Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 18th Jun 2012 05:29 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Over at the Goodbye, Microsoft web site, Brad R. takes Ubuntu to task for abandoning dial-up modem users. Apparently Ubuntu no longer includes the GnomePPP dial-up package in the distribution, without which you can't get online via dial-up. It gets better: if you do have some way to connect, when you download something from the Ubuntu repository, the first thing Ubuntu does is update its 16+ megabyte repository index. Happy waiting! Brad concludes that "Ubuntu is for broadband users only."
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Is GnomePPP really the only PPP option?
by anda_skoa on Mon 18th Jun 2012 07:39 UTC
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I find it difficult to believe that GnomePPP is the only option on Ubuntu to deal with AT command based modem devices.

Most "mobile broadband" devices are AT command based and AFAIK Ubuntu handles those through ModemManager, a helper of NetworkManager.

I dial both UMTS modem and landline modem through wvdial, so I find it weird that NetworkManager would handle the former but not the latter.

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