Helped to migrate a person to Fedora

On last Saturday, 11th July me and my friend, Ratnadeep went to install Fedora 10 in a system. Earlier the person was not accustomed with Fedora. And she was suffering from virus and anti-virus problem which made the system very slow. In my friend Ratnadeep’s hard-disk, he has all the repo of Fedora 10. So she was really interested to install and get everything working. According to our schedule time, we went there at around 1:00 pm. And we did all those stuffs and it took almost 4 hours to complete. Lastly one problem left-the DVD &CD issue. DVD could not be played in the system. But madam was busy at that time, and told us to come again on another day, and to see this issue. And then we both came back at around 6:00 pm. The all steps and everything done there is being documented. The link will be given shortly.

Published in: on July 14, 2009 at 4:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Summer Project: Subtitle Downloader

This Summer Training of DGPLUG brought to us the opportunity to do a hands-on project. I have chosen the project Subtitle Downloader. Now, let’s come into what the project is all about.

Subtitle downloader is a software which downloads the subtitle for a particular movie. You will get details at

What I, along with my friend, Kishan Goyal, my project partner, am  trying to do is to download lyrics for any songs, save it. And in the next time while playing the same song again it will automatically show the same downloaded lyrics again. No need of downloading again the same thing.

What I just thought is that it will automatically search the lyrics for a particular song according to the name of the song followed by it’s artist’s name i.e: Bailamos by Enrique.

But I can’t make out

a)how to set up link with lyrics downloadable site like lyricsdownloa.

b)How to download the lyrics from the particular site and show it.

c)Again if I would think about the scrolling lyrics then another task will be to maintain the perfect delay, while playing the song.

How to do this all. Just need your help. 🙂 If anybody knows anything of it, please help us.

Published in: on July 4, 2009 at 7:37 am  Leave a Comment  

exam finished

After a huge tension, semester exam finished on 16th. Overall it was good. But though exam has been finished , a lot of works are pending now.

So now first I am trying to finish the left translation work in #sahana and #josm. And also doing with the bengali translation in Songbird. And side by side I have started going trough the python.

অাজ থেকেই অনুবাদের কাজ শুরু।

It seems that truly exam has been finished …but the main exam has yet too be started 😡

Published in: on June 22, 2009 at 1:19 pm  Leave a Comment  


Fedora Activity Day , conducted by DGPLUG held on DR. B C Roy Engineering College on 14th and 15th May. As planning all the we the members of DGPLUG , me ie: Meejanur Rahaman, Ratnadeep Debnath , Kishan Goyal, Subhadeep Biswas, Arindam, Harsh Verma and Rangeen Basu Roy Choudhry(sherry151) co-ordinated the program.

@Day 1:

We all reached at college in the morning, and it took almost 1/2 an hour to set up projectors etc.And the the program started  at 11:30 with around 27 students from mainly the 2nd year and some 1st , 3rd, 4th year students. The program started with Arindam giving the introduction to Fedora which continued with Kishan’s “Myths about Linux busted with Fedora”. It was followed with Life with Fedora, and then Amrita, Debashree showed how to draw diagram in inscape vector graphics tool. It was followed up by demo of KDE to the participants by rtnpro, Suny, and Rangeen. It was then time to 2:10, to take a break and we planned to meet at 2:50. in between there was a power cut. We all came within 2:50 , but we had to shut down all the computer and we left only the pojecter and laptop. With he Airtel net connection Rangeen show the IRC, through as X-chat was blocked by Airtel. And now it was the time for the attraction of the day, FEL. There were some around 12 ECE students. But for the power cut, projector also stopped working. Then Rangeen showed the application, tools of FEL , which we show to all the students with our own laptops. And the session to be of 1:30 hour, it it was finished for hat day, and we announced about the next day is going to be a more interactive session to be of commands and programming(GCC, Java).

@Day 2:

The 2nd day session started at around 11:30am. There were some new faces and some old faces were absent too due to their internal exams. However the program started with some videos of ksnapshot, ocular etc. Then the main program started with Harsh , the basic shell comands. In between Subhadeep explained the file heirchy system, and file permission etc. hen I ( rtnpro) took on the how to install softwares in Fedora via the YUM package manager and Package-kit.Subhadeep explained what is repository, and showed local-mirror set-up etc.  The next session was of Vi text editor which was explained by Divyanshu. The students was told to do this in thei computers, and we helped them doing so. And it was 2:20 then. So we called for a break.

We all came within 3:00, and a session of GCC was going to start. It took almost 1:30 hour time to elucide the basics of GCC, why we use GCC, C99 std etc. Then Arindam explained how to run program in Anjuta IDE. It was almost 5:00. Then again a power cut. But still Subhadeep explained how to install Java, to run Java in linux, , Open JDK etc. And he also showed them the code done for GSoc. At last we distributed DVDs and stickers to all and it was almost 6:00pm, when we finished all.

Published in: on May 16, 2009 at 11:59 pm  Comments (1)  

Trouble in reading Bengali newspaper

Today I found a problem while reading Bengali newspaper”Ananda Bazar Patrika” from net. The letters appeared to be like this “± ¿ùËàý× &“. I searched for a plug-in which I can use in Fedora . After some trace, I found the solution. I have given here the solution for others need.

Dear friend, first go to this link……. install the ‘padma‘ font version 0.4.13 It will install plugin in firefox, and then ask to restart the browser. When you restart, you will be able to read the bengali font in the news paper. Some letters appeared to be broken, but you can read.

If you get any better solution of these, please inform this.

Published in: on April 12, 2009 at 7:57 am  Leave a Comment  

Visiting Bijra High SChool

It was 16th February when me(Meejanur) and Ratnadip went to take the classes at Bijra High School. That was the first time I took any class at School. As in the previous week the other members of our team already visited there and took classes of V. Already they have taught them the basics about computer means what is keyboard, monitor, mouse etc. They atleast got an clear picture about what computer is. So me and Ratna planned to take classes of class VII and VIII and the practical class of class V. But we reached there a little late bacause of the bad communication system.

However we reached at around 11:30.As the number of students of one class was more than 70 so we had to devide the entire class in two part because of the lack of computer there.  We started the computer and then took the practical classes of  of V-A section. Within this half portion we again devide them in parts of boys and girls.Ratna took the the responsibility of making one group understand and I took one parts. We show them the components of computer as taught in the previous class. Some students grasped it at the moment, some created disturbance for lack of their English knowledge. Some of them even didn’t know yhe meaning of left and right[:)]. Then they were told how to type. They were then asked to write their own names. After this tasked been finished they were shown some basics tools. To make computer as a funny enjoyable thing we planned to show them the thing of their interest. And from them we came to know that they all all enjoys playing in drawing. So we show them “paint”. We show the basics of this tool as they learnt it fast as they were already interested on it. However after we have shown them, we told them to implement this thing by their own. At first some of them were fearing of touching the mouse[:)]. But they learnt to do it and they enjoyed it very much. We also distributed some chocolate among the best performers. After this their break started and they went.

After the break for the lack of time Ratna went to take the class of VIII and I took the V-B section’s practical class. In the class VIII Ratna taught them the basics and some of them knew the basics which was helpful for making them understandable.

Thus the whole day passed. It was 4:00 pm then, which was the end of their classes. So we came out of the school and waited for the bus and at 4:30 bus came and we came back. Really, I have never experienced such thing in my whole life……more to have……

Published in: on February 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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