My Raspberry PI with Debian

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So, to repost some pictures here, that already have been up on my German blog Vollzeitblogger, I have some further info on what I’m doing with my little, smart, cute and funnily blinking and very own Raspberry PI.

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Oh yeah, the fancy orange J or √ on the SD card actually resides on most of hardware I own and which is not stationary. It’s quite a good idea when working with other people.

Raspbian without a screen

I’m running Raspbian on it and it worked like a charm. It starts and sshd right when you plug it in and you don’t even need a screen to start running it as a server for whatever you need or want.

So to throw most of the X stuff, including lxde and its components off your debian installation, I vaguely used a shell command like the following:

apt-get purge x11-common x11-utils x11-xkb-utils xarchiver xauth xserver-xorg raspberrypi-artwork lxde gksu gnome-icon-theme gnome-themes-standard hicolor-icon-theme leafpad lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter midori obconf openbox pcmanfm penguinspuzzle samba-common smartsim lxappearance lxde-common lxde-icon-theme lxinput lxmenu-data lxpanel lxpolkit lxrandr lxsession lxsession-edit lxshortcut lxtask lxterminal && apt-get autoremove

So this frees up some of the disk space, so you can pack that up with other stuff.

What does one do with a Raspberry Pi?

Sadly not play with the owncloud yet, but with some node.js stuff, which installs like a charm with the suggested compile from scratch commands on the node.js website.

Apart from that I let my girlfriend connect to the Raspberry with PuTTY, an ssh client for Windows.

At this point I should say, that I do not support the use of Windows for anyone interested in computer science or software engineering, unless you want to write penetration tests for it. That would probably be a good idea to work on a system you can test your software on.

I showed her a couple of commands and am thinking about writing my own little interactive bash tutorial, if anyone knows one apart from bash koans, let me know.

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