Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) – delivery free

Yep, that’s right. ShipIt.ubuntu‘ll deliver a live cd+bootable disk for free at your doorstep of Ubuntu’s latest version.

I found the older versions pretty unfriendly to work with – setting up even a bsnl connection was such a big hassle. However, let’s keep fingers crossed when the CDs arrive about six weeks from now (yeah, that’s the delivery time). The OS comes with loads of free functionalities built in and that’s always a boon.

For a quick how-to I’d recommend this.

The major problem for Indian users of Ubuntu is setting up a Net connection on Ubuntu. Here‘s a solution to all those problems.

Setting up an Ethernet ADSL connection for BSNL users:

  1. Connect your ethernet wire to the port at the back of your computer.
  2. In the terminal type in sudo pppoeconf
  3. It should detect your modem.
  4. Keep on pressing enter. Fill in your user name and password when indicated.
  5. It should be easy to stick on to defaults.
  6. You should be prompted back to your terminal when it would say pppoe loaded. That’s the end of terminal.

Now go to System>Administration>Networking. Click on it. You would be asked for your password to carry out the administrative job as root. You should be prompted to enter the following details:

  1. Activate the Wired connection.
  2. Highlight the wired connection and click on properties.
  3. Check the box “enable the connection”
  4. Configuration as Static IP.
  5. IP Address :
  6. Subnet mask fills on it’s own as
  7. Gateway address :

About Aruni RC

Engineering student, IT.Programming and fantasy, sci-fi enthusiast.

Posted on March 22, 2008, in linux, ubuntu. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. ahem…I’m not sure if pppoeconf comes installed by default.

  2. Haven’t tried it out yet Basu, so I wouldn’t know. However, let’s hope that the new version contains it. Else…well I’ll be in a soup, what else?

  3. wowie! i’m sure this greek means a lot 😀

    however, i’m fortunate enough to employ lovable workers to do it for me, so that all these pppppppppppppppppppppppppp don’t need to interrupt my internet.

    i guess this is a good blog, however, i REALLY wouldn’t know.

  4. i somehow didn’t need the comment to inform me of ur technological shortcomings

  5. no no…you should be delighted at the fact that non-interested tech-retarded dolts visit ur blog too!
    bravo bravo!

  6. @shrutarshi: I am sure that if it is Linux, PPOEconf comes installed in it by default. {And, also you can just use at as sudo}

  7. This is the most peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep post I,ve ever seen in my life!

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