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Laptop volume controls (fn keys) not working on Openbox (Debian 9 stretch – crunchbangplusplus)

On a clean install of the excellent http://crunchbangplusplus.org/ linux distro (Debian 9 stretch AMD64) my Asus laptop’s volume control fn shortcut keys were not working for volume up, down and toggling the mute. In this distro it’s using pulseaudio and pavucontrol to control the audio and volume. The little applet which sits in the tint2 […]

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Creating a Debian Linux bootable installation USB drive

This method of creating a Debian Linux bootable installation USB drive uses the command dd to copy the ISO image to an empty USB stick. Make sure the USB stick is empty and is big enough to take the Debian installation image you have selected, some of them a pretty big nowadays. Insert the USB […]

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Dropbox sync folder outside dropbox folder on linux debian

If you have a folder/directory that resides outside of the Dropbox folder you can still sync it to Dropbox. You need to create a symlink between the folders. To do this: 1 – Go to the dropbox directory you want to have the external directory linked to cd /path/to/dropbox/directory 2 – Create the symlink to […]

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Linux rm command for removing files in directories

Delete files from a directory: rm [options..] [file|directory] -f Remove all files in a directory without prompting the user. -i Interactive. With this option, rm prompts for confirmation before removing any files. -r (or) -R Recursively remove directories and subdirectories in the argument list. The directory will be emptied of files and removed. The user […]

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Upgrade Google Chrome in Linux Debian

How to upgrade just Google Chrome in Linux (Debian) To upgrade Google Chrome to the latest stable version: sudo apt-get –only-upgrade install google-chrome-stable Might need to kill all instances of Chrome, to kill all instances of Chrome: sudo pkill -15 google-chrome

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