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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,
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.
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.
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.