[How to] Adjust brightness in Toshiba Satellite laptops in Ubuntu

Adjusting brightness in nVidia Settings in Ubuntu, Toshiba Satellite Laptops; Default status

One of the main discouraging things for me to use Ubuntu, the great Linux-based OS, in my Toshiba Satellite laptop was the inability to adjust brightness (discouraged to go Ubuntu, read this.) It has been pain in ass for over months, no matter how much I try to be Ubuntu centric, the brightness of the Satellite L740 kicked me away. The reason behind being I prefer to work in less lights, almost everything black if NOT green. Finally, I got a solution, how to adjust brightness in Toshiba laptops hence the article.

Adjusting brightness in nVidia Settings in Ubuntu, Toshiba Satellite Laptops; Default status
Adjusting brightness in nVidia Settings in Ubuntu, Toshiba Satellite Laptops; Default status

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[How to] Soft reset, factory reset, upgrade firmware & install Android in Samsung Monte

Samsung Monte s5620 Reset Code and Software version

No wonder Samsung Monte aka Samsung s5620 is still a brilliant 3G cum Wi-Fi enabled smart phone, one of the best in 3G. This is also the 3G phone having the longest stand by and talk time duration phone of its time (jut a year ago by now.)

You’ve been warned! All your data including contacts, messages etc. may be lost during an of these operations! Copy all your necessary data/Contacts/Messages etc. to SIM or make backup on your PC before full reset!

How to Soft Reset Samsung Monte s5620?

Soft Reset is NOT a factory reset or a hard reset. This just clears your mobile phone’s settings to default one.

To reset your Samsung Monte, tap on the Menu button>Settings
Scroll down to the “Reset settings” option
Choose the items you want to reset:

Phone profiles
Display and Light
Phone Settings
Or select all the 3 items

Your mobile phone will reboot automatically. On some cases, you will be prompted to enter a password. Based on your Operator it can be:    00000 or 1234 or Refer to the Manual.

Note that, all your data on the memory card will be erased during this operation, so better backup your contacts, photos …etc on PC!!

How to Hard Reset or Factory Reset Samsung Monte s5620?

To force factory reset Samsung Monte smart phone, you got to release Samsung mobile factory restore code for specific mobile phone, here Samsung Monte itself.

First reset by dialing *#*#7780#*#* on your phone. Confirm reset. Then dial *2767*3855# Your phone is as good and as fresh and new; but wait…

In my case:
dialing *#*#77… required a SIM card to be inserted in to the mobile set, which I didn’t like. So I dialed *2767*… then it asked me for the master password of the hand set… then it showed admin menu/screen then rebooted after a minute or so.

Problem with above process: go this way then. In order to hard reset (aka factory reset or full reset) your Samsung Monte s5620, enter *2767*3855#

You will be displayed this message upon successful entry of the factory reset code:

Just wait a moment! Phone is being full reset, then phone will be restarted automatically.

How to check SIM LOCK in Samsung Smart Phone?

Samsung Monte s5620 all Unlock Codes

Check your SIM LOCK (not equal to the network lock), you enter the main screen: *#7465625# (need to scroll down the pop-up menu to see the following 11 different kinds of lock in your Samsung phone)
1. Network lock
2. Subset lock
3. SP lock
4. CP lock
5. SIM lock
6. Activa lock
7. Auto Network lock
8. Auto subset lock
9. Auto SP lock
10. Auto CP lock
11. Auto SIM lock

How to upgrade firmware for Samsung Monte s5620?

First you have to check which firmware you have
with your Samsung phone. To do that type *#1234# in your phone..It will give you your current
<SW VER> XXII4 … in my case: S5620DDJE1
<CSE VER> XXII4 … IN MY CASE S5620ODDJF1

Understanding the meaning of firmware code:
Based on http://samsung-s5620.blogspot.com/p/firmware-code.html article:
<SW VER>
S5620DDJE1
S5620 : Model of the set
DD: India – Land Code/Location
J: 2010 – Year Code
E: May – Month Code
1: Firmware revision number

Read the details about upgrade firmware of Samsung Monte s5620 from above website, and take precaution before doing anything. I did not even try to upgrade the firmware, because we can check whether a Samsung Smart Phone’s firmware can be upgraded from Samsung Kies software with the mobile set connected to it. Sadly, Samsung kies showed I can not upgrade the firmware for Samsung Monte s5620.

How to install Android in Samsung Monte s5620?

I have found there is a possible way to install Android OS into Samsung’s proprietary OS based phones like Monte and Bada OS. But the installation process is not very easy. For Samsung Monte s5620, since the internal memory is not well enough to run after installing Android, I did not installed Android into it.

But many people have successfully installed Android in many Samsung phones including Bada ones. You got to check the performance of those Android installed phones afterwards. Here is a video which shows how to install Android in Samsung Monte s5620.

Samsung Monte s5620 in Android Mod

In this article I tried to cover samsung monte android, samsung monte reset, samsung monte android mod, samsung monte – montedroid mod, samsung monte s5620 android

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[How to] Choose the Best Simulator/Emulator for your Research

Chooing one best simulating software among many options is really a hard part of your research job. While some researchers like to study and find a simulator for their need before they design and model an architecture, others on the hand work out for the simulator or emulator while it is needed in course of study. On this article, we try to figure out some of the possible and realistic approach to find the best matched and available network simulator for your design. Even though we use the term ‘network simulator’ this guide should equally apply for all types of simulators used in academics.

Some Network Simulators Softwares
Some Network Simulators Softwares

Many commercial network simulation tools have excessively feature loaded functions but costs a lot, so maybe we can focus on free and open source network simulation softwares. At the end of this article are some really useful Journal papers to help you determine and study comparison made among some network simulators. Also don’t forget to check out an article on comparison of different network simulation tools.

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Comparing various Network Simulators and Emulators

Some Network Simulators Softwares

A question asked by many: which network simulator should I use for my thesis or research? The answer is with you. You have to explore and find your needs of research work or thesis; dig into the matter; then plan accordingly. If you have not read previously, I suggest you to read an article How to choose the best Network simulator for your research/thesis work?

Some Network Simulators Softwares
Some Network Simulators Softwares

Middleware extensibility and integration modeling of your research findings can be understood only by yourself perspicuously. Hence, you need to compare which network simulator does the best job for you. Network modeling and simulation is possible in all of the following simulators.

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Is your WordPress Visual Editor – Kitchen sink vanishing?

Graham Smith of imjustcreative.com says that VWVES is Vanishing WordPress Visual Editor Syndrome. Is your WordPress visual editor vanishing time and again? I have personally experienced many times the sudden disappearance of visual editor in my this WP blog site. I found no success Googling it and the WP forums as well, so thought of sharing my some experiences on visual editor getting lost in WordPress sites. I’m running WP 3.3 version as of this article. What to do when your visual editor disappears plus how to open the second row of kitchen sink options – let’s explore some talks.

Lost Kitchen sink/Visual Editor in WordPress

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Remove NewFolder.exe virus

Ever since I switched back to 32 bit of Windows 7 from 64 bit Windows Vista, I’ve been experiencing worms and viruses transmitted from removable disks and internet downloads.

It seems like 64 bit OS has stronger security enabled capacity in terms that it is hard for viruses and worms to get the system on their hands, but 32 bit OS seems lame, gets infected easily.

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Windows 7 discovered with hundreds of errors – Who says Windows 7 is the best?

Being an early adapters of Windows Vista (the most power hungry OS from MS), I continued the trend with Windows 7. It was superb OS before few months ago it was still a public release for evaluation. No hangs, no exceptions and no dunked performance that it’s earlier predecessors were accustomed to. Alas, Microsoft has to pay for Win7.Windows 7 Logo

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