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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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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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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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Installing PostgreSQL on Debian Jessie

where yourusername is the username of your account. Note that with the -s switch the user will be created as a superuser. For assigning a more restricted role, see the official documentation. Go back to your normal user account, and … Continue reading

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