Configuring a dialup connection

alex radsky at
Fri Apr 21 22:26:15 UTC 2006

CJ Kelley wrote:

> */"eddie57 at" <eddie57 at>/* wrote:
>     I just recently installed ubuntu 5.10 and the installation went just
>     fine except that when i try to setup a dialup connection it keeps
>     saying modem not detected even though the modem is listed in the
>     device
>     manager window. So the modem apparently was detected during
>     installation. I tried executing the pppconfig command from a terminal
>     window. I got the message "must be logged in as root" so i issued
>     the su
>     command. It asked for the root password which i gave, but got the
>     message authentication failure, so i issued the su command
>     followed by
>     my user name. It asked for my password again which worked. I tried
>     the
>     pppconfig command again but it said bad command. Any help would be
>     appreciated as i would like to spend as little time as possible in
>     windows
>     CJ's Reply:
>     What you should do first is download the modem driver, then
>     attempt to configure it.
>     End of reply
Sounds easy but the process isn't simple.

alex aka elmo

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