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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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f.lux for Linux

I am fond of using f.lux to help myself get ready for sleep earlier, which I always end up failing. Anyways to install xflux, I use KDE and want xflux started automatically on boot. I can do this by System … 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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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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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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Using Japanese on Debian Wheezy

The goal is to make the system capable for Japanese input, while letting the base system remain English. For the Japanese input method, I had been using Anthy, but I will be using mozc, which is now better supported and … Continue reading

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NX Client on Debian Wheezy

My preferred NX client is NoMachine. Simply download the AMD64 version of deb package and do: On KDE, the short cuts will be under Applications -> Internet. The installation is under /usr/NX.

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Installing Dropbox on Debian Wheezy

Go to the Dropbox download website and download the .deb package, here dropbox_1.4.0_amd64.deb. Then The program will be listed under the menu Applications -> Internet. On the first launch it will download the daemon and I will need to go … Continue reading

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Installing Ubuntu (12.04 LTS 64-bit) from an ISO Image on Hard Drive

Sometimes it’s useful to be able to install Linux off an ISO image on hard drive for whatever reason. My Dell XPS 630i has had some issues when I was installing Debian off an install CD/USB, likely related to how … Continue reading

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