Author Archives: Taro

Netgear ReadyNAS and Linux

I am now using the NetGear ReadyNAS RN31200 mostly for backup purposes. I have not configured RAID, and for a while I just plan to use this as a replacement for USB hard drives, which means I simply want to … Continue reading

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Numba on Debian/Jessie

If the use of numba complains of llvmlite not being installed, you may need additional packages:

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Using DNS Servers in Debian/Jessie

Say you want to use DNS servers 1.2.3.4 and 1.2.3.5. In /etc/resolve.conf, have the following line: and make sure there are no dns-nameservers lines in /etc/network/interfaces. In /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf, have the following line: Restart the networking service: Check if the DNS … Continue reading

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Creating a Debian netinst Bootable USB Stick with Non-Free Firmware

Debian installation can be a hassle when new hardware with non-free firmware support is necessary. A typical workaround is to use a Debian install image which includes non-free drivers. Typically, such an ISO CD image is located under here. Choose … Continue reading

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Install Google Chrome on Debian Jessie

Download a DEB file for the version of Chrome you want from here. Then

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Installing HipChat on Debian Jessie

I simply download HipChat from the official repository and follow the installation instruction there, but when I launch the application, I get the following error: The program gets stuck there until it is killed. It is not elegant, but HipChat … Continue reading

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Installing Hadoop-LZO on Debian Jessie

JDK 1.6 or later is need to be already installed for this to work. Install a few packages: To see where the LZO library is installed, get a list of files installed: In my box, the include and library paths … Continue reading

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Installing Adobe Reader on Debian/Jessie

Once in a while you need to deal with fancier PDF files which may allow you to type in using forms, but Linux applications like Okular might not be fully capable of handling Adobe’s proprietary features. In such an unfortunate … Continue reading

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Using Tor on Debian Jessie

Install the package and start the service: Check to see if Tor is running: You should see an entry for Tor. To simply use this, manually specify SOCKS proxy configuration with localhost:9050. Visit a site like showip.net to check what … Continue reading

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Using NTP Server to Synchronize Time on Debian Jessie

For just one time synchronization, it is easy: The server to use can be specified from the list given here.

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