Author Archives: Taro

Creating Debian Wheezy Installation USB Stick

The simplest way to create a bootable USB stick for Debian installation is to use command dd to copy an ISO image to an empty USB stick. First, connect an empty USB stick to a working Linux box, and see … Continue reading

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f.lux for Linux

I am fond of using f.lux to help myself get ready for sleep earlier, which I always end up failing. Anyways to install xflux, I use KDE and want xflux started automatically on boot. I can do this by System … Continue reading

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Setting up MySQL Database from .sql Dump on DotCloud

Here I assume that MySQL service is running as db for my application named myapp. If I don’t remember, the password can be obtained as follows: If I have a MySQL dump file named somedb.sql, do This is it. It … Continue reading

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Customizing & Installing Linux Kernel on Debian Wheezy

Here is a quickie for customizing and install Linux kernel 3.5.x on Wheezy. Add yourself (with account username) to sudoer group: You need to logout and login for this change to take effect. You also need to be able to … Continue reading

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Power Management on Lenovo T430s with Debian Wheezy

Since tp_smapi does not work properly on T430s, I am using TLP this time. I still want some traditional tools but not others: To install, follow the instruction. In short, first update the APT source list by adding the following … Continue reading

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LaTeX on Debian Wheezy

Install basic packages for LaTeX: Use pdflatex to compile TeX documents. dvipng may be needed to render LaTeX on Matplotlib:

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Installing NixNote on Debian Wheezy

After downloading the .deb for 64-bit Wheezy, do:

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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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