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Install Python on Debian

How to install Python in a base Debian 7.4 Wheezy setup. Over the years I have taught myself a handful of different programming languages. Allow me go into a little more detail: I taught myself programming just enough to get whataver job done that I wanted to get done at that time.

How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 was released yesterday and it can be installed in Debian by using the WebUpd8 Java PPA repository.

HOW-TO:Compile XBMC on Debian or Ubuntu

This is a tutorial on how to compile and install XBMC on Debian or Ubuntu

Install Bare Bones Debian 7.4 Wheezy Server

This article is a quick “how-to” on setting up a simple, clean and lean Debian server. Also including setting up SSH to remotely connect to the server.

Minidlna Media Server through debian-optware-arm

Easy to update without waiting for asus, easy to apply patches, very stable with zero crashes at least for me on RT-AC66U, I enabled movie thumbnails with filmstrip (will take a little bit longer to scan db), this version will not rebuild entire database after every router reboot.

Debian packaging and deployment in Mozilla’s Release Engineering setup

I’ve been working on creating my second Debian package for Mozilla’s Release Engineering infrastructure and it’s been a pain like the first one.

Install BitTorrent Sync GUI In Ubuntu Or Debian [PPA Repository]

An unofficial BitTorrent Sync GUI for Linux was released today, providing almost all the features available in the official Windows and Mac BTSync GUI.

Debian Wheezy for AC68 and AC56 + OwnCloud

Have the Merlin firmware installed on your router. Have a disk formatted in ext4 and attached to the router. Have ssh shell running Create a folder called “debian” and share it via Samba

Getting Movistar Peru ZTE MF193 work in Debian

After so many attempts to have my shiny Movistar Peru (Internet Móvil) 3G ZTE MF193 modem to work out-of-the-box in Debian jessie (unstable) with NetworkManager, the word frustration was hitting on my head. Even trying to do the right thing, led me to craziness. I gave up on fanzines and decided to take the old-school […]

Running YouTrack Issue And Project Tracking Tool On nginx (Debian Wheezy)

YouTrack is an issue and project tracking tool written in Java. This tutorial explains how to serve YouTrack through an nginx webserver on Debian Wheezy.

How to set up a simple mail server on Debian in 5 easy steps

This tutorial will take you through the steps of setting up and configuring a simple mail server (SMTP, POP3, IMAP) on Debian/Linux. The instructions will be given for Debian, but they can be adapted quite simply to other distributions such as Ubuntu and other Debian-based OSes; you could even pretty much follow the same steps […]

Installing Suricata, Snorby and Banyard2 on Debian

I have used Snort quite extensively in the past and was curious about toying with Suricata which is similar to Snort but nicer in my view. It has been a few years since I looked at it. I can see the project seems to have evolved quite a lot. One functionality that I will be […]

Building Debian Linux bootable SD card with hardware accelerated video decoding and Kernel 3.4 for A13-OLinuXino

You should make sure you have the tools for building the Linux Kernel and install them if you don’t have them. To install new software you should be with super user rights on your Linux machine, so do this type in a terminal.

How to install Google Music Manager on Debian Wheezy

If you are running Debian Wheezy and have trouble installing the Google Music Manager from the official Google Music downloads page, here’s how you can fix it.

How to run Twister on ARM (Debian) and OSX

I’m growing very fond of Twister, a new project from Brazilian developer Miguel Freitas. Miguel basically leveraged Bitcoin and Bittorrent concepts (and code!) to build a fully-decentralised Twitter clone. The P2P architecture means that it’s completely immune to censorship and “chilling effects”: nobody in the network can hand your account over to the authorities or […]

Debian Virtualization: Back to the Basics

Namespace isolation is the simplest virtualization technology available in Linux kernel. It allows a process and all its descendants to have their own private view of the globally shared kernel resources, such as the network stack, process table, mount table. This feature is mostly popularized and promoted by utilities such as LXC (Linux Containers), Docker […]

Install Zabbix Monitoring Tool On Debian

Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution that can be used to monitor and track performance and availability of network servers, devices and other IT resources. It supports distributed and WEB monitoring, auto-discovery, and more

How to install and configure Debian

Debian is supposed to be extremely stable, but for some reason the current version is codenamed ‘Wheezy’. I hope this is not a reference to its performance! In this post I explain what I did to install Debian and importantly to make it usable.

Creating a Linode-based VPN setup using OpenVPN on Debian or Ubuntu

Using a Virtual Private Network is a good way to work-around geoIP restrictions but also to protect your network traffic when travelling with your laptop and connecting to untrusted networks.

How to Repack Deb Files on Debian and Ubuntu

The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian GNU/Linux users how to easily unpack and repack a .deb file on their Debian-based Linux operating system. Once in a while you reach a moment in life when, among other things, you want to modify a .deb file, to change something in it and repackage […]

Running ownCloud 5.0 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy

This tutorial shows how you can install and run ownCloud 5.0 on a Debian Wheezy system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially […]

Cross-architecture Linux containers in Debian

I wanted to create a Deb-o-Matic environment to testbuild packages for a different architecture. Taking inspiration on Stéphane’s excellent blog post, I tried to replicate the creation of a cross-architecture Linux container in Debian. Here are the steps I made:

Kernel 3.12 Released – Install and Compile in Debian Linux

In this case, we are going to compile a newly released Kernel 3.12, on Debian Wheezy. The newly released Kernel 3.12 has several new features, including some new drivers for the NVIDIA Optimus, and the Radeon Kernel Graphics Driver. It also offers huge improvements to the EXT4 filesystem, and some updates to XFS and Btrfs.

Setup DNS Server On Debian 7 Wheezy

In this tutorial i am going to setup local Primary and secondary DNS servers. I am using two systems running with Debian 7 for primary and secondary DNS server and one system running with Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop for Client.

Debian Virtualization: LXC debootstrap filesystem

This article discusses LXC, a lightweight virtualization technology built into Linux kernel. The user space LXC tool is distributed with a number of templates that allow the creation of different Linux distro filesystems, usually one template for each major Linux distribution.

Install Percona Server 5.6 And phpMyAdmin On Debian 7 Wheezy

Percona Server is an enhanced drop-in replacement of MySQL. The latest version Percona Server 5.6 is made available for download with new features and many improvements. In this tutorial let me show you how to install it on Debian 7 Wheezy server.

Setup Web-based Help Desk System Using SiT!

Support Incident Tracker, is a Free, Open Source web based ‘Help Desk’ or ‘Support Ticket System’ application which uses PHP and MySQL for tracking technical support calls/emails. SiT! can be used to manage contacts, sites, technical support contracts and support incidents in one place. Also we can send emails directly from SiT!, attach files and […]

Building Debian SD card for Linux with Kernel 3.4 from scratch for A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO

This is step by step instruction how to build Debian for A10S-OLinuXino with Kernel 3.4 In Kernel 3.4 image several major bugs are fixed like: XFCE4 problems with USB-Ethernet-AX88772B, the WIFI instability, GPIO, USB support etc which were with problems in the earlier image.

Using RoundCube Webmail With ISPConfig 3 On Debian Wheezy (nginx)

This guide explains how to install the RoundCube webmail application on a Debian Wheezy server running ISPConfig and nginx, and how to enable the ISPConfig 3 plugins for RoundCube so that users can perform actions like changing their email passwords from within RoundCube. Roundcube webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user […]

Mini-Debconf in Cambridge, UK – November 14-17 2013 – update

Hi folks! Back in August, I announced [1] a mini-debconf in Cambridge, to be held on the 14-17 November. With just over a month to go, it’s time for an update on the organisation and a reminder for potential attendees and speakers.

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