Tag Archives: apt

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. The only problem is that you need to … Continue reading

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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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