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Old 04-26-2001, 06:17 PM   #1
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I am running RedHat 7.0 and up until now I have been su'ing to root and running wvdial to dial up my ISP, but now I want to have other people use my computer also, but do not want to have to give each of them the root password. However, when I try to run wvdial as another user, it says that it cannot open /dev/ttyS1 because it is busy, even though I know it isn't, because if I use su and do the exact same thing it works fine. I tried the RedHat PPP dialer but it is crap and seems to not do anything at all. What can I do to fix this? Thanks in advance
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Old 04-26-2001, 09:49 PM   #2
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Try #5 to answer this question (bloody Netscape).

Sounds like you are using KDE. I had the same problem. The quick fix was I switched all users to Gnome, which wasn't a problem since it's a home system. No problems after that.

If you want to continue using KDE, configure your modem connection using /usr/bin/rp3-config (as root). From that point on, your users should be able to connect on their own.

If not, let us know.
 
Old 04-26-2001, 10:58 PM   #3
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Question oddness

Well actually I am using GNOME, and I don't even have KDE installed, but I just figured out something very odd. If I use the RH PPP dialer, it does nothing immediately after I click it, which is why I thought it didn't work, but when I open an application such as Netscape, which needs internet access, it *then* starts to dial. This seems very odd to me. Is this how yours works also?
 
Old 04-27-2001, 12:23 PM   #4
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Have you made sure that the permissions are set properly? Not just for /dev/ttyS1 but for wvdial, wvdial.conf, pppd?

If not then try that, you may want to create a group called dial-up, and give the group the correct permissions.
 
Old 04-28-2001, 04:08 AM   #5
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Re: oddness

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Originally posted by bobthebat
Well actually I am using GNOME, and I don't even have KDE installed, but I just figured out something very odd. If I use the RH PPP dialer, it does nothing immediately after I click it, which is why I thought it didn't work, but when I open an application such as Netscape, which needs internet access, it *then* starts to dial. This seems very odd to me. Is this how yours works also?
Nope, mine doesn't go that way. I have to dial up before I launch Netscape or Mozilla. Otherwise it get "host not found" etc. And then things with Netscape get ugly from there.

So is it working well for you now?
 
Old 04-29-2001, 08:10 PM   #6
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It seems to be working fine now, except for that fact that it still waits to dial. I don't know what that's all about, but its fine as long as it works.
 
  


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