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I've used LM6,....can't really remember about LM5, except that I didn't have too much trouble getting my external modem to work with my little dialup service. I'm not in Linux Mint right now,....
but the main thing that I remember, is that you have to open a Terminal,...(as root)...then type "PPPconfig" (I believe).
Then you fill out the forms it presents,...then save it.
Then I always re-started Linux Mint,...
To go online,...open the terminal again,..and type: "Pon" (or "pon your-internet-server-rname")
Then go to synaptic,...reload synaptic,...and download Gnome-PPP.
typing "poff" in the terminal will close your internet session.
I'll try to find my notes I made for that, and get back to you ASAP (if I can find where I put those darn notes,....)....
I may have given you the info for LM6. I believe LM5 still has Gnome-PPP already installed. But you'll still need to go to terminal (as sudo) type: "sudo pppconfig" ...and fill it all out.
I also did:
1. sudo adduser (your username) dip
2. sudo touch /etc/resolv.conf
3. sudo touch /etc/ppp/options
(may not be all necessary,..but didn't seem to hurt.)
Last edited by magikraven; 04-09-2009 at 06:45 PM.
Reason: ...found notes
Thanks a million Magik!! LM6 download didn't work either, but I followed your directions for Ubuntu 8.1 and it worked!! I am writing this from there now.
I can't thank you enough, I've been struggling with this for weeks now. I have tried Fedora core, Mepis, Suse, Freespire, Kubuntu and 3 different Ubuntus. As you can imagine I have spent many hours downloading and then trying to get the modem to work.
The only distro I could get to work reliably was Freespire, but there's a lot I don't like about it. Honestly, I was getting very frustrated and about ready to give up on Linux. But now, thanks to you, I am very happy that I'll be using Ubuntu instead.
Well, I am using the "live" version right now, so I am going to install 8.1 and finally start enjoying Linux and stop struggling with it.
I'm glad it worked in Ubuntu 8.10 for you!
Actually,....it was some very kind soul in the Ubuntu forum that gave me the info in the first place. Ubuntu 8.10 and Mint 6 are almost the same under the hood (so-to-speak). And it does appear that Ubuntu (and hence, Mint) are getting away from being "friendly" to us little dialup users. Dialup is starting to be considered older technology now,...although quite a LOT of folks still have to use it the world over (for various reasons).
As for myself,...I'm grateful for Linux, and cheap little dialup services!
after installing ubuntu to my hard disk nothing works...no bootup at all. stopps with error 17 at the "grub loading" point. I'm guessing I partitoned wrong. I am going to try to boot from a recovery disk and try Fdisk/MBR and see if that works and try to reinstall ubuntu.
I used Gparted and my windows partition is still there although I cant boot into that either...I deleted the linux partitions completely and will see if that works.
for problems like this,...it's probably best to go straight to either the Ubuntu forum section here (on LinuxQuestions.org)...
or straight to the official Ubuntu forums. I always recieved good answers when I posted,...(and I'm by-no-means a linux guru enough to give advice on something like this,......
Edit: I've never really had a grub or boot problem with Ubuntu (even dual-booting with winXP)....so again, don't think I have any advice on that. Hopfully some nice, intelligent, kind, Ubuntu soul will come to the rescue,....
Last edited by magikraven; 04-11-2009 at 01:20 PM.
after 3 attempts at setting up a dual boot system I gave up and just made the entire disk ubuntu 8.1. It's working great so far, now for the fun part of tweaking everything... and again thanks for all your great advice.