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 install `service` command in a Stable Debian?

In UBUNTU we do simple service MyService restart service MyService stop ... so, service command is good and simple. I need this simplicity: how to install service command on Debian? PS: this is an ...
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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 [on hold]

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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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 ...
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Why does apt-get upgrade not install the latest PHP version?

I usualy do apt-get update apt-get upgrade in order to keep my Debian 8.x server up to date. I also tried apt-get dist-upgrade, however, my PHP version is still the same one that I installed months ...
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Cron only occasionally sends e-mail on output and errors

On Debian 8.1, I'm using a Bash feature to detect whether the stackoverflow.com website is reachable: (echo >/dev/tcp/stackoverflow.com/80) &>/dev/null || echo "stackoverflow unreachable" This is ...
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Driver for Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip

I just got a Macbook Pro 12,1 which comes with the Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip (output from lspci -nn -d 14e4:). What I've tried First, I built the latest kernel (4.1.6) from source. According to this ...
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Troubleshooting radeon drivers in Debian vs. Trisquel vs. Ubuntu

Using an ATI 5770 on a 2560x1440 monitor. When I first install Ubuntu 14.04 I'm given the full 2560x1440 resolution. It says it's using the free drivers and that closed source ones are available. In ...
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How to change programs used to handle files in Calibre in Debian

I have recently installed Calibre, and it works great, however I have some problems with handling of files by this program: Folders open in baobab. To open folder I just need to click on a book and ...
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Run Zenity script as an application (zero terminal) [on hold]

I have made a bash used by Debian. Now, I'd like to provide a 100%-GUI application instead of launching the bash into/from the Terminal. My project: runs the bash script & displays a ...
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How to solve this problem? [on hold]

Yahallo ! I have a Debian Jessie 8.1, where i have installed : openssh-server & vsFTPd. But, sometimes, my server close all sessions (SSH and FTP), and close all the ports. So, I cant access on ...
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Debian on Chromebook - Installer reboots

I'm trying to install Debian 8.1 64bit on a Toshiba Chromebook cb30 from USB. I previously had successfully installed the 32bit version on the same laptop (32bit by accident... hence the reinstall). ...
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Linux mem kernel option caps at 12GB?

When I set the mem=16G kernel option on a 14GB RAM machine, free -m reports 12GB of free memory. If I try mem=16G on a 7GB RAM machine, it doesn't change at all. Is this a bug, or is there a way ...
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KDE 5 of Debian Jessie - What Qt version was used to compile it?

I had go back to Windows a while ago because of the incompatibility of linux desktops with high-res (UHD) and touch screens. As now it got much better than before, I'd like to come back to linux, as ...
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Debian: unable to locate package opencv, known to exist

I'm running wheezy Debian on a BeagleBone: root@beaglebone:~# cat /etc/*-release PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="7" VERSION="7 (wheezy)" ID=debian ...
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Krusader left a trash launcher in GNOME

I've tried using Krusader under GNOME. However, after uninstalling it, it left the Trash launcher. So, now when clicked it says "Failed to execute default File Manager "krusader" (No such file or ...
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Permanent swapping with lots of free memory

We have a Linux server running Debian 4.0.5 (Kernel 4.0.0-2) with 32G RAM installed and 16G Swap configured. The system uses lxc containers for compartmentalisation, but that shouldn't matter here. ...
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Webmin excessive cpu usage [on hold]

I'm having some trouble with webmin in Debian Jessie 8.1, because the cpu usage is excessively high even if the system is idle. htop output: How can I prevent webmin from utilizing so much cpu? ...
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Jack and Raspberry Pi

Attempting to write some small midi programs with rtmidi on my Raspberry PI (Debian Wheezy). But, when I compile it, g++ cannot find jack/jack.h. However, when I run sudo apt-get install jackd it ...
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Offline debian repositories on DVD

Where can I download iso images of full repositories of debian and CentOS? It seems there is no image of repositories on official pages. Debian includes only 3 DVDs instead of 14. Where are other iso ...
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VirtualBox - guest bridged connection to host's eth0 fails

I have some weird issues (or lack of understanding) with my VM Lubuntu 14.04 on a Debian Jessie host using VirtualBox. My host has a static IP on its eth0 which is wired to a Raspberry Pi 2 (also with ...
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Overheating in Jessie

I just upgraded to Jessie and my laptop, a vostro 1710, is overheating. alexis1@debian:~$ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +62.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core ...
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What is the top package manager in debian? [closed]

I am wanting to make a distro but I don't know what would be best for users preferably a package manager with a GUI interface.
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running cron on a chroot

For my web development I use a debootstrap'ped Debian with sysvinit, I start apache2/mysql manually only when I need to work. Now for a new project I require to run some scheduled task for which I ...
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Migrate mail from dovecot on centos to dovecot on debian

I am trying to migrate a number of user mail accounts from dovecot 1.0.7 on a centos 5.11 server to dovecot 2.1.7 on a debian 7 server Foolishly I thought I could simply replicate the Maildirs from ...
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Putting network interface in promiscuous mode (not monitor mode)

I'm looking to capture Wifi request probes while still associated with a network and otherwise not affecting that connection. I can successfully enable monitor mode but, of course, can't join ...
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When in debian 8.1 why is the super user ran with su not sudo? [closed]

Just curious about why super user is ran and not super user do.
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Three monitors with two different Nvidia cards

I have a Geforce 460 SE and a Geforce 6600 GT. OS is Debian 8, current video driver is 340.65. I'm trying to drive three screens with two cards, two outputs from the 460 and one output from the ...
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Having trouble compiling BFLT Utils: can't find libiberty.h, despite being installed

I'm attempting compile BFLT Utils (https://github.com/nihilus/bflt-utils), but keep getting the following error: $:/tmp/bflt-utils/flthdr# make gcc -Wall -g -O2 compress.c -c gcc -Wall -g -O2 stubs.c ...
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remounting FS with read write rights

Looking for the read only file system: grep "\sro[\s,]" /proc/mounts /dev/disk/by-uuid/2c04d594-b11d-4b02-b1b3-3d9f0b66b73c / ext3 ro,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0 So the / ...
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status_of_proc does not find the process

I am trying to make an init script to work as expected, the start / stop functionalities works flawlessly, but I cannot get the status function to work as expected. I am running : Distributor ID: ...
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How to find out what is launching a port scan in the night from my Linux?

I have several Linux (mostly Debian) servers running on a Proxmox platform. All of them connecting to Internet through an ADSL line, with only one public IP. One of them is running OMD (open ...
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Debian jessie, nvidia 840M, bumblebee and sleep/suspend -> low fps

I've got a funny problem. Every time I send my laptop to suspend (closing the lid or with pm-suspend) I get low fps in games run with primus or optirun. After reboot everything is fine and fps goes ...
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Trying to install debian 8.1 on Raid0 (4TB x 2) HDD. Tried dmraid; when detecting HDD only 3.6TB is showing

Trying to install debian 8.1 on Raid0 (4TB x 2) HDD. Tried dmraid; when detecting HDD only 3.6TB is showing. Bios is showing whole 7.6GB HDD.. Any solution ??
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SSL installation on apache2 / debian

So I have a debian wheezy installation where I someone started to install SSL but gave up and so I'm here to finish the task. problem - when accessing with http (port 80) - all is working. When ...
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Connect to a localhost VirtualBox Debian server through FTP

I need help connecting through FTP to my virtualbox debian server. I've been trying for about 45 minutes. Followed a vsftpd tutorial but the configuration file on my end was different so I removed it. ...