mungewell

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  1. If you are wanting to boot a NetBook there are already images available: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-netbook If you are wanting to convert a CD image to USB then you can use the tool included on the LiveCD (have to boot CD on another machine) or use the 'easy to use' Unetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ Cheers, Mungewell.
  2. What you want chocolate, a surprise AND a toy..... you greedy little bugger! ;-) You might be interested in Linux MCE (http://linuxmce.com/) which does a whole-home system. There was an interview on TLLTS with the lead developer a while back. You should also remember that distrobutions like Muthbuntu are complete systems, and you can install want ever other software you like on them. ZoneMinder could be used to do the security aspects of what you want. Cheers, Mungewell.
  3. I use Mythbuntu as my media player. It's more intended as a PVR, but we don't have broadcast TV so don't use that functionality. I'm using a Hauppauge PVR-150 to capture/watch old VCR movies, setting up was easy.... http://mythbuntu.org/ Cheers, Mungewell
  4. It sounds like the 'sources.list' (/etc/apt/source.list) file may have become corrupt, this tells they system where to get it's updates from. Check that looks sensible, and if so do a 'sudo apt-get update' which should poll the servers to find out about new packages. If that works, a 'sudo apt-get upgrade' should pull down and install new packages. Cheers, Mungewell.
  5. I'd suggest getting a copy of the beta2 or wait a few more days for the RC and try that as a 'live CD'. If the problem is solved with that, then you can either install that from CD or just wait a week or so (till 29th) and do a 'distro upgrade' on what you already have. Mungewell.
  6. Sounds like a problem with the graphics chipset/X driver. Looks like the X201 has Intel HD GMA, which apparently has issues in the recent past. http://www.uluga.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1402612 Which version of Ubuntu are you running? Re WIFI: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 : supported by the iwlagn driver Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 : supported by the iwlagn driver Mungewell.
  7. Only tinkered with a bit, but there's an app called WebCamStudio (http://www.ws4gl.org/) which can stream screen caps along with video/audio from webcam. What sort of resolution are you attempting and is it 'live or Memorex'. Mungewell.
  8. As mentioned there is a new-wave of research in Bluetooth, mainly driven by the availability of the USRP/USRP2. At this year Shmoo Con there was a presentation specifically on Bluetooth Keyboards, which you might find interesting. http://www.shmoocon.org/presentations-all.html#btkey Mungewell.
  9. The MC35i has a java engine, and it seems unlikely that the main code of the modem was altered as it would affect certification on the module. With the applet the developers would have just used an IO protocol to match the rest of the system, which may have been coded in C. I'm guess you weren't involved in that part.... but hacking the hell out of it is OK ;-) These are probably just a custom protocol used by the applet. When the thing first boots do you see '^SYSSTART'? On the TC65i this is output and then the applet autoruns and takes control of the serial port. Stop the applet and you will be able to type real AT commands. If you were to run 'Free serial port monitor' on the com port and then run the autostart_off application, you might see (for example) something like this ;-) Port opened by process "autostart_off.exe" (PID: 3880) Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:52 AM.76264 (+24.5469 seconds) 61 74 0D 02 01 D6 0D 78 at...Ö.x Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:52 AM.01264 (+0.0000 seconds) 87 Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:52 AM.02864 (+0.0156 seconds) FF FF FF FF 00 02 FE 07 FB ÿÿÿÿ..þ.û Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:52 AM.02864 (+0.0000 seconds) 06 FF FF FF FF 00 04 FF 07 02 00 FE .ÿÿÿÿ..ÿ...þ Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:52 AM.02864 (+0.0000 seconds) 06 FF FF FF FF 00 03 FE 01 02 FE .ÿÿÿÿ..þ..þ Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:52 AM.02864 (+0.0000 seconds) 06 . Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.91964 (+0.8906 seconds) 61 74 0D 02 01 D6 0D at...Ö. Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.02864 (+0.0000 seconds) 15 . Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.10664 (+0.0781 seconds) 61 74 0D 02 01 D6 0D at...Ö. Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.21664 (+0.0000 seconds) 15 . Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.29464 (+0.0781 seconds) 02 08 D6 FF 00 04 01 00 01 00 27 03 ..Öÿ......'. Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.32564 (+0.0313 seconds) 06 02 FF D6 00 02 00 01 01 01 00 00 00 01 04 00 ..ÿÖ............ 00 01 00 01 00 4B 41 54 48 59 5F 41 4C 4C 5F 33 .....KATHY_ALL_3 32 32 50 3A 52 45 4C 45 41 53 45 3A 57 65 64 20 22P:RELEASE:Wed <... a whole load of bytes ...> 31 31 2B 03 11+. Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.34164 (+0.0000 seconds) 06 . Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.35664 (+0.0156 seconds) 02 CD D6 FF 2D 31 33 20 31 30 3A 32 31 3A 31 36 .ÍÖÿ-13 10:21:16 <... a whole load of bytes ...> 2D 32 33 20 31 30 3A 31 34 3A 31 37 20 24 00 AF -23 10:14:17 $.¯ 03 . Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.37264 (+0.0000 seconds) 06 02 08 D6 FF 00 04 63 00 00 00 44 03 ...Öÿ..c...D. Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.41964 (+0.0313 seconds) 06 02 0C D6 FF 64 00 04 10 00 00 00 00 01 A5 F3 ...Öÿd........¥ó 03 . Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.41964 (+0.0000 seconds) 06 02 0A D6 FF 00 06 6B 00 02 00 00 00 4E 03 ...Öÿ..k.....N. Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.45064 (+0.0156 seconds) 06 02 0A D6 FF 6C 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 4F 03 ...Öÿl.......O. Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.46664 (+0.0000 seconds) 06 02 08 D6 FF 00 04 63 00 03 00 47 03 ...Öÿ..c...G. Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.49764 (+0.0156 seconds) 06 02 0C D6 FF 64 00 05 01 03 00 00 00 01 A5 E0 ...Öÿd........¥à 03 . Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:53 AM.49764 (+0.0000 seconds) 06 02 08 D6 FF 00 04 43 00 04 00 60 03 ...Öÿ..C...`. Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:54 AM.52864 (+0.0156 seconds) 06 . Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:54 AM.54464 (+0.0156 seconds) 61 74 0D at. Answer: 4/1/2010 8:57:54 AM.60664 (+0.0313 seconds) 0D 0A 0D 0A 5E 53 48 55 54 44 4F 57 4E 0D 0A ....^SHUTDOWN.. Request: 4/1/2010 8:57:54 AM.77864 (+0.1406 seconds) 61 74 0D 02 01 D6 0D at...Ö. If the module is not connected the 0x78 is repeated... Port opened by process "autostart_off.exe" (PID: 3328) Request: 4/1/2010 9:05:56 AM.45364 (+482.0625 seconds) 61 74 0D 02 01 D6 0D 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 at...Ö.xxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  10. From http://www.onegsm.ru/files/Siemens/tc65_java_ug_v01.pdf
  11. Missed that snippet of information (helpful if people cut down the quotes in replies to the relevant bits). Sounds like it is auto-running the java applet, do you have the serial or USB interface to the module? There is a little application/proceedure for stopping autorun. I'll see if I can find a version in the wild. Mungewell.
  12. You don't say where the 'smarts' of your application lies - is it a Java Applet or is it a micro/PC throwing AT commands at the MC35i? If it is the applet, presumably this has a configuration store somewhere on the filesystem or pulls it from a internet server. Who in their right mind would hard-code values these days? Do you have the applet source? If it is the micro, you will need to find the configuration of that. Cinterion are particulary tight lipped with their datasheets. If you can get an AT interface you could try to test the general connectivity with something like: AT^SICS=0,conType,GPRS0 OK AT^SICS=0,apn,"GPRS02.point.de" AT^SICO=0 OK AT^SISX="Ping",0,192.168.1.2,4,2000 ^SISX: "Ping",1,0,"192.168.1.2",1043 ^SISX: "Ping",1,0,"192.168.1.2",586 ^SISX: "Ping",1,0,"192.168.1.2",531 ^SISX: "Ping",1,0,"192.168.1.2",415 ^SISX: "Ping",2,1,4,4,0,0 ^SISX: "Ping",3,1,415,1043,643 OK
  13. Calgary Open Source Systems Festival. 9th/10th April, 2010 @ Coast Plaza Hotel, Calgary, AB. http://www.cossfest.ca
  14. This year's COSS-Fest (Calgary Open Source Systems Festival) will be held on the 9th/10th April at the Coast Plaza Hotel, Calgary Alberta. See the website for more details: http://www.cossfest.ca/
  15. Jamming would work by overpowering the GPS frequencies so that receivers could not lock onto the satellites. This would be illegal (deliberate interference) and therefore ill-advised. The US military can and does selectively weaken the accuracy of the decoded location for particular locations on earth, in these locations you need access to a military receiver to decode the P-Code and get good positional accuracy. The L1 frequency is the one used by most receivers, this is supplimented with L2 on survey grade receivers and allows them to predict/model the atmosphere better. Mungewell.
  16. Windows by itself does not support serial terminals, you would have to run an additional server to accept the incoming connections. You could do this with Cygwin and Getty. This will get you a text bash (or other) shell running on the host Windows machine in which you can run unix like commands. Another option for you is to bring up a TCP/IP connection between the two machines. This is rather slow/quirky but does work. You can run telnet, ftp, ssh, vnc, etc over such a link. A direct link between the two machines would use SLIP or PPP, which can be started via DIP/PPPD on a Linux machine or under Windows 'PC Connections/Direct Connection'. Here's a link to a how-to which might give you some ideas on how to get started: http://handhelds.org/minihowto/wince-link/ Mungewell.
  17. There's a more complete datasheet here: http://www.rohmelectronics.com/downloads/products/focus/audio_lsi/bh1417f.pdf The last page describes the possible frequency selections. If that's not good for you, you could try something like: http://www.shopxscargo.com/product_catalogue/cat_product_details.asp?category_id=6&product_code=26340&sub_category_1_id=12&category=Accessories Complete control of frequency, plus you can recharge your laptop ;-) Mungewell.
  18. The support database for DD-WRT confirms that this is a 'usable' device: http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database This presumably means that it is also usable with OpenWRT, which has a lot more flexiblity in functionality. However the small memory will probably mean that you won't be able to use it for Asterisk (might if you strip out all the GUI packages). Firstly since it is vxworks based you have to kill/remove that and then download the 'micro' image. Once you get that running have a play at installing new packages. Cheers, Mungewell.
  19. reprap or repstrap?

  20. Vapour deposition of metal onto glass sounds hard. Are you sure you want to go this route..... would a 'conductive ink' pen be a better/easier solution? Mungewell
  21. Looks like an interesting concept: http://www.googlesharing.net/index.html Hides the original source (person/place) of search and the like from our Google overlords, instead pretends to be (a fake) someone else. Mungewell.
  22. I've been using Xubuntu for the past few releases.... time for a change so I might give Sidux a go. Munge.
  23. http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=6655&tag=nl.e589 While the data on the drive is indeed encrypted using 256-bit crypto, there’s a huge failure in the authentication program. When the correct password is supplied by the user, the authentication program always send the same character string to the drive to decrypt the data no matter what the password used. I suppose this was done to allow changing of the passphrase. But... What’s also staggering is that this character string is the same for Kingston, SanDisk and Verbatim USB flash drives. Complete fail!!! Mungewell.
  24. I guess I should have said 'bitwise'. Where a 8/16/32 bit value is used to store multiple 'things', one in each bit. This might be bit representing the state of digital input/output of a microcontrol, flags in a config register, or the state of the machine's processor. The later is used in the assembler code to store things like Z-flag (zero), N-flag (negative), etc, which can be compared after addition/subtraction is performed. For example in psuedo code LOAD A 0x10 - load '0x10' into register A SUB A 0x10 - add '0x10' to register A, will set Z-flag is answer is zero BEQ ... - branch if equal to zero... Mungewell.
  25. You need to think like a computer.... the real benefit is in the logical operations (AND, OR, XOR) and shifting. Base2 is great for FLAG type operations (if you've ever played with assembler), but can prove awkward with multiplication/division (unless with a power of 2 where it is a shift). Mungewell.