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Old 11-17-2003, 01:00 AM   #1
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can't use dial-up in RH9 w/o logging as root

hello everyone... i'm a new poster and a total n00b in Linux... i got a copy of RH9 from a friend of mine, the installion went really soomthly (dual-boot w/ WinMe 4 the rest of my family)... except for my modem wich btw is a PC-Tel winmodem

well... after seraching a bit on the net... I found the drivers I needed but for install them I had to use insmod and lsmod which I can't use (I guess) if I'm not logged as root.. so I had to install as the root. By now, I got the net thing working very well, I use the X-app Network Devices Control of RH9 (or something, I'm using the spanish version) to connect; but it just doesn't seem to work as a different user w/ less priviliges.. for example when I try to use it as my regular user account ("seudohacker"), the dialog "activating network device ppp0" hangs around and I never connect...

Do I have to active a perimission (somewhere) in order to connect as a different user?? (I've done it already in /dev/modem) or there's something else I'm missing

Any help would be appreciated
Javier Loza
Old 12-03-2003, 07:07 PM   #2
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sorry, posted in wrong thread

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Old 12-03-2003, 07:13 PM   #3
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Figured since i posted here, I better give you some help. Check these two sites, let me know if they help any.



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