Originally posted by mikespear
It is a local dialup. And my modem is showin to be workin in mandrake. people say used kppp but i can't find it and i use the kde shell.
kde shell? You mean the konsole which is a terminal program to use or get to your bash prompt, so you can use the bash shell.
At the terminal prompt, what do you get if you type kppp &
? And if that doesn't work, login as root and see if it works as it might not be enabled for regular users to use or not in your path.