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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Where can I get a better power management app? [on hold]

I'm on Debian Jessie 8.1, running with Cinnamon installed, and the default battery manager sucks. It doesn't warn me when the battery is going low, and there's no way to set the critical battery ...
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What's the Fedora equivalent of /var/lib/dpkg/info/[…].prerm?

Example file: /var/lib/dpkg/info/util-linux.prerm What's the Fedora equivalent of this file? (Not limited to util-linux - generic question for any package.) Use case: A prerm script is failing. ...
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Working with firewall-protected server through ssh (dynamic IP)

I need to work on a Debian 6 server through SSH. The server is firewall-protected and SSH connections are filtered based on the user IP. Unfortunately I have an ISP provider with dynamic IP - it's ...
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why there is no sound on my debian7?

root@localhost:/home/debian# alsactl init Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Realtek ALC887-VD" "HDA:10ec0887,1458a002,00100302" "0x1458" "0xa002" Hardware is initialized using a generic ...
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Completely remove remains of sysvinit

As opposed to people who want to get rid of systemd, I want to completely and safely remove sysvinit. I've been using Debian since Debian 7.0 (Wheezy). Currently I'm using Debian 9.0 (Stretch). ...
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How to get ALL kinds of reverse package dependencies: reverse-depends pendant for non-Ubuntu distributions

I would like to find all possible reverse dependencies (no need for recursive reverse dependencies) of a certain package p, that is, I want to find all packages which depend on p. This shall include ...
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Python3.4 package for Debian Wheezy

I'm looking for a way to get python3.4 for debian wheezy. I've been looking on repos but all I could find is 3.2 version. Does anybody know where I can find 3.4 package? (Or maybe does anybody know ...
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KDE: Cannot log in the GUI

I have been using debian 8 with KDE 4.14.2 for 2 month with no such issues. Today I was just surfing the internet, and suddenly internet connection disappeared. Ping 8.8.8.8 worked fine, but ping to ...
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How can I make a desktop application update immediately?

I created a bash script which when executed as a desktop application modifies its own application icon. This is done my altering the Icon= line in the application's .desktop file. Here is a gif of ...
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How to properly install nvidia drivers in Debian

I have the following configuration: root@bitthunder:~# lshw -c display *-display UNCLAIMED description: 3D controller product: NVIDIA Corporation vendor: NVIDIA ...
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Get AMD 8320 CPU temp?

I'm looking to get the CPU temperature of my AMD FX-8320 chip. I have lm-sensors installed and I've run sensors-detect saying yes to all of the prompts. I also have the kmod system service running and ...
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Debian server management GUI

I have to manage a number of Debian servers (one as the KVM host, and the others as virtual servers for File management, Infrastructure management - DNS, DHCP etc, and finally a Debian based ...
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Move data from regular partition to lvm

I've read a bit about lvm and decided that I want to switch to using it. It seems like actually setting up lvm can be done from the debian installer, so I suppose that'll be easiest. What I'm not sure ...
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Could Apt delete packages that are need by software that users have installed from source?

Apt handles dependencies among packages installed from its repositories or *.deb files. However, what about software that users have compiled and installed from source with ./configure && ...
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Share WiFi internet over same WiFi adapter

I am trying to share internet through my WiFi adapter which is in use for connection to that internet. While I had Connectify license on Windows, I was able to do so: Internet from: My Wifi adapter ...
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KDE Very slow in Debian

I'm running debian + kde on a 32 Bit, 2GB RAM laptop. My KDE seems to be very slow, and gets hanged every now and then. What are the things that I can do to make reasonably faster? Please let me ...
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How to mute microphone using command line in debian 8?

I use lenovo t420. It has mute mic button. But it cannot be assigned to any action, because I got error "The key you just pressed is not supported by Qt" when I'm trying to assign to any action. But ...
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Use a Macbook pro 8,2 with AMD GPU on Debian 8

After installing Debian 8 on my MacBook Pro Early 2011 (8,2), i added this in the grub options, in file /boot/grub/custom.cfg outb 0x728 1 outb 0x710 2 outb 0x740 2 outb 0x750 0 These lines have the ...
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How to install wireless drivers for Debian 8 on a MacBook Pro 8,2

I installed Debian 8 (Jessie) with a triple boot on my MacBook Pro 2011 15" (model 8,2). I had to add some options to grub to disable one graphic card and some other great stuff, but I finally ...
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Copying directories to directories with different names

How can I copy a number of directories: directory_01 directory_02 directory_03 to different directories tmp_directory_01 tmp_directory_02 tmp_directory_03 where each tmp_directory_* directory ...
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Editing multiple files simultaneously with vim/gedit

I'm trying to save some work by editing multiple files with the same name located in different directories: $ mkdir -p directory_{0..10}/results How may I create files with the same name in all ...
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How do I set systemwide connection over a proxy server

My Internet access is through a proxy, my OS is Debian 8, each application must configure it to use the proxy, but there are some that are a headache to make it work with a proxy, then my question is: ...
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How to Connect Different WiFi interfaces : 1 for external 1 for internal

I've built a Wireless Access point using hostapd and udhcpd. I have 2 WiFi dongles, one is used as wlan0 other is used as wlan1, I connected one of them to internet and other is keeping working as an ...
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Owners and groups of everything inside /var are changed mistakenly [duplicate]

I have recursively changed owner and group of /var to root:root. I have mistakenly ran following command while standing in /var. I thought I was in /var/www, sudo chown root:root . R Now many ...
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Is there any way to configure fully automated proxyclient for workstations?

My network diagram is similar to above image; pc-router is also acting as firewall & I'm running squid on it. pc-router is running debian Vlan having workstations running fedora, ubuntu and ...
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Installing libssl1.0.0 and OpenSSL 1.0 in Debian 6

I am newbie to OpenSSL. We are trying to connect to our server where its configuration requires the TLS1.1 protocol for connection. Debian 6 repos do not have direct backports for libssl1.0.0 and ...
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Compiling sources with a non-default compiler

I need to implement an authentication scheme on an embedded device and require gmp in order to perform large integer operations. After downloading the sources they must be compiled with a proprietary ...
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Starting Debian mono application (that has a GUI) AFTER boot is done [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out how to start an application after Debian (Wheezy) is done booting up and on an LXDE desktop session. It is a mono C# application. The script I have is simply mono ...
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Slow dragging of windows in Debian 8 LXDE

I did a fresh installation from Debian 8 with LXDE desktop iso. Everything is lightning fast except dragging of windows of programs.
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Gksudo not working on Debian Jessie 8.1 XFCE

Hello I'm running Debian Jessie 8.1 on my machine with XFCE desktop environment installed. I'm trying to run some programs using gksu/gksudo but after entering the password and pressing OK nothing ...
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Copy directory on destination machine during .deb installation in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit

I just want to copy directory (which contains some files) on destination machine during .deb installation at path /opt/myProjectName in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. I am successfully able to install files ...
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Gsettings don't use memory store

Gsettings seems to have switched to storing configuration in memory on my system, which means (among other things) that a lot of settings are forgotten when I reboot. How do I tell it to not use the ...
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How to move a PC's Debian to a USB and remain fully bootable?

I have a 64 GB USB 3.0 drive, to which I'd like to transfer (in terms of file system and grub2 bootability) the Debian Jessie installed on the SSD of my retina MacBook Pro. I am looking to do this in ...
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Why can't I properly locate Debian 8.1 on my BeagleBone Black?

I was using the BBB (BeagleBone Black) for a while now but with Arch Linux. Now that Debian also supports systemd I decided to give it a try. So I followed this guide and used the eMMC flasher image ...
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Build log4cxx [DEBIAN]

Please help me from where to start when building log4cxx package, do I need some other packages for bulding this? I can't find anything significant to help me to solve this problem. I tried with ...
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Kernel panic? After ram increase

We asked our server provider to increase ram (from 4gb to 6gb) on our server. After they increased and restarted server, it started giving these messages: Message from syslogd@www at Jul 1 14:39:04 ...
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why I don't have suphp in debian testing

As far as I can see ( https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=suphp ), we have suphp package in some versions of Debian (in oldoldstable, in oldstable and in unstable) but not in stable or in ...
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Why is the “harden” suite of packages not available for Debian Jessie (8.0)?

These include all the harden packages listed in the Debian automatic hardening documentation (https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ch-automatic-harden.en.html), including: harden ...
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Some keys on VNC Viewer on windows 8.1 remoting my debian server doesn't work well

I have a server running Debian 8 Jessie with a windows manager E17 running on it and I have a vnc viewer remoting my server using windons 8.1 but when I tried to write on the terminal of my server via ...
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Debian 8 sytemd “found device” multiple times

I currently run a Debian 8 system (upgraded from Debian 7) with a software raid 1. Once in a while systemd reloads 3 times in a relatively short period and logs it into syslog. If it reloaded only ...
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Conditional file and directory installation in Debian Packages

Is it possible to create a binary Debian package with conditional files and directories installation (e.g. installation of an init script in /etc/init.d/ after being confirmed by user)?
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Is there a default ftp server in Debian Wheezy default installation?

I just finished installing a test web server with Debian Wheezy, apache and phpPgAdmin. I don't know if the default installation includes the ftp server. How can I check if one is installed? What ...
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ssh publickey authentication to a Ubuntu running inside VirtualBox

I have a Ubuntu running inside a VirtualBox inside my Windows 8 desktop. I am trying to communicate between the Ubuntu and another Debian server in the network. I have enabled Port Forwarding in ...
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figuring out the e “manufacturer” and “product” attributes using udev for pendrive

I saw Writing raw images safely to USB sticks On Debian though, get nada from that command :- [$] udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/sdb)|grep -iE "manufacturer|product" [$] I ...
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Installing and compiling log4cpp on Debian

How to install log4cpp framework package stored locally as tar.gz, and which file from that package to use for bulding. I read some articles on internet, but I'm getting stucked at this part: ...
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How can I track long-term system performance in Linux (Debian)?

I love the RRD graphs that pfSense provides. Is there a package for Debian or a generic tool that can do the same for my Debian box?
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What happens in the Debian community around 2010? [closed]

I was looking at the statistics of the Debian project on BlackDuck OpenHub. I notice a significative decrease of the number of contributors and of the number of commits around 2010. How to explain ...
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Gnome Terminal forgetting settings

I use Gnome Terminal 3.14.1 on Debian 8.1. When I quit and reopen Gnome Terminal, it forgets all my settings. How do I fix this?
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Possible to read contents of an .iso without extracting or using isoinfo?

Is there a nicer way than than using isoinfo to see the contents of an iso without extracting it ? I did see What is the fastest way to extract an ISO? as well as few questions ...
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Why is Debian's PS1 variable different from the other distros? [duplicate]

I've noticed that Debian's PS1 variable is a little different. For example: root@debian:~# echo $PS1 ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ What is this part: ...