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debian testing hangs on wakeup from s2disk / s2ram

My machine (ThinkPad x230) hangs on wake up from s2disk or s2ram after a recent aptitude safe-upgrade. I am on testing. Not sure where to go from here. Searching on Google produces many old results.
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how to disable access time settings in Debian linux

Performance Best Practices for MongoDB implies that: Most file systems will maintain metadata for the last time a file was accessed. While this may be useful for some applications, in a ...
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Detect when sdcard removed

I'm working with a small Arm board (Emtrion) running Debian Linux. Emtrion has provided an sdcard image that can update the boards flash. I would like to extend the simple update script, so that when ...
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After switching to Devuan, how do I remove systemd?

So, I've also switched from Debian to the Devuan pseudo-fork. But - this doesn't get rid of systemd... I've followed the instructions here, and did: # apt-get install sysvinit-core sysvinit ...
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Configure debian ddclient with dyndns noip.com

I'm having trouble to configure debian jessie as noip.com updater. My config looks like this: # Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf # # /etc/ddclient.conf use=web ...
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Automounting of USB pendrives on Debian 8 XFCE desktop not working

The icons appear on the desktop but I still have to mount them. I must be missing something, mustn't I?
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How to get /dev/ttyUSB* to show up?

I've been using FTDI usb serial cables on OSX with really no thought for years. Now, I'm trying to get the same cables working on Linux (Linux Mint, Debian Edition 2). What I understand so far is... ...
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CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK is not set

I am trying to setup iptables on udoo quad but I hit a brick wall and cannot find a fix anywhere: root@udoo:/# uname -a Linux udoo 3.0.35 #10 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jul 30 18:16:10 CEST 2014 armv7l ...
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Drivers for Marvell 88SE9230 SATA controller on Linux

I have just purchased a SuperMicro X10SBA, where i intend to use the onboard Marvell 88SE923 SATA controller for RAID1. Unfortunately SuperMicro has written that RAID is only compatible on Windows ...
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how to completely blank video output on boot (no kernel logging, grub output, etc.)

So, this is an inversion of the classic question: "Why is my terminal blank on boot?" -- How do I make my terminal blank on boot? I'm creating a Debian Wheezy system with GRUB as the boot loader that ...
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Mysterious “unable to resolve host” in dead.letter

In the ~ directory of the root user on my debian wheezy server regularly appears file named dead.letter with (currently) the following content: orion : Jul 25 10:17:31 : root : unable to resolve host ...
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Two or more threads on single core [on hold]

What are the advantages of using threads on single core, does that makes sense to use multithreading on single core?
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Is there an easy foolproof way to translate commands from Ubuntu to Debian, and vice-versa?

If I want to work between Ubuntu and Debian or switch to one or the other, would there be a good way to know what commands will work on both? I have set up Debian with sudo (i.e. by not choosing a ...
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Install Lisp Interpreter in Debian Jessie

I convinced myself to learn Lisp. I'd like to know of a way to install a Lisp Interpreter on Debian(Jessie). I was reading about clisp but is not in the repositories of Debian.
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External port forwarding stop working when VPN is activated

I've a problem with my local Debian server. I use a port forward to allow access from outside my lan to my server. It's works very well but when I activate my VPN (OpenVPN) on my server, the port ...
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iptables do not work, very slow to process on Debian 8

I never had issues with Debian 7 using iptables. However, with Debian 8, I cannot get iptables to work at all. Simple script like this takes several minutes to load and can't access my portal page. ...
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Run a command when logging in with xmonad

I have a simple script that I want to run every time x starts up. #! /bin/sh /home/kevin/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd & I have run chmod 755 on it, so it's fully executable. And it just will. not. ...
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PPTP IPs different than LAN ips

in /etv/pptpd.config I have: localip 1.0.0.1 remoteip 10.0.0.100-200 my server real IP is 192.168.1.40 (my LAN is 192.168.1.0) is it OK to do it? how I can route it so the clients with ...
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USB stick dosn't have a device file

I have a generic USB storage stick form Kingston which gets recognised as a USB device from Kingston. root@banana:~# lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0951:1665 Kingston Technology Bus 001 Device 001: ID ...
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Screen is shaking/wobbling in Debian 8.1

Just installed Debian 8.1 on my Lenovo Y70 laptop, besides other driver problems, one of the problems i cant get rid of is this shaking/wobbling screen. Tried to install intel drivers and xorg but ...
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Gnome fails to start in Debian Wheezy

I've installed Debian Wheezy. After a while (working properly without any problem), I see some problems while working in gnome. Some functions don't work properly, for example desktop icons are not ...
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How to install Cuda Toolkil 7.0 on Debian 8 (Jessie)? Ubuntu installers did not work

How to install Cuda Toolkit 7.0 on Debian 8? I know that Debian 8 comes with the option to download and install Cuda Toolkit 6.0 using apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit, but how do you do this for ...
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Binding /usr/udev in Debian chroot [on hold]

I was trying to solve the problem mentioned here: Running (X) Xfce4 in Debian chroot The solution he mentioned was to "bind /usr/udev". As far as I see, it is suggested that binding host's /usr/udev ...
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apt-get: changing status of packages in bulk to not automatically installed

I am currently running Debian Jessie with the Xfce DE. I recently decided to replace the Xfce window manager with i3. Running sudo apt-get remove xfcwm unfortunately caused a lot of very necessary ...
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Conflict between libtwolame0 and libtwolame0:i386

I am trying to install Skype on Debian Stretch (testing) amd64 (skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb), which depends on libasound2-plugins:i386 which itself transitively depends on libtwolame0:i386. ...
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Using `nohup` to Import MySQL Dump on Debian Server

I am trying to import a mysqldump file into my mysql database, but my (putty) connection to the server keeps timing out halfway through. I tried to use nohup . . . . & but this doesn't appear to ...
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Debian upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie fails on Amazon EC2

I have searched and read other debian upgrade threads, but my situation doesn't seem to match that described in the other questions on this topic. I have a t2.micro instance of debian running on ...
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To get Stable Keyboard Configs for 90 WPM and Dvorak in Debian?

I am trying to set stable keyboard configurations for the user with 90 WPM of correct words per minute and the keyboard layout Dvorak. The cursor location is behaving unstably for instance in editors ...
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initramfs-tools syntax errors with Heirloom sh

My current system is: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (jessie) Release: 8.1 Codename: jessie with kernel: $ uname -a ...
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Disabling ssh password authentication does not work on my debian VPS

I have a Debian 7 VPS setup. I just enabled SSH Key authentication and disabled password authentication but the disabling did not work. When I attempt to SSH into my VPS, it prompts me for my SSH Key ...
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another problem “oops 500 cannot change directory” vsftpd server

i have same problem as follows What are the settings to correct vsftpd "500 OOPS: cannot change directory" error? but setsebool commands are not recognized in my OS, Im running debian 7 ...
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Debian instance has two Kernels after installing Intel PCIe SSD drivers - one with Black screen

I am using Debian 8 and after installing Intel PCIe ssd drivers I noticed that the are two kernels. The kernel which has the Intel drivers installed does not display the desktop, only a black screen. ...
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Audio on BeagleBone Black

I'm having troubles when try to play .wav file on BBB, play command: aplay -hw:0,0 filename.wav and getting this error pcm_write:1710: write error: Input/output error Does anyone have ...
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Where to download the debian hitorical version such as debian-7.8 or debian6?

In almost every debian image mirror site , historical debian version do not put on the mirror site, only current version will be put on the mirror site. Where to download the debian hitorical version ...
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Debian upgrade causes many complications - best upgrading practices?

I upgraded my Debian Jessie KDE system last night by running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and apt-get autoremove. Immediately after it began to malfunction so I checked ...
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Can I specify a command line recipient using bsd-mailx and Debian 8?

I usually configure exim4 and bsd-mailx to send mail, via GMail or Google Apps, on my Debian machines. I use a very simple mail sent by smarthost; no local mail Exim configuration. I've always ...
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Set up interfaces file on Debian for Lan

A friend set up my Raspberry Pi so that it creates its own wireless network and I can connect to it through SSH over the air. The /etc/network/interfaces file looks like this: auto lo iface lo inet ...
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Turn off network on Raspbian

I'm trying to set up cron to turn off networking on my Raspberry Pi during the night (from 23:00 to 8:00). The problem is that none of this commands do the job: $ sudo service networking stop $ sudo ...
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Setting default udisk2 NTFS option for removable drive

I am running debian/jessie amd64, and I would like to change the default options for ntfs-3g. Namely I'd like to state that any removable device for which filesystem is NTFS, should be mounted with ...
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Debian Jessie (server without X) extreme slowdowns

I changed my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie a few weeks ago, with a new installation instead of an upgrade. I now have a huge problem with random slowdowns which affect the whole system. The system ...
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Installing Debian on Embedded system with serial console or network console (PCH)

I have an embedded system based on the Intel-Atom with PCH which we are busy developing. In the embedded environment I have: A Serial console through the PCH which means this doesn't work with the ...
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State of ucblogo package in debian / raspbian

My son and I are playing around with LOGO programming on a Raspberry Pi (in Raspbian). We ran into a problem with the current package (v 5.5) not properly interpreting arrow key input: ...
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sudo: setreuid(ROOT_UID, user_uid): Operation not permitted

I get this in my debian wheezy. I do not know what to do. I get it with every sudo command. Su password fails every time. I have seen people suggesting running service ncsd stop and then start it but ...
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apt-get upgrade stalls

I had an issue with list.sources file. Now that's resolved and I'm wondering how can I make sure that it's safe to apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade the system? s2:/var# aptitude upgrade Resolving ...
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Debian: Move the trash folder for all users to another volume

I need to have all deleted files for all users go into a folder on another drive. Is this possible? If so, what are the commands to permanently move the trash folder(s)? The operating system is ...
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defining firewalld permissions without SELinux in Debian

I don't find an explanation regarding the permission system of firewalld in Debian without SELinux. I have multiple users. How do I grant one user admin permissions to firewalld while denying these to ...
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clear apt-get list

I am building an image for an embedded Linux based on Debian. I did use apt-get update before on the device that I want to use as a base for that image, so the lists under /var/lib/apt/lists are quite ...
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udev+udisks2: udisksctl gives 'Error looking up object for device'

In Debian Wheezy I had a special rule for my ntfs usb hdd. When it is inserted it is mounted in /media under a specific sub-folder. ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ...
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if I upgrade from Debian Wheezy (7.x) to Jessie (8.x), will systemd run by default?

I am wary of systemd for various reasons which are irrelevant to this question. Now, I'm about to upgrade my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie. Will systemd be used by default after an apt-get ...
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debian wifi setup for failover

I do have a small pc(router_office) that runs debian wheezy (7) and it gets internet from wlan0 and acts as router for eth0 (NAT). Everything works fine. My setup is pretty simple in ...