Reconfiguring locales

Recently when rebuilding on of my machines I encountered and error when I tried to install X windows.
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Installing GNOME2 on Debian (Lenny)

Bit of a blast from the past this one, but having upgraded the disks in my ancient AlphaServer I needed to reinstall Debian (lenny), and thought I’d take the opportunity to record which packages were required for a reasonably minimal installation of GNOME 2.
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Set Linux Console Height and Width

On my Raspberry Pi and my much older AlphaServer have configured the system to use the serial port as the console, as this means I can use them ‘headless’ without having to plug-in a screen or keyboard (very useful if you are on the move and only have a laptop).
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Installing Budgie Desktop on Debian 9.x (stretch)

I don’t actively dislike the GNOME 3 look and feel, but I don’t really like it either and until now have tended to use the MATE Desktop, but now there is a new kid on the block that I think I rather like.
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Display IP address in banner text

Rather then use the console when working on a system I generally prefer to connect remotely using ‘ssh’ as it is so much easier to be able to cut and paste from a terminal session on my workstation that way.
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