Sunday, December 25, 2005

This is How I got introduced to Linux..... (part 2)

I one day saw in IT magazine that Linux for you is giving SUSE Live for free.
I immediately grabbed it.
That magazine said SUSE 9.0 live is great for newbies. And it is true.
All I did was made my system to boot from CD using an option in th BIOS.
Thats it It asked which language I prefer and the linux is running..
The coolest thing with these Live CD's is you can run linux without installing it .
It means just run linux when ever you want it but the disadvantage is Live cd's are slow.
Stay tuned more to come ....

Saturday, October 29, 2005

This is How I got introduced to Linux..... (part 1)

I during my intermediate bought a magazine of pcquest. It contained lot of articles on Linux which I couldn't understand used to go to library to learn new things in windows but I was reading Linux stuff,My curiosity grew....
  • what's this Linux?

  • Is it an OS?

  • I know how to install win XP. Can I install Linux?

  • These were the questions that rose in my mind. I once daredly tried downloading Linux. So I googled "download Linux". One of the website told me to get a CD writer and burn CD's . I couldn't understand. Once I even downloaded it but couldn't understand what to do???

    I was still reading these pcquest articles and want to install it desperately but having no PC of my own. I waited.
    After joining engineering I started subscribing PCQuest and was reading more articles.... Then I somehow glimpsed a copy of redhat 9 bible at my computer lab. OMG what's it doing here ?
    Enquired about that book.
    Its available at pasumarthy's ( Local famous book vender)
    ......Continued in part 2

    Saturday, October 22, 2005

    My Favourite book!

    Oliver Twist is born in a workhouse in 1830s England. His mother, whose name no one knows, is found on the street and dies just after Oliver’s birth. Oliver spends the first nine years of his life in a badly run home for young orphans and then is transferred to a workhouse for adults. After the other boys bully Oliver into asking for more gruel at the end of a meal, Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, offers five pounds to anyone who will take the boy away from the workhouse. Oliver narrowly escapes being apprenticed to a brutish chimney sweep and is eventually apprenticed to a local undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry. When the undertaker’s other apprentice, Noah Claypole, makes disparaging comments about Oliver’s mother, Oliver attacks him and incurs the Sowerberrys’ wrath. Desperate, Oliver runs away at dawn and travels toward London.

    I dont know Why I like this book but .... I did like it from childhood.
    Click here to read the Entire BookLink

    Saturday, September 24, 2005

    My Own computer

    I had build my own computer
    I bought

    Processor : AMD 64 3200+ (Socket 754)
    Motherboard: MSI K8N NEO 3( With nvidia nforce chipset)
    RAM : 512 MB Hynix
    Graphic Card: 128 MB Zebronics Graphic card(on nvidia GE -Force chipset)

    I opened the processor carton. It contained a fan and processor.
    while I took the manual from the motherboard carton.
    I used both motherboard manual and the processor's to fix the processor in the socket in correct orientation. I was tensed but eventually as I started fixing parts my confidence grew.
    First I inserted the processor into the socket ( noting the warning that in improper direction the processor wont fit)
    The processor slid into the socket and it has to be locked by a lever. That was easy.
    Next came the part of fixing the fan . First I was confused of the direction but by observing the manuals of both the processor and motherboard and suerimposing both the pictures into my eye which is watching the real Motherboard and processor could fix the fan in correct direction.
    Next I inserted the RAM into its slot . That's a kids game.
    Then with my screw drivers and screws got busy removing my old motherboad and replaced it with My new one.
    I inserted my graphic card and the next step was to keep the Front panel wires in correct orientation.
    sadly Its the place where I failed as I am inexperienced . I brought my uncles colleague in hardware and allowed him fix those little problems.
    I fixed hard disk and kept all the cables in their respective ports and Its all over in the hardware side.

    In software My xp is not working even the bootable is not working.
    But my PCQ Linux 2005 is working without GUI.
    My fedora core 4 worked seamlessly.

    Friday, September 16, 2005

    Data Communications

    We had a guest lecturer from ECIL Hyderabad.
    He was excellent as far as I am concerned . He has come to deal 2 units but he could lecture on only 1 1/2 units as my class children were not responsive!
    I was impressed by the way he dealt me.
  • When I ask a doubt :
    There is a Answer!

  • When I go agnaist him! :
    He tells me to justify my views .

  • When My class guys chit chat ...
    He tells us to use only one communication link , Thats a simplex communication from lecturer to student. We should close all communication links ! All the ports are closed.

  • finally I conclude that he is the first one in my total engineering college life who dealt a subject with lively examples!

    Wednesday, August 31, 2005

    Fedora core 4

    I installed Fedora core 4. This distro has been superb .
    First I thought "lemme install it just for testing afterwards just remove it". But now I decided to stick to Fedora core 4 .
    The looks are cool. And for programming they included Eclipse with cdt plugin!
    I installed xmms using yum package manager.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2005

    Skec cse 2003 responses

    The group of skec 2003 cse has got some good responses. It has 20 members. I improved the design of sree kavitha engineering college cse group website. I added college photo and also some of the tour photos.
    The message count is increasing. I hope the site ranks well.

    Friday, August 26, 2005


    I will be joining in NOSIP for open source internship program . I got that required HOD letter. I will be sending the documents tomorrow to novell bangalore.
    I am joining in GNOME project.

    problem installing Linux

    Today evening I went to my senior "madhu latha's " house. I got a problem while installing linux.
    I was installing suse linux 9

    I never know that there was a other linux hidden in that same system after I installed suse linux that system I saw that in other place /dev/hda7 there was a other suse!
    So I tried to remove that by fdisk
    But what happened was the booot loader was installed and /boot was created in that /dev/hda7 which I deleted . so I messed up using command line and deleted existing partitions and had to re install the total linux ! I gave that work to her and I guess she could install it successfully. I will know tomorrow.

    My works these days

    I have been designing webpages getting their rankings in search engines... etc.
    I am now a web-designer in spirit.
    Web dsigning is occupying 90% of my time.
    some of the websites I create and manage are
  • skec 2003 cse group website
  • sree kavitha engineering college website
  • pavithran personal webpage
  • And ofcourse this blog !

    college website

    I created that college website in challenge to the orginal college website. I will be improving it a lot.
    I will make it compete with the orginal!

    Thursday, August 25, 2005

    SKEC CSE 2003

    I had created a group called skec_cs03

    That group of My class had recieved a good response!
    And I am improving the group website.
    The address of the group of sree kavitha engineering college CSE 2003 batch is

    Thursday, August 11, 2005

    My connection BSNL BROADBAND

    Hi everone I am pavithran
    I got a connection to BSNL broadband by paying advance amount of Rs 1,450 thats around 30$ .
    The monthly charges are 500Rs /month and 100 Rs/month .

    But the Biggest fault in the connection is Data transfer Limit 1GB

    And one more thing that guy who installed me Bsnl broadband doesnot now how to do it in Linux .He told that it works onall the Operating Systems of Windows Platform but when it comes to Linux The answer is Flat NO

    Ok atleast install in my windows xp so that I will try installing BSNL Broad band on my own on Linux Operating system .He installed successfully in windows xp and left.

    My Linux connection of BSNL Broadband

    What I did was I searched in google highliting the termsbsnl broadband google that gave some very good results

    I solved my problem and I am successfully running my fedora core 3 in bsnl broadband.Well to everyone who checks this blog may face the same problems so I give my solution ofcourse its a copy but I guess this would be helpful

    • An rpm called RP-PPPOE is needed .
    • use the command #adsl-setup
        Give ur username and password when prompted

    • Type #/sbin/ifup ppp0 to to bring up your xDSL link

    • now type #adsl-startTo start BSNL Broadband

    • now type #adsl-stopTo stop BSNL Broadband

  • Dont forget that the above 3 steps are to be repeated ..
    Well hope U might have solved the problem but I may not explain well so there are some quick links

    Chennai Linux user group

    Pune Linux user group

    Pcquest linux users

    Atuls solution& evaluation of Brodband

    BSNL Data One How to for GNU/Linux

    Hoping you all enjoy browsing Open source
    Take care of the bytes transfer they are finishing quickly! My mail id is
    Waiting for Tons of comments

    Will start Blogging

    I think I must blame myself for not blogging but creating a Blog.
    Blogs are just being created and not updated!!
    The reason I didnt blog is that I havent a net connection at home!
    But today onwards I am connected!
    Well bye everyone I am waiting for many comments!

    Saturday, May 28, 2005

    About blogs

    Blogs have created a new way of expressing ones views or share his memories
    I think blogs have come a long way from a simple webpage to colourful diaries of people

    what do U say??

    Saturday, May 21, 2005

    first blog

    I couldnt create a good webpage name as all were taken
    seems like blogs are becoming very famous now a days