I'm trying to use as few KDE packages as possible in Xfce and yesterday found and installed Chestnut-dialer (./configure, make, make install).
When trying to run it as a user it gives the message, "pppd:must be root to run pppd."
Apparenty you have to set the pppd UID for root. Once done it will make the connection as user, but you can't "go anywhere." That is the e-mail client, browser, etc., report they are not connected.
So far the only way to get it to work is to open a terminal, sign on as root (su) and fire up Chestnut-dialer from the command line.
Any ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.