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Over the Air Update for Debian

I have a Cubietruck with a Debian build. I was thinking of creating an over the air update for it. As I create modules and applications, instead of manually flashing the SD card with a new build, I ...
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How to check whether CAN bus controller's drivers are presented in my Debian Wheezy?

I've heard that Linux kernel has native CAN bus support at network layer since some years, with a lot of drivers for both embedded and USB CAN bus controllers, how do I check whether they are ...
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Debian IPv6 Works off and on

I have a problem where when I boot my server IPv6 works. I can ping an IPv6 address for however long I want and it will continue to work. However whenever I stop using it and let it sit for maybe ...
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Running a script during booting/startup; initi.d vs @reboot

I am currently trying to understand the difference between init.d and @reboot for running a script at startup/booting of the system. The use of @reboot (this method was mentioned in this forum by ...
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apache virtual hosts not working for new domain

I probably did some really trivial mistake but somehow I can't figure out where is the problem. until now I had my debian vps running with few virtual hosts using one domain and several subdomains. ...
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Samba DC - account is saved only with temponary file [on hold]

I have problem with Samba AD. When I log in to account on Windows computer, account will not be saved. smb.conf: [global] workgroup = miegl server string = Home server netbios name = ...
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How to deactivate mbox?

I just finished to install the horde framework (git version) on my server (debian7 + dovecot + postfix + apache2). And I would like to know if it is possible to deactivate the "mail" program's ...
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No screens found error when starting fresh install of chroot debian wheezy with xfce gui

I am not an experienced linux user, but have bought a chromebook and am now installing crouton. I ran into a problem for which I couldnt find a solution using google or SE. This SE seemed to have the ...
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Service that runs once when ppp0 connection shows up

We use wvdial to initiate a cell modem connection. We wrap it with nohup, launched by a cron job that checks if all is well every minute (everything we read said that wvdial and the associated ...
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Login dialog doesn't stay on screen long enough to input credentials(resume from screensaver)

I have an old computer which I upgraded the GPU to Mobility Radeon HD 5430 Series, I just installed the modules for Debian Wheezy, but now my screen-saver doesn't work anymore, when I come back to the ...
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Ipv6 Network unreachable Debian

Been trying to configure ipv6 on my proxmox server for about an hour now and I just can't seem to get it right. /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet ...
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Why do iptables drop / log even if the appropriate packet should be accepted?

I'm setting up a server running Debian Jessie with some applications like iptables firewall, fail2ban, openvpn, apache, ... The iptables firewall is configured in the way, that it logs every packet ...
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Do I need systemd-logind service on server?

I'm setting up debian 8 lxc container on debian 8. And I see a lot of: [FAILED] Failed to start Login Service. See 'systemctl status systemd-logind.service' for details. when the container starts. ...
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Xrandr debian black screen when changing resolution

Impossible to change the resolution on wheezy to 1920x1080 I'm stuck and I'd down a bit as 1360x768. At the beginning in nvidia-settings i only had the choice to 1920x1080, after adding: Option ...
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When did bash quit exporting SHELL?

I upgraded a Debian box from stable to Jessie and I noticed that SHELL is no longer exported, so screen and similar programs start dash for subshells instead of bash. When was this change made and ...
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OpenVPN Server only Serves traffic from Google.com to Client

So I am pretty sure this is a routing/config problem. Whenever my client (Android OpenVPN) connects to the OpenVPN server it can only retrieve traffic from google.com searches. Whenever I try and ...
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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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error while insatlling gstreamer

aptitude install gstreamer1.0-libav Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "gstreamer1.0-libav" Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "gstreamer1.0-libav" ...
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searching for hardware via lspci

I just bought Lenovo ThinkPad X201 t. I have installed Debian Jessie (testing). I was able to make working all of its hardware, but with one exception. And that is mobile broadband modem. I have ...
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VirtualBox Bridged Networking is not working (NAT and Host-Only works)

I'll try to be brief and include all the things I've tried out so far: Guest OS: Debian Wheezy Host OS: Windows 7 Setting networking to NAT works. Setting networking to host-only works as well. ...
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Source code location for debugging on Debian?

From Debian's DebugPackage, I know the debug information file for an executable goes in /usr/lib/debug when creating two part executables (i.e., stripping the executable of its symbols and placing ...
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No /dev/hidraw device when I plug in a Yubikey

I have a Yubikey NEO, and I'm trying to get it to work on Debian. When I plug it in, I get udev events, but no /dev/hidraw? device. Here's what I know so far: cat /boot/config-$(uname -r) | grep ...
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Bash cannot see PATH update

I am running Debian on a VM. I login to the GUI and go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. # echo shell: /bin/bash I modified ENV_SUPATH, ENV_PATH inside of /etc/login.defs. I restarted ...
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KDE 5 in Debian wheezy?

I really hate the look of all the desktop environments officially supported by Debian 7. I also really really like the look of KDE Plasma 5. Unfortunately Debian seems to only support KDE 4, and it ...
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How can I mount this .img file and browse its contents?

I am interested in mounting a firmware image and browsing its contents. I attempted this with the mount command but received some errors ("you must specify filesystem type"). However I think there may ...
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Yet another question about the slowness of the Iceweasel browser

Using Iceweasel since three years on my Debian (today Wheezy), I noted that the browser became very slow since one month. The slowness is not when I open the application but only for the page load in ...
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Automatically update hwclock at boot

We're having a small issue with our Beagle Bone Blacks. Since they do not come with a RTC battery, when they lose power, the hardware clock gets messed up. I need a simple and clean way of syncing the ...
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Error attempting to use Subversion after upgrade: Segmentation fault

I did an apt-get update/upgrade today and my Subversion is giving me grief now. I am still a new user with debian so i wan not aware that sometimes a reboot is required after one of these updates, so ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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exim4 on debian 7.8 sent mail never arrives @gmail

I followed the instruction on this page Debian Exim and configured my exim with a single file via the dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config setup. Now I can send mails between local users (from root to ...
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systemd and *.service have been not existed (Are they generic?)

As you know, units of systemd have stored in /lib/systemd/system such as : rsync.service avahi-daemon.socket bluetooth.service cups.service When you use the following command : systemctl enable ...
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How can I get the root terminal to add myself into sudoers file so that I can act as root? [closed]

Once again, I'm trapped in a Linux security circle. When I start terminal, this is what I get: So I looked up the internet how to solve it. All solutions unsurprisingly require root permissions. ...
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How to get a grsecurity kernel on Debian Wheezy using the linux-patch-grsecurity2 package?

There is a package linux-patch-grsecurity2. But it seems to be lacking documentation. How to make use of linux-patch-grsecurity2 to get a grsecurity enabled kernel?
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How do I use NMCLI to create a Wifi connection & connect to SSID over WPA?

Environment BeagleBone Black running Debian 7.7 nmcli tool, version 0.9.4.0 I tried some command examples to get started, however none helps me to add a connection and connect. Devices # nmcli ...
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Debian wheezy, 3.19, problem keyboard and mouse on dekstop environment

I am running Debian Wheezy on a BananaPi. I just compiled the kernel and the keyboard was working in terminal(if it's called that way). However, after I installed a dekstop interface using "apt-get ...
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How to make a local template for a linux container and point to that

I am a newbie to the world of Linux Containers. I looked at quite a few webpages, wikipedia and checked out the questions at stackexchange but without any answers. Maybe my 'keyword fu' is not strong ...
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Virtual eth-adapter in networking-configuration

I have on my Debian en eth0-interface and I need the interface to listen to other IP's. I know I can create it with the following command ifconfig eth0:1 10.10.10.20/24 With this command everything ...
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How well is Debian supported on MIPS these days?

I am doing a new embedded Linux design, and am thinking of using a MIPS CPU. All my previous designs have used ARM. On the most recent ARM design we installed Debian ARM-HF which was excellent. My ...
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How to enable and configure WiFi in debian 7 wheezy.?

I just installed the debian 7 wheezy, but WiFi is not working. I visited the debian wiki pages but they have already mentioned there that the broadcom chip BCM43142, 4e4:4365 is not supported by the ...
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Corrupt LVM metadata header after kernel update

I'm running Debian Wheezy (Linux wheezy3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux) as an encrypted LVM with hardware raid 1 (Adaptec 6405E) on a supermicro server. I was encounting ...
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CPU optimized compiled debian packages

I really don't know how the Debian maintainers check for all the bugs in every release of Debian, but isn't it the case that if all codes for every package have been patched up and tested for all CPU ...
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how to save the disk space on debian7.8? [closed]

There is a file on my debian7.8 ,total size of files is 43.8MB , size on disk is 372.3MB ,how to set my file system to save more space for other usage?
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How to exclude folders when packaging for debian?

I am attempting to build a c++ project and package it in .deb format. I am able to successfully create a .deb package; however, it includes files that I do not want contained in the package. How can I ...
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how to install the new package when some package is broken?

My OS is debian7.8. I have found that there is a broken package. How can I remove it completely and install new package? # apt-get install vim Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Alsa mixer unmute problem on Thinkpad laptop

After updating my Debian jessie laptop yesterday, the mute/unmute button stopped working. The volume up/down buttons work and I can mute the sound but when I press the mute button again to un-mute, ...
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Permission mystery: NetATalk on Debian requires rename?

I've got a Raspberry Pi running OpenHab for my home automation. OpenHab has a designer that can configure the system. Up to now I've been running NetATalk on the Pi, sharing the files to my Mac which ...
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mplayer couldn't find audio filter 'resample'

I've been converting a bunch of mp4 files to dvd format with movie-to-dvd (from videotrans). Under the hood videotrans just uses mplayer. The mplayer command that causes this error is this: mplayer ...
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debian wheezy extreme boot delay

I migrated from Arch to Debian(wheezy) recently. Since Debian was still using sysVinit, I migrated to systemd, but following this. The system booted after a long init, using fallback LSB scripts for ...
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OS Installer for Debian GNU/Linux Based Custom Distribution

I have built a customized Debian distribution for my client who are using my POS software. I install it to run the PHP Based Software in their machine as localhost. I am using two installer for this ...
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I log in with KDM but get a Gnome session, how do I get KDE instead?

I was using console-only version of Debian (amd64) for some time, but I got tired and installed GNOME desktop. Then I installed also KDE-full. sudo apt-get install kde-full. I updated default DE to ...