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April 28th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Hi all Ubuntu developers, you guys have done a very good job. I have 3 requests for developers.

1.Include a GUI based internet bandwidth meter in Ubuntu. It is one of the most wanted software in Ubuntu. In India we have very limited bandwidth [around 2GBpm]. We have to visit to portal of ISP every time to check bandwidth we consumed. If you guys develop a bandwidth meter which shows daily,weekly,monthly bandwidth it will be very very helpful for us.

2.Another thing Ubuntu lacks is option to watermark in videos. I saw a tutorial to add watermark via ffmpeg command, It is not easy for normal users.

3. In our laptop Ubuntu gives battery backup of around 4 hours whereas Windows gives 5.5 hours of back up. All settings are same,but also Ubuntu consumes more energy. Please try to decrease energy consumption of Ubuntu.

If you guys do this it'll be very helpful for all users.

April 28th, 2011, 02:30 AM
overall: file bugs in launchpad. this forums is not for ubuntu dev requests.

1. what happens when you have a lan? your best bet is write a page scrubber to display the info, because what the ISP says is what they go by.

2. has nothing to do with ubuntu, look at the individual tools, maybe avidemux can do this as well (I am sure it can).

3. according to phoronix.com, this is an issue with current Linux kernels

April 28th, 2011, 02:34 AM
I don't know any kind of programming. Now I am writing bandwidth used everyday in a book. It takes so much time to calculate. I tried Avidemux, it doesn't do that.

Sorry for posting in wrong forum. To whom I have to contact for software development requests?

April 28th, 2011, 02:37 AM
like I said, file launchpad bugs and ideas in brainstorm.ubuntu.com

April 28th, 2011, 02:40 AM
Thanks. This thread can be closed

April 28th, 2011, 02:44 AM
You can add watermarks via gui with kdenlive (it's not hard).


April 28th, 2011, 02:44 AM
Thanks. This thread can be closed
this is not ticket in a support channel :P

we don't close threads, we let them expire slowly :)

April 28th, 2011, 02:47 AM
Thanks for your help.I'll try it after release of Natty.

April 28th, 2011, 03:33 AM
There are many download meters available.

One of my favourites is a firefox extension: http://netusage.iau5.com/

It supports the indian ISP Reliance.. but why not contact the author if you have a different ISP?

April 28th, 2011, 04:03 AM
There are many download meters available.

One of my favourites is a firefox extension: http://netusage.iau5.com/

It supports the indian ISP Reliance.. but why not contact the author if you have a different ISP?

I am looking for something like Shaplus Bandwidth meter. My ISP is govt owned BSNL.

April 28th, 2011, 04:09 AM
A bandwidth meter would be more useful to put in a router than in Ubuntu; that way you could measure the usage of an entire household than just the computer running Ubuntu.

DD-WRT can do this;
If you reflashed your router with DD-WRT you could thus monitor your bandwidth usage.

Good luck!

April 28th, 2011, 04:12 AM
Router not supported.

April 28th, 2011, 04:27 AM
What model router?

Also, what about Tomato?

April 28th, 2011, 04:33 AM
Utstarcom ut300r2u

April 28th, 2011, 04:57 AM
From what I can gather, that's not a router, but a modem. If there's only one computer in the household and it connects to the internet through that modem, there's less advantage in trying to set up different firmware on the network appliance just to add bandwidth monitoring, so my suggestion wouldn't be of much use.

For what it's worth,

April 28th, 2011, 05:00 AM
Yes it is a crap modem I got for free with Broadband connection. I need Graphical user interface based meter,not command line based.

April 28th, 2011, 05:37 AM
Even better than both: conky. You can set it up so that it displays the bandwidth usage info on your desktop.

April 28th, 2011, 12:21 PM
BSNL ... from what I heard, they are terrible. :(

April 28th, 2011, 01:31 PM
Yes!. What to do? we people at rural areas have no other options.Urban people has a lot of options. Private operators offer awesome service. If we complain to higher officers service will be good.BSNL is the cheapest operator in India[Mobile&Broadband].

April 29th, 2011, 07:59 AM
BSNL has 2 broadband networks called P2 and P3.
I am using BSNL broadband P3.To check usage I go to http://data.bsnl.in/wps/portal enter poratal id and password as given by BSNL and proceed.If you are in P3 try this IP or
Enter userid and password then proceed.I think this is easy.
To get session usage I use gnome-netstatus applet (install via synaptic and create a launcher on panel ie rightclick panel-add to panel-network monitor-add)
Have you already tried these?If you have any doubt regarding BSNL broadband please ask.

April 29th, 2011, 08:12 AM
As far i see, you can go to system monitor to check download and upload happening at end of session, works great, i have not checked about integrating system monitor data with program. I think it can be done by script which keeps logs daily.