Debian 12 PATH and X11

May 18th, 2024 – 4:46 am
Categorized as Computing Note and tagged as , ,
Written by La Ecrivain

A few quirks with Debain 12 include that path not being set in similar fashion to Fedora, Ubuntu, and other distributions.  One must regularly set

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin

In Gnome, applications will open on the server instead of the client when using X11 forwarding.  This will occur even though xcalc opens on the client normally.  The way to avoid this is to add the following to .bashrc

unset XDG_RUNTIME_DIR 
unset GDK_BACKEND

The general rule is compress, then encrypt.1, 2

1. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4676095/when-compressing-and-encrypting-should-i-compress-first-or-encrypt-first

2. https://crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/33737/is-it-better-to-encrypt-before-compression-or-vice-versa