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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.
You will need to first find out what type of modem you have. In a terminal type the following.
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.
You do not need to use sudo for this. You can use just:
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:
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?