newbie help needed

Anthony Irven Scott anthonyscott at
Mon Jun 11 09:28:23 BST 2007

karebai wrote:
> Hiya,
> Hopefully this will get through, nothing else has. We've finally decided
> to take the plunge and give linux a try. After having a look what was
> around we decided on Ubuntu. Nothing but trouble installing. After
> scouring forums, websites, and whatever else we could find that wasn't
> written for experts, we managed finally to get it up and running. Now
> for internet. Nope, our modem isn't supported. Back to the forums ...
> great ... known problem with 3com modems ... us along with near 1000
> others ... OK ... we found a generic modem ... 40 odd files.. and
> surprise ... no instructions on how to install ... Can anybody help ...
> in plain aussie english, cos we are both reeling from the plethora of
> information that seems to take us nowhere ....
> Karen & Paul
Karen and Paul,
I shifted across to Linux just recently and agree that the first few
weeks can be very daunting, but it does get better with time, and is
well worth the trouble.
Have you had a look at this site?

This will help you advance the cause, I hope.
Don't hesitate to get back to the list if you require further information.


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