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Old 10-01-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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Starting vpn session from Desktop Icon Acer Aspire One

Hallo everyone, am new to Linux and this is my first post.
I have managed to configure a vpn connection on my Acer Aspire one running Linpus lite following instruction from
The problem is i can only start my vpn session from command line. Is there any way i can have the command am using (sudo vpnc <myvpn>) associated to an icon that i can click, on the desktop and have the command run in the background to start my vpn session?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
Old 10-01-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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Depends if you are using Gnome, KDE, etc. If you are using Ubuntu, which uses Gnome:

go to System -> Preferences -> Main Menu and this will create an icon where ever you want in the Menu.

If you want an icon on the desktop, Right-click on the desktop, choose "Create Launcher...", and fill out the information you need.


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