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Old 08-10-2003, 03:09 AM   #1
Maurice Arthur
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Mandrake 9.1 KPPP


Have installed 9.1 Mandrake all works well execept KPPP
Knetworking>WWW>Remote Access. No KPPP.
Kdenetwork is on disk one Have tried to install this RPM.
Message reads this is allready installed .Yet on checking /usr/bin No KPPP exe file seen.
Unable to logon to internet or send emails untill KPPP works.
I can not understand WHY this important file did not install when Mandreak 9.1 was installed
Have spent some time trying to solve the missing KPPP.
Any solutions apppreciated
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Old 08-10-2003, 03:56 AM   #2
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i had the same problem

kppp does not show up in the menu initially
i found that typing kppp at the command line started it and the next time i logged it appeared
 
Old 08-10-2003, 06:51 AM   #3
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Maybe rightclick on the KDE Menu button, pick Menu Editor, and then just save the menu again, to hopefully update it.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:04 AM   #4
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Lightbulb Same Problem here

I went into Menudrake,Control center/Configuration/Other/, and clicked on the button 'Menu style' then in the new window click on 'all applications' and 'OK'. Then click the save button and it should be there.
Now to answer the question you're asking yourself now. I have no idea why Mandrake sets up a regular user as a system administrator. I can understand setting up root that way but not a regular user.

 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:07 AM   #5
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Coz they try to hide how to get the root desktop because it's bad practice to log in as root?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:01 PM   #6
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Kdenetwork-KPPP is on Disk one Mandrake 9.1 and RPM on Disk 3
Click on RPM to install and up pops up message
Every thing is installed
This is not true as KPPP not located in /usr/bin
Have also tried to install RPM in Mandrake Control Center,Add new software.
The RPM should install from Disk one but it will not.
the rest of 9.1 seems to work OK but no dial up network KPPP
Any other solutions to this silly RPM installation
 
Old 08-10-2003, 11:33 PM   #7
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Lightbulb Try this

ControlCenter/Configuration/Packaging/Install software. In the search type in KPPP. It should come up, if it doesn't it is already installed. If it is installed do my previous post. It's there it's just hidden. When you click 'all apps' it will show up. It works everytime for me. You can also go to a terminal and type in "kppp" and see if it works. It's there if you set up your internet network during the install.
I know that you shouldn't log in as root, Proud, but why hide the other apps for a regular user. It shows 'all apps' including the system admin tools when you select the way I said above. I would recommend them being hidden when logged in as root. I have logged in as root once since I installed this OS. That was when I was getting ready to install NVIDIA drivers and got tired of typing in the password, it's strong ok.

Give it a try please.

 
  


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