The default Simplified Chinese input method in Ubuntu is ibus-pinyin, and it really sucks!! SunPinyin is much better. It may be not as good as Sogou or Google pinyin, but it is acceptable… SunPinyin is a statistical language model based Chinese input method, which was firstly developed by Sun Beijing Globalization team, and opensource’d to community with opensolaris project, with LGPLv2 and CDDL dual-licenses. Install it using

The default keys for prev/next page are not -/+. To change the settings of sunpinyin, you can run

This article record how I setup the printer in our office at CSE, CUHK on my Ubuntu 12.04. According to some tutorial, I only need go to Printing -> Add -> Network Printer -> Windows Printer via SAMBA, and install the printer at \NTSVR3\lp120. Actually, I can find the printer at smb:/CSDOMAIN/NTSVR3/lp120, but I cannot verify the authentication with my CSE username and password. I search for solutions in Google and somebody says I should install SAMBA:

Then, everything is OK… But I still cannot figure out why I can find the printer but cannot verify my authentication without SAMBA. Next, I choose the driver HP LJ 4000 PS. But when I print papers to read, I found that[…]