Installing Plank Dock on Debian Jessie

Plank is the dock which features in the very nicely presented Ubuntu distro Elementary linux. I recently switched from Docky as I like Planks simplicity. This is what was required. Get the latest tar.xz from https://launchpad.net/plank Install dependencies sudo apt-get install automake gnome-common intltool pkg-config valac libbamf3-dev libdbusmenu-gtk3-dev libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libgee-dev libglib2.0-dev libgtk-3-dev libwnck-3-dev libx11-dev libgee-0.8-dev … Read more Installing Plank Dock on Debian Jessie

Up-to-date Nvidia Drivers Debian Wheezy 64-Bit using Backports

Since my previous post showing how to install Nvidia drivers in Debian Wheezy 64-Bit I found out that the driver in the standard Debian Wheezy repo is very dated (around 304.xx or something!). As a result I started looking at the options for a new driver. They break down like this: 1. Download & Install … Read more Up-to-date Nvidia Drivers Debian Wheezy 64-Bit using Backports

How to install Steam on Debian Wheezy 7.8 64-Bit (Nvidia)

Right now my new favourite and daily driver desktop is a minimal install of Debian Wheezy (i.e. installing the netinstall from http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ with just Openbox and few other choice apps). I will do a guide in the future to setting up this Zen Desktop :-). As pretty much the only games I ever play are … Read more How to install Steam on Debian Wheezy 7.8 64-Bit (Nvidia)

Keeping processes running even if you close putty/terminal

Ever have that problem where you’re running a large database mysql database dump through putty, and the connection to the server is somehow lost? I recently encountered this fairly unlikely situation occur and the below commands solve it. Command nohup command & Runs the process in the background and allows you continue using your ssh … Read more Keeping processes running even if you close putty/terminal