capt wrote:I ran a live xfce 9 rc CD to test hardware and it works, The chestnut dialer does not activate the modem at all and the program will close when it should be dialing?
That sounds like what I recall happening to me in LXDE
8 when I tried Chestnut; it would just vanish. I don't recall exactly what happened in Xfce
, only that I could not connect.
In contrast, I have consistently good experience with Gnome PPP
in both PCLinuxOS
Gnome edition and antiX
(although there is some issue with having to run GPPP as root in antiX 8.5; see http://antix.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2560
) as well as KPPP
in the main KDE-based edition of PCLinuxOS.
Perhaps Chestnut could be replaced by either GPPP or KPPP in Mint (and added to the main edition)?
Note that in addition to this post, my search now also returned a post at viewtopic.php?f=90&t=41992&p=327530&hilit=chestnut#p327530
in the current Mint 9 Fluxbox, Chestnut is positively worthless