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strangerklone 03-02-2009 03:03 PM

I can't find a driver for my modem
 
I dual boot from a Compaq Pressario sr1503wm. My modem is a Scientific Atlanta 2100 with a usb hook-up. I get internet on my win-xp drive but not on my Ubuntu 8.10 drive. I can't seem to find a driver for my linux system. Does one exist?

wet-willy 03-02-2009 04:06 PM

You may have better luck using the Ethernet port rather than USB. It is also possible you have to change Authorization settings before Ubuntu will allow you to use it (permissions). Check in System/Administration/Authorizations.

wet-willy 03-02-2009 04:11 PM

Also check your user's privileges in System/Administration/Users & Groups to see if your user is allowed to Connect by checking the appropriate box(s) in the User privileges tab.

strangerklone 06-15-2009 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wet-willy (Post 3462834)
You may have better luck using the Ethernet port rather than USB. It is also possible you have to change Authorization settings before Ubuntu will allow you to use it (permissions). Check in System/Administration/Authorizations.

The ethernet cable was the way to go. I didn't have to configure anything, Internet started right up.


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