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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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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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Installing Kindle for PC on Debian Squeeze

I sometimes want to run Kindle for PC on Wine.  Amazon is so lame that they don’t even bother making a native Linux version of this software! Here is the procedure.  Move to a temporary directory and do: $ sudo … Continue reading

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Installing Debian Squeeze (AMD64) on Lenovo T410s

So far the only thing that I do not like about T410s is its short battery life.  I can only get 2 – 3 hours out of “standard” usage.  Hopefully this will improve as I tweak things more. To Begin … Continue reading

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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I don’t really need to tweak much for the MS keyboard to work with Snow Leopard, as it will be detected and configured automatically.  However, I’m not used to the Mac keyboard bindings, though I can live with it as … Continue reading

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Installing Debian Squeeze on Dell XPS 630i

First, a Big Problem I wanted to do a fresh install using an install CD or USB stick for Squeeze (still as testing), but unfortunately these install media have never worked for me on this desktop machine.  For some reason … Continue reading

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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 on Mac OS X Leopard

I just wish the keyboard to work fairly close to iMac keyboard.  Windows (labeled Start) and Alt keys are “flipped,” which is annoying.  Following this article, I set up the keyboard.  Basically Apple -> System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse … Continue reading

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