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Old 11-08-2014, 02:42 AM   #1
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How to get a standard user to run wvdial


I am currently having to login to konsole as root and initiate wvdial as I get a permission denied when executing as a standard user.

How can I get a standard users to execute wvdial? Do I just need to add the "x" permission to /usr/bin/wvdial

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Old 11-08-2014, 02:54 AM   #2
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The least secure (but easiest) way is to set the SUID bit with
sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/wvdial
so that permissions look like
ls -l /usr/bin/wvdial
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 151464 Sep 28  2013 /usr/bin/wvdial
The better way is to assign a 'dialout' group, and give the required users permission to run wvdial as root as explained here:

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Old 11-08-2014, 03:20 AM   #3
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