Galculator is a calculator app available in Debian. Debian 10 comes with version 2.1.4.
I seem to have found an odd bug in the software, so am documenting here to see if others can reproduce.
The display should be able to handle numbers bigger than 999. However it seems that is not the case if you use a separator (,) in between big numbers (which is designed to make it easier to read)
1,000,000 vs 1000000
This shows the software working as expected.
After setting a comma ( , ) as a Separator and entering a long number, we get a problem with the display.
According to the
Debian tracker bullseye will have 2.1.4-1.1.
I am not sure if this happens in Debian 11, but I am just reporting this here, I can take a video later on, but that will just illustrate the same as above.
I would guess this can be reported to the
Bug Tracking System if it can be reproduced.
My system here is:-
Client: HexChat 2.14.2 • OS: Debian 10.9 • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz (1.60GHz) • Memory: Physical: 2.8 GiB Total (1.5 GiB Free) Swap: 2.9 GiB Total (2.9 GiB Free) • Storage: 546.4 GB / 647.2 GB (100.9 GB Free) • VGA: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller @ Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express DRAM Controller • Uptime: 5h 56m 1s
Running LXDE Desktop
, # Debian , # Buster , # Galculator , # Bug # Display
Xfce4 multiscreen support
As my netbook is running Debian 10 + XFCE 4 desktop then plugging in a vga cable which is attached to my TV gives me the option to use the TV as a display too.
So this gives various options, extending the display will then allow windows to be dragged over, so I can watch a full screen
peertube video on the tv for example.
Clicking the advanced option gives you the ability to fine tune this setup
Note Upon plugging in the VGA cable, the screen resolution will change and the dialogue box mentioned above will be displayed, removing the cable should restore the display.
As with anything
Your mileage may vary with this*, but it seems to work really well.
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XFCE on Mastodon
, # debian , # buster , # xfce4 , # desktop , # windowmanager , # gui , # screen , # multiscreen , # peertube . # video
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Debian 10.7 released
The latest update to Debian 10 (“buster”), taking it from 10.6 to 10.7 is scheduled for Saturday 5th December 2020
You can check the current version by either adding:-
echo "You are running :"
Update in the usual way
apt upgrade (for interactive) or
apt upgrade -y to accept everything
, # debian , # release , # update ,#106,107 # buster
Creating an archive
In order to submit levels for rocks and diamonds, I needed to archive all the levels together. Under Debian 10 xarchiver, is one tool that can be used for this.
It should be a case of
Goto folder with files in
Select all files you would like to add
right click on one of the selected files and select create archive
I have added a short video below, other than the slight hiccup with selecting the files, this will produce a tar.gz archive file.
, # Debian , # Buster , # xfce , # xfce4 , # archive , # xarchiver . # creation
Adding games to Debian Xfce menu
Yesterday, I wrote briefly that I am now using snaps, this works really well, but does not add items to the Debian XFCE menu automatically.
To solve this I have installed menulibre, which helps users edit the menu.
apt install menulibre
So adding items to this is fairly straight forward.
Load up the menulibre program.
menu —> accessories —> Menu Editor
Once loaded you will be presented with:-
The + in the corner allows users to add a new entry.
Click on the appropriate place in the menu to add your program to where you want it. You can also move items around with the up / down arrows at the bottom, don't forget to save (see later) what you have changed.
You can then enter the details of the program. To save there is an icon to the right of the + Depicting an arrow pointing towards a disk drive. Click this to save.
You can then test to make sure your entry works.
, # debian , # buster , # menu , # add , # item # menulibre
Fresh Debian install
I spent some time, last night, re-installing Debian 10.x. I am now running a nice clean 10.5 desktop system.
As expected, this is a very simple process. After install I spent time restoring data, installing a few programs, I am likely to use more often.
Also nice to have lots of disk space left:-
df -h /home
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 143G 32G 105G 23% /
, # debian , # buster # install
Super Container OS
Just found this on Mastodon. Super Container OS, a Debian-Based Live Distro with a Built-In
Engine. # Container
Could be good for anyone who would like to get up and running quickly as it is also installable.
If you would like to discuss further please join
Mastodon as I don't much about container technology.
, # debian , # buster , # docker , # container , # live ,
# installable # distribution
Debian Admin Handbook
The latest edition of the Debian Administrator's handbook, which covers the latest release Debian 10 (Buster) has been released.
download or view online.
, # Linux , # debian , # handbook , # buster , # user , # admin # guide
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March 24, 2020
As I am no longer able to run code club at the library. The frustration with the poor performance of Chromium browser on Debian has prompted me to install Chrome browser.
After a quick search I found a
how_to which is easy to follow and Chrome is now fully installed and working.
Performance is now vastly better. I am not sure what is causing the issue on Debian. It needs investigating properly.
, # browser , # chrome , # google , # performance , # install , # debian10 . # buster
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