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Old 07-11-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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Modem Icon on Desktop

When I installed Red Hat 8.0 I used the Control Center to set-up my dial-up [USR 5610B] modem.

My problem is, I still have to go through the Control Center to activate the modem. I get a window that says.

"Attempting to run kppp - requires administrative privileges."
Here I have to enter the root password.

I am looking for an easier way [icon on desktop] to activate the modem.

Any suggestions ???
Old 07-11-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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I went and dug this up it might help you use kppp without superuser password

On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 22:01:02 -0600, TC typed:

> Under RH9, every time I try to start up KPPP in my user account, it
> requires me to enter the root password to run. What's the secret to
> getting it to run without this intermediate step?
> I've checked the permissions of the KPPP link and it appears to give
> users execute permission. I also found in the KPPP help files something
> about an /etc/KPPP.allow file; however, that did nothing to help either.

As root edit /etc/pam.d/kppp and change the line that reads;

auth sufficient

to read;

auth sufficient

Save and exit the file.
Old 09-28-2005, 12:02 AM   #3
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Thanks boow,

I'll give it a try.


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