SLED10: Modem Connection using KPPP
This article will cover how to use KPPP to manage your Dialup Accounts.
Dialup Internet Access with SLED10 doesn't seem to be quite "integrated" as say Wireless Internet Access. There are certain downsides of using Network Manager or KInternet for a Dialup Account that KPPP provides.
Getting the Software
Unfortunately KPPP is not available on the SLED10 Media, but it is available for openSUSE 10.1 and that package seems to work flawlessly with SLED10. Here are some links to get the kdenetwork3-dialup software:
Once downloaded, simply do either a "rpm -Uvh kdenetwork3*.rpm" or "yast -i kdenetwork*.rpm" (both as root) to install KPPP.
Setting up KPPP
Before you launch the KPPP application, you must first allow that application to have full access to the pppd command. There are multiple ways to do this, but the easiest way to set the UID bit on the program (which pretty much tells the program to run as the "root" user). To do this simply run the following command:
chmod +s /opt/kde3/bin/kppp