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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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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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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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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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Installing Ubuntu (12.04 LTS 64-bit) from an ISO Image on Hard Drive

Sometimes it’s useful to be able to install Linux off an ISO image on hard drive for whatever reason. My Dell XPS 630i has had some issues when I was installing Debian off an install CD/USB, likely related to how … Continue reading

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Repeating Failed Linux Command on Bash

I was in need of backing up a lot of data in a hurry.  I used rsync between the file server and a locally mounted USB drive, but for some reason the command kept failing.  It had something to do … Continue reading

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Installing Firefox 9 on Debian Squeeze

The questionable move by Firefox to the rapid release schedule has me disappointed.  A little bugs here and there, incompatible add-ons, and so on.  Seriously, the major, if not the most important advantage of Firefox is all these add-ons we … Continue reading

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Installing kcorrect (v4_2) for IDL Locally on Linux

I usually stay away from IDL but wanted to test the new version of kcorrect which usually runs on IDL.  Fortunately a Linux box in the department has IDL installed, so I decided to test it there, installing kcorrect locally.  … Continue reading

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