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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Lot of dependencies while uninstalling libimobiledevice2 library

I want to remove package libimobiledevice2 and install package libimobiledevice5. Unfortunately there is a problem: libimobiledevice2 has many odd dependencies. When I type: apt-get remove ...
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Installing Debian 7 (Wheezy) on VMWare Fusion

I'm trying to install Debian 7 x64 on to VMWare Fusion Professional 7.0.1 (on Mac OS X 10.10.1): I downloaded debian-7.7.0-ia64-netinst.iso and tried to start a VM with it and got the following: ...
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Switch from Debian Jessie to LMDE

I don't like what GNOME applications, such as Gedit, came to be and how they look now in Debian Testing. These colorless and borderless windows with unfamiliar layout are totally unusable for me. I ...
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Debian Jessie updates

I've installed Jessie about 2 months ago (from a fresh download from Testing), and I never see package updates notifications. And I am never asked to download anything. Is there something I have to ...
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Xserver is working but not actually drawing on the screen

I'm currently going through configuration hell with my xserver. I'm using nvidia's proprietary drivers and I believe I have everything set up properly: The Nouveau open source driver is blacklisted, ...
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How to return Uptime of successful OpenVPN connection

I'm trying to figure out how to return the UP Time of a successful OpenVPN connection. I've tried different variants of the following code: #!/bin/bash TMP=$(grep 'tun0: link up' /var/log/syslog* | ...
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Debian Dual Boot. Wheezy, and Jessy

Is there a way I could have a Dual Boot OS with the same OS? I want Debian, but I want Jessie, and Wheezy. Are they the same OS or are they different?
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MariaDB installation is showing random letters

So I want to setup MariaDB with nginx and I have in the past but for some reason on my debian 7 machine the MariaDB is all glitched out and shows random letters. Any idea why? Thanks ...
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Issues executing program

Ultimately I'm trying to get a program to run at start up and work correctly. I have been successful in getting it to show up in running processes after a reboot, but it doesn't seem like it is ...
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USB to VGA on Linux

I've been offered a Macbook Pro mid-2012. Although it wouldn't have been my first choice it's still a great piece of hardware, only problem for me is that it only has a single Thunderbolt port ...
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configure second monitor

I have a new Debian machine and I'm trying to attach a second monitor to it. When I plug it in in my HDMI port, the second monitor duplicates the firts monitor, while I wuold like to extend it. My ...
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Edited /etc/cron.d/anacron, changes are immediately in effect?

After editing /etc/cron.d/anacron and saving the file, are the changes immediately acknowledged by cron? Or do I need to run a command to tell cron to reload /etc/cron.d/anacron?
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Bypassing the security message in Debian 7 when creating a bash script? [duplicate]

I've created a bash script which involves the installation / update of wget. As a result there is also a message from Debian showing the following: wget (1.13.4-3+deb7u2) stable-security; ...
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How do I install Steam on Debian [on hold]

I have tons of games I want to play, that I know are Linux compatible, but I have no idea how to get Steam to work. I have tried the installer from Steams web site and I could not get it to run. I ...
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How to disable my touch screen

My screen is cracked, and the touchscreen makes the courser spasm every once and a while. Is there any way i can fully disable it? As requested: Module Size Used by ctr ...
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Command line commands that every one needs to know! [on hold]

Well I'm new to Linux, and I have really never used a Command line before... So I have no idea of its potential. I know some of the basic commands like: apt-get xrandr aptitude clear startx ls cd ...
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How can I auto-mount my MicroSD?

I'm rather new to Linux, I'll be up front about that, but I've sort of run face first into a wall on this one. I've just set up Samba on the server so that I can access my MicroSD card over the ...
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How do I install sfx files in Debian [duplicate]

I want to install a virtual machine, and i need to install a SFX file. I know the command for Ubuntu is chmod +x filename.sfx But I don't know the command for Debian. Does any one know? Please ignore ...
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Use Broadway on debian 7 server, how to install?

I search on the web, but I could not found anwser (except for Ubuntu with PPA, but it seems to be buggy with debian, or I can't use it). How can I install broadwayd on my Debian 7 server ?
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How to implement policy conform systemd custom actions on Debian?

What do I mean by custom actions? Here are some examples. sudo service apache2 stop-htcacheclean sudo service apache2 graceful-stop sudo service apache2 start-htcacheclean sudo service apparmor ...
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Debian Wheezy, issue connecting multiple monitors

I just recently migrated to Wheezy from Arch, everything has gone very well except I can't seem to get multiple monitors to work. Here is my setup: machine: Dell Latitude E6540 laptop graphics: ...
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xdg-open doesn't handle percent encoded “file:///” urls

I noticed that xdg-open doesn't handle percent encoded urls. For example, these lines will succeed (provided the files exist): xdg-open "/home/sashoalm/Has Spaces.txt" xdg-open ...
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The background resets every time the system restarts

Every time I change my wallpaper on my dual screens, and I log off, the wallpapers revert to their original state when I log in. Is there a reason why this happens, or is it just what goes on in the ...
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Problems with Debian Wheezy installation

I recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.6 in my laptop which has 4GB nVidia graphics card. By default, on login it boots into gnome classic mode and reports "gnome 3 failed to load". Also, sometimes the ...
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MySQL (MariaDB) too many connections that don't close?

I have recently acquired my first VPS to run a mysql server for my minecraft server, I have setup MariaDB, it's using the default settings at present. I tested it last night with one plugin ...
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Xfce: How to specify row size in Alt+Tab window?

Alt+Tab window shows a list of open applications. Problem is it can put even 24 icons in a single row which makes navigation hard. Is there a setting to specify e.g. 5 icons per row?
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What are some of the things ROOT can do that could possibly destroy the computer [on hold]

I eventually plan on diving into software manipulation, and i want to avoid any and all things that as ROOT could destroy my system. I know tinkering with the file-system are dangerous to mess around ...
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Is there an easy way to clean up useless files? [duplicate]

Is there a command or an application i can download or run that would clean up and uninstall useless and unused files? I just want to free up some space on my machine, and that is my main goal.
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sh script cannot run process

I have fairly simple sh script that checks if process is running, if not then start it. My problem is that sh script cant start the program for some reason... Here's my script: #!/bin/sh if ps x ...
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How to install Debian onto a flashdrive

I actually want my 4GB flash-drive to be the OS and for it to be transfer in-between any machine. I have tried to follow Debian's website, and I couldn't figure it out. I had my friend make my ...
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problem with nvidia driver [on hold]

I am trying to configure a double monitor on my new laptop, whithout any fortune up to now. I tried to install nvidia-settings and nvidia-xconfig packages, but there seems to be an issue with my ...
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Problem with locale: “Setting locale failed.”

I have a problem with locale and I can't found any solution that work ! Every tutorial are similar like this: http://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Perl_warning_Setting_locale_failed_in_Debian So, ...
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curl: (35) error:14077438:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert internal error

I am using curl 7.26.0-1+wheezy11 on Debian Wheezy, and whenever I try to access the URL https://www.basebit.com.br, it fails with the message: $ curl https://www.basebit.com.br curl: (35) ...
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Update notification upon login

How do I configure Debian Wheezy to show available updates upon login on a virtual console? When I used Ubuntu it was setup by default.
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How to remove specific keys from a wordlist?

I have generated a wordlist of keys starting from 03000000000 and ends at 03999999999 through crunch. So what I want is to delete a specific number of keys from it, for example, I want to delete keys ...
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proftpd conf on debian

Iam new to linux / debian Im trying to configure an ftp server in debian using proftpd. I installed the package A user is created when it is installed I put a password to this user and it is working ...
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My Wifi wont work on my Debian laptop

Some Questions from someone new to Debian: I have tried to install some wifi detecting programs,but i don't think the driver is installed... How do i find and install the driver? I have tried to ...
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Debian Squeeze character encoding issue

I'm running Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze). Normally, to get the euro symbol, I would type altgr-$ and this works fine on Ubuntu but with Squeeze when I hit those keys the cursor jumps back to the beginning ...
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Cron reports error in php5-common job after update

After an update to php5-common this night, cron reports a sed error "invalid option -- 'z'". This problem has also been reported on the Debian mailing list. What should I do, until the problem is ...
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how to stop the screen from blanking / blacking out?

I have re-installed Debian 7 (Wheezy) after a while. For the first time, I am using the open-free nvidia drivers (not nouveau) and vesafb for virtual consoles. I cannot, for the life of me, stop the ...
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External drive EFI bootloader with Debian 7.7 Wheezy

I'm currently trying to install Debian 7.7 on a removable drive with an encrypted LVM from DVD-1 with a self contained EFI bootloader like the one the DVD uses - that is, the computer's HDD should be ...
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mysql2 gem build error when installing redmine

when i tried installing redmine with bundle install --without development test I received this build error: Fetching gem metadata from https://rubygems.org/......... Resolving ...
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hostapd - disconnect, reconnect, repeat

Using Debian 7 on an ARM based fanless board. Have installed hostapd and dnsmasq in hopes of setting up a wireless AP. Issue: clients (win7 and android) can connect and get an address but the debian ...
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LMDE - Blank terminal on boot, no input

I was having an issue where my machine was continuously accessing the hard drive but was stuck and totally unusable for an hour. After forcing it down, it starts up and shows the GRUB menu and the LM ...
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Help finding small graphical file manager

I have a console only debian install. I installed X, and then slim, and now I would like to add a minimal file manager, one step up from the terminal/console... I installed xfe, but noticed that uses ...
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How to enable a non-root user to empty the linux buffer cache

I'm required to empty the linux buffer cache in a python script, that runs on a Debian wheezy VM. As root I run sync; echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches, but the script is run by a user, ...
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How to set-up mouseemu on Debian

I own an iBook running Debian Sid and would like to configure mouseemu to emulate a mouse wheel using the right Apple-key and the trackpad. It seems that I can get away wit the -scroll option of ...
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wifi not working on new debian machine

I just bought a new computer and I intalled Debian on it. I am having a hard time with the wifi connection. It seems that Debian can not see the wlan0 network interface. To provide some details, my ...
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Stale NFS file on Postgresql directory

I have a Debian Wheezy computer running a Postgresql Server and NO NFS filesystems. After rebooting the computer, the following error has appeared: ls: cannot access 0000: Stale NFS file handle ...
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Unable to figure out what hogs my RAM [SOLVED] [closed]

Solution: It was file buffers causing the used RAM that didn't show up in htop. To resolve this issue I used the command sync && echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches OP: I have a VM ...