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Re: Ubuntu Linux by Christino(m): 6:58am On Oct 25, 2006
You mean you can install WInXP right within Ubuntu? shocked Man u r killing me here, how do I lay my hands on Ubuntu, I don't want to go through downloading and burning it on CD cheesy
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 9:13am On Oct 25, 2006
Yes you can. I did it strictly for my poison which happens to be Football Manager 2007. Will post screen shots later in the day. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 3:21pm On Oct 25, 2006


The above is a screenshot of my system which of course is running Ubuntu 6.10, and an added bonus: I have also installed Window$ XP using VMware so that I am still in touch with my Football Manager and a lot of other stuff (like Flash MX) that are still not fully developed yet in Linux. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 6:13pm On Oct 26, 2006
@chxta
the vmware is something cool but i have a question is it neccessary to install windows xp before i can run windows applications in the vmware
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 7:25pm On Oct 26, 2006
@mimoh_mi
am very sorry that i had to post the log now i hope it makes more sense to you than me. thanks

Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf'.
Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 9600 baud, next try: 115200 baud
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- and failed too at 115200, giving up.
Modem Port Scan<*1>: S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8
Modem Port Scan<*1>: S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16
Modem Port Scan<*1>: S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24
Modem Port Scan<*1>: S25 S26 S27 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32
Modem Port Scan<*1>: S33 S34 S35 S36 S37 S38 S39 S40
Modem Port Scan<*1>: S41 S42 S43 S44 S45 S46 S47
WvModem<*1>: Cannot get information for serial port.
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Modem Identifier: ATI -- 144
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 4800: AT -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 9600: AT -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 19200: AT -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 38400: AT -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 57600: AT -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 115200: AT -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 230400: AT -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 460800: AT -- OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Max speed is 460800; that should be safe.
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
Found an USB modem on /dev/ttyACM0.
Modem configuration written to /etc/wvdial.conf.
ttyACM0<Info>: Speed 460800; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"
wale@wale-desktop:~$ sudo pppconfig
wale@wale-desktop:~$ sudo pon <provider>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
wale@wale-desktop:~$ sudo pon < provider >
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
wale@wale-desktop:~$ sudo pon<provider>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
wale@wale-desktop:~$ sudo 'pon provider'
sudo: pon provider: command not found
wale@wale-desktop:~$ sudo pon <provider>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
wale@wale-desktop:~$ sudo pon <celtel>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
wale@wale-desktop:~$ sudo pon < provider >
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
wale@wale-desktop:~$ pon<provider>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
wale@wale-desktop:~$

LOG
wale@wale-desktop:~$ sudo tail -f /var/log/messages
Password:
Oct 25 03:00:27 wale-desktop kernel: [4294709.476000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:0
1:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
Oct 25 03:00:27 wale-desktop kernel: [4294709.477000] [drm] Initialized savage 2
.4.1 20050313 on minor 0
Oct 25 03:00:27 wale-desktop kernel: [4294709.478000] mtrr: base(0xd2000000) is
not aligned on a size(0x5000000) boundary
Oct 25 03:00:27 wale-desktop kernel: [4294709.478000] agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0
compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
Oct 25 03:00:27 wale-desktop kernel: [4294709.478000] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 de
vice at 0000:00:00.0 into 0x mode
Oct 25 03:00:27 wale-desktop kernel: [4294709.478000] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 de
vice at 0000:01:00.0 into 0x mode
Oct 25 03:01:22 wale-desktop kernel: [4294764.463000] usb 3-1: new low speed USB
device using uhci_hcd and address 6
Oct 25 03:01:22 wale-desktop kernel: [4294764.627000] input: HID 062a:0000 as /c
lass/input/input4
Oct 25 03:01:22 wale-desktop kernel: [4294764.627000] input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse
[HID 062a:0000] on usb-0000:00:10.2-1
Oct 25 03:01:23 wale-desktop kernel: [4294764.796000] ts: Compaq touchscreen pro
tocol output
Oct 25 03:05:51 wale-desktop exiting on signal 15
Oct 25 03:05:52 wale-desktop syslogd 1.4.1#17ubuntu7: restart.
Oct 25 03:08:23 wale-desktop kernel: [4295185.353000] usb 2-1: new full speed US
B device using uhci_hcd and address 3
Oct 25 03:08:23 wale-desktop kernel: [4295185.510000] usb 2-1: configuration #1
chosen from 2 choices
Oct 25 03:08:23 wale-desktop kernel: [4295185.623000] cdc_acm 2-1:1.0: ttyACM0:
USB ACM device
Oct 25 03:08:23 wale-desktop kernel: [4295185.629000] usbcore: registered new dr
iver cdc_acm
Oct 25 03:08:23 wale-desktop kernel: [4295185.629000] drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.
c: v0.23:USB Abstract Control Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adapters
Oct 25 03:17:37 wale-desktop kernel: [4295739.397000] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, a
ddress 3
Oct 25 03:35:29 wale-desktop kernel: [4296811.456000] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, a
ddress 6
Oct 25 03:35:35 wale-desktop kernel: [4296817.213000] usb 3-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
Oct 25 03:35:35 wale-desktop kernel: [4296817.743000] usb 3-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 8
Oct 25 03:35:36 wale-desktop kernel: [4296818.273000] usb 3-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 9
Oct 25 03:35:36 wale-desktop kernel: [4296818.783000] usb 3-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 10
Oct 25 03:35:36 wale-desktop kernel: [4296819.046000] input: HID 062a:0000 as /c lass/input/input5
Oct 25 03:35:36 wale-desktop kernel: [4296819.046000] input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [HID 062a:0000] on usb-0000:00:10.2-1
Oct 25 03:39:01 wale-desktop kernel: [4297023.603000] usb 2-1: new full speed US B device using uhci_hcd and address 4
Oct 25 03:39:01 wale-desktop kernel: [4297023.753000] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 2 choices
Oct 25 03:39:01 wale-desktop kernel: [4297023.760000] cdc_acm 2-1:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
Oct 25 03:39:32 wale-desktop kernel: [4297054.792000] CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
Oct 25 03:39:32 wale-desktop kernel: [4297054.799000] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 8:25pm On Oct 26, 2006
Doesn't have to be XP. I chose XP because I want to keep abreast with what is happening in Micro$haft's world. If Vista comes out I will upgrade it (and that is because my system would allow me to).

Personally, I think Win2k is the best OS M$ ever made. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 8:56pm On Oct 26, 2006
wat about if i dont want to use any windows at all can't it just run the particular application thnx
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 9:08pm On Oct 26, 2006
No. The idea behind VMware is to run another operating system within your current one to save you the hassle of dual booting. I was actually liberated from Window$ by running Linux in VMware within a Window$ system, and being realistic guys we acknowledge that there're still some things that we can't do in Linux, like FM for example, so we are turning the tables. Window$ in VMware, within Linux. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Gridlock(m): 9:24pm On Oct 26, 2006
Chxta, do you know if any of the 3D games will run under Vmware, with a linux host? i am addicted to GTA3, but i want to switch my config frm windows host/linux guest to linux host/windows guest.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 4:47pm On Oct 27, 2006
Yes, provided your host system is powerful enough, VMware's guest system would run anything.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 5:12pm On Oct 27, 2006
@chxta
can i get vmware at otigba i can't dream of downloading it on celtel you know
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 9:39pm On Oct 27, 2006
Otigba? The place could be a bleeding disappointment sometimes. Whether you could get VMware for Window$ there is an issue, not to talk of VMware for Linux. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 7:12pm On Oct 28, 2006
@Chxta
plz i use kde and dont know how to install gimp from ubuntu cd, i tried the two package manager that came with kde but they dont yield any result. plz explain in detail how i can do this thanks a billion
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 7:36pm On Oct 28, 2006
@mimoh_mi
am still expecting your reply
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 12:31am On Oct 29, 2006
@adewaleafolabi


Ok, sorry for late response, as you did noticed over the weekend, the site was down.
Hope my appology is accepted. Ok, back to our gist. I will try and break it down from
the log message.

[size=10pt]ttyACM0<Info>: Speed 460800; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"


From this, your phone Usb modem was detected and assigned to /dev/ttyACM0 and the modem speed is 460800.
Check your /etc/wvdial.conf , it should be similar to this.
note this // are just comments, don't include the them in your scripts

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/modem //yours should be /dev/ttyACM0
Baud = 115200 //460800
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
; Phone = <Target Phone Number>
; Username = <Your Login Name>
; Password = <Your Password>

It is exactly same with your, but just same format.
Don't edit it, we are going to use the pppconfig (GUI) to edit it.
Run this command in your terminal

sudo pppconfig

displays a GUI, use your tab, arrow and enter key to navigate and select your options.
In the first window, leave the options on create and use the tab key to select Ok, hit enter.

Next is the provider window, replace provider with the name of your provider, and note
this will also be the file/connection name, in your case, Celtel.

next window select dynamic (this options doesn't work well on most linux systems, edit and
choose static, ie if the dynamic fails), the way around it is to log to windows and retrive your
ip and dns address.
Note :
phone number, most gprs network uses *99#
enter the user name and password, get this from your service provider, I think for MTN. it is
wap, wap.
For authentication use PAP, used by most networks.
Save your settings, you have succeded in edit a number of scripts from one spot.
Finally enter the
sudo pon celtel
Don't add <> to it. and to disconnect
sudo poff celtel

This is to show you, a clip of my pppconfig UI.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 2:05pm On Oct 29, 2006
@mimoh_mi

thnx 4 replying i followed the process and the gprs logo came on just for a sec and disappeared does it have 2do wit the dns and hw can i get my dns on windows thank u
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 9:12am On Oct 30, 2006
plz guys help me i installed w32 codecs from ubuntu and mp3 and other formats started working but if i try 2play mp3 from library it skips those files
Re: Ubuntu Linux by rozilla(m): 3:49pm On Oct 30, 2006
i need a recent ubuntu cd very urgently. is there anyone in lagos who can hook me up? please, man. email me: ravenphntm[at]gmail[dot]com
or text me at 08082117560
thank u! smiley
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 12:03am On Oct 31, 2006
@@adewaleafolabi

The easiest way is to open the DOS prompt and type the following command
ipconfig /all

It displays all your network details.
Hope it helps.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 9:20am On Oct 31, 2006
@mimoh_mi
thnx but the ipconfig command wasn't recognised
Re: Ubuntu Linux by rozilla(m): 2:55pm On Nov 02, 2006
adewale thanks again for the ubuntu cd. it's working fine! smiley

can anyone tell me how to configure my starcomms landline phone's wireless modem in ubuntu? undecided
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 5:04pm On Nov 03, 2006
adewaleafolabi:

plz guys help me i installed w32 codecs from ubuntu and mp3 and other formats started working but if i try 2play mp3 from library it skips those files

Where did the other files come from?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 11:29pm On Nov 03, 2006
@adewaleafolabi


To enjoy playing music and videos on ubuntu, just follow this tips
on installing codecs on ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-gl gstreamer0.10-plugins-base \
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse \
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse w32codecs

To add DVD playback, install this

sudo apt-get install libdvdread3
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/install-css.sh
sudo apt-get install totem-xine
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 2:34am On Nov 04, 2006
i installed the w32 codec from ubuntu but it amarok still skips mp3 files.


does any one by chance have mandriva 2007 or any current distro that comes with at least 4cds
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 8:00pm On Nov 04, 2006
plz guys help me i just messed up my repositories as i manually edited it trying to add an ubuntu cd now i cannot install anything
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 8:01pm On Nov 04, 2006
plz guys help me i just messed up my repositories as i manually edited it trying to add an ubuntu cd now i cannot install anything
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 5:42am On Nov 06, 2006
@rozilla

What type of adapter are you using ? is it a usb connector or serial connector ?
Let me know so that I can guide you through. I use starcomms too but with a
usb connector with my laptop and serial connector with my desktop.
Hoping to hear from you.

@adewaleafolabi
That's kool. It shows that your are learning fast. The best bet in to return to your old
source list.
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list~

Re-save the file as /etc/apt/sources.list
If you are online run

sudo apt-get update

it should be able to fix the error.

@both
Check this link

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-24348.0.html#msg621765

Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 9:06am On Nov 06, 2006
i just borrowed a dongle from sum1 i was able 2 transfer files but to serve as dial up connection i failed if anyone knows how plz share thanks mimoh
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 9:14am On Nov 06, 2006
i just borrowed a dongle from sum1 i was able 2 transfer files but to serve as dial up connection i failed if anyone knows how plz share thanks mimoh
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 9:48am On Nov 06, 2006
a friend just got ubuntu 64 bit edition and we tried 2install but when we started installation but we tried partitioning but showed failed to start partition ,
its a 60gb but i 1gb has bin partitioned by manufacturer for recovery and there's windows on it plz how can i partition it manually
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 3:17am On Nov 07, 2006
@adewaleafolabi

showed failed to start partition


From your post, your system already have 2 partitions ie recovery partition and
the C partition. If you have other partitions or the window partition uses all the HDD,
too bad. But there is a way out, get partition margic version 8.0, use it to resize your HDD.
You can do this without affecting your data. Then install the Ubuntu linux of the free partition.
Mind you, if you have up to three partition, it is advisable to make the Linux partition a logical
partition, then create at least a swap and root partition on the logical partition to
install the Ubuntu. GRUB will be able to figure the new HDD structure. With this, you should be ok,


i just borrowed a dongle from someone i was able 2 transfer files but to serve as dial up connection i failed if anyone knows how plz share


I haven't tried getting a dongle to work on linux before, but i think it shouldn't be that hard to do. Just plug it into the system,
check the log messages and find out where the device reside as in something like /dev/------, then use it for your
network connection configuration.Give it a shot and post your message.


thanks mimoh


I must say a big thanks to you too, for bringing out the challenges in you and making me
part of it. To think of it am just a linux freek. Have a wonderful day.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 3:54am On Nov 07, 2006
@rozilla

can anyone tell me how to configure my starcomms landline phone's wireless modem in ubuntu

Ok, to set up your internet with your starcomms phone, just follow this steps,
Quite easy.

1. Open two terminals.
on one type this command, just to view you log messages as you progress.
sudo tail -f /var/log/messages

2. Plug your phone to your computer, laptop or desktop, usb or serial connector.
Watch the log message, it should display that a device has be detected and gives the
locatiion of the device. Something like ttyUSB0 for usb or ttyS1 for serial. Note it down.

3. On the second terminal, type this command

sudo wvdialconf

This command should be able to detect you modem and determine the best speed
for your modem. Ok. Before, I forget, the output is written to /etc/wvdial.conf.

4. On the terminal type

sudo pppconfig

A GUI appears, provide all the required info, at the end you should have
a similar screen on this link

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-11508.96.html#msg677899

5. On the terminal type

pon starcomms ----- to start the pppd

or
poff starcomms --- to shutdown the connection

Note:
You will need the IP address of starcomms DNS, get it from you windows.
Happy surffing on Ubuntu

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