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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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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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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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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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Enabling ThinkPad TrackPoint Scrolling on Debian

One of the major reason for using ThinkPad is that red TrackPoint thing, which allows the control of cursor without leaving the keyboard. However, when I install Linux on a new ThinkPad, scrolling often does not work out of the … Continue reading

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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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Browsing command history on Bash

This is useful for finding a command that was executed a while ago but still in the history: where search_term is the term to search for within my history, and history_number is the number which identifies that command in the … Continue reading

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Some control+key commands on Linux shell

There are a couple I keep forgetting to remember: ctrl-s freezes the screen and stops any display on the screen from continuing (equivalent to a no-scroll key) (sometimes takes a moment to work) ctrl-q un-freezes the screen and lets screen … 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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Using Linux Shell Command within Python

If you just want to do some simple task, this would do:

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