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Howto enable sudo in Debian

Posted 09-20-2012 at 12:21 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 09-21-2012 at 11:20 AM by craigevil

Debian unlike other distros like Ubuntu does not come with sudo enabled by default. That said it is easy enough to set it up.

How to setup sudo:

1) Use visudo to edit your sudoers file
2) Add your user to the sudo group
Code:
adduser foo sudo
3) Or you can use gksu, or kdesu on KDE.

Or you can follow the simple steps here:
Debian Reference Chapter 1. - http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/de..._configuration
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Howto install Oracle Java on Debian

Posted 03-10-2012 at 03:47 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 09-05-2012 at 01:36 PM by craigevil (added Java 7)

Steps for Oracle Java 6


Quote:
Version 1.6.x (a.k.a Java 6 Update x)
NOTE: Java 6 is scheduled to die (End of Life or EOL) in November 2012
As of April 27, 2012 the latest version of Java 6 is 1.6.0_32 (Version 6 Update 32).
According to Oracle, "This release includes bug fixes and performance improvements." No security patches.

First install java-package, and fakeroot.
Code:
apt-get install java-package fakeroot
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Grokking Debian GNU/Linux

Posted 08-06-2010 at 03:58 AM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 06-14-2012 at 05:37 AM by craigevil (added link)

Before asking here or on the <debian-user> mailing list, you should read the Installation Guide,
or if you already have Debian installed, the Debian Reference.
Also take the time to read:
Linux is NOT Windows : http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
What we expect you have already Done. : http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=47078

Please read "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way" - http://catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html...
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Surfraw - Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the World Wide Web

Posted 06-30-2010 at 02:55 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)

Are you tired of clicking the search box in Firefox to do searches or changing the search engine. Then surfraw is definitely for you. Get rid of the searchbox and use Surfraw.

Surfraw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quote:
Surfraw (Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Against the WWW) is a free POSIX-compliant (ie. meant for Linux, FreeBSD etc.) command-line shell program for interfacing with a number of web-based search engines. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License and written
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REAL Firefox on Debian

Posted 06-29-2010 at 08:11 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 07-03-2010 at 07:35 AM by craigevil

This is all I do to use Firefox rather than Iceweasel.
1) download Firefox
2) extract to my /home/Downloads
3) symlink plugins by doing:
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins /home/craig/Downloads/firefox/plugins
4) open iceweasel with iceweasel -profilemanager and create a profile for Firefox
5) copy my iceweasel profile to the new firefox profile
6) create a text file called Firefox.desktop

my Firefox.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
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