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:mellow: I have a USB modem and driver

 

When i run Gnome it is easy to install, but i'm trying to run it on KDE

 

so far

I have managed to extract the firmware files and copy them to the appropriate location.

 

the i'm stuck on is configuring the connection as the instructions are for Gnome

 

 

examples

gksudo gedit /etc/ppp/peers/ueagle-atm 

gksudo gedit /etc/ppp/chap-secrets

gksudo gedit /etc/ppp/pap-secrets 

gksudo gedit /etc/init.d/modem-startup

 

appreciate your help

 

 

[moved from Hardware by spinynorman]

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KDE and Gnome are different desktops, but not different operating systems. If a driver is installed in Linux, it will work regardless of the desktop. Something else is wrong.

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here are the errors, in each command kwrite opened up and i edited the files, it is Kubuntu so kdesudo was instead of kdesu

 

 

Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

Error: "/tmp/kde-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

Error: "/tmp/ksocket-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

john@kubuntu:~$ kdesudo kwrite /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

Error: "/tmp/kde-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

Error: "/tmp/ksocket-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

john@kubuntu:~$ kdesudo kwrite /etc/ppp/peers/ueagle-atm
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

Error: "/tmp/kde-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

john@kubuntu:~$ kdesudo kwrite /etc/ppp/pap-secrets
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

Error: "/tmp/kde-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

Error: "/tmp/ksocket-john" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.

john@kubuntu:~$

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Initiate with root or clear the temp files. It seems that the same files are used but for some mystery the user ID is different for Gnome. Do you have more than one user? The same user can launch any desktop.

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no, i just have the one user

 

sudo chown -R john /media/sda1

 

This command may give me access to the mount as root,

 

As far as i know the errors are saying that permission not granted, but yet the edited files remain edited and how they should be

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In cases like this it would be really nice and fair to all who endeavored to help you to know what the solution was.

This is so that others can benefit from the knowledge as well. If you solved it yourself then congrats and that is fine. If suggestions helped or didn't help then that is OK too but please make it a two way deal by letting us know the solution.

 

Far too often we here at MUB get the message that "problem solved" but no mention of how. And when you seriously think about it, it is a little unfair.

Cheers. John.

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