Bug 12768 - kppp can't be used by non-root users
Summary: kppp can't be used by non-root users
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-06-20 22:48 UTC by lglewis
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-20 22:48:58 UTC


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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.


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