CD rippersudo apt-get install sound-juicer gvfs-backends lame
I find that sound juicer is hard to configure now, with no option to reduce bit quality from 320 or something. I use K3b at the moment for ripping to ogg or mp3. Other CD rippers are around too: rubyripper, ripperx, abcde (command line but simple), and grip which you have to build from source (download http://sourceforge.net/...) Likely, they'll all need lame installed for mp3 encoding.
Then there's the CLI way, using cdparanoia to rip the audio cd and lame or oggenc (vorbis-tools) to encode -see /linux-ripping-and-encoding-audio-files/
sudo apt-get install ardour audacity
that's a sound recorder and audio editor
Light weight web browsers
There plenty of light and fast web browsers to choose from if the sites you intend to visit work with them.. such as midori, seamonkey, and...
surf -from http://surf.suckless.org/
elinks -a CLI browser, ok for news headlines (text only).
jumanji (from http://pwmt.org/... wiki.archlinux.org/) - like uzbl but with tabs built in by design - need to install libunique-dev - also girara
there's a useful list here at Arch wiki Web_browsers
mem usages: surf 140mb, dillo 12mb, elinks 12mb, luakit 79mb, dwb 53mb, uzbl 55mb
see my uzbl page - uzbl is almost replacing my need for chromium... but it takes days to configure it and there's not much info around, so chromium is still needed.
then the heavy-weights...
Chromiumsudo apt-get install chromium-browser
Adobe Flash Player is no longer being updated for Linux.
Google are continuing flash media for Linux with their Pepper Flash Player for Chrome, download it from /wheezy-backports/ .. install and it runs a download of chrome (45mb) with the pepper flash player :(
here's the solution: this player handles flash and webm format... use the extension "html5 video for Youtube" and set the default in the extension's settings to html5 or use the user script view tube (see below)
also you can try requesting html5 from youtube
a simple plugin allows VLC to play any web movie that VLC is capable of playing
sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-vlc
some useful ones: too many tabs, tab scissors, back to top button (in options uncheck "enable animation"), full-screen google maps, recently closed tabs, quick bookmarks, vertical tabs, session manager, copy tab url, clickboard, scriptsafe (click on green icon to allow/trust sites), hola (alters IP)
! Warning, extensions each eat up some RAM, like between 13-20mb (press Shift-Escape to see all chromium processes including opened tabs).
user scripts rather than extensions can help. http://userscripts.org/scripts
e.g. multi column view of Google search 10299, text area backup 319100, simple form saver 66442, docs online viewer 127774
viewtube 87011 -watch media with html5 and download, got buttons for default video definition and format,
To add scripts from external sites, click install and then drag the downloaded .js file onto the extensions page, or install the extension "TamperMonkey" and then click install on the user script page (the script will not show on extensions page, but in Tampermonkey).
A fully featured web-browser to contend with Chrome and Firefox, with tons of options and addons.
download 12.16 here http://www.opera.com/computer/linux
Flash plugin - get from adobe (see above), then
mkdir ~/.local/lib/opera/plugins/ && cp libflashplayer.so ~/.local/lib/opera/plugins/
and restart Opera
my addons: flash video downloader, documents, scroll to top, open-in-background-with-long-press, yet another statusbar, turn off the lights
see more about it on my Opera page. At the moment Opera (linux v 12.16) can't properly handle dynamic web page content, like lots of Google stuff, yahoo news headlines etc... v16 is out for Win/Mac with new engine, but still not fully built and lacking much of the config that v12 has...
sudo apt-get install xiphos fonts-sil-ezra
or download latest from https://sourceforge.net/
sudo apt-get install libgtkhtml-4.0-dev libgtkhtml-editor-4.0-dev webkitgtk-3.0 libwebkitgtk-3.0-dev libgsf-1-dev libgnomeprintui2.2 libicu-dev
download the newest sword engine from http://crosswire.org/
unpack and install with ./userinst.sh, make, make install
(read INSTALL file)
if success then unpack xiphos and cd there, install with
./waf configure build install
Enable use of Garmin handheld GPS
Before plugging in the Garmin, do sudo rmmod garmin_gps to remove the gps driver in the debian kernel (not needed see here http://www.gpsbabel.org/os/Linux_Hotplug.html )
plugin and switch on the Garmin device, then sudo gpsbabel -i garmin -f usb:-1 to check if its recognised by gpsbabel.
make a new file
sudo leafpad /etc/udev/rules.d/51-garmin.rules -and paste this line in it
add your user to plugdev if not already added!
sudo adduser <username> plugdevplus, add your user to the dialout group -as with my 60csx (firmware 4.0) it's picked up on /dev/ttyUSB0, which belongs to the dialout group
sudo adduser <username> dialout
an excellent app for building maps from collected geo data. It can be simple or complex and its stable.
sudo apt-get install gpsbabel gpsbabel-gui viking
Get latest Viking from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/viking/files/
get build dependencies
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev gnome-doc-utils libexif-dev scrollkeeper libbz2-dev libmagic-dev libgps-dev
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/share/gnome/help/viking
sudo mkdir /usr/local/share/omf
To import data from a GPS unit, open Viking, and under File go through Acquire >From GPS
unpack viking 1.5 and run
sudo make installor
to make a deb package
select Garmin (if you use one)
/dev/ttyUSB0 will be shown as the serial port
select tracks and/or waypoints and hit OK and the data will import to the program
Viking supports layers including map backgrounds, colour-coding of tracks, waypoint symbols, and a lot of track and waypoints editing tools.
You can also geotag photos by correlating them against a track that was made at the time of shooting photos.
Also, you can write geo-coordinate data to multiple photos from any waypoint - just right-click on it -now this is very handy, especially if your camera has no geotagging function but you have waypoints from a GPS positioning unit (and you noted down waypoint no. / photo no.s taken at the same spot).
Enable multiarch (if you haven't already i.e. with installing Google earth)sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && sudo apt-get update
download skype from their page and install
sudo dpkg -i skype-debian*.deb
sudo apt-get -f install
(a fair few i386 packages will be installed)
flush axel-kapt tucan pdfshuffler gperiodic arandr
axel-kapt -dwnld accelerator
tucan -upload-dwnldr for file share sites
flush or transmission -bit torrent handlers
arandr -dual monitor/multi-display control
Customised Debian on a distributable CD
I'd say that refractasnapshot is the best option for backing-up your installed Debian (Remastersys has gone).
Once you've set up and configured your apps and desktop to your liking, you can then make an ISO from the whole file system which can then be installed onto another machine, with a result that looks and works the same as your original system.
See my System Backup page
You could also build your own custom Debian Live CD, pulling all the app's you need with apt-get and building them into a file system that is made into an ISO for burning to a USB stick and then can be installed on any machine? To do this there is the choice of Simple CCD and Live Helper -the latter of which I've had success with. But you'll need plenty of time to learn how to use them.
See my Remote Install page