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Sat Oct 18 02:50:16 UTC 2008
On Fri, 17 Oct 2008, John Heinen wrote:
> Bo Grimes wrote:
>> On Fri, 17 Oct 2008, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>> John Heinen wrote:
>>>> The operating program is linux mint #4 ???
>>> Now you are using yet another Linux version and asking the same question
>>> again on a list which isn't related to your distribution.
>> FYI, Linux Mint is a Ubuntu derivative with an excellent IRC channel but
>> no mailing lists. I use Linux Mint and subscribe to this list for that
> Apreciate your patience Bo, will follow up on your sugestion, please,
> also see my responce to Nils
Huh? I was just informing another as to why Mint users like us might post
As to your problem, I used dial-up forever until a few weeks ago, and I
had problems with earlier versions of Ubuntu. Please don't think I'm
insulting, but I know I frequently had newbie-ish problems that didn't end
up requiring a lot of technical expertise to fix, so I am going to ask
some questions I hope you don't find insulting.
One, is it a USB modem or does it us a serial port? I no longer have
dial-up tools, but if you're using KPPP I have had problems in the past
with it not allowing a regular user to set it up. I don't think that's
your issue though.
Second question, then. Have you tried to change /dev/modem to something
like /dev/ttys0 in the modem set-up dialogue? IIRC once you have KPPP up,
click on configure or somthing like it. Then click on the modem tab. If
you're using a serial modem it is often ttys0. I forget what usb might
Sorry, that's all I have without a modem and KPPP on my computer to try
and see what else my limited knowledge might come up with.
Oh, one other thing, with Fedora 9 this past summer, I had to update pppd
before either kppp or gnome-dial (?) would work. You might want to make
use you have the latest version. My guess is apt-get install kppp would
let you know.
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