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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How to find files that are not owned by any package?

In my system I have files that not belong to any package, they are mine or from compiled programs installed with make install. How can I find all files that do not belong to any package?
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How can I install all packages when apt-get dist-upgrade does nothing?

On my Debian system (Raspian Raspberry Pi), some packages were kept back. I tried sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, but this did not result in an upgrade. $ sudo apt-get upgrade -y Reading package lists... ...
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Confused about the purpose of MESA with proprietary nVidia drivers

Since a MESA upgrade today (10.2.5-1 -> 10.2.6-1 in Debian Sid, which is unbearable lately, keep away), I noticed 3D-dependant applications complaining about missing the software rasterizer swraster - ...
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Urxvt cursor cutting off wide characters like 'w' and 'm'

I'm using the 14 px Gohu font, and it looks like these characters are offset one pixel to the left from the cursor which causes the cursor to ignore that part of the text when typing. I am using ...
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Installing R 3.1.1 (programming language) on debian wheezy

I want to learn and use R, and so I need to install it. Unfortunately, Wheezy got only 2.15 version, while I need 3.1.1. I followed these instructions: http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian/ and ...
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Intel/ati hybrid graphics on debain

I am willing to step out of my comfort zone and start trying to test Debian (probably testing or unstable,as I want to try rolling release distros). My question is, how do I get AMD/Intel hybrid ...
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Recover file from previous installation? [duplicate]

I recently wiped an old ubuntu server of mine and installed debian, but i forgot to backup a very important file. I know there is a chance that the computer has already wrote over the file, but what ...
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Wireless interface only reachable when ethernet cable plugged in

I'm facing a problem that's about to drive me crazy. I'm running a Debian Linux distribution and currently trying to establish a connection to my wireless network (WPA2 security, wpa_supplicant ...
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Mysterious Reboot Preventing Debian from Loading

I recently picked up a cheap, oldish computer at a yard sale. It contained a 80GB SATA hard drive with Windows XP, but I want to turn it into a LAN FTP server, so I tried to set up dual-booting Debian ...
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apt-get update: How to check for GPG errors when using scripts?

When running. sudo apt-get update For example something like this could happen. W: GPG error: http://deb.torproject.org wheezy Release: The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED 1409325681 ...
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Crunchbang Linux Waldorf: Sound Problems with NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)

$ lspci | grep -i audio 00:05.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2) 02:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device aab0 $ sudo speaker-test ...
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Hosting a VPS in a virtual machine emulator [on hold]

I have a VPS running debian 7. Is there any way I can use the VPS as a guest OS in virtualbox?
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GeForce GTX 660 as passthough device with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm tryng to use my GeForce GTX 660 as passthough device with KVM. I'm reading this guide : http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Multiheaded-NVIDIA-Gaming-using-Ubuntu-14-04-KVM-585/ I'm ...
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Problem configuring Access Control on Apache

I have a little Debian Server which runs Apache 2.2.22. I have configured, with WebMin, a Apache Webserver that listens on the port 83. Now, in the root directory of this Webserver I configured the ...
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Pulseaudio: “virtual” sink just for controlling volume

I got a box that runs XBMC and other media apps, and various apps that play status sounds. I'd like to have two "virtual" sinks (basically just for controlling the volume of a group of applications), ...
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netstat — why are IPv4 daemons listening to ports listed only in -A inet6?

I have a computer with: Linux superhost 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 GNU/Linux It runs Apache on port 80 on all interfaces, and it does not show up in netstat -planA inet, ...
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Install Debian in internal flash of IGEPv2

Does anyone know how to install Debian on the internal flash in a IGEP v2? This module has 512 MB of internal flash.
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How to enable IOMMU on the debian sid Kernel

I'm trying to enable IOMMU on my debian sid and with this kernel version : root@ziomario-Z87-HD3:/home/ziomario# uname -r 3.14-2-amd64 the motherboard of my computer is : GIGABYTE Z87-HD3 this is ...
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Advertising local HTTP services via Avahi/Zeroconf on Debian

I have a Debian server on local network for home media center/NAS purposes. It is running multiple services such as Plex, or Ajenti, which I can access like so: http://debian.local:32400/web for Plex ...
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To mail server or not to mail server [closed]

I am in the process of setting up the mail servers for my server. I think the previous implementation was created using Google apps. I want to create my own independent mail server. I'm thinking this ...
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Debian GUI hangs when resuming after screen is locked for long time

Debian GUI hangs when resuming after screen is locked for 4-5 hours. (no username, password entry screen is shown) I press ctrl+alt+f2 to switch to terminal console & the status of gdm3 is ...
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wheezy not accepting commands

I have debian Wheezy on an independent Dell amd64 how do I get to accept commands to install a virtual box? here's what I put in terminal (also tried in root terminal): $ vi ...
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Need help with enabling 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I installed Debian Wheezy on my daughter's desktop computer. It has Intel i5-4570 (Haswell) CPU and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics chipset. No discrete graphics card. I'm unable to enable 3D ...
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Why does the same Debian release have different kernel versions?

I have two Debian 7 machines and one of those reports "3.2.60-1+deb7u3" as its kernel release and other one reports "3.2.54-2" as its kernel release. Why does the same Debian release have different ...
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Chromebook Crouton Debian xfce4 - Cannot change locale!

On the system described in the title, I am trying to change my locale to a UTF-8 one, in order to run the program Anki. However it won't let me, the commands locale-reconfigure locale-gen and any ...
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Problems installing mysql on debian

I have a : user@Node:~$ uname -a Linux Node 2.6.32-042stab092.1 #1 SMP Tue Jun 24 09:10:28 MSK 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux With a : user@Node:~$ cat /etc/debian_version 7.6 and I am having problems ...
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Automatically starting smuxi-server

Smuxi (isn't that a weird name?) is an IRC client, which has a decoupled server and client setup. The server sits in some always-on machine in "the cloud" and the client connects to it from a local ...
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ifconfig not showing changed ip address

I'm trying to configure IP settings on my Raspberry Pi running Rasperian. I edited /etc/networks/interfaces to be: auto lo iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet static address 110.76.71.106 ...
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Is killing processes created on startup safe?

I've just got a vserver running debian 7 and whenever I start the server and call the top command, there are very many processes that were started automatically on startup. Can I kill them or are ...
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Postfix unable to send mail from mydomain only

My domain DNS is served by the domain registrar. I am able to send mail successfully from any address with postfix but not from mydomain.com From this machine - I only want to be able to send mail. ...
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Startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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Resize window button panels in Cinnamon

I am having a hard time figuring out how to re-size the window control buttons in cinnamon. Can anyone point me in the right direction of how to change this? Specifically the padding/margin. See the ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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Fix the debian default version to wheezy

I followed this tutorial http://kemitix.postach.io/install-viber-on-debian-wheezy to install viber on debian wheezy 7.6. My problem is about the part that says: Fix the default version to wheezy. ...
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How to change the window manager on a Raspberry Pi?

I want to try out X11 on a Raspberry Pi (running as a server without display connected, OS Raspbian) and access it through VNC. I don't like LXDE very much, so I want to change to another window ...
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cannot boot Debian Jessie installed via debootstrap

I've just installed a Debian Jessie via debootsrap for testing/learning purpouse, this is its entry in the GRUB menu: menuentry "Debian GNU/Linux (jessie/sid) (on /dev/mapper/nostromo-DEBIAN)" ...
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why are there links to links in system directories?

For example, the executable emacs: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jun 9 2012 /usr/bin/emacs -> /etc/alternatives/emacs llrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Jun 9 2012 /etc/alternatives/emacs -> ...
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Configure distant terminal behaviour

I just installed debian 7 on a VPS, created users, configured ssh ..etc The problem is that the terminal application changed its behavior just after connecting with my new username: Autocompletion ...
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Debian netinst with usb modem

Im trying to install 64-bit debian on machine with windows and I have no way to connect internet over ethernet at this moment. I have only ZTE USB modem and Nokia N900 linux mobile phone with wifi ...
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Why is mono-complete completely outdated on all versions of Debian?

The current stable Debian 7/Wheezy is running on my server. With apt-get the latest mono version I can get is 2.10 which is three years old. I looked up the mono-complete package and even on unstable ...
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ELAN Touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6

I recently purchased an ASUS Q550LF laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6. I use Ubuntu for most tasks, but occasionally have reason to boot ...
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Debian VM Can see other computers on the network but can't connect to the WWW

Similar to this SU question: http://superuser.com/questions/667631/network-is-unreachable-when-attempting-to-ping-google-but-internal-addresses Actually, it's pretty much the same base issue. I went ...
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How to disable systemd's “Time has been changed” message spam in /var/log/syslog on Debian jessie?

Due to combined use of Debian jessie, that uses systemd by default, and sdwdate (that uses Slow Clock Adjuster ( gh )), my system clock is frequently changed. As a result /var/log/syslog gets ...
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Cannot connect to WPA2, but connecting to WEP is fine

I'm trying to set up a connection to a WPA2-Personal network on a barebones Debian install. I've installed the firmware for my wireless adapter just fine (ipw2200) and can connect to open wireless ...
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Dual-headed Bumblebee

I'm currently setting up Debian jessie on a Lenovo W540 laptop with an UltraDock docking station and an external monitor connected via VGA port. Bumblebee is already installed and working correctly ...
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Updating Debian on an IMX6 SOC

I'm thinking of updating my debian version from squeeze to wheezy on my imx6 soc. http://compulab.co.il/products/computer-on-modules/cm-fx6/ Just wondering if it really is as easy as doing this: 1) ...
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downloading debian securely

I have a couple of questions on getting a genuine, unmolested version of Debian. MITM attacks are very real and many parties would love to hand you their own, backdoored version of software. I know ...
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How to view recently submitted bugs in Debian bugtracker

I run Debian testing and occasionally notice hiccups in my system. I'd like to be able to see if someone has reported a related bug, but don't always know what package names to look for. Or, before ...
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Wait for a network device to come up before bringing another network device up on boot?

I'm in the middle of setting up my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian as a bridge between my university's wireless network (which requires WPA2-Enterprise authentication) and my private wireless router ...