I just installed linux and I dont know how to connect to my ISP. If you could help that would be wonderful.
ps- the reason I need to connect is to get the packages because I have nothing on there except dselect...
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in order to connect to your isp, you need to use ppp or slip (deponds of your isp). tell us more about what you need, and look at the PPP-HOWTO and ppp man page.
tell if you need help, i'll send you a script to run pppd.
Accually the ISP hookup howto is the easiest to use its at:

And everything you need to know about linux is at:

You are going to need the ppp package to get it going, unless you have a shell account with your isp, then you just need a terminal program(I recomend minicom).  See the serial howto at linuxhq for more info.
Personally, I use DIP to do my networking (works with SL/IP, or PPP)...  However, it can be a pain to get running...
Well Crash did you get it figured out?

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