I use kppp to dial up (under Gnome), but decided to try to configure ppp with the pppsetup utility.
I entered everything fine, dial-up seems OK (no errors) but once "connected" I can't ping or resolve sites.
OK, no biggie, I try to use kppp like before (as normal user) and now it also will seemingly connect OK, but I can't ping etc. It works fine if I startx as root.
So I put an entry into sudoers and kppp works again as user.
I had to restart the computer for an unrelated reason and then startx failed with a message about not being able to read /home/mark/.ICEauthority
ls -l /home/mark/ICEauthority showed -rw------- root root
so I chmod 666 .ICEauthority and X starts fine again.
Is it possible that the probs with X are related to me messing about with pppsetup or kppp? or have I screwed something else up?
Thanks for any ideas/suggestions