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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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This is all I needed to use this: Love Debian.

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SciPy Weave Bug in Debian Squeeze

I was trying to remove a bottleneck by converting a portion of Python code into C++ via scipy.weave.inline, and encountered a bug. Here is my code: And this is what I get: Fortunately there is a fix: The fix for … Continue reading

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Using NTP Server to Synchronize Time on Debian Squeeze

I want the time of my computer to get synchronized with a reliable time server. To do this, install ntp: After restarting the NTP server (the second line above) the system time should be synchronized within a couple minutes. On … Continue reading

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Installing Firefox 4 Beta 9 on Debian Squeeze

I find the easiest way is to download a precompiled binary from this nightly build repository. For beta 9 on AMD64: That’s it. For some post install configurations (such as incompatible add-ons), see a previous post.

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Mounting an ext4 Partition over NFS on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

The title says it all.  I want to use a USB drive formatted with ext4 on Snow Leopard.  I mostly use the drive with Linux but sometimes I wish to mount it on my iMac at work to transfer a … Continue reading

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Power Management on Lenovo T410s

T410s’s battery life is very short, providing only 2 – 3 hours without a ultrabay module battery. I wish to continually improve the battery life, ideally getting around 5 hours in the end with the main and the ultrabay module … Continue reading

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Automounting a USB Hard Drive in Debian Squeeze

I want to automatically mount a USB hard disk drive at a fixed mount point every time it gets plugged in.  I also want to automatically unmount the device from the system when it’s unplugged. With udev, this is easy. … Continue reading

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PS3 Media Server on Debian Squeeze

My music collection consists of Ogg Vorbis files.  Rather than re-encoding them again for PlayStation 3, I decided to serve music files via a media server.  Fortunately this is very easy to do. Installation Mostly following this note: $ sudo … Continue reading

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Installing Debian Squeeze from Hard Disk

Unfortunately the Debian installer does not work on my Dell desktop box.  I still wanted to do a fresh install of Squeeze, and the only sensible option for me was to install off hard disk.  I have been having the … Continue reading

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