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 can I change login while authenticating on SSH?

It's hard for me to express exactly what I mean, so I'll explain it in a few steps: I'm connecting with SSH, and server ask me for login. I write login, and then it asks me for password. I realize ...
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Can't FTP into Google Compute Engine instance using Debian

After trying to setup vsftpd on my google compute engine instance, I was unable to completely connect to the FTP server. After attempting to login with FileZilla, I got this response: Status: ...
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Why can I not source a file with the default cron installed on a debian wheezy server?

I use cron for years now. In order to load all my environment variables at once (often but not always .bashrc), I define them in a dedicated file that I source in the crontab: * * * * * (. ...
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Disable incoming telnet connections

I'm trying to secure my Debian server, and noticed that if I type telnet myserverip port# then anyone can see my ssh version. I'm a bit worried that people can do some harm aside from that. How can I ...
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Unable to install package via APT

While attempting to install the package sw-nginx I encountered the following error messages: 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/327 kB of archives. After ...
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Debian TUI to GUI

I have a console-only version of Debian (latest one). Is there any way to upgrade to the GUI without having to reinstall the whole system?
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udev rules fail to run a script on addition of usb device

Here is a simple rule I created in /etc/udev/rules.d/21-persistent-local.rules for my Seagate 500 GB expansion drive which uses a USB interface on a Debian machine running inside a VM. ...
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Debian Server Login Error

Forgot password, booted into root recovery to reset root password. Now any other userid login produces the message "The system is going down for reboot on . . .", a pause, then "Login incorrect". ...
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Show server processes in debian 7

someone who can take me out, please... I have a server were 7 and want to see exactly which process runs at a certain time, for example:: Every day at 3:00 am.
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Fix broken permissions on /var (or any other system directory)

Long story short, I destroyed /var and restored it from backup - but the backup didn't have correct permissions set, and now everything in /var is owned by root. This seems to make a few programs ...
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how to run virtualized kali linux on bootable usb [on hold]

Please advice me how to run virtualized kali linux on bootable usb? If there is a way, its possible with which one of Virtualization softwares? In Vmware is it possible? Any way to change all serial ...
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hostapd on Debian Linux opens WLAN Hotspot, but I can't connect to it

I have a Debian Wheezy machine with hostapd running. I want it to make a WPA2-PSK secured WLAN Hostpot. I can see the Hotspot from my Android phone, but every time I try to connect to it, it shows ...
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Forensic Linux distributions? [on hold]

Review between there distributions; 1. Kali 2. Caine 3. (SANS Investigate Forensic Toolkit (SIFT 4. DEFT Linux 5. Matriux 6. Masterkey Linux 7. Swift Linux 8. GRML Live Linux 9. Plain Sight 10. ...
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SSH pipe broke while running apt upgrade. What can I do about it?

I was connected to my aws debian wheezy server and while running apt-get upgrade the ssh pipe broke. I didn't use screen or anything, so I don't think there's a way to recover that session. If I ...
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Process 'rtorrent' showing as “main” when run in screen

So I'm running "rtorrent" in screen (detached) and in ps/top, it seems to show the process as "main" instead of "rtorrent". It shows the real process name in "htop". #ps -u USER PID TTY TIME ...
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Change password hashing to PBKDF2 on Debian-based OS

I'm looking for a way to change the hashing scheme on my Debian-based OS from sha512 to pbkdf2. Searching the internet hasn't helped much. The closest I've got is this question: Enable Blowfish-based ...
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Debian, ActiveDirectory and Password

I have joined a Debian Wheezy to a Win server 2003 with Active Directory, following this guide: Everything goes well except for the password change. I am not able to change the password of my domain ...
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Running proprietary firmware in virtualized environment, but not in host environment

I've got a fresh install of Debian Wheezy on my laptop, and for security reasons I would like to not have any proprietary firmware running on this system. However, I require the iwlwifi non-free ...
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Debian, Dibbler, IPv6 and Bridging Woes

I'm currently trying to setup my Dedibox LT as a virtualisation (KVM) server. I've elected to use Debian instead of Proxmox or ESXi for various reasons. Currently I'm having problems with getting ...
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How to display contents of mounted /boot and '/' root partitions?

How to display contents of mounted /boot and '/' root partitions of Debian on SSD drive from Linux Live CD? I know ls -1 to list directory contents, but what is exact steps to get this?
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Finding all software packages in Debian that provide a particular alternative

The Debian distribution has the Debian Alternatives System. From the Wiki: The Debian alternatives system creates a way for several programs that fulfill the same or similar functions to be ...
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Add packages to Debian live CD

I have to customize a Debian live CD with some files I have created. Until now I have extracted the official iso to a folder, uncompressed filesystem.squashfs, added my files, recompressed ...
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Wlan configuration when there is a portal login

At a conference as we speak. Have a small embedded device running Debian that has no GUI. Trying to connect to confrence wifi which is open, i.e. no security, but has a type of web portal login page ...
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Error while installing glibc-2.14 from source

The version of glibc in the repository is 2.13 so I couldn't use apt-get to install it. I downloaded the source code of glibc-2.14, but when I run ./configure command I get this error: checking for ...
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Linux packages - Separate Python's external libraries from the system

I read this articles (check What About Python CLI Tools?). Well, this is obivous, separate external Python packages from your System Python's site-packages. When doing a sudo apt-get install package ...
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Data loss after mv and creation of symlink

After problem with lack of space that I have successfully solved with this way I had the same problem with space with /var too: Filesystem Space Used ...
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What's limiting my CPU usage in forked processes?

I am running some long-running programs (for scientific purposes) on a multi-core Linux box. The processes are controlled by a small daemon which restarts the next job when one finishes (I run 3-6 at ...
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Running Linux on Smartphone

I have recently thought about buying a cheap second hand smartphone and install Linux on it as an experiment. I am sure this has been asked a lot but I cant seem to find an answer: Is there anyway ...
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No audio on Debian “jessie” / KDE install [closed]

I've completed a fresh Debian jessie / KDE install on a Chromebook via crouton, but I have one problem: I can't get the sound to work. How can I fix this issue? I'm running the chroot from an SD ...
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Can't find vboxdrv on Debian Testing after installing Virtualbox.

Virtualbox refuses to load up any virtual machines, due to vboxdrv not being loaded. I have tried most things. From uninstalled everything virtualbox related, then installing linux-headers then dkms, ...
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How to access and edit GRUB files on SSD from Live CD?

Is it possible to access and edit GRUB files on SSD from Live CD? I need edit /etc/grub.d/10_linux /boot is in separate partition on SSD. If that's possible, how to do this using Knoppix Live CD?
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Locale environment variable settings do not take effect

I have a Debian 6 (64-bit) VPS where I cannot seem to get the locale environment variables LANG and LC_* set. (Everything below as root). vps:~# locale -a C POSIX en_US.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 vps:~# locale ...
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owncloud webDAV access

I have been trying to mount my owncloud server to my debian (stable with backports) system following the tutorial on owncloud website the command line part. ...
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Debian Wheezy on Samsung NP900X3A some Fn Keys don't work

I've gone through all questions and tutorials on how to solve this problem. They weren't meant for my Laptop version but "close enough". Unfortunately they didn't help. This is the case. # ...
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How can I made a Debian ports like repo?

Is there a way to have only a debian folder and build the package (downloading and unpacking the sources) automatic? I've seen uscan but it scans for new packages, it doesn't allow to have a fixed ...
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how to fix key lag on laptop on startup in battery mode?

I have an XPS 13 Developer Edition Dell Laptop running Debian GNU/Linux Jessie (testing). When the laptop starts up on battery power, the keyboard is so unresponsive that it is a real struggle to ...
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Private VPN compression for faster internet

I've posted this same question on StackOverflow as well, but figured out I may get more Debian-specific answers here Background: I'm a student, and currently the WiFi connection at my school is very ...
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cannot install locales in Debian 7 due to unmet dependencies

So instead of including the wheezy-backport in my sources.list I had the bright idea of adding jessie directly. Realising my mistake I cut out of and apt-get update/upgrade midway through and then ...
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ntpd installed to local directory, now have two versions

I got the latest version of ntpd because the binary releases have vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, after I built it and ran make install, it was installed to /usr/local/sbin, but the system is running ...
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30 second gap in boot process

I did a full upgrade on my Debian system (jessie/sid). Unfortunately there is now a 30 second gap on the bootup and I really don't know where it comes from and where I have to look to find it. I ...
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Can somebody explain The Debian Apache2 configuration files conundrum?

I am a newbie to Apache2.4. I know I am running the said version because of :- $ sudo apache2ctl -v Server version: Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server built: Jul 23 2014 13:15:48 Apparently there are ...
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where in Apache2 do you set the Servername directive globally?

NOTE: This is related to my question: "apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration?". The thing is I'm trying to test a local site, locally. As I understand Apache2 (and perhaps ...
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Replacing Upstart with Sysvinit in Wheezy results in error

I have a Debian Wheezy server with upstart installed. I removed upstart and replaced it with sysvinit, which resulted in the following error: apt-get install --reinstall sysvinit Reading package ...
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Where is/should be created wpa_supplicant.conf on Debian

I want to set my regulatory domain on debian stable but i can't seem to find wpa_supplicant.conf wich resided under /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf on fedora. Does anyone know where to find it ...
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I can open a Debian installation DVD but I can't boot the laptop from it

I recently download a DVD from http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.6.0/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-7.6.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso and I have an old Toshiba laptop which is running old Debian system on it. After I ...
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“PTY allocation request failed on channel 0 stdin: is not a tty” when SSH'ing into a Debian server

My hosting space (Debian Wheezy) serves two websites (one WordPress and one Rails). Today I saw both were down and I rebooted the server. The Rails site works again and the WordPress one now says that ...
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Mouse + network turned off after suspend

(After upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie), my mouse is not turning on again, when I wake up my computer (from suspend-to-ram sleep). Is there something that I can add to /etc/pm/... ? ...
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apt-get returns strange error

I am on kali linux and when I run apt-get update it returns this: W: Unknown flag value: yes W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems after running apt-get update several ...
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Dual monitors + Parallels 8 + debian lxde

My system have two monitors (primary 1920 x 1080 and secondary 1680 x 1050) and on this runs Parallels 8 with Xubuntu 12.10 as guest system. Since old version of Xubuntu will not be maintained, I want ...
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Why is apt-get trying to remove certain packages when I install wine?

I'm trying to install wine, which is software for running Windows applications. When I do sudo apt-get install wine, apt-get warns me that some packages are being removed. Why would apt-get remove ...