Ubuntu :: Gnome PPP And KPPP Only Works From Terminal?

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:


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"


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


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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Ubuntu Installation :: GNOME Failsafe Works But GNOME Doesn't - 10.04 Upgrade

May 27, 2010

Older machine here that I upgraded to 10.04 after a clean install of 9.10 some months ago. When booting into GNOME, the desktop image flashes on the screen and the second the bars on top and bottom try to appear the system boots out of the desktop and returns to the log on screen. I assume this is a crash of Xserver, but just guessing. Per another page I ran: lspci | grep VGAand returned:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] (rev 01)

I know - old machine Typing this from failsafe mode, would be great to hear from someone as to what I can do to get this working in normal mode again.

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Dec 10, 2010

Linux-goers. I did some research on this, but I am still fairly new to Linux. In Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), I accidentally overwrote my "/bin/bash" file. Dude, using "sudo" with a small typo can work disasters. Bash is now broken in the Terminal (gnome-terminal). Terminal itself still works fine, technically, but bash is still hosed/broken. Here is what I did to try to fix it: Booted from Ubuntu 10.10 live CD. Mounted my Ubuntu partition and manually copied the good/fresh "bash" file onto my hard drive. Verified copy was successful. Didn't help, as you see. Reinstalled "gnome-terminal" using synaptic package manager. Tried to reinstall bash via synaptic, it failed with error, "E: /var/cache/apt/archives/bash_4.1-2ubuntu4_i386.deb: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 2"

In Terminal, all basic commands work as far as I can tell. ("ls", "pwd", navigation, etc.) Here are some problems:My "username@computername" does not display in the prompt; only the $ sign. Bash keyboard shortcuts such as uparrow and tab do not work. Instead, each inserts a key code. I can't even move the cursor left/right. Aliases (a function of bash and .bashrc) are broken, of course. My sanity level decreases when I use Terminal now. For what it's worth, even with "sudo" I get a "permission denied" error when trying to run Google Chrome! I read something about a ".bashrc" file being a possible problem, but I don't know how to make it work, or the file's proper locations in Ubuntu 10.10. Is there something I can do with a "make" or "apt-get install" command or something?? Could this simply be a permissions problem? Is the link to "/bin/bash", "/bin/sh", or a ".bashrc" file broken? Guide me, oh Linux gurus.

P.S. I always wondered what exactly bash was and how it was different from the basic terminal. LoL, this is an excellent way to demonstrate the difference, and I WANT IT BACK!

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Nov 6, 2010

I'm using 10.04, and gnome-terminal GNOME Terminal 2.30.2 . I have irssi running on screen session on remote host. And I've been struggling for quite many days to configure it to produce either visual feedback or ring terminal's bell when I receive a private message or one of those that are highlighted.

My compiz settings window in General tab has 'Audible bell' checked.

My GNOME terminal has 'Terminal bell' checked.

I also added 'set bell-style audible' to my ~/.inputrc

And I also tried to manually load pcspkr module into my kernel.

No of the above helped or at least I haven't been able to notice any difference.

I also used some commands for irssi to produce bell sign.

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Jan 24, 2011

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Mar 5, 2011

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Jul 21, 2010

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Apr 29, 2010

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Aug 26, 2011

I find xcompmgr more than adequate for making a desktop look pretty modern, and I don't like the more extravagentCompiz gimmicks - but there is one thing that irritates when using xcompmgr which someone here might have worked round.

Rounded window borders don't draw and redraw properly when using the Terminal (gnome-terminal and the LXDE and Xfce ones) or system monitor and moving them from their default place. You get this little white botch at the corners. I'm not massively technical and I'm ambivalent about how much more I want to learn as I have plenty of creative outlets already, but I would like to solve this. Somehow xcompmgr is treating these programs as a different class? It's capable of drawing the window borders properly as it is just these two programs that get botched. Possibly this doesn't get noticed as maybe people usually use xcompmgr with openbox and LXDE and their square window borders. I did do a search but there was nothing matching what I saw.

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May 30, 2010

I'm running CentOS 5.4 on i386 machine with 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5Whenever I login into Gnome, a gnome-termial window comes up. Instantly title says root@localhost before settling with user@localhost with current directory as ~/Downloads. Only happens with my particular user account (normal user), not with root as I tried. I also have KDE, Xfce, Fluxbox as other option at login, but terminal only shows up when I log into Gnome (not kde, xfce or fluxbox)I've done and

1. cronetab -e
Nothing there.
2. Don't have ~/.xinitrc ~/.session
3. Nothing in ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile
4. Nothing in /etc/rc.local

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Apr 1, 2011

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Apr 02 01:32:56.699 [Notice] Initialized libevent version 1.4.13-stable using method epoll. Good.
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Apr 02 01:32:56.699 [Notice] Opening Control listener on
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Jun 23, 2011

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Oct 6, 2010

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Code: sudo iwlist wlan0 essid "woot" and my access point is temporarily open (no wep/wpa). When I bring the device up using

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Feb 2, 2011

I would like to make a keyboard shortcut to execute the following command:

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Apr 7, 2011

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Apr 27, 2010

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Feb 17, 2011

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When I connect to my workstation via Real VNC Viewer 4 to Xvnc running on the workstation, and running "su -" I get authentication failure as follows:

So, effectively I cannot su when connected via VNC.

But if I'm at my workstation, I can su just fine:

Nov 18 16:24:30 localhost su: pam_unix(su-l:session): session opened for user root by xyz(uid=500)

Interestingly enough, I cannot su to my own userid over vnc, i.e. su xyz

In /var/log/secure I get:

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Dec 14, 2010

I am using kppp in ubuntu10.10 to connect via my samsung c3010 mobile and Airtel connection. But when I dial through it, it terminates on signal 15! Some requests are rejected it seems. I am pasting the log:

Dec 14 20:08:02 pratik pppd[1883]: pppd 2.4.5 started by pratik, uid 1000
Dec 14 20:08:02 pratik pppd[1883]: using channel 5
Dec 14 20:08:02 pratik pppd[1883]: Using interface ppp0
Dec 14 20:08:02 pratik pppd[1883]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyACM0


I am connecting the modem over USB. The GUI shows me it is dialling the number, and then connecting to the network, and after a while ( it sends it 9 times it seems) it terminates.

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May 9, 2011

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Nov 3, 2010

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Here is my wireless info:

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Mar 7, 2011

I recently upgraded to Debian Squeeze (6) from Debian Lenny (5). kppp was working in Lenny, but does not work now. It connects to the modem, and dials, but it then gives an error 1 (pppd error that apparently means "An immediately fatal error of some kind occurred, such as an essential system call failing, or running out of virtual memory.") Often the program freezes, and I have to use xkill to get rid of it. I can connect to the internet using pon/poff (via a setup with pppconfig), but kppp does not work. I'm a member of both dialout and dip groups.The file /etc/ppp/peers/kppp-options is set to noauth (it's uncommented, and thus working).

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When I choose the connection the program asks for my passphrase, I type it and then it just sticks on "activating network" and nothing happens.

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