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Creating multiple proxies on a single VPS

I am trying to create SOCKS Proxies on my Debian Linux VPS. I was just wondering what is the best way to go about doing this? I have tried things like Dante and it doesn't support multiple Proxies.
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Disabling hibernation in debian testing (lxde)

I have a dell inspiron 6000 laptop running debian testing lxde. I can't figure out how to disable hibernation once the lid is closed. Do I modify the systmd files or the lib/systemd/systemd-sleep ...
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Debian, Windows domain and shared folder

I have linked many Debian PCs to a Windows domain. The logon process works well. Every users has a personal folder on the Windows server (and they can access these folders through their personal ...
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Running Debian on UEFI (MacBook Pro) [on hold]

This question is more about UEFI's implication on security and anonymity than a guide to running Debian on a MacBook. Given UEFI's added access and privileges is it safe to assume that certain groups ...
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Debian CLI torrent program through VPN

Has anyone successfully set up a CLI-only (no web UI's!) torrent client that can tunnel all of its traffic through a VPN? (Either by sending all traffic through a particular interface or a SOCKS ...
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Is there a Microsoft Publisher equivalent for LMDE?

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and I need a program like Microsoft Publisher that I can make fliers and pamphlets with. Is there a program like that available? Is it free?
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Debian installer - customize busybox and live system/environment

I'm trying to reinstall Debian on a netbook and do it without sloppy tricks so that I can repeat the process if necessary. Specifically, I'm trying to customize the installer to include the wifi ...
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Debian thinks my file system is encoded as ISO-8859-1

This may not be the appropriate site for this question, because it's more a complaint than a question, but here goes. Today I updated my computer from Mint 15 to Debian 7.6. And after I'd done that, ...
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Unable to build id3lib on Crunchbang

I'm trying to install id3lib in my new Crunchbang distro. So, I downloaded the tar.gz file and executed configure command which ran good. And when I run make I'm getting the following error: make[2]: ...
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Creating multiple socks proxy through SSH [on hold]

I have been trying to set up multiple SOCKS proxies through SSH. So far I have managed to created the proxies, but I am having so issues which I need to resolve soon. When I create a proxy using one ...
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groupadd failure while writing changes to /etc/group

I have been following this guide on installing debian-kit on my Sony Xperia Tablet Z and the installation goes fine until I try to apt-get install andromize which fails with the error groupadd: ...
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Set Sound Settings to 152% on Boot (LMDE)

I have installed Linux Mint Debian Edition and everything is working correctly, except that 100% sound setting is not ideal on my speakers, so I see that I can increase it to 152% from my sound ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-510 for Debian 7?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-510. But I can't install it on my Debian 7 32 bits. And I want to use in a runlevel 3. How can I use this D-link? Thanks!
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Where did nvidia-driver go?

As far as I'm aware, all nvidia driver installation instructions in Debian Jessie are the same as the Debian Wheezy's and involve the instalation of nvidia-kernel-dkms and nvidia-driver packages. The ...
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After update, Synaptics touchpad gives lethargic pointer

My laptop is running KDE on a Debian a testing/unstable mix. I recently did an upgrade, which pulled in a new xorg version (xserver-xorg-core:amd64 2:1.15.1-1 → 2:1.15.99.904-1), including all the ...
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Debian doesn't start in graphical mode (kde or gnome) after installed Apacahe

Debian doesn't start in graphic mode (kde or gnome) after installed Apacahe. TTY7 shows nothing. Thus, system starts in text mode (tty1).
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Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) [on hold]

When I try to start MySQL it says "failed!", so I try using mysqladmin ping and get the following: mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server ...
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Updating openssl on debian squeeze

Can I replace my openssl 0.9.8o-4squeeze16 package with http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openssl/openssl_1.0.1h-3_amd64.deb without any problems/concers? I did a apt-get update but I did ...
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How to add another domain (SOA) to my bind9 installation when domain has not been delegated yet. What are the delegation steps?

I have a bind9 installation on my Debian Wheezy install. On this install I have a DNS-server which acts as the SOA for a domain, example1.com. My name server is also on the same domain, example1.com ...
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Fix dependencies without updating package?

I updated my Debian installation at home and it updated chromium to the (IMO) awfull 35.0 version. I removed it by using apt-get remove chromium and apt-get autoremove. I went here and grabbed the ...
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ISC DHCP Server - A Client's Uplink Is Not Working

Running a DHCP server, client(s) does not have up-link (0Mbps) and has a downlink (50Mbps.) I am setting up a gateway/router on a PC running Debian Wheezy with ISC-DHCP. I have 1 WAN (eth0) and 2 LAN ...
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Build Transmission 2.84 .deb package with checkinstall

I'm trying to compile and make by myself some .deb packages to keep my Raspbian more up to date than the repository. Now I want to update Transmission to v 2.84. Here's what I've done: Download the ...
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How can I run as another user?

This is the bash code that should be runned. So first it substitutes the user to openproject and than runs all the code su openproject -c "bash -l" cd ~/openproject git checkout Gemfile.lock git ...
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Vim Error 'E212: Cannot open file for writing', when trying to create new files outside of home dir

I am running Wheezy Debian. When I try to create a new file in a directory other than my home directory, such as /var/www, I get the following error in vim: E212: Cannot open file for writing. I ...
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Rename Debian package automatically pulled by apt-get upgrade

I have installed package_a with version 1.0. How to configure package control script for package_b (e.g version 1.1) to automatically replace package_a? tried (as described in 7.6.2): Package: ...
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telinit 1 and run a command there

I need to do some maintenance on a bunch of Debian (Wheezy) systems, and it has to happen at run level 1. But not all machines have a keyboard and a screen; some are even located somewhere else. So I ...
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How can I install policykit?

I created a minimal install on my Raspbian Raspberry Pi. Among other things, I removed libx11-.* and dependencies, which included removal of policykit-1. I'm trying to reinstall policykit-1, but hit ...
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Connecting to WEP WiFi/wlan0 using Minimal Debian Wheezy

Alright, I've had a doozy of a time trying to set up wlan0 on a minimal Debian install, meaning I have no DE, but you probably knew that. The problem lies in that I cannot for the life of me get my ...
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Persistent drive block usind udev

I have 8 hard disks on a home server. Sometimes I plug and unplug one or two, and if I restart the system all the drive letters are messed up. I would like to assign a block to each hard drive based ...
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Debian system: install specific packages from source automatically to boost the performance

On Debian /Ubuntu systems, how to set a list of packages which can be installed from sources automatically by apt-get or aptitude? The server is mainly for scientific computing and I would like to ...
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Synaptic Package Manager is taking too long to download package [SOLVED] [closed]

I am in a computer that I just finished setting up after an hour and I am planning to download flash-player-nonfree for Iceweasel but the problem is that it's taking too long to download. It's not ...
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Video freezes with Debian Jessie

On a fresh Debian testing installation I am not able to watch a video using standard video player such as: parole, VLC or banshee. Here are the symptoms: The sound is OK, but the image is always ...
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wireless not working on very old PC on Debian

I have this really really old PC Toshiba Pro L10 running on 512 MB on RAM. It was running on windows XP where I could barely open up two tabs of Google chrome and browse internet. I decided to switch ...
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Two monitors: intel VGA + Nvidia DVI

Recently I've bought a GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard and a GTX 770 graphics card. Now I have two monitors, the first that I'm using is attached to the DVI port of the Nvidia graphic card, the second one is ...
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Installing Ubuntu/Debian on 16 GB SD Card

Is it possible to install Ubuntu/Debian on my 16 GB SD Card ? Do I just during installation process chose my SD Card partition and install it (that doesn't work if we have USB) or do I need to install ...
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Is is ok to run multiple PHP Websockets using 1 machine?

I am using Debian LAMP Server and I need to run PHP Websockets with very simple coding. Will need at least five different WebSockets running with same IP different ports but as you know this things ...
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Plugins for playing clips don't work properly

I am going to see some clips over youtube or other web sites like that. But there is a problem and I can't see clips. I think the problem is my plugings. How do I fix it? The sites that don't show ...
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Why does this script work on Ubuntu, and not Debian?

I run a simple minecraft server. I made a script awhile ago for Ubuntu that would automatically create a Gnu screen and start said server. I decided get a new server with debian instead. Now for some ...
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Add a single key to to CA certificates from an automated script

I'm doing some automation for a local machine in Vagrant using Puppet. I need to add a CA certificate to the trusted list in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 LTS. I simply add the file to the right place: file ...
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privoxy blocks all traffic on browser configured to use 127.0.0.1:8118 proxy url

I'm in the process of distro hopping and in the past configuring privoxy has been a simple task. This time I am using LMDE 201403 (essentially a debian wheezy system). I've installed and started ...
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mount luks volume through pam with gdm

I'm on debian testing. I encrypted my /home with dm-crypt (luks). Following various tutorials I setup pam_mount to open it at login time. However when I try to login using gdm, it fails. The login ...
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How do I make apt pick a certain package from a specific source?

I tried pinning the debian_testing source, but it's not really working (I want to pick version 0.10.29): Package: nodejs Pin: release a=debian_testing Pin-Priority: 1000 Here's the apt-cache ...
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How to enable both built-in audio output and HDMI audio output with PulseAudio?

I've been searching for this issue for days now and tried various solutions suggested, without any success. Basically, I have a laptop with built-in audio (the output goes either to the headphone ...
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Disable GUI on BeagleBone Black running Debian

The Debian image for the BeagleBone Black that they have on their website comes with a GUI by default. I'd like to completely disable the GUI, but in the simplest way possible. It is used as a ...
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Help installing USB wifi drivers in Debian Wheezy

The Leoxsys Nano adapter that I bought recently does not work in my Debian wheezy, but works flawlessly in my Ubuntu. I tried installing using the install.sh script that came with the drivers, but ...
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Build a package for Debian

I'm try to build a Debian package, using this commands : debian/rules clean dpkg-source -b . debian/rules build debian/rules binary I've got this file : myprog_1.1.0.orig.tar.gz myprog_1.1.0-1.dsc ...
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can I get a list of the debian packages I installed AFTER the OS installation?

Extending this question, I would like to ask, if there is a general term that groups all the packages that I have installed POST debian installation? Mind you that for clarity purposes, I refer to ...
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server migration experiments

At our premise, we are going to have to migrate some servers. I'm making some experiments for try to make all the silly stuff before put hands on real servers. I got 2 raspberry Pi, installed ...
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no install buttons in extensions.gnome.org

I just got a new computer, and I wanted to install all the nice shell extensions I had on my old one. Both of them are running Debian 7.5, and have gnome shell version 3.4.2. The only difference I ...
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Create a manpage adressing several executable

I am packaging an application with a bunch of executable accepting roughly the same arguments. I would like to write (and provide) only one manpage with common explanations and the list of arguments. ...