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Old 06-25-2006, 06:21 PM   #1
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Using Mozilla to auto-launch the KPPP dialer


I am using Mandriva 2006 with good results. I presently have the KPPP dialer on my desktop which I start and connect to my dialup provider with, then I open up the Mozilla or Opera browser and all works fine. I was wondering how to get the KPPP dialer to auto-launch when I double-click on the Mozilla icon or the Opera icon. You know, how the other OS works occasionally
Thanks in advance,
Scott Nash
 
Old 06-26-2006, 05:48 PM   #2
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This is just a guess. I haven't tried it myself, but open the KDE menu editor, select the entry for the browser (Firefox or Opera) and edit the command field. Put kppp ;; in front of what's already there. kppp calls the dialer and the ;; tells it to finish running kppp before running whatever follows.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 08:39 PM   #3
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dracolich,
Thanks for the suggestion, but it does not work. Tried it with Mozilla and Opera.
Made changes to KDE menu editor while in root, tried kppp ;; /usr/bin/mozilla and /usr/bin/kppp ;; /usr/bin/mozilla, did not work.
Tried the same "command" script as user and it did not work.

No biggie for me, just trying to make Linux/KDE more Windows like to my children.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 02:49 PM   #4
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Like I said, I hadn't actually tried it. It was just off the top of my head at the time. I think I will try it though, to satisfy my own curiosity.

A couple of points: first, kppp is in kde's bin directory. For example mine is /opt/kde/bin/kppp. Second, any change you make in the menu editor affects only the currently logged in user. For example, changes made as root won't affect your user and vice-versa.

Also, you can try this, or any other idea, from a konsole to see what's happening. Maybe there's some error messages.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:15 PM   #5
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autodialer

Just like dracolich here, in that I have not tried this myself.

But, open a terminal window and enter "ppp-go -d" without the quotes and then press enter.

Then starting your browser should start your dialer. This may require root to do the ppp-go -d thing.

I do know that this works with the Slackware the Mighty.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 05:46 PM   #6
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I just tried the method I offered and it failed for me, too. But I replaced the ;; with && and now it does work.
 
  


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