Hello All. this is going to funny and probably quite humerous for a lot of you. I have never used Linux before, I have a copy of Mandrake 9.2 lieing around but i thought i'd start with CollegeLinux first just to get use to things. Right My problems. I have a Pionner DvD 106d DVD-R writer. This doesn't show up in linux anywhere but I did notice seeing /hdc/something or other and my DvDwriter in the boot sequence. How do i install this hardware. My modem -giggles histerically- is a Intel Fax Data Modem. This doesn't seem to be anywhere around. I'm on dial up as u can see. How do i Install/Setup my modem (not sure if its a winmodem), and then configure a dial up connection? Hope that keeps you busy i'm bound to have more to ask sooner or later and thanks in advance i hope -starts praying to the gods of Hertz- lol I'm not mad, My split personality is mad.