There are plenty of reasons why you'd want to share files across computers on your network, and Debian makes a perfect file server, whether you're running it from a workstation, dedicated server, or even a Raspberry Pi. Since NFS functionality comes from the kernel, everything is fairly simple to set up and well integrated.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Install the NFS Packages
  • How to Configure Your Shares
  • How to Connect to a Share

If you plan on gaming on Debian, you're going to want Lutris. It's taken the cumbersome process of installing and playing games with Wine and automated everything to a point that makes everything nearly as easy as on Windows. Lutris is available from the developers through a Debian repository, so all you need to do is add it to your system to get started.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Install Wine Staging
  • How to Import the Repository Key
  • How to Add the Repository
  • How to Install Lutris
  • How to Create Your Lutris Account
  • How to Launch Lutris and Sign in

Wine's Staging branch is miles ahead of standard Wine in terms of both performance and features. You can install the latest Staging releases on Debian just as easily as the default version and get the latest updates as soon as they're released.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Enable 32bit Support
  • How to Import the Wine GPG Key
  • How to Add the Wine Repository
  • How to Install Wine Staging
  • How to Open the Configuration and Test

Steam has made constant improvements since it came to Linux, and that's not slowing down. With the introduction of Steam Play and Proton, Steam's version of Wine, you can now play your favorite Windows games directly through your Linux Steam client. Even better, you don't need to install any outside repositories to do it.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Install Your Graphics Drivers
  • How to Enable 32bit Support
  • How to Enable the Non-free Repository
  • How to Install Steam
  • How to Enable Steam Play

Starting with Debian 10 buster the way how the su command is used has been changed. By default execution of the su command no longer provides you with expected user environmental variables.

In the case of a simple switch to administrative user root by executing su with no arguments the expected root's PATH variable is no set properly.

Symptoms

Here is an example:
$ su
Password:
# reboot
bash: reboot: command not found                                                                        
# adduser                                                            
bash: adduser: command not found
bash: reboot: command not found  - Debian GNU/Linux missing path to /sbin/ directory
bash: reboot: command not found - Debian GNU/Linux missing path to /sbin/ directory

Solution

The trick on how to fix this inconvenience is to explicitly tell the su to set environment variable as if the user logs in directly. This is can be done by the use of - switch.

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NOTE
Excerpt from the man su manual page. -, -l, --login will provide an environment similar to what the user would expect had the user logged in directly.
To set a correct path for the root user user make sure to execute the su command with - or -l or --login swith. Example:
$ su -
OR
$ su -l
Debian su command execution to gain root access
Note the different PATH settings for both attempts to gain a root access using su command.
Spotify is a multi-platform application and digital music streaming service. The objective of this article is to install Spotify on Debian 10 Buster Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Spotify prerequisites
  • How to import Spotify public key
  • How to install Spotify on Debian 10

Docker container technology allows for a fast container deployment. The objective of this article is to install Docker on Debian 10 Buster Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Docker on Debian 10
  • How to set a Docker administrative privileges to a user

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

The deb-multimedia repository is an excellent way to get the latest multimedia software on any Debian release. As an added bonus, it comes with a lot more programs that aren't available in the default repositories. In case you were wondering about stability, the repo is owned and maintained by a Debian developer, so everything is stable and compatible.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Import the Repository Key
  • How to Add and Enable the Repo
  • How to Install VLC
  • How to Install Kodi
  • How to Install FFmpeg
  • How to Install DeaDBeeF
  • How to Install libdvdcss2
  • How to Install Handbrake

Even though the AMD drivers are open source, they still depend on closed binary firmware. Therefore, AMD drivers won't work by default on a Debian system. Installing them is fairly simple, though, and so is installing key software like Vulkan.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Enable the Non-Free Repository
  • How to Install the AMD Drivers
  • How to Install Vulkan
  • How to Install OpenCL

In this article you will learn how to install Nvidia driver on Debian 10 Buster from the standard Debian repository. In case that from some reason the installation of the Nvidia driver from the standard Debian repository failed or you simply with to have more up to date Nvidia driver installed this tutorial will also explain on how to install the official Nvidia driver driver directly downloaded from the Nvidia.com website.

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

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to detect your nvidia card model number
  • How to install Nvidia driver from a standard Debian repository
  • How to install Nvidia driver from the official Nvidia package
  • How to disable nouveau driver
  • How to install Nvidia driver complication prerequisites

The unmanaged network issue occurs when on previously GUI less Debian system the GUI and the Network Manager is installed. The reason is that Network Manager has been denied access to network management.

As you will see below, the unmanaged network issue can easily be fixed by editing the main NetworkManager's configuration file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to grant access to NetworkManager to manage the systems networking
  • How to restart the NetworkManager

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

Pantheon is one of the most popular new desktop environments in the Linux world. It was originally created for Elementary OS, but it’s spreading to other distributions. Unfortunately, there are no official packages for Debian. Learn how to install Panthon from a third party repository on Debian.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Install the Required Dependencies.
  • How to Download and Install The Repository.
  • How to Install Pantheon on Debian.
  • How to Install Pantheon Extras on Debian.

Budgie is the popular desktop environment of the Solus OS distribution. It’s quickly gained in popularity and spread around the Linux world. Debian is no exception. Follow these simple steps to install this popular GNOME variant on Debian.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Install Budgie on Debian.
  • How to Start Up Budgie on Debian.

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