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    Default What to use in Gnome instead of Kinternet

    I used to use Kinternet to turn my modem on and off in KDE4.

    Now I've switched to Gnome.

    I can still configure the modem with the Yast modem tool. But I rather like the idea of an icon to connect and disconnect the modem in Gnome just as I did in KDE. So what would I use in Gnome instead of the Kinternet tool I had in KDE?

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    Default Re: What to use in Gnome instead of Kinternet

    This is kind of a bump

    Where I'm at: I've configured the broadband wireless modem in Yast --> Network devices --> modem.

    I see the configfile in ifcfg-modem0 at /etc/sysconfig/network

    OK how do I tell the modem to connect in Gnome (I used to use kinternet, what do I do without kinternet)?

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    Default Re: What to use in Gnome instead of Kinternet

    OK I then ran this as root:
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     ifup modem0
    and it connected to the internet.

    BUT I want some GUI icon thing that shows me whether I'm connected and that I can connect and disconnect by GUI -- is that possible in Gnome?
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    Hi.
    When I was installing a gnome desktop for my friend, I had the same problem with modem control.
    I use only KDE so I had no idea where to find such thing for gnome.
    He just needed a connect/disconnect icon so I installed kinternet,
    enabled user control in yast and it worked fine.
    It is set to run at startup and just sits in the tray, same as KDE.

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    Default Re: What to use in Gnome instead of Kinternet

    Hi swerdna,

    Is NetworkManager what you're looking for?

    I think this is referring to the same thing in the openSUSE manual located here
    usr/share/doc/manual/opensuse-manual_en/manual/cha.nm.html
    on my system, so probably the same for yours.

    Not sure if this will help as I've never used KDE or NetworkManager.
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    Default Re: What to use in Gnome instead of Kinternet

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post

    Now I've switched to Gnome.
    So you betrayed us? Very nice of you...

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    Default Re: What to use in Gnome instead of Kinternet

    Quote Originally Posted by finders View Post
    Hi.
    When I was installing a gnome desktop for my friend, I had the same problem with modem control.
    I use only KDE so I had no idea where to find such thing for gnome.
    He just needed a connect/disconnect icon so I installed kinternet,
    enabled user control in yast and it worked fine.
    It is set to run at startup and just sits in the tray, same as KDE.
    Thanks, I tried that and it worked.
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    Default Re: What to use in Gnome instead of Kinternet

    Quote Originally Posted by david71 View Post
    Hi swerdna,

    Is NetworkManager what you're looking for?

    I think this is referring to the same thing in the openSUSE manual located here
    usr/share/doc/manual/opensuse-manual_en/manual/cha.nm.html
    on my system, so probably the same for yours.

    Not sure if this will help as I've never used KDE or NetworkManager.
    Hi and thanks for that. I and tried that and couldn't get it to work, despite it mentions broadband wireless.
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    Default Re: What to use in Gnome instead of Kinternet

    Quote Originally Posted by microchip8 View Post
    So you betrayed us? Very nice of you...
    I just got so sick of the KDE apps not working properly. I know we have to go through the development phase for KDE4 -- and I'm really cool with that. I just felt like 6 months with things that "just work". Hence Gnome -- it's a great Desktop I find.

    For example it's so great to dld something and R-click in Nautilus and select "extract here" -- Just like the old days of KDE3 -- and so on for dozens of little things I was used to.

    And I so like being able to click an icon and not getting a bouncing icon for 30 seconds while it fails, and then doing it again with my fingers crossed, hoping for a Konsole or whatever.

    KDE4 will get there in another year I think. By then I'll be well and truly ambidextrous (so to speak).
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