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Old 07-12-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
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how to launch programs on internet connect?


now that i m finally connected (thanks to very helpful people on this forum) ... how do i launch programs as soon as i am connected?
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Well, I suppose you could modify the scripts you use to start the connection, or better yet create another script that starts the connection and then starts whichever programs you want.
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If you are using kppp there is the Setup -> Accounts tab -> Edit -> Execute tab.
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i am on gnome ...
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Let's assume that you have a directory called /etc/ppp. In that directory, you should have several scripts, including one called ip-up. If you read that script, you will see that ip-up will look for a script called ip-up.local, and run it if it exists and is executable. If you do not have ip-up.local, create it and add the command lines (one per line) for the apps you want to start when you make your internet connection.
Something like:


which would be executed by ip-up to start mozilla when the connection is made.


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