Friday, August 20, 2010

How to install Witopia OpenVPN on a Linux computer

I got these instructions from Witopia’s customer support after trying to install it myself for what seemed like an eternity. Good luck!


Here are instructions on how to install in Gnome (tested on Ubunutu 9.04)

All you need to install is network-manager-openvpn.

1. install network-manager-openvpn (sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn -y)

2. reboot the machine (yes you could reboot the eth interface, but just easier)

3. copy the unpacked vpn files (ca.crt, (name).crt, (name).key and opevpn.conf to a folder (Documents/openvpn for example).

4. create a new VPN connection (do not import) choosing openvpn

5. input the default value from your folder you created above. Using vpn.(insert location) as the gateway - (locations =

6. ignore the password field at the bottom

7. Click advanced on the main screen

8. click ONLY the LZO compression option

9. click on the IPv4 tab, and then routes

10. choose to ignore routes created and click ok

11. click ok to accept the new settings, and close on the network manager

That’s it! Now click on the icon for the network, and use the drop down to choose the name of the vpn. You should see a gold ring go around a couple times, and then a lock appear.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blackberry Storm USB Mass Storage Mode doesn’t work on Windows

So I have a Blackberry Storm that was having problems with it’s Mass Storage Mode. All the settings were showing that it should work, but for some reason, it was not. When I’d connect it to the computer, the phone wouldn’t show up in the “Computer” section, and autoplay wouldn’t pop up either. After quite a long time of searching, I found a forum which discussed and (with the help of Sri420 over at the Support Forums at, I found a fix.


Click this link right here and follow the instructions!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bamboo Pen stops responding with Windows 7

Every once in a while, for whatever reason, my Bamboo Pen stops responding. I happen to use Windows 7, and I’m not exactly sure why this happens. What I DO know is how to fix it.

Open up your “Bamboo Preference File Utility” ("C:\Program Files\Tablet\Pen\PrefUtil.exe")

Once that opens, under “All User Preferences”, click “Remove”.

This will reset all your settings, but your Bamboo Pen should start right back up!

Good Luck!