Debian Linux

Amp Up Your Multimedia Experience On Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction 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...
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How to upgrade Debian 8 Jessie to Debian 9 Stretch

Objective This article explains a system upgrade procedure from Debian 8 Jessie Linux to Debian 9 Stretch. What's New 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...
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How to install Skype on Debian 9 Stretch Linux 64-bit

Objective The following article provides you with a simple to follow procedure on how to install video chat and voice call application Skype on Debian 9 Stretch. Requirements Privileged access to your Debian 9 Stretch Linux system is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions
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How to configure LEMP server on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction The following text will describe a configuration procedure of LEMP server on Debian 9 Stretch Linux. The LEMP stack described by the below guide will consist of: Debian 9 Stretch Linux Nginx Web server MariaDB or MySQL relational database PHP 7 scripting language Please be aware that our main objective is to configure bare bones LEMP stack on Debian 9 Stretch Linux. From this reason, no security hardening or performance fine-tuning recommendations are included in the article. Once...
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How to install Docker engine on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Objective The objective is to install Docker Engine on Debian 9 Stretch Linux. Requirements Privileged access to your Debian 9 Stretch Linux system is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions
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Raspbian GNU/Linux upgrade from Jessie to Raspbian Stretch 9

Introduction The upgrade from Raspbian Jessie to Raspbian 9 Stretch 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. apt-get update Recommendations Remove unnecessary or obsolete packages Make a data and configuration backup Perform an upgrade directly using console Installed 3rd-party software...
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How to install AMDGPU drivers on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction So, you've got an AMD GPU, and you want to use it on Debian Stretch. Well, you're actually in luck. Installing the open source AMD drivers on Debian Stretch may just be the easiest and simplest install process in the history of Linux graphics drivers. Anyone who tried to install the open source AMDGPU drivers when they first launched alongside AMD's Polaris cards will tell you that the process is long and painful, and they were right. Now, all of the packages required have entered...
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Google Chrome Web Browser installation on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Objective The objective is to install Google Chrome Internet Browser on Debian 9 Stretch Linux Requirements Privileged access to your Debian 9 Stretch system is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions
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How to install Steam client on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction Steam is easily the most popular PC gaming client available today. Installing it on Debian Stretch is very easy, especially considering Debian is the basis for Valve's SteamOS. Steam is available in Stretch's repositories, but there are a couple of steps that you need to take in order to ensure that it works right. Before you do anything, make sure that you have your graphics drivers installed and up-to-date. It is also important that you have 32-bit support enabled. The Steam...
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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. Open Source For the most part, when you install Debian Stretch, the Nouveau drivers will also be...
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How to install Popcorn Time movie player on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Objective Popcorn Time streams movies and TV shows from torrents directly into your screen. The objective is to install Popcorn Time movie streamer on Debian 9 Stretch Linux. Requirements For a system wide Popcorn Time privileged access to your Debian Stretch Linux system as root or via sudo command is required. 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...
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How to install Dropbox client on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Objective The objective is to install Dropbox client on the Debian 9 Stretch Linux. Requirements Privileged access to your Debian 9 Stretch Linux is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions
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Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction Django is the top Python web development framework and for good reason. It's powerful, flexible, and doesn't get in the way of developers. It also scales incredibly well, powering sites like Instagram. Installing a Django development environment is very simple on Linux, and Debian makes it even simpler. There are two basic ways to go about it; the virtualenv way and the Debian way. The virtualenv way keeps django and all of the other Python packages installed with it contained,...
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Install The Discord on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction Discord is the favorite chat client among gamers. A few months back, an experimental "canary" release was launched for Linux. More recently, though, the availability of a stable client was announced. Because of the popularity of Ubuntu and Debian systems, the client is available in a .deb package, making installing it on Debian Stretch super simple. Get The Package In order to get the package, you can either get the package from Discord's website or use wget . To use the wget...
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How to Install Ruby on Rails on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction Ruby on Rails is the web framework that revolutionized web development a few years ago and powers many of the hottest start-ups today. It allows developers to rapidly develop working prototypes and even full sites without having to reinvent the wheel or worry about loads of configuration. Ruby runs best on Unix-like systems, making Linux an excellent choice for developing for Rails. Debian Stretch comes loaded with up-to-date version of Ruby and Rails as well as providing support...
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How to Install a LAMP Server on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction The LAMP server is the cornerstone of Linux web hosting. In the early days of dynamic web content LAMP was what won Linux the crown in the web space, and it still is responsible for powering a very large portion of the Internet's sites. If you're looking to set up a LAMP stack to host your website, it'd be hard to find a better option to build it on than Debian Stretch. Debian is, after all, well known for its stability, security, and massive package repositories, and Stretch is...
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How to upgrade Debian 9 Stretch to Debian 10 Buster

Objective This article explains a system upgrade procedure from Debian 9 Stretch to Debian 10 Buster. Currently, Debian Buster is in a state of testing. The stable Debian 10 Buster release date is to be expected in a second or third quarter of 2019. Buster Full Upgrade Let's first fully upgrade our current Debian Stretch system: # apt-get update # apt-get upgrade # apt-get dist-upgrade Update Package Repository to Debian Buster # sed -i 's/stretch/buster/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
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How to Install Nextcloud on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Introduction The Cloud can be a great thing. It can also be a terrifying Orwellian nightmare where some faceless corporate entity has every picture you've ever taken of your family. To prevent the latter, there's Nextcloud. You many have heard of Owncloud. It was the primary solution for open source self hosted cloud storage for quite some time. Unfortunately, due to internal struggles, Owncloud split. Owncloud still remains, but it is currently owned by the people that caused the split....
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How to install Spotify on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Objective The following Spotify setup procedure outlines installation steps as provided by spotify.com. Nonetheless, may you encounter some difficulties along the way of the Spotify installation on Debian Stretch, read the appendix below to resolve them. Requirements Privileged access to your Debian Stretch system is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions
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How to Replace Systemd With SysV Init On Debian Linux

Objective Replace systemd with SysV Init as the init system on Debian Stretch Distributions Debian Stretch Requirements A working Debian Stretch install with root privileges. 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 Not everyone loves systemd, and for those that don't, there really...
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