Enable extra monitors or dual screens for Debian xfce in VirtualBox
To list the file size of all the files in the current directory, use the
If you enabled 3D acceleration for a VirtualBox guest, and Chrome starts flickering in that guest. Go into Chrome's Advanced settings and disable "Use hardware acceleration when available" to solve the problem
Forget about fancy desktop environments and do a clean install of the awesome windows manager i3 on Debian 8.
By: David On: Fri 31 July 2015
Set up a Server in your VirtualBox in a few simple steps so you can fire it up whenever you need it, or simply use it as a playground for your VPS. A Nginx server is small, efficient, and easy to use.
Install Guest Additions for Debian to enable full screen display and more.
Upon initial installation of Cinnamon in VM VirtualBox, you might encounter the pop up window "Cinnamon running without video hardware acceleration"
For any excessively tidy people, windows snapping is a must; Xfce is a great desktop environment that provides such features. By default though, it seems that only horizontal snapping works and you'd have to tweak the settings a bit to make vertical snapping function as well.
nano's search uses Ctrl + w which acts like Ctrl + f in other common editors
When installing Debian 8, there is a software selection page where "standard system utilities" is preselected for you. Ever wondered what that package includes? Use tasksel to find out.
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