Adding PPA's in Debian:
Debian does not have the command "apt-add-repository ppa: ppa_name" like Ubuntu. To enable this command, making adding repositories practical; follow this tip: How to add PPA's in Debian
Enabling ReiserFS Support:
By default, Debian does not recognize parties with ReiserFS file systems. If you have any other distros using this system, Grub will not recognize the entries. To fix this, install the following package and its dependencies:
# apt-get install reiserfsprogs
Leaving Kde in Portuguese:
If you installed Kde without using mirrors during the installation, Kde comes in English. To leave it in Portuguese, follow this arthas tip: English to Portuguese KDE on Debian
If you used the sources.list from this article, just run:
# apt-get purge iceweasel
To remove Firefox fork from Debian:
# apt-get install firefox
To install Firefox (during the creation of this article, it is in version 6.0.2).
With the same repository already included in the Sources.list of this article, just run.
For the unstable version:
# apt-get install google-chrome-unstable
For the beta version:
# apt-get install google-chrome-beta
For stable version (recommended):
# apt-get install google-chrome-stable
Installing Adobe Flash Plugin:
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Installing multimedia codecs:
Follow this Eliab Venancio tip: Installing non-free codecs and players on Debian GNU / Linux
NOTE: The multimedia repository is already included in the sources.list of this article.
Follow the guto76 tip: Installing Sun-Java on Debian Squeeze
The "non-free" repository is already included in the sources.list of this article.
To unzip most common files (rar and zip), install the packages:
# apt-get install unrar zip
And a graphical interface to unzip:
# apt-get install file-roller
# apt-get install ark
Xfce / Lxde:
# apt-get install xarchive
Add the "Open Terminal Here" option in the Nautilus context menu:
# apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
To manage Grub boot, editing entries etc, follow this tip: How to edit, rename entries and insert a Grub 2 background image with Grub Customizer
Its repository is already listed in the sources.list of this article. So, to install, just run:
# apt-get install grub-customizer
Themes and cones:
If you like to customize the look of Gnome, use the Gstyle theme manager. To install, follow this edps tip: Gstyle, theme manager for Ubuntu, Debian and derivatives
The Gstyle repository is already included in the sources.list of this article.
Create wallpapers with image sequence in Gnome.
Take a look at the MNd article: Letting the GNOME Slide Animated Desktop
And in guigomendonca's tip: Slideshow of wallpapers on your desktop with Crebs
I use Crebs. Therefore, its repository is already included in the sources.list of this article.
Creating xorg.conf File:
Debian does not come with a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. This file is responsible for some parameters of the graphic environment X, such as resolution, keyboard, video driver etc. Its use is recommended.
To create an xorg.conf file, type in the terminal:
$ su # init 1
This command will terminate X, returning a black screen. At this screen, enter the root password to enter a terminal, and run the command:
# Xorg -configure # mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
The first creates an "xorg.conf.new" file, the second moves this file to / etc / X11, renaming it to "xorg.conf".
Disable the feature that turns off the monitor after 10min idle in Gnome:
This is a boring little problem. Whenever you are idle, or watching a movie, after 10 min Gnome automatically turns off the monitor.
To resolve this, disable the screensaver and also edit the xorg.conf generated in the previous tip by typing:
# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Enter the following lines below the "ServerLayout" session:
Section "ServerFlags" Option "BlankTime" "0" Option "StandbyTime" "0" Option "SuspendTime" "0" Option "OffTime" "0" EndSection