Paul Sutton

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Galculator

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)

Consider 1,000,000 vs 1000000

Galculator

This shows the software working as expected.

Setting Separator

After setting a comma ( , ) as a Separator and entering a long number, we get a problem with the display.

Display bug

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

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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.

multiscreen

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

advanced

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.

This article will be shared via rss and on Mastodon, if you need any help then I will do my best to help with this, but you may want to follow XFCE on Mastodon

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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 :"
cat /etc/debian_version

To your .bashrc file.

Or running

cat /etc/debian_version

Update in the usual way apt update apt upgrade (for interactive) or apt upgrade -y to accept everything

Upgrade video

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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.

xarchiver

It should be a case of

  1. Goto folder with files in
  2. Select all files you would like to add
  3. 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.

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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.

  1. Load up the menulibre program.

menu —> accessories —> Menu Editor

Launch Program from menu

Once loaded you will be presented with:-

Main Program screen

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.

menu 1

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.

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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.

desktop

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% /

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Super Container OS

Just found this on Mastodon. Super Container OS, a Debian-Based Live Distro with a Built-In #Container Engine.

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.

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Debian Admin Handbook

The latest edition of the Debian Administrator's handbook, which covers the latest release Debian 10 (Buster) has been released.

You can download or view online.

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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.

Chrome browser

Performance is now vastly better. I am not sure what is causing the issue on Debian. It needs investigating properly.

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