Re: Getting a PPP Connection


There is a Modem Lights Applet 1.0.2 that comes with Gnome. You can start 
and stop connections and get lights, a little graph and other information about 
your connection if you have set up your PPP with linuxconf.

In a terminal as root, type: linuxconf
Control->Control files and systems->Configure file permission and
Scroll down to /usr/sbin/pppd and make sure "Setuid flag" is set.
GnomeFoot->Panel->Add applet->Network->Modem lights 
When you get it on the panel, left click it to bring up properties. Change the commands to:  
     /usr/sbin/usernetctl ppp0 up 
     /usr/sbin/usernetctl ppp0 down 

BTW, you can get updated Gnome rpm's for RH6 from:
I download them all (except xxx.devel) into one special directory and log out.
Log back in on RH splash screen as root to <option> <failsafe> . This will
open a terminal window. If you do them as a bunch, they look after
dependencies for you. 
     rpm -Uvh ~//directory_you_used/*rpm
If it complains about dependencies with xxx.devel do: 
     rpm -e xxx.devel
     rpm -Uvh ~//directory_you_used/*rpm
Type "exit" to get back to RH splash screen.

Good luck.
PS I hope you are not offended by the "newbie" style of instructions. I'm never
sure how much the poster knows. I'm a newbie myself.

> On Fri, 25 Jun 1999, Wrathmolten wrote:
> > Hello all! I'm new to the list, so greetings :)
> > 
> > I've just installed Redhat 6.0 and I'm running Gnome--as you probably
> > guessed. I've gone through 3 different HOWTOs and FAQs about setting up PPP
> > and I finally got my Linux box connected to the internet. Only one problem:
> > 
> > The PPP applet does not start my PPP connection. The only way that I have
> > discovered to get a PPP connection going in Gnome is to pull up Linuxconf
> > and click on the PPP option, select my PPP connection that I've setup and
> > then click connect. (I think this is really just for test purposes.)
> > 
> > Any help on how I can get a PPP connection running inside Gnome if the PPP
> > applet isn't doing the trick? (I assume I've missed something along the line
> > and the PPP applet isn't able to preform it's job.)
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > Wrath

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