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So Finally Here’s the Complete Tutorial for your alternative sify client for linux which has been tested on both debian and rpm based systems…

Get the Respective deb and rpm package from Below links
And u Better know how to deal with them….Just click and it will take care of evrything….It is tested on Fedora and ubuntu

Sify has made a Web-Browser Based Dialer which is quite reliable…
All u need to do is ask the Sify guys to enable web-based login for you..And After that they will give u a URL something like
View the pic here..

METHOD 3:use Supersify or Easysify with Wine …It works fine

Method 4:(Worked on Ubuntu)
Note the Settings of tcip/ip protocol in ur windows Xp
ip address xx.xx.xx.xx
subnet mask
default gateway xx.xx.xx.xx
Primary DNS

And When u boot into UBUNTU goto System–>Administration–>Network
And enter the above details here….
ull get a message like “Changing interface configuration”
And ur done with…

PS : if u have any problems lemme know


    This Post is completely dedicated to those who havent succeded in configuring webmail for the same
    which is described here..So we use Ypops(as an alternative) as it acts as a Yahoo server,and gets messages from Yahoo.
    use the PGP public key: kranny.gpg. Save this to a file (say kranny.gpg). And then use the following command to add the key:

    root@kranny-desktop:$ sudo apt-key add kranny.gpg

    Add the following line to the bottom of your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
    deb ubuntu main

    now its time for a update
    root@kranny-desktop:$ sudo apt-get update
    root@kranny-desktop:$ sudo apt-get install ypops

    Now configure Ypops with ur yahoo account details.type in the command
    root@kranny-desktop:$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure -fgnome ypops

    now enter basic information like Max no of emails,yahoo domain,connection timeout etc
    and dont check connect to net via http proxy server and enable proxy authentication…
    Important:put the bind address as and POP3 port no as 5110…Enable SMTP and its port must be 5025 and the rest inf u can give…now its time to reflect the ports inf in thunderbird
    open thunderbird edit–>account settings–>server settings…enter the port numbers…

    Now start Ypops with $ sudo /etc/init.d/ypops start

    Voila u can access ur yahoomail from thunderbird now……

    PS 1:i’m writing blogs very frequently…3rd blog of the day….
    PS 2:i thk Part 2 will be much useful than part 1…

    How reliable it wud be to have access to email from your yahoo/gmail account locally in your Thunderbird client.Actually me thinking this upgraded my thunderbird from 1.5 to 2.0 coz webmail 1.3.1 works on thunderbird 2.0….Btw webmail is an thunderbird extension used to integrate web site based email accounts like yahoo and gmail..Actually Y!mail disabled its POP3 access to free accounts, only premium accounts can download messages from Yahoo. Webmail fixes this by acting like a Yahoo server, and getting the messages from Yahoo….U can get Webmail 1.3.1 here …save this on ur desktop and go to thunderbird–>tools–>addons–>install and browse for the xpi file saved on desktop and restart thunderbird…
    set the SMTP and POP3 ports above 1024 coz many of the linux distros doesnt allow anything below 1024…ive set 5110 for POP3 and 5025 for SMTP.(Set this here edit–>account settings)
    Now create ur account.when u open thunderbird it insists u to create an pop for incoming server and type localhost in incoming server dialogbox..preferably check the globalbox option…next enter ur username and account name and finish…so ur done with….if it prompts for password,evrything went off fine or else webmail has some problems….

    PS 1:dont worry if webmail dint worked for you….my next post will guide u thru using Ypops instead of webmail….

    PS 2:took me 45  mins to configure webmail & ypops…

    The other day when i was on some mailing list someone posed me a question.He wanted to add a line at the end of his emails telling about what song was currently playing on his XMMS. Something like “Currently listening to Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb”. This is what I did

    First create a file with the following lines
    echo Now listening to $@ > mysong.txt

    Put it in your home directory and then do a chmod a+x on it so that everyone has execute permissions on it. Next, start XMMS, goto Preferences, and in the Effect/General Plugins tab, select the Song Change plugin’s properties. Specify ~/ %s in the properties box. What happens now is that whenever a song changes, its name is put in the mysong.txt file (in your home directory).

    The next part is dependent on your email client. In most good mail clients (like Mozilla Thunderbird) you can attach a file as a signature. Use mysong.txt as your  signature file and ur done with.

    PS 1:Me listening to  Iron_Maiden-Brave_New_World

    Erased previous installation and installed Ubuntu 7.10 afresh. When I tried to check the blog stats in, which uses Flash for the chart, it gave me a missing plugin error. It also showed me a little pop up to install the plugin, but unfortunately it did not work. So I decided to try the alternative Gnash plugin, but it too didn’t seem to work.

    A bit of googling took me to some Ubuntu Help Forum post where it was advised to get the Flash Player from the Adobe site and install it. This involves downloading the tar.gz file, extracting it out and running the flashplayer-installation script which installs the player. But this is to be done in the command line, followed by answering some simple questions. It asks to specify where the mozilla plugin directory is, which is /usr/lib/mozilla (and the plugin directory within), but this step kept failing.

    This is where the hacker jumped out of me and made me to look into the source code of flashplayer-installation script to find out where it was going wrong and what I rather need to do to install. This script is accompanied by the actual plugin file ``. The scripts just performs some checks and copies this file to the mozilla plugin folder with a permission 755 for root:root. Then it checks for the existence of an environment variable `MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH pointing to the plugin directory for Firefox to detect the plugin.

    This is the manual step to install the Flash Player plugin for Mozilla Firefox in Ubuntu 7.10

    1. tar xvzf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
    2. cd install_flash_player_9_linux
    3. sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
    4. sudo chmod 755
    5. vi ~/.bashrc and add `export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins` (i.e. the command within the “)
    6. Run Firefox (all opened Firefox windows should be closed before doing this installation)Adobe site

    Thus, we have added the export command to .bashrc of the user so whenever he logs in, the environmental variable gets set and thus his Firefox can detect the Flash player plugin.

    When things like installation script fails do not give up. A true geek looks into the script and does what the installer does. This is what that is awesome about GNU/Linux and FOSS, even when one door is locked there is surely another door which can be opened. What needs is an effort to search for the door and try opening it )

    Update: Trying to file a bug lead me to the solution. The md5sum mismatch has been fixed in the package, but uploaded into Hardy repository rather than Gutsy. But we can get the .debs from here and install with dpkg

    ive found this to be a problem for every new-bie and thought of to share with u guys.Actually i’m using ubuntu 7.04 at present.this post doesnt assume that your Linux distro recognises your modem.

    So first connect your modem and start off with lsusb and see the output if you see there your mobile’s manufacture name.
    then execute “sudo wvdialconf”This tries to detect the baud rate of your modem and writes it to /etc/wvdial.conf

    and also you have to make some manual changes to wvdial.conf,like update the username and password options…so execute the command sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf if you are using Gnome
    or sudo kate /etc/wvdial.conf if you are using KDE

    our wvdial.conf should look like

    [Dialer Defaults]
    Modem = /dev/ttyUSB1
    Init1 = ATZ
    Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    stupid mode = 1
    Modem Type = Analog Modem
    Phone = *99#
    ISDN = 0
    Username = a
    Password = b
    Baud = 460800

    now if ur using ubuntu then voila ur done with …..coz it automatically updates DNS server in resolv.conf.If u use any other distro open file:/etc/resolv.conf and enter following setting service named start
    and save it…..

    thats it u are done with…..just type wvdial and ur connected to net…….just type ctrl+c to disconnect……or type Killall pppd to kill all active connections……

    Some common problems 1. Internet connected successfully but page is not opening

    fire up following command
    gedit /etc/resolv.conf

    and enter this
    nameserver nameserver
    Now u will be able to open web page without any problem.

    2 when ever i try to connect internet i get this error (Device or Resource busy)
    This is the common problem with dialup connection via dial up.
    Possible solution.
    1. remove usb cable from the port and reinsert it. If that not help than.
    2. run following command
    wvdialconf /etc/wvdialconf
    it will remap ur usb port to ttyACMO1or 2

    Life is much better in ubuntu. ubuntu automatically update the dns server detail in resolv.conf whenever user dial dialup connection. and ubuntu automatically update the wvdial.conf file with dialup/phone setting whenever user fireup this command
    sudo wvdialconf
    but on other distro user have to enter following command to update wvdial.conf file
    wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
    as root

    Updates for the Comments::::::::::::::::::::

    f you use Idea GPRS then your string will be like
    init1 = AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”internet”,””,0,0

    if you use BSNL gprs in south zone of India then string will be like
    init1 = AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,””,””,0,0

    and use the following username & password if you use bsnl gprs
    Username = ppp
    Password = ppp123

    for hutch use
    init1 = AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”www”,””,0,0

    If u have ny other problems regarding connecting net then feel free to bug me…..

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