The following description is from a (slightly edited) Mastodon post:
When I prepared a Raspberry Pi with the latest Raspberry Pi OS (based on Debian Bookworm) as a monitoring and observability display, I noticed the “wayvnc” package during the dist-upgrade.
Turns out this is a pre-installed VNC server package – at least on the Desktop variant.
But how can the VNC Server be configured and started and more importantly, how can I connect using a VNC viewer? Figured it out and wrote about it
Link: How to connect to Raspberry Pi Desktop using wayvnc VNC Server (Claudio Kuenzler)
Also see: Virtual Network Computing (VNC) in the Raspberry Pi Documentation
I’ve been getting annoyed with Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian) for years now. It’s a fork of Debian, but manages to omit some of the most useful things. So I’ve decided to migrate all of my Pis to run pure Debian.
Source: Live Migrating from Raspberry Pi OS bullseye to Debian bookworm | The Changelog
Enhance Linux security with OpenSnitch, the powerful application-level firewall that effectively controls your outbound connections.
Source: Taking Linux Security To The Next Level With OpenSnitch Firewall – OSTechNix
Learn how to install Oracle VirtualBox in Debian Linux (latest version) with additional steps to configure guest additions.
Source: Complete Guide to Install VirtualBox on Debian Linux (DebugPoint.com)
Yes! That’s totally possible. You can downgrade a recently updated package using the apt command in Ubuntu and Debian based distros. Here’s how to do that.
Source: Downgrading a Package via apt-get in Ubuntu and Debian
In this article, we will demonstrate how you can go about setting up a headless Linux server using Debian 11 distribution.
Source: Setting Up A Headless Linux Server Using Debian (Tecmint)
Explains how to find out if Raspberry PI Linux OS needs a reboot to apply kernel updates using the CLI and Ansible methods.
Source: How to find out if Raspberry PI Linux OS needs a reboot – nixCraft
Linux uses PulseAudio, which has a poor default configuration, resulting in bad sound.
With some tinkering with the PulseAudio file, reading a lot of websites about the settings, I was able to get PulseAudio to have sound that’s subjectively as good as BSD, Mac, etc. By default, PulseAudio uses a resampler called “speex-float-1” which is horrendous. The reason this is chosen is to maintain compatibility on very small and bad sound cards. This shall be reconfigured to either “speex-float-10” or “soxr-vhq” for best quality. Some other changes also improve the sound.
Make the Sound Good (Reddit | r/linuxmint)
Also see: PulseAudio (Linux Reviews)
Apache gets an undeserved bad rep from outdated guides—learn to set it up right.
Source: Apache 101: 0-WordPress in 15 minutes | Ars Technica
This is a case where a blog post is kind of mis-titled, and suggests that the article has more narrow application than it really does. The original title suggests it only applies to Raspberry Pi users, but if you actually read the article you find that the method shown should be equally applicable to any Linux-based distribution running Kodi, or at least to those Linux distros that are based on Debian (Debian, Raspbian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Zorin OS, and many more). The same method would probably work on non-Debian-based distros as well, if you can get the required dependencies using their package managers, and if Kodi will run on them. I understand that it was published in a blog intended for Raspberry Pi users, so that’s probably why they tried to make it seem only relevant to the Raspberry Pi, but if you are running Kodi on some other Linux distro and want to view your Netflix content, you might try giving the method shown in this article a try:
How to Run Netflix on the Raspberry Pi – Pi My Life Up