Lucid Lynx — Ubuntu 10.04


After Every six months(April and October), I am waiting for release of the .04 and .10 version of Ubuntu Systems. I am always eager to see the updates in the updated versions. And so,  here I am waiting for the April Version of Ubuntu 10.04, named asLucid Lynx“.

So Lets take a look on to what are the features in Lucid Lynx: The new style in Ubuntu is inspired by the idea of “Light“.

New Logos:

1. Gnome 3 though awaited to be there in the release. Lucid still has Gnome 2.x version used in it. So there will not be many changes in the look and UI part. It is of course to be expected that Gnome 3 will have a lot of rough edges at its birth, which again doesn’t make it ideal in a LST release.

The upcoming Gnome 3 that is to be released early 2010, can already be tested in an early stage in Ubuntu 9.10. If you want to test the Gnome Shell, install the package “gnome-shell“,

open a terminal and enter the command gnome-shell –replace&“.

2. More Fast Boot: After using Ubuntu 9.10, I am sure that the system boots extremely fast, takes very very little time.  And I suppose that 10.04 will also lead to the same experience. Boot speed has been a hot topic for a long time now and Ubuntu has come a long way in the last few releases. For Ubuntu 10.04 the target boot speed is 10 seconds! The reference platform for this target is a Dell Mini 9 netbook with a slow CPU and fast SSD that makes it an excellent “middle of the road” machine.  Some people’s machines will be slower, some will be faster.There’s also a plan to improve the speed on the installation process. Currently when installing packages in Ubuntu the download is a separate step from the unpack/configure. Ubuntu will be able to install package faster by doing downloads and installs in parallel. While downloading the cpu and disk are mostly idle. While installing the network is idle. Doing them in parallel is a good way to utilize both systems.
Under the hood Ubuntu 10.04 will also be switching to using a swap file, instead of a separate partition. This will allow on-the-fly resizing.

A graphical OS selector is planned for switching (rebooting) between two or more operative systems. The preferred version of the graphical OS selector will have easily recognizable logos for the installed OSs. This will require a lot of work and might not actually land in 10.04.

3. New Boot Splash :

Ubuntu Splash

4. Some other Features:

Mozilla FireFox: Default search engine has been changed to Yahoo! Default Home Page will use either Google or Yahoo! depending on user setting.

Linux Kernel: It includes the 2.6.32-14.20 kernel based on 2.6.32.8.

The likewise-open package, which provides Active Directory authentication and server support for Linux, has been updated to version 5.4. The package supports upgrades from both the officially supported versions 4.0 (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) and 4.1 (Ubuntu 9.10), as well as the likewise-open5 packages from universe. Since this upgrade involves a lot of configuration file changes and in-place database upgrades, testing and feedback is appreciated.

SNS-> Go Social: Ubuntu now feature built in integration with Twitter, identi.ca, Facebook, and other social networks with theMeMenu in the panel, which is built upon the Gwibber project, which has a completely new, more reliable backend built on top of desktopcouch. Gwibber now also supports a multi-column view for monitoring multiple feeds simultaneously.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Ubuntu 10.04 will be out on 29th April, 2010

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Cheers….

Helping those who need help 😀

Ubuntu gnome-panel


Just Updated my Ubuntu System to new kernel and also other security updates.
But after the update was applied and I restarted my system, all the gnome-panel icons were missing and the right hand corner of the panel where I have System Date, Network Icon, indicator-applet, all were missing.
So just in case you face the same problem here are some solutions which I have used.
Note: type the commands on terminal. 🙂
You can refresh the panel with:
Code:

killall gnome-panel &

If you want to return the panel to the default settings:
Code:

gconftool-2 –recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel &

“Gud Luck

Use USB Modem on Ubuntu


Hey Hi..everyone.. Again I am back with a post after many days.. I just got my Dell Studio Laptop few days back..
Actually due to some reasons, I got the Reliance USB modem to access internet..
Reliance provides USB modem of Huawei Company. When I got it, some people told me that USB modem drivers are not available on Ubuntu and It will not be possible to use internet on Ubuntu. But i got some references from net and when i tried with these steps and packages, I got access of Internet on Linux too.. 🙂 😀 .. Again thanks to google, it helped me to get the solution and thanks to ubuntu forums and debian package.
So now let me come to the point. I used “wvdial” command to connect through the USB modem and for this I have to make some changes in /etc/wvdial.conf .
So first of all you need “wvdial” installed on ur PC..
OS installed on my Laptop is Ubuntu 9.04..

Steps you need to follow:

  • Install wvdial:

command:     sudo apt-get install wvdial
OR download debian package of wvdial and you will also need to download some of the dependencies. You will get wvdial package here.

  • Add device configuration to device file in /etc/wvdial.conf

Replace with your 10 digit Reliance connection number in place of phonenumber.

[Dialer Defaults]
Phone =
Username =
Password =
New PPPD = yes[Modem0]
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud = 115200
SetVolume = 0
Dial Command = ATDT
Init1 = ATZ
FlowControl = Hardware (CRTSCTS)

[Dialer cdma]
Username = phonenumber
Password = phonenumber
Phone = #777
Stupid Mode = 1
Inherits = Modem0

  • Run wvdial

Run the Command on Terminal:  sudo wvdial cdma


You will see some output like this:

~$ sudo wvdial cdma
–> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
–> Cannot get information for serial port.
–> Initializing modem.
–> Sending: ATZ
ATZ
OK
–> Modem initialized.
–> Sending: ATDT#777
–> Waiting for carrier.
ATDT#777
CONNECT 230400
–> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
–> Starting pppd at Sat Jul 11 22:56:19 2009
–> Pid of pppd: 4299
–> Using interface ppp0
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m
–> local IP address
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m
–> remote IP address
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m
–> primary DNS address
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m
–> secondary DNS address
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m
–> pppd: ????[18][18]m X[19]m

Well thats it, your connected to Internet….

Whats up with 9.10 Ubuntu- Karmic Koala


Every year I wait for Ubuntu new Version release in the month of April and then next in October.
So, again Ubuntu 9.10 alpha version are out and this time many new things are being included in the new version.
I hope this time the look and feel of the desktop version will be something new and attractive.
So if you are also interested in it look into this link to know more ablout Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Kaola)
Karmic Koala awaited version of Ubuntu 9.10 in the month of October..

Do reply your comments and info.. 🙂

Windows Bootloader


Hey guyz .. Hi ..I am Back after a long time. My last engineering exams are over. And now im out of college life.
As now college is over and we had many assignments on Linux we all had to install and use it.. Using Linux is great and I am a damn big fan of Linux especially “ubuntu”..
But many of my friends wanted to know how to remove Linux from their system. So I had to suggest them a sequence of steps which I got to know from net, though I have not tried them (as i still use Linux.. 🙂 ).
Here we delete the Linux partitions and reinstall the Windows Bootloader.
“Friends use Linux” Links: WHY1 WHY2

Steps are as follows..

1. Boot with your Windows XP cd.
2.Select Recovery Console Option
3. At the prompt, type “
fdisk /mbr” (without the quotes of course)
4. Restart your computer

OR
TRY
If for some reason you find the need to get back to your Windows XP bootloader instead of the one installed by your Linux distro, simply follow these instructions:

1. Boot up with your Windows XP disc.

2. Select the option Recovery Console.

3. At the prompt, type “fixmbr” (without the quotes of course)

4. Restart your computer.

Hope any these works..do tell me if it works.. 🙂 please..

Way to recover the ‘winlogin.exe’

Of course there is smile.gif

Boot into the recovery console and use this command.
expand d:\i386\winlogon.ex_ c:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe

D: = drive Xp cd is in
C: = drive Xp is installed on

Thanks..do comment.. Cheers..

Invisible in Pidgin


Pidgin is a graphical modular messaging client based on libpurple which is capable of connecting to AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, XMPP, ICQ, IRC, SILC, SIP/SIMPLE, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Sametime, Bonjour, Zephyr, MySpaceIM, Gadu-Gadu, and QQ all at once. It is written using GTK+.

I am using Pidgin 2.4.1 and lately I was not having any “Invisible” status option and I was in need of it as Gtalk and Yahoo messenger provide it.
Pidgin helps to connect different accounts and so you can log in your accounts through pidgin and you dont have to log in your account through different Applications as messenger and Gtalk.
Pidgin is the default Chat application on Recent Linux Systems.

So Steps to enable Invisibe in Pidgin: ( I hope this works for you as it worked for me. 🙂 )

1. Open the Buddy List.
2. In the menu, Tools -> Plugins. Enable XMMP Console. Close the Plugin Window
3. In the menu again, Tools->XMMP Console->XMMP Console.
(See if your account in which you want to go invisible is selected if you have multiple accounts. )
4. In the text box, put the following XML snippet

{{{
<presence>
<priority>5</priority>
</presence>
<presence type=”unavailable”>
<priority>5</priority>
</presence>
}}}

Press Enter

5. Done this is it. If this is not working on your version, now try changing the status to Invisible.

Finally, if you want to reset the above settings. Follow the same procedure but make in the above XML snippet.

Wireshark —- Network Analyzer Tool


Wireshark is a tool which is useful to extract packets on the network which we are receiving and also which we are sending depending on the protocols.
These packets are captured and presented by the software.
The software provides different options to capture the network traffic on different “interfaces” like Ethernet, Wireless, and many others as our need.
It also provides other useful options to filter the packets which we want to analyze: like we can set a filter for wireshark to provide you with packets from particular IP or particular http or ftp or broadcast packets as per requirement.

I was using this software on Ubuntu systems.
You can get the software details at here.
On ubuntu you can download and install it directly from Application-> Add/remove in ‘Internet’ option (you need a working internet connection).

While using it on Ubuntu i was facing a problem:
When u use Wireshark by clicking on its icon in Applications->Internet->wireshark.
The application starts, but when you click on Captur-> Interfaces, it “must” provide you with list of available interfaces as eth0, wlan0…etc..
but it does NOT..
So i was in search of some solution and i got a solution as :
 goto terminal and start wireshark with the following command and the above problem was not faced..

Run these commands on Terminal
$ su
Password: “Enter you root Password here”
$wireshark &

This will start wireshark. Wireshark starts with a window and another window saying “Running as root can be dangerous” click on OK and use it.
Happy goin..