Monday, June 18, 2007


i am so glad on at last having a internet connection on linux.Circumstances are so bad that this peppy little Airtel GPRS connection feels like heaven.

the following i did to connect my motorola L6 with Fedora core 6(ZOD)

First identify your phones AT vendor id and Product id.

using root privilege type the following.

/sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x product=0x

next type the following

wvdialconf create
you will get a output as shown in figure.

now edit the file wvdialconf by the following command.

vi /etc/wvdial.conf
usually a blank file . if something is in it previously discard it.

now type the following.

Dialer Defaults]
Modem = <>
Baud = 460800
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Phone = *99***1#
Username = A
Password = B
Stupid Mode = 1

now save and exit

and the shell run the command


you will get an output showing yor local ip,primary DNS ,secondary DNS,and modem type( analog) open your browser and enjoy...

NB: there are so many articles written as a solution to problem of connecting GPRS in linux. A decent googling will surely lead you to the most appropiate solution. Still this is a try to resolve this problem.

I have been associated with Dgplug since april 2006,in this last 1 year (i year 2 months to be specific ) i came to know lot about linux and the Foss world.
This create a strong enthusiam in me for Free and Open source software.
With my this very little knowledge i would like to share a view.

In February 2007 , a meeting was held in Dr.B.C.Roy Engg.College regarding introduction of FOSS electives in our syllabus with WBUT in association with NRCFOSS.

there i came upon a phrase that meaned ' Zero percent tolerance for pirated software'.
Thereby i came across this many times after.

In context with a fake raid by Microsoft and the above ,there lies a loophole in the idea itself.

Suppose i own a computer centre having 10 computers. i ,due to my above mentioned principle,have all genuine propeitary software(say microsoft windows xp and associates) installed in it.
As per schedule say 10 students come across this computers and they are learning something.In any general case few of the following happens:-

1) the student gets gets a wrong idea that microsoft and computer are inevitable part of computing.

2) Even if they didn't ,there lies a strong possibility that every time that student wants to do something regarding computers he/she looks for a familier platform( andas in most cases and here also its Propetiry Soft).

3)Apart from the above ,if each student has a computer in his home ,Despite off all tries there lies very less possibity that each student will buy a genuine copy of propeitary OS and associates.

So even though the try is to lessen piracy,it acually giving a boost to it.

While on the Other hand if the knowledge is shared using FOSS softwares,not only piracy gets lessened( due to no need of it any more) but also knowledge gained is much more than above mentioned case due to availability of a good number of choices.

So we can very easily conclude FOSS not only give us a chance to curb piracy but also increase knowledge.

Only need is to convice the syllabus designing bodies and educational heads about the importance of FOSS.