Archive for November, 2012

Linux And Yes 4G WIMAX Modem

November 27th, 2012 No comments

# You should see Bus 00X Device 00X: ID 1076:7f00 GCT Semiconductor, Inc.

#Install Dependencies

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev libssl-dev patch libusb-1.0-0-dev libdbus-1-dev

# Create a Working Directory & Download the files you need, WiMAX, WPA_Supplicant, PATCH

mkdir ~/Wimax
cd Wimax

#fix DBUS missing file

sudo cp\?h\=dbus-1.0-branch /usr/include/dbus-1.0/dbus/dbus-arch-deps.h

#Extract patch and build the WPA supplicant

tar xf wpa_supplicant-0.7.3.tar.gz
cd wpa_supplicant-0.7.3
patch -p1 < ~/Wimax/wpa_supplicant-0.7.2-generate-libeap-peer.patch
make -C src/eap_peer
sudo make -C src/eap_peer install
sudo ldconfig

#Extract patch and build the gctwimax driver

cd ~/Wimax
tar xf gctwimax-0.0.3rc4.tar.gz
cd gctwimax-0.0.3rc4
patch -p1 < ~/Wimax/gctwimax-0.0.3rc4_libusb_context_fix.patch
# to make without dbus uncomment the next line remove the CFLAGS option
sudo make install

sudo gedit /usr/share/gctwimax/gctwimax.conf
?anonymous_identity=”<email address hidden>”

#test your login (normal and daemon mode)

sudo gctwimax -C /usr/share/gctwimax/gctwimax.conf
sudo gctwimax -C /usr/share/gctwimax/gctwimax.conf -d

If you got problem browsing the web, (always redirect to the yes website for device authentication), just edit your /usr/share/gctwimax/gctwimax.conf. find the line with use_nv=1 and change the value to 0.

MATE Desktop Environment: Let’s Stick With Old Gnome 2 Fashion

November 18th, 2012 No comments

MATE is a desktop environment forked from the now-unmaintained code base of GNOME 2. The name derives from yerba mate, a species of holly native to subtropical South America used to prepare a beverage called mate. The renaming is necessary to avoid conflicts with GNOME 3 components.

Linux desktop environments have come a long way in the last few years. Once upon a time the KDE user interface looked a lot like Windows while GNOME provided a simple UI with panels at the top and bottom of the screen. Now the two most popular desktop environments offer custom interfaces complete with custom app launchers, menus, and eye candy.

But if you prefer the simple look of GNOME 2 over the latest GNOME 3.4 desktop environment, there’s a way to bring it back to your favorite Linux-based operating system.


MATE is a fork of GNOME 2 which not only maintains the look and feel of the older version of GNOME, but also offers a suite of applications designed to work with the desktop environment. That’s important because most newer GNOME packages won’t run on GNOME 2 anymore.

The desktop environment is designed so that you can install it on a PC that also has GNOME installed and choose which you want to use from the login screen.

Moringa Oleifera (Semanggul): The Most Nutritious Plant On Earth

November 15th, 2012 No comments

Imagine a tree in your backyard that will meet all your nutritional needs, take care of you medicinally, and purify your water for you. This tree actually exists. For centuries, the natives of northern India and many parts of Africa have known of the many benefits of Moringa oleifera. Its uses are as unique as the names it is known by, such as clarifier tree, horseradish tree and drumstick tree (referring to the large drumstick shaped pods) and in East Africa it is called “mother’s best friend”. Virtually every part of the tree can be used. Native only to the foothills of the Himalayas, it is now widely cultivated in Africa, Central and South America, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and the Philippines. This tree, though little known in the Western world, is nutritional dynamite. There are literally hundreds of uses for this tree.

The immature pods are the most valued and widely used of all the tree parts. The pods are extremely nutritious, containing all the essential amino acids along with many vitamins and other nutrients. The immature pod can be eaten raw or prepared like green peas or green beans, while the mature pods are usually fried and possess a peanut-like flavor. The pods also yield 38 – 40% of non-drying, edible oil known as Ben Oil. This oil is clear, sweet and odorless, and never becomes rancid. Overall, its nutritional value most closely resembles olive oil. The thickened root is used as a substitute for horseradish although this is now discouraged as it contains alkaloids, especially moriginine, and a bacteriocide, spirochin, both of which can prove fatal following ingestion. The leaves are eaten as greens, in salads, in vegetable curries, as pickles and for seasoning. They can be pounded up and used for scrubbing utensils and for cleaning walls. Leaves and young branches are relished by livestock. The Bark can be used for tanning and also yields a coarse fiber. The flowers, which must be cooked, are eaten either mixed with other foods or fried in batter and have been shown to be rich in potassium and calcium.

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Proton, Honda Form Partnership

November 13th, 2012 No comments

Proton and Honda plan to collaborate on a wide range of projects, including technology, new models, platforms and facility sharing. Proton has been looking for a foreign partner for several months. Speaking in September this year, the Managing Director of Proton’s parent company DRB-Hicom stated that several foreign strategic partners had been targeted and talks launched, but he declined at the time to reveal their identity.

In an announcement to Bursa Malaysia, Proton now states that it has signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Japanese OEM to explore a range of projects. It notes: “This Agreement signifies the potential of a long-term strategic collaboration with Honda Motor. Having a strong and renowned global automotive player like Honda Motor as the foreign strategic partner to Proton will provide Proton and the DRB-Hicom Group with the opportunity to grow as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), as the opportunities are endless.”

Details of the proposed partnership have not been released, but additional information could come out when DRB-Hicom outlines its new business plan for Proton in November. Speaking earlier this month, DRB-Hicom’s Chief Operating Officer, Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, was quoted by Bernama as stating: “Everybody is waiting to see what DRB plans to do with Proton. We are working on a plan now and hope to come up with it by next month.”

Competition in Malaysia is heating up and although Proton still dominates the local market, it has seen its market share slide. Car ownership levels are reasonably high already, limiting the market’s potential for additional growth. As protective tariffs are lowered, however, overseas OEM see a chance to gain entry and the share of the market held by local OEMs Proton and Perodua will likely contract further, as neither OEM has effectively used its protected domestic market to prepare for the increase in competition.

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia and Proton Advisor Mahathir Mohamad had said earlier this year that the OEM would need a huge capital injection from the private sector in order to compete in the global market. “A car company needs to market more than one model; we will need at least five models. As Proton is not that big, the profits are not enough to produce many models,” Bernama quoted Mahathir as saying.

Original article here.