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Using Japanese on Debian Jessie

The goal here is to make the English-based system capable of Japanese input, not to make the whole environment based on Japanese. First, set up locales: In addition to the English locale (en_US.UTF-8), include Japanese locales (ja_JP.EUC-JP and ja_JP.UTF-8). However, … Continue reading

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Installing Debian/Jessie on ThinkPad T460s

This is a Debian/Jessie installation instruction on ThinkPad T460s (product ID: 20F9CTO1WW). First, update BIOS on Windows if necessary, since that kind of task is unfortunately typically much easier on it. Also make sure to create a recovery media for … Continue reading

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Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 on Debian/Jessie

I’ve started using a trackball instead of mouse, as my desktop space is pretty limited to fit even a tiny mouse pad. I have been a fan of Logitech mouse with that super-fast scroll wheel. Through I knew Logitech M570 … Continue reading

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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 Bootable USB Stick with Non-Free Firmware

Debian installation on new hardware can be a hassle when it depends on non-free firmware support. A typical workaround is to use a Debian install image which includes non-free drivers, which is available here: Unofficial non-free images including firmware packages. … 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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