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Old 02-21-2003, 06:53 PM   #1
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terminating wvdial


Hey all,

I finally got a new modem that works with SuSe 8.1 and RH 8.0.

To connect I sometimes just type in 'wvdial' at a command line.
No problem, I connect and all is well.

The question I have is this....

If I want to terminate the connection, is there a command I can type to
do this? Sometime I just right click my desktop and select 'Run Command' and type wvdial in there. So I can't just hit CTRL-C can I?

Thanks everyone.

Freestone
 
Old 02-21-2003, 06:57 PM   #2
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No, but you can kill it. There might be a nicer way (maybe read some documentation on it) but for now, you can:
killall wvdial

Cool
 
Old 02-22-2003, 01:56 AM   #3
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Yeah MasterC is right read some Doc's on it and feed your brain for some brain food; that's something that would probly spark into my mind too figuring that i was trying to setup a dialup anyway; thanks for the nice question that i could try MYSELF to elaborate on.
 
Old 02-22-2003, 02:00 AM   #4
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sometimes killing wvdial is not enough. If does not hang up your modem, try:

killall pppd
killall wvdial

(or vice versa: sometimes pppd is setup to autodial on disconnect, killing one and then the other should work, though).
 
Old 02-22-2003, 03:01 AM   #5
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Thanks very much guys! The commands worked; I just created a link to application (KDE) on the desktop telling it to run the command:

killall wvdial

It hung up and worked great!

I know have to read some documentation and I apologize for asking a question I know I could have read the answer to, but I'm new to Linux and I'm having an absloute blast with this OS. I find my self a little impatient when it comes time to read cuz I just wanna play! Linux, I'm finding out, is
a lot of fun.

I have a copy of XP that hasn't been activated! Anyone interested?

(I didn't think so. :-} )

Thanks again,

Freestone
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Old 02-22-2003, 11:04 AM   #6
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wvdial is such a nice app...

What you might try too is set a "link to application" to bring up wvdial in a console, this way you can see it connect and get some feedback [...very usefull with my "green acres" phone line].
Once connected you minimize that console and just bring it back up to ctrl-c and exit gracefully.

xterm -title <your isp> -fg cyan -bg black -e wvdial
 
Old 02-22-2003, 12:45 PM   #7
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btw, you may want to use sudo for wvdial instead of logging in as root.
 
  


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