Category Archives: Debian

grub2 – change default boot option

Background Linux Version: Debian 8.6 Jessie When setting up desktop or laptop for dual boot into either Windows or Debian, grub2 is typically installed and default to boot into Debian. For my laptop, I would like to boot to Windows by default. Resolutions This can be achieved by modifying the default option GRUB_DEFAULT=0 in /etc/default/grub.… Read More »

Build TightVNC 1.3.10 – xmkmf: command not found error

Background Installed TightVNC server 1.3.9 on a new 64 bit Debian with KDE but did not work as expected so try to build version 1.3.10 and have encounted a number of issues. I did not finish the build because out of time. xmkmfL command not found Firstly Because it is a new machine so xmkmf… Read More »

RubyMine – run test and got “getpgid: No such process (Errno::ESRCH)”

Background OS: Debian 8 Desktop: Xfce Ruby version: ruby 2.1.5p273 (2014-11-13) [i386-linux-gnu] Rails version: Rails 4.2.5 RubyMine version: 8.0.3 VNC Server version: TightVNC-1.3.9 VNC Client: TightVNC Viewer for Windows version 2.7.10 RubyMine started in VNC session. The session is terminated while RubyMine is still running and then reconnected after a few hours. Trying to run… Read More »