I installed ubuntu linux some time ago, and was really happy with it. All my peripherals worked, including scanner, card reader, I was even able to hot-sync my Palm pilot. Support was really helpful, and the synaptic package manager was pure bliss.
however, all the ubuntu packages & support forums are on the canonical.com servers, and for the past few months
canonical has dropped into some weird never-neverland & I cannot get any webpage served by them. They all time out while connecting, regardless of which browser I use. and other than canonical I'm not having this problem. I've emailed eskimo north support, who tried to help, and the webmaster at canonical, who never replied. Everybody I know has had no problems connecting, but they all have high-speed connections - so I'm wondering if the problem has something to do with timing & the slower response time of good ol' 56k.
So, if anybody else out there is still using dial-up, I'd appreciate it if you could point your browsers to these addresses:https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntuhttp://www.ubuntu.com/
and report back regarding success or failure. At the very least I can confirm or deny that the problem is just me
, and only
with the canonical servers (did I piss somebody off??)
In the meantime, my OS is frozen in time, because I can't get upgrades, can't get support, can't even order a new cd. It's nuts
anyway, thanks for listening, and thanks in advance for any help/info.