Hello Everyone! I'm delighted to have Linux Mint Mate Tara finally on my Fujitsu. I did succeed in getting wvdial and gppp downloaded and running, yet we have a glitch and I need a software guru. Software is my weakest element and I'm a noobe to Linux having just kicked windows. Wine allows me to use my astrology program on linux, so that is a major issue satisfied. So far it seems to function properly yet I haven't had time to work with it much as yet. I should be finished with current charts this weekend and ready to focus on fine tuning Linux. My issue now is being able to use dial-up to send reports via email. I am writing to you from dial-up via opera on the linux machine, but i had to do some dancing to get the connection. GNOMEppp has the correct info, yet when I attempt connection after booting the machine it says it is dialing, yet there is nothing but dial tone on the line...none of the pinging there should be. I reentered the phone number in Gnomeppp under 'phone numbers and init', that didn't work. Then when I went to terminal and entered install wvdial, the message was it was already installed, yet afterwards the Gnomeppp did successfully connect. Any clue how to fix this glitch anyone? As always I am most grateful for your expertise.