Rasberry Pi initial configuration

Posting my initial Raspberry Pi configuration steps to enable SSH / FTP / VNC and Wifi to a WPA2 access point in case it’s of use to anyone else getting started with the Pi. WPA connection is automatic, I’ve left VNC manually started to save resources when not in use, it can be started via SSH or the console using the following command:

vncserver :1 -geometry 1024×768 -depth 16 -pixelformat rgb565

# loaded debian6-19-04-2012.img to SD card
# expanded main partition using gparted on another machine

sudo /boot/boot_enable_ssh.rc

uname -a
# Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #90 Wed Apr 18 18:23:05 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

sudo nano /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf # set host-name

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install ca-certificates git-core proftpd tightvncserver

sudo wget http://goo.gl/1BOfJ -O /usr/bin/rpi-update

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update

sudo rpi-update # ignore error about libvchiq_arm.so

sudo reboot

uname -a
# Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #159 PREEMPT Wed Jul 11 19:54:53 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux

wpa_passphrase <SSID> <Passphrase> # copy hex from psk= and paste into <PSK> below

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
# append following to bottom:
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid <SSID>
wpa-psk <PSK>

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