warum man im ICE einen besseren UMTS Empfang hat wie in anderen Zügen

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Netbook, Netzwerk, Unterwegs

Neulich nutzte ich den ICE (Typ ICE 3 )auf der Heimfahrt von der Arbeit, da mein IC sehr große Verspätung hatte.
Wie üblich hatte ich mein Handy als umts-modem an mein Netbook angeschlossen.
Auffällig war , das diesmal das UMTS schnell war und es zu keinen Abbrüchen kam.

Des Rätsels Lösung , jeder ICE besitzt einen Handyverstärker, die neusten Modelle sind auch UMTS tauglich. Die Technik wird in folgendem Wikipediaartikel [¹] beschrieben.

Sollte vielleicht ein Kriterium bei der Sitzplatzwahl sein

[¹]
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrain-Repeater

A better solution for the White screen of death on my Samsung NC10 Netbook

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netbook

I reduced the the white screens of death [¹] but randomly they still occur.
Now I found a better solution
I placed this into my /etc/default/grub

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash i950.modeset=1″

and run a update-grub
[¹]
http://blog.hlawatsch.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=482

A solution for the White screen of death on my Samsung NC10 Netbook

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netbook, windows

I’m a victim of the White Screen of Death with the Samsung NC10 Netbook, too [¹]. After many tries I’m shure I found a workaround working for at least 24h.
It seems that the error depends on the brightness of the display. Setting the brightness to the absolute minimum and the errors seems gone.
Maybe this informations is helpful for others with the same Problem.

[¹]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NC10

Numlock Madness with my ubuntu netbook

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netbook

Last weekend my netbook had a very strange behaviour. When pressed “O” a “6 “appeared instead .; instead of a “.” a “,” appeared and so one.
It was the behaviour of a constantly pressed FN Key.
After an hour of debugging I found the solution. I used an external keyboard some days before ( with NUM Lock ) and my system saved this setting. releasing NUM Lock and the strange behaviour was gone.

howto connect a netbook and a mobile to use it as moden

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netbook, Netzwerk

Bluetooth must be activated on the mobile and the netbook.
First we search for the mobile
hcitool scan
It had to look like this.
FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF Komunikator

To use it more simple . we put it into /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf

rfcomm0 {
# Automatically bind the device at startup
bind yes;
# # Bluetooth address of the device
device FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF;
# # RFCOMM channel for the connection
channel 1;
comment "Handy";
}

then we can connect with
rfcomm connect 0

To setup the PPP connection I used the gnome-ppp. The way through the menu was system => settings => network settings.
There you should find a point “mobile internet”. For me it worked with the default settings.
You find your setting in

~/.gconf/system/networking/connections/

and the correct connection number.

my new netbook

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Netbook

I’ll have it since December but , i want to talk about my new netbook . Its a samsung NC10
DSC00041
As OS I an used UNR – Ubuntu Netbook remix. Some projects I want to realize : using it with my mobile for internet , navigation ( gpsd ) and others thing.