Install Google Chrome in Debian 8

October 10, 2015 in software

Install Google Chrome in Linux Debian

chromeGo to official website of Google Chrome and click on the “Download now” button.
Select the “64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)”, read the agreement and if you agree click on “Accept and Install” to download the installation package. Save the file to the default location ~/Downloads/.
the filename should look like that: “google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb”
after that open a terminal go to Downloads directory and try to install the package.

cd ~/Downloads/

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

if you get an error like: “Errors were encountered while processing: google-chrome-stable” it is because some dependencies are missing. To fix that enter the following command:

sudo apt-get -f install

Then you should be able to run the installation without problems:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

To run Google Chrome type in terminal “google-chrome” or click the icon in the menu.

Install Skype in Debian

October 10, 2015 in software

Install Skype in Linux Debian

Skype is a simply way to make voice or video calls or chat with your friends with IM (instant messages). Go to official site of skype ( and click on “Download skype”. Select Debian from the dropdown menu of distribution selection. Save the file in your Downloads directory. the file should be something like skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb where the “” is the version of skype.

before we proceed with the installation if you are running a 64bit Debian we need to add 32bit compatibility in case that you dont have already.
open a terminal and type:

sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5

sudo apt-get update

Now move to Downloads and try to install the downloaded skype package:

cd ~/Downloads/

sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

At that point most likely the installation will fail due to some missing dependancies. to fix that issue the following command:

sudo apt-get -f install

Once that is finished then type again

sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

Now that all dependancies are there the installation will be able to finish normally.
In order to start skype either type in terminal “skype” or by clicking the skype icon in menu.

install latest Darktable in Debian 8

September 17, 2015 in software, Web Server

install Darktable in Debian 8

There is an easy way to install darktable in Debian by issuing the command “sudo apt-get install Darktable” but this one will install an old version of Darktable.
If you need the latest stable one then you need to follow those steps:
open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get build-dep darktable

sudo apt-get install libglew-dev libcanberra-gtk-module mesa-opencl-icd mesa-utils-extra

Now go to the official website and download Darktable. you should get a file with a name like darktable-x.x.x.tar.xz where x is the version of Darktable.

go to Downloads directory and extract that file.

cd ~/Downloads/

tar xvf darktable-1.6.8.tar.xz

now go into darktable directory and start the build process by typing:

cd darktable


Then issue the following command to install it.

Install vmware player in Debian 8

September 17, 2015 in Web Server

Install vmware player in Debian 8


Download the installation files from vmware official site .

Now you should have a file like VMware-Player-12.0.0-2985596.x86_64.bundle.

open a terminal and execute it:

cd ~/Downloads/

chmod +x VMware-Player-12.0.0-2985596.x86_64.bundle

sudo ./VMware-Player-12.0.0-2985596.x86_64.bundle

This will bring up the installation dialog

You need to accept the agreement in order to continue. Take a look before you accept it.

install Firefox in Debian 8

September 16, 2015 in software

Install Firefox in Debian 8

Lets begin by downloading Firefox.

Visit the official Firefox site and click on Download button.

This will download a file like firefox-xx.x.x.tar.bz2 where “x” is the current version of Firefox.

Lets move that file in /usr directory.

sudo mv ~/Downloads/firefox-xx.x.x.tar.bz2 /usr

Go to /usr and decompress firefox:

cd /usr

sudo tar xvf firefox-xx.x.x.tar.bz2

remove the compressed file:

sudo rm firefox-xx.x.x.tar.bz2

lets create the launcher. Press the “Super Key” (this one is located on your keyboard between “ctrl” and “alt”. In windows world is also called “Windows Key”)

then type “main menu”


install Java in Ubuntu

October 20, 2013 in software

Install Java for firefox in Ubuntu

java_logoLets begin with verifying if Java is already installed in your computer.

Visit the official Java site and click on Do I Have Java?

If you don’t have please keep reading.

Lets download Java:

Go back to the official website and click on Free Java Download.

Now download the package fitting on your version of Linux (32 or 64 bit)

If you are not sure what kind of version you are running open a terminal and type:

uname -m

If the output is i686 it means that you are running on 32bit O.S. If you get x86_64 then you are running on a 64bit O.S.

Now that you have the correct package you need to extract the content into /usr/java. But first you need to create the folder. For that you will need root access

sudo mkdir -p /usr/java

Then move the java package into that folder

sudo mv ~/Downloads/jre-7u45-linux-i586.tar.gz /usr/java

Note. You need to change jre-7u45-linux-i586.tar.gz with the name of the package you download before

Now lets extract the package

cd /usr/java/

sudo tar xvf jre-7u45-linux-i586.tar.gz

Create a folder for firefox plugins

cd ~/.mozilla

mkdir plugins

At the end you need to create a symbolic link for the firefox plugins

for 32bit:

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.7.0_45/lib/i386/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/

or for 64bit

ln -s /opt/java/jre1.7.0_45/lib/amd64/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Note. You need to change jre1.7.0_45 with the directory name you create when you extract the package.

Restart Firefox and check again if java is working like you did on the beginning of this article.

A video tutorial is coming soon.


Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.04

April 28, 2013 in software, Web Server

Google Chrome in Ubuntu



Download this package from here (right click and save link as…)and install it with Ubuntu Software Center or in Terminal:

navigate to the directory where the package is:

cd ~/Downloads

sudo dpkg -i libudev0_175-0ubuntu19_i386.deb


Install chrome:


Now just go to the following link: and download the chrome package.

then install it with Ubuntu Software center or from the Terminal like before.

Enjoy the Google Chrome

How to Install Samba Server on Ubuntu

April 7, 2013 in Services

Installing Samba on Ubuntu

What is samba?

Samba is an easy way to share files over Linux And Windows environment. Samba is presented by and is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.

Installing Samba.

lets update first the repositories.

open a terminal and type the following :

sudo apt-get update

now install samba

sudo apt-get install samba

now lets edit the configuration file of samba, but before that lets backup the initial configuration file.

cd /etc/samba/

sudo mv smb.conf backsmb.conf

Setup public folder:

First we will create the configuration for a share folder accessible from everyone without any user need it

sudo nano smb.conf

for that add the following to this file:

workgroup = Workgroup
server string = My Samba Share %v
security = user
map to guest = bad user
dns proxy = no
comment = This is a folder accessible from everyone
path = /sharefolder
browsable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = no
create mask = 0755

next we need to create the directory that will host the share folder and change the user permissions

how to install Webmin on ubuntu

September 20, 2012 in Services

Install webmin on Ubuntu

what is Webmin?

Webmin is a great tool for unix system administrators. With Webmin you can easily config and manage a server from a web browser. You will be able to manage Users, Apache, mySQL, DNS, File system, Backup and many more

What you need in order to install Webmin

Since this is a web based tool you will need a web server like Apache. If you already have Apache installed please skip this step:

Ok lets install Apache.

You can install Apache2 from the Terminal by using:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install apache2

when the installation finish Apache is up and running and you can test that by point your web browser to http://localhost/

The default site will came up with a message that says “it works”.This html file is located under your local file system in folder /var/www/

Lets go on the next step “How to install webmin on Ubuntu”

How to install Drupal 7 on ubuntu

June 26, 2012 in CMS

How to install Drupal 7 on ubuntu Part 1

This is a full article on how to install Drupal on Ubuntu, that means you can use this guide even if you have a clean installation of Ubuntu, and I will try to keep it as simple as I can.

What you will need in order to install Drupal.

First of all you will need a LAMP Server(more information can be found here).

1. You have to install a Linux system(you can choose whatever you want. A guide on how to install Ubuntu can be found here).It doesn’t really matter if you choose a desktop or server edition but if you are planning to publish your Drupal website I strongly recommend to use a server edition of Ubuntu for example.

2. You will need Apache (more information can be found here)

3. You will need MySQL (more information can be found here)

4. You will need PhP (more information can be found here)

5. And last but not least you will need to download Drupal from official site.

Let’s go to the next Part and install Lamp