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I made shell scripts to boot my network up (laptop)
and put those on the desktop (with load in terminal option)
shell script contains: su -c "/etc/init.d/network start"
u will be prompted for a passwd though
Sorry about the last question, what I am trying to do is make a short cut on the desktop, so that I can activate and deactivate the modem, instead of having to go into the network configuration and doing it there.
what desktop? yo uhave to understand that Linux is vastly more complex and varied than windows "the desktop" could relate to a large number of different desktop managers. always try to give as much information as possible.
A method with a script will work with all window managers that allow you to have icons on desktop. The thing is that you need to write a script that does the same as you do when you turn on/off your modem. It's hard to say what to write inside without knowing which dialer you use, how to you run it etc.