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java in debian 6

Posted 05-28-2011 at 11:40 AM by sumeet inani

apt-get install default-jre icedtea6-plugin
involves following files
default-jre_1.6-40_i386.deb  default-jre-headless_1.6-40_i386.deb
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Tested in opera 11.11 , iceweasel 3.5.16
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dumping a file in hexadecimal

Posted 05-28-2011 at 05:03 AM by neonsignal

There are several ways to dump a binary as hex values. The following examples generate single byte hex values with no addresses (which can be useful when generating array initialization code).

There is the program od:
od -A n -t x1 file.bin
The '-A n' turns off the addresses, and the '-t x1' sets it to single byte hex formatting.

There is also the program hexdump, which is more flexible in the formatting of the results:
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running mathcad under wine

Posted 05-28-2011 at 04:52 AM by neonsignal
Updated 05-28-2011 at 08:21 PM by neonsignal

Mathcad is a commercial visual mathematics editor that can execute formulae. Because it is what-you-see-is-what-you-get, it makes for a useful documentation tool. I have searched for equivalents in the free software world; Octave is useful for running mathematical models, and TeX can handle the typesetting of complex formulae, but having a visual editor means that working models and their results can be printed out in a human readable form.

The versions of Mathcad run with varying...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Notebook PC

Posted 05-28-2011 at 03:27 AM by spazticclown
Updated 02-23-2015 at 07:49 PM by spazticclown

Today I received my new Lenovo Thinkpad T420, I will be installing Fedora 15 tomorrow and I will post everything that I find on how everything works and any recommendations. I may also be testing with other distributions (possibly Ubuntu and open SUSE). Any requests?


Laptop arrived and testing as much as I can.
First off it loads Fedora 15 x64 easily. Optimus Graphics do not auto switch and had trouble getting the drivers to take. Looks like nVidia...
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revamp your bash

Posted 05-27-2011 at 08:33 PM by sumeet inani
Updated 05-27-2011 at 08:45 PM by sumeet inani

I did following changes
in ~/.bashrc
export  HISTTIMEFORMAT="%h/%d-%H:%M:%S "
export PS1="\[\e]2;\u\a\]\[\e[31;1m\]\t \w \$\[\e[0m\]" 
#if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
#    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ '
#    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ '
alias ls='ls -lA'
alias cp='cp -v'
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