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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
44 views

Why is the kernel version not updated when I upgrade to a newer release?

I think my Debian 8.0 (Jessie) installation is outdated, but the Package Updater always says All packages are up to date. The result of: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -u upgrade is 0 upgraded, ...
-2
votes
0answers
22 views

Debian 7 GNOME: Oh no! Something has gone wrong!

First of all, do not mark it as a repost: other solutions didn't help me.. So, as you see from the title, I am running Debian 7 (Kali) and once installed Steam from unofficial repo I can't open gnome. ...
1
vote
2answers
16 views

Debian dns “A” record used by another domain?

I have a Debian Wheezy server with a domain name and a static ip address. The domain name's "A" record set to my server's ip address. Everything works fine. The problem started when another guy set my ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

Synaptic Package Manager: Could not apply changes! Fix broken packages first.

Have been trying to fix it in various ways, but all these advices on the internet turned out useless for me. It was too strange to see when one instruction help other people, but don't solve my ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Upgraded to test branch by mistake in debian… how can I go back to stable?

I wanted to upgrade my GLIBC to a newer version on my remote server (to which I only have SSH access), so I added the test branch of Debian to my apt sources. I followed this by the mistake of ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Debian 8: How do I modify the Samba initscript in an upgrade-safe manner to include my virus scanner?

I'm using Debian 8 ("Jessie") and I have it configured to use systemd rather than sysvinit. I'd like to modify the init script (or whatever the systemd equivalent is) for Samba in such a way that if ...
2
votes
1answer
19 views

Create a subset of debian repo

I need to create a subset of an existing repository that contains certain packages. The dependencies of these packages need to be satisfied. Now, I know how to create an Apt repository from a given ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Debian 8 Jessie UEFI Installation

I am installing Debian 8 Jessie on a UEFI system. I have to set up RAID so I am using manual partitioning. The system installs fine in BIOS compatibility mode but there doesnt seem to be a UEFI ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Fixing a bug in an official Ubuntu package [on hold]

There is a package in the Ubuntu repositories (pidgin-latex) which has apparently been abandoned by its creators for some time. I have noticed a bug in this package and I would like to rectify it and ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How to bind AtlGr to Ctrl+Alt in Debian 7

I'm new to Linux and recently I installed Debian 7 in my laptop. I used to use Ctrl+Alt shortcut all the time in Windows, but in Debian 7 I can only use AltGr. So, I was trying to bind AltGr to ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

amixer: Mixer hw:0 load error: Invalid argument

Everytime i start my debian7, the error message pop out: amixer: Mixer hw:0 load error: Invalid argument root@localhost:~# lspci |grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Why can't login in my debian console?

I normally log on to my Debian machine with the user name "debian" Today, I found that I can't log in with this user name but I can log in as "root". Possibly relevant information: root@localhost:~# ...
1
vote
1answer
13 views

RFC822-style sources.list yields “E: Type 'Types:' is not known”

On Jessie, according to man 5 sources.list, I can write my sources.list file in an RFC822-inspired format: Types: deb deb-src URIs: http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ Suites: jessie Sections: main ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Should I learn Linux using Raspbian or Debian? [on hold]

Alright so I've worked with Unix a bit in the past (a university course) in which I've gained a slight knowledge of the basic commands, bash scripting and makefiles. Now I'm planning on actually ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Can't use apt because python encoding issue

I'm getting a python unicode error every time I try to install or update anything with apt or aptitude, preventing me to update my system. The error I'm getting is the following: File ...
4
votes
4answers
289 views

How can I recognize that a certain Linux distribution is based on Debian, looking at file structure? [duplicate]

I have an unknown (let's assume uname -a returns nothing) Linux distribution I have root access to. How can I verify, looking at file structure, that it is based on Debian?
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Why port forwarding does not work in QEMU? [on hold]

How to redirect port 5555 of Host OS to port 80 of Guest OS? Host OS: Debian Jessie 64-bit Guest OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit I'm using the following commands: qemu-system-i386 -enable-kvm \ -name ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Package build system for Debian (like Fedora Koji)

I would like to deploy private deb package build machine with web interface and Git integration (probably some kind of Koji). Does it exist? If not so, I wonder, how these huge amounts of packages ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Compile network card driver on debian

I buy a new network card , D-Link DGE-528T. My OS is Debian(Jessie) kernel : 3.16.0-4-amd64 but it can't detect the new network card, so I must to compile driver by myself. follow README file. ...
3
votes
2answers
21 views

How to return multiple DNS A records in a specific order using bind9?

I have a bind9 testing environment in Debian wheezy that I am trying to set up two A records that are returned in a fixed order. In my named.conf.options file I have the following configuration: ...
6
votes
3answers
227 views

What provides /etc/exports and how do I find that out?

I have two Debian virtual machines that were built from the same netinstall iso, but probably have different packages installed. One of them has an /etc/exports file for nfs mounts but the other one ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

USB Wi-Fi correctly installed but it can't access the Internet, Debian Wheezy

I have a USB Wi-Fi stick correctly installed on my Debian Wheezy system. from dmesg: ADDRCONF (NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready from ip a: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Is it possible to have a Debian package pre-install script run apt-get commands?

I'm creating a Debian package that has a few dependencies not found in the official repositories. Simply specifying these other packages as dependencies doesn't cut it, as their installations alone ...
1
vote
0answers
7 views

Can I create a buffer file with arecord?

I need to record some sounds from my audiocard to make a stream(Nothing special in this just trying new things), but I can't make the arecord play direct on it, so can I create a buffer file where the ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

How to run mod_mono on Debian Jessie (package libapache2-mod-mono missing)?

I would like to run an ASP.net MVC application that requires Mono 4 on Debian Jessie, but Jessie is missing the required package "libapache2-mod-mono" [1]. On [2] I found that the package was removed ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Debian (Kali) Distribution Linux: GNOME gone

I am having problems with GNOME. 2 days ago on my Debian Linux I have installed Steam, with about 50 packages with it. Some of them were xorg drivers. I have already had problems with it, but didn't ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

Process starts from inittab but stops by itself at the same time

I have installed pyload in my My Book World Edition and I would like to make it boot everytime I boot up the drive. I wrote the line below in "inittab" ::respawn:/opt/share/pyload/pyLoadCore.py My ...
1
vote
3answers
38 views

is there a system-wide “extension” to /etc/services that does not get replaced on package updates?

I know how to use /etc/services but if I change it and the inetd package is later updated via apt-get to a new default one, my changes are gone (happened to me on a apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

How can I find how much RAM are VMware Player VMs using on Linux?

I am running Debian Jessie 64-bit on a computer with 8 GB of RAM. This is my memory usage according to htop(with a fairly large Firefox session) before starting a guest VM that has 4 GB allocated. ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Where to verify and review various packages before installing them

I am new to Unix/Linux and corrently setting up a Debian Wheezy server for my domain name. Here and there I find useful tutorial on how to do this-and-that, but I am not sure where I can find a ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Uninstall Phusion Passenger and repair package database

Some time ago I installed Phusion Passenger with these instructions. I also have the debdeb.org repository in my sources.list. I now want to remove Passenger and install a clean nginx package from ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

Debian Wheezy, ejabberd and forward secrecy

After validating of my public XMPP service on xmpp.net, I've got the error: Warning: Server offers no forward-secret ciphers. Grade capped to A-. Is there an easy way to enable these ciphers? As ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

How to scan a directory with a space in its name with maldet

I'm trying to scan some directories with Linux Malware Detect (command-line command maldet): maldet -a /SOMETHING\ 1/ But I get: maldet(13857): {scan} invalid path /SOMETHING 1/ I've tried ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Samba and usbmount: can't write on automounted device

This is my problem: I configured my RPi with Debian: Samba shares /media/, that is readable-writeable-executable from my home network usbmount automount USB devices when inserted in my RPi, in ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Intel 7260 Wireless Network Adapter with Debian kernel version 3.2.0-4-amd64

I'm using Debian 3.2.65 with kernel version 3.2.0-4-amd64 and I'm having issues getting the Intel 7260 card working ...
2
votes
2answers
64 views

Make does not compile modules. Error: Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 0 modules

I have banana pi and installed debian with kernel 3.19.3-bananapi from http://www.igorpecovnik.com/2014/09/07/banana-pi-debian-sd-image/ So I want to compile a module so I downloaded kernel from ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

How do I find/change where GRUB 2 gets installed on a rewrite, on Debian Wheezy?

I have a Debian Wheezy system. On a recent upgrade, I got an error message from GRUB telling me that embedding was not supported for ext2 file systems (huh? Never seen that one before.) and after a ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

Debian machine readable copyright: Files path

I want to create a machine readable copyright file for a Debian package, as defined in https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/#fields . I have some 3rd party files which ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Uninstall libc6 (from Debian testing) from Debian stable [duplicate]

I wanted to install the text editor Atom on Debian stable (but I don't want to anymore), and I had to install libc6 from Debian testing. Bad idea, I know. So I changed the sources.list, etc... Used ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

why can't we install application compiled for Ubuntu, on Linux mint, or some other distros with same kernel?

When i try to download some applications like VLC, it shows in download options, various Operating systems which includes Linux mint, Ubuntu etc. Though Linux mint's kernel is from Ubuntu, still they ...
1
vote
2answers
57 views

CUPS not working correctly after Debian Wheezy -> Jessie upgrade because of a faulty libpam

I just upgraded a Debian Wheezy to Jessie, by changing the /etc/apt/sources.lst. If important: I pinned systemd to stay with sysvinit, and after the upgrade I removed the pin. If I now do apt-get ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

Nvidia drivers debian wheezy

I had some problems with my graphics card. I tried following the instructions from here https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers to install the appropriate drivers. The result is I can't ...
2
votes
0answers
41 views

Cannot connect to OpenVPN server

I'm trying to run an OpenVPN server on a Raspberry Pi. After installation using apt, I wanted to establish just a raw connection to test it, but I can't connect to the server from another computer. ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

System-wide desktop file installation for unpackaged software

I want to configure a locally installed unpackaged application to be started via applications menu in Debian. It should be independent of desktop environment and visible to all users. I don't want to ...
5
votes
4answers
238 views

Converting `for file in` to `find` so that my script can apply recursively

I've been working on my first bash script for some time now (I just started UNIX this week). I have this idea of running a bash script to check some conditions and using ffmpeg to convert all the ...
3
votes
1answer
34 views

Which package contains ddate?

I am using Debian8 (Jessie) and I have discovered a concerning lack of the ddate command. I have very important programs that rely on getting charming date and cometary data from the ddate program. ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Screen doesn't lock properly when remote desktop is in use

I am using Debian8 (Jessie) when I use the remote desktop remmina, to connect to an XP box the sleep function doesn't lock out the remote host properly. This is a security bug I think. When I return, ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Debian repo mirror or cache

Our company will soon have hundreds of vending machines running a custom Debian 7.x based image made with debootstrap. We want to set up the clients to be automatically updated keep the patch levels ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

How to diagnose display issues in linux?

I have recently upgraded my system to Debian Jessie (testing) and everything went smoothly, except the occasional distortion when the screen is updating. When a part of the screen needs to update, ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Increase Icon/Text Size in Kali Linux

I am running Kali Linux in a virtual box (VMWare Player), and although the resolution fits my screen properly, the icons, windows, text is so small. In example, when I use the terminal or browse using ...