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  • zhegu 5:52 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Chinese, Debian,   

    Install Chinese Fonts in Linux Debian 

    Here is the list of packages you need:

    • ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp (AR PL SungtiL GB) //Simplified Chinese
    • ttf-arphic-gkai00mp (AR PL KaitiM GB)  //Simplified Chinese
    • ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp (AR PL Mingti2L Big5)  //Traditional Chinese
    • ttf-arphic-bkai00mp (AR PL KaitiM Big5)    //Traditional Chinese

    To install these packages, run:

    apt-get install ttf-arphic-bkai00mp ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp

    (Source: http://isis.poly.edu/~qiming/chinese-debian-mini-howto.html#Installing_Fonts)

    • Nick 6:30 am on September 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Note that these packages have different names in Wheezy:


      These and other fonts are in a section called ‘Fonts’ in Wheezy.

  • zhegu 5:45 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Debian   

    How to set default browser in Debian 

    You need to point the symlink /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser to /usr/bin/[your browser] or other path where your browser is installed. One easy way to do this is to execute the following command as root:

    update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
  • zhegu 5:22 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Debian   

    How to add entries to sudoers 

    Edit the file /etc/sudoers. Note that the file is read-only (even for su). You only need to use :w! in vi to force-write.

    # /etc/sudoers

    1. This file MUST be edited with the ‘visudo’ command as root.
    2. See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
    3. Defaults env_reset
    1. Host alias specification

    User_Alias MYADMINS = jdoe

    1. User alias specification
    1. Cmnd alias specification

    Cmnd_Alias SHUTDOWN = /sbin/shutdown, /sbin/reboot, /sbin/halt
    Cmnd_Alias PKGMGMT = /usr/bin/dpkg, /usr/bin/apt-get, /usr/bin/aptitude

    1. User privilege specification
    1. Users listed above (MYADMINS) can run package managers and reboot the system.


    1. Users in the group wheel can execute any command impersonating any user.

    #%wheel ALL= ALL

    #Default rule for root.
    root ALL=(ALL) ALL

    (Source: http://wiki.debian.org/sudo)

  • zhegu 7:35 pm on October 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Debian,   

    Locked dpkg and Freezing Synaptic Manager 

    One possible cause of the freezing synaptic manager is that the /var/lib/dpkg program is currently locked by another process. Remember that the management of packages on Debian or Ubuntu Linux is exclusive.

    If restarting the computing does not fix the problem, try this:

    sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock

    This command effectively discovers and removes current process(s) that owns the lock to dpkg. Now run a configuration to dpkg:

    sudo dpkg –configure -a

    this command re-configures all the broken packages.

    Finally it is safe to run package upgrade:

    sudo aptitude upgrade

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