Chicken and the Egg

Hi. I've recently installed Xubuntu (Dapper) and run across a rather crippling issue- I can't get on-line. Xubuntu detects my external 56k modem, it connects (making the handshaking sound), then hangs up once the connection is established.

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Hi. I've recently installed Xubuntu (Dapper) and run across a rather crippling issue- I can't get on-line. Xubuntu detects my external 56k modem, it connects (making the handshaking sound), then hangs up once the connection is established. The modem works under Fedora Core 5 and Windows 2000. I've been working on this for a couple of days and I'm totally at a loss.
 
Lurking on forums, I found one thread with a similar issue back in 2004. A person mentioned that the solution was to "simply type apt-get gnome-ppp". The problem? I need an Internet connection to get an Internet connection. I can't simply get gnome-ppp and copy it over because it includes about ten dependencies- each of which have dependencies of their own. Even if I could, there's no certainty that it would fix the problem.
 
I tried to connect through a terminal via the pppconfig then pon commands. This created a lasting connection (once) but didn't allow any internet activity (either though a browser or apt-get). Does anyone have any ideas of things to try? Thanks. -Damian
 
System:
HP Pavilion 7845
863MHz PIII processor
256MB ram
Master HDD: 40 GB
38GB Windows 2000 (NTFS)
2GB FAT32
*Windows was installed with a normal Windows 2000 disk
Slave HDD: 10 GB
Xubuntu 6.06
 

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Ah ha! It's working! I disabled the network and connect via wvdial. Both web pages and synaptic appear to be working without any issues.


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Great! My next guess was that the onboard ethernet was interferring with pppconfig and was configured for pon, or set to start at boot-up.
 
Nice work!