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I've installed Fluxbox, configured my desktop, torsmo, start up programs etc, however wheat I've not managed to figure out is what to run at start up to automatically detect my modem when I turn it on.
Is there a particular service which I can add to startup to enable this? Or do I have to run some command from the command line?
When I log in to KDE, my modem is automatically detected when I turn it on, and KDE flashes up the KDE Network Monitor box to let me know this has happened.
At the moment, I've had to stupidly log in to KDE to establish my internet connection, and then log out and in to Fluxbox... Surely I'm just being thick!
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 18.104.22.168, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Not sure if I can help for sure but KDE uses a tool called kudzu to detect hardware.
First what kind of modem? Brand, model, connection type.
Lets try this. With the modem off like you say boot up KDE.
Open a terminal session and run the command dmesg
Now turn on the modem and it is seen by KDE as you say.
Run the command dmesg again and see the difference at the end.
Go to linmodems.org and download a small detection tool called scanModem, run it and it will pump out about 8 pages of info to help you figure out if the modem is supported by Linux, if it is...it will also guide you to driver source (software) to get the modem up & running.
Normally the only type of modem that will run without having to compile your own drivers in Linux are serial modems.
Got to fess up, I wasn't really concentrating when I posted my initial question, so sorry about that - it's a BT Voyager 210 ADSL router. Not an internal modem (duh me). I'm going to replace it at some point, as it's a bit rubbish really...but that's besides the point.
Anyway, I know it is definately compatible, as I've been using in under Linux for quite a while. It's just getting it automatically detected under Fluxbox that's stumping me a bit!
Go into kde look around the menus and look for a tool about something to do with connecting a modem. right click it> propoties > Look at the command it uses and add it to the file: /home/fredrick/.fluxbox/startup
I've worked out that I can run 'mutilities' from a terminal under Fluxbox to activate Eth0 once my router is turned on. Not ideal... I've not tried adding it to /home/USER/.fluxbox/startup yet, but I'll see what happens when I do!