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Installing Debian/Jessie on ThinkPad T460s

This is a Debian/Jessie installation instruction on ThinkPad T460s (product ID: 20F9CTO1WW). First, update BIOS on Windows if necessary, since that kind of task is unfortunately typically much easier on it. Also make sure to create a recovery media for … Continue reading

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Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 on Debian/Jessie

I’ve started using a trackball instead of mouse, as my desktop space is pretty limited to fit even a tiny mouse pad. I have been a fan of Logitech mouse with that super-fast scroll wheel. Through I knew Logitech M570 … Continue reading

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Netgear ReadyNAS and Linux

I am now using the NetGear ReadyNAS RN31200 mostly for backup purposes. I have not configured RAID, and for a while I just plan to use this as a replacement for USB hard drives, which means I simply want to … Continue reading

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Creating a Debian Bootable USB Stick with Non-Free Firmware

Debian installation on new hardware can be a hassle when it depends on non-free firmware support. A typical workaround is to use a Debian install image which includes non-free drivers, which is available here: Unofficial non-free images including firmware packages. … Continue reading

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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 reasons for using ThinkPad is that iconic 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 … 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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