Objective

Install the latest stable version of Mesa on Debian Stretch.

Distributions

Debian 9 Stretch

Requirements

A working install of Debian Stretch with root access.

Difficulty

Medium

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Mesa is a big deal if you're running open source graphics drivers. It can be the difference between a smooth experience and an awful one. Mesa is under active development, and it sees constant noticeable performance improvements. That means it's really worthwhile to stay on top of the latest releases. Debian usually doesn't, though, so Debian users have to take matters into their own hands.

Objective

Install the latest stable release of NodeJS on Debian Stretch.

Distributions

Debian 9 Stretch

Requirements

This guide requires a functional install of Debian Stretch with root privileges.

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

NodeJS is on the rise, big time. It's one of the top web development tools, and when paired with the Express framework, it's solid direct competition to the likes of PHP and Ruby on Rails. Debian provides NodeJS in its repositories, but it's usually extremely out-of-date. There's no need to worry. The NodeJS Foundation recommends a Debian repository hosted by a popular NodeJS hosting service.

Objective

The objective is to configure private NTP server on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Debian 9 Stretch
  • Software: - ntpd 4.2.8

Requirements

Privileged access to your Debian server installation will be required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

Install the popular Lollypop music player on Debian Stretch.

Distributions

Debian Stretch

Requirements

This guide requires a working install of Debian Stretch with root privileges.

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

# - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Lollypop is a GTK-based music player that's gaining in popularity. It features a simple and highly graphical interface that's visually appealing and integrates well with GTK-based desktop environments. Since Lollypop is relatively new and is under constant active development, it isn't available through Debian's repositories yet. The developers package and host an Ubuntu PPA, but it doesn't integrate well with Debian. So, the best option for installing and keeping Lollypop up-to-date on Debian is Flatpak.

Objective

The objective is to perform a basic configuration of Samba server on Debian 9 Stretch Linux to provide access to Samba shares via MS Windows client machine.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Debian 9 Stretch
  • Software: - Samba 4.5.8-Debian

Requirements

Privileged access to your Debian system will be required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

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