[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu Beginner

Gareth McNaughton mcnaugg at lantic.net
Sun Jun 21 17:41:29 BST 2009

Matthew French wrote:
> On 20 Jun 2009, at 6:26 PM, Gareth McNaughton wrote:
>> I have also tried to enter the command you show as no 1a.  This  
>> gives me
>> a new screen in what appears to be a text editor (GNU Nano 2.0.9) and
>> that's it.  There is no file opened ready for editing at all.  I am
>> getting the distinct impression that there are some files missing or I
>> have not loaded them at the time of installation.
> Hmmm - you are correct, nano is just a text editor. And if it displays  
> nothing then the config file is not there.
> Ah - drat. It looks like pppoe is not installed by default. I was  
> assuming it would be.
> You need to go into Synaptic and install the package called pppoe. The  
> file should exist then. I will be very surprised if it is not on the  
> install CD.
> - Matthew
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Hi Matthew

Not having much luck so far.  I think I will clean the PC, reformat etc 
and reload.  I will come back to you in a few days if that is alright 
with you.



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