Originally posted by bezaleel
So for a long time I was using the System Tool to open a network connection: I would "Active"-ate my connection, but nothing would happen until I would do something like request a refresh on the weather applet, then I would hear the modem dial-up.
But the other day when I logged into my account, one of the first things to happen was for the modem to dial-up without my request.
What's the best way in FC2/Gnome to dial-up my ISP?
Not sure how FC's System tool works, generally it should be a
good thing to have it dial-up automagically, and I had good success
with that method in the past (starting pppd with a demand-dialing
option). If gnome now starts dialing up on start-up it may be a problem
with the hostname, and it trying to "find itself" in your ISP's DNS ...
Have a look at your log-files, and your /etc/host, /etc/hosts and