Debian is a community-driven GNU/Linux distribution which provides a large range of packages and supports a large range of architectures. It strongly focuses on free software. It has several derivatives, notably Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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what is a good choice for a windowmanager for temporary use?

Ratpoison is my windowmanager of choice and am running a fairly recent version of google chrome and I wish to drag a couple tabs between windows. This used to work, but recent changes in chrome makes ...
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Slow root / mounting time

By running dmesg -t -d on my Raspbian/Debian Jessie, I see that this is a bottleneck in my booting process: [< 4.777880>] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. ...
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Debian jessie 8 clean installation

I've installed debian jessie from net iso (~240Mb). On the last installation wizard step, i've unchecked all checkboxes (no kde, web, mysql, and system utilities also). Well right after that "apt-get ...
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Debian 8 Jessie, kernel panic on shutdown

I have my Asus M5A99FX (with AMD FX6300 6-core processor and 16GB of memory) loaded with Debian Jessie and KDE. Everything seems to be working fine until I shut down the system. I click the shutdown ...
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Debian applications in a different language and unable to change

I recently had to reinstall GNOME on my Debian7 system, the reason being there was a problem with the older version. Unfortunately, probably since I am in Belgium, it has installed part French, part ...
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Why Debian Jessie is turned off instead of rebooting after installing qemu-kvm?

I'm using a new stable Debian Jessie (minimal installation without DE and standard utilities). First of all, I set 'enabled' for Intel virtualisation in BIOS and installed qemu-kvm as usual: # ...
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Separate Network Traffic on Two Network Interfaces

I am not an R&S professional, so much of that realm of computing escapes me. Could you lend your expertise in helping understand how to go about configuring the separation of network traffic on ...
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How to create *.run./*.bin file in Debian based distros

AMD distributes the Catalyst drivers as a *.run file that when ran extracts itself, builds and then installs the driver. Thing is the driver needs a patch for it to build successfully. I want to apply ...
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Where does “dpkg -l ”*“” gather its information?

As I understand, dpkg -l "*" under Debian lists all the available packages regardless of their state. Where does this information come from? I understand that /var/lib/dpkg/available lists all the ...
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How should look script that launches program on startup

I want program rescuetime to be launched when computer loads. I've found that for this task script should be created in /etc/init.d/my_script and this lines to be entered to console chmod 755 ...
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Debian 8 (Jessie) - Laptop stops working after closing the laptop lid

I have a HP15 r007TX laptop with Debian 8 (Jessie) installed. Whenever I close the lid and then reopen, the laptop stops working. It get's stuck showing a blank screen. From there nothing happens and ...
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Debian Lenny Adafruit_BBIO failure to install

Im sorry if i have this in the wrong forum, but im not sure where to put this. Google Groups is going to be too slow in a response (They are where i posted to first). I have Debian Lenny installed on ...
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Converting ext2 to ext4

I have a file-server with three disk's that are ext2 file-systems, is it possible to change/convert these to ext4 which have much improved characteristics, while data is on the disk's and without ...
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problem with boot after installing debian download [on hold]

I downloaded debian 8.0.0 and burned it to a disc. I installed it on a new hard dirve in another computer, but it will not boot. What did I do wrong? It is a new hard drive, so no it does not have ...
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Ubuntu K/FreeBSD

I was woundering if it is possible to turn Debian K/freebsd so it works on Ubuntu? I know there is builds for Debian 7, so would it be possible to get a working Ubuntu system with the experimental ...
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Unknown problem - Debian crashes after some minutes

I use Debian (wheezy) on a Raspberry. I use it via ssh and for the first minutes everything works well. Then if I try to use command that are not cd or ls then it seems to crash and I have to wait ...
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Debian jessie mounted pendrive not trusted by apt

I have installed debian jessie from unetbootin pendrive and without network drivers. After booting from HDD, I have added mounted pendrive to apt sources (with file:// prefix). I have two problems. ...
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Error during apt-get upgrade in wheezy

Today I wanted to upgrade my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. As first step I thought it is a good idea to upgrade the current wheezy-packages: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ... ...
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Different look and feel for gnome classic in Debian 7 and Debian 8

I have upgraded a Debian 7 system to Debian 8 and, among other changes, when I log in using gnome-classic, the desktop background is new. However, my gnome menus have not changed, as you can see in ...
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ATI Radeon HD4850 drivers on linux?

I went online and searched, and I found a command to install drivers. But it turns out I already have them, but it still doesnt work? Is there any settings I need to work on? My commands ...
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noip2 can't update my IP address correctly after computer reboot

I want to set up a server with using no-ip DDNS service. I follow this guide, but it can't update my IP address after reboot the following message is command # noip2 -S 1 noip2 process active. ...
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Left channel sound level very low compared to Right one

I am using the front analog audio jack from the NUC (microphone in/headphone out/speaker out) with a standard jack and standard speakers or headphones (which work well on another computer). I tried ...
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Debian setup launching GRUB bash

I have a little problem with setting up Debian. When I boot from the installation USB in UEFI mode, I get the GRUB command line. If I type in "boot", I get Please load the kernel first. I had Ubuntu ...
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authorize untrusted certificates

I'm trying to install WordPress on a server running Debian 7.5 and when using: wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz It says "the certificate of wordpress.org is not trustworthy" and "the ...
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Is it possible to get working history for multi-line commands in mksh, using vi editing mode?

On my Debian systems, I have always used pdksh as my interactive shell. Originally, command-line history behavior was similar to what I grew up with on platforms like AIX and Solaris. Recently, ...
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What is an adequate backup strategy for Debian system with a simple database? [on hold]

I would like to know a suitable backup strategy for a small business running a simple database. The whole system operates from a single local computer with one internal hard disk. I have already ...
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using text browser on linux to display proxy information [on hold]

I have this question on my project , and can't how can be answer it , could you help me? how can store proxy information Permanently for a text mode browser such as links? I want steps , if you can. ...
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double entry in source.list for egroupware

I'm running debian wheezy and get the following warning message: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/eGroupWare/Debian_7.0/ Packages ...
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Things to do after installing kali [on hold]

I know there are a lot of articles on things to do after installing kali but some of them are untrustworthy. So can anyone give me a trustworthy article or what you do after installing kali?
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Gnome 3.14.2 not working on Debian

I began by installing Debian from CDs this went smoothly and the system was working. I then shut down and started again, GNOME was not loading at all so I used the commands as follows to get GNOME ...
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How to dual-boot windows 7 and Debian with UEFI and 2HDDs?

I'd like to install Debian near my windows 7 x64 installation, as I know to set up Linux on the second HDD (Windows 7 is installed on the first one) I need to manually configure the partitioning, ...
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Cant seem to be able to install unetbootin in debian jessie [on hold]

Can't seem to be able to install unetbootin in Debian Jessie after I have tried everything I found, adding new repositories trying to get it from a ppa I found, downloading it, nothing seems to work, ...
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Debian netinstall over wifi?

I have a question obout installing debian. Ubuntu has this option which can install all mising packages from ethernet of wifi, while debian has only ethertnet option. The firmware I prepaire -> see ...
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/usr/bin/apt-get: cannot execute binary file [on hold]

As per title my apt-get is broken. I was doing manual upgrade from 32bit to 64bit OS but my system crashed at one point and the upgrade was not completed. Now whatever i try to do with apt i get the ...
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Installing latest libcurl on debian from source

So I need libcurl (dev) on my debian 8 machine. I have two issues with this: A) apt-get install libcurl-dev gives me an error: E: Package 'libcurl-dev' has no installation candidate B) It's pretty ...
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Share Internet with 2 Network Cards

I use an Debian 7 32bits I have the following problem, I have to share internet: 1 Internet Server (eth1) 1 Shared Internet with one network cards (this is the machine that need to configure - eth2) ...
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Kernel problem after editing filesystem.squashfs

I use Kali Live linux (which is based on Debian), today I tried to edit filesystem.squashfs file which is located at /live/filesystem.squashfs using squashfs-tools. First I extracted this file using ...
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Debian stable and dependencies

I have a computer running Debian Jessie and am trying to install a version of the FEniCS library from the Sid repository. I've added an unstable.list file containing the repository info to the ...
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vsftpd is failing in Debian Wheezy [on hold]

I have just setup vsftpd and unable to start the server. I have tried to change the listen parameter from yes to no, but without any difference. Most guides mention xinetd or inetd, but there are no ...
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Setting up WiFi on Debian7 for Intel wireless N-2230 card

I just installed Debian7 on a laptop that I was using Windows on. When on Windows I had wifi, and I want to set up the wifi on Debian. On Ubuntu there is a nice feature in the panel where I can ...
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Grub - boot debian iso file from ntfs partition and install it

I have problem installing debian directly from hard drive. Say, i have a logical partition /dev/sda5 and there is debian DVD iso file located in (hd0,5)/iso/debian-8.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso with initrd ...
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How do I get the language for messages?

Is there a single command I can use to get the language to use for messages or do I have to check LC_MESSAGES, LC_ALL, LANG etc. in some specific order?
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How does Debian select or prioritize IPv4 and IPv6 connections?

I'm going to explain my question with an example. I have two servers, A and B, both runs Debian 7.8, both have dual-stack connection to the Internet (I don't know if it matters but they even have the ...
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Where is font WenQuanYi Bitmap Song?

I have installed xfonts-wqy in my newly installed Debian Jessie stable, by using the following command # aptitude search xfonts-wqy i xfonts-wqy - WenQuanYi Bitmap Song CJK font for X As you can ...
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Why is setting up WLAN in Debian so hard? (compared to Ubuntu) [closed]

switching from Ubuntu 14.04 to Debian jessie (LXDE) on a ThinkPad T500 Lan (eth0) is configured in /etc/network/interfaces and works fine. After setting up LXDE i wanted to switch to WLAN and it ...
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How do I find all and any 'C' files which are in Debian archive (either in source or in binary)

How do I find all the files either in source or in binary form in Debian package archive? I tried the following but results were not helpful at all: apt-file search *.c and apt-file search *.cc ...
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Debian: How to get the current loaded kernel package name?

With the following command, I can list all the installed kernel package: $ dpkg -l | grep linux-image With the following command, I get for instance the version of the current kernel used: $ uname ...
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Run automatically Noip2 when the machine is booted?

How can I run automatically when the machine is booted using NOIP2? I put this script in file in /etc/init.d/rc3.d in my Debian 7 but it don't work when I on my computer #! /bin/sh # . ...
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Prevent file corruption

I have an application that write files into a specific directory at the FS. This system, under no circumstances, can lose a single written file. When I have some problem at the HD, like badblocks or ...
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Debian : Mounting a raid array

I have a Debian system on which we migrated to a SSD for faster execution. Before that we had a 2.0Tb hard disks in RAID. Now we want to use the RAID drives to perform storage generated by the ...