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Old 05-12-2003, 08:53 PM   #1
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watch modem activity ???

just wondering.... are there nay tools for seeing the modems activity, like in windows u can see the total bytes transmited and received ect ect.

in windows somtimes my modem would just die, stay connected, but not a byte would come or go, just wanna make sure the same thing dont happen under linux
Old 05-12-2003, 09:27 PM   #2
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Probably the most popular monitor is gkrellm.

Redhat has the rp3 applet you can put on the panel.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:

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Old 05-13-2003, 12:45 AM   #3
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That is one of the reasons that I prefer to use an external modem. There are 14 LEDs on the front that all mean something different. I can always tell by the the lights when I am connected or not and when data is being sent or received. Sometimes nothing seems to be happening on my screen, but when I look at the modem I can tell if data is still being received or not. Watching the flickering lights is sometimes my only entertainment while download a large file or web page.


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