Category Archives: Ubuntu

Check OS version (Debian/Ubuntu/Raspbian)

There are several ways to check which version of Debian, Ubuntu or Raspbian you are running. Advertisements

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Python Dates Times and Timezones

Dealing with time zones is hard, you may know what time zone you are in but what happens when you want to convert your local time to that in another timezone?

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Installing pygame on Debian

There isn’t anything difficult about this once you remember what the package name is so this is more of a reminder to myself than anything else!

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Booting in Text Mode with GRUB2

Usually GRUB’s auto detection of the possible screen resolutions works well, but it can be a bit of a pain in the rear when it doesn’t! As a result I normally configure my servers to boot in text mode which … Continue reading

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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.

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