Use Debian Sid Safely

How To Run Debian Sid (Relatively) Safely

Debian Sid often scares away new users. It’s called “Unstable” after all, and it’s named after the mean kid in Toy Story that broke all his toys. It’s got to be horrible, right? Well, that’s not the case, most of the time. Sid is no more unstable than the likes of Arch Linux, and with a little planning and common sense, you can run Sid on your desktop with relative safety.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Set Up Apt-Listbugs
  • How to Avoid Making FrankenDebian
  • How to Use Ubuntu PPAs Sparingly
  • How to Plan Your Upgrades

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WarZone2100 Installation on Debian Wheezy

If you run Debian Wheezy 7 Linux as your main operating system and you wish to try open source real-time strategy and real-time tactics hybrid computer game WarZone 2100 then here is a short guide on how to install this game on your debian system.

First, download latest tar ball from official WarZone2100 git repository. Start by installing git and then download WarZone2100’s latest source code:

# apt-get install git
$ git clone https://github.com/Warzone2100/warzone2100.git

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Debian Linux desktop

Debian Linux Download

Debian is one of the oldest Linux distributions that still survives today. If you’re looking for a tried and true Linux distro to download, Debian is about as good as it gets. For other most popular Linux distributions please visit our dedicated linux download page. Debian believes in a completely free operating system.

Other popular Linux distributions, like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and many others are based off of Debian. It comes with GNOME desktop environment and a huge repository of software that can be installed with apt package manager.

Debian is a solid choice for both desktops and servers, which has given way to its sustained popularity over the last three decades. Debian’s long reign as one of the most popular distributions has yielded a lot of documentation available on the official website. It’s easy to get started with Debian.

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Install Intel wireless firmware on Debian 7 wheezy

If you have not installed wireless firmware to support your wireless network card during Debian wheezy installation you can do so later by enabling debian’s non-free repository. Here is how you do it. First open your /etc/apt/sources.list file and change line ( your repository mirror may be different ):

from:

deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main

to:

deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main non-free

Once done update packages list with a command:

# apt-get update

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Installation of inxi system information script on Debian Wheezy

inxi the full featured system information script is currently not available for Debian Wheezy Linux. The tutorial will guide you trough the installation of of inxi system information script on Debian Wheezy Linux.

inxi Prerequisites Installation

# apt-get install gawk lm-sensors binutils mesa-utils hddtemp sudo

Fetch Current inxi source code

In order to install inxi on your Debian system you need to first fetch current inxi source files:

# cd /tmp/
# wget -Nc --no-check-certificate https://inxi.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/inxi.tar.gz
# tar xzf inxi.tar.gz

inxi Script Installation

# cp /tmp/inxi /usr/local/bin/

inxi Manpage Installation

# cp /tmp/inxi.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/

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iTunes DAAP server setup on Debian Linux

DAAP server is an Apple Inc. proprietary protocol to share media files over the network. DAAP server allows share media files among network connected devices where the central media share repository resides on main server. In this simple tutorial we will be installing and configuring DAAP server share using forked-daapd media server with support for RSP, DAAP, DACP and AirTunes.

In the first step create a media share directory and upload all you media files to this directory. In our example we are going to use /mnt/media directory:

# mkdir /opt/media
# COPY YOUR MEDIA FILES TO /opt/media

Next, install forked-daapd daemon:

# apt-get install forked-daapd


Once the installation is finished confirm that forked-daapd is running:

# /etc/init.d/forked-daapd status
forked-daapd is running

and you may also want to check on what port is forked-daapd listening. The default socket is 0.0.0.0:3689.

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How to install VirtualBox on Debian Linux

Objective

The following article will describe a simple procedure on how to install Virtual box on Debian Linux.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Debian 9 Stretch
  • Software: – VirtualBox 5.1

Requirements

Privileged access to your Debian system will be required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

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Raspberry Pi

Raspbian GNU/Linux upgrade from Stretch to Raspbian Buster 10

The upgrade from Raspbian Stretch to Raspbian 10 Buster is a relatively simple procedure. However, exercise caution, as there is always a chance to break the entire system. The fewer installed 3rd-party packages and services, the more likely you are able successfully to upgrade your Raspbian Linux system.

What’s New

  • UEFI Secure Boot
  • AppArmor enabled per default
  • Optional hardening of APT
  • Unattended-upgrades for stable point releases
  • Substantially improved man pages for German speaking users
  • Network filtering based on nftables framework by default
  • Cryptsetup defaults to on-disk LUKS2 format
  • driverless printing with CUPS 2.2.10
  • Basic support for Allwinner A64 based devices

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Debian 10 Buster Linux System

How to upgrade Debian 9 Stretch to Debian 10 Buster

Objective

This article explains a system upgrade procedure from Debian 9 Stretch Linux to Debian 10 Buster.

What’s New

  • UEFI Secure Boot
  • AppArmor enabled per default
  • Optional hardening of APT
  • Unattended-upgrades for stable point releases
  • Substantially improved man pages for German speaking users
  • Network filtering based on nftables framework by default
  • Cryptsetup defaults to on-disk LUKS2 format
  • driverless printing with CUPS 2.2.10
  • Basic support for Allwinner A64 based devices

SOURCE: debian.org

Debian 10 Buster Linux System

Debian 10 Buster Linux System

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How to install the latest NVIDIA drivers on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction

NVIDIA graphics cards have long been the favorite for Linux gamers.

Their proprietary drivers have been very well supported for the last few years, and they continue to be.

The open source Nouveau drivers have been far less reliable, mostly due to NVIDIA’s refusal to work with the open source community.

Either way, though, the drivers are available to install on Debian Stretch.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

Open Source

For the most part, when you install Debian Stretch, the Nouveau drivers will also be installed.

However, one exception here is the firmware blobs needed for the drivers to reach their full potential.

Before you continue, you should make sure that your graphics card is supported by Nouveau.

Since the Nouveau driver has to be reverse engineered, it tends to lag behind graphics card releases.

You can check your card’s support at https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix/.

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Install With Debian Backports.

How To Install And Use Debian Backports

Debian Stable is extremely stable, but it’s also very slow moving. As a result, you can get stuck with ridiculously outdated software. The backports repositories allow you to install newer versions of some software on your Debian Stable system. This guide explains how to use backports on Debian Stable.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Add The Debian Backports Repositories.
  • How to Install a Package From Backports.
  • How to Do a Complete Update From Backports.

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Nextcloud on Debian 10

How To Install Nextcloud on Debian 10 Buster Linux

Whether you’re setting up Nextcloud on a home server or making it accessible online through a VPS, Debian makes an excellent platform. You can even host it on a Raspberry Pi. This guide will get you started with a basic setup.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install the Required Packages
  • How to Set Up Your Database
  • How to Download Nextcloud
  • How to Install Nextcloud

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