Tag Archives: Debian/Squeeze

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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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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USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter on Debian Squeeze

My Lenovo T410s has a rather small 80 GB SSD, and with the amount of data that I need to deal with these days, something like mounting network drive isn’t fast enough for me.  So I decided to try USB … Continue reading

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