View Full Version : Ubuntu Edgy modem connect problems

March 14th, 2007, 12:21 AM
Hello All
I am new to Ubuntu, having ussed RedHat and Fedoracore for some years.
I dont know if this is the correct forum for my thread, if not please let me know where to post to.

I installed Breezy, 8 months ago and found the Ubuntu delight that everyone talks about.

I have encouraged a few windows user friends to look at Linux and obtained copies of the Canonical give away Ubuntu disks.
I installed Edgy but cannot get it to talk to my isp.

I use identical username and password for login but recieve an % Authentucation failure message.
I ran pppconfig.
I checked /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and chap-secrets. I checked the wvdial.config and have identical password and user in there.

wvdial connects to the modem and dials out but reports % Authentication failure which seems to indicate a divverence between chat, wvdial and *-secrets where non exists

Further I cannot give copies to friends who have no idea about a terminal and wvdial which is very 1980's but would rely on the simple mouse click procedure like was in Breezy but does not work in Edgy.

Can someone please help me
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Kind regards