Filed under: Internet, Mobile, Sri Lanka, Tutorials, ubuntu
As mentioned in my previous post I bought Mobitel HSPA connection. When I bought the connection, I bought a new modem too (HUAWEI E156G).
Modem is working perfectly fine on Windows with Mobile Partner software but when it comes to Ubuntu it has problems.
My previous modem E220 had almost no issues on Ubuntu. As you connect your modem everything is done on plug-and-play basis, but when it comes to E156G it was not the same case. First I thought the USB Modem is not even recognized as a device, but Ubuntu did find it but didn’t bring up any pop-up as it does for E220.
Did a googling and found out the way. Hope it’ll be helpful as many people are buying Mobitel HSPA these days.
- First right click on the Network icon and choose Edit Connections
- Now choose Mobile BroadBand tab
- Click on Add button and choose Mobitel
- Once you done with the wizard click on Mobitel and choose edit
- there make sure you have *99# as Number and Mobitel3g as APN.
That’s all now you can connect to Internet using HUAWEI E156G. If you’re using a different provider then change the Number and APN accordingly.
Have u ever tried to open RAR files on Ubuntu??? I did and found that Ubuntu Archive manager can’t handle RAR files. Reason is by default it is not activated in Ubuntu as it has proprietary issue.
To activate RAR support in Ubuntu run the following command on terminal (Applications → Accessories → Terminal)
sudo apt-get install unrar-free
Now try and open rar files in ubuntu, it’ll work like magic
Yesterday I wanted to chat with my friend in Skype but I didn’t have Skype in my Ubuntu OS. Didn’t feel like going back to Vista just for Skype.
Finally went ahead and downloaded the Skype Set-up for Ubuntu which is for Ubuntu 7.04 – 8.04 and installed it on my Ubuntu 8.10.
When I initiated the voice call, I was getting an error message “Audio Error”. I was tired and searching for a solution. Finally come across the solution for the problem from YANNB.
It seems pulseaudio is somehow responsible for this bad behaviour. To bring back everything to the normal situation:
sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio ubuntu-desktop
Execute the above command in terminal, and get rid of the program that causes the problem.
After executing above command, I’m able to do voice and video chat on my Ubuntu 8.10.
Finally I managed to install Ubuntu in my HP Pavilion dv9000. Usually HP Recovery Disk will not allow you to partition the disk. I was looking for several methods and couldn’t find a method.
Later I got Chanux on Yahoo messenger and found that even Ubuntu OS got an build in Disk Partition tool. Believe me unlike Window’s partition tool, its very straight forward and graphical interface.
So things are fine with Ubuntu but I was missing Utorrent so badly. Utorrent is not supported by Linux OS but you can do some work around and make it work in Ubuntu.
First you’ll need Wine to run uTorrent in your machine. To get wine execute following command in Terminal (Application → Accessories → Terminal).
sudo apt-get install wine
This command will install wine.
Then its time to install uTorrent.
You check the latest version of utorrent in the download page and give the url of the download in above command.
Then it’ll be like installing utorrent on Windows it’ll ask location to install and all.
Whenever you wanna run utorrent double click the shortcut on the desktop or go to Applications → Wine → utorrent.
PS: Today onwards I’ll be having a new category “Ubuntu”