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Feb 22, 2010

I just installed 9.10 and this is my first time using Ubuntu. I was using Kubuntu before and used KPPP with my Verizon USB720 wireless card. It's the type that gets internet access through the cell towers.I installed KPPP but when I try to start it I get this error:

Quote:

Could not launch KPPP
Failed to execute child process (permission denied)

I tried Gnome PPP and it would open but not connect. This is what is in my log files"

Quote:

--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.

[code]....

After doing much searching and reading I figured out to open Gnome PPP from the terminal with sudo. When I do that it works fine. Also KPPP opens that way although I haven't tried it to see if it connects. Although this works it's not a very convenient way to connect. How can I get it to work without doing this?

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