Originally posted by dolphans1
I'm new to the Board as of today, 5-25-03 and I have a question to ask, since I can't seem to get the right answer form those whom I purchased my computer from.
Anyway, I purchased a computer from Fry's Electronics and no one there knows how to get the Thiz Linux Operating system to dial onto the Internet.
I have gone to the Thiz Linux FAQ support page and I have followed the instructions on How To Do This and nothing works.
When I go to the Thiz Dialup window, I check or bullseye the modem section and nothing ever happens. I don't connect, nor do I hear the modem attempting to dial up to the Internet. Also, I never get or see an error message.
Can anyone offer any advice on how I might be able to get it to work.
I purchased the computer because the Linux Operating System intriqued me.
I appreciate any support that I can get.
The People at Fry's Electronic told be me remove the Linux systm from my computer and install Windows 98 or XP. No one there knew anything about Linux eventhough they sell the operating system with their computers (1,000's).
Does make any sense?
I finally figured out how to hook up on the internet for the very first time on a Linux system and it feels soooooooooo goooooooood. Remember those days of 1st's in your lives?
Anyway, I tried everyone in the book at eartlink.com and no one could figure it out. After a month of reading and failure after failure, I finally figured it out on a fluke, by doing research over the internet on KPPP dialers and trying different configurations.
I was close the first time, but my dialing properties were a little off that's why the modem never worked or would dial-up.
Damn! This by far was the toughest computer problem I've ever tackled.
No one at Fry's knew what to do and persistence paid off for mye
Hey, don't get me wrong, I'm just an average computer user and I'm sure a more experienced guy would have figured it out in a couple of days, but I didn't know anything about Linux and it's so damn different and it's real confusing.
I guess I must be some "nut" that likes to figure stuff out, hell I don't know. I did give up for a week, but kept trying.
Oh yeah, Thiz-Linux to this day has never responded.
Anyway, if anyone out there hears of someone else trying to get on the Internet on a Thiz-Linux operating system and their having problems, send them my way....