Jason Voegele jason at
Tue Sep 6 14:40:57 UTC 2005

On Mon, September 5, 2005 2:05 am, Lionel said:
> I use an application called net_applet in Mandriva which I find useful
> and I can allow a normal user to start up the network. It sits in my
> system tray nicely. However, I installed netapplet (note there is no
> "_") in Kubuntu but I can't find it anywhere to run it, commandline
> doesn't seem to help. Does anyone know and use this?
> Also, I notice that when networked with winxp at least, if you unplug
> cables and plug them into another computer it doesn't refresh and I have
> to do it manually, can this be automated?

Others have suggested the network-manager package from Breezy for this,
but if you are running Hoary you can use ifplugd.  It doesn't have a
graphical front end, but it can detect network connections (both wired and
wireless) and configure the network interface upon detection.

Jason Voegele
"There is an essential core at the center of each man and woman that
remains unaltered no matter how life's externals may be transformed
or recombined. But it's smaller than we think."
    -- Gene Wolfe, The Book of the Long Sun

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