In Red Hat 9:
From the command line you can start a modem by typing "/sbin/ifup ppp0" without the quotes.
For a NIC, the command would be "/sbin/ifup eth0"
Both of these assuming that you only have one of each of these devices installed.
You can also activate these devices through a GUI by typing "neat" from the command line. Select the device from the list, highlight it and then click on "activate."
Things changed a bit in Fedora Core 1, but for RH9, these will work.
I can't tell you anything much about KDE (don't use it) and am more of a bash person than a GUI person anyway, so there may be some other way of doing this that is more to your liking.
Last edited by dishawjp; 01-20-2004 at 04:34 PM.