FAHO printer

  1. install samba + smbclient (arch wiki)
  2. install cups + hplip (arch wiki)
  3. install printers:
    1. choose samba printers
    2. set path: smb://<name>:<pw>@sylvester/{hp4100,hp3525}
    3. install drivers: pcl3 NOT postscript
      • color hp3525:
        • official name: HP Color LaserJet CP3525 Printer
        • driver name: HP -> Color LaserJet cp3525 -> HP Color LaserJet CP3525 pcl3
        • duplex: installed
      • black-white hp4100:
        • official name: HP LaserJet 4100
        • driver: HP LaserJet 4100 pcl3
        • duplex: installed
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Install Tipp10 under debian-based distros

Install the 10-finger practice-typing program “Tipp10”. It features addaptive lessons concerning indiviual typing errors, and much more..

  1. install 32-bit libraries:
    $ sudo apt-get install  libXcursor1:i386  libsm6:i386  libxrandr2:i386  libxi6:i386   libxinerama1:i386  libfreetype6:i386  libfontconfig1:i386  libglib2.0-0:i386  libstdc++6:i386
  2. download current version from their website: https://www.tipp10.com/en/download/getfile/5/
  3. install:
    $ sudo dpkg -i <Path/to/file.deb>

    Source:

    https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Schreibtrainer/

Install Firefox-Next (beta) on Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, etc…

  1. Add mozilla ppa:
    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
  2. get the ppa’s origin name (bold):
    $ apt-cache policy
    ...
     500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu/ trusty/main Translation-en
     500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages
         release v=14.04,o=LP-PPA-mozillateam-firefox-next,a=trusty,n=trusty,l=Official PPA for Firefox Beta,c=main
         origin ppa.launchpad.net
     500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
         release v=14.04,o=LP-PPA-mozillateam-firefox-next,a=trusty,n=trusty,l=Official PPA for Firefox Beta,c=main
         origin ppa.launchpad.net
    ...
  3. Pinn the mozilla ppa for higher priority:
    $ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/firefox-beta-pin-800
    Package:  *
    Pin: release o=LP-PPA-mozillateam-firefox-next
    Pin-Priority: 800
    
  4. update/upgrade:
    $ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

    Sources:

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/firefox-5-beta-channel-ubuntu-ppa.html

http://askubuntu.com/questions/170235/how-do-i-cherry-pick-packages-from-a-ppa

texlive install: minimal version

I tried to install a smaller version of texlive on a linux mint system.

the following packages are sufficient for my needs (math+science orientied):
texlive texlive-base texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-generic-recommended texlive-generic-extra texlive-lang-english texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-recommended texlive-math-extra

Furthermore, I will need the following packages at some point:
texlive-lang-german latex-beamer texlive-latex-extra texlive-pstricks