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How was the Shellshock Bash vulnerability found?

Since this bug affects so many platforms, we might learn something from the process by which this vulnerability was found: was it an εὕρηκα (eureka) moment or the result of a security check? Since we ...
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Dolphin - no files visible - “file protocol died” - howto resurrect

There it is, once more: The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly in red! Dolphin doesn't show files, except of the current directory before the death. Closing every instance and ...
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How does the latest “Bash Bug” or exploit affect systems that require authentication?

I'm curious to know how the latest Bash Bug affects systems that require a user login to access the shell. Isn't UNIX/Linux usually configured in a way that you have to be an authenticated user to ...
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automated bug reporting tool always says “invalid password or login”

Every time I get an ABRT bug in Fedora 20 and I try to report it, I have to enter my BZ login/PW again. How do I setup ABRT so that it saves my ID/PW and/or just logs in and reports my bugs when I ...
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How to view recently submitted bugs in Debian bugtracker

I run Debian testing and occasionally notice hiccups in my system. I'd like to be able to see if someone has reported a related bug, but don't always know what package names to look for. Or, before ...
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Where is the bugtracker for `ifconfig` located?

Is there an official place to file bugs for the package in which ifconfig can be found? Do most major distributions have their own implementation of the library, or does the library come from one ...
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The meaning of Linux Kernel bug output

I have a quick, (maybe naive),question about Linux kernel's output. When I issue a command, the system (Ubuntu 12.04) freezes, the serial port output of this system is as follows: [ 373.805067] BUG: ...
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Screen flickering (only on desktop) with Fedora 20, but why?

I'm using Fedora 20 and since I returned from the weekend, my screen flickers very fast. This occurs only on the desktop (excluding the menubar, with the fedora-menu and the clock, etc.) and the ...
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How helpful is it, really, to report bugs against Stable packages?

If the bug is fixed in a newer (Testing or Unstable) version of the package, is there any hope that the fix might make it down to Stable before the next major release? I imagine not, unless it has ...
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xmodmap problems and inconsistencies with more than 4 alternative symbols per key

I was trying to make my keyboard more useful and used xmodmap to map mathematical and greek symbols to mod3 modifier level. Where caps lock is mapped to mod3. As I understand, the 8-entry lines in ...
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Debian - How to find out if a package is multiarchified? Dependency changes as bug report

I'm using Debian Wheezy 64bit and wine is only existing in a 32bit version. So I added multiarch support. But when I want to install winetricks it's dependencies are depends on wine | wine-unstable ...
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playonlinux crashing on Fedora 19

I installed playonlinux using the default repository and when I run the command 'playonlinux' its getting crash and prints this output Traceback (most recent call last): File "mainwindow.py", line ...
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Should I confirm/verify an existing Debian bug?

I am currently experiencing similar issues as reported in this bug on my Debian laptop (similar symptoms, different software). I've read the documentation on bug reporting but I'm not sure what is ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 with LinuxLive USB Creator and persistance forgets desktop background and keyboard layout

I'm using a live and persistent version of Ubuntu 13.04, created with LinuxLive USB Creator. The persistence mostly works, including for documents and apps, however the desktop background image and ...
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No mouse and close/maximize button Elementary OS

I've downloaded and installed Elementary OS in my laptop, but something weird is happening with me. I made an USB Flash Drive installation, using UNetbootin. I was able to test it (like a Live-CD) ...
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Kali Linux shows strange line of code using Bash command “set”

I have Kali8 installed - it is a Debian/GNU Linux ("wheezy") based distro - and when I use the Bash built-in command "set" to check my vars from X, like in LXterminal, everything works fine, but when ...
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Should I file bugs upstream, to my distribution maintainers, or both?

I've recently filed a bug with gnome-shell to the GNOME maintainers, on their website (upstream). However, I'm not sure whether I was maybe supposed to file it to the package maintainers of my ...
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Linux Mint 15 Doesn't detect Windows with update-grub

I just installed Linux Mint 15, but update-grub doesn't detect Windows: $ sudo update-grub Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic ...
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Debian's ReportBug equivalent on Fedora/Gnome?

When I was using Debian, there was a tool called "ReportBug" - or something like that. Ironically, the tool itself was probably the buggiest program I have ever used. I was never, ever actually able ...
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What is a generic way of finding out whether the kernel has ext4 (or other) bugs?

From /. found this worrisome post by Theodore Ts'o. Turns out ext4 has some journalling problems. How can I quickly find out version numbers of susceptible kernels for this and other bugs?
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Mint 13 bug that prevents right clicking on desktop icons and numerous other symptoms

I use Mint 13 with Gnome Shell 3.4. For the last month or two I have had an issue that randomly occurs, and once it does only logging out or rebooting fixes it. I randomly have a problem that causes ...
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Is this a bug? (Collate + duplex printing = unexpected behaviour) [closed]

Given the following facts: We have a document that consists of multiple pages We print multiple copies of it We print duplex (double-sided) We enable the option collate Under several Linux ...
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Fedora 16 strange /tmp permissions: mysqld will not start

I installed mysql on a brand-new Fedora 16 server and it would not start. This is the line from the log file (^G and all): ^G/usr/libexec/mysqld: Can't create/write to file '/tmp/ibNPyIlu' (Errcode: ...
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What log files to include when reporting a bug report for my wlan card?

I'd like to report a bug with my wireless card cutting out (seemingly) randomly, but I don't know what log files to include. I know a tail -F of a particular log file when the card cuts out would be ...
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Trouble understanding the Debian bug reporting system

I am currently experiencing this bug, except that I'm using the Wheezy/testing netinstaller. Strangely, I used the netinst .iso a few months ago, and everything was fine. So it almost seems as if the ...