Dial-Up for Mint 7? or even AOL Dial-Up?

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Dial-Up for Mint 7? or even AOL Dial-Up?

Postby unclatino on Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:21 am

Doing this for a friend of mine, senior citizen with very limited computer knowledge.

SHORT-STORY: My friend only uses the computer for sending/receiving email, not even surfing the Internet much. Only priority is finding a Budget Dial-Up service, if I can get it to work. My friend currently uses AOL Dial-Up, and seeking to continue if possible. His limited budget only allows for a Desktop running Linux Mint 7, and he doesn't mind.

QUESTION:
1) Is there a Mint-Install package already available for Dial-Up Internet connection?

2) Only solution found regarding AOL Dial-Up for Linux (or Mint) is here: http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialAOL.html
Has anyone tried that? My only doubt is how simple will it be to connect on a daily basis... Anything beyond 1 or 2 clicks to access email is too complicated and out of the question.

3) Does anyone currently using Dial-Up Internet with Mint provide a solution? Online I found the following website: http://linux-friendly-56k.com/

Thanks for your help,

Federico
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Re: Dial-Up for Mint 7? or even AOL Dial-Up?

Postby alexxx24887 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:33 am

There is an application called "chestnut dialer", it is available in mint's repositories, but only for Felicia right now. The installation should work on Mint 7. :)
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