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Installing Debian Wheezy on Lenovo T420

Some loser stole my T410s, so I was needing a quick replacement. With T430s on its way (ordered a month ago since I needed a backup anyways) but with the shipment being delayed for so long with hardware issues, I … Continue reading

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Power Management on Lenovo T420 with Debian Wheezy

NOTE: This is an older method. I have moved on to using TLP and the amount of powersaving is quite amazing (yes, 6 – 7 W is possible!!). I will eventually try to update this post, but for now the … Continue reading

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Installing Firefox on Debian Wheezy

I don’t like to get stuck with a very old version of browser, so I install a Firefox binary provided by Mozilla, not the one by Debian. Make sure to download a 64-bit version (as I use amd64) from here. … Continue reading

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Installing Skype on Debian Wheezy

Go to Skype web site and download an appropriate version (Debian 6.0 64-bit for me) of the deb file. Then simply works.

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Using Japanese on Debian Wheezy

The goal is to make the system capable for Japanese input, while letting the base system remain English. For the Japanese input method, I had been using Anthy, but I will be using mozc, which is now better supported and … Continue reading

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NX Client on Debian Wheezy

My preferred NX client is NoMachine. Simply download the AMD64 version of deb package and do: On KDE, the short cuts will be under Applications -> Internet. The installation is under /usr/NX.

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Enabling ThinkPad TrackPoint Scrolling on Debian

One of the major reason for using ThinkPad is that red TrackPoint thing, which allows the control of cursor without leaving the keyboard. However, when I install Linux on a new ThinkPad, scrolling often does not work out of the … Continue reading

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Installing Dropbox on Debian Wheezy

Go to the Dropbox download website and download the .deb package, here dropbox_1.4.0_amd64.deb. Then The program will be listed under the menu Applications -> Internet. On the first launch it will download the daemon and I will need to go … Continue reading

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Browsing command history on Bash

This is useful for finding a command that was executed a while ago but still in the history: where search_term is the term to search for within my history, and history_number is the number which identifies that command in the … Continue reading

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Some control+key commands on Linux shell

There are a couple I keep forgetting to remember: ctrl-s freezes the screen and stops any display on the screen from continuing (equivalent to a no-scroll key) (sometimes takes a moment to work) ctrl-q un-freezes the screen and lets screen … Continue reading

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