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Old 03-10-2002, 02:40 PM   #1
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modem conection prob

Hmm i got a very weird problem. I can connect using dial-up (kppp) to the internet as root with no problems but when i try as a normal user, kppp connects but every program that uses internet reports that it cannot resolve host, as if i werent conected at all.
I think its a permissions problem but can't figure out which ones.

Any help VERY appreciated, im stuck at this point...

Thanks in advance

Old 03-12-2002, 08:43 AM   #2
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First try if you can ping as a normal user, for example
ping -c 4 it's exactly the same as ping -c 4
ping -c 4 is exactly the same as ping -c 4
If you can ping as a normal user it's probably because of /etc/resolv.conf. Look for its permissions.
Old 03-12-2002, 11:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for help but i've already solved the problem. For anyone else i'll post the solution.
Allright so kppp is part of KDE (which i dont use anymore but i still use kppp to dial up) and that created a .kde directory in my home directory. I figured since the problem happens with any kernel, its not a kernel problem, si i simply deleted the .kde folder and kppp was forced to re-create it with default settings that used to work. Now kppp works fine again so i assume it must have been something in kppp configuration file that was inside .kde directory. Anywayz now it works again.
Thanks again for trying to help tho!



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