Category Archives: Debian

Configuring X Windows on a Virtual Machine

When using X windows on a virtual machine I have found that the screen resolution is detected automatically it can often default to a maximum resolution of 1024×768 pixels – sometimes you can select a better resolution (by navigating to … Continue reading

Posted in CentOS, Debian, Linux, Raspbian, RedHat, Ubuntu | Tagged | Leave a comment

Minimal install of Debian (stretch)

This is really just an update of my previous post with a few minor changes to bring it up to date.

Posted in Debian, Linux | Tagged | Leave a comment

Configuring wireless networking using MATE

I’ve been using MATE as my main desktop for some time so when it came to installing Linux on my new laptop (an HP 6470b that I picked up second-hand) it was the obvious choice.

Posted in Debian, Linux, Raspbian | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Installing updates from behind a firewall

If you are behind a web-proxy then installing packages or updating your system requires that the environment variable http_proxy is defined first – this then tells the system to use a web-proxy.

Posted in CentOS, Debian, Linux, Programming, Raspbian, RedHat, Ubuntu | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Compairing version numbers

There are differences between versions of some of the relatively common utilities that occasionally make it necessary to check which version is installed in a script, but comparing version numbers in a script is quite hard – fortunately if you … Continue reading

Posted in Debian, Raspbian, Ubuntu | Tagged , | Leave a comment