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Old 08-20-2003, 02:26 PM   #16
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Originally posted by markus1982
If you want to be able to dialout your user must be in the dialout group. So adding that user to that group would have solved the first problem.
I'm trying to find out what groups I am in so as not to inadvertantly remove myself from a group and this is what happens:
root@bmike1:~# grep bmike1 /etc/group
I also tried another user to see if I was doing something wrong:
root@bmike1:~# grep root /etc/group
and it seems that I am. What am I doing wrong? Or else are they not in any groups?
Old 08-30-2003, 02:39 AM   #17
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Here is the situation now. When I start kppp as a normal user it connects to the internet but will not download mail or access webpages. However, if I start a terminal and su to root and then start kppp and connect through that kppp it acts just fine. I thought it might just be a permissions problem with kppp so I chmod it to 777 (no lectures on the evils of granting full access to everyone in my house please) but that was not the problem.
Does anyone have any idea what I need to do? It seems to me that I need to change the permissions on something but which file that is I do not know. Thanks!


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