Video download

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Today one of my friend complained that you tube video downloads are difficult in GNU/Linux systems. I personally like Mozilla Firefox’s add-on ‘UnPlug’ than youtube-dl which provides a command line interface.
Open Firefox->Tools->Add-ons
Search for UnPlug and install it to download videofiles without streaming them.
Open the video file, click Tools->UnPlug , click download.


Migrating to Ubuntu,net connection

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1) If you are having a broadband connection,please follow instructions on
2)If you are using a mobile broadband, follow the instructions on
3)If you are using a net-setter or you are not able to configure your device with Network manager, you can use wvdial

    Plug in and connect your device to PC
    $sudo apt-get install wvdial
    $sudo apt-get install pppd
    $sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
    This will genarate configuration file with information about your modem
    $sudo vi /etc/wvdial.conf

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = USB Modem
; Phone =
ISDN = 0
; Password =
New PPPD = yes
; Username =
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
Baud = 460800

    This is a sample of file genarated.Remove semicolon from lines Phone,Password,Username and fill in the details.Save your changes and exit from the editor
    Run wvdial
    Disconnect by pressing Ctrl+C

Migrating to ubuntu,re-installing grub

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I am so happy because many of my friends are migrating to Ubuntu now a days.There are so many links over net to re-install grub.Any way I am just listing the steps to do it.
1) Boot from livecd.
2) $sudo fdisk -l
This displays your partition table
3) $sudo mkdir /media/root
4) $sudo mount /dev/sdaX /media/root
sdaX is your linux partition,replace X with number corresponds to it which u can obtain from partition table
5) $sudo mount /dev/sdaX /media/root/boot
6) $sudo grub-install –root-directory=/media/root /dev/sda
You should get the output “Installation Complete,No errors reported”
7) Reboot and update grub.

This is the shortcut method.Please visit , to know about Grub2 and re-installation.

Settingup MobileBroadband(aircel/docomo) in ubuntu9.10 karmic koala


Aircel connection

1.Connect your mobile to PC using a datacable.Select default mode.

2.Goto system->Preference->Network connections

3.New Mobile Broadband Connection window appears.You can see your device name in the new window

4.Follow the on-screen instructions and set your Selected plan APN(access point name) as “aircelgprs”. network connection icon seen in the notification area of gnome panel and select “aircel connection”.you can disconnect the connection there itself.

Docomo Connection

1.Follow the steps above mentioned but set your Selected plan APN(access point name) as “TATA.DOCOMO.INTERNET”