In the same console you opened wvdial, just type ctrl-c. If you want to reconnect, just type in wvdial in the ssmae console.
Robert Crawford On Tuesday 01 March 2005 05:15 am, Bo Grimes wrote: > James wrote: > >I always use wvdial with ppp for dial-out. > > As a command-line cripple (um, make that challenged) I have always used > KPPP. However, recently with Ubuntu I was forced to learn some of wvdial. > > Ubuntu only provides Gnome, and the network set-up wizard wouldn't > work. I used apt (apt-got I guess one could say) to get KDE, and KPPP > wouldn't work, but before I could even use apt I had to get a connection. > > Having heard of wvdial, I checked to see if it was installed, and it > was. Then I read the man pages, and maybe it wasn't the best way but I > ended up creating a file (isp) and running wvdial --config isp, and got > connected. > > Having heard of screen, I read up on it and learned how to detach the > wvdial process. > > What I never learned was how to shut it down apart from finding its PID > and killing it. Even then it often began redialing unless I killed my > terminal session. > > I thought about trying to write by first script, making it executable > and giving it an icon on my panel so I didn't have to open a terminal > every time I wanted to get on-line, but I knew I would first have to > learn how to shut it down. > > It was a good learning experience. What's the elegent way to use wvdial > to connect and disconnect? > > > -- > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list -- email@example.com mailing list