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How do I usefully report a bug [on hold]

I've used Linux Mint for a while now and I'm quite the fan. I'm not expert enough to go messing with the kernel or anything like that, but I've noticed small bugs in a couple of software packages that ...
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Audacious run when I press Open with or Show in Folder in XFCE in Arch for any kind of file

It's funny but audacious runs when I don't even request for it. For example, when I press Open Folder in Chrome downloads or when I choose Browse Packages in Sublime Text. A file for Open Folder in ...
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USB g_serial bug? - loosing data in one direction

I am having some difficulties with kernel module Gadget Serial v2.4. g_serial is used on ARM machine BeagleBone Black with Arch Linux 4.6.3-1 which is communicating with host PC. The problem was ...
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How are Linux kernel bugs being tracked?

What an hour of Googling bring out that mainstream Linux kernel bugs are being logged in two distinct systems: Mailing list This is the Linux kernel development discussion and bug reporting ...
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Qubes installation enters emergency mode. How do I correclty install Qubes?

After a series of [ OK ] Started Forward Password Requests to Plymouth. at startup after installing, I'm met with [FAILED] Failed to start Cryptography Setup for luks-8030897f-4d1c-4f3f-859a-...
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When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined and behaves bizarre

I have russian and english US locales. When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined until I press whitespace or some other special keys. When it's underlined, it's kind of invisible to the ...
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pepperflashplugin-nonfree : ERROR: failed to retrieve status information from google : W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs

I cannot install pepperflashplugin-nonfree on my Ubuntu : $ sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Why can't I click between windows after Xenial (16.04) update?

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, and since then, I have been unable to click between windows. For example, I have a Chrome window up, open Sublime Text, and try to click Sublime (or Chrome) ...
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have I found a bug in BASH? [closed]

EDIT: the bug disappears by version 4.3.8. I am using GNU bash, version 4.1.2(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu). I believe I have found a bug. Would like to know if perhaps I'm missing something ...
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Avoiding a buggy kernel version with “Oops” in radeon module

I have exactly the same problem as described here. I can find the same "Oops" messages in /var/log/kern.log. I also have an older Radeon HD (so I have to use the free driver). I downloaded the current ...
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Red Hat 7 GDM + NIS Only Validates First 7 Characters of Password

I've come across an interesting issue this morning. We have noticed that GDM on RHEL 7 is allowing us to log-in with only the first 7 characters of password. We can enter anything or nothing from ...
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How to install a Ruby gem on Arch Linux using Puppet?

I've got the following: class travis_linter { include shell package { 'travis-lint': ensure => latest, provider => gem, } } When I try to test it, however, I get the ...
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keyboard layout bug in Trusty 14.04

My default layout is AZERTY, but i also have the QWERTY layout (don't know why, my keyboard is AZERTY) and sometimes after booting my computer, QWERTY is selected automatically while itdisplays to be ...
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How can I suggest a change in the login program? [closed]

Where online is the best place to make new suggestions to LINUX programmers responsible for maintaining and changing the internals of the LOGIN command?
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E: Package 'clamav' has no installation candidate?

I am trying to install clamav in kali for removal of viruses in PC and USB.and I did: root@kali:~# apt-get install clamav Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Linux Mint (17.1) : Mouse click/selection delay

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) and I'm experiencing an annoying lagging when pressing the left mouse button on my laptop's touchpad. The lagging does not appear when I connect an external (USB) ...
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centOS7 kernel bug server getting freez

I am seeing this error in /var/log/messages, also sometime my network getting disconnect also.. couple ping drops.. is it a bug related to network tg3 driver? CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core) 3....
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Darwin acl_get_file vs acl_get_link_np

On Darwin, there are two related functions - acl_get_file, and acl_get_link_np, which both query ACL information for a file. The difference is that, a) acl_get_link_np won't follow symlinks and, b) ...
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Latest Debian 8 Updates Hosed KDE [closed]

System Information Current Kernel Version: 4.0.0-2-amd64 Version: 8 (output of cat /etc/debian_version is stretch/sid, i.e. testing release, codename stretch) KDE: 4.14.2 (Qt: 4.8.7) After the ...
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Weird crippled letters in GTK windows

I have recently discovered this bug which often occurs after I run a memory-sensitive application (such as Chromium). It somehow affects GTK - some letters in all GTK-based UIs become weirdly messed ...
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How bug fixing exactly works in a distro ? upstream vs downstream

I'd like to know how bug fixing exactly works in Linux distributions. I mean, after all a distro is made of opensource software made by external developers, and then packaged by the distro's ...
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Debian 8.1 Stretch (testing) - can't use switch language (keyboard) hotkeys with anything else

I'm a linux-beginner. After 2 weeks of using XUbuntu 15 I switched to Debian 8.1 testing. Installed everything using graphics expert install, using MATE as my default DE. So basically got one big "...
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Windows keep resizing by them selfs in Fedora 21 VM Virtualbox, host Fedora 21

It's really annoying but I've been getting this behaviour lately in my test machine: Fedora 21 x86_64 KDE VM in VirtualBox the host is Fedora 21. Here is a pic: I put the system to saved mode if I ...
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does vi have a bug which changes spaces in unedited lines, or is there an option to turn this “feature” off?

I changed a file by just adding a few lines, then ran a git diff and found changes strewn throughout the file resembling as shown in the image above: an extra space at the end of a line in the middle ...
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Warnings/Errors when running clamav/clamscan, scanning 3TB hard-drive

What I'm trying to do: I'm trying to scan my File-Server for malware, and I'm using clamav/clamscan, where the man page say's it can scan files up to 4GB. This man page states: --max-filesize=#n ...
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Undo accidentally minimized desktop (now all desktop icons gone)

If you have a window active and hit "[Alt]+[Space],[N]", that window will be minimized. It has happened to me a number of times that I did this while the topmost window was in fact inactive (meaning ...
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Why does Debian bug-squashing take this much time compared to that of Ubuntu?

Reportedly, Debian devs need to squash 54 bugs more. These are termed as 'release critical bugs'. My question is, if this bug-squashing takes this much time, then how come Ubuntu releases each ...
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Why APT shows inaccurate “Need to download” values?

Sometimes if I Ctrl+C during apt-get upgrade/install *** in terminal, or cancel Software Update UI in Ubuntu and resuming them later I see something like this (regardless the actual package) I don'...
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how /etc/grub.d/41_custom is supposed to work?

I am asking, because fragment of file /boot/grub/grub.cfg looks like ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ### if [ -f ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg elif ...
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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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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. Ironically, the tool itself was probably the buggiest program I have ever used. I was never, ever actually able to make a successful bug ...
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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 distro'...