Crunchbangplusplus 9 tweaks

Crunchbangplusplus 9 Crunchbangplusplus (#!++) has been my workstation distribution of choice ever since Crunchbang (#!) shut down. The original Crunchbang distribution was fairly lightweight and used Openbox. Once it shut down @computermouth created a homage in Crunchbangplusplus. Crunchbangplusplus 9 is based on Debian 9 Stable (Stretch). Issues Crunchbangplusplus 9 shipped with some…

Elementary on Dell XPS 15 (9570)

Preperation We need to update the BIOS to the latest version, make some changes to the BIOS configuration and we need to flash a USB installer with the latest version of Elementary OS (more on that later). We will need a USB stick with at least 2GiB of space. BIOS…

Debian & VirtualBox Guest Additions Redux

In my previous look at Debian & VirtualBox we looked at installing the Guest Additions from the CD image. This time we look at enabling the backports in APT and installing it with the distributions package manager. Housekeeping As we are going to be playing with kernel's and their modules…

Debian Stretch VirtualBox Guest Additions

I discovered recently that VirtualBox is no longer in the Debian official repositories, which prevents us from installing the Guest Additions from the package manager (apt). The Guest Additions provide the drivers for the virtual hardware in a VirtualBox guest. Installing the Guest Additions is still relatively straight forward however.…