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 do I search Debian packages by description?

I wanted to find packages related to transmission, a BitTorrent client but couldn't find how to search package descriptions. Why do this? In certain cases, package names are not obvious; for ...
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Why can't change my destktop from mate into others?

I have installed many desktop environments on my debian8.1 such as cinnamon, mate, lxde, xfce. I found that I can't select the desktop as I like ,whichever I choose, the desktop is always mate when ...
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after extension of partition grub says unknown file system

I have a vServer with Debian Wheezy running, yesterday I wanted to extend the partition but after the reboot grub2 says error: unknow filesystem. Entergin rescue mode... grub rescue> Here I am in ...
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Rolling Grub2 back to Grub on Debian Jessie (8)

I'm trying to run 'grub-install /dev/sda', it stays stuck on 'Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub' after leaving it for an hour, nothing happens. I have tried removing all ...
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What's the `name` argument to `sh` for/do?

Taken from FreeBSD's man page on sh (because its the most convenient online, target platform is Debian if it matters): SH(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual SH(1) NAME sh -- ...
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where are located haskell-platform-doc documentation?

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I have done: sudo apt-get install haskell-platform-doc But I cannot find the corresponding documentation files. Where could I find them ? Or is there a command to launch so as ...
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Update Wheezy to Jessie on a dual boot (with win7)

I run a dual boot laptop with Debian Wheezy and Windows 7. I would like to upgrade Debian to Jessie. I am however a bit worried as grub - which let's me choose which OS to boot on startup - is replace ...
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Set default pdf reader

When I install shutter to take screenshots, imagemagick sets itself as default PDF-reader and I am unable to change it. I would like to have evince as default PDF-reader. I have tried right click ...
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Prevent debian from hindering boot if a software-raid problem exists

I have a computer that I rarely have physical access to. All my access to that computer is done using SSH. On that computer, there's a software RAID5 using MDADM. This array contains data in one ...
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How Can I Improve the Font Rendering In Firefox

my font rendering in Firefox looks terrible on pages such as facebook.com and twitter.com (see picture). I'm running Debian 8 and fiddling with hardware acceleration doesn't seem to work, how can I ...
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How to start Debian without installation from USB

I want to build a Linux/Debian live USB Stick, to modify my partition tabel. I read that modifiing the partition table shouldn't be done while Linux is running on the hard drive. Because of that the ...
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isolinux.bin is missing

I want to build a debian live CD and live USB image. It seems as if I need the following file: isolinux.bin I use following tutorial: ...
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Installing Eclipse on BeableBone Black

I'm using a beaglebone black board running "Linux beaglebone 3.8.13-bone47", which is a Debian distribution. I using "tightvncserver" on BBB and realVNC on windows, to have view a remote desktop of ...
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Error building nodejs from source on Debian

I keep getting the same error when running make on nodejs source code. I've looked and some common problems seem to be lack of a c compilier or install g++. I have these and have double checked. Here ...
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Debian 8 UEFI support

I am trying to install Debian Jessie on my new laptop. I downloaded the amd64 Live CD, but the UEFI doesn't recognize my Debian DVD ROM. I disabled the secure UEFI option, but it didn't work, UEFI ...
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Linux macvlan add MAC to VLAN

Is there any way Linux behave as a switch Layer 2? I have the idea of making the MAC will automatically be ditched a client to a particular VLAN. Likewise the switches are working. Examples. ...
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Giving a user access to the webcam

I have a user that I use to run untrusted programs (more specifically, Skype). I would like to give that user access to the webcam. I am using Debian, where the standard way to do this is to put ...
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Debian Sid / GCC5 transition : is running apt-get upgrade safe ?

I know apt-get dist-upgrade is expected to break things during the GCC5 transition, but is apt-get upgrade safe to execute ?
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How to search from a list of remote file

I've a file which contains a list of remote files: /trunk/a.java /trunk/b.java /tags/v1/a.java I need to search a string into these files' contains. But they're remote file so I need to prefix them ...
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Server not booting after Debian 8 upgrade

I recently upgraded my server to Debian 8 and the system will no longer fully boot. The server is hosted at OVH so obviously I am getting no help form them as the service is unmanaged, all they sent ...
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Backup debian folder to qnap nas with rsync repeatly every day

Sorry for this dummy question, but I really stuck here. I have debian web server, which have a backup with usb hdd. I would like to get that backup and send it to my NAS. My NAS is QNAP model TS-231, ...
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How reliable/portable are Nix built-ins/commands (echo, ps, sort, uniq) from Debian to other distros

I've coded a script and am wondering about it's reliability / portability. #!/bin/bash threadsPlease() { ps -mo lwp,c -p $1 | sort -gk 2 | uniq -f 1 } THREAD_LINE=$( threadsPlease $1 | grep -v - ...
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Failed to disable shorcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

I used: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "[]" to disable Alt+Tab and to disable Alt+F4 respectively. In ...
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Linux debian based new distro development [on hold]

I try to make debian based distro but confused because the size of debian is already 12 gb then how can i make it small ( i.e lesss than 2 gb ). If possible plz tell me steps what further i should ...
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Using USB intermet through android phone rename dev name

I had a issue every time I connect my phone and enable Internet USB, the assosiated interfaces name changes like enx$(random mac). There's a way to set the name like ppp0 vía udev? I tried vía vendor ...
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multiple systemd-fcsk message on Debian 8.1 boot

Suddenly, when booting my computer, I see several messages like this: [ 16.123575] systemd-fsck[337]: , 408::f6/00, 306::c6/00, 408::f6/00, ... and in the end: Not automatically fixing this ...
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Debian Linux Shell has no colors and desktop files/folders gone GNOME

Hello I have installed some packages to fix sound mute, but instead, after restart I saw no icons on desktop except 'Computer'. I have opened shell and wanted to do apt-get update but saw that the ...
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Execute Perl commands from a specific IP?

I have a Debian Jessie 8 server with three unique IPv4 IPs. I connect to the server from Windows 7 via Putty. I can open three Putty windows using each of the three IPs. I am trying to execute a Perl ...
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Umount network drives with systemd before shutdown

My shutdown takes quite a long time (I'm on Debian 8.1) and I found out that it can be fixed by unmounting the network drive before shutting down the system. Apparently the network gets disconnected ...
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Installing Debian Jessie on a fake RAID, stuck at step 10

I am trying to install Debian Jessie on a server machine Dell PowerEdge T20 (PN: Spec1-T20-009), which has 2x 1TB HDDs plugged as a RAID 1 from the factory. The BIOS is set fine, i.e. there is a RAID ...
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Is there a file search engine with a webserver?

I connected a huge USB HD to my linux server. I installed samba and the files can now be accessed over network. I can search for files over network but the samba search is slow. Do you know of any ...
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How to install `service` command in a Stable Debian?

In ubuntu we do simple: service MyService restart service MyService stop ... So, the service command is good and simple. I need this simplicity: how to install service command on Debian? PS: this ...
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Debian ssh Cannot Resolve Hostname on DHCP Server

I used to connect to my raspberry pi via ssh using the hostname of the pi and vice versa. Now that doesn't work. I can connect by using the ip address, but that changes daily and it is annoying to ...
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How to install cctrlapp on debian?

I try to install the cctrl command line client on a debian 8 machine. Following the install instructions, I installed python, pip and then (via pip) cctrl apt-get install python apt-get install ...
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Use default gateway as ntp server

I have a lot of servers running debian and they all must synchronize clock to NTP server running on their respective default gateway. Since there is many servers on many different network segments, I ...
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Debian Jessie - Terminal not resizing for non-admin user

I've deployed a Debian 8 instance on ec2 using the "official" AMI listed for my region on the debian site. I logged into the default admin account and created another user before logging in as them. ...
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Network testing (e.g. iperf) using only one server

I would like to test my network performance using iperf on a single Unix host. As far as I can tell, a solution would be to make server able to distinguish traffic on the two networks without ...
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internal and extern ip adress when installing softwares etc [closed]

I rent a Linux Debian server. I have problems with installing software on it. When I install centovacast, I have no problem, but when I create a radiostation into centova for a client, it gives them ...
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[Linux Debian 8]: Driver Installation asks me to insert a disc

So I recently installed Debian 8 and am currently trying to get the software configured with my NVIDIA video card. The official Debian page instructed me to do this: Add deb ...
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Choosing proper Debian installer

I have a server with Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5300 Sequence. I would like to install the latest stable release of Debian on it. But I'm very confused by the number of installers available for ...
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How to configure synaptic in Debian Stable, Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

I am using Stable Debian (8.1 - jessie), installed from Live (debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso)... Now, starting to install all other things, nothing is possible (!)... apt-get and Synaptic ...
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Fluxbox: Wallpaper settings in fluxbox will always reset

I just installed a fresh new debian and after that I installed fluxbox. I logged in with my normal user and start fluxbox with startx. Ive got now a simple wallpaper with the debian-logo. When using ...
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Hamachi login failed on Debian Wheezy

I am trying to use Hamachi on Debian (Wheezy 7.8) with an ARM architecture. Whenever I try to login, it fails: # hamachi login Logging in ..... failed I tried this command on another Ubuntu machine ...
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How to best track adventures of a novice administrator

I have this user that has limited sudo privileges, yet he manages to screw up from time to time. I would like to keep an eye on his adventures, so that I can reverse any damage with less digging. ...
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postfix - unknown group: vmail

I have a VPS running Debian 8 in which I used this tutorial to set up. It is running dovecot and postfix. Recently I have started receiving errors every few minutes in my mail.err log file which look ...
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Is it safe to delete all swap partitions?

More explicitly: If it safe to shutdown a system, boot from a live cd, delete all disk swap partitions, and boot the system? This is in follow up to How to safely turn off swap permanently? (on ...
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Scripts in rc.local (start at boot), doesnot start

In my Debian /etc/rc.local, I've put 2 scripts (one for Wifi AP, the other for VPN client-connection): sh /bootscripts/vpn.sh & sh /bootscripts/wifiap.sh & #test: date >> ...
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Flashing screen and blinking underscore at boot

After an aptitude safe-upgrade my laptop doesn't boot any more. I recorded this video of the boot process. I have access to tty1, and from there I can run startx which works without a problem. Here ...
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Debian Jessie, copy file on NFS share (autofs) at shutdown

I'm on Jessie 8.1 so I use systemd to launch a service at shutdown. My service uses a script to copy a file on a NFS share (mounted by autofs). It doesn't work, I know the script can copy a file on ...
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Printing in Debian Jessie Without avahi

I'm looking for a way to print to a networked HP LaserJet 600 M602 in Debian Jessie and I can't seem to find a solution that does not pull in avahi as a dependency. I don't want avahi because it ...