Mar 07, 2010
The following steps will enable the use of your Wind Mobile Huawei U7519 as a 3G modem.
Recently I bought a Huawei U7519 phone on the Wind Mobile service. The phone tethers using Windows but what use is that to me? Here is how I made it work using Linux.
echo "option" >> /etc/modules
edit /etc/rc.local and add before exit 0: echo '12d1 101e' > /sys/bus/usb-serial/drivers/option1/new_id
Download and install the software as per the instructions at this link: http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/
You should be able to plugin your device and will have a /dev/ttyUSB0 (which you can confirm with ls /dev/ttyU*
Now you can right click your NetworkManager in the panel and edit connections > mobile broadband > add t-mobile internet then edit that profile like so: mobile broadband > apn = internet.windmobile.caalso edit PPP and deselect allow bsd .. and deselect allow deflate
You can also select connect automatically on the mobile broadband tab.
Oct 20, 2009
Using some already existing blogs/mail-lists and elbow grease, I've migrated a SPARC server to OpenSolaris from SXCE.
With SXCE EOL coming up fast and the AI not quite up to speed (for this instance at any rate), I've cobbled together and carried out a migration of a Sun e220r sparc box from SXCE.
I built IPS from the gate, more details on IPS and the mercurial url here: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/pkg/ . With that installed proceeded to create an new root pool on a separate disk.
I utilized the following from Edward's blog, where I've diverged/changed I have commented out the original and noted beside my change:
# we're going to do our install in /a PKG_IMAGE=/a; export PKG_IMAGE # mount our zpool on /a mkdir -p $PKG_IMAGE mount -F zfs rpool/ROOT/opensolaris $PKG_IMAGE mkdir -p $PKG_IMAGE/opt mount -F zfs rpool/ROOT/opensolaris/opt $PKG_IMAGE/opt # create the basic opensolaris install image. #pkg image-create -F -a opensolaris.org=http://pkg.opensolaris.org $PKG_IMAGE pkg image-create -f -F -a opensolaris.org=http://pkg.opensolaris.org/dev $PKG_IMAGE # Sparc requires the dev repos #pkg refresh pkg -R $PKG_IMAGE refresh --full # We're not clobbering our original or changing it so the next few are mine too pkg -R $PKG_IMAGE install entire pkg -R $PKG_IMAGE install SUNWcsd SUNWcs pkg -R $PKG_IMAGE install babel_install # seed the initial smf repository cp $PKG_IMAGE/lib/svc/seed/global.db $PKG_IMAGE/etc/svc/repository.db chmod 0600 $PKG_IMAGE/etc/svc/repository.db chown root:sys $PKG_IMAGE/etc/svc/repository.db # setup smf profiles ln -s ns_files.xml $PKG_IMAGE/var/svc/profile/name_service.xml ln -s generic_limited_net.xml $PKG_IMAGE/var/svc/profile/generic.xml ln -s inetd_generic.xml $PKG_IMAGE/var/svc/profile/inetd_services.xml ln -s platform_none.xml $PKG_IMAGE/var/svc/profile/platform.xml
After that I finished with:
echo "rpool/ROOT/opensolaris - / zfs - no -" >> $PKG_IMAGE/etc/vfstab
echo "rpool/ROOT/opensolaris/opt - /opt zfs - yes -" >> $PKG_IMAGE/etc/vfstab
devfsadm -r $PKG_IMAGE bootadm update-archive -R $PKG_IMAGE installboot -F zfs /platform/$(uname -i)/lib/fs/zfs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0
Copying relevant networking, passwd, ssh keys, etc. files from the running SXCE system to $PKG_IMAGE, I successfully booted to my OpenSolaris install and tweaked from there.
Sep 24, 2009
Quick notes regarding nfs mounting from an OpenSolaris VBox guest.
I came up against an issue mounting via nfs from a Linux host to an OpenSolaris virtualbox guest (see this post for automounting nfs on OpenSolaris). Checking the host's logs revealed the issue: mountd: [...] refused mount request [..] illegal port.
This is seemingly caused due to the natted connection between guest and host. Adding (insecure) in the host's /etc/exports line for this export enabled the guest to successfully mount the nfs share.