Re: kppp doesn't know modem initialisation strings !

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On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 06:25:40AM +0530, Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
> Hello List,
> 
> I am updated to latest (3.5) KDE from kde-redhat repository.When I run  
> kppp,(sudo /usr/sbin/kppp),
> set correct modem port and ISP account.It just can't dial.
> 
> When I checked in the configure dialogs,under 'modem commands',nothing is  
> listed. Kppp has forgotten all the modem initialisation strings!
> 
> Now, I run it as user,again the same.No initialisation strings.I give the  
> chosen modem a name,save it and go to create a new modem,all the  
> initialisation strings are there.But I cannot run it as I have no access  
> right to modem as a user.
Stop me if you know this. There are 2 kppp files on the machine.
/usr/sbin/kppp is the actual program. /usr/bin/kppp is really a link
to consolehelper and is set up for the user to run kppp.
However, I have only had success setting /usr/sbin/kppp to SUID and
running it as a normal user.
> 
> I go back and sudo again.This time,with the same procedure,there is no  
> luck.Kppp doesn't know anything about modem initialisation.
> 
> By the By, latest linux creates ownership for the user on all devices like  
> cdrom,floppy.
> 
> [[email protected] ~]$ ls -l /dev/hdc
> brw-------  1 pbhat disk 22, 0 Dec 30  2005 /dev/hdc
> [[email protected] ~]$ ls -l /dev/fd0
> brw-rw----  1 pbhat floppy 2, 0 Dec 30  2005 /dev/fd0
> 
> [[email protected] ~]$ ls -l /dev/ttySL0
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 10 Dec 30 14:26 /dev/ttySL0 -> /dev/pts/1
> [[email protected] ~]$ ls -l /dev/pts/1
> crw-rw----  1 root uucp 136, 1 Dec 30 15:45 /dev/pts/1
> 
> 
> why not on modem? Is it safe to add normal users to 'uucp' group? or  
> change modem group to a new group like 'dialout' and make users its  
> members ?
> 
> I can 'sudo wvdial' successfully.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Parameshwara Bhat
> 
> 
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