okay, I'm really at a point of frustration already! about something that SEEMS like it shouldn't even be that difficult! (but i wouldn't know). see I just now starting using Ubuntu today, and getting it up and running was easy! I also love how much faster and convenient it is that windows (startup, viewing windows in tabs, everything is better). but the hardest part so far is finding out how in the world to detect my modem! it is an AOpen FM56-PX modem. i've done as much searching as my fingers can handle before tiring out, to figure out how to detect it. all that I get (I mean ALL!) is links to software packages that I supposedly need to download, which give me an error saying the package is dependent on another one (or something to that point). it's started to seem like a never ending cycle, so I stopped downloading them over and over. my main question is: would it save time and cut out all of this frustration to just go and buy a modem that will detect? and which modem model would that be, does anyone know? thank you for any advice you can give me, because I sure am lost!