.
> On my machine the results look like this:
> bobh@robin:~$ ls -lF /usr/bin/kppp
> -rwsr-xr-- 1 root dip 575192 2005-01-26 09:03 /usr/bin/kppp*
> Note the 's' where normally there would be an 'x'.
Thanks Bob! That was the problem. I have a lot to learn. :)