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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Debian 8 sytemd “found device” multiple times

I currently run a Debian 8 system (upgraded from Debian 7) with a software raid 1. Once in a while systemd reloads 3 times in a relatively short period and logs it into syslog. If it reloaded only ...
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Conditional file and directory installation in Debian Packages

Is it possible to create a binary Debian package with conditional files and directories installation (e.g. installation of an init script in /etc/init.d/ after being confirmed by user)?
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How do I setup an ftp server in Debian Wheezy?

I just finished installing a test web server with Debian Wheezy, apache and phpPgAdmin. How can I activate or install an ftp server?
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ssh publickey authentication to a Ubuntu running inside VirtualBox

I have a Ubuntu running inside a VirtualBox inside my Windows 8 desktop. I am trying to communicate between the Ubuntu and another Debian server in the network. I have enabled Port Forwarding in ...
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figuring out the e “manufacturer” and “product” attributes using udev for pendrive

I saw Writing raw images safely to USB sticks On Debian though, get nada from that command :- [$] udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/sdb)|grep -iE "manufacturer|product" [$] I ...
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Installing and compiling log4cpp on Debian

How to install log4cpp framework package stored locally as tar.gz, and which file from that package to use for bulding. I read some articles on internet, but I'm getting stucked at this part: ...
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How can I track long-term system performance in Linux (Debian)?

I love the RRD graphs that pfSense provides. Is there a package for Debian or a generic tool that can do the same for my Debian box?
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What happens in the Debian community around 2010? [on hold]

I was looking at the statistics of the Debian project on BlackDuck OpenHub. I notice a significative decrease of the number of contributors and of the number of commits around 2010. How to explain ...
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Gnome Terminal forgetting settings

I use Gnome Terminal 3.14.1 on Debian 8.1. When I quit and reopen Gnome Terminal, it forgets all my settings. How do I fix this?
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Possible to read contents of an .iso without extracting or using isoinfo?

Is there a nicer way than than using isoinfo to see the contents of an iso without extracting it ? I did see What is the fastest way to extract an ISO? as well as few questions ...
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Why is Debian's PS1 variable different from the other distros? [duplicate]

I've noticed that Debian's PS1 variable is a little different. For example: root@debian:~# echo $PS1 ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ What is this part: ...
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Snapper to only take snapshots if something has changed, or at a lower cadence

I'm using snapper for automatic timeline snapshots of my filesystem. The issue I have is that it continues to take hourly snapshots even when nothing on the filesystem has changed, which causes the ...
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64bit Linux Mint on Dual Core Pentium 4 machine

I have a HP 530 desktop with a 3200Mhz Dual Core P4 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB Sata HDD. I'm setup with Dual Boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17. Although Windows 7 64 bit loaded fine, Linux Mint 17 64 ...
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How Can I Install Another Desktop Environment In Debian?

I tried to install Unity, and the Lubuntu desktop environment, but all I got as the result was this: > Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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dsniff not showing

How can I check a package? I installed dsniff and I can't access any of it's tools from terminal. I type arpspoof and nothing. Tab key doesn't autocomplete. Dsniff is installed using sudo apt-get ...
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How to get more info about the boot message “Waiting for /dev to be fully populated”

during the boot of my Debian I see Waiting for /dev to be fully populated and then a timeout expires, the text is rapidly scrolling and so I cannot read it; the boot process continue with no ...
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No login window display on debian

I am using Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) operating system in my institute. Yesterday I put a MATLAB program on a different machine from mine using ssh to run, which takes hours. Today morning when I ...
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Debian 8 Jessie with OpenVPN client

I have a Debian 8 Jessie server that I need to connect to my home network and I'm using an OpenVPN server on a pfSense 2.2 box at home. I have done this fine under older Debian versions, so I'm ...
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Detecting `.configure` dependencies in Debian

To package applications as Debian packages for personal use, I need to know what are their dependencies. The auto-apt command installs the dependencies of a ./configure script automatically. aut-apt ...
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grsec installer compilation error

I'm looking to install grsec to enhance the security of my Debian box. When I run the unofficial grsec installer (re: https://github.com/rickard2/grsecurity-Debian-Installer) that was written to ...
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How to conect wi-fi network without using GUI?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I want to connect wi-fi network without using GUI? Exists an software for that?
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Swap suddently vanished from Debian?

Everything has been going fine for 6 months now until my swap suddently vanished today. Now that I look into it, I find that my disk partitionning is a bit weird. What happened to it and what should I ...
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I can't seem to get debian 8 to boot right on powerpc g5

Every time I install it I get a message like press l for Linux, press c for cdrom and it just gets stuck there I don't know what to do. It says specifically: First stage debian GNU/Linux Bootstrap ...
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Terminator not working!

Terminator is my choice of terminal in debian. I somehow broke it while playing with its profile preferences. I cant open it normally as other applications. However after becoming root i can access ...
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Is it possible to get shell at the end of debian installation but before rebooting?

I want to run some post-installation commands. The installer offers only reboot option. Is it possible to do that?
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Creating a Debian ISO by merging all 3 iso parts to one for booting via usb

I've downloaded the Debian DVD installation images from Debian, that's been split into 3 parts. I want to create a USB installation disk by merging all the 3 ISO to one ISO. Here's the list of the ...
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iptables to block all websites

I have Debian 7, and I want to block all websites in my computer, unless my email, using IPTABLES or others firewall. How can I block all website, include http and https too. How can I do this?
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Reinstalling Debian: ext4 partition is not primary

I previously had a grub bootloader with crunchbang and win7. Since then I reinstalled win7 which now boots it automatically. I stuck in a Debian install CD that brings me to the stage in the above ...
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Debian 8 installation on UEFI / GPT system

I'm completely lost and need some advice to further explore the problem. Steps that I made: 1) Partitioned my hard drive using gparted. First partition is formatted to FAT32, has flags "boot", "esp" ...
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Linux mint has just crashed - Jessie 8 (LMDE)

As per title, i did normal update to the system last night and after reboot my just stopped working and keeps falling back to 'fallback mode'. Tried to reinstall cinnamon no success. Tried to ...
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How to change JAVA_HOME temprorary with env command

I use openjdk for my work, but sometimes I need oracle's JRE. I thought that I could use 'env' command for this, but can't figure out why it's not working. I have openjdk in ...
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Outlook.com usage impeded in Linux

Question in a nutshell: how can I determine the cause of a problem that occurs in Linux but not Windows (my working theory: it is due to differences between IcedTea-based Java and the Java run in ...
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How to statically assign network interfaces to USB Wireless LAN adapters

For this system there are two WLAN USB adapters: One connects as a client always, and the other connects as an AP. I have a script that manages their operation, but in order to do that I need to ...
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Use a package to install dependency and copy custom conf file

I used dh_make to create a basic Debian package install. I added a dependency which is the actual program I want. All I want to do is overwrite the conf file this package installed, with a new file ...
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Remove the exact same matching lines with sed

I have this bash script: sed -i -r '/deb http\:\/\/httpredir\.debian\.org\/debian jessie main/d' /etc/apt/sources.list sed -i -r '/deb http\:\/\/httpredir\.debian\.org\/debian jessie\-updates main/d' ...
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Package deb dependency problem

I am using CMake for my application named Agent. After configuring and generating binaryfiles, the application was compiled using the make command and Agent.exe was created in the build directory.Then ...
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Will a remastered debian for powerpc still be in the powerpc architecture?

I would like to know because I am going to use a power pc mac g5 for making my distribution. I also need to know if it makes my remaster the powerpc architecture and how to change it to 32 or 64-bit ...
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Debian & Windows 8 UEFI dual booting on separate disks

I want to dual boot Debian and Windows 8, installed on separate disks. This is what I've done so far, following this tutorial. My drive config & partitioning is as follows: /dev/sda1 - Windows ...
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Add a foreign keyboard layout to Gnome in Debian 8

I would like to add an Italian keyboard layout as an input source, but my system only lists English layouts. I suppose that this is because I didn't select any locale other than English during ...
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Wifi cuts out after some time

I recently installed Debian on my laptop (after playing around with dozens of distros in VMs for a year or so), and while most everything has gone quite swimmingly I'm having some issues with my wifi. ...
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How to install Debian packages via internet instead of from a CD?

When I enter root to install sudo on Debian Testing I type this: apt-get install sudo Which returns this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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groupadd failure: “Cannot open audit interface”

I'm trying to add a group in a chrooted environment: root@my-host:/# /usr/sbin/groupadd -g 101 games Cannot open audit interface - aborting. I'm operating with root permissions. Additional info: ...
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Start non-GUI application after network connection is up and running

I'm using Raspbian, which is based on Debian. My Raspberry automatically boots into the desktop. I have a small program written in C and compiled with g++ as executable. The program needs a running ...
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Formatting drives in linux always makes them read only [closed]

I'm using Debian 8 and trying to create an ntfs partition (on /dev/sdd). Whenever I format a drive either through the nautilus interface of right click > format... or even through command line ...
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How can I install kerberised services on debian?

I installed kerberos in my debian environment and made it work with SSH. I also would like to try it with other services but I could not install them on debian. I followed several tutorials e.g. ...
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Debian 8 XFCE Evince has no extended menu or hotkeys

How can I access the full menu in the Evince PDF viewer in Debian 8 with XFCE? It is also not accepting any hotkeys such as CTRLF to search the document.
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Why doesn't cron run a test script from /etc/cron.hourly?

This is the first time I'm using cron through its /etc/cron.hourly directory to run a script once every hour. For some reason, the script doesn't seem to run. Here's what I did: Added a basic test ...
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How to disable hibernation on debian7?

I DON'T want my bebian into the hibernation status forever,how to disable hibernation on debian7?There is no /etc/default/acpi-support file on debian7. An other error occur when to connect to ...
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Connecting to iPhone Personal Hotspot

I'm currently trying to connect my Debian laptop to my iPhone's personal hotspot (WPA2). I've followed all of the instructions from this site up to and including sudo wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i ...
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auto mount encrypted USB

I've actually just started dabbling in the raspeberry pi but no stranger to hacking around these controllers. Having said that, my knowledge is lacking in a few areas. A little about what I want to ...