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I have installed Ubuntu linux onto a partition on my computer and was hoping to be able to make that partition the one i used most. unfortunately i can't because everytime i've a need for the internet i am having to go back to my windows partition, I'm hoping that someone can tell me how i can get AOL to work I have a 512Kb connection with AOL and need to get it to work on Ubuntu.

BUT i am a complete n00b to linux so if possible could you please explain everything down to the finest detail, this isn't going to be for the faint of heart

Thanks to anyone who helps me out (kinda premtive)
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You have to get a different browser (mozilla)..then you set up your PPPOE settings in the network options...username, password, etc.
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i don't think i explained how much a of a n00b i am and i thought you still needed a dialer because AOL is lame and even though its broadband u need the AOLDIALER in windows
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No man...the PPPOE settings is basically the same thing as the "Dialer"
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thanks
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But where do i put in the pppoe setting, and what are they i found this on the aol site

Required Details:
Connection Protocol PPPoA
VPI 0 Note that sometimes you will be asked for both figures together (VPI/VCI).
VCI 38 In that instance, you enter them separated by a comma: 0,38
Username yourscreenname@aol.com
Password youraolpassword

but i'm not sure what i'm meant to do with it
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What DSL modem do you have?
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just a quicj question mate are you using a Router or a USB dsl modem
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