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Old 06-26-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
ed_mak
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Unhappy Old Kppp Problem


im really new with this trying to just solved this by my self, but ithink i really need you guys help now,

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HOW DO I RUN, KPPP as USER not as ROOT?
is really safe to run it as root

IM using KUbuntu 5.04/ and have did my research / on this
i have tried (not sure if this is right) some commands to enable user to dialout/ im just not sure if everything is the same in all distro's, there are sometimes that i have to reinstall kubuntu because i really mess it up

just simple newbie /non-geek(compliment) /instructions with this
 
Old 06-28-2005, 09:40 AM   #2
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I'm basing this on Debian use, and since (K)Ubuntu is Debian based, the stuff should hopefully be the same or similar.
You'll want to be sure that the user in question is a member of both the div and dialout groups. To check this, use the command: groups <username>.
Here's an example:
Code:
$ groups rbochan
rbochan : rbochan cdrom audio src
If the user isn't a a member, you'll need to add the user to those groups using the command: adduser <username> <groupname> as root, or using sudo in (K)Ubuntu. The user will have to log out and back in for the changes to take effect.
Other than that, there's a file in /etc/ppp (or a subdirectory of that) with kppp settings that includes the line:
#noauth
Using your favorite text editor (as root, sudo, yada yada), remove the # from the beginning of that line. You might have to restart the ppp service, via the command /etc/init.d/ppp restart before the changes take effect. The user should then be able to set up and use kppp.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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ty

for the reply im going to do that tonight
 
Old 06-30-2005, 07:05 PM   #4
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D'oh!
That should be the dip group, not div, sorry.
 
  


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