A while ago I posted about how one can install Kubuntu on a netbook without cd-rom device. Although there were some issues on the NC10 still it worked pretty neat. Two days ago Kubuntu Jaunty (9.10) was released. I updated my NC10 with this version and this is what I discovered:
Video artifacts in KDE login screen disappeared
Speakers are muted when plugging in earphones
Getting Wifi to work is a lot harder than the old Kubuntu version (especially 802.1x). I have to use knetworkmanager to make it work (sometimes it does not work at all).
The screen brightness can be set with the slider of the energy widget.
I was looking for a color laser printer, with scanner and capable of network printing. Since I am very pleased with HP for my printers (My first HP was a HP Deskjet 520), I searched for a HP printer which fullfilled my needs…
Today akihabaranews.com posted information about the Samsung NC10 successor: The Samsung NC310. The website claims the NC310 can work 11 hours with an enhanced battery. I am very curious if this battery lifetime can be achieved in real-life.
I just got telephony from xs4all and this is the nice thing: they provide sip access to their phone system. It was a little bit trial and error but now I can use my Nokia E51 using their phone system. This post describes the correct settings.
I was reading some articles on Engadget and found this cool article. Too bad it is computer animated and not real life 😉 But still, this stuff looks amazing. Would this be the start of real-life-blendering?
Today I bought a new 2GB memory module (Kingston M25664G60, 2GB, SDIO) for my Samsung NC10. I thought it was a good idea to upgrade from 1GB to 2GB. replacing the memory was a piece-of-cake I thought.
When I unscrewed the memory screw on the cap which covers the memory did not came off. I did not want to break it so I was very gentle with the force I used to bend it. I decided to search the web for information about the amount of force the memory cap could handle. I found a tutorial (with video) showing how to replace the memory. It turned out that you really need to put some force on the cap, and finally I managed to replace the memory 🙂
If you are running Linux and you are wondering about the amount of RAM in your system has, just execute:
$ free -mt
Setup voipbusterpro.com (Betamax) account on a Nokia E51
I am using voipbusterpro as my default voip provider. They offer a SIP service which makes it possible to call with any SIP device (both soft- and hardware) you want. Recently I bought a Nokia E51 which has wifi. I wanted to make SIP phone calls over any arbitrary wifi connections with my voipbusterpro account. The only problem was setting the right settings. After a long period of trial and error I figured out the right settings.
This post shows a brief tutorial about the settings needed to setup your Nokia E51 with a Betamax account. Betamax uses a tremendous amount of different names like: 12Voip, BudgetSIP, Calleasy, DarmowyTelefon, Dialnow, Freecall, Hungarytopup, Internetcalls, Intervoip, JustVoip, LeVoip, LowRateVoip, NetAppel.fr, Nonoh, SmsListo, SparVoip, VoipBuster, VoipBusterPro, VoipCheap, VoipDiscount, Voiphit, VoipRaider, VoipStunt, VoipWise and WebCallDirect…
Yesterday I decided I wanted to have a netbook. Since I do a lot of router configurations for my customers it would be nice to have very compact computer which does not have the weight of my MacBook Pro. The most common option for me was the Asus EEE pc, but recommended by a friend I explored other options. These other options turned out to be the MSI Wind, Samsung NC10 and the HP Mini 1000.