Monday, October 19, 2009

LG KP500 is working as a modem in Ubuntu!

Last few months I was missing the smooth internet of Ubuntu. I could not connect my LG Cookie mobile as a modem, so I had to stuck into XP. Today I logged into Ubuntu (9.04) without any hope and guess what, I am writing this post from Ubuntu.
I dont know how the mobile is connected as modem, may be I have installed some package earlier or may be because I have upgraded the mobile firmware.
But my mobile is detected as VX4400/VX6000 :P

maroof@marahmed:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1004:6000 LG Electronics, Inc. VX4400/VX6000 Cellphone
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

The packages you must need are wvdial and ppp (and may be your mobile driver. I guess I have installed the VX4400 driver, can't remember). This article says it all about configuration. Thanks BDOSN :D.

But still it didn't worked until I changed the DNS server IPs in /etc/ppp/resolve.conf file. I have used the OpenDNS IPs. You can use any free DNS server IP. But the internet speed seems slower :(. May have to tweak something. Good luck and happy browsing.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Now I think Greasemonkey is worthy

I got this link on lifehacker. Until yesterday I wondered why people are fan of greasemonkey. Now I know,

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My experience with Mint 6.0 xfce

A couple of weeks back in installed Linux mint in my already dual boot laptop (xp pro and Ubuntu 8.10) so it became triple boot. My XP was turtle fast, ubuntu was rabbit fast but i wanted something like kutta fast. so i went for the XFCE version. after installing i had very few chance to use it but during that time my experience wasn't very good. Most problems occurred with firefox. Sometimes the whole desktop was taken by the window hiding the taskbar, so i had to move to another desktop to do something. This was so annoying. At last I decided to remove it and stick to ubuntu (slow and steady wins the race :D). But that required to configure grub again. after a lot of searching i found that after login in to ubuntu,
$sudo grub-install '(hd0)'
is enough to replace the grub of mint. Then you can format the partition of mint with gparted or fdisk.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Installed Ubuntu 8.10

I have ordered the Ubuntu 8.10 CD online and it shipped within one month. WOW. I like everything free :P. I got the CD today evening and installed it by just clicking 3 times and writing 2 words and its marvelous.
I could have installed it months ago by downloading the iso image but the only fear in my mind was i wont be able to connect to the Internet through my phone modem, but surprisingly it not only worked right away but also connects to the Internet much quicker than in XP. The speed is also seems better (moner bhool :D).
I am overwhelmed !!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ha ha ha !! i didn't know

Double clicking on the tab bar of firefox (or other modern! browsers) !!!! :P