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eeverman 09-12-2003 04:51 PM

kppp Doesn't Dock Into Panel After Connect

I'm running Redhat 9.0.

I am able to dial in using kppp with no problems. However, after kppp connects, it creates a tiny window containing a little 'modem and lights box' in the upper-left corner of the screen.

What I would *like* to happen after connecting is for the modem icon to appear next to the clock, as in Mandrake and Windows. Does anyone have suggestions for how to accomplish this? I have already checked the 'Dock into panel after connect' box.

BTW: I have done the following, which allowed kppp to connect w/o using the root password. The creation of a mini-window was the same before and after the change:

rm /usr/bin/kppp
chmod u+s /usr/sbin/kppp
ln -s /usr/sbin/kppp /usr/bin/kppp
(taken from

Thanks Much,

Eric Everman

Proud 09-12-2003 05:05 PM

This is in KDE right? Coz in Flux you'll get that unless you ./configure --enable-kde to allow KDE apps to dock in to the slit.

eeverman 09-12-2003 05:20 PM

I'm using GNOME. Can't believe I didn't mention that...

Will your fix work for GNOME as well?



eeverman 09-12-2003 05:25 PM

....and where is the configure command located??

Proud 09-12-2003 05:26 PM

RedHat uses precompiled packages for it's software, and recompiling Gnome could get ugly, so no, my fix for the latest Fluxbox releases wont work for RH Gnome.
I honestly dont know if Gnome is meant to support the Kde system tray, as from the Fluxbox options I know they each have thier own standards. Maybe I should use Gnome more...

Edit: You might notice from the command that "./configure" is executing something within the current directory (aka ./). It's the standard name of the script which'll generate system specific files for you to then make and make install a package of software sources. See this LinuxAnswer. :)

eeverman 09-12-2003 05:33 PM

Hmm, thats too bad. I was told that Redhat was favoring GNOME over KDE - it came up as the default desktop.

Is there a GNOME equivalent to kppp?

EDIT: I'm simply installing RH from disk w/o make-ing it. I *really* don't want to go down that road.

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