Kppp, wvdial & pppconfig

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Apr 19 06:01:04 UTC 2009

Ray Burke wrote:
> I am in root see below as type-
> rayburke at rayburke-desktop:~$ sudo groups
> [sudo] password for rayburke:
> root
> rayburke at rayburke-desktop:~$
> so now what

Now do the same again as normal user (i.e. without sudo) because as root 
you can already use wvdial. But you wrote that as a normal user you 
can't, so you need to know what groups permissions you have as a normal 
user. BTW: You should be in the dialout group instead of dip. I 
installed wvdial to check it and the file /etc/wvdial.conf is readable 
by the dialout group, not by the dip group.

Anyway, with my default group settings as the first user I am member of 
the dialout group but as a second user I'm not.


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