Elmo wants the Modem Monitor icon on the Panel

alex radsky at ncia.net
Mon Jan 23 19:29:00 UTC 2006

I recently added another user (Elmo) and would like to give him some of 
the privileges  of the first user, in this instance, a means of 
accessing internet by clicking a 'Modem Monitor' icon on the Panel. 

The first thing I did after adding the second user was run 
'pppconfigure' to give Elmo internet privileges.  Elmo was then able to 
access internet with the 'pon' command.

There was no problem for the first user;  all he had to do was right 
click the panel and and select 'add to panel' then select the 'Modem 
Monitor' icon in 'System and Hardware' and the icon appeared on the 
Panel. (He also found that the icon could simply be dragged to the Panel.)

The second user (Elmo) can drag the 'Modem Monitor' icon from  'System 
and Hardware' but it won't drop onto the Panel or any other place.   
The  'add to panel'  option doesn't work either.  Strangely, Elmo can 
place other 'System and Hardware' icons on the panel, just not the 
'Modem Monitor'.  It almost seems that 'Modem Monitor' can be used by 
only one user.

However, Elmo can access internet with the 'pon' command and conduct 
email and web business.  It's just that he can't use the 'Modem Monitor' 
icon that's available in the 'Add to Panel' menu.

Elmo would like to have the 'Modem Monitor' to access internet...what 
does he have to do?


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