kppp don't start clicking on it from KMenu

Bug #970889 reported by Renato S. Yamane on 2012-04-01
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdenetwork (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Try click on it:

- KMenu --> Applications --> Internet --> Kppp

Expected result: Kppp must be openned.
Real result: Nothing happening

$ aptitude search kppp
i kppp - modem dialer for KDE

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: kppp 4:4.8.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-21.34-generic 3.2.13
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Apr 1 12:34:46 2012
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120228.1)
SourcePackage: kdenetwork
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Renato S. Yamane (renatoyamane) wrote :
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this issue.

I am able to reproduce this on Ubuntu Precise. I noticed when I tried to run it from the terminal I got the following error message:
bash: /usr/bin/kpp: Permission denied

However, if I try to run either "kdesudo kppp" or "gksu kppp" to start it starts as normal. I suspect the desktop file needs to be updated to open it with administrative rights, like for instance synaptic.

Changed in kdenetwork (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Renato S. Yamane (renatoyamane) wrote :

yamane@mandachuva:~$ kppp
bash: /usr/bin/kppp: Permission denied
yamane@mandachuva:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for yamane:
root@mandachuva:/home/yamane# kppp
No protocol specified
No protocol specified
kppp: cannot connect to X server :0

Legimet (legimet) wrote :

The following fix works for me: just run
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/kppp
Then it runs.

Legimet (legimet) wrote :

This bug persists in Quantal. Again, just make it executable by running chmod +x /usr/bin/kppp.

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