Optimize MX-21 / Debian-11: Extra Packages by Categories – Part 2

Optimize MX-21 / Debian-11: Extra Packages by Categories – Part 2

Optimize MX-21 / Debian-11: Extra Packages by Categories – Part 2

Just 2 days ago, we published our Part of this series on update and “Optimize MX-21” y Debian 11. Which is why we will continue today with the second of said series.

And remember that, ideally, suggested and recommended packages to install, whether they seem necessary or useful, in the short or medium term, to know and use them, be previously known and studied, by clicking here!.

MX-21: How to update and optimize this Distro based on Debian 11?

MX-21: How to update and optimize this Distro based on Debian 11?

And as usual, before diving into today's topic on how to continue updating and optimizing the current versions of the Distro MX Linux and Debian calls "MX-21" and Debian-11, we will leave for those interested in exploring the first part of this series, the following link to it. So that you can easily explore it, if necessary, after finishing reading this publication:

"So much «MX Linux 21» and Debian GNU / Linux 11 were released a few months ago, and are in the Top 10 Top Rated GNU / Linux Distros on DistroWatch, in position 01 and position 07 respectively, we will do here our usual tutorial or guide of which activities and packages can be performed and installed for optimize and improve them su performance and functionality." MX-21: How to update and optimize this Distro based on Debian 11?

MX-21: How to update and optimize this Distro based on Debian 11?
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MX-21: How to update and optimize this Distro based on Debian 11?

Optimize MX-21 / Debian-11: Recommended Useful Packages

Optimize MX-21 / Debian-11: Recommended Useful Packages

How to optimize MX-21 and Debian-11 for each mode of use and scope of work?

A.- Video support

«sudo apt install xserver-xorg-video-all libva-drm2 libva-glx2 libva-wayland2 libva-x11-2 libva2»

B.- Audio support

«sudo apt install alsa-firmware-loaders alsa-oss alsa-tools alsa-utils alsamixergui volumeicon-alsa paprefs pavumeter pulseaudio-utils ffmpeg2theora sound-icons lame libdvdnav4 libdvdread8 libfaac0 libmad0 libmp3lame0 libquicktime2 libstdc++5 libxvidcore4 twolame vorbis-tools x264 gstreamer1.0-alsa gstreamer1.0-adapter-pulseeffects gstreamer1.0-autogain-pulseeffects gstreamer1.0-convolver-pulseeffects gstreamer1.0-crystalizer-pulseeffects gstreamer1.0-espeak gstreamer1.0-fdkaac gstreamer1.0-gl gstreamer1.0-nice gstreamer1.0-pipewire gstreamer1.0-x gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-apps gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-rtp gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-pocketsphinx gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio gstreamer1.0-tools gstreamer1.0-vaapi gstreamer1.0-wpe»

C.- Support of printing equipment and imaging

«sudo apt install cups cups-backend-bjnp cups-browsed cups-bsd cups-client cups-common cups-core-drivers cups-daemon cups-ipp-utils cups-filters cups-pdf cups-ppdc cups-server-common printer-driver-cups-pdf printer-driver-hpcups python3-cups python3-cupshelpers foomatic-db-compressed-ppds foomatic-db-engine ghostscript-x 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 libtk8.6 tk tk8.6 xli xsane printer-driver-fujixerox printer-driver-indexbraille printer-driver-oki avahi-utils colord flex g++ libtool sane sane-utils system-config-printer system-config-printer-udev unpaper xsane xsltproc»

D.- Office support

«sudo 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-aenigma ttf-ancient-fonts ttf-anonymous-pro ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-summersby ttf-ubuntu-font-family libreoffice libreoffice-dmaths libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-gtk3 libreoffice-help-es libreoffice-java-common libreoffice-l10n-es libreoffice-report-builder-bin libreoffice-style-breeze libreoffice-style-colibre libreoffice-style-elementary libreoffice-style-sifr libreoffice-texmaths pdfarranger pdfshuffler pdftk»

E.- Windows HW and SW compatibility support

«sudo apt install cifs-utils dosfstools exfat-fuse exfat-utils fuse3 hfsplus hfsutils hfsutils-tcltk icoutils ideviceinstaller ipheth-utils libsmbclient mtools ntfs-3g smbclient samba-common smbnetfs samba samba-common-bin»

F.- Management and monitoring of general hardware

«sudo apt install acpi acpitool acpi-support fancontrol firmware-linux-free hardinfo hwdata hwinfo irqbalance iucode-tool laptop-detect lm-sensors lshw lsscsi smartmontools xsensors intel-microcode amd64-microcode»

chmod u+s /usr/sbin/hddtemp
hddtemp /dev/sda»

G.- Connectivity Hardware Management


«sudo apt install wifi-radar wireless-tools wpagui wpasupplicant
sudo apt install wifi-qr wireless-tools wpagui wpasupplicant zbarcam-qt zbarcam-gtk
sudo apt install firmware-atheros
sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer firmware-b43legacy-installer firmware-bnx2 firmware-bnx2x firmware-brcm80211
sudo apt install firmware-intelwimax firmware-iwlwifi
sudo apt install firmware-ralink firmware-realtek»

bluetooth to devices

«sudo apt install bluetooth bluez bluez-cups bluez-firmware bluez-tools btscanner gnome-bluetooth pulseaudio-module-bluetooth»

usb to internet

«sudo apt install mobile-broadband-provider-info modemmanager modem-manager-gui modem-manager-gui-help usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data wvdial»

mobile media devices

«sudo apt install gtkpod libgpod-common libgpod-cil libgpod4 libmtp-runtime mtp-tools faad mp3gain»

H.- Basic package for file compression/decompression management

«sudo apt install arj bzip2 gzip lhasa liblhasa0 lzip lzma p7zip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils rar unace unar unrar unrar-free tar unzip xz-utils zip»

I.- Extra package for managing activities via Terminal Interface (CLI)

«sudo apt install alien curl debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring htop lynx net-tools nmap rpm rpm-i18n screen ssh testdisk w3m w3m-img»

J.- Extra package for managing activities via Graphical Interface (GUI)

«sudo apt install alacarte baobab bleachbit brasero brasero-cdrkit camera.app cdrskin cheese converseen dcraw dvd+rw-tools dvdauthor evince ffmpegthumbnailer file-roller gdebi gedit gedit-plugins gimp gimp-gmic gimp-data-extras gimp-gap gimp-gutenprint gimp-plugin-registry gimp-help-es gnome-disk-utility gnome-orca gparted gphoto2 gpicview gufw imagination kodi libdvdread8 libdvdnav4 libxm4 lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings lsb-release lsdvd menu-l10n menulibre mirage onboard pitivi ooo-thumbnailer plymouth plymouth-themes plymouth-x11 rhythmbox rhythmbox-plugins rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder software-properties-gtk seahorse simple-scan shotwell software-properties-gtk sound-juicer synaptic thunderbird thunderbird-l10n-es-es totem totem-plugins update-notifier vlc vlc-plugin-notify vokoscreen xarchiver xscreensaver librecad»

Note: Some of these last packages of point 10 are of the GNOME Desktop Environment, but they can work very well on top of XFCE, complementing it if necessary.

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In future deliveries, we will suggest other additional packages that could be useful to have installed and used at any time and need, both on "MX-21" and Debian-11. And then about some customization tips to get to have a "MX-21" o Debian-11, so complete, efficient and beautiful, like the one I am now using to replace my previous Respin (Snapshot) based MX-19 and what is called Miracles. As shown in the following screenshots:

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In short, we hope that some or all of these mentioned and recommended packages, serve for "Optimize MX-21" and Debian 11. And therefore, they are very useful to all users of them. Remember to make careful use of this package guide by categories, so improve performance and usability of both GNU / Linux Distros, which are usually widely used by the IT Linuxera Community.

We hope that this publication is very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre, Código Abierto y GNU/Linux». And don't forget to comment on it below, and share it with others on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.

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