Subject: Re: Connecting to the internet...
From: Evan Read (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Aug 21 1999 - 17:09:20 MDT
On Sat, 21 Aug 1999, you wrote:
> >After playing with some of the nifty items in YDL (CS 1.1) I am now ready to
> >start doing some internet browsing. In the KDE environment, I went to the
> >kppp application to set up my dialup info but before I can do anything it
> >reports an error... something about the SUID not being set, then it tells me
> >that I have some sort of LOCK problem. Does anyone know what's going on?
> >Should I be trying to get on the internet as root and proceed from there?
> >I wanna start browsing!!
> I've been here. To cure the SUID problem,
> chmod 4755 /opt/kde/bin/kppp (or wherever kppp happens to be). This allows
> kppp to run as if it were being run by root.
> The lock problem is fixed by editing the file /var/lock/papd and removing
> the word 'lock'.
> For the record, I'm fairly new at this stuff and I'm unsure of the broader
> implications of what I've done. But it works now.
This is the fix that is mentioned in the KPPP documentation (among other
So it should be cool since that is exactely what I did ;)
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