Gnome modem monitor - doesn't.....

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Fri May 2 02:09:55 UTC 2008

I'm trying dial up on Ubuntu for the first time ever....  I installed
gnome-ppp and I can connect and disconnect using the 'Dialup
Connections' -> 'Connect to' on the Network Monitor.

Problem is this desktop is supposed to be given to a senior, and there's
no feedback that the modem is connected.

Gnome-modem-monitor applet looks like the right ticket - but it doesn't
work - Left clicking it does nothing, and the tool tip says 'Could not
get connection time'.  Right clicking it shows Activate and Deactivate
greyed out.  Choosing properties launches the Network properties box,
but you can't even use it since the 'Unlock' button is greyed out.

I see Bug#54790 which I think is related, but it's been around since
2006.  Surely somebody is using this and tell me what I'm missing or a
good workaround?

All comments appreciated,


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