Tag Archives: Debian/Wheezy

Building a Custom Debian/Wheezy Box

Even though I’ve been using computers for so long (my first was NEC PC-8801 back in 1988), I have never actually build a custom desktop myself. I am in need of a powerful Linux machine and wanted to have one … Continue reading

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Creating Debian Wheezy Installation USB Stick

The simplest way to create a bootable USB stick for Debian installation is to use command dd to copy an ISO image to an empty USB stick. First, connect an empty USB stick to a working Linux box, and see … Continue reading

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Customizing & Installing Linux Kernel on Debian Wheezy

Here is a quickie for customizing and install Linux kernel 3.5.x on Wheezy. Add yourself (with account username) to sudoer group: You need to logout and login for this change to take effect. You also need to be able to … Continue reading

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Power Management on Lenovo T430s with Debian Wheezy

Since tp_smapi does not work properly on T430s, I am using TLP this time. I still want some traditional tools but not others: To install, follow the instruction. In short, first update the APT source list by adding the following … Continue reading

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LaTeX on Debian Wheezy

Install basic packages for LaTeX: Use pdflatex to compile TeX documents. dvipng may be needed to render LaTeX on Matplotlib:

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Installing NixNote on Debian Wheezy

After downloading the .deb for 64-bit Wheezy, do:

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Installing Debian Wheezy on Lenovo T420

Some loser stole my T410s, so I was needing a quick replacement. With T430s on its way (ordered a month ago since I needed a backup anyways) but with the shipment being delayed for so long with hardware issues, I … Continue reading

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Power Management on Lenovo T420 with Debian Wheezy

NOTE: This is an older method. I have moved on to using TLP and the amount of powersaving is quite amazing (yes, 6 – 7 W is possible!!). I will eventually try to update this post, but for now the … Continue reading

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Installing Firefox on Debian Wheezy

I don’t like to get stuck with a very old version of browser, so I install a Firefox binary provided by Mozilla, not the one by Debian. Make sure to download a 64-bit version (as I use amd64) from here. … Continue reading

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Installing Skype on Debian Wheezy

Go to Skype web site and download an appropriate version (Debian 6.0 64-bit for me) of the deb file. Then simply works.

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