Sublime Text Installation, Debian with Plank

This is a guide showing how to install Sublime Text from the Sublime debian repo and then what to do to ensure you can pin it to Plank dock (could well be required for other docks like Docky too). Install sublime from the repo (sublimes docs on install https://www.sublimetext.com/docs/3/linux_repositories.html) I’m running a minimal system to … Read more Sublime Text Installation, Debian with Plank

Turning off hybrid graphics AMD Radeon HD 8700M Debian Jessie Ativ Book 8

If like me you don’t want/need 3D graphics for gaming when using Debian Linux on your Ativ Book 8 you can turn off the AMD Radeon HD 8700M component. Reason for doing this is that if it’s left running (in Debian Jessie) it will suck your battery dry (probably an exaggeration, but it definitely reduces … Read more Turning off hybrid graphics AMD Radeon HD 8700M Debian Jessie Ativ Book 8

Fixing Intel Graphics Glitching (Docky/Plank/Tint2) in Openbox on Samsung Ativ Book 8

I had a fairly subtle glitching issue on my Samsung Ativ Book 8 running Openbox on Debian Jessie. Basically icons in Docky/Plank had a orange box outline and Tint2 icons also looked unsmooth. In order to fix I did the following: cd /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ sudo nano 20-intel.conf Then put the following in the file: Section "Device" … Read more Fixing Intel Graphics Glitching (Docky/Plank/Tint2) in Openbox on Samsung Ativ Book 8

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

Java (OpenJDK) in Chromium Debian & Ubuntu

I’ve found the below combination to work well for any browser Java needs. Here’s how I got it working: Install OpenJDK sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre Install the IcedTea java browser plugin sudo apt-get install icedtea-8-plugin Navigate to your Chromium plugins folder cd /usr/lib/chromium/plugins Create a symbolic link to the IcedTea Plugin sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/amd64/IcedTeaPlugin.so … Read more Java (OpenJDK) in Chromium Debian & Ubuntu

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)