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Debian Wheezy live - gparted, dmsg, fdisk etc. do not detect local hard drive but it is shown during installation

Yesterday I finished backing up my data and it was time to wipe that HDD of mine for good and freshly install Debian Wheezy stable with Xfce as a WM. I've booted into a live session to see if things ...
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mysql fail to start bash_completion errors

So after upgrading my debian system, mysql does not start anymore with command "service mysql start". I get: Job for mysql.service failed. See 'systemctl status mysql.service' and 'journalctl -xn' ...
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Select drive partition table in preseed file automated Debian install

I am using a preseed file for my Debian installs. I am using 1TB drives, and I would like to use MS-DOS partition tables. It is defaulting to GPT. Is there a way to choose which type of table to ...
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See the tracker url in deluge-console?

I'm currently using deluged (with deluge-console) on my server. I'd like to see the tracker it is using in the information of a torrent. How do I accomplish this? I already tried using info -v but ...
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raspberry pi pulseaudio server connection failure

I purchased a raspberry pi model b , after installing image, the first thing I do is I installed vlc and copy a mp4 video in raspberry pi. Now from command prompt I tried to run my video using vlc. ...
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How to make a portable Linux app?

I'd like to make a "portable" version of Emacs 24.3. I am using some Debian 7 systems, where I don't have root access. Since Debian 7 is missing Emacs 24, I'd like to build a portable version of it, ...
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“make test” failed while compiling Python

I compiled Python 3.4.1 on an emulated Debian 7 ARM system. make test failed on test_multiprocessing_fork: FAIL: test_semaphore_tracker (test.test_multiprocessing_fork.TestSemaphoreTracker) ...
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Creating a debian package that depends on libcudart.so.6.0 from cuda-core-libs-6-0

I try to create a Debian package for a program that depends on libcudart.so.6.0. The debuild script aborts with: dpkg-shlibdeps: Fehler: Bibliothek libcudart.so.6.0 konnte nicht gefunden werden, ...
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How do I run as a limited user while logged in as Root, and another question

Is there a way to, on linux, do: run as limited user when logged in as root? (like sudo but vice versa, so instead of GRANTING rights, it limits them, i.e., for use with "bundle install" for missing ...
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What do you do when you try to sudo and root's PATH has gone kerblooey?

I've got a feeling something bad just happened to this machine. faheem@bulldog:/usr/local/src/mercurial$ sudo dpkg -i mercurial_3.0-1_amd64.deb mercurial-common_3.0-1_all.deb dpkg: warning: ...
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Guake transparency Debian

When I open guake in Debian Weezy using lxde its transparency does not work. I'm shown the desktop instead of the window I had been looking at. Is there a fix for this?
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I recently cloned my drive, while booting I have to wait at this screen which has a number of error messages

Once booted the computer works fine (debian 7 sid), no other issues. I just have to wait at this screen for around 3 minutes, unfortunate since I have an SSD. Are these error messages causing the ...
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How do you patch a kernel? [duplicate]

I got diff text from lkml how do I patch it into a kernel source? I am very new to compiling kernels, and I couldn't find decent sources online I am using debian if it is relevant
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Install Debian on ONE partition

My plan was to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian. Currently I have Windows installed. My disk can only have 4 partitions. One is system reserved. I want to give both OS their own 64GB partitions, and ...
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installing grub and a working kernel over an old and broken debian system

I have an old debian system, which I always have been able to upgrade over the years. I had installed an old kernel, compiled by me from sources. After my last dist-upgrade (using testing ...
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Why is my /etc/apt/sources.list set to squeeze when I have debian wheezy?

I have set up a few new debian boxes which were installed with debian wheezy (7.1). I set them up and upgraded to the current stable release: $ cat /etc/debian_version 7.6 If I look at my ...
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Making proxies on Debian

Hi guys I am trying to create SOCKS Proxies on my VPS and currently am not getting too far so any help is well appreciated. Here's a few details on my VPS: It is running Debian linux, has 512mb ram ...
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bash script not being run by cron [duplicate]

I have a very simple bash script that runs flawlessly when I do ./removeOldBackup.sh or sh /home/myusername/backup/removeOldBackup.sh but when I add it to crontab like * * * * * sh ...
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How to view files hidden by a mount on Debian 6

I have been trying for a while to view files, hidden by a mount on my device sporting Debian 6, to no avail, and being new to Linux, I am compelled to ask the question: How do you view files hidden by ...
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How to find Debian packages that would free up the most space

Say I have a Debian machine where I would like to free up space on '/' by removing useless packages. To find good candidates of packages to review, I would like to focus my attention on the largest ...
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Chromium doesn't display Flash in Debian Wheezy

Since Google phased out the NPAPI, it cannot use flashplugin-nonfree. I understand it needs to use pepperflashplugin-nonfree, but it's not available in the repos. Is it because of my ...
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The difference between a binary and a source package in Ubuntu/Debian?

The information below seems misleading. I am confused with the example they give that if you lose dpkg (the program that lets you handle .deb files) you can use the other commands ar, tar, and gzip ...
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Where sysv-rc-conf gets information about daemons?

Recently I deleted an init-script of my program both from filesystem and with update-rc.d: update-rc.d foobar remove But sysv-rc-conf still lists it, though I can't see links in /etc/rc* ...
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How can I remove a bunch of ancient packages on debian?

I'm running sid, and in the course of trying to cross-grade my system from i386 to amd64 I came across some ancient packages that I couldn't remove. Some background: I've had this system since ...
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Debian VLAN (8021q) Configuration doesn't work

I try to setup VLANs on a virtual Debian machine. It's connected to an Cisco 2960 Switch. The Switch has 3 VLANs (1,100,200) which're allowed the pass the trunk. The Switch Configurations was tested ...
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How to prevent prompt that ask to restart services when installing libpq-dev

I want to install libpq-dev on my Vagrant machine. I install it with $ apt-get install -y libpq-dev During installation a prompt appears which asks if it's allowed to restart some services ...
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Disable CPU scaling with U 1404

I know there are a lot of things about this topic but I couldn't find anything not older than 4 years. As the stuff develops so fast I hope it is fine to ask again a few years later. What is ...
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Bluetooth Device not working debian wheezy

i just installed debian wheezy on msi cx640dx. my bluetooth device not working. here is some information. Kernel version: $uname -r 3.2.0-4-amd64 when i use hcitool dev it don't show any device. ...
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Autostart a GUI application in Debian as root

I would like to know which is the most correct way to make my Debian automatically start up a graphical application once the desktop has been loaded. The app must be started as root.
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How do I add and cancel print jobs in debian wheezy?

So I have a Canon MP150 printer running in debian wheezy, which I've added using the CUPS print manager (going to http://localhost:631/jobs/). I tried to print with not enough paper in the printer and ...
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Creating multiple proxies on a single VPS

I am trying to create SOCKS Proxies on my Debian Linux VPS. I was just wondering what is the best way to go about doing this? I have tried things like Dante and it doesn't support multiple Proxies.
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Disabling hibernation in debian testing (lxde)

I have a dell inspiron 6000 laptop running debian testing lxde. I can't figure out how to disable hibernation once the lid is closed. Do I modify the systmd files or the lib/systemd/systemd-sleep ...
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Debian, Windows domain and shared folder

I have linked many Debian PCs to a Windows domain. The logon process works well. Every users has a personal folder on the Windows server (and they can access these folders through their personal ...
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Running Debian on UEFI (MacBook Pro) [closed]

This question is more about UEFI's implication on security and anonymity than a guide to running Debian on a MacBook. Given UEFI's added access and privileges is it safe to assume that certain groups ...
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Debian CLI torrent program through VPN

Has anyone successfully set up a CLI-only (no web UI's!) torrent client that can tunnel all of its traffic through a VPN? (Either by sending all traffic through a particular interface or a SOCKS ...
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Is there a Microsoft Publisher equivalent for LMDE?

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and I need a program like Microsoft Publisher that I can make fliers and pamphlets with. Is there a program like that available? Is it free?
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Debian installer - customize busybox and live system/environment

I'm trying to reinstall Debian on a netbook and do it without sloppy tricks so that I can repeat the process if necessary. Specifically, I'm trying to customize the installer to include the wifi ...
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Debian thinks my file system is encoded as ISO-8859-1

This may not be the appropriate site for this question, because it's more a complaint than a question, but here goes. Today I updated my computer from Mint 15 to Debian 7.6. And after I'd done that, ...
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Unable to build id3lib on Crunchbang

I'm trying to install id3lib in my new Crunchbang distro. So, I downloaded the tar.gz file and executed configure command which ran good. And when I run make I'm getting the following error: make[2]: ...
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Creating multiple socks proxy through SSH [closed]

I have been trying to set up multiple SOCKS proxies through SSH. So far I have managed to created the proxies, but I am having so issues which I need to resolve soon. When I create a proxy using one ...
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groupadd failure while writing changes to /etc/group

I have been following this guide on installing debian-kit on my Sony Xperia Tablet Z and the installation goes fine until I try to apt-get install andromize which fails with the error groupadd: ...
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Set Sound Settings to 152% on Boot (LMDE)

I have installed Linux Mint Debian Edition and everything is working correctly, except that 100% sound setting is not ideal on my speakers, so I see that I can increase it to 152% from my sound ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-510 for Debian 7?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-510. But I can't install it on my Debian 7 32 bits. And I want to use in a runlevel 3. How can I use this D-link? Thanks!
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Where did nvidia-driver go?

As far as I'm aware, all nvidia driver installation instructions in Debian Jessie are the same as the Debian Wheezy's and involve the instalation of nvidia-kernel-dkms and nvidia-driver packages. The ...
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After update, Synaptics touchpad gives lethargic pointer

My laptop is running KDE on a Debian a testing/unstable mix. I recently did an upgrade, which pulled in a new xorg version (xserver-xorg-core:amd64 2:1.15.1-1 → 2:1.15.99.904-1), including all the ...
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Debian doesn't start in graphical mode (kde or gnome) after installed Apacahe

Debian doesn't start in graphic mode (kde or gnome) after installed Apacahe. TTY7 shows nothing. Thus, system starts in text mode (tty1).
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Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) [closed]

When I try to start MySQL it says "failed!", so I try using mysqladmin ping and get the following: mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server ...
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Updating openssl on debian squeeze

Can I replace my openssl 0.9.8o-4squeeze16 package with http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openssl/openssl_1.0.1h-3_amd64.deb without any problems/concers? I did a apt-get update but I did ...
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How to add another domain (SOA) to my bind9 installation when domain has not been delegated yet. What are the delegation steps?

I have a bind9 installation on my Debian Wheezy install. On this install I have a DNS-server which acts as the SOA for a domain, example1.com. My name server is also on the same domain, example1.com ...
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Fix dependencies without updating package?

I updated my Debian installation at home and it updated chromium to the (IMO) awfull 35.0 version. I removed it by using apt-get remove chromium and apt-get autoremove. I went here and grabbed the ...