Kppp, wvdial & pppconfig

Ray Burke rayburke30 at
Thu Apr 16 20:53:36 UTC 2009

Irena & Richard Jenkins
> Canberra   AU,

So you jsut update the pppconfig to show??? and then click on to the kpp/ppp icon
to dial up as I cant get my kpp or ppp to work and use the sudo wvdial command
in a terminal window to dial up, I use Kubuntu 8.0.4 with kde 3.4?????


> From: richard.jenkins at
> To: kubuntu-users at
> Subject: Kppp, wvdial & pppconfig
> Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 20:32:24 +1000
> Message to all those members who use dial-up internet:  If one of these tools 
> doesn't behave, try another!  Most installs of (K)(X)ubuntu have them 
> available.  I am not sure why this is so, but I used pppconfig to set up my 
> dial-up after complete failure with wvdial.  It has worked 100% since then.
> On another machine I amplaying with I shall try replacing a 'wobbly' kppp 
> setup with pppconfig too!
> A small bugbear is that you have to run your dialup from within a terminal 
> as 'root' or 'superuser' ... but the commands you need to remember are 
> just 'pon' your connection name and 'poff' your connection name.
> Works for me!  YMMV.
> Richard
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