[techtalk] modem help
awendt at neo.rr.com
Wed Oct 13 21:16:02 EST 1999
On Wed, 13 Oct 1999, you wrote:
>I am a newbie and am having a problem setting up my modem. When I go to
>kppp I get an error message that says:
>"kppp has detected a "lock" option in /etc/ppp/options. This option has to
>be removed since kppp takes care of the device locking itself. Contact your
You need to edit your /etc/ppp/options file... Look for a line that says "lock"
and remove it.
If you want to do this from within KDE, you need to become root. I have a
convenient "File Manager (Super User Mode)" to give me a file manager as root,
on my K menu in the System folder. It might be somewhere else for you, or you
might not have it.
After you enter your root password, it should pop up a new file manager window,
and you can change the location bar at the top to read "file:/etc/ppp", and
just click on the file "options".
If it doesn't automatically load in a text editor but instead asks you what
program to load, you can just type "kedit".
When you've deleted the `lock' line and saved the file, you're done.
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