LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
Ando
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Arbroath, Darkest Scotland
Distribution: Knoppix HDD install (debian)
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Kppp user permissons config


Hi, this is my first post here and hopefully it wont be my last.

I'm currently running Debian 3.0 woody (hard drive install of Knoppix)

My problem is that currently only root can dialup via Kppp, any other user has to open a console, enter the root password and then start Kppp, which is ok for myself. but a little puzzling for my wife. (Plus I'm not keen on my root password being common knowledge)

I've altered the user permissions of Kppp in /usr/bin and also the user permissions of my modem in /dev/ttyS0. this has had the effect of getting the modem to dial out as an ordinary user but then the ppp daemon dies unexpectedly.

I'm wondering if anyone knows how to over come this or If i'm missing an easier method all together.

Also can anyone recommend a program that has a GUI front end for System configuration (I'm used to these from experience with Suse, Red hat and mandrake and I'm finding debian a little hard to manage, though far stabler)

Thanks

(If theres a thread already dealing with this topic then please redirect me to it and close this one).
 
Old 06-10-2003, 05:43 PM   #2
fancypiper
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 58
What happens with

apt-get install linuxconf

That is a command line control center you might like. Run it in an x terminal for the gui version

Debian Package Management HOWTO Version 1.1

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-10-2003 at 05:44 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
root permissons to user command line chaitu_iiit Linux - Software 7 11-09-2004 07:54 AM
KPPP works, Inet config wizard doesn't. Why?? globeTrotter Linux - Hardware 0 09-02-2004 11:56 PM
Kppp DNS config problem Ando Linux - Software 1 03-02-2004 03:19 PM
creating a user with few permissons evilchild Linux - General 2 12-01-2003 06:31 AM
How to use Kppp as a normal user mrogerf Debian 7 08-28-2003 09:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration