well, i know youre not supposed to run linux as root... however, pppd doesnt want to be run by anyone but root (picky little...)

im currently using wvdial to dial in, because, for some reason, the stock dialers with linux dont work with my horrid isp.

so, chown 554 /etc/wvdial.conf and i can at least dial as a regular user. however, pppd refuses to run. so, im stuck su'ing to get online, and im sure that defeats the purpose entirely.

what ought i do to fix this?