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 create *.run./*.bin file in Debian based distros

AMD distributes the Catalyst drivers as a *.run file that when ran extracts itself, builds and then installs the driver. Thing is the driver needs a patch for it to build successfully. I want to apply ...
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Where does “dpkg -l ”*“” gather its information?

As I understand, dpkg -l "*" under Debian lists all the available packages regardless of their state. Where does this information come from? I understand that /var/lib/dpkg/available lists all the ...
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How should look script that launches program on startup

I want program rescuetime to be launched when computer loads. I've found that for this task script should be created in /etc/init.d/my_script and this lines to be entered to console chmod 755 ...
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Debian 8 (Jessie) - Laptop stops working after closing the laptop lid

I have a HP15 r007TX laptop with Debian 8 (Jessie) installed. Whenever I close the lid and then reopen, the laptop stops working. It get's stuck showing a blank screen. From there nothing happens and ...
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Debian Lenny Adafruit_BBIO failure to install

Im sorry if i have this in the wrong forum, but im not sure where to put this. Google Groups is going to be too slow in a response (They are where i posted to first). I have Debian Lenny installed on ...
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Converting ext2 to ext4

I have a file-server with three disk's that are ext2 file-systems, is it possible to change/convert these to ext4 which have much improved characteristics, while data is on the disk's and without ...
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problem with boot after installing debian download [on hold]

I downloaded debian 8.0.0 and burned it to a disc. I installed it on a new hard dirve in another computer, but it will not boot. What did I do wrong? It is a new hard drive, so no it does not have ...
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Ubuntu K/FreeBSD

I was woundering if it is possible to turn Debian K/freebsd so it works on Ubuntu? I know there is builds for Debian 7, so would it be possible to get a working Ubuntu system with the experimental ...
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Unknown problem - Debian crashes after some minutes

I use Debian (wheezy) on a Raspberry. I use it via ssh and for the first minutes everything works well. Then if I try to use command that are not cd or ls then it seems to crash and I have to wait ...
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Debian jessie mounted pendrive not trusted by apt

I have installed debian jessie from unetbootin pendrive and without network drivers. After booting from HDD, I have added mounted pendrive to apt sources (with file:// prefix). I have two problems. ...
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Error during apt-get upgrade in wheezy

Today I wanted to upgrade my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. As first step I thought it is a good idea to upgrade the current wheezy-packages: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ... ...
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Different look and feel for gnome classic in Debian 7 and Debian 8

I have upgraded a Debian 7 system to Debian 8 and, among other changes, when I log in using gnome-classic, the desktop background is new. However, my gnome menus have not changed, as you can see in ...
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ATI Radeon HD4850 drivers on linux?

I went online and searched, and I found a command to install drivers. But it turns out I already have them, but it still doesnt work? Is there any settings I need to work on? My commands ...
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noip2 can't update my IP address correctly after computer reboot

I want to set up a server with using no-ip DDNS service. I follow this guide, but it can't update my IP address after reboot the following message is command # noip2 -S 1 noip2 process active. ...
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Left channel sound level very low compared to Right one

I am using the front analog audio jack from the NUC (microphone in/headphone out/speaker out) with a standard jack and standard speakers or headphones (which work well on another computer). I tried ...
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Debian setup launching GRUB bash

I have a little problem with setting up Debian. When I boot from the installation USB in UEFI mode, I get the GRUB command line. If I type in "boot", I get Please load the kernel first. I had Ubuntu ...
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authorize untrusted certificates

I'm trying to install WordPress on a server running Debian 7.5 and when using: wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz It says "the certificate of wordpress.org is not trustworthy" and "the ...
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Is it possible to get working history for multi-line commands in mksh, using vi editing mode?

On my Debian systems, I have always used pdksh as my interactive shell. Originally, command-line history behavior was similar to what I grew up with on platforms like AIX and Solaris. Recently, ...
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What is an adequate backup strategy for Debian system with a simple database? [on hold]

I would like to know a suitable backup strategy for a small business running a simple database. The whole system operates from a single local computer with one internal hard disk. I have already ...
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using text browser on linux to display proxy information [on hold]

I have this question on my project , and can't how can be answer it , could you help me? how can store proxy information Permanently for a text mode browser such as links? I want steps , if you can. ...
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double entry in source.list for egroupware

I'm running debian wheezy and get the following warning message: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/eGroupWare/Debian_7.0/ Packages ...
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Things to do after installing kali [on hold]

I know there are a lot of articles on things to do after installing kali but some of them are untrustworthy. So can anyone give me a trustworthy article or what you do after installing kali?
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Gnome 3.14.2 not working on Debian

I began by installing Debian from CDs this went smoothly and the system was working. I then shut down and started again, GNOME was not loading at all so I used the commands as follows to get GNOME ...
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How to dual-boot windows 7 and Debian with UEFI and 2HDDs?

I'd like to install Debian near my windows 7 x64 installation, as I know to set up Linux on the second HDD (Windows 7 is installed on the first one) I need to manually configure the partitioning, ...
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Cant seem to be able to install unetbootin in debian jessie [on hold]

Can't seem to be able to install unetbootin in Debian Jessie after I have tried everything I found, adding new repositories trying to get it from a ppa I found, downloading it, nothing seems to work, ...
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Debian netinstall over wifi?

I have a question obout installing debian. Ubuntu has this option which can install all mising packages from ethernet of wifi, while debian has only ethertnet option. The firmware I prepaire -> see ...
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/usr/bin/apt-get: cannot execute binary file [on hold]

As per title my apt-get is broken. I was doing manual upgrade from 32bit to 64bit OS but my system crashed at one point and the upgrade was not completed. Now whatever i try to do with apt i get the ...
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Installing latest libcurl on debian from source

So I need libcurl (dev) on my debian 8 machine. I have two issues with this: A) apt-get install libcurl-dev gives me an error: E: Package 'libcurl-dev' has no installation candidate B) It's pretty ...
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Share Internet with 2 Network Cards

I use an Debian 7 32bits I have the following problem, I have to share internet: 1 Internet Server (eth1) 1 Shared Internet with one network cards (this is the machine that need to configure - eth2) ...
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Kernel problem after editing filesystem.squashfs

I use Kali Live linux (which is based on Debian), today I tried to edit filesystem.squashfs file which is located at /live/filesystem.squashfs using squashfs-tools. First I extracted this file using ...
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Debian stable and dependencies

I have a computer running Debian Jessie and am trying to install a version of the FEniCS library from the Sid repository. I've added an unstable.list file containing the repository info to the ...
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vsftpd is failing in Debian Wheezy [on hold]

I have just setup vsftpd and unable to start the server. I have tried to change the listen parameter from yes to no, but without any difference. Most guides mention xinetd or inetd, but there are no ...
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Setting up WiFi on Debian7 for Intel wireless N-2230 card

I just installed Debian7 on a laptop that I was using Windows on. When on Windows I had wifi, and I want to set up the wifi on Debian. On Ubuntu there is a nice feature in the panel where I can ...
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Grub - boot debian iso file from ntfs partition and install it

I have problem installing debian directly from hard drive. Say, i have a logical partition /dev/sda5 and there is debian DVD iso file located in (hd0,5)/iso/debian-8.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso with initrd ...
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How do I get the language for messages?

Is there a single command I can use to get the language to use for messages or do I have to check LC_MESSAGES, LC_ALL, LANG etc. in some specific order?
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How does Debian select or prioritize IPv4 and IPv6 connections?

I'm going to explain my question with an example. I have two servers, A and B, both runs Debian 7.8, both have dual-stack connection to the Internet (I don't know if it matters but they even have the ...
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Where is font WenQuanYi Bitmap Song?

I have installed xfonts-wqy in my newly installed Debian Jessie stable, by using the following command # aptitude search xfonts-wqy i xfonts-wqy - WenQuanYi Bitmap Song CJK font for X As you can ...
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Why is setting up WLAN in Debian so hard? (compared to Ubuntu) [on hold]

switching from Ubuntu 14.04 to Debian jessie (LXDE) on a ThinkPad T500 Lan (eth0) is configured in /etc/network/interfaces and works fine. After setting up LXDE i wanted to switch to WLAN and it ...
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How do I find all and any 'C' files which are in Debian archive (either in source or in binary)

How do I find all the files either in source or in binary form in Debian package archive? I tried the following but results were not helpful at all: apt-file search *.c and apt-file search *.cc ...
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Debian: How to get the current loaded kernel package name?

With the following command, I can list all the installed kernel package: $ dpkg -l | grep linux-image With the following command, I get for instance the version of the current kernel used: $ uname ...
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Run automatically Noip2 when the machine is booted?

How can I run automatically when the machine is booted using NOIP2? I put this script in file in /etc/init.d/rc3.d in my Debian 7 but it don't work when I on my computer #! /bin/sh # . ...
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Prevent file corruption

I have an application that write files into a specific directory at the FS. This system, under no circumstances, can lose a single written file. When I have some problem at the HD, like badblocks or ...
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Debian : Mounting a raid array

I have a Debian system on which we migrated to a SSD for faster execution. Before that we had a 2.0Tb hard disks in RAID. Now we want to use the RAID drives to perform storage generated by the ...
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Cannot resize Gedit window

Gedit 3.14 in Debian 8 has no window manager window manager decoration and the window cannot be resized. Do I need to install any additional package to make it work or has Gedit become unusable ...
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mdadm Software RAID1 with GPT on Debian 8.0 amd64 - Does not boot on disk removal [on hold]

INTRO: I have spent countless days attaching/detaching MOLEX->SATA power cables, rebooting machines and trying hundreds of edits and commands. I am on the verge of desperation and desperately in need ...
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Why is the kernel version not updated when I upgrade to a newer release?

I think my Debian 8.0 (Jessie) installation is outdated, but the Package Updater always says All packages are up to date. The result of: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -u upgrade is 0 upgraded, ...
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Debian 7 GNOME: Oh no! Something has gone wrong!

First of all, do not mark it as a repost: other solutions didn't help me.. So, as you see from the title, I am running Debian 7 (Kali) and once installed Steam from unofficial repo I can't open gnome. ...
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Debian dns “A” record used by another domain?

I have a Debian Wheezy server with a domain name and a static ip address. The domain name's "A" record set to my server's ip address. Everything works fine. The problem started when another guy set my ...
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Synaptic Package Manager: Could not apply changes! Fix broken packages first.

Have been trying to fix it in various ways, but all these advices on the internet turned out useless for me. It was too strange to see when one instruction help other people, but don't solve my ...
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Upgraded to test branch by mistake in debian… how can I go back to stable?

I wanted to upgrade my GLIBC to a newer version on my remote server (to which I only have SSH access), so I added the test branch of Debian to my apt sources. I followed this by the mistake of ...