Holiday with Ubuntu :-(

Just doing the usual thing before I left to Indonesia, downloads all of my emails, and sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade my Ubuntu Dapper

My flight was stop-over on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia around 5 AM. I thought it was a good idea to get a cup of coffee while waiting for the next flight to Jakarta, Indonesia. Turned on Ubuntu, and voilla, It showed that my Xserver was crashed and GDM could not start. It said “No Device Found” on /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Don’t really know what happened, I tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg but no luck. I so believed that I did not play with Xserver before, so it was probably because of incomplete sudo apt-get upgrade.

Therefore, the first I need to do when arrived in Indonesia was making sure that my Internet connection worked. That was Dial-Up connection. Guess what, I didn’t have my slmodemd package installed to use my 0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01). Playing a bit with apt-cache search and apt-cache show revealed that I needed package sl-modem-daemon_2.9.10+2.9.9d+e-pre2-5build1_i386.deb from

with a little help from my in-laws computer, I managed to get sl-modem-daemon_2.9.10+2.9.9d+e-pre2-5build1_i386.deb. Copy and ran sudo apt-get install sl-modem-daemon_2.9.10+2.9.9d+e-pre2-5build1_i386.deb, tweaking my /etc/wvdial.conf using sudo wvdialconf as below:

[Dialer Defaults]
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Phone = 080989999
ISDN = 0
Username = telkomnet@instant
Init1 = ATZ
Password = telkom
Modem = /dev/ttySL0
Baud = 115200
Carrier Check = no

I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and I figured out that I was upgrading xserver-xorg-core. Well, It was probably that Ubuntu team did not release xserver-xorg-core updates at the same time with the rest of xserver packages

Now I can use my Ubuntu to convert my new CDs to MP3. Just FYI, I like Sound Juicer very much as I can use 320 Kb rate with VBR with it. Not sure with other MP3-converter packages

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