I posted this at the Ubuntu forum also.
My current hardware config is:
1.85 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
HDS722540VLAT20 [Hard drive] (41.17 GB) -- C
BENQ DVD DD DW1650 [CD-ROM drive] -- E
JLMS XJ-HD166S [CD-ROM drive] -- D
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive] -- A
Main Circuit Board
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7NVM400 Rev 2.xx
Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1.00 11/25/2003
992 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM0' has 512 MB (serial number SerNum0)
Slot 'DIMM1' has 512 MB
I have 2 modems.
An internal Broadxent V.92 PCI DI3631-1 [Modem].
And a U.S. ROBOTICS COURIER EXTERNAL 56K V.EVERYTHING MODEM. It's a serial connection.
I searched here, there & the web. I can't find clear, concise & easy instructions on how to use my U.S. ROBOTICS COURIER EXTERNAL 56K V.EVERYTHING MODEM with ubuntu 7.04.
Everything is incomprehensible to this Linux n00b. I get the the same headache after a few seconds trying to follow any Linux instructions. That I did working on my 1st OS win98se. Please help me.
I need basic you click on this, enter that etc., etc. instructions.
Preferably with step by step pictures. This is ridiculous. I feel retarded with Linux.
I want to dump windows. But I can't. I'm very knowledgeable in xp. I have never been able to connect to the internet with Linux! I went so far as to try to configure my winmodem - IMPOSSIBLE. So I bought a very highly reguarded external US Robotics modem, known to work with Linux. Got it to work in xp. Had to search & found an install .inf for XP on a U.S. Robotics site for my modem.
I currently have Ubuntu 7.04 installed on a spare HDD. And I have NO yes NO clue how to connect to my dialup ISP with my US Robotics external serial modem & Ubuntu 7.04.