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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How to run a script upon IP change

My Debian machine is currently part of my home LAN, behind the ISP box which handles all network related activities (DHCP, firewalling, telephony, IPTV, ...). A classical case of residential home ...
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download rate limiting based on network usage

I have a Debian Wheezy (Open Media Vault) server with a few different downloaders working most of the time. (Primarily FTP) I would like to be able to adjust the download limits of this server based ...
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Installing linux kernel 4.4.0-trunk-amd64 crashes X server

I have installed Debian 8 and xfce. My machine is Lenovo Ideapad 500S. There's no information for this machine on how to properly use Debian on it. When I install linux-image-4.4.0-trunk-amd64 and ...
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Debian jessie. nouveau, MMIO read fault at… but. Any work around?

I keep getting this message. kernel: [ 25.058888] nouveau E[ PBUS][0000:01:00.0] MMIO read of 0x00000000 FAULT at 0x002140 [ !ENGINE ] This is the var/log/messages. Feb 13 21:00:21 ...
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I have the latest version of hping3 installed, but Bash says “command not found”

I'm trying to use the hping3 tool on Debian GNU/Linux (Jessie), and it doesn't want to play nice. When I run apt-get install hping3, it tells me that it's at the latest version already. When I run ...
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Install teamviewer in debian jessie (amd64) from command line

So, I am trying to install teamviewer in a server from putty. The server is debian 8.3. I downloaded the right version of teamviewer and sent it at the server via filezilla. When trying to install it ...
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Debian program ends early (systemd-logind: Removed session)

X-post from stackoverflow. I have a remote debian-jessie server and I sometimes run my programs on it using sftp-client WinSCP through its command line tool. My program sends a bulk of http requests ...
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Running maintenance commands in pbuilder chroot using cron

We run an automated build system using pbuilder-dist. We use it to build our open source project Snap Websites to produce nightly builds. Currently we are building against Ubuntu "trusty." The issue ...
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How can i check my running OS in VPS in Debian 8 64Bit

I have installed Debian 8 64Bit in my VPS. If I need to know what the bit of OS install in VPS command is uname -a and for OS information lsb_release -a. But in Debian Linux distribution the uname -a ...
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Module vfat fails to load (I've tried the obvious fixes)

The module vfat doesn't load on boot, and attempts to force the issue with a modprobe vfat produce the error modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'vfat': Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter ...
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Cannot open both root terminal and nautilus (in Debian 7) after updating Intel Graphics Driver

I am a beginner on Linux. I bought a laptop (Asus, i686 architecture) only with pre-installed Debian 7. However, then I found that when I moved mouse horizontally, the screen shakes horizontally as ...
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Free and fast NAS software for arm

I own a bananapro computer and I wanna set up a NAS on it. I have already tried samba, but I don't like it very much. Is there alternative software for debian, that would work with Mac? Windows ...
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What would be less taxing on an older system, a more old school system like debian or a lighter desktop environment like lxde? [on hold]

So I have 2008 Dell latitude e5400 laptop. It can be very slow and I am looking for a balanced OS to put on it. I have been using XFCE based ubuntu. I tried installing LXDE based debian on it today ...
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Wwan connection on Debian and/or Arch

Arch and Debian installers want internet connection but manage to install most of their load w/out it. No Linux installer I'm aware of can configure wwan. I've only a wwan connection. On Ubuntu I ...
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rtl8821ae Wifi driver

I've been having problems with my wifi connection (rtl8821ae driver). I can stay connected for hours (as long as 6 hours) and then sometimes it just crashes and doesn't work on reboot...have to wait ...
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how to use debtags in conjuction with when a package arrived in the debian repository?

Is there a way to use debtags and search within a specific time-frame ? For instance/example, let's say I want to know which game packages came in since 2016 till date. Now AFAIK the debtag for ...
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How to fix/setup routing from host to guest on VirtualBox?

I am using Debian stretch to run a Debian jessie guest. I have the guest setup with a NAT and a Host-only adapter. When I try to ping my guest from my host, my ping gets routed to my wireless Internet ...
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Linux equivalent of Powershell get-process to find ProductVersion

Is there a Linux equivalent to the powershell get-process -id 1234 | select * In Powershell I can do this and get a hold load of information about a process. The one I'm particularly interested in ...
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How to connect my machine on the Internet? [on hold]

I use VmWare Fusion and I want my virtual machine to connect to the Internet. I have created 2 network cards for the VM I have also an other network card connected to my Mac with NAT But when I ...
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Debian - How to change Terminal background colors

I am a Git Bash user who is now switching to Debian. Here was my Git Bash's look: Here is my look on Debian: My .bashrc file is completely EMPTY. I have nothing in there currently. I've been ...
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How to determine the added value of installing a (pseudo-)package vis-à-vis installing only one of its dependencies?

Suppose that (pseudo-)package A depends on (pseudo-)package B. I'm looking for a reasonable systematic way to answer the question: "what would I get by installing A that I would not get by installing ...
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Debian: Order of DNS servers when using VPN

My notebook gets its DNS servers via DHCP. When I start a VPN session (pptp, managed my networkmanager), the DNS servers received from that VPN session are queried first. I'd like to use the DNS ...
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KDE 5 does not have window decorations

I'm running KDE Plasma 5.4.3 on Debian stretch/sid. I have kwin_wayland 5.4.3 and sddm 0.13.0. I only installed the base system and then ran apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop/testing sddm/testing ...
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change cache location path for APT

When using apt, can I tell it to use other then /var/cache/apt location? I tried adding the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf: % cat /etc/apt/apt.conf Dir::Cache /home/apt and re-run apt but it ...
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Essential Packages for a Debian Build System

I am building a Debian Jessie build system running on an arm processor. I use elbe which, to oversimplify, is a bunch of Python scripts that call debootstrap to create the base system: debootstrap ...
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Installing gsl on Debian

I am trying to install gsl on Debian Jessie (https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/gsl). I do not have root privileges and I need to install it on my home directory. So I do: apt-get source gsl ...
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I must run ./odoo.py as root instead of just having odoo service started

I just fresh installed Odoo 9.0 onto fresh installed Debian 8.3. I am having a strange problem, which I don't know, how to solve, because I don't really understand it. Odoo only works when I run ...
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Debian 8.3. Sound doesn't work (No soundcards found…)

root@debian:~# alsactl init alsactl: init:1758: No soundcards found... root@debian:~# lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio ...
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How do I use specific key combinations to change to specific keyboard layouts in Debian 8 (Gnome 3.14.1)?

For example, pressing Alt+LShift switches to eo and Alt+RShift switches to en (no matter what the current layout is)? I have previously found a solution utilizing setxkbmap, but using that breaks the ...
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espeak, alsa Unknown PCM

I have a Debian Wheezy and I connected to my linux a USB Dac. I use every time a MPD server (and that work) Now, I would like to use espeak with pyttsx But when I start my script (It worked and my ...
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How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”? [duplicate]

By "alternatives" I mean (for the most part; see exception below) the "roles" corresponding to the files under /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives. These roles include awk desktop-background editor ...
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Emacs upgrade problem on Debian

I am new to programming, Debian and emacs. I tried to install packages of smex on emacs and I downloaded it from smex@marmalade but when I do the install step, emacs told me there is no match for ...
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How can I configure the serial port under debian 8.3 on HP Server?

If there is no Monitor I can access via the serial RS-232 port on Debian/GNU/Linux 8.3! How can I configure the serial port under Debian 8.3. It should be possible already during the boot from Debian ...
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Debian dependencies for ttyecho

Which dependencies should a Debian package have, which distributes the binary of ttyecho?
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How to install VirtualBox in Debian 8?

So, I have been crying for hours over this. I have been trying to install virtual box 5.0 in 64-bit Debian Jessie, and for the life of me can not figure it out. I have tried installing it from .deb, ...
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Finger touch/mouse left click stopped working on LCD Touchscreen 4DCape-70T for BeagleBoneBlack (OS Debian)

we use many BeagleBoneBlack boards (OS Debian, kernel 3.8.13-bone50 (May 13 2014)) with LCD Touchscreen 4DCape-70T. My java application is running after startup of OS Debian 7.5. I use GPIO library ...
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Cannot configure wlan0 with static ip?

Debian Wheezy on ARM: wlan0 works with DHCP but doesn't work with static IP. This is my /etc/network/interfaces auto lo wlan0 iface lo inet loopback iface wlan0 inet static wpa-ssid "mySSID" ...
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Locate and manage files on extern hard drive through FileZilla over SSH

I have installed Debian Server on one of my servers and plugged in a extern hard drive to it through USB (sdb1, 2, and 5 on the image below) where I have all my files on right now. Before I used this ...
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LLVM error instead of 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I've installed [tag: Debian] stable (Jessie) on a Acer Notebool (Aspire ES 15). If I try to start some programs (qtcreator, processing) I see: LLVM ERROR: Cannot select: intrinsic ...
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How do I include custom header files in my C++ file in linux? [migrated]

I am new to linux and have some question regarding inclusion of header files. I have created a blinkled.cpp file using nano editor and then I wrote a simple program to blink an LED using ...
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Putty doesn't have any colors, but only for one server

I'm using Putty to connect to 7 servers. The problem is that one of them doesn't have any colors, which makes it harder to distinguish folders from other files. Here's what I'm talking about. ...
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No sound from Debian beside beeps

I bought Lenovo ideapad 500S and installed Debian 8. It's a fresh install, and no other OS is on this computer. I am having difficult on enabling the audio and days of googling to hunt any hint ...
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I can't connect to Wi-Fi, no wlan0 device on iwconfig

I bought Lenovo Ideapad 500S-14ISK and installed Debian 8. It's a fresh install, and no other OS is on this computer. I am having difficulties on connecting to Wi-Fi and days of googling to hunt any ...
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Debian 8 - Install lastest version of MySQL

After downloading MYSQL APT Repository at http://cdn.mysql.com//Downloads/MySQL-5.7/libmysqld-dev_5.7.11-1debian8_amd64.deb I ran the command dpkg -i libmysqld-dev_5.7.11-1debian8_amd64.deb ...
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Debian 8 - Run scripts after boot

I've tried run some scripts after boot via /etc/rc.local. /etc/rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will ...
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Is it possible to redirect root email to axigen internal e-mail?

For a few month I've been using Axigen webmail as my main e-mail server. For the last month I was looking for a way of redirecting my root e-mail, as well as my crontab outputs into an internal ...
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sbuild schroot fails

I am trying to package an Ubuntu package as a Debian package. For maintainability I am trying to use sbuild. Following the steps here I go through the first five steps, but when I try to build I get ...
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Why does /etc/machine-id changes at reboot?

/etc/machine-id changes at each boot on my recent Debian Jessie install. The docs say it shouldn't: The machine ID is usually generated from a random source during system installation and stays ...
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Installing ownCloud with NGINX and SQLite

I have a distro based on Debian Jessie running on an ARM device. How can I install a simple, secure ownCloud 8.2.2 installation that uses NGINX and SQLite without installing Apache and MySQL? Many ...
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OpenCL with NVIDIA - Segmentation Fault

I've been struggling to get OpenCL working on my Linux Mint x64 machine. Specifically, any OpenCL program that I write or use seems to encounter a "segmentation fault" during certain methods that come ...