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Remove unwanted locales on Ubuntu / Debian

Posted 10-31-2010 at 05:18 AM by bittner (Notes on Linux)
Updated 11-01-2010 at 10:43 AM by bittner
Tags debian, locale

Sometimes you feel bothered by too many locales (pre)installed on your Debian system. If I run a server I typically want basic stuff on it, so for locales "en_US-UTF8" is enough.

Which locales are installed on my machine?
You can check which locales are generated and configured on your system using the locale command:
  • locale ... list the current locale configuration
  • locale -a ... lists all all locales that were generated on your system
  • locale -a -v ... list
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Apparently "update-rc.d" does something essential

Posted 09-04-2010 at 11:20 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-04-2010 at 11:21 AM by the dsc

I thought all it did was to create symlinks with the proper prefixes in a automated way for a given script, something that one could do manually... but apparently it does something more.

But perhaps I just did something wrong when trying to do it manually, like using the wrong runlevel folders. Or perhaps it was just the difference from priority 20 to 19 that made the difference even though I thought the key was to be a higher priority (i.e., a lower number than) than 22.
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xrandr multi

Posted 08-17-2010 at 02:16 PM by jere21
Updated 08-17-2010 at 03:47 PM by jere21

xrandr \
  --output LVDS1 --mode 1280x800 --primary \
  --output TV1 --mode 640x480 --rate 25 --right-of LVDS1 --set mode PAL
#If command fails, readd mode and try again
xrandr \
  --output LVDS1 --mode 1280x800 \
  --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024 --rate 75 --above LVDS1 --primary ||
xrandr --newmode 1280x1024 138.75  1280 1368 1504 1728  1024 1027 1034
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livehelper Debian rescue image

Posted 08-17-2010 at 02:12 PM by jere21
Updated 08-17-2010 at 02:14 PM by jere21

lh config \
 --architecture amd64 \
 --packages-lists rescue \
 --distribution squeeze \
 --binary-images iso \
 --debian-installer false \
 --language en \
 --bootappend-live "locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyb=de" &&
sudo lh build
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exim4 with smtp googlemail on Debian Squeeze

Posted 08-17-2010 at 01:43 PM by jere21
Updated 10-03-2010 at 06:07 PM by jere21

Send a test mail
$ mail
Mail will be From: [username on localhost] <>
Mail will often be dumped, if recipient is not

$ dpkg -l "exim4*"|grep ^ii
ii  exim4               4.72-1  metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) installation
ii  exim4-base          4.72-1  support files for all Exim MTA (v4) packages
ii  exim4-config        4.72-1
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