Removed unused packages

$ deborphan
$ deborphan --guess-data
$ deborphan --guess-all
$ dpkg --purge `deborphan --guess-all`
$ egrep '^Status: |^Package: ' /var/lib/dpkg/status | egrep -B 1 'half-installed|half-configured|unpacked|triggers-awaited|triggers-pending'
$ dpkg --audit

Annoying autorenaming in Guake

First install gconf-editor

$ sudo apt-get install gconf-editor

Then run gconf-editor and browse to /apps/guake/general and unmarked use_vte_titles key

How do you uninstall a library in Linux?

If sudo make uninstall is unavailable:

In a debian based system, instead of doing make install

you can run sudo checkinstall (or .rpm etc. equivalent) to make a .deb that is also automatically installed. You can then remove it using synaptic

$ sudo checkinstall


The Icedove debian package is an unbranded Thunderbird

The Enigmail is a security extension to Mozilla Thunderbird and Seamonkey.

It enables you to write and receive email messages signed and/or encrypted with the OpenPGP standard.

Sending and receiving encrypted and digitally signed email is simple using Enigmail.

Yandex Setting up mail clients

How to adjust screen lock settings on Linux debian desktop

To adjust screen lock settings from the command line, you can edit ~/.kde/share/config/kscreensaverrc.

Create the file if it does not exist. Once the file is edited, the change will automatically take effect immediately.

$ vi ~/.kde/share/config/kscreensaverrc


How to install Google Earth on Debian

# aptitude install googleearth-package
$ make-googleearth-package
$ apt-get install -f
# dpkg -i googleearth_4.2.205.5730+0.5.2-1_i386.deb

Restarting Networking

# systemctl restart  networking
# systemctl restart  network-manager

Package manager is locked

$ rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock

Some index files failed to download

$ sudo apt-get update
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

It means that these sources cannot be reached, try selecting another server to fetch from.