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How to update mozilla firefox on debian wheezy

i want to update my mozilla firefox browser on debian wheezy (my preferable way is by terminal), so can someone tell me the steps needed, i can't find something useful searching on google ! thank you ...
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How do I correctly use dpkg-divert in preinst and postrm scripts? [on hold]

I'm building a package which overrides an existing file provided by another package, so I wanted to use dpkg-divert to add a diversion. I tried adding the diversion in the preinst script, and removing ...
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Background selection menu crashes in GNOME 3

I'm using Debian Jessie with GNOME 3. When I started using GNOME 3 I had no problem changing the background image, and I did it a few times. But one day the menu started crashing. When I open the ...
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How can I see when package has been upgraded?

Is there a way to see the upgrade history with date with some program e.g. apt? I want to know when exactly I upgraded security relevant packages the last time and the time before that... Thanks a ...
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Setting up HDMI output from Linux console

I am currently running Debian Wheezy on a HP Microserver N54L with an AMD Radeon 5450 video card. I would like to be able to play audio from the console through the HDMI port of my video card and ...
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How do I identify why my login hangs for 20 seconds at startup?

I've done something (I can't remember what) and now when I log in, just after entering my details, I see the background with my mouse cursor and nothing happening. Then, after about 20 seconds ...
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Caps lock doesn't take effect on all letters

I have a laptop running Debian Jessie with only the Linux console (X server not installed). On this laptop caps lock doesn't take effect on the special Danish characters æøå (I just get æøå instead of ...
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Cannot find win32-loader.ini on kali linux?

Setup said cannot find win32-loader.ini file in kali setup folder. What is the solution?
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How can I make xrandr changes persist?

I run this command to allow me to move windows between screens: xrandr --auto This magic command fixes my screen for me (before I run this my 2nd monitor is just an empty space where I can move my ...
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Mouse is flickering in new debian install

I initially thought this might be a display driver issue but after installing the proprietary ATI drivers and now the free ones I am still getting it. My mouse disappears when I scroll or write ...
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How do I extend my desktop to my 2nd monitor rather than just cloning it?

I have just installed Debian Wheezy for the first time and have had mixed success getting my system up and running. Currently my main issue is that I am unable to extend my desktop to my second ...
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Awesome not showing up in GDM?

I recently installed debian with xfce. Once installed, I upgraded to Debian testing and installed awesome, then rebooted. When I click the list of session options at GDM's login screen, the only ...
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How do I force booting in text mode?

Newer Linux distributions have the idea to boot into graphics modes. The grub menu does this. The init.d system does this. X does this. I can justify X. But both grub and init.d have only caused ...
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udev set kdbrate settings on linux with console users issue

I have a kbdrate setting as a udev rule for usb devices(keyboards and scanners that re repluggd in). kdbrate needs to be set by someone with /dev/port access which is the console user. The udev rule ...
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Migrate socat init script to systemd

I use socat with following init script on debian 7.2 with sysVinit. It works perfectly: #!/bin/bash DESC=socat DAEMON=/usr/bin/socat LIB=/usr/lib/socat SOCAT_ARGS="-d -d -lf /var/log/socat.log" [ ! ...
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rkhunter /usr/bin/ssh && /usr/sbin/sshd [Warning]

My last rkhuter scan reported a couple of warnings that deserve to be checked(for my noob eyes). Main reason for my suspect is that i wasn't on the machine at (03-Apr-2014 01:12:12) ->AM I googled ...
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How to setup a HTTPS Private Proxy Server on Debian 6 vps?

I have no a Debian 6.0 64 bits vps with 29 IP's, this is my first time using this system and I need a little help. First of all, what software do I need, and how can I setup a private proxy server on ...
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How can I upgrade MySQL in Debian using apt-get?

I'm using the Turnkey Linux virtual machine. The version of Debian in there is apparently on the "Wheezy" upgrade path (if that's what you call it). I'm not completely comfortable with Linux, as you ...
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apt-get doesn't upgrade openssl on debian 7

I'm facing the following problem. If I run the command sudo apt-get upgrade, I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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apt python error prevents me from resolving dependency problems for apt-get install

On Debian 6 servers dependency issues are preventing me from installing nis (or any package). When I try to resolve that issue I get a python error. How do I get past this issue and re-gain the ...
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System environment variables not appearing in sudo

I have the following line my /etc/environment file: BROKER_URL=tcp://xxx.30.8.163:61616 I run this and get: $ set|grep BROKER_URL BROKER_URL=tcp://xxx.30.8.163:61616 Then, I run: $ sudo bash # ...
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Optimal rootflags for rootfs for ext4 file system running on USB thumdrive [on hold]

I have made myself a bootable USB Debian 7 thumbdrive, using debootstrap. It boots nicely - but occasionally freezes for a bit. I can see the load average is much higher than the running tasks should ...
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How can I find out about “rootfs”

Running Debian 7; when I execute a cat /etc/mtab I can see all sorts of useful information about the filesystems that are mounted, such as the filesystem and options used to mount then; however ...
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fatal: bad ownership or modes for chroot directory component “/”

I used to be able to connect via ssh with the user I have created but now I keep getting: "Write Failed: Broken Pipe" and I can only connect as root In the ssh auth.log I get the following: ...
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Debian - how to find out why a lot of services stopped [on hold]

Question: How to find out why services stopped if their logs don't say anything, they just stopped logging. Where does Debian keep logs about services that were killed (for example do to RAM running ...
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how can I change what the command “apt-get update” looks for when executing the update?

Forgive my incompetence I am still new to GNU/Linux. I use Debian wheezy. When I type apt-get update I get this at the end W: Failed to fetch ...
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Error while installing edx on debian squeeze

I am installing edx platform on debian squeeze with anisible at the middle of the process of installation I get this error : TASK: [supervisor | create a symlink for supervisor cfg] ...
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automate updates with a bash script and cron

I'm trying to automatize the updates of debian system, without making upgrades. Then i'll send an e-mail to me, everytime there is an upgrade available. I've tryied to do it with cron-apt, but i ...
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I can see my LVM but I can't initialize it. Missing UUID of one of the disks

I have had a 2 disk LVM called Data going for about 6 months, and I recently bought a third disk. I installed the disk in the machine, and wanted to format it and extend the lvm onto it, like I've ...
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How do I manually install the XPM library?

I'm wanting to install SWI-Prolog, however my linux box (more like a tuna can; it's a RasPi) isn't connected to the internet, so I can't just do sudo apt-get install libxpm-dev How can I do this ...
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CRON Permission Denied

I have a Debian 7. 3 Server with WebMin installed. I configured a cron job to run every minute as root user, so I run the command crontab -l when I'm logged in as root it shows: * * * * * ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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Muting and unmuting sound with mutebutton

I'm running the testing branch of debian with codename Jessie and xfce as desktop environment on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410. When I press the mute-button, it mutes pulse-audio and alsa, but when I press ...
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How to update linux “locate” cache

How can i update the cache / index of locate? I installed new packages and the files are clearly not yet indexed. So which command do I have to ommit, in order for the indexer to trigger. I'm ...
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How to restore a system?

I have a disk image from Acronis True Image 2011. My original disk, of 40gbs, had 2 partitions, 1 for FS and 1 for swap, but it started to fail. I've tried to make a backup, which finished with some ...
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How to run scripts on headless startup?

How can I run a shell script when my Raspberry Pi starts up headless? I don't want it to be dependent on booting into a console, or logging in, etc. It will literally be plugged into Ethernet and ...
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command 'pecl install mong'o returns 'no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH' [closed]

On debian 7.4, I have installed php 5.4 and mongoDB (shell version 2.0.6). Now I need the php extension for mongoDB. Trying "pecl install mongo" on the command Line, got the following errors: ...
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How to create a custom Linux distribution? [closed]

Can any one tell me the easiest way to create a system with live cd with installing function. Which can install backtrack all tools?? I need to create a custom boot animation and everything!
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Tightvnc server on debian closes the connection when I open a program

I installed TightVNC server on my Debian Wheezy machine. I'm using KDE. I'm able to connect to the server, but as soon as I click on any icon on the desktop of the server, the client loses the ...
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How to debug init.d script that isn't being run

I am trying to get god to start during boot on Debian. I added a script to the /etc/init.d/ directory which looks like this. #!/usr/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: god # ...
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Pulseaudio startup fails on VPS as non-root

I installed pulseaudio, but I can't manage to run it as any non-root user. pulseaudio -vvvv output is (relevant parts with errors): D: [pulseaudio] cli-command.c: Checking for existence of ...
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Re-add accidently deleted system group

In my attempt to delete the admin user group I accidentally deleted the adm system group. I "added it back" by issuing addgroup --system adm. I have a feeling this is going to bite me back later. Is ...
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Unable to install new package on debian armhf

I got a debian 7.4 armhf that have been running for month without any problems. A few days ago I made some updates, and after that it seams that my dpkg doesn't work correctly any more. When I try to ...
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Are All The Packages Included On The Debian DVD/CD Images Or Just The Most Popular?

My understanding is that Debian and all the software available in the matching online repo (eg: https://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages) are released together on a series of disc images ...
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Why I sometimes see “INIT: version 2.88 reloading” in the console?

As far as I understand, the init should automatically restart when I update the package with init or some dependency like libc6. Why I see INIT: version 2.88 reloading in console without having ...
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Why isn't “REISUB” working on Debian?

I'm using Debian 'Jessie'. Sometimes my computer freezes, and then I can't use Ctrl+Alt+Supr to reboot, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill the X Window System nor Ctrl+Alt+F1 to open a new shell. I've read ...
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Multiple video cards on Xorg on Debian 7.4

I have 2 video cards installed and configured xorg.conf to output onto both monitors with Option "Xinerama" "1" but rather than extending my display, it is simply cloning the displays. I'm using KDM ...
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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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Where is my eth0 configuration on Wheezy

I have a perfectly happy Debian Wheezy 7.4 install that sets up eth0 as DHCP. But as I want to set a static IP address for it, I navigate to /etc/network and open up the interfaces file and see the ...
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cat echoes to serial port

Connecting my Windows PC to a Linux system (Wheezy) via the serial port (RS232) basically works except one problem when sending a message from the the PC terminal the Linux system. The reception of ...