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I'm curious is there any way to set mandrake up so that when I click Konqueror from the toolbar that Kppp also comes up so I can just click connect.Basically what that other operating system does.Right now I bring up Kppp and connect then load Konqueror.Also I posted a thread about installing amsn.Well happy to say I was able to get the program up and running so maybe my hair will grow back.But now it brought a couple more questions to mind and newbie here so bear with me.Closing the shell command the program closes also.Now I take it its the thing it does but not sure.Also going to use this every day.Do I always have to get the program up using the shell command.Is there a way to place something on the desktop to run it .I assume right now if I want to run it I have to open my home directory and my msn directory and do the ./amsn command using the shell command inside the msn directory every time.If I can add something some where to run it say from the desktop.Could you tell me what and where it needs to be.Sorry so long but first program I got up and running kinda makes ya feel good. Thank You
"Closing the shell command the program closes also"
if you add a space and the "&" to end of the command it will detach from the console and keep running if you close it, eg: "usr/bin/command &" instead of "/usr/bin/command".
"If I can add something some where to run it say from the desktop", you sure can, but if this is a program that you normally run from a shell, then first I would think you'll need to create a shell script that executes the command and then test it, then you could create a link to it on your desktop. here's a small example script for amsn that you can modify with your particulars, it's hypothetical name is "/home/mike35/scriptname":
#the script now exits, leaving amsn running
make the script executable: chmod u+x /home/mike35/scriptname
test the script: /home/mike35/scriptname (add " &" for the detach behavior)
when it works right, right-click the desktop and choose to "create new" "link to application", fill in the blanks on the general and permissions tabs and the command area on the execute tab, click the gear icon on the general tab to change the icon for it, that should do it.
"when I click Konqueror from the toolbar that Kppp also comes up", actually I had a setup once when I was tinkering with dialup where I had a shell script that started kppp and then my browser with a home page, this is certainly do-able, if the above doesn't spark you in the right direction on this issue, post back.