Normally, I would install Scim and Anthy for Japanese input method on Debian. Recently, I found an easier way to achieve the same thing, which is to use IBus instead of Scim.
- Install ibus: sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-anthy ibus-gtk
- From the menu, System -> Preferences -> IBus Preference
IBus Preference should detects that you have run IBus daemon yet, click “Yes” to run it.
- You’ll be asked to edit yoru .bashrc and add the following 3 lines:
- Click on “Input Method” tab, if you don’t see “Japanese – Anthy” listed under the Input Method list, select “Japanese -> Anthy” from the “Select an input method” drop down list, then click Add.
- You might want to restart X (logout and log back in)
- Open a text editor, and hit Ctrl + Space to toggle the Japanese input method
Reference: Japanese Input with Karmic?
Thanks to Jayen, there is a better way:
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
$ cat /etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux squeeze/sid \n \l
$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.32-trunk-686 (Debian 2.6.32-5) (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 4.3.4 (Debian 4.3.4-6) ) #1 SMP Sun Jan 10 06:32:16 UTC 2010
Source: Which Linux Distro are you using??
I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my desktop. When I tried to play some mp3 files with Amarok 2.2.0, it didn’t make any sound though it played ogg without a problem.
Thanks to this post, mp3 play back can be enabled by installing libxine1-ffmpeg.
$ sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg
Credit: How to Play mp3 files with amarok in Ubuntu Linux 9.04
Finally, the OS X has been removed from MSI Wind U100, and completely replaced by Debian (testing).
Whenever the computer is idle, the hdd makes this weird clicking noise. To stop it, we can use hdparm to turn it off.
kenno@tora:~$ sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda
setting Advanced Power Management level to 0xfe (254)
APM_level = 254
Source: MSI Wind – Gentoo Linux Wiki
At work, a colleague is struggling to get his pc up and running for a few days now. To add insult to injury, he also lost some of his Microsoft Outlook back up emails.
Seeing what happened to him, I shall back up my files and emails too.
I use Mozilla Thunderbird (188.8.131.52), and I found a very nice tool to back up the emails (a.k.a profile). It’s called MozBackup.
I thought I should share this with others who use Thunderbird too.
SET Username = u.Username, Name = u.Name
FROM Users u
Where u.Id = userid
Occasionally, I need to reset the value of the identity column in MS SQL database. I keep forgetting how to do this, and have to search all the time.
So here is a note to myself:
DBCC CHECKIDENT (TableName, RESEED, 0)