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Grokking Debian GNU/Linux

Posted 08-06-2010 at 02:58 AM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 06-14-2012 at 04:37 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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debian lenny - STABLE bug.

Posted 07-21-2010 at 11:21 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

I have just lost my backup data thanks to STABLE versions of stupid GUI "xfburn".
Of course it was mainly my fault I didn't check if it was written okay or not and just put that away then removed source files from hard disk. Im now wondering what's on that DVD disc, some space looks to be non-empty but mounted disc is empty. Quest for future. Luckily, the data wasn't that way important so that's why I didn't check it, in oppose to other discs I've written that day.

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Surfraw - Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the World Wide Web

Posted 06-30-2010 at 01:55 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
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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 07:11 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 07-03-2010 at 06:35 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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Irssi the irc client that rocks

Posted 06-26-2010 at 05:42 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 03-08-2012 at 01:54 PM by craigevil

Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC, XMPP and ICB protocols via plugins.

Even the dpkg bot in #debian agrees irssi rocks:
<dpkg> i guess irssi is the best <IRC> client ever. "aptitude install irssi" and read http://www.irssi.org/documentation/startup . See also http://irssi.org/documentation/faq. http://www.irssi.org/

Simple easy script to setup irssi for you: Irssi Config Generator http://www.matthew.ath.cx/programs/irssiconfig...
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