This article is the continuation (second part) of the Tutorials dedicated to DEBIAN GNU / Linux Distro, version 10 (Buster), which serves as the basis for many others such as MX-Linux 19 (Ugly Duckling).
This second part we will show that other extra or additional packages (applications) are recomendados to follow optimizing (complementing) our beautiful and great Distros DEBIAN 10 and MX-Linux 19.
Since, the first part of this tutorial series, called "Update and optimize MX-Linux 19.0 and DEBIAN 10.2 after installing" was focused on essential basic actions and packages necessary for a first update, customization and optimization of them, that is, the first post-installation steps once installed.
And citing the previous article, remember the following:
"Remember that the actions and packages recommended here to run and install are just that, "packages recomendados", and it is up to each one to execute and install all or some of them, why are they necessary or useful, in the short or medium term, to know and use them, by having them already run or installed.
And keep in mind that these actions and / or packages were previously tested on both Distros, and do not ask to uninstall packages installed by default in these. Further, they do not increase the consumption of memory or CPU since, they do not load processes or daemons (services) in memory by default. To know in advance what each package is used for, click here!."
Table of Contents
- 1 DEBIAN 10: Useful extra packages to install
- 1.1 Native Games Applications
- 1.2 Video support
- 1.3 Audio support
- 1.4 Support for printing and scanning devices
- 1.5 Support for office applications
- 1.6 Support for Windows HW and SW compatibility
- 1.7 Support for Computer HW
- 1.8 Support for wireless connection devices
- 1.9 Support for bluetooth connection devices
- 1.10 Support for USB internet connection devices
- 1.11 Support for mobile multimedia devices
- 2 Conclusion
DEBIAN 10: Useful extra packages to install
Native Games Applications
apt install games-adventure games-arcade games-board games-card games-chess games-console games-education games-emulator games-fps games-java-dev games-mud games-platform games-programming games-puzzle games-racing games-rogue games-rpg games-shootemup games-simulation games-sport games-strategy games-tasks games-toys games-typing
Objective: Install specific game packages by defined categories
apt install atari800 cen64 cen64-qt desmume dolphin-emu dosbox fs-uae fs-uae-arcade fs-uae-launcher fs-uae-netplay-server games-emulator gbsplay gngb gnome-nds-thumbnailer hatari higan mame mame-data mame-extra mame-tools mednafen mednaffe mess-desktop-entries mgba-common mgba-qt mgba-sdl mupen64plus-audio-all mupen64plus-data mupen64plus-input-all mupen64plus-qt mupen64plus-rsp-all mupen64plus-rsp-hle mupen64plus-rsp-z64 mupen64plus-ui-console mupen64plus-video-all mupen64plus-video-arachnoid mupen64plus-video-glide64 mupen64plus-video-glide64mk2 mupen64plus-video-rice mupen64plus-video-z64 nestopia osmose-emulator pcsxr stella vice virtualjaguar visualboyadvance xmms2-plugin-gme yabause yabause-common yabause-gtk yabause-qt yakuake
Objective: Install retro console emulators.
apt install xserver-xorg-video-all libva-drm2 libva-glx2 libva-wayland2 libva-x11-2 libva2
Objective: Install basic video driver support, usually built-in.
apt install alsa-firmware-loaders alsa-oss alsa-tools alsa-utils alsamixergui volumeicon-alsa paprefs pavumeter pulseaudio-utils ffmpeg2theora sound-icons
apt install lame libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 libfaac0 libmad0 libmp3lame0 libquicktime2 libstdc++5 libxvidcore4 twolame vorbis-tools x264
apt install gstreamer1.0-x gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-alsa gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio gstreamer1.0-tools
Objective: Install the basic support of audio drivers, usually integrated. And other applications, accessories and libraries necessary for the management of audio and sound on computers.
Support for printing and scanning devices
apt install cups cups-client cups-bsd cups-filters cups-pdf cups-ppdc
apt install foomatic-db-compressed-ppds foomatic-db-engine ghostscript-x ghostscript-cups gocr-tk gutenprint-locales hannah-foo2zjs hpijs-ppds hplip openprinting-ppds printer-driver-all printer-driver-cups-pdf printer-driver-foo2zjs printer-driver-hpcups printer-driver-hpijs
apt install avahi-utils colord flex g++ libtool python-dev sane sane-utils system-config-printer system-config-printer-udev unpaper xsane xsltproc zlibc
Objective: Install the basic support of drivers, applications, add-ons and libraries necessary for managing printing and scanning devices.
Support for office applications
apt install fonts-arabeyes fonts-cantarell fonts-freefarsi fonts-liberation fonts-lyx fonts-mathjax fonts-oflb-asana-math fonts-opensymbol fonts-sil-gentium fonts-stix myspell-es ooo-thumbnailer xfonts-intl-arabic xfonts-intl-asian xfonts-intl-chinese xfonts-intl-chinese-big xfonts-intl-european xfonts-intl-japanese xfonts-intl-japanese-big ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-dejavu ttf-summersby
apt install libreoffice libreoffice-base libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-gtk3 libreoffice-help-es libreoffice-java-common libreoffice-l10n-es libreoffice-ogltrans libreoffice-pdfimport libreoffice-report-builder-bin libreoffice-style-breeze libreoffice-style-elementary libreoffice-style-sifr
apt install pdfarranger pdfshuffler pdftk
Objective: Install basic support for office applications, add-ons and fonts.
Support for Windows HW and SW compatibility
apt install cifs-utils disk-manager dosfstools exfat-fuse exfat-utils fuse gvfs-fuse hfsplus hfsutils icoutils ideviceinstaller ipheth-utils libsmbclient mtools mtp-tools ntfs-3g python-smbc smbclient samba-common smbnetfs samba samba-common-bin
apt install cabextract fonts-wine mscompress playonlinux q4wine ttf-mscorefonts-installer winetricks
apt install ndiswrapper
Objective: Install basic support for compatibility with the HW and SW of other Operating Systems, mainly MS Windows.
Support for Computer HW
apt install acpi acpitool acpi-support fancontrol firmware-linux-free hardinfo hwdata hwinfo irqbalance iucode-tool laptop-detect lm-sensors lshw lsscsi smartmontools xsensors
Objective: Install the basic support for compatibility with the generic HW of computers.
apt install intel-microcode
apt install amd64-microcode
Objective: Install basic CPU instruction set support for compatibility with Intel and AMD processors.
sensors-detect chmod u+s /usr/sbin/hddtemp hddtemp /dev/sda
Objective: Install the basic support of tools and drivers for the management of temperatures, voltage of the elements of the computer, including the management of the fans.
Support for wireless connection devices
apt install wifi-radar wireless-tools wpagui wpasupplicant
Objective: Install basic application support for managing wireless devices on a computer.
apt install firmware-atheros
apt install firmware-b43-installer firmware-b43legacy-installer firmware-bnx2 firmware-bnx2x firmware-brcm80211
apt install firmware-intelwimax firmware-iwlwifi
apt install firmware-ralink firmware-realtek
Objective: Install basic driver support for managing wireless devices (WiFi) on a computer.
Support for bluetooth connection devices
apt install bluetooth bluez bluez-cups bluez-firmware bluez-tools btscanner gnome-bluetooth python-bluez pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
Objective: Install the basic driver support for the management of wireless connection devices (bluetooth) of a computer.
Support for USB internet connection devices
apt install mobile-broadband-provider-info ppp pppconfig modemmanager modem-manager-gui modem-manager-gui-help usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data wvdial
Objective: Install basic application and driver support for managing USB Internet connection devices connected to a computer.
Support for mobile multimedia devices
apt install gammu gtkpod libgammu-i18n libgpod-common libgpod-cil libgpod4 libmtp-runtime mtp-tools wammu
Objective: Install the basic support of applications and libraries for the management of multimedia devices connected to a computer.
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