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Did you click on the gnome foot? (Assuming you are using gnome and the gnome panel) Try right clicking on the panel ->panel->Add to panel->applet, etc as posted before
When I log on I get a message saying welcome to "pop3.xtra.co.nz" which is my mail server. How can I change this?.
That is strange. Post the contents of your /etc/hosts file. Here is mine for an example:
# fancypiper Redhat 7.3 /etc/hosts file
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1 fancypiper localhost.localdomain localhost
Went to "find files" but no sign of an /etc/hosts file. Tried all options i could see.
The message about the Pop3 reads
"Could not look up internet address for pop3.xtra.co.nz.
This will prevent Gnome from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding pop3.xtra.co.nz to the file /etc/hosts".
Lof in anyway or Try again.
Try again fails, so just logged in.
I used KDE in Suse so not entirely sure about Gnome. The desktop etc looks like what is in the book.
Would the pathname of the dialer be "RH PPP Dialer", or is it more complicated.
Beginning to wish I had stayed with Windows!
Thanks in anticipation.