[svlug] Linux for my mom?

Erik Steffl steffl at bigfoot.com
Sun Oct 5 02:17:37 PDT 2003

Frank Arnold wrote:
> Because  she keeps getting "authentication errors" and SBC doesn't know
> anything about them, at least so they claim. And partly because she is 
> afraid
> of technology and not really willing to go through a process of 
> elimination.

   authentification errors from whom? when? ppp? does it work from 
windows? I don't use SBC dial-up but I guess there are quite a few 
people that do so it shouldn't be hard to find out what's the problem by 
posting either to this list or some other appropriate forum...

   it's of course your choice, what I mean is that when having ISP 
problems the curtomer support is rarely helpful (regardles of OS). so I 
wouldn't be too concerned about whether they directly support linux or not.


> Frank
> At 01:28 AM 10/4/2003, Erik Steffl wrote:
>> Frank Arnold wrote:
>>> Thanks Bill
>>> However she has internet dialup rather than DSL from SBC.
>>> And their customer support is far from helpful.
>>   why would she need customer support from SBC? just configure ppp and 
>> off she goes...

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