Paul Sutton

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Adapt Learning Suite

As part of the Debian Academy [1], we are currently using Moodle [2] and also Adapt [3] to help create courses. So far I have just had a look at this, but I have found a training guide [4] and was sent a YouTube [5] by David B. So should, with help be able to come up with some ideas for courses.

The idea of Debian Academy, is to help more people in to contributing to Debian, by introducing how to get involved, from packaging, testing. bug reporting and mentoring and much more.

If you are interested in joining please e-mail the team from the Wiki page [1] or join us on IRC – #debian-academy on oftc [6]

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1 Debian Academy 2 Moodle 3 Adapt Learning 4 Training Guide 5 Creating responsive elearning with Adapt Authoring Tool – YouTube 6 OFTC

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DEBIAN CONSOLE FONTS

I have found another way to change the Default Linux console font to something that is more readable, from the default which is really small text. The instructions are at [1]. This works on my current Debian [2] 10.9 set up, but as usual Your mileage may vary. If you ask on a forum, social media or IRC about this, please quote the website below and not this blog post.

The contents of my /etc/default/console-setup are now as follows:-

 1 # CONFIGURATION FILE FOR SETUPCON
  2 
  3 # Consult the console-setup(5) manual page.
  4 
  5 ACTIVE_CONSOLES="/dev/tty[1-6]"
  6 CHARMAP="UTF-8"
  7 CODESET="guess"
  8 FONTFACE="TerminusBold"
  9 FONTSIZE="16x32"
 10 SCREEN_WIDTH="80"
 11 
 12 VIDEOMODE=
 13 
 14 # The following is an example how to use a braille font
 15 # FONT='lat9w-08.psf.gz brl-8x8.psf'
 16 

Hopefully this is useful.

REFERENCES

  1. How to change your linux console fonts 2 Debian 3 Free Software Foundation

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Updated Debian 10: 10.9 released

The Debian Project
March 27th, 2021 https://www.debian.org/News/2021/20210327

The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth update of its stable
distribution Debian 10 (codename "buster"). This point release mainly
adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for
serious problems. Security advisories have already been published
separately and are referenced where available.

#Debian,#Project,#Update,#Release

Debian 10.9

The latest point release of Debian is due for today. This will take the current 10.8 to 10.9.

#Debian,#Release,#Point,#Update

Debian Testing Feb 2021

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I decided to have a go at upgrading a netbook Debian 10 to Debian 11. Buster –> Bullseye.

I am following the instructions found at [3]. I have also included links to release notes for both the current and next version.

Upgrade seemed to go well. However I seem to be having networking issue, so am investigating further,

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1 Free Software Foundation 2 Debian 3 Upgrade how_to 4 OFTC 5 Buster release notes 6 Bullseye release notes

Release codenames (for reference)

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Arduino in Debian

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Announcement from Feb 1st, Arduino software is now back in Debian. It is currently in the Testing release, so should hopefully be back in the main distribution very soon.

Read more on the Debian Blog

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Debian 10.8

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The Debian team have released the latest point update to Debian 10 (Buster) taking the release from 10.7 (from December) to 10.8.

You can update in the usual way

There is a really useful guide here from ChrlsGrmmg, on creating install media with dd.

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20.04.2 LTS

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Lubuntu 20.04.2, has been relesed, this is the lastest of the LTS (Long Term Support) updates for the system. You can find more info on the blog page.

Lubuntu is a derivative of the Ubuntu Operating system which in turn is built on Debian. Links in the list below.

Lubuntu is great for both low and high specification systems, and can help bring new life to old hardware, which given the number of people without devices could be a really effective way to help bridge the digital divide.

Organizations such as the good thing foundation help to build digital skills, sadly this does not cover fully free and open source software, let alone decentralized social media networks such as Mastodon.

There is no reason why LibreOffice can't be taught and promoted along side MS Office.

The more people to ASK for support with things like Lubuntu etc they will hopefully eventually provide the choice and associated support for alternatives.

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Auto starting applications

Using Deluge as an EXAMPLE

  1. Goto

Menu —> Settings —> Session and Startup

In the video I am looking to see if the application is listed, (which it wasn't) then I click add and then fill in the details.

2. Off screen I used the Menu Editor application

Menu —> Settings —> Menu Editor

to find the executable binary file I needed to copy and paste in to the command field

  1. This process is fairly simple and is outlined below. It is sometimes useful to be able to disable or enable start up to help with troubleshooting.

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