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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autostartdbpath missing from VBoxManage setproperty

I am trying to autostart my VM's on a debian box using VirtualBox. Whenever I issue the command VBoxManage setproperty autostartdbpath /etc/vbox I get the following output. ...
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What is the icon between settings and lock-screen in Gnome3?

I can't figure out what the icon between my settings and lock-screen icon in Gnome3 is supposed to do. It has two states, locked and unlocked, but it's not the lock screen. When I click it, it ...
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Manual creation of NetworkManager connection file fails (Error: Unknown connection)

Objective: I am trying to set up a 3G connection using NetworkManager 0.9.4 via command line. I have previously succeeded (see this question) by setting up the connection through the nm-applet (GUI in ...
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How do I get deb from iso image? [on hold]

Is it possible to get deb from Debain/Ubuntu based distribution's iso image? How to? Give me (step-by-step) process for How do I getdeb(s) from iso file. Suppose I want a package which is not ...
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Moving a whole server into docker instance (or LXC)

It seems to work, to move an existing install into a virtual machine. Is it possible to move a whole Debian server into a docker instance inside the same machine? I would like to get a docker that I ...
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Task not run by crontab

crontab strangely does not execute my script, although the script is running just fine from the shell terminal. I already made sure that scripts are separated from each other by a new line space. ...
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Creating X11VNC Server Initscript not successful on boot (manually started works)

I have installed X11VNC and starting it on a running System (with X and XFCE running) in a terminal does work. I have written a startup script (used the skeleton in /etc/init.d/skeleton) for that. ...
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Is my MacBook Air sleeping under Debian Jessie?

I frequently notice the Apple logo lights up relatively briefly when the lid is closed on my MacBook Air running Debian Jessie. If I suspend with the lid open then the lock screen briefly appears and ...
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unmet dependencies after an upgrade to Debian 8

After upgrading an amd64 Debian 7 to 8 I can not upgrade grep. What do I have to do to fix this? root@xyz:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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pip install gives “TypeError: 'int' object is not iterable ”

In Debian testing, when I try to install the python package python-constraint via pip install python-constraint I get the following error; Exception: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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ZFS Mirror on same drive for redundancy?

The device I would like to use as a home server has only a single 2.5'' internal hard drive bay currently fitted with 1TB. The actual data storage (2x 1TB) will be attached to the external USB 3.0 ...
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Unmet Dependencies and sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code(1) error in DEBIAN Gnome desktop installation [on hold]

So I am trying to install a gnome environment. I did apt-get update apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment It throws an error : Reading package lists.. Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Im booted into an Debian image supposedly Debian 8 but on the desktop and in applications it says:“install Debian Sid” everywhere

I've downloaded Debian Jessie(8) from the official site, here is the filename: debian-live-8.0.0-amd64-lxde-desktop And I'm currently booted into it on another computer through usb, but it say's ...
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Debian, Apache, 403 Forbidden Errors and Encrypted Drives

I have set up Apache on my local Debian Jessie installation but can not get my VirtualHost to work. Accessing http://localhost works just fine and shows me the It works! page. But when trying to ...
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Which program is altering my resolv.conf?

On Debian 8 stable, I add dns server IPs in /etc/resolv.conf but after some time they get overwritten. I don't have gnome installed (I use i3wm) and network-manager is not installed either. On ...
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Debian Network 2 subnets one interface proxmox

I have a box that runs proxmox with a debian 7 base. It is virtualizing openvz venet VMs. The host node and all VMs are currently inside of the same /24 . I recently got a new subnet and wanted to be ...
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Old ATI Video Card on Debian 8 - Xpress 200 - model: 1150

Well, my problem is very complicated, I've an old machine (Dell Vostro 1000) where I'm using Debian 8 with XFCE. This machine have an integrated video card (ATI MOBILITY RADEON XPRESS 200 - Model: ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 ...