From 21 Sep 2017 on we have OpenJDK 9 in the backports repository for Debain Stretch. Perform the following steps to install version 9.
Installing OpenJDK 8 on Debian Jessie
Be aware that this tutorial was written for Debian Jessie. If you are using Debian Stretch (or Ubuntu Xenial Xeres / Bionic Beaver) you can just install OpenJDK version 8 right away or learn how to install OpenJDK 9
Since OpenJDK 8 is out there since march 2014 I wanted to install it on my freshly setup Debian Jessie. But trying to, I was surprised that the OpenJDK is only available in version 7. To successfully install version 8 you need to perform the following steps.
Installing Guitar Pro 6 on Debian Jessie 64-bit
I wanted to use Arobas Music’s
Guitar Pro 6 on Debian Jessie 64-bit as they also provide a Linux version. However it can be rather difficult to install the software under certain circumstances for a number of reasons, so I decided to share my approach.
Fixing ‘Read Error’ in Grub after switching to AHCI
I switched the SATA Control mode from IDE to AHCI after installing my new Samsung Evo 850 SSD on my Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 board.
This resulted in an unrecoverable halt of the system prior to grub execution and the following error message: Loading Operating Systems, Read Error
Backup a damaged DVD using ddrescue
I was able to help a friend of mine with her scratched dvd following this small tutorial:
Installing proprietary nvidia graphics driver on debian wheezy amd64
When I first tried to manually install the proprietary nvidia driver I encountered the following error: The CC version check failed