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Weird control sequence before password prompt

I have installed debian 8 with xfce4 - freshly - and everything seems to work fine, except: When I try to enter some password into the xfce4-terminal there sometimes is displayed some weird escape ...
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Compiling non-Debian (doesn't have a debian sub-directory) package into a .deb

I have the source of a package that I'm trying to compile into a .deb (Thunderbird to be exact), but it is not a Debian-specific package (it doesn't have a debian subdirectory). I was following this ...
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Can't run some Python programs after Debian upgrade

I did apt-get dist-upgrade yesterday and now I get the following error when I try to run anki: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/anki", line 5, in <module> import aqt ...
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postfix, dovecot, rainloop, can't log in

I configured dovecot, postfix and squirellmail - everything works just fine i can send and receive emails. It's Debian Jessie 64 on ovh hosting (VPS SSD 3) I went one step ahead and i want to use ...
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SSH takes too long to ask for password

I've seen many other questions on this subject but none seem to actually solve my problem. Like any other day, I connect to my LOCAL Raspberry Pi server from my client machine at 192.168.0.5 with ssh ...
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How to sandbox code in chroot for multiple users?

What am I trying to do? I'm writing a code evaluator using chroot and python and went to hackerrank for some inspiration. What I think is happening at Hackerrank? Hackerrank creates run-...
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Multicasting with a Debian Router

I have a local network and I want to use NTP in multicast mode on this LAN. The first step to do this is to get multicast networking to work first. In the network I have 5 Debian machines all ...
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Configure network card without knowing its name

I have a domestic headless server that boots from (and has the root filesystem in) a removable USB stick. I install it from my laptop (following this nice checklist) and edit the configuration files ...
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Screen corrupted after booting debian 8.5 installer

Problem: I'm trying to install Debian 8.5 Linux (amd64 netinstall from USB) on a Fujitsu Lifebook P701, but after I select "Install" (or "Graphical Install", or anything else) from grub, I get ...
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Broken dependency for lvm2

I am on fresh Debian jessie system and trying to install lvm2: # apt-get install lvm2 The following packages have unmet dependencies: lvm2 : Depends: watershed (>= 2) but it is not going to be ...
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BackupPC restore using command line tools

Can anyone suggest a proper command line tools and syntax that should be used to restore files created by BackupPC software?
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Debian - No wired connection after restart

Last night I was working on my computer, for reference I'm using i3, and decided to uninstall XFCE4, as I felt I didn't need it. The next morning I turned on my computer and have no wired connection. ...
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Cannot change directory at /home as root user (Permission denied) [on hold]

I am using GNUroot debian ( an android app ) and after many attempts to connect with ssh to my server I now have no access with cd at my /home folder as a root user. I can run ls /home but I cannot ...
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Configuring simple service with systemd

We are using Bamboo server for continues integration with remote agents which are building our projects. These agent can be started up with a simple shell script (which works fine). But I thought I ...
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How to limit the load average

Question : How can I limit the load average so it does not excess a certain number? I am on a debian 4.7 (wheezy). Context : I rented a vps some time ago (4 cores) so I can run some computations, ...
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Substvars Doesn't Work Correctly

Edit: Updated full debian/rules and debian/control file I am working on a web project which need to build two debian packages for different deployment server. The main differences is the limitation ...
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One of several file-append redirections of “python --version” is repeatably 'overlooked' by bash, but the others aren't [on hold]

Why is bash consistently passing one, specific redirected output from python --version to the console rather than appending to file, while every other output is redirected properly? I am developing a ...
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Why is my script not waiting for networking service to start before running?

I am using Debian 8 and have configured a script and put it under /etc/init.d directory as below. Basically, I want to open ssh tunnels on startup. #! /bin/sh # /etc/init.d/open_tunnels ### BEGIN ...
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mmap() fails while devmem2 succeeds (C/CPP) [Allwinner A20] [migrated]

I am trying to access the hardware registers of an A20 SOM by mmapping them to userspace. In this case, target is the PIO, listed at physical address 0x01C20800. The official Olimex Debian7(wheezy) ...
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No sound on fresh install of Debian

I'm on a fresh install of Debian with i3 and I'm quite new to Linux. I have both pulseaudio and alsa installed but I cannot get sound to output. I would have posted any command outputs but I'm not ...
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Failed to get D-Bus connection: unknown error -1

Running OSMC on my Raspberry Pi 2b. I set up a samba share a few days ago, there is nothing else I've done for the last few weeks with the Pi besides running a few daemons. It's running 24/7. Now ...
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Can't SSH (connection refused) [closed]

I'm trying to set up a headless machine running manjaro. I install and enable openssh, and can ssh localhost, but can't ssh by another machine. Plus, if I modify the /etc/ssh/sshd_config I cannot even ...
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Trouble With Debian Window Focus On Mouse Click

I recently installed Debian, the version is here below : Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Debian 4.8.4-1) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08) ...
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debian 7.9 Duplicate sources.list

I'm trying to update wheezy to jessie and get duplicate source errors apt-get update ... Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ ...
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Browse remote machine files in Nautilus

I'm running old Debian machine: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 (lenny) Release: 5.0.2 Codename: lenny And I'm using Nautilus file browser in it: I'm missing "...
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Cannot boot GRUB bootloader just shows 'GRUB' with blinking cursor

When I boot normally (or try to boot from a USB), all I get is GRUB with a blinking cursor. No command works, even CTRL-ALT-DEL. If I try to boot from a USB/DVD, I get the same error more or less. ...
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VirtualHost issue on Debian 8

I got my own server on Debian 8. My Website is on it (with a domain name). For the question my domain will be domain.com My website is under /var/www/website I got owncloud under /var/www/owncloud ...
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How to setup DHCP Relay in Debian 8?

have three VMs. One VM is a DNS and DHCP server, one is a Linux router running Debian 8 and the last VM is a test machine. I am trying to configure the Debian 8 machine as a DHCP relay. I have ...
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Debian Jessie Xfce show Canon camera in Thunar

I am trying to access photos on a Canon Powershot A490, which uses PTP to connect to computers and printers, from Debian Jessie with the Xfce desktop. This isn't my machine and I'm not experienced ...
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Debian keeps hanging, may be graphics driver issue

For the past few days, my Debian install keeps randomly hanging every 5-30 minutes. The screen freezes. Sometimes GDM kicks me back to the login screen after a little while. Other times it just ...
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why I can't log-in into my PS TP link WPS510U via browser [closed]

I've a TP link printer server WPS510U which is set to default factory. By NetworkManager or manual terminal configuration I've set a manual IPv4 address for an ad-hoc connection with my PS (192.168.0....
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Kernel panic message in Debian Wheezy afer import of a Virtual Machine Disk (VMware)

I have the task to create a virtual macihne under VMware vSphere Client 6.0. The virtual machine was created using the custom configuration option with Version 8 of the Virtual machine. A Virtual ...
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cannot print with Canon LBP 6020 on Arm64 board RaspberryPi3 / Pine64 Debian

I got the following problem. I cannot set my printer to work with either of the boards. As the architecture is arm64 there are no drivers for it for the printer model. I added 32bit architecture by : ...
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Qtconfig doesn't apply the theme

As the title says I'm having trouble to make Qtconfig work. The settings in Qtconfig are saved but whenever I use a Qt app the theme not modified and it looks bad, it doesn't changes. I'm on Debian ...
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Debian Wheezy: reinstall apache2

The apache2 package was broken on my debian server, so I started by uninstalling all apache2 related package. Now everything seems to be uninstalled properly. dpkg -l | grep 'apache' doesn't return ...
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Install mysql-server 5.6 on Debian Wheezy

I had a messy mysql installation on my Debian server. I got rid of everything using the dpkg --force all --purge packet on any mysql packet I could find (mysql-common, mysql-server, mysql-client, ...
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How to properly install missing firmware during Debian setup [duplicate]

This issue has followed me over the years, every once in a while I resolved it, but I never found the one solution. Most of the times, the issue is a missing wireless firmware, in the current ...
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how to grant openLDAP user login in three Linux servers only

I have openldap (phpldapadmin) that sync all users to Linux Debian servers,if I try to add LDAP user as Linux user I got error user already exist (I know its not a valid) aabuhasna@qa:/$ who am i ...
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How to share a DHCP Server(Debian) that is created on VMware to other PC in the same switch

I've created a dhcp server(in Debian) on VMware. When I launch a new virtual machine on the same computer it works fine, it receives an IP address from the DHCP server. But how to connect other ...
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Debian preseed.cfg partman specify_usage for news

I am trying to utilize partman as part of a packer built base image. We need to declare the root system as a 'news' usage to increase the number of inodes. I cannot enable usage flags for the ...
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Debian 8 no wlan0 on XPS-13 Intel 8260 (rev 3a)

Freshly installed Debian 8 on a Dell XPS - Developer Edition laptop, and running the 3.16.0-4 kernel since the newer one doesn't boot (dont care to fix that at the moment). sudo lspci -nnk | grep -...
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Interrupted apt upgrade broke udev and systemd

During an update of my Raspbian installation (Pi rev. B+) over SSH I lost connection. After a hard reboot (which may have happened during or after finishing the update) the udev kernel device manager ...
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How to install the qt5 version of dolphin on Debian testing?

I have tried to install the qt5 version of Dolphin on Debian testing with: sudo apt install dolphin But that only installed the old qt4 version of it.
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How to start LXDE on headless system

I have been trying different types of OS installation. I wanted to see how far I can go in a headless system, so I installed Debian with none of software's show in selection menu. Not even the common ...
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grub cannot boot windows 10

When I installed windows 10 I had to manually partition the hard drive to do it. I did it to the standard shown here (more like the first one although I did still make a re tools partitions without ...
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MTA with local delivery and per user smarthost

I have some problems choosing and configuring an MTA for my desktop system. Some tools like apt-listchanges or cron rely on local mail delivery and I think having local mail delivery available is a ...
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Can`t start any exe with Wine

I can`t start any win program. Just got an error: fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"MountMgr" failed to start: 2 wine: Bad EXE format for Z:\home\renegade\...
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Can't add user because group already exists?

I initially added a user (adduser MYUSER) and then deleted it (deluser MYUSER). Now I'm trying to add it again (adduser MYUSER) and I get the following message: adduser: The group 'MYUSER' already ...