Watching Hulu/HAL on Iceweasel in Debian

Do you want to watch Hulu in Debian with Iceweasel/Firefox without having to go to Windows or Ubuntu? Of course, Adobe Flash is bad, and so is DRM. But if you’re going to watch it, isn’t it better to do it in Debian than having to restart your computer (or run a Virtualbox)?

There is a way to build the HAL package from Ubuntu’s PPA from source. I forget where I read it in Debian Forums, so I can’t give the shoutout, but I found this helpful website on how to build from the source package from a Ubuntu PPA. Here are my .deb files for Debian 64-bit. In the following, I will use Ubuntu 14.04 Utopic HAL PPA on Launchpad, as that is LTS, I believe. Continue reading


BibleWorks 8 in WINE in Debian Stretch

Yes, it worked. Here are a few tips for any other people trying to get WINE to work. (Did not need WINE-development, though maybe it is better to install the libraries therein.)

You will need to add dpkg 32 bit architecture …

Then just from Terminal run “wine setup.exe” to begin setup.

One may need to install the mono runtime, though this may have been unnecessary –> use the prompt to download the MSC and move it to /usr/share/wine/mono/.

Things worked for me, but then since BibleWorks used Arial font, and it was not installed, my English font was weird. You can then change it to a font that is installed, such as EZRA SIL SR, but it still looks weird. Instead, I copied a font (Arimo from Google Typecatcher) into the /usr/share/wine/wine/fonts/ folder. And then set that up. I doubt this will help, but I also renamed the Arimo.ttf file to Arial, just in case. But I think this step is unnecessary.

This was because my Virtualbox with XP was acting funny (as in BSOD!)

Network Manager in Gnome 3: How to Edit / Forget Remembered Networks

I recently connected my computer to xfinitywifi, which almost never works on my computer. This has not been an issue until recently my computer (running Debian Sid and Gnome 3) seems to connect to it all the time. I tried to remove it / forget it, but I could not. I went to the Network options from the Gnome icon and from System Settings). I could not see a list of remembered connections. But surely I could do that somehow? After a google search, I came up upon this article with this fix in post #5 by JEO: Continue reading

Quick Fix for Zotero Not Starting in Latest Firefox/Iceweasel

I am currently running Debian Sid 64bit using the latest Sid-repo Iceweasel (Firefox) browser. I also use Zotero, which is a great FOSS bibliographical software program backed by George Mason University (i.e. EndNote replacement for those who care about free software and digital ethics). There is a standalone version, but I have chosen to use the Firefox/Iceweasel version so that it “resides in” Firefox. Continue reading

How to Backup ClockWorkMod Recovery (CWMR) to Linux Computer

Do you have a CM phone or an Android device w/ ClockWorkMod Recovery (CWMR)? Have problems trying to find that backup file you just backed up? (If you want to know how to back up, and you have CWM Recovery, simply, boot into recovery (via the CWMR app or via “adb reboot bootloader” –> Recovery Mode.) Continue reading

Putting Music (and Playlists) into Your Android Phone from GNU/Linux w/ Gnome

Update: It is best (even necessary) when your music folders/files are the same as your computer’s. Folder organization is important for the Banshee-exported playlists to “find” the music on your phone.


(I use CM 10.2 Nightlies (Franco Kernel) on LG Google Nexus 4 16 GB w/ Debian Sid GNU/Linux w/ Gnome 3 – Kernel 3.10 –> AMD64)

My favorite music player of choice is Banshee. However, it seems that it crashes whenever I have my Nexus 4 mounted. 😦

So really, the best way is to stop Banshee (that means quitting it, not just minimizing it. You have to go to the status bar and turn it off) [also, I tried w/ Rhythmbox, and it didn’t seem to play nice either…]. Continue reading

(Rooting/Unlocking) Android on GNU/Linux Quick Guide (Specfically, Nexus 4 on Debian)

For Debian-based systems, you may need to apt-get / aptitude install “android-tools-adb” and “android-tools-fastboot” or perhaps the whole package “android-tools”. If you cannot find in your repositories, google android-tools. For more recent distros on 64-bit, the package “lib32ncurses5” may need to be installed for adb to work (also, you may want to add this to your /home/user/.bashrc file –> “export PATH=${PATH}:/home/user/Android/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools” (see this link)). Continue reading