I'm currently using a Suse Linux OS because I couldn't get the Mandrake 10.1 to connect to the internet. I purchased the Powerpack, which I'm thinking is bugged to where I couldn't connect to the internet, also KDE wouldn't work either. I asked a question in another forum but they look down upon new people asking questions. I'm using a CNet external serial modem which I know is compatible with Linux, and worked right off with the Suse OS. The modem will dial out with the Mandrake but just won't connect. So I can't even use my OS at all, nor even download the updates. Should I just purchase a new one? I'm thinking it's "bugged". If I don't need to purchase another one, then what should I do? BTW, I'm new to Linux anyway. I'm not really prepared to pay for asking questions on Mandriva until I can connect. I'm almost certain, too, that it would not be answered in just one question and response.