Monthly Archives: February 2009

Virgin wireless broadband with Ubuntu notes

Under Ubuntu-8.10 two changes are needed for Virgin wireless broadband USB adaptors to work with NetworkManager. First is that NetworkManager does not save chap/pap settings. This is a NetworkManager bug. But it can be fixed in /etc/ppp/options: sudo sed -i ‘s/#-chap/-chap/’ /etc/ppp/options This will disable chap authentication globally for all connections that do not override […]

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Usplash WIP theme preview

After a day of learning how to create a usplash theme this is a semi final screenshot: The usplash template is based on usplash-smooth and the background is by evenflow. The usplash-smooth package from its PPA is required to be installed for this theme to work. The progress bar timing should be correct from the […]

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Windows XP p2v conversion with KVM

After all of the Windows and Linux virtual machines I have setup I decided to try a Windows p2v (Physical to Virtual) conversion. After bracing for the worst it ended up being fairly straight forward. Steps as follows: Create a disk image of sufficient size Copy the Windows HDD to the disk image Boot the […]

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Mobile Internet via Bluetooth on Ubuntu-7.10

My old instructions on setting up internet access from Ubuntu-7.10 via a mobile phone from Telstra or Optus on Ubuntu Linux. Connecting to wireless internet plans via bluetooth. Tested with Next G, (HSDPA) and GPRS. Tested phone hardware: iMate JasJam Nokia 6110 Navigator Nokia 6120 Classic (ref) Drop me a note if you have successfully […]

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PostBooks install tutorial for Ubuntu Linux 7.10

PostBooks is an excellent cross-platform commercial open source ERP / accounting software suite. These are my old instructions from installing PostBooks in Ubuntu-7.10. This document will give you setup instructions for installing PostBooks from scratch. Ie, no previous install of postgresql or PostBooks on the system. You will need to read between the lines if […]

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