Earthlink DSL failing to see Ubuntu

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at
Thu Oct 27 20:34:46 UTC 2005

On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 10:10:40 -0500
"Cybe R. Wizard" <cyber_wizard at> wrote:

> Or is Ubuntu failing to see the DSL?
> I don't know.  The web browser says I have a good connection, all the
> little lights are lit correctly, but my connection is not used by
> Ubuntu.  I have been through the (pitiful) earthlink troubleshooting
> guide but it just says to keep resetting the router/modem and that
> doesn't help.  So far the forums haven't been much help, either. 
> Possibly I am searching the wrong terms.
> Can anybody help?  I'm dying to see this 'broadband' everybody keeps
> talking about.
> Cybe

Well, in order to send that last message I had to hook up my old dial-up
modem.  Whadayaknow!  Now my DSL works!  But only when the dial-up
connection is made although the dial-up connection just sits there,
idle. What gives with that? Also, my hostname has now changed to
dhcppc0. I have to <sudo killall-9 gdm> and start gdm again for the
hostname to return to WizardsTower. 
BUT!! I have a DSL connection now, for whatever it's worth.

Cybe R. Wizard
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