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 does one modify the title bar at top of Debian desktop?

Using Debian Wheezy: My desktop title bar at the top of the screen has become crowded with shortcuts, etc., and I can't figure out how to remove them/clean it up. Can someone enlighten me?
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How can I change the boot menu options on kali linux?

how can I change the boot options. I am referring about the first boot menu page where I can choose how start the system, for example in Live, Persistence, Persistence with encryption. I need to find ...
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Update Bastille on Debian Linux (Mint)

Is there anyway to update Bastille to it's lastest version (3.2.1)? The one i'm using is 3.0.9 and it was kinda hard to even find it's package (which i found on another SE question: How can I install ...
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Iceweasel (Wheezy) crashing with error in libmozalloc.so [on hold]

I use Debian and Iceweasel is crashing multiple times daily. I get this error, but cannot find any solutions online (though it IS mentioned in several posts): Chrome_ChildThr[27462]: segfault at 0 ip ...
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What does stable mean in the context of Debian stable?

I run Debian stable, but occasionally my entire system freezes up -- the mouse doesn't respond to anything I do, etc. and it usually requires a restart. Another minor issue is that Nautilus' search ...
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Does using backports on Debian stable compromise OS stability?

Creating and/or using backports on Debian stable is a way to keep up-to-date while still being on stable. However, doesn't using backports destabilize stable? If not, why aren't backports simply a ...
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ZFS on Linux volume low freespace. Usedbydataset is larger than volsize

I have a storage with ZFS and Debian wheezy. I am always using the latest ZFS from their github. I created 3 different raidz-3 pools. One for every controller. On every controller I have 24x 4T SATA ...
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Databases backup with cron

I'm trying to set up a cron job in order to backup my databases daily. Here's what I wrote in my crontab file : 25 18 * * * root mysqldump -u root -p myPassWord --all-databases | gzip > ...
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If I do not understand the difference in stability between Debian stable and Debian testing, am I better off with Debian testing?

I have been using Debian stable for the last few months, but it has not always been a blast. Often times, I have had to look for backports, and in some cases, I have been presented with only two ...
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How to use rsync with samba share

I would like to synchronize all the content of my phone to my home server using the phone's samba share. My approach is to write a script that mounts the phone's samba share, and then copies all the ...
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How to get Debian codename without lsb-release

I am trying to create a script that requires me to print the debian codename so that I may echo it into the sources.list file. I am trying to make this script work across any version of Debian, so I ...
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Where I can get Tesseract binaries for Debian 6 64bit?

I used apt-get to install Tesseract but it's not really working. Maybe I could just download binaries somewhere, put in a dir and use this way? What's wrong with my Tesseract now: tesseract --help ...
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Easy command line method to determine specific ARM architecture string?

I'm trying to write a script which will determine actions based on the architecture of the machine. I already use uname -m to gather the architecture line, however I do not know how many ARM ...
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shutdown, reboot, printer setup etc. unavailable to normal user after upgrading debian

I did an upgrade to my Debian Jessie box and after that shutdown, hibernate and suspend options are disabled in the gui. Also printer settings can not be set. Why would it happen? Screenshot is as ...
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How to create a wireless-to-ethernet router?

I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router. It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP. To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will ...
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Debian Wheezy - Installing cross-toolchains

I would like to compile a kernel on Arm platform using this line: make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf- uImage But I need a package I can't find: /bin/sh: 1: arm-linux-gnueabihf-ld: ...
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Appending works without >> when redirecting standard output and error

I have a file test.txt and have no file named test. When I tried ls test test.txt > new 2>new I was expecting new to be overwritten since >> is not used. But in the output file I got ...
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Laptop restarts after lid closed

My laptop restarts everytime I close the lid and open it up again. In System Settings->Power there is no option for what the laptop should do when the lid is closed. The laptop never did this before ...
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Chromium Web camera

I'm using Debian Wheezy 64bit. And I have an issue with my webcamera (HP Probook 4440s). I think its just chromium issue. Because: I open my Google Chrome and call to my friend with Facebook. And ...
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Gnash crashed when I copy manually content of .mozilla

When install new GNU\Linux , run new iceweasel (firefox has been renamed iceweasel in Debian distro), At first I run iceweasel and ~./mozilla has been created. Then I copy old content of ...
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Force e2fsck on /var at every boot

Working with a fanless Debian based machine. All filesystems are on an sd card. The /var partition is a separate ext2 fs entry in /etc/fstab. The system doesn't have an 'on/off' switch so people ...
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Debian - Using TFTP in a bash script

I'm actually using RPiTC (Raspberry Pi Thin Client). I had create a script to see if my Hostname has the same name than a file. And now I want to say "If my Hostname don't have the same name than my ...
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Is it safe to empty /usr/share/doc?

I don't need the man pages and documentations on my debian server. Is it save to empty that folder completely to free up some disk-space, by replacing all files in that folder with empty dummy files. ...
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Non-sense error messages for unmet dependencies in Debian Jessie

My problem is not understanding the error messages: It says I need blah-blah-1.49 (>= 1.49-1) and this is not installable but I have blah-blah-1.55 installed already. I think 1.55 is greater than ...
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Debian stuck in Endless DHCPNAK/OFFER loop unless I ask DHCP server to clear expired leases

have a Marvel Kirkwood device running Debian with 3.16 Kernel. On boot, the DHCPClient gets stuck in a loop and never picks up an ip unless I log onto the dhcp server and ask it to dump the expired ...
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Running init.d script produces “start-stop-daemon: not found”

I try to start monit using: /etc/init.d/monit start I then get the error: [....] Starting daemon monitor: monit/etc/init.d/monit: 124: /etc/init.d/monit: start-stop-daemon: not found failed! ...
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Mount /var at boot runlevel 2 - problems

I'm working with a system that (for various reasons) often gets corruption on the /var partition. To this end I'm hoping to run e2fsck on it during the regular boot. I've commented out the /var ...
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Debian iso image is too large to fit in a standard 700MB CD

debian-7.7.0-amd64-kde-CD-1 I downloaded the above from: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/ ... but it appears to be too large for a standard 700 MB CD ...
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systemd service not being triggered on sleep

I have the following service file in /etc/systemd/system, supposed to run upon resume (after suspend, hybrid-sleep or hibernate): [Unit] Description=Set APM level for rotating media on resume ...
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How to install make, pip, etc on Debian Wheezy? [closed]

I know this sounds really simple but I can't do it anymore (because this changed). I just installed the latest version of Debian stable (7). How do I install the make command? I've tried 'apt-get ...
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Cannot make vlc from source: libssh error

I tried to install vlc-2.1.5 from source code using following configure command. ./configure --prefix=/usr/ --disable-vlc --disable-lua --disable-mad --disable-swscale --disable-postproc ...
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Using IPTables to block all connections but still be able to backup vServer

my vServer / webserver (OS: Debian squeeze) got hacked and compromised. Therefore I want to use rules in IPTable to block all input and output connections except ssh. Afterwards I want to backup at ...
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What are the pros and cons of ia32-libs?

On my working install of Linux (Mint 17), I've been trying to avoid installing the ia32-libs package. When I've used it in the past, I recall a number of issues arising, most prominently significantly ...
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Preseed setting wrong partition size

I'm trying to do an install of Debian with the preseed tool. Everything's working great so far, except for the partitions of my disk. Basically what I want is: / of 30GB - ext4 /var/lib about 2TB - ...
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No internet connection on Kali Linux [closed]

Here is my problem. I can ping any website I want with good result but trough the navigator I can't reach any one ! Any clues ? IP OK / DNS OK / gateway OK / I also don t have proxy I am ...
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Grub multi-disk/RAID configuration not booting

I have a system with 2 SSDs configured in BIOS as a Raid 0 volume. The system came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I would like to multi-boot Windows 8 and Debian 7. The Debian installation disk ...
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Debian server makes internet connection drop

I have setup a small home server / NAS running Debian 7. The server is connected directly to the router with a static IP set in the router's control panel. There are no port forwarding rules set for ...
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Dual Boot Debian on Raid 0 in UEFI mode

My new notebook came from the factory with Windows 8 on two 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 mode. I wanted to dual boot it with a Linux distro, I settled on Debian, so I resized my C: drive as one normally would ...
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hidapi ./configure error — missing libudev

I am trying to install hidapi on Debian. I already have libudev-dev and libusb-1.0-0-dev installed, but when I run ./configure in hidapi-master, it says that I do not have libudev, to install it and ...
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Progressing from a novice hobbyist to an intermediate Linux user [closed]

This question hopefully gives novices a place to start with progressing with Linux. I am an accompished Windows developer on the .NET stack. I know the network administration, registry and the ...
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Blank screen with a line after installing Debian 7.7 in VMWare Workstation

I don't think I'm allowed to post images, but heres a link: http://i.imgur.com/nhuZqQy.png I've installed Debian 7.7 using the graphic installer, everything ran, I followed a video tutorial and did ...
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What connection should I enter for USB printer? (HPLIP)

I am trying to add a HP LaserJet 1320N printer to CUPS. The printer is connected by USB. in the CUPS web admin interface, I selected HPLIP, then on the next page I have to enter Connection. According ...
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Having issues unmounting partition for debian install

I have a 50gb partition set up on my mac for installing debian, MS-DOS (FAT) format. I blessed it and am now unmounting it in order to copy the img file over. I'm using: $ diskutil unmountDisk ...
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xmodmap modified keyboard settings gets overwritten once in a while

I remapped capslock with xmodmap to something which is more useful (in fact I mapped it to F12 which I use as tmux command key, but that's not important here). Apparently this setting get's ...
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Maintain two tomcat installations with apt-get

On our server we have two tomcat8 installations on debian wheezy. One tomcat was installed via apt-get install , the second instance was then just copied from the first installation. But this makes it ...
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Experimenting with Xen on already running Debian without LVM

A co-worker of mine was telling me about using Xen for virtualizing systems on Debian, and it peaked my interest. I looked up the instructions on Debian's Wiki regarding installation. I already have ...
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Debian - System (audio) Settings breaking when starting/stopping LXC

I'm rather new to Linux, recently having to start using it to make something for work (controlling Linux Containers). I'm on debian: $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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How to burn debian iso to usb

I downloaded the debian amd 64-bit iso file (apx 650 mb) on a macbook w/retina (i.e. no cd drive) running OS X. I'm trying to dual boot and have already gotten rEFInd working. Set up partition for ...
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suspend doesn't work after upgrading to Debian 7.8

On 2 partitions of my HD I have installed Debian 7.7 and Debian 7.8 (upgraded from 7.7). The first OS has "suspend" to ram or disk working, the latter not anymore. I made some tests, changing home ...
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How do you repackage a deb package for an older OS?

I know how to extract a package, make some minor changes, and repackage it. I wanted to know if there was anything special you'd have to do if you were to repackage a deb package so it was compatible ...