[Cialug] What's your modem?
jeff at dynamictelecard.com
Tue Aug 2 12:34:13 CDT 2005
In your first email you wrote:
"Well, something is terribly wrong and I cancelled my DSL and sent back the
modem. The mail just wouldn't work no matter what. It had nothing to do with
my mail server. I have 3 friends with their own servers and created a dummy
benalto.com email account; they could all use pop and smtp. in turn, they
gave me email accounts and specifically allowed my IP to access those but I
couldn't download any mail from them. I couldn't log into AMSN, Yahoo, or
Gaim either. No Opera/Firefox. No telnet out or ssh. Just NETSCAPE.
I'm going to try a different isp, and a different modem. I am getting a lot of
conflicting advice online. If any of you have DSL, what do you use for a
Linux-friendly modem? (ideally, one that is recognized at install...)"
Before I ask you a ton of questions I'd like to know if this is something
that can be fixed. If you've cancelled service and sent the Actiontec back
there's not much point in me asking since you cannot look up the answers and
possibly test a solution.
Rocket Robin Hood wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 August 2005 10:51, Claus wrote:
>>No offense, but I'd say the problem lies between the chair and the
>>keyboard. You have to realize that Qwest doesn't support Linux since
>>they don't have the time and knowledge to do so.
> That is FINE but what perplexed me and still does is
> a) Upon hearing none of my browsers work, I was encouraged to try Netscape.
> When this worked, one might be tempted to think "oh, there's some browser
> configuration trick, they've probably encountered people using alternate
> browsers (non IE er Netscape) before and have a general idea what's wrong.
> Perhaps they could tell me!"
> I am assuming the problem lies 'between the chair and the computer'. I seek
> enlightenment. Let's assume I took my computer to someone's home network with
> a working modem, plugged it in, and it did the same thing. What would YOU do?
> See, if someone posted to the list something like "Uh, my burner's not
> working" I would at least start out with "What happens when you type cdrecord
> -scanbus" or "type less /etc/fstab and copy and paste that to me"
> or ....something. I wouldn't write an essay calling them a retard.
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