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I just installed Mandrake 7.0 standard install.  I am new to Linux so this seemed like the thing to do.  I am trying to get to the internet and I was looking for kppp in the toolbar under internet but only find netscape and one other non related program.  I tried configuring with Drakconfig but the modem does not dial and it times out.  Linux is seeing my 19k external Hayes modem, it is listed in Lothar.  Do you know where I can find kppp install in a rpm?  I have tried installing other rpms but they are not listed in my program bar.  Also would you know how to add shortcuts to the bar and the desktop.  Thanks for your help.
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Greetings.

What desktop are you using? Is it Gnome or kde? (I suspect the former) The kde thingies (kppp among them) are to be found in the kde* RPMS, buut you have to install a number of them (under redhat, you woudl need at least qt, kdecore, kdelibs and then kdenetwork: mandrake may be different).

If your desktop is Gnome, then you may not even have kde installed, or it may be tucked away in a menu labeled kde menus.

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I have the latest KDE 1.1.2 I believe.  Where would I check to see if these programs were installed or not.
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Greetings.

start with
$ kppp

in an xterm.

Then

#locate kppp

You can also try:

#rpm -qa | grep kde

and

#rpm -qa | grep kde

The name of the package is either kde-network or straight kppp. If in doubt,

#rpm -ql <package name>

will list all the files in the package.
On the KDE taskbar menu, you should find kppp under internet. (In the gnome taskbar menu it may or may not be present)

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It was the kde-network and when I went to the rmp manager I found the package, installed it and it added it to my network folder in the task bar.  Thanks.
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