[lug] ppp on gnome dsktop

Chan Kar Heng khchan at cyberdude.com
Tue Oct 26 13:21:30 MDT 1999


thanks a million for the tip! i figured half how to configure the thing,
but not the other half.. it doesn't seem to work yet. and i can't
seem to access the help files too.. sigh.

the lights on the modem lights applet don't work.. i can up
a connection using modem lights but not bring it down. don't
know how to configure ppp dialer applet as well.
and the way i make modem lights applet up/down an interface
is by executing /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup ppp0

pointers pls?

thanks in advance.


>> how do i open a dialup (ppp) connection to my isp from within gnome?
>> anything like usernet or kppp? perhaps something called gppp?
>> (i tried searching for something called gppp, non-existent though)
>> tried using usernet.. doesn't work. noticed that there's an applet
>> in gnome that has a play/pause and stop button, but can't seem to
>> find where to configure it.
>> dug around some HOWTOs and FAQs too.. no mention. then browsed thru
>> the whole gnome online help. nothing on it...
>> configured ppp0 in linuxconf though.
>> i'm sure i can set up the connection manually (scripts, ifconfig, pppd,
>> etc), but thought i should just try out stuffs on gnome.
>I use the cool applet that comes with Gnome for this purpose.  It's called the
>RH PPP dialer.  You can add it by going to the gnome foot, and going to
>Panel/Add Applet/Network/RH PPP Dialer.  It will then add an amazing little
>applet to the panel which has a button for connect/disconnect, modem lights and
>a PPP throughput bar graph.

i don't suffer from stress... i'm a carrier.

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