Saturday, December 12, 2009

Installing MonoDevelop 2.2 with debug support

First of all the mono which is in fedora12 repository doesn't have a working debugger. So i had to build it my self using the latest monodevelop-2.1.2 source code. Follow the below steps and you will have a working mono develop with debugger support (I am using mono-2.4 which doesn't contain the soft debugger).

  1. Extract the monodevelop-2.1.2.tar.bz2 and run ./configure script. make sure you install the required libs and their devel packages as well.
  2. Run make.
  3. Run make install.
  4. Extract monodevelop-debugger-mdb-2.1.2.tar.bz2 (Mono Debugger support).
  5. Set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH to point the directory which contains monodevelop.pc file using the command export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig
  6. Run ./configure script.
  7. Run make
  8. Run make install.
You can do the same steps 5, 6, 7, 8 if you need to install the GDB Debugger support as well.
Your done :).

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How to run flash-plugin version 10 with flock and firefox on Fedora

It seems most of the users have a problem running Flock and Firefox with flash-plug-in version 10. This can be avoided if you install Firefox version which is provided by fedora it self. But for flock you can't do that. So as i found in this forum it seems the following solution works on fedora for custom Firefox and Flock installations.

Delete the following files from the Firefox or Flock installation folder.
  • libfreebl3.chk
Good luck :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Compiling Amarok2 on FC9

I am sharing my experience on compiling amarok2 on fc9. As amarok wiki ( says you need to have the those dependecies and their devel packages installed in your system. Well installing mysql embedded is bit of a trouble since i couldn't find on fc9 repos. So what i did was i got it installed from fc10 update site.

name=Fedora 10 - i386 - Updates Newkey

In addtion you will need the following 2 rpms installed in your system qtscriptbindings-0.1.0-5.fc9.i386.rpm and qtscriptgenerator-0.1.0-5.fc9.i386.rpm. You can download those from the following urls which i found from (A great rpm search engine).

After that compile it as described in amarok wiki.

But sad say friends, as i felt it was not worthy of the time i spent on compiling amarok2 :(. Because i didnt like the inherited KDE4 theme looks and the missing equalizer :(. Any way this might help the people who still want to install amarok2 on fc9.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Start your HSDPA connection when linux starts.

Well in my previous post i showed you how to use a HSDPA modem in linux. But that ejecting and running wvdial was some what a trouble for me. I wanted my internet connection to be ready when i login to my system. So i wrote a startup script and a helper script to handling switching the device to modem mode and dial using wvdial. Feel free to use the following scripts at your own risk.

-------------------Contents of /bin/3gwvdial-------------------
if [ -f /etc/3gwvdial.conf ]; then
if [ -a /dev/ttyUSB0 ]; then
echo "Modem found"
echo "Modem not found, switching to modem mode."
xargs eject < /etc/3gwvdial.conf
sleep 10
wvdial -C /etc/wvdial.conf &>/dev/null &
echo "Connected."
echo "/etc/3gwvdial.conf file not found."
exit -1

In the above script, you have to mention the device file of your HSDPA modem in
/etc/3gwvdial.conf file as follows

-----------------Contents of /etc/3gwvdial.conf---------------

After that make sure you give executable permission to your script. Plug your HSDPA modem (no need to eject for the first time), run the script as the super user. If nothing goes wrong you will be connected to internet. So now its time for the startup script.

-----------------Contents of /etc/init.d/hsdpa---------------
# description: Controls the hsdpa connection using 3gwvdial script.
# processname: hsdpa
# chkconfig: 2345 11 89

# Source function library.
. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

start() {
echo -n $"Starting hsdpa: "
/bin/3gwvdial &>/dev/null &

stop() {
echo -n $"Shutting down hsdpa: "
killall wvdial &>/dev/null &

# See how we were called.
case "$1" in
status wvdial
echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|status}"
exit 1

exit 0

Give executable permission to the above file as well. Run the following command as super user.

/sbin/chkconfig --add hsdpa

Now try to start you newly created service by following command as super user.

/sbin/service hsdpa start

You must have internet by now. If any improvements that you think for the above scripts please drop a comment.

Internet on linux with HSDPA

Well if you own a HSDPA modem most of the time your vendor will say that it doesn't support linux :( . I own a BandLuxe C120 HSDPA modem, But i didn't gave up configuring it on linux. Most of the HSDPA modems comes with driver stored inside the modem. When you plug it for first time in your PC, the modem get detected as a USB storage which is read-only. And it will start installing the necessary driver software. So after that it will switch to the modem mode and work. Unfortunately it works only for windows for most of the time. Well that's how it works in brief.

For more information you can visit

So the working solution for my BandLuxe C120 was ejecting the device once it get detected for the first time. This will switch the device to modem mode. Then you will find a new USB device file some thing like /dev/ttyUSB0. That is your modem.

After that now you need to use the dialer program to dial out. For me wvdial worked. So here i will be mentioning the required modem commands to dial with wvdial.

Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
ISDN = off
Modem Type = USB Modem
Baud = 115200
Init = ATZ
Init2 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP",""
Phone = *99#
Dial Command = ATM1L3DT
Ask Password = off
Password = no_need
Username = no_need
Carrier Check = on
Check Def Route = on
Abort on No Dialtone = on
Stupid Mode = on
Auto DNS = on

These settings will work for wvdial, and there are some settings you need to put in /etc/ppp/options file as well.

Now run the wvdial program as root. Thats it happy browsing :)