Category Archives: Raspbian

Enable root Logins

By default the root password is locked to prevent you from being able to login as root on Debian/Raspbian, and for good reason. Advertisements

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Uses for ‘sed’

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to check how to remove extra spaces from the end of the lines, or convert between DOS and Unix style line feeds so I thought I’d better write down some … Continue reading

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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.

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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.

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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.

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