PPP error when only su to root; OK if logged in as root

PPP error when only su to root; OK if logged in as root

Post by Jose Antonio C. Baduria, Jr » Wed, 02 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Good Afternoon!!

    I had encountered a strange problem when running ppp. Logging in as
root and
running ppp-on is OK. However, when I logged in as another user but su
to root,
ppp-on does not work. There is connect script error. I have Redhat Linux
Does anyone know why this happens?



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satisfy dependencies). The next time I rebooted, I could not log in as
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Can someone please help, I'm very frustrated. Thanks.

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