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Old 10-31-2006, 01:57 AM   #1
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internet connection manager

i am running kubuntu edgy. i set up my pppoe dsl connection with the command "sudo pppoeconf" and my internet connection works and it's loaded at boot time.

however, i sometimes need to disconnect my dsl and i don't feel like opening a terminal everytime and writing: "sudo poff/pon dsl provider".
i'd like to have some application in the taskbar which i can right click and select connect/disconnect.

in mandriva, suse as well i think, there is this option and the taskbar icon looks like this. screenshot provided. is there anyway i can make that possible in kubuntu? what's the name of that application?
Old 11-04-2006, 10:09 PM   #2
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If you're running KDE then make a shortcut pointing to
kdesu ifconfig eth0 down
Use your own network interface eth0 eth1 etc.
KDE will prompt you for a root password.
You can make another one for
kdesu ifconfig eth0 up
Or if you want to auto launch a terminal then something like
aterm -e sudo ifconfig eth0 down
Or Xterm


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