Today I have purchased a new EDGE Modem for internet access as my previous modem died yesterday. The new modem’s brand is Histon. My old one was Anik modem. Today morning I visited Anik’s head office and showed my non-functioning modem. After a few minutes of testing, they said it is dead. But I it seemed to me that they could solve it as almost same problem occurred one year back. That was within guarantee period. That time, they said “it is a small problem. My engineer is not available otherwise he/she could fix it momentarily. Then they have given me a replace. But not new one; they gave one old/used modem. I asked “why old one?”. A man replied “Should we give a new modem for a small problem?”. Then he replied the above line. Now the modem’s warranty period is expired so they don’t care it anymore.
I am not sure about the quality of Histon modem. But it takes longer to initialize and to become accessible than that of Anik’s modem. Don’t see any significant changes in browsing or downloading. Same freak about connection speed. What does it mean?
he he. Yes, Anik’s modem always been connected at 460kbps but it could never cross 228kbps. This modem shows 384kbps on its package and other places. But it connects at 460kbps. So don’t they know their modem’s connection speed? Why they put low on label? Very opaque.
Anyway, lets see how much it serves me. The worse thing is that this modem also does not work in Linux .
Today one of my junior friend asked me to help with his new VPS. He was in trouble that his mysql server was not starting up. After logging in the server, I saw the problem. It was showing:
Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon.
Starting MySQL: [FAILED]
I tried many ways. But none worked. Later, thought, I can rebuild the VPS as it is new VPS.
From a few days I was wondering how to use windows remote desktop sharing feature. I am using Linux (Fedora) in my Laptop while run Windows XP in my desktop. My Desktop is my internet gateway as my EDGE modem does not work in Linux. So I use internet in Linux using Window’s Internet Connection Sharing feature (PC to PC network). But often I had to perform some tasks in my Windows machine. I need to move from laptop to desktop. But I was looking for a solution by which I can login to Windows Desktop from my Linux Lappy.
Today I found a cool and easiest solution to do that. Its a matter of few minutes using RDesktop.
- Install it using package manager.
For Redhat/CentOS/Fedora it should be like:
yum install rdesktop -y
apt-get install rdesktop
- It will install the RDesktop. Now run the following command in Shell.
- Replace pc with the target PC’s hostname/ip. My Windows PC’s IP was 192.168.0.1. So I had to write like this:
- That’s it, if everything works well, you will get windows login dialog box. Login using Windows username and password.
[Note:If you can't connect to windows, please enable Remote Desktop Sharing Protocol in Windows. You can also try by turning firewalls off at both end.]
- Download the latest version from here.
- Extract the archive.
- From terminal run the following commands:
- You are done!
Happy Remote Desktoping
Recently I am have been facing two common problems by using Windows Hibernation feature. When Windows XP came to the market, I was excited to see this feature. It was really helpful for me. But now a days, I have to use it more frequently than ever.
I am working with so many (5-10 programs) at a time. Browsing opening more than 10 websites (in firefox). All of a sudden electricity goes! I wanted to Hibernate the PC keeping as it as. I have some text pending to post in forum, or even I have unsaved document in Word, unsaved graphics works in Photoshop etc. But later, I went out for some reason. Someone in my home open the computer and the computer is restored from the hibernate session. Since my computer is shared, my account is locked with password. The person now opening in front of computer, logins to his account using his own username & password. After completing his/her tasks, he/she now shut downs the computer. Windows will just give an alert that some other people is logged in to the computer. But its about 90% sure that the person will proceed to shutdown ignoring the message and I LOST EVERYTHING. Continue reading
Today, I have to waste a long time with new server. Last night my internet connection disconnected while cPanel was installing in the server. Later I have seen that everything running fine except mysql. It is showing some error like:
Warning, no valid mysql.sock file found.mysql has failed
searching many tutorials, forums after 2/3 hours later I found the following post. http://forums.spry.com/showpost.php?s=06fff7fc89bd04e88fbdf1ecf60f4be1&p=2055&postcount=6 Continue reading
I have to refresh my OS periodically usually each month or two. It took much bothering. OS installation would take about 30 minutes. Then I have to install other softwares which took at least 2 hours and many restarts.
The software I have to install usually:
- OS Itself Continue reading
From few days, I am using IE7. Oh, what a bullshit. It is not stable. There may be many bugs in the software. Though I liked its interface very much, specially for thumbnail, tabbed browsing and more area of web pages, but these days, it goes freeze and freeze. I am using Mozilla Firefox.