Monday, October 5, 2009

Working with Ubuntu, some tip by and for a newbie

I have Dell inspiron 1520. I was facing some problems with following, but fortunately, I could solve without much problem. Hope it helps

Here it is,

* Webcam is not detected.

My webcam was not detected by Camorama Webcam Viewer, so I tried Cheese Webcam Booth and it worked without any problem. Use it directly from add and remove applicaitons.

* Sound is very very low.

I have tried ALSA drivers for my sound card and from the Sound setting under System –> Preferences –> Sounds I am using OSS rather then ALSA. The sound did increase considerably and I am happy with the sound it is giving now, as compare to earlier that was very feeble.

* How to use Wine to install windows software in Ubuntu

To install Windows applications using Wine, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the Windows application from any source (e.g. Download the .EXE (executable).
  2. Place it in a convenient directory (e.g. the desktop, or home folder).
  3. Open the terminal, and cd into the directory where the .EXE is located.

  4. Type wine the-name-of-the-application.extension (e.g. wine realplayer.exe).

This will start the .EXE using Wine. If it is an installer, it should then run as it would in Windows. If the application asks for a directory to install the application to, select put it under C:\Program Files.More information is here Wine

Hope it helps.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Increasing Internet Speed

Most of us are not on broadband for internet services, even if we are, sometime the speed is excruciatingly slow. It sometimes happens that its difficult to do something one want to with this low speed. The reason be Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for its own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc). Here’s how to get it back:

Click Start / Run
Type: gpedit.msc
This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:

Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Network / QOS Packet Scheduler / Limit Reservable Bandwidth

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured

Now click on ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.

This will increase your surfing, downloading, uploading speed.. Hope this helps. Enjoy !!!

Multiple login on Yahoo Messenger

Since long I have searched for dual login (or for that matter multiple login) to yahoo, unfortunately no one told me and it was difficult to find it over the net, however I did find the trick to do it. I am more then happy to share with you all. Here is how you too can do it.

Here is a simple trick to multiple login to yahoo
1. Go to Start ----> Run. Type regedit, then enter.

2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_ USER ----> Software ----> Yahoo ----> Pager ----> Test

3. On the right page , right-click and choose new Dword value .

4. Rename it as Plural.

5. Double click and assign a decimal value of 1.
Now close registry and open multiple yahoo messenger and try with different Login

Now click yahoo icon every time u need to login as new id.

Have good time.