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 - Install lastest version of MySQL

After downloading MYSQL APT Repository at http://cdn.mysql.com//Downloads/MySQL-5.7/libmysqld-dev_5.7.11-1debian8_amd64.deb I ran the command dpkg -i libmysqld-dev_5.7.11-1debian8_amd64.deb ...
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Debian 8 - Run scripts after boot

I've tried run some scripts after boot via /etc/rc.local. /etc/rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will ...
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Is it possible to redirect root email to axigen internal e-mail?

For a few month I've been using Axigen webmail as my main e-mail server. For the last month I was looking for a way of redirecting my root e-mail, as well as my crontab outputs into an internal ...
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Can systemd's console login be configured to run startx automatically?

Until recently, when I logged into my laptop from the text console, startx would be run automatically. (Also, if I exited my window manager, I would be logged out automatically.) For some reason1, ...
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sbuild schroot fails

I am trying to package an Ubuntu package as a Debian package. For maintainability I am trying to use sbuild. Following the steps here I go through the first five steps, but when I try to build I get ...
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Why does /etc/machine-id changes at reboot?

/etc/machine-id changes at each boot on my recent Debian Jessie install. The docs say it shouldn't: The machine ID is usually generated from a random source during system installation and stays ...
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Installing ownCloud with NGINX and SQLite

I have a distro based on Debian Jessie running on an ARM device. How can I install a simple, secure ownCloud 8.2.2 installation that uses NGINX and SQLite without installing Apache and MySQL? Many ...
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OpenCL with NVIDIA - Segmentation Fault

I've been struggling to get OpenCL working on my Linux Mint x64 machine. Specifically, any OpenCL program that I write or use seems to encounter a "segmentation fault" during certain methods that come ...
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Stop /sbin/agetty and log out the session

I start agetty using /sbin/agetty 115200 /dev/ttyS2 vt220 to provide console access through my port ttyS2. From the other computer, I can create a connection, and upon opening, I am prompted with ...
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What is a suitable dual boot partitioning scheme (Debian and openSUSE Leap) [duplicate]

I have been a Debian user since several years but now would like to try openSUSE as well in a dual boot environment. Here are some thoughts: Two root partitions.To avoid the two installations from ...
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Setting the LANG environment variable for xfce

I am on a multi user Debian Stretch system which has en_US.UTF-8 as default locale, but I want de_DE.UTF-8 for my user. I was able to set it for terminals, by adding export LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 to ...
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Automatic deployment of software to Debian

I have been reading about creating my own Debian packages for my own software and deploying them to a apt-get repository that I also can create on my own. The source code for my software is in a Git ...
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apt-get update not working [on hold]

I'm trying to install haproxy to my Debian Server. I have followed the instructions as below: create a new file called backports.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d Add the follwing to the file: ...
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Thunderbird pop-up notifications

I have Debian 8 as my operating system with GNOME 3. I want to use Thunderbird as my desktop email client. I would like to receive emails without have Thunderbird always open. I was thinking about ...
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How do I use a SSH tunnel as a alternative to port forwarding?

I want to use SSH as a alternative to port forwarding to use my RDP server from the outside as my ISP's router does not allow port forwarding. Here's what I have in mind: A - client connecting to the ...
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systemd-timesyncd on Debian 8 (fails silently?)

I'm having troubles on a Debian 8 installation to get systemd to synchronise time properly. NTP has been enabled with timedatectl set-ntp true and systemctl status systemd-timesyncd reports: ● ...
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Domain is redirected to another domain in same droplet

I am new on Debian, Built server on Digital Ocean with Debian OS. I successfully added two domains into one droplet: mysite.com anothersite.com Created new dir: ...
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Some commands are no longer responding?

I have a Debian based distribution & lately a problem has been encountered when trying to execute the gcc or man command's (And probably other commands I haven't found yet). When I type them in ...
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What is the correct location to create a new WINEPREFIX?

I have a copy of WINE installed on a Debian Server. And I have now set up my first application. The .exe is in /home/user/appDir/appName.exe I have set up a .desktop file containing: Exec=env ...
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Why Debian doesn't ship with latest stable software releases by the upstream deveopers? What are the criterion? [on hold]

Debian stable releases don't come with the latest stable releases by the upstream developers. The upstream developers wouldn't have released their software if they didn't think those were stable. So ...
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Is a good idea to package with C/C++ libraries dependencies? [on hold]

Is a good a idea to build a debian package with the following dependencies? Depends: libc6, libgcc1, libstdc++6
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how to resume GRUB2 upgrade apparently blocked by /boot filesystem type=ext2?

details As detailed here, the /boot on this Debian Jessie had filesystem type=ext2 $ mount | grep -e '^/dev/' /dev/sda3 on /boot type ext2 ... ... and was unable to upgrade its GRUB2 $ sudo ...
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Lexmark Printer with Debian Jessie

I went through some trouble (see below for part of this trouble) to install Lexmark T420 printer drivers in Debian Jessie, and they are now almost working. However, when I try to print a PDF file with ...
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What are the minimal MySQL grants for the debian-sys-maint user?

What are the minimal privileges that debian-sys-maint@localhost needs for the mysql service to work correctly? This answer on ServerFault suggests granting RELOAD only, but this is incorrect, as it ...
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Dell R710 OS install

I just bought a couple Dell R710s on Ebay for a home lab and want to install Debian as the main OS. Im new to dealing with server administration aside from Development stuff. I am wondering on where ...
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Shutdown with keyboard press doesn't work

I have a Debian Jessie build, and I want to add keyboard shutdown. I've tried the following, without any success: Attempt 1 To /etc/inittab I added ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now ...
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AMD HD 8850M doesn't work

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 3537 with AMD Radeon HD 8850M on it. I use Debian Linux Testing (x86_64). When I try to launch applications by command DRI_PRIME=1 <app_name>, they start with ...
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High memory usage but no process is using it

I run free -m on a debian VM running on Hyper-V: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 10017 9475 541 147 34 909 ...
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“link is not ready” error, vanishing network interfaces

I recently had a weird problem when trying to use airmon-ng. Here is its description: First, I plug in my USB WLAN adapter, and type ifconfig. Everything goes well and I see all interfaces are ...
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rtl8812ae Wifi Connection Instability in Debian Jessie

I just added a D-Link DWA-582 PCI-e WiFi adapter using the Realtek RTL8812AE chipset. I confirmed the support for the chipset at https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x#rtl8821ae . I have installed the ...
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wkhtmltopdf & debian - install

I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command. So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand ...
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LVM Drive partitions missing

I have a 4 drive LVM PV Group. I had one drive fail (Ok, I broke it installing it in a new case.) so I swapped it for another drive and recovered the remaining data. After a reboot I got stuck at a ...
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Computer doesn't boot ANY device after installing debian

During a Debian installation, everything went smoothly. However, for some reason it failed to install both the GRUB and LILO bootloaders. I tried thrice to get my installation to work. The first two ...
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increasing lease-time on dhclient.conf in Debian

This is the default dhclient.conf in Debian testing and which is running on my system too - [$] cat dhclient.conf ...
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My flashplugin-nonfree (on Debian Stretch) is outdated… what to do? [duplicate]

I use the version of Iceweasel on Debian Stretch GNU/Linux on an x86_64 machine. Sadly, I need to use Adobe's abominable Flash technology. I know that the way you install the Flash plugin on Debian ...
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How to reinstall the password of Grub?

I have Debian 8 OS , i protect my grub with a password to prevent the boot from a CD and retrieve my password. And the automatic establishment of the recovery entry is removed. Is there a solution to ...
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ALSA – Choppy audio with USB audio device after upgrading to Debian Jessie

On Debian Wheezy, mplayer (and other audio players) would play audio without any choppiness. After upgrading to Jessie, while playing audio through my USB sound card (SoundBlaster Live), I get a ...
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Icedove will not accept password

Running Icedove on Debian for years. Have used Thuderbird on various Linux distros for over a decade. This week, when I open Icedove, the "Enter Your Password" box pops up, but will no accept any ...
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Debian Jessie grub-install broken in some mysterious way

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade today (2016/02/01), and now my system won't boot. The only reason I can get in at all is that there's a copy of Ubuntu installed as well, and I can boot it from the ...
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Question about web server [closed]

I'm new to hosting my own vps/webserver. I was curious and this may be an stupid question, but what location is practical and secure to for hosting on the web? /home/user/ or /var/www/html?? Because ...
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Verizon LG VL600 USB 4g Modem

I am trying to connect an LG VL600 USB 4g Modem from Verizon on a Debian based machine (tried on Linux Mint and Raspberry Pi). I got it working on Windows 7 Virtualbox VM so I know the device and ...
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Debian Jessie Wireless Driver Broadcom Restart (rmmod modprobe) BCM43142 [14e4:4365]

my Dell laptop, running Debian 8 (Jessie), has this wireless device: $ lspci -nn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) And it ...
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How can I set the lock screen clock position in GDM3?

Already managed to change lock screen wallpaper, now I'd like to set the shown clock a few inches up in the screen. Where can I find this configuration?
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update-initramfs failing after upgrading to stretch from jessie

I recently updated one of my Debian boxes to run with stretch, but unfortunately I run in an issue when it comes to the regeneration of the initramfs image. It seems that it doesn't recognize that I ...
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KVM network packet loss to guest

I am running a server with Debian 8.3, uname output Linux x 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux I am using KVM to run a virtual machine with CentOS ...
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disabling usb device debian [duplicate]

How can I disable a usb device on debian? I am using a macbook pro but I have installed debian jessie 8.2 on it. the USB device: Card Reader (Apple) is pulling way too much power and I don't even use ...
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Where is the nginx executable on Debian? [closed]

I've installed the nginx-light package on debian, but I can't find the executable. It's not in /usr/bin, like it says on the official nginx website. Where is it, then?
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LXC: Are downloaded templates verified?

Debian 8.3, LXC 1:1.0.6-6+deb8u2 When LXC downloads the base packages for a Debian container, are the packages verified? Verifying a Debian CD involves comparing signed checksum files against the ...
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Setting up LIRC in Debian 8

I have an infrared remote control which sends RC-5 signals and a computer with an IR receiver. The computer runs Debian 8 and I'm trying to set up LIRC so that I can control the music player daemon ...
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Fsck error from util-linux

Loading, please wait... fsck from util-linux 2.25.2 /dev/sda2: clean, 36964/3055616 files, 469877/12207104 blocks And I can't start Debian. OS: Debian 8.3.0.