Debian FAQ

How to add Ubuntu Packages for Jaunty ( Example usb-creator-gtk package)

Add this repository to the /etc/apt/sources.list


deb squeeze main contrib non-free

deb squeeze/

If you want Ubuntu sources

deb maverick main

Three USB startup disk creators


apt-get install usb-creator-gtk

apt-get install unetbootin

First option using dd, best command for debian 7.0

dd if=.iso of=/dev/sda# bs=4M; sync

bs=4M is to increase speed, default would be only 512bytes, this increase the write speed to

do 4M at a time.

sync, flush all writes before command completes

How to fix sdb1 error for USB keys

Open the fstab file in /etc/ as root and comment out the use of CD Drive for sdb1

Map Manually

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash

then when i'm done

umount /mnt/flash

sometimes it wouldn't umount so i had to force it with -l

umount -l /mnt/flash

How to add minimize to Desktop in Debian

If the option is not listed in System -> Prefrences -_ Keyboard Shortcuts


gconftool-2 -t str --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/show_desktop "d"

Then add in Keyboard Shortcuts

How to install wireless networking tools

Process: apt-get install network-manager

Front End Piece: apt-get install network-manager-gnome

How to add printer with CUPS debian Web Configuration



aptitude install --without-recommends lxde-core

apt-get install lxde

Debian Flash Player Install

apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree