How do I dial using external modem

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Dec 19 04:18:10 UTC 2008

On 12/18/2008 07:27 PM, Pete Clapham wrote:
> Dear NoOp --
> I have valued your input on a number of issues in which you have
> supplied the definitive answers to a question.  However, to the best
> of my knowledge, I am asking a question for the first time and in no
> way hijacked somebody else's thread.  I DO  have an eeePC, and I very
> much want to use Ubuntu as its operating system.  (I use Ubuntu for
> several other systems, and I really like it).  I DO have an external
> modem, I have configured it in "network", and I would like to make it
> work.  I would very much like to find out how to dial the ISP using
> it.  I look forward to responses, and I would especially value
> yours.
> cheers, pete

Then please do start a *new* thread. You posted using another thread:

From: Pete Clapham <peteclapham at>
Subject: How do I dial using external modem
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 19:07:37 -0800 (PST)
References: <acfad57e0812181313j1329c5c2v33df918f264d969b at>

If you look at the 'References' you can see that you've posted in
response to <acfad57e0812181313j1329c5c2v33df918f264d969b at>
rather than starting a new email and subject.

The thread is shown here:

Note that your question immediately follows Chris Mohler  | 18 Dec 22:13
for the subject "Open Office problems".

So, please start a *new* email with your subject to
ubuntu-users at
and I'm sure that you'll do fine & most likely get a working response
from those that have serial modems :-) I don't, but otherwise I'd be
more than happy to help if I could.

Apologies for being a 'list mom'; I really am not trying to be. But it's
really confusing when someone posts in another's thread, and even more
confusing when other's just pipe on in and respond to continue the off
topic issue.

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