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

squareyes squareyes at
Fri May 2 14:45:56 UTC 2008

Brian McKee wrote:
> 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,
> Brian
Hi Brian,
try  installing  gkrellm  may be what your looking for.
Take Care

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