Bug 12768

Summary: kppp can't be used by non-root users
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: lglewis
Component: kdebaseAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Version: 6.2   
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Hardware: i386   
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Description lglewis 2000-06-20 22:48:56 UTC
I am trying to use kppp to log into my ISP.  I configured it under root.  
When I try to use it with a non-root account, it asks for the root 
password.  Once that password is given, kppp just vanishes.  I tried 
running it under kconsole, and the following error msg was given:  

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server
kppp: cannot connect to X server :0

I reported this bug to KDE, and got the response that it is caused by the 
way kppp is installed in RH 6.2.  They suggest a workaround, but one that 
may have some sercurity problems.  Is there a better fix?

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-06-23 11:33:41 UTC
Change the line "SESSION=false" in /etc/security/console.apps/kppp to
"SESSION=true".
This is done in the current Rawhide packages.