Monday, November 16, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 dell wireless / Wifi problem

When I installed Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala in my Dell laptop, the wireless did not get detected. I searched through the web and found a solution. I did the following things to make wireless in my dell to work.

  • Insert Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala cd into your CD ROM
  • Goto System->Administration->Software Sources
  • Make sure that CD ROM Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala is checked
  • Next goto System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager and type "bcmwl" in the search box
  • Choose install bcwml-kernel-source and then click apply
  • After installation reboot and you are done. Your wireless will be working.
For more information visit Ubuntu 9.10 wireless problem

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Venezuela, Russia drill first gas well

Venezuela and Russia Friday began drilling the first gas well in the Gulf of Venezuela, an area abound with natural gas resources. Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA and Russian Gazprom jointly launched the project called Rafael Urdaneta near the state of Falcon, on the west coast of Venezuela.Chavez proposed that Russia should build a gas pipeline of 50 km for the people and industries in Paraguana in Falcon, northwest from the gas field.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

General Motors out of cash???

Auto industry is facing a huge quarterly loss that was much worse than expected and General Motors warned it is in danger of running out of cash in the coming months.The nation's largest automaker reported that it lost $4.2 billion. Shares of GM fell 9% Friday to $4.36, a nearly 60-year low.Bankruptcy for GM is a very real risk.Meanwhile Ford has said that it has lost 2.7 Billion dollars.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported a 77% drop in third-quarter earnings hurt by declining insurance profits and a $1.05 billion investment loss.Berkshire began the year with an unrealized $1.67 billion loss on its futures, options and other derivative contracts. Berkshire and Buffett have made several deals over the past two months including a $5 billion infusion in Goldman Sachs and a $3 billion stake in General Electric.Those deals aren't reflected in this quarter's results.