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Download installed packages

This script will determine what packages you have installed and download a copy of each package to you current folder.

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Accessing the web from behind a firewall (without exposing your password)

If you are behind a web-proxy then you either need to configure the proxy settings or set the environment variable  http_proxy  first.

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Problem updating package information

Having recently restored a system using a backup I discovered that I could not upgrade it using ‘apt-get update’ and ‘apt-get upgrade’ as I expected. The latest package lists would start to download and then the process appeared to hang … Continue reading

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Files needed for mate-screenshot

I don’t like installing stuff on my system I don’t need but do find that being able to take screenshots useful – particularly when writing up articles for this blog. However while the screenshot utility used to be a separate … Continue reading

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How to not install recommended packages

One of the reasons I really like linux is that generally you can choose what you want to install, the granularity available isn’t as much as it once was but it is still relatively easy to keep the number of … Continue reading

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Enabling an Intel Pro 2200 wireless network card

Since MATE was now available in the Debian repositories I decided to see how well one of my older laptops (an HP 510 with a 1.4 Ghz Celeron CPU and 512MB RAM) would cope.

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MATE now available on Debian

The MATE Desktop packages are now available in the official Debian package repositories https://packages.debian.org/wheezy-backports/mate-desktop.

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Configuring the base system

Having completed a minimal install there are a few things that need to be tweaked a bit in order to keep it that way.

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Installing MATE

MATE is a fork of the original GNOME 2 desktop environment that retains the familiar GNOME 2 look and feel and provides an alternative to GNOME 3, particularly on older or less powerful machines, and with a little patience you … Continue reading

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Configuring APT

APT is a collection of tools for managing the installation of software packages on Debian based Linux distributions, including Ubuntu and Raspbian.

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