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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 Firefox 9 on Debian Squeeze

The questionable move by Firefox to the rapid release schedule has me disappointed.  A little bugs here and there, incompatible add-ons, and so on.  Seriously, the major, if not the most important advantage of Firefox is all these add-ons we … Continue reading

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Installing kcorrect (v4_2) for IDL Locally on Linux

I usually stay away from IDL but wanted to test the new version of kcorrect which usually runs on IDL.  Fortunately a Linux box in the department has IDL installed, so I decided to test it there, installing kcorrect locally.  … Continue reading

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This is all I needed to use this: Love Debian.

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SciPy Weave Bug in Debian Squeeze

I was trying to remove a bottleneck by converting a portion of Python code into C++ via scipy.weave.inline, and encountered a bug. Here is my code: And this is what I get: Fortunately there is a fix: The fix for … Continue reading

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Installing Firefox 4 Beta 9 on Debian Squeeze

I find the easiest way is to download a precompiled binary from this nightly build repository. For beta 9 on AMD64: That’s it. For some post install configurations (such as incompatible add-ons), see a previous post.

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PS3 Media Server on Debian Squeeze

My music collection consists of Ogg Vorbis files.  Rather than re-encoding them again for PlayStation 3, I decided to serve music files via a media server.  Fortunately this is very easy to do. Installation Mostly following this note: $ sudo … 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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Installing JWM on Debian Squeeze

To really save battery consumption when needed, I decided to install JWM on my laptop. As usual, I did $ sudo aptitude install jwm and just selected jwm at the KDM login menu. However, every time I tried to launch … Continue reading

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SExtractor on Debian Squeeze (AMD64)

Installing from Debian Repository $ sudo aptitude install sextractor This version is rather old (v2.4.4) though. Installing from Source I need FFTW and ATLAS installed already, and assume that FFTW was installed at /usr/local/fftw, and ATLAS at /usr/local/atlas following the … Continue reading

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