How To Keep A List Of All The Installed Packages In Debian

It can be useful to have a list of installed packages in Debian when using it on multiple PCs or importing it after a fresh install. There is a quick way to do this directly from the Terminal by using the following command : dpkg –get-selections > installedpackages.txt This will export the list of all installed packages and store it in a text file named installedpkgs.txt. This...

How To Fix Sudo Command Not Found In Debian After A New Install

After a new install of Debian, you may find that sudo won’t be available for updating and installing packages from the command line. Besides that, in Debian, the user by default won’t have any sudo privileges either by to make any changes. Here is how to fix it : First, switch to root using su (using the root password that was set during installation process). su root Having root access,...

How To Install Non-Free Packages In Debian

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The default installation of Debian doesn’t include proprietary packages or drivers. So after a fresh install, you may experience a lack of hardware functionality because non-free firmware isn’t installed. It can however be changed, here’s how : First, open the Debian repository list using any text editor like nano/vim : sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Next, add the word non-free...