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Old 06-02-2003, 03:23 AM   #1
gft01
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kppp, taskbar freezes in Redhat 9


I have a couple of funnies when using kppp to dial my ISP:

1. When I dial in to my ISP using kppp as a general user, the taskbar hangs i.e I cannot launch any apps or open the K menu.

2. No modem icon is displayed in the taskbar meaning I have no way to disconnect except by powering off the modem.

It all works perfectly when logged in as root. Can anyone helps me please.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 06:46 AM   #2
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2. There is an option "minimize to tray" or something like that under one of the kppp setup screens. (click setup button when you first start kppp) A small icon should appear in the tray. Of course, make sure the tray applet is running or you will see nothing - not even in the taskbar. (rightclick on kicker/panel - add - applet - tray)

1. I had a similar problem in RedHat when I created a kppp icon on the desktop or kicker by dragging it from the menu and dropping it on the desktop. The modem would dial and connect, but the desktop or just the kicker would freeze hard. My solution was to create the icon the long way rather than dragging and dropping. This seemed to work fine. This was also in RH 7.3 and to a lesser extent in 8.0. I'm not sure if this is the same problem your having.
 
Old 06-03-2003, 02:22 AM   #3
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Franklin.
Many thanks for the reply. Both suggestions resolved my issues.
rgds
 
Old 06-03-2003, 07:59 AM   #4
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Old 06-06-2003, 05:26 PM   #5
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Hey, number 1 solved my problem too! Thanks!!
 
Old 06-06-2003, 05:37 PM   #6
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cool.

have fun
 
Old 10-03-2003, 04:15 PM   #7
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Yes, both suggestion also solved my problem. Thanks.
 
  


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