Sunday, May 1, 2011

Reliance Netconnect and Ubuntu / Debian

Hello Readers,

Oh!! Yeah, Finally reliance netconnect connected & started working on ubuntu 10.04 with easy simple steps followed to configure it.

  • Search the package usb-modeswitch & usb-modeswitch-data
root@cyclotron:~# apt-cache search usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data

  •  Install the package usb-modeswitch & usb-modeswitch-data
root@cyclotron:~# apt-get install usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data

  • Now follow the easy installation steps to get connected.
  • Systems --> Preferences --> Network Connection
  • Select Mobile Broadband --> Add --> Select your provider country --> Select your provider --> Confirm Settings
  • Now Enter the Phone Number in the Username box & Phone Number in the Password and Apply the settings.

Now you should get connected to the Reliance Netconnect. 

Enjoy Netconnect. :-)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How To : Install firefox 4 (stable) on Ubuntu

Hello Folks,

If you want to install & enjoy firefox 4 on your Ubuntu Machine / Debian Machine follow the simple steps.

  • apt-get remove firefox 
  • dpkg --purge firefox
Now add the below Firefox Stable PPA :-
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

  • apt-get update
  • apt-get install firefox
The installation may take sometime, After the installation you check the new Firefox 4 installed and also you download Firefox 4.

Enjoy the browsing with new Firefox 4 with great features in it. :-)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pure-ftpd-mysql : Unable to start a standalone server

Hello All,

After restarting ftp server found that the ftp server is not running, Checked the system log of the server & found the following error.

pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Unable to start a standalone server: [Invalid argument]

In debian etch 4, The pure-ftpd-mysql does not have link to pure-ftpd from pure-ftpd-mysql by default. Apply the link by force and restart the service.

ln -sf /usr/sbin/pure-ftpd-mysql /usr/sbin/pure-ftpd

Enjoy. :-)


Thursday, March 3, 2011

HOW TO : Convert .flv to .mp3 in Ubuntu / Debian


Converting .flv or mp3 has become so easy in Linux box within few minutes. Just thought of sharing it.

Installation of FFmpeg on Debian OR Ubuntu

  • root:~#apt-get install ffmpeg

Converting .flv to .mp3 

  • ffmpeg -i filename.flv -acodec copy output.mp3

Enjoy. :-)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Update-grub : Dual Boot - Grub Load


 From last 2days I was trying to upgrade my laptop from Debian Lenny 5.0 to Debian Squeeze 6.0, As there was some problem with my internet connection I was not able to do it.

After 24hrs I was able to connect to internet. Now my machine is upgraded with Debian Squeeze 6.0 finally and thought of sharing a small issue faced with boot loader after the upgradation.

When upgradation was proceeding it asked to select the partition to install the boot-loader. It showed the two partition /dev/sda (Ubuntu partition) & /dev/sda2 (Debian Partition) as I was not sure, installed the boot-loader on /dev/sda. After the complication the laptop rebooted and I was not able to find the Ubuntu 10.04 in my grub. I found only the debian kernel boot loader. After some try I figured it out, if it needs to updated run the command update-grub.  Run this command on live machine. Also check where the master boot record is pointed and run the update command.

By this the grub will read the partition table re-generate the grub.cfg as below.

cyclotron:~# update-grub
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-686
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-1-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-1-686
Found Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS (10.04) on /dev/sda5