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ozooxo / gist:7568836
Created Nov 20, 2013
The ``smlnj`` package cannot be located by simply doing ``sudo apt-get install smlnj`` in ubuntu 12.04. It can be installed by running the following code.
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beta@landmark:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hrzhu/smlnj-backport
beta@landmark:~$ sudo apt-get update
beta@landmark:~$ sudo apt-get install smlnj
beta@landmark:~$ sml
Standard ML of New Jersey v110.75 [built: Tue Aug 20 07:15:06 2013]
ozooxo / gist:7811145
Last active Dec 30, 2015
Tools like highlight.js can help detecting the name of a programming language from a piece of code. The set up in ubuntu is as follows. You can further decrease the number of programming languages by commenting the potential languages in line 641--707 of highlight.js file. It can increase the speed a little bit, but it's still to slow for a huge…
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beta@landmark:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install nodejs
beta@landmark:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install npm
beta@landmark:~/Downloads$ npm install highlight.js
beta@landmark:~/Downloads$ node
> var hljs = require('highlight.js');
> hljs.highlightAuto("<p>abc</p>").language;
ozooxo / gist:8009646
Created Dec 17, 2013
Repair ubuntu 12.04 X Window booting system
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After trying to repair the touch-pad of my Ubuntu 12.04, the system cannot boot from X Window. It turns out that xserver-xorg is accidentally removed by sudo apt-get autoremove process after I installed xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. To repair it, just go to the recovery mode and

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
ozooxo / gist:8118784
Created Dec 24, 2013
Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop cannot my own "magnetar" game. The reason is that the default java version is too old. It works after I manually changed it from openjdk-6 to openjdk-7.
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sudo update-alternatives --config javac
sudo update-alternatives --config java
ozooxo / gist:8962140
Created Feb 12, 2014
Run matlab in Ubuntu terminal: (Top one) quicker, but some plot-related functions seem not fully supported. (Bottom one) fully supported, but slower.
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matlab -nojvm
matlab -nodesktop
ozooxo / gist:8969388
Created Feb 13, 2014
merge two pdf files
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pdftk HW1_word.pdf HW1_photo.pdf cat output HW1.pdf
ozooxo / gist:9280304
Last active May 15, 2019
MPI always gives rank=0, size = 1
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I accidentally installed multiple versions of MPI's (openmpi, mpich2, ...) in my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I removed them all, and installed openmpi again; however, after fixing that (I never try before that), my MPI always gives rank=0, size = 1. The reason is that the removal process is incomplete, hence causes file sharing conflict. It can be seen from the following test

beta@landmark:~$ whereis mpicc
mpicc: /usr/bin/mpicc.mpich2 /usr/bin/mpicc.openmpi /usr/bin/mpicc
/usr/bin/X11/mpicc.mpich2 /usr/bin/X11/mpicc.openmpi /usr/bin/X11/mpicc

It turns out that the packages libmpich2-3 and libmpich2-dev failed to be removed. So after apt-get remove libmpich2-3 libmpich2-dev, everything goes fine.

ozooxo / gist:9350235
Created Mar 4, 2014
Add matlab mime.types
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My ubuntu just detects all .m files as Objective-C source code (text/x-objcsrc), so I'd like to add matlab mine.types to it. So I sudo gedit /etc/mime.types and add a line text/x-matlab m. If I want to automatically start matlab IDE, I should also add application/matlab m.

However, it seems not working at least in Ubuntu 12.04.

ozooxo / gist:9927789
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Install gnome glib (ubuntu 12.04)
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sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev #optional
cat >hello.c <<EOL
#include <glib.h>
int main () {
return 0;
gcc `pkg-config --cflags glib-2.0` hello.c `pkg-config --libs glib-2.0` -o hello
ozooxo / gist:9959489
Last active Sep 29, 2017
clean up ubuntu disk space
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sudo apt-get clean # cleaning up of the apt cache. it gives me roughly 500MB cache
sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.5.0-37-generic # roughly 100MB per removed kernal. kernal list is in /boot/.
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