Originally Posted by Rodemire
I have installed Ubuntu 7.10(Gutsy) on my PC. Prior to this i was using Windows Vista and i connected to the internet using my cellphone. I tried to connect with Linux but i could not do it. The settings for my cellphone only required a dial-up number with Vista. How can i do the same or how can i detect my phone and connect? I use a cable to connect my phone.
Ok..what kind of cable? If you have to dial, chances are you had to set Vista up for dial-up networking...you have to set that up in Linux as well.
Are you using KDE or Gnome? KDE has kppd, which is one tool to make dial-up networking easy...I'm sure Gnome has them, but I don't use know, so I can't give much guidance there. Your cell-phone probably connects via USB (just a guess), and your serial device/terminal is probably /dev/ttyUSB0 or something like that....don't know what else you have plugged in. The ttyUSB0 device will be similar to COM1 under Windows...set up your Linux dialer to use that device, plug in the phone number, name, etc., and away you go.