Gothic II Gold under Linux

Steam

As a gamer I have sentiment to few games to which I return from time to time. One of these is Gothic II. RPG of the year 2003. Since Valve Software released proton it is easier than ever to run games under Linux .

Missing Realtek Firmware

No sound

Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/… If this alert occurs in your Debian, it can be quick solved by installing realtek-firmware package.

Debian 10 ‘Buster’ Release

Debian 10

After two years of waiting we finally have official Debian 10 “Buster” release. New Debian is so perfect, that I didn’t see any bad opinion about yesterday release. Here you can read a short description of new OS and few-step instruction how to upgrade your Debian Stretch to Buster version.

Changing plasma splash screen logo

KDE Environment

Do you ever wanted to change this official kde logo on splash screen?You are not alone. Here is a short how-to tweak your Debian kde splash screen. Let’s begin.

Num Lock ‘on’ automatically on startup

Keyboard

In all distributions based on Debian there is num lock turned off by default. If you are one of these users who wants full control over your OS, there are few tricks to change that situation.

No wireless network. Installation of non-free broadcom driver.

WiFi

Debian consists entirely of free software. This is a reason why Broadcom LAN chips are supported by the open source drivers by default. The common issue with these drivers (brcmsmac, b43…) is that there is no WiFi devices available in network manager. To change that, the quickest possible way, we need to install non-free vendor driver on our Debian system.

How to setup GitBucket locally

Server

GitBucket is a Git platform powered by Scala with easy installation, high extensibility & GitHub API compatibility. I use it in unusual way, because I run it on my laptop just for version control and private code archive. It’s a good solution for hobbyists and freelancers working on their own projects.

PacketTracer7: error while loading: libpng12.so.0

Network

It is possible that after installation Cisco PacketTracer7 you will encounter error message: ./PacketTracer7: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory. To fix this you have to install missing library libpng12.