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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Network access belaviour problem

I have Debian Wheezy 64 bit installed on my PC. The problem is that in some situations I can only ping localhost and 127.0.0.1 and don't have access to outside world. And in other cases I can ping ...
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Is there any program like deep freeze for Debian allowing installations and compilations?

I researched and found some similar programs to deep freeze for Linux, not yet tested any program but the descriptions they leave not install programs on the operating system or am I wrong? Does ...
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Problem with loading settings from .bashrc

I have got strange problem with terminal settings. I am Debian 3.16.7 user. I saw .bashrc file using ls -a but I couldn't open it (no file comunicate), so I restored it from /etc/skel/.bashrc. Now ...
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Debian preseed file wont skip certain dialogs

I am creating a Debian preseed file for my Linux automatic configuration utility. I have successfully added it to the install image, and it provides answers for all questions, except this ones: My ...
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how to create installable customized Debian Linux?

how to create installable customized Debian Linux ? i want make a installable iso from my customized Debian (my favorite settings and packages) that it has default Debian installer. (No Live CD)
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Repositories of Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian

This was bugging me for really long time, but I was quite ashamed to ask, as this looks like most basic question about Linux. Linux Mint builds on top of Ubuntu and Ubuntu on top of Debian (I know ...
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Start service before user logs in

Noob question ahead. I'm running a debian 4.8.4-1 x64 vanilla on a VirtualBox VM on a Win 7 x64 host. Purpose of the installation is to serve as a server for the subsonic music streaming service, ...
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hwinfo not found after seemingly successful install

I installed hwinfo using sudo apt-get install hwinfo and the system tells me that: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW ...
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Debian jessie, primus and 32-bit applications

Whenever i start a 32-bit program aka. 386 with primusrun on debian jessie (be it steam or any of it's 32-bit games), i get a following error: wv@localhost:~$ primusrun steam Running Steam on debian ...
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Unable to use GSM and GPRS with 3G USB Dongle on BeagleBone Black at the same time

I working on BeagleBone Black(Debian running on it) and I have connected a 3G USB dongle (Huawei E173u-2) with it for GPRS and sending SMS. Now I am facing a problem when I am booting my board(dongle ...
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Is it possible to change the directory permission to its previous state?

I have accidentally changed the permission of "/usr/bin" directory and its files by the command: $chmod 775 /usr/bin -R First, there was a problem with sudo but I fixed it. Now I am suspicious that ...
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Cleaning up sources.list and sources.list.d

For some reason, mostly due to my incompetence, there is some invalid address ( ie 404 ) pointed by my sources.list, and from some files contained under sources.list.d ( this is an way extending ...
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Kerberos/LDAP login fails - remove Preauth?

Using a Debian system with a Kerberos/LDAP client - login fails on KDE as a user directory isn't being created. SSH is successful (and no directory is created); however, desktop login isn't. I've ...
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How to automate (copy) LDAP/Kereberos install

I have several machines running Debian that I'm configuring to work with Kerberos and LDAP. I thought I would automate using rsync. At first I tried a basic rsync clone excluding directories and ...
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install debian from hybrid standard CD

I downloaded debian-live-8.1.0-i386-standard.iso from http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.1.0-live/i386/iso-hybrid/ and booted a system from it , logged in with "user" and password as "live". NOW, ...
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Install wordpress package always require apache?

Debian wordpress package depend on apache|httpd, lighttpd is also provide httpd, but when I try to install wordpress, apt require me to install apache2 ! What I should do ? I want to use only ...
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How I can install Debian Xfce 4.12 in Debian 8

Debian 8 will with XFCE 4.10 but I like the version 4.12, anybody can guide me on how I can install it in Debian 8?
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GSS-API error - only on one client authenticating to Kerberos

When authenticating to kadmin with one client of many, it fails with kadmin: GSS-API (or Kerberos) error while initializing kadmin interface. The Kerberos host is specified with its subnet ...
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Network Install Debian on a VLAN

My lab is on a VLAN. If the machines are connected to the VLAN they can connect to the Internet. If not they can't. Installing the VLAN package enables network connectivity. However, I don't know how ...
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Why does man page completion fail after su?

I have a default Debian 8.1 installation. I do su man apt<TAB> but get nothing. I do see the manual when I write man apt-get in both modes: as user mas and as root. However, tab ...
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How to apt-delete-repository? [duplicate]

I would like to run the reverse of this command to remove the non-compatible repository in Debian 8.1 sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nemh/systemback where the command add-apt-repository is in the ...
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XZ - Cannot allocate memory

If i run this command: XZ_OPT=-9 tar --xz -cvf files/compressed/xz/archive.tar.xz -C files/original/ . Get this message: xz: (stdin): Cannot allocate memory tar: ...
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the most minimal Debian/sid installed with debootrap?

In the past years I used debootstrap to install my desktop Debian (daily usage) and I'm planning to use it once again, but until now I just used debootstrap default options, this time instead I'd like ...
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The performance difference between a command that does the same thing

What is the difference? It is performed in the same? tar -czf files/compressed/gzip/archive.tar.gz -C files/original . tar -c -C files/original . | gzip -1 > files/compressed/gzip/archive.tar.gz ...
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Set LZMA compression level via tar [duplicate]

How can I set the compression level for this command? tar --lzma -cf files/compressed/lzma/archive.lzma -C files/original/ . With --bzip I just use: BZIP2=-9 tar --bzip2 -cf ...
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Why can't change runlevel from 1 to 5 in my debian7.8?

In my debian7.8,the runlevel can change from 5 to 1,when to enter into runlevel 1 from 5,to input then command on the console: init 5 INIT:switching to runlevel 5 INIT:sending processes the TERM ...
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debian testing hangs on wakeup from s2disk / hibernate

My machine (ThinkPad x230) hangs on wake up from s2disk or s2ram after a recent aptitude safe-upgrade.† The hang looks like a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the upper right after loading data ...
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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 [closed]

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 /run/udev in Debian chroot [closed]

I was trying to solve the problem mentioned here: Running (X) Xfce4 in Debian chroot The solution he mentioned was to "bind /run/udev". As far as I see, it is suggested that binding host's /run/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. ...