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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Static IP changes to dynamic automatically after time

I have found only one discussion about my problem here, but not a solution. I have access to one Debian 7.8.0 amd64 virtual machine (under VMware) and its IP address is gained through DHCP, e.g., ...
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how to tell crontab to execute the command from now instantly

I have a command in "/etc/crontab" which runs a database program every 7 days. Now, I see that this command has been commented by another user for 2 weeks. I immediately uncommented the line, and ...
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Can't get GUI login screen on Debian Jessie [after upgrade from Wheezy]

As the title explains. Upon boot GDM3 is correctly started but hangs at the splash screen and no GUI login box appears. The only way to log into the system and graphical interface is following these ...
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How to create root user account in Debian?

I installed Debian OS today and while installation I skipped the option to create root user and chose to use sudo. Now I would like to create root user account. Is there any way to create the root ...
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Suppress questions by apt-get

I need to install a package in a script. This process needs to write over some already existing configuration files. Right now even though run with DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive and --force-yes -y, ...
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Mixup between root and first non-root user account

I just installed Debian Jessie and created a user account ("jerome") during installation. I log into my server through SSH as jerome, then use su to work as root. (sudo is not installed and root ssh ...
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Chromium not available from repository on Debian Jessie

I am running Debian Jessie on a Cubox (I am not very familiar with Debian yet). And according to the debian page the package should be available in the repos. Unfortunatly I cannot find it or it is ...
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Wifi with WPA2-EAP MS-CHAPv2 authentication (username and password) during Debian installation

I am currently attempting to install Debian on my laptop computer. During the network configuration stage, I am prompted to "enter a passphrase for WPA/WPA2 PSK authentication". Unfortunately, I am on ...
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Changing settings for XFCE4 on debian wheezy terminal

I am using a raspberry pi running raspbian wheezy. How do you change the desktop settings for an XFCE4 desktop on raspbian, installed with sudo apt-get install xfce4-full, now the default X desktop, ...
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Number of Programs Crashing when Started [on hold]

I am using Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) and I am having an issue with opening a number of programs. The story goes that a couple months ago, I ran Debian with little-to-no issues. After updating it, ...
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Depends: libqtgui4 (>= 4.6.2) but it is not installed

I want to install the Wing IDE for python. When I executed it, dpkg showed me some qt packages that were not installed. I installed a few of them via Synaptic Package Manager, but the rest cannot be ...
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read failure error while connecting to the server [on hold]

There was a problem last night when I tried to connect to a remote server from my personal computer having Linux. First, I received the following error: ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection ...
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Debian won't accept my network's password during installation

I'm trying to install Debian Jessie on a Toshiba Satellite M45-S331, but I'm stuck on the "Configure the network" step. I successfully installed the firmware for my wireless card, and I am able to ...
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Disable NFSv4 (server) on Debian, allow NFSv3

How can the NFS server on a Debian 8 system be limited to NFSv3? By default, shares can be mounted with both vers=3 and vers=4. /etc/default/nfs-kernel-server: # To disable NFSv4 on the server, ...
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Add Repository In Debian 6.0.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to add a repository in Debian 6.0.8 sudo cat /etc/debian_version 6.0.8 sudo apt-get install software-properties-common E: Unable to locate package software-properties-common sudo ...
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set my system date & time via terminal

I don't why a + sign appears in the my program: <ns1:ST>2015-05-23T18:00:00+04:00</ns1:ST> <ns1:ET>2015-05-23T18:15:00+04:00</ns1:ET> this is when I run the program in my ...
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About Libre Office Writer getting slow in Debian

I have recently installed Linux Debian and I have copied from an old windows-xp pc some .doc(word documents) archives. When I first opened them, they ran smoothly-just fine. 1) When I changed them to ...
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Wheezy to Jessie update broke root software RAID, can it be fixed?

Last night I attempted to update my PC from Debian 7, Wheezy (now old stable), to Debian 8, Jessie (now stable). On rebooting, the system broke at 0.267166 minutes into the launch telling me it can't ...
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How do I compile DKMS module for multiple kernel image versions in Debian?

I have versions 3.16 and 4.0 of linux-image package installed. During login I can select which kernel I want to boot in the "advanced options" menu item. However, when I install a DKMS module it is ...
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run remote command to save debian package list

I'd like to backup the package list(dpkg) of some remote computers to a backup server: all of them running Debian. I already configured the rsa key to login remotely as root on the other computers ...
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Set background image at the decryption screen in Debian

I have Debian with full disk encryption. It's possible to set an image as a background instead of a simple console when system asks you for the disk decryption password?? To make something like: In ...
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no game sounds with XFCE and pulseaudio

Since recently I have sound problems ingame but now I have no ingame sounds can someone help me? Which info should I provide? EDIT: For saved videos the same.
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How to mount VMware-tools cdrom inside a VM

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali ...
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Minidlna on Debian Jessie crashes with no output

I run minidlna for a good year on Debian wheezy armhf, kernel 3.6.9 for a year without problems. Now I upgraded my Server to Debian jessie, kernel 4.0.3. Minidlna comes in version 1.1.2. Whenever I ...
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Clone Linux user (copy user, based on another one)

How can I create a new system user, an exact copy of another one (having the same groups, permissions, privileges and settings), but with different username, password and home directory?
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At Synaptic (Debian Wheezy) how to react to message “… broken package …”?

I have a synaptoc problem, with Debian-Wheezy. uname -a Linux primergy 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux Trying to apply the installation for libaudit1 it says: ...
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Hacking caja on mint

I'm trying to add a couple of changes to caja on Mint (MATE edition) and I'm trying to test them out, manually. Doing autogen.sh && make && sudo make install on the upstream version ...
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systemd waiting too long for network at Debian 8.0 Jessie's boot

My system has booted up relatively fast while run Debian 7 Wheezy, but after upgrade to Debian 8 Jessie, and therefore SysVinit to systemd, it became a way, way slower. The thing, slowing down the ...
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Running VNC viewer from windows 8.1 to Debian Jessie, doesn't work

I'm trying to implement a vncviewer on my windows 8.1 to remote my server running Debian Jessie with DE Gnome 3.14.1 but it doesn't work. I've verified my xstartup file and it looks like this: ...
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routing/bridge issues

im having troubles with raspbian (raspberry's debian) while trying to route two networks. My network configuration is this (/etc/network/interfaces): auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 ...
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How to setup “Creative Sound Core 3D” on Debian Jessie correctly?

I justed installed Debian Jessie and was happy to see (or hear) that my Creative Sound Core 3D (as onboard chip on my Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI mainboard) worked out of the box when trying to play ...
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Desktop Fails with “Oh no! Something has gone wrong.”

The machine was running Debian wheezy and was recently upgraded to Jessie. Everything has worked fine for some time. However, after a reboot today the desktop won't load. /var/log/messages shows ...
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How to test spamming mail server

I've recently configured a mail server which sends emails with SASL authentication. Emails are sent primarily through php scripts using Pear. This is all working fine and dandy however I have seen ...
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How to install Wildcard TDM410P to my Debian?

I want to install a WCTDM/0 "Wildcard TDM410P in my Debian 7 for I use in my Asterisk, but I can't it. And it appear DAHDI_SPANCONFIG failed on span 1: Invalid argument (22). I have to configure my ...
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How does PulseAudio start?

PulseAudio is always running on my system, and it always instantly restarts if it crashes or I kill it. However, I never actually start PulseAudio. I have checked /etc/init.d/ and ...
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Postfix with smtp authentication failing

I'm currently in the process of updating my new server to do the same tasks as my original older server (new server is running Debian wheezy, old server is running Debian squeeze). The issue I'm ...
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start nginx on boot with systemd

I just installed nginx 1.9 on a debian 8 server. nginx is working fine, when I tell it to run, but it wont seem to load nginx automaticaly on boot. I have tried numerious init scripts recomended on ...
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Debian not booting into GUI

My problem is, that my Debian installation shows a grey screen on start up and boots into a console, instead into gnome. When I start X manually with startx everything starts fine, so the DE seems to ...
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Debian error message: “Unable to find LVM volume”, but then boots successfully

I was trying to encrypt all the HDD during the installation process of Debian 8 Jessie using full disk encryption + LVM, and I did it, but, there are a little "problem". Before the system asks me the ...
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Caldera Debian Keyboard Output Chinese Characters

So, I'm an involuntary IT guy at my current position, and we have come across an issue with Caldera's flavor of Debian Linux. For some reason, with no real prompting, our keyboard starting typing ...
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Descriptive message services

I have Debian 8 jessie installed on my Laptop, before when I had a Debian 7 wheezy, the system startup and shutdown showing descriptive messages such as these: Now on debian 8 jessie, when I start ...
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Nginx init.d script

After a dist-upgrade on my debian machine yesterday I am having some problems with the nginx init script. Whenever I try to start nginx using the init script it comes up with a error message: # ...
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How to clone RFS on NAND on ARM Chip?

I have a Cm-FX6 ARM chip on which there is 8GB onboard NAND which I use as the root filesystem, running Debian 6. How do I clone the root filesystem image? Is it possible to use Clonezilla to do so? ...
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Debian change runlevel during boot

I've read lots and understand changing runlevel defaults and during runtime, but how can I change runlevel during the boot up of a Debian server? Background: XenServer virtual machine Debian Server. ...
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Move Root Folders to DRBD

What folders in the root folder ( "/" ) cannot be moved to a clustered file system (using DRBD and probably GFS2)? Would like to setup a basic cluster to increase uptime for our file server, web ...
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apt-get autoremove removes important packages

After some failed attempts to install the nvidia binary blob, I returned to debian's nvidia packages. But now aptitude wants to auto-remove many packages: ant ant-optional apper apper-data fonts-lyx ...
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Configure a freeRadius server with dhcp function

I have installed a freeradius server on a debian machine and it is working correctly. I want to configure my freeradius server to provide IP addresses for the authenticated users! Can any one tell ...
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ARM Debian: how to transfer system from MicroSD to internal flash?

I'm a Windows user, and a true newbie in the linux world, so I hope my question is'nt too dumb. I have Debian running on a BeagleBoneBlack, booting from the MicroSD. After a lot of apt-gets, installs ...
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Debian Packaging with JavaSwing?

On my Ubuntu 14.04 machine I am developing a java swing application and I'm compiling it with oracle java version "1.7.0_80" In the myapp-1.0.0/DEBIAN/control file I put the following information: ...
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debian services not running

After an unexpected restart my debian machine is booting up to a terminal screen instead of gui. I'm not sure what to do to diagnose the problem.. but I've noticed that all of the services in ...