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Old 01-10-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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ubuntu 8.10


just installed ubuntu 8.10,i connect to the inertnet through a 56.6k modem through my telephone line,not the ethernet and dsl.the install is not connectin automatically and I don't know how to get it to connect.can someone help me? I'm new to ubuntu so make it simple please.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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This page on the Ubuntu wiki might help:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupModemHowto
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:27 AM   #3
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thank you,i have been there several times with out success
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:46 AM   #4
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You will need to first find out what type of modem you have. In a terminal type the following.

sudo su
lspci
You will see the list of hardware in your computer including the modem. From there, you will need to install the correct driver if it is not already installed. The ubuntu package manager will probably have the driver you need.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 01:39 AM   #5
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sorry it didn't work,wrong command i qess. thank you for your effort.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 01:51 AM   #6
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sorry it didn't work,wrong command i qess. thank you for your effort.
Perhaps you made a mistake? I don't see it not working. I think it is installed in every distro.

You have to be in root which has full access to the os.

su
enter your password
lspci

Thats all there is to it.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 02:59 AM   #7
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I tried it again,but no success. i've been at this afew days,I'll hit again tomorrow. thanks any way.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 06:32 AM   #8
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You do not need to use sudo for this. You can use just:

lspci

In the terminal you should see a list of hardware like Graphics and hopefully something about your modem. You will need to scroll back in the list to get to where it began. Use the scroll bar on the side of the terminal.

Here is one of the listings on mine. I don't have a modem on it. This tells me what my wireless chip is:

04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
 
Old 01-11-2009, 11:35 AM   #9
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good morning world,i found the modem.i didn't use the right symbol before,now we are making head way. thank you.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #10
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i tied to install scanmodem.gz and the reply was e:couldn't find package scanmodem.gz
 
Old 01-11-2009, 01:08 PM   #11
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i tied to install scanmodem.gz and the reply was e:couldn't find package scanmodem.gz
This is not a package to be installed by your package manager.

Unzip it:

Code:
gunzip scanmodem.gz
Make it executable:

Code:
 chmod +x scanmodem
Run it:

Code:
./scanmodem
The one I found is called scanModem with a capital M, but I guess yours is the same thing.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 03:08 PM   #12
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i tried several times to gunzip scanmodem.gz,it replys no such file or directory? what now?
 
Old 01-11-2009, 03:14 PM   #13
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i tried several times to gunzip scanmodem.gz,it replys no such file or directory? what now?
Be sure you are in the directory where the file is and check the spelling. The one I found was spelled scanModem.gz which has a capital M.

If you are not in the directory where it is, you must go there using the 'cd' command.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 03:12 PM   #14
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I tried to change directories by typing cd,but with no success. I must be doing some thing wrong.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:33 PM   #15
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I tried to change directories by typing cd,but with no success. I must be doing some thing wrong.
If you do simply 'cd' you will go to your home directory. You won't see anything much happen. I do not know where your scanModem.gz file is; so I can't tell you where to look for it. Do you know where it got downloaded to? Can you find it using the filebrowser? You cannot do anything with it until you can find where it is and what it is called. Let me know if you find it and tell me where it is and then I should be able to help you use it.

Hopefully you will be able to run scanModem to find out what port you need to use. Did you find Network Administration where you will set this up?
 
  


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