Daily Archives: September 22, 2008

EVDO on Linux

Here is a tip on how to setup the EVDO on Linux. Since the EVDO vendors are not shipping any softwares to support EVDO on Linux, this post might be helpful.

  1. Plug your EVDO to the USB port.
  2. As a root user type
  3. Look for the vendor ID and the Device ID (for BSNL it’ll be 05c6:3197). Note it down.
  4. run (Use ID’s from step 3)
    modprobe usbserial vendor=0x05c6 product=0x3197
  5. run
    gedit /etc/wvdial.conf

    and add the following line

[Dialer Defaults]
Dial Command = ATDT
Flow Control= Hardware (CRTSCTS)
Username =
Password =
Phone = #777
Stupid Mode = 1

Now you can connect to the internet using wvdial.


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Google Chrome not for Linux ?

A few weeks ago, Google released their first opensource web browser, Chrome. I got excited to hear such a news as Google is one of the enterprise promoting the use of opensource softwares. But later I came to know that they released the beta version only for the proprietary giant Microsoft Windows. Google announce that the Linux version of Chrome will be delayed. Why do they do this by not considering the biggest opensource software Linux ? Is it a move by google to make the Chrome available to more people all over the world since they use MS Windows ? I wonder why ? Anyway lets wait till they release the Linux version before I get a hand on the Chrome.


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