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Membuat Gateway Flash Telkomsel di Ubuntu Linux

Dari pada pusing riset lagi dari awal, mendingan bikin dokumentasinya dan berbagi kemudahan ini ke orang banyak. Saya akan menjelaskan bagaimana membuat Ubuntu Linux kita menjadi server gateway internet dengan menggunakan Huawei modem dari Flash Telkomsel.

Cara ini berhasil di Ubuntu 8.04 karena paket wvdial yang dimilikinya mampu menkonfigurasi otomatis huawei modem. Untuk berbagi ke jaringan, pastikan koneksi komputer kita dengan komputer2 lainnya di LAN berjalan baik.

Deteksi Modem
Pastikan pulsanya Telkomsel Flash adaTancap kabel yang tengah (baca keterangan pada usb jack!). Karena ada 2 jack yang punya fungsi berbeda.Pastikan Ubuntu dapat mendeteksi modem pasca penancapan usb. Biasanya baru sempurna deteksinya setelah 1 menit. Cek dengan lsusb. Harusnya ada tulisan kira2 seperti ini:Bus 005 Device 005: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem

Konfigurasi dan dialing
Lakukan konfigurasi otomatis "sudo wvdialconf". Perintah ini harusnya menghasilkan file /et…

Typing Arabic with Scim

Alhamdulillah and thanks to Anjar03 my friend who has been researching and being curios with Scim and the author of the code (yes, the one who has created scim Arabic). I finally can write Arabic with Scim in Kubuntu, KDE version of Ubuntu. I want to document it here so everybody can leverage Scim as I do.

Please make sure you've installed the following packages so that KDE will automatically use Scim as default input method: scim-bridge-agent scim-bridge-client-qt scim-bridge-client-gtk. For KDE4 may be you should install additional scim-bridge-client-qt4. After that, type "im-switch -s scim-bridge" to activate Scim. For more information see my previous post and here.

To type Arabic you don't need scim-anthy since it is for Japanese. You need scim-tables-additional package installed. Now, re-login.

To test, open kopete chat window since it automatically supports right to left typing mode. Ctrl+Space to start writing with Scim, choose Arabic Egypt from the scim popup. Y…

Minbar crash on non Gnome Ubuntu derivatives?

I'm currently using Kubuntu 8.04 amd64. I installed Minbar to remind me of prayer time. It worked fine except, it crashed when I tried to play athan.

I've been searching to solve this problem. I even downloaded its source code to see what happen. From it, I concluded that there must be related to audio plugin. After gooling a little bit, I think the author forgot to include some Gstreamer library as one of Minbar's dependencies since he never used other than Ubuntu. May be, ubuntu has already has that dependency. But not with Kubuntu or Xubuntu.

The solution is just install the following packages: gstreamer0.10-plugins-base, gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
That should solve your problem and make sure you to always pray on time :D

Drupal 5 Performance Tuning, Suprising way

Lately, I tried to tuning up my Drupal 5-based website for one of my company's clients. And successfully achieve their requested test: more than 50 requests per seconds with only one additional PHP PECL module: APC. Alhamdulillah, finally. It was achieved by an unusual way, at least for me.

About 2 months before during development time, I had the Drupal pass the same test. This fact made me relieved that the development is on the track. But at the time, it did not load so much modules as it did lately. To, make it faster, I even activated memcache and advanced session modules. Then, I continued to add and customize additional modules. I think, without testing it anymore.

Two months later, I found out that my Drupal had gone slow. It could only handle no more than 25 requests per seconds. What?..... This made me curious over the new modules. I tried to turn they off one by one and I fired up xcache to see what was happening. After tuning up Apache2, MySQL, and others I could just onl…