what i am...???

Once upon a time, I,
dreamt I was a butterfly,
flittering hither and thither,
to all intents and purposes a butterfly.....
suddenly I awoke......
Now I do not know whether
I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man

Friday, June 13, 2008

wifi and dialup modem for compaq presario c700

one of kake's friend mr. siju came to ascent for installing ubuntu last month. kake installed gutsy in his lap. but gutsy does not support many drivers for compaq presario. many things like wifi, dialup modem etc may not work with this installation. so he came again for installing these drivers along with some other softwares.

hence i installed hardy heron in his lap. but the driver problem still persists. even wifi cannot be configured. i googled this error and understood the problem is with the restricted hardware driver atheros hardware access layer.

to install the wifi driver for this laptop, follow the following steps.
  1. open system>administration>hardware drivers
  2. deselect atheros hardware access layer (HAL)
  3. now download this link
  4. extract this file by right clicking it
  5. open synaptic and ensure the build-essential is installed
  6. open terminal and cd to the extracted folder
  7. type sudo make clean
  8. type make
  9. type make-install
  10. type modprobe ath_pci
  11. reboot the system
follow the steps described below for installing the dialup modem

  1. download alsa driver
  2. run it by double clicking
  3. download hsfmodem driver
  4. extract this file
  5. run the extracted file
  6. script in terminal sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf
  7. add 172222 after phone =
  8. set user name and password as your landline number with code
  9. save and close the gedit window
  10. type wvdial to get connected to network
if you had any problems in any steps or want to install dialup modem in any other lap, feel free to contact me on junisesafvan@gmail.com

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