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Getting Serial Ports Working on JNF9VT

I am trying to get the serial ports working on a Jetway JNF9VT mainboard under Debian 8.5. This board uses a FINTEK F81866A super IO chip for the serial ports. Apparently this is connected to the ...
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Installation of MySQL 5.7 on Debian 8 fails

I have a problem installing MySQL 5.7. I downloaded the file here with Windows and put it with ftp in the temp directory of my server, because wget always timed out. Then I executed sudo dpkg -i /...
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AppArmor is causing Firefox segfaults

I realise this is probably a bad question but I'm stuck. After a lot of googling I'm struggling to fix the problem. I've been trying to get AppArmor to work on Debian. I've been following the ...
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Wicd asking for password at startup

Wicd suddenly started to ask for password at startup, "Wicd needs to access your computer's network cards" sometimes followed by this error messages: "Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus ...
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Add user to other user's primary group

I have a user tom whose primary group is also tom. I'd like to add another user jerry to that group. Running $ sudo usermod -a -G tom jerry has no effect at all (also after logging out and back in ...
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Debian: OpenVPN connects but not able to get out to internet after

I'm trying to connect to a VPN on Debian with network manager. It connects fine but I can't ping anything afterwards. I have a suspicion it's something do to with the routes. My firewall has no ...
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ssh very slow connection

I have several remote systems, and one of them, a linode running debian, is very slow to ssh into - it takes approximately 20-25 seconds every time. This seems to have happened relatively recently. I ...
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Why are there more packages available for Debian 6 & 7 than Debian 8? [on hold]

I find that I always have to download packages from older versions. Why aren't there as many packages for Jessie?
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apt-get dist-upgrade does nothing when trying to upgrade from wheezy to jessie

I am on Debian wheezy and attempted to upgrade to jessie as follows: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade These operations completed successfully and I rebooted, but ...
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Apache2 connections issues

Having issues with some website I want to host. One is an owncloud server that is hosted on my physical machine (port 443) and I have another on a virtualbox guest (port 80). I have successfully ...
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Why login to second account cause logout on first?

My system is Debian unstable sid. I'm using Xfce 4.12 with Qtile WM. My display manager is LightDM. To have ability to switch user account I use this solution. In config file /etc/systemd/logind....
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Openvas 9 TLS Error in the push function

Im trying to install Openvas 9 on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I have tried many times to install it but the NVT database never rebuilds. Everything was promising on Openvas 9 until this happened. base ...
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Burning Windows XP ISO To USB [migrated]

I'm attempting to create a bootable ISO for Windows XP using Gparted and dd in order to install onto another computer. However, every time I've attempted to do so and have burnt the ISO to the disk ...
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How to use s2disk on a bootable thumb drive on multiple devices?

I have a bootable Debian USB drive. On a computer with ~1.3 GB of RAM, I used s2disk to hibernate. When resuming on that device, I have had no trouble. I tried resuming on a newer computer with more ...
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How to run pure-ftpd with port range as a service

I am running pure-ftpd on raspbian, I need to pass it parameters to specify the port range for data connections, I read the following page here pure-ftpd faq it mentions that I can run the process ...
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Autostart process and respawn only if error

I am trying to start a process_A automatically (on startup) just after another process_B ends (which makes some updates in the system and needs the process_A to be off) and then if process_A crash or ...
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iptables rules on startup - doesn't work [duplicate]

Using Debian Jessie stable, trying to make my own iptables rules activate during boot up, preventing any leaks. I did this: iptables-save > /etc/firewall.conf echo 'iptables-restore < /etc/...
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how to update cURL openssl version for paypal IPN

I run Linux Debian 7 After hours of trying to get Paypal IPN I found out that you have to have at least 1.0.1 version of openssl. The issue is server does have 1.0.1 version but cURL version is 0.9.8....
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How to change the default soundcard in Debian to an external USB?

Running Jessie and aplay -l gives me this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC887-VD Analog [ALC887-VD Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: ...
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How do I route Internet from wlan0 to local network on wlan1 and eth0 in Linux?

I want to connect eth0 and wlan1 as one local network plus route the Internet from wlan0 to the local network. Linux (Debian, Raspbian, Linux Mint) easily bridges Ethernet to Ethernet but I run into ...
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Maximum number of iwlist scan results

This is a question with reference to the command line utility 'iwlist' on debian. I have a remote machine which I need to produce a list of networks in the area. I use iwlist scan and sometimes my ...
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Can't figure out why Ethernet packets are ignored

I'm trying to setup an ethernet connection between a PC (Windows XP) and a notebook (Debian 9) using a crossover cable. No DHCP, just manually set IPs and a netmask. The notebook has Qualcomm Atheros ...
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Debian XFCE, print dialog does not shows 'Quality Option' and others settings

Trying to print in Debian 8 XFCE the system print dialog does not shows a lot of settings that can configure the print process accurately. But, using another Debian based distribution, like Ubuntu or ...
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use VBox machine as proxy

i want use Whonix gateway as proxy in my deiban physical machine with this config: debian > whonix-gateway > physical eth0 port > tor > internet this is it possible with virtualbox?
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How to configure pure IPv6 hotspot on Debian Linux?

Due to testing purpose I would like to create a pure IPv6 wifi hotspot on my Debian Linux 64 machine. Therefore I do (see screenshot): Open the Network tool Click "Als Hotspot verwenden ..." ("...
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Loading iptables rules on boot [duplicate]

I'm using Debian Jessie stable and I wanted to make it so it uses my own iptables rules immediately on boot. I've tried the following: iptables-save > /etc/firewall.conf echo 'iptables-restore &...
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apt-get version of tmux is old

I used apt-get to install tmux and after doing so tmux -V returned 1.6, which is an older version. According to the tmux web site, the current version is 2.2. This is a problem because I would like to ...
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Building with sbuild and backports

We're building our package for Debian Jessie with sbuild, and so far it's working great. There's just one detail though: we'd like to take one of the build dependencies from the Jessie backports ...
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Building debian kernel package with custom configuration

I'd like to build a jessie kernel with my configuration. For that: I download an original tarball of the kernel, debian tarball for the kernel, and "dsc" file. Issue a command dpkg-source -x ${...
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At boot time, “Waiting for /dev to be fully populated” forces a reboot

I run Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE2, Debian 8.1). All updates are installed. About 50% of the time I boot my laptop, it crashes and forces an immediate reboot. The message I last got from the ...
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Is there a way to figure out a modem/router web IP address? [on hold]

I bought a Modem/Router d-link dsl-2750u couple of years back. I changed the web IP Address and now I don't remember what IP Address did I put in its place. Is there a way to figure out at what IP ...
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Debian jessie 8.5 doesn't detect wireless

I finished the installation of Debian Jessie 8.5, but the system doesn't detect the wireless. My wireless is hidden, have password with wpa psk/wpa2 psk and I am using the Xfce desktop environment. ...
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can't access CUPS interface

On attempt to access cups user interface at localhost:631/admin (or others) firefox gives "unable to connect". When i'm launching netstat i see no cups demon listening to port 631. Please help me to ...
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Re-adding the Debian main repository to sources

I have a friend who has installed Debian from home burned CDs. But when we try to apt-get new packages (eg. Audacity, Emacs) his installation doesn't recognise them ("not available from this source") ...
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No connection on Debian with “USB ethernet” (mobile phone sharing 3G)

I just installed debian on my amd64 PC and I need the 'build-essential' pkg to make my wifi drivers...So the only solution I found is plug in my phone and share my data connection. Nevertheless I ...
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Install Debian on G5 new drive 2nd stage boot

I have 4 old G5s and 4 old Powerbooks. I have installed Debian 7.1 on one of them and it gets stuck on 2nd stage boot (choose l for GNU/Linux, c for CD) We do not have the original hard drives (...
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can we use all the desktop environment in Debian 8.5

I install Debian 8.5 Jessie, but in the installation it show me Select and install Software exactly in the desktop environment. After taking this photo, I selected all and install it. Now, when I ...
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ifconfig ppp0 : error fetching interface information: Device not found?

I am trying to setup Purevpn.com's PPTP on Debian 7 in my small Ovh.com's VPS (https://www.ovh.co.uk/order/orderVps.cgi?type=ssd&model=model1&osType=linux). My goal is to be able to ...
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“make” doesn't find an installed library

I am attempting to use make to compile purple-facebook, a plugin for pidgin. It requires json-glib, which I have installed, but whenever I attempt to compile, it returns fatal error: json-glib/json-...
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How to play HEVC (H.265) using Totem (Videos) on Debian 8

I can't play any HEVC videos using the default video player app on Debian. How do I get the necessary codec to be able to play them? I installed libde265-0 via apt-get. Now, the player always ...
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IPV6 routing Debian Comcast ISP

I need to build a router with some flexibility to limit and control our intranet, including port forwarding and network balance. The basic IPV4 configuration works fine with the required IPTABLES, NAT,...
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Exim4 sends strange emails on root

Not so long ago I have found that exim is sending mail4root emails and logs them into /var/mail/mail. Example from exim log: 2016-07-19 09:39:02 1bPOgI-000370-1Q <= root@example.net U=root P=local ...
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Why is it taking so long to establish a LAN connection on boot?

I have an issue with a virtual machine taking time to connect to the local network on boot. I create a virtual machine using the following command: virt-install \ --connect qemu:///system \ -...
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Google Chrome (v. 51.0.2704.106-1) simply doesn't open in Debian Jessie

I'm new here, so, sorry in advance for some misunderstanding. I've recently installed Debian Jessie, and already tried many times, with different methods, to install an run Google Chrome. Yes, I need ...
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Marking TSC unstable due to check_tsc_sync_source failed

My dedicated server has been hanging it out (or just turning off) very often sometimes more than a day, apparently for no reason (according with the technical support department). After that, the only ...
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How do I restart iptables in Debian 8.5?

I am trying to block port 111, I did the following: iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 111 -j DROP then I did rpcinfo -p {IP of Debian 8.5 server} from a different server, but, port 111 is still open....
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Put console on ttyS0 if guest OS is booted headlessly

We're using Debian 4 (No systemd) for our product. I run it as a guest OS managed by VirtualBox for testing purposes. Here's how I use it: For manual debugging, I have the guest OS's console on ...
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sfdisk --no-read doesn't work

I am trying to extend a partition using sfdisk on debian 8. I am running the following command: sfdisk -H 255 -S 63 --quiet --Linux --leave-last -uM --force --no-reread /dev/md1 -N4 < /tmp/abc ...
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acpi rtc wakeup on battery (Debian testing)

Setting an rtc alarm via /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm leads to successful resume from hibernate when this Asus laptop is plugged in, but when on battery it stays powered off (but resuming from ...
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eth0 interfering with wlan0. pi networking

I've been trying to nail down the WiFi on my pi. In short its frustratingly unreliable when it starts up. I'm want it to be on a static IP and to Currently I have a monitor hooked up to the pi for ...