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Date:      Wed, 3 Jan 1996 21:07:42 +0000 ()
From:      James Raynard <fqueries@parody.tecc.co.uk>
To:        Barry Masterson <jbarrm@panix.com>
Cc:        "freebsd.questions" <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: ppp from shell, & starting X
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.960103210052.203A-100000@parody.tecc.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951229205315.2927A-100000@panix.com>

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On Fri, 29 Dec 1995, Barry Masterson wrote:

[First question elided]
> My second question has to do with running ppp from Xwindows. Currently
> I have the ppp files in /usr/sbin, so, to run ppp, I run it as root.
> Not a problem from the shell, I've got all of those vc's.
> 
> However, I want to run X, ppp & netscape as a normal user. (ppp & netscape
> work fine if I startx as root).
> 
> Question 2: Can I simply place the ppp files:
> 
>      /usr/sbin
>      -r-sr-xr-x  1 root  bin   86016 Nov 16 04:57 ppp
>      -r-sr-xr-x  1 root  bin   61440 Nov 16 04:57 pppd
>      -r-xr-sr-x  1 bin   kmem  12288 Nov 16 04:57 pppstats
> 	
> in my ~/home/bin  directory, and expect it to run without any complaints.

Possibly, but you really don't need to do this. Just start X as yourself
and then get a root xterm (type 'su -' at the command prompt in an xterm 
and enter the root password when prompted). This will come in useful for
any other admin-related tasks you may need/wish to perform while running X.

James

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