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 fix/setup routing from host to guest on VirtualBox?

I am using Debian stretch to run Debian jessie guest. I have the guest setup with a NAT and a Host-only adapter. When I try to ping my guest from my host, my ping gets routed to my wireless Internet ...
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Linux equivalent of Powershell get-process to find ProductVersion

Is there a Linux equivalent to the powershell get-process -id 1234 | select * In Powershell I can do this and get a hold load of information about a process. The one I'm particularly interested in ...
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How to connect my machine on the Internet? [on hold]

I use VmWare Fusion and I want my virtual machine to connect to the Internet. I have created 2 network cards for the VM I have also an other network card connected to my Mac with NAT But when I ...
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Debian - How to change Terminal background colors

I am a Git Bash user who is now switching to Debian. Here was my Git Bash's look: Here is my look on Debian: My .bashrc file is completely EMPTY. I have nothing in there currently. I've been ...
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How to determine the added value of installing a (pseudo-)package vis-à-vis installing only one of its dependencies?

Suppose that (pseudo-)package A depends on (pseudo-)package B. I'm looking for a reasonable systematic way to answer the question: "what would I get by installing A that I would not get by installing ...
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Debian: Order of DNS servers when using VPN

My notebook gets its DNS servers via DHCP. When I start a VPN session (pptp, managed my networkmanager), the DNS servers received from that VPN session are queried first. I'd like to use the DNS ...
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KDE 5 does not have window decorations

I'm running KDE Plasma 5.4.3 on Debian stretch/sid. I have kwin_wayland 5.4.3 and sddm 0.13.0. I only installed the base system and then ran apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop/testing sddm/testing ...
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change cache location path for APT

When using apt, can I tell it to use other then /var/cache/apt location? I tried adding the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf: % cat /etc/apt/apt.conf Dir::Cache /home/apt and re-run apt but it ...
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Essential Packages for a Debian Build System

I am building a Debian Jessie build system running on an arm processor. I use elbe which, to oversimplify, is a bunch of Python scripts that call debootstrap to create the base system: debootstrap ...
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Installing gsl on Debian

I am trying to install gsl on Debian Jessie (https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/gsl). I do not have root privileges and I need to install it on my home directory. So I do: apt-get source gsl ...
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I must run ./odoo.py as root instead of just having odoo service started

I just fresh installed Odoo 9.0 onto fresh installed Debian 8.3. I am having a strange problem, which I don't know, how to solve, because I don't really understand it. Odoo only works when I run ...
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Debian 8.3. Sound doesn't work (No soundcards found…)

root@debian:~# alsactl init alsactl: init:1758: No soundcards found... root@debian:~# lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio ...
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User Authentication not working in global config

First of all, sorry if I'm on the wrong network, I struggled with finding the correct one. But well, I recently got my new server which runs on much newer software than my old one which I couldn't ...
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How do I use specific key combinations to change to specific keyboard layouts in Debian 8 (Gnome 3.14.1)?

For example, pressing Alt+LShift switches to eo and Alt+RShift switches to en (no matter what the current layout is)? I have previously found a solution utilizing setxkbmap, but using that breaks the ...
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espeak, alsa Unknown PCM

I have a Debian Wheezy and I connected to my linux a USB Dac. I use every time a MPD server (and that work) Now, I would like to use espeak with pyttsx But when I start my script (It worked and my ...
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How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”? [duplicate]

By "alternatives" I mean (for the most part; see exception below) the "roles" corresponding to the files under /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives. These roles include awk desktop-background editor ...
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Emacs upgrade problem on Debian

I am new to programming, Debian and emacs. I tried to install packages of smex on emacs and I downloaded it from smex@marmalade but when I do the install step, emacs told me there is no match for ...
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How can I configure the serial port under debian 8.3 on HP Server?

If there is no Monitor I can access via the serial RS-232 port on Debian/GNU/Linux 8.3! How can I configure the serial port under Debian 8.3. It should be possible already during the boot from Debian ...
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Debian dependencies for ttyecho

Which dependencies should a Debian package have, which distributes the binary of ttyecho?
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How to install VirtualBox in Debian 8?

So, I have been crying for hours over this. I have been trying to install virtual box 5.0 in 64-bit Debian Jessie, and for the life of me can not figure it out. I have tried installing it from .deb, ...
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Finger touch/mouse left click stopped working on LCD Touchscreen 4DCape-70T for BeagleBoneBlack (OS Debian)

we use many BeagleBoneBlack boards (OS Debian, kernel 3.8.13-bone50 (May 13 2014)) with LCD Touchscreen 4DCape-70T. My java application is running after startup of OS Debian 7.5. I use GPIO library ...
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Cannot configure wlan0 with static ip?

Debian Wheezy on ARM: wlan0 works with DHCP but doesn't work with static IP. This is my /etc/network/interfaces auto lo wlan0 iface lo inet loopback iface wlan0 inet static wpa-ssid "mySSID" ...
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Locate and manage files on extern hard drive through FileZilla over SSH

I have installed Debian Server on one of my servers and plugged in a extern hard drive to it through USB (sdb1, 2, and 5 on the image below) where I have all my files on right now. Before I used this ...
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LLVM error instead of 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I've installed [tag: Debian] stable (Jessie) on a Acer Notebool (Aspire ES 15). If I try to start some programs (qtcreator, processing) I see: LLVM ERROR: Cannot select: intrinsic ...
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How do I include custom header files in my C++ file in linux? [migrated]

I am new to linux and have some question regarding inclusion of header files. I have created a blinkled.cpp file using nano editor and then I wrote a simple program to blink an LED using ...
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Putty doesn't have any colors, but only for one server

I'm using Putty to connect to 7 servers. The problem is that one of them doesn't have any colors, which makes it harder to distinguish folders from other files. Here's what I'm talking about. ...
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No sound from Debian beside beeps

I bought Lenovo ideapad 500S and installed Debian 8. It's a fresh install, and no other OS is on this computer. I am having difficult on enabling the audio and days of googling to hunt any hint ...
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I can't connect to Wi-Fi, no wlan0 device on iwconfig

I bought Lenovo Ideapad 500S-14ISK and installed Debian 8. It's a fresh install, and no other OS is on this computer. I am having difficulties on connecting to Wi-Fi and days of googling to hunt any ...
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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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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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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 ...