Installing Scratch on Debian or Ubuntu
Scratch is a developer application with the young in mind it is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas and concepts, learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Emulation of Raspbery PI and Cream
The Raspberry Pi as it stands consists of the following:
Features of the Raspberry Pi model B board
Whilst trying out new Conky config files on Crunchbang Linux (wiki to follow about this) I had a few problems that turned out to be fonts that were needed that I did not have installed.
A quick web search later and the fonts were downloaded, but how do I install them so the system knows about them??
What one would have thought as being a simple run level change, to get to a text level in the main, doesn't work in Debian. It defaults to run level 2, which does not comply with convention and any attempt to transfer to a text mode, is met with resistance. This is particularly frustrating, if you want to install a Nvidia proprietary graphics driver, as this has to be installed with xserver not running.
This post is now well out of date and at the last time of checking, the Dip Consultants repository was no longer available. It is left here for archival purposes and for those with older machines that may already have the wrapper and need a reference.
How to quickly reinstall packages on Debian Systems (including Ubuntu)
Here's a quick tip I learned from the Lotta Linux Links podcast (Episode 20) http://lottalinuxlinks.com
This will work on all Debian based distributions. First of all produce a list of all the installed packages on the system by typing (in a terminal at the command line):