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Distribution: Gentoo, Slack, SuSE, Ubuntu... Flavor of the week
wvdial and permissions...again
I searched, and I changed permissions using chmod 777 on wvdial.conf and ppp and /dev/ttyS0 and set my permissions in /etc/group, but I STILL can't seem to log on through the command line or stoooooopid modem lights applet using wvdial. It connects me, then gives me the ol' exit 3 root permissions error.
I am using an external conexant modem (creative) and SuSE 8.2. I'm a little mystified by some of the other explanations I saw, because I'm essentially a newb, so go easy on me.
edit: I can get in through kinternet... but modem lights is cooler, and I like gnome... Sorry if this is missing some vital info... I've had a long day. I'll post more if necessary...
Last edited by hindenbergbaby; 10-29-2003 at 09:41 PM.
I had such a problem and I 'suid root'-ed the wvdial executable: chmod +s wvdial.
Now wvdial works. Though I am not very happy with this suid solution. I am also interested if anyone has a better workaround here.
By the way, if you set the suid bit of wvdial, make sure to remove its unnecessary and dangerous write permissions for users other than root: chmod go-w wvdial.