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.
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 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 directly downloaded from the Nvidia.com website.
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
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.
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.
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.
Slack is a hugely popular messaging and collaboration service. While you can sign in and use Slack online, it’s much easier to use Slack straight from your desktop. The Slack developers do officially support Linux, and there is a Debian repository. This guide will use that repository to get Slack set up on your Debian system.
Lutris is a relatively new addition to the Linux gaming ecosystem, but it has quickly revolutionized everything. Lutris manages how you install and launch games on your Linux system.
It concentrates everything from Steam, Wine, emulators, and everything in between into one place. It also allows you to manage multiple versions of Wine at once, making it the single best tool for Wine gaming In this tutorial you will learn:
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.
Debian is the universal operating system, but sometimes, it doesn't feel all that universal out of the box. For people looking for a top-notch multimedia experience, Debian might not seem like the best choice because of its free software policies, but it can actually be made into a multimedia powerhouse.
Debian Stretch, when combined with one super powered multimedia repository, is an awesome option for both audio and video playback.
Enable The Repository
The repository in question here is the deb-multimedia repository. It's maintained by a Debian developer, and includes more up-to-date multimedia packages as well as some non-free packages that didn't make it into Debian proper.
In order to add it to your system, add the line below to you /etc/apt/sources.list.
deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org stretch main non-free
This article explains a system upgrade procedure from Debian 8 Jessie Linux to Debian 9 Stretch.
Apart from the up to date Linux kernel, Stretch comes with a considerable amount of new and updated software as well as a number of packages had been rendered obsolete:
This new release of Debian again comes with a lot more software than its predecessor jessie; the distribution includes over 15346 new packages, for a total of over 51687 packages. Most of the software in the distribution has been updated: over 29859 software packages (this is 57% of all packages in jessie). Also, a significant number of packages (over 6739, 13% of the packages in jessie) have for various reasons been removed from the distribution. SOURCE: debian.org