Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ubuntu Desktop Team wants your feedback.

The Ubuntu Desktop team is tasked with transitioning Ubuntu desktop over from Unity to GNOME — and they need your feedback to help them do it.

The above poll is appearing on OMGUbuntu

I am using Ubuntu for more than 12 years now. From next year Ubuntu 18.04LTS Ubuntu is going to shift from Unity Desktop to GNOME.

Presently I am using Ubuntu 16.04LTS and generally use GNOME fall-back session. I was also keen to try GNOME Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04.

I clicked on the Install GNOME shell link on OMGUbuntu page, installed it and logged out of fall-back to GNOME session.

GNOME extensions are installed through Browser but Firefox requires you to enable GNOME integration. For this I followed following page on OMGUbuntu

After integration I went to GNOME Extensions page and installed the following extensions:
and participated in the survey. I also installed Caffeine and Open Weather extensions.
I am now using GNOME Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Transferring Contacts from Nokia X2-00 to Android Phone

I am helping husband of my sister-in-law to shift from ordinary Nokia phone to Volte smartphone. For buying his preference was Samsung Volte so we bought Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro online. After delivery of the phone and charging the Battery we went to Reliance Digital Express to buy Jio sim. The main problem was to transfer Contacts from Nokia Phone to the new Android Phone.

I got the Model No of Nokia Phone by dialling *#0000# it was Nokia X2-00
Then I searched suitable Nokia Suite for the Model and downloaded Nokia Suite 3.8.54 on Laptop.
I connected the phone to the Laptop through USB Cable and tried to Synchronize Contacts on Nokia Suite but it failed. Then I switched on Bluetooth on the phone and connected through Bluetooth. I could synchronize the Contacts.

I exported all the Contacts to a Folder NokiaX2-00
I opened the Windows Terminal and typed the following command after navigating to NokiaX2-00 folder.
COPY *.VCF combined.VCF

I exported the file combined.VCF to Google Contacts and synchronized on Android Phone.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fix for JioTV not working.

I am presently at Bhopal and my Jio phone is on roaming. Today JioTV did not work in spite of internet speed of 15 Mbps or more. After googling I got following solution which worked for me.
1. Uninstall and reinstall JioTV app.
2. Go to Settings/Mobile Network/Access Point Names/APN which is Jionet. Edit the following setting.
APN Protocol IPv4
APN roaming protocol IPv4
Bearer LTE
JioTV started working.

Yesterday one old man brought his smart phone Panasonic Eluga Switch. He had Jio sim in slot 1 and Airtel sim in slot 2. After Android System update the Ringtone did not work for sim2.
After struggling for two hours I found interrupts setting in Sound in which calls was disabled. After enabling it the ringtone worked for sim2.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Improvement in Internet Speed on Jio Network at Delhi.

Since I have come back to Delhi on 8th Feb 2017 I  find that Internet Speed has greatly improved at my home. Earlier I could watch videos only during morning upto 7 AM now I could watch them anytime.

One more  good news is the Android version on my Cooldpad Mega 2.5D is upgraded and now the 4GVoLTE phone calls are working fine from Dialer.

The present Data Limit on Jio is  1 GB/day and due to this competition Airtel Broadband has revised the Monthly Data Limit to 30 GB and speed to 16 Mbps at the minimum tariff of Rs 899/month with unlimited free local and STD calls.

Jio has announced that it will charge Rs 303/month for 1 GB/day Data under Prime Subscription from 1st Apr 2017. This is almost 1/3 of what I am paying to Airtel.

Let me see whether Airtel Broadband further reduces Tariff.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Problems with voice calls on Jio 4GVoLTE.

I was using Coolpad Mega 2.5D since Oct 2016 on Jio 4G network. Voice calls used to work through Jio4GVoice app. Since the update dated 27th Jan 2017 of Jio4GVoice app is asking me to use the phone dialer since this is VoLTE phone but it is very difficult to use the phone dialer for making voice calls. It does not connect unless I disable and re-enable the enhanced 4G LTE mode in network settings.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Cashless Transactions since Nov 8 2016

I was already using paytm since Feb 2015 for Mobile Recharge then in Oct 2015 I did online shopping on it. In Jan 2016 I paid first electricity bill on it. During the year 2016 I used freecharge or paytm for payment of electricity bill. Then Mother Dairy introduced paytm on milk booths and I was first customer using paytm on nearby Mother Dairy Booth. I had also used Debit and Credit cards for online transactions and shopping for many years.
In short I was fully ready for cashless transactions when old currency was banned on Nov 8 2016. I happily used paytm or credit card wherever acceptable.
I grabbed UPI ID userid@icici when it was offered by ICICI Bank and ready for UPI Transactions.
I downloaded BHIM android app and got mobileno@upi ID also.
This worked very well for ICICI Bank.
My other Bank Account is in BOB but I was not using Mobile Banking on it since the registered mobile no was on ordinary mobile phone.
I tried *99# service on this phone by got Transaction declined message. I called their 1800223344 no and after waiting for long I could talk to customer care person and he told me to activate mobile banking through their ATM. I did it through Net Banking and got m-pin. After 4 hours I could use *99# system on ordinary mobile phone and could transfer money through it to my ICICI Bank.
I am now looking forward to use BHIM app on my smart phone and *99# on ordinary phone for online and offline shopping instead of paytm.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How to unzip the password protected zip archive.

Today I received TDS Certificate pdf file from IDFC Bank which was inside password protected zip folder.

I could not extract the file on Ubuntu 16.04 and also on Windows 10.

Then I tried unzip command and got the following error:
unsupported compression method 99
After googling the error I learnt that I required latest version of p7zip-full(version 16.02) whereas the available version on Ubuntu 16.04 is 9.20.

I installed the latest version as follows:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
If you use Windows you can get latest p7zip from this link.