Category Archives: debian

Using Owncloud Client for Nextcloud Server on Debian Stable

There is no official debian package for the nextcloud client. There have been a handful of RFP bugs reported but it looks like no one has taken this on yet. I want to get more involved with debian packaging so … Continue reading

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Testing Syntax Errors in Apache Config

If you spend any time mucking around config files in Linux you are likely to run into some syntax errors sooner or later. Recently I was setting up cgit on Debian 8 and was banging my head against the wall … Continue reading

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Change the Default Terminal Editor in Debian

Debian comes with a very handy utility called update-alternatives that helps to set default tools for various tasks. It is possible for several programs fulfilling the same or similar functions to be installed on a single system at the same time. For … Continue reading

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/etc/motd

I have been using Linux for many years, but only recently found out about /etc/motd. When you SSH into a server, it displays a message that varies depending on your Linux distribution. For instance, a stock Debian installation looks like this: … Continue reading

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Installing LXQt on Debian Testing

Introduction Ever since I read about the merger of LXDE and Razor-Qt into the LXQtproject I have been patiently waiting for it to be available on Debian. Razor-QT was a beautiful, clean, and fast desktop environment, and LXDE has always been … Continue reading

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Using cgit

This is the last post in a three part series about cgit. Previously we saw how to install and configure cgit and then we saw how to make cgit pretty. This last post has to do with actually using cgit. … Continue reading

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Making cgit Pretty

Previously I wrote about how to install and configure cgit on Debian. If you have followed that short guide you now have a kick ass cgit install running on your server. So whats next? A bare cgit installation is pretty … Continue reading

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Installing cgit + nginx on Debian Jessie

cgit is a hyperfast web frontend for git repositories written in C. Coupled with nginx, this makes a super quick git repository viewer for your web server. I was not able to find a good tutorial on how to get … Continue reading

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Using Virt-Manager on Debian

Virt-Manager is an awesome front end for running QEMU VMs on top of KVM. This is a great alternative to VirutalBox and since the latest version of Virtualbox has been moved to the “contrib” section in Debian (due to a non-free … Continue reading

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Configuring Mutt for Gandi Mail (IMAP and SMTP)

Gandi is my favorite registrar for many reasons. Their motto is “No Bullshit” and they mean it. They make it super easy to manage domains, and offer tons of great services. One of the best things about buying a domain from … Continue reading

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