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Dual Screen

To set up your second screen you will need an either Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter or Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter based on the input of your second screen.

Add Printers

To add network printers, there are to alternative methods. Go to System Preferences » Printer & Fax. You can find printers (such as gpcolor, sephp) in default printer list. For gp4hlj use the IP with Line Printer Daemon(LPD) protocol. To find out printer IPs, type ping in terminal.

  • GP4THLJ: HP LaserJet 2300dn
  • GPCOLOR: Xerox Phaser 8400
  • SEPHP:

Suggested Softwares/Packages

  1. MacTex (An alternative to Tetex distribution): Get it from
  2. Quick Silver (Quick access to everything on your mac): Get it from
  3. Eclipse (IDE): Eclipse is a powerful programming environment which suitable for different programming languages. Get it from
  4. Aquamacs (GUI Emacs editor): Get it from
  5. Latexit: It allows typesetting Latex equations and use them in slides and elsewhere. Get it from
  6. Fink Package Manager: Install Fink Binary Installer (Intel) and Fink commander (Fink GUI)
    • From Fink Commander try to install following packages:
      • scons
      • svn
      • Python
      • tetex (macos bundle)
      • tex-beamer (making slide presentations from Tex)
      • Subversion: Subversion, also known as svn, is a version control system much like the Concurrent Versions System (CVS). Use Synaptic package manager to install it.
      • Scons: SCons is a make replacement providing a range of enhanced features such as automated dependency generation and built in compilation cache support. Use Synaptic package manager to install it.
      • Python sub-packages: If you are using python you might find the following list of packages useful.
        1. ipython: Enhanced interactive Python shell.
        2. numpy : Numerical Python adds a fast array facility to the Python language.
        3. scipy : Scientific tools for Python.
        4. matplotlib : pure Python plotting library designed to bring publication quality plotting to Python.

Firefox Plugins/Addons

  1. Adobe Acrobate Reader:Download Debian Package from Adobe website and install it using rpm package installer provided by Ubuntu. You can also install it using Synaptic package manager (look for adobereader)
  2. Sun Java:Install sun-java using synaptic package manager. You may need to run update-alternatives –config java in terminal to configure java plugin for firefox browser (Read more in Ubuntu help community).
  3. Adobe Flash Player:The first time you visit a website which includes flash contents you will be asked by firefox to install flash plugin. The Adobe Flash plugin suggested by firefox should resolve the issue.


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