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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Can I check which repositories were used for a previous apt-get update?

I stupidly included a Kali repo on my Debian machine and ran apt-get update. I need to check what packages were updated from the Kali repo and if need be replace/remove if needed. I'm not sure if ...
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Failed to fetch cdrom://

im kinda new to Debian/Linux OS. i just installed Debian 7.8 on my desktop. And i seem to run into alot of errors in the terminal. i've been trying to install steam,nvidia drivers. but with no ...
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Virtualbox has changed the output of lsb_release on host

I installed Kali in virtualbox with Debian as my host. I've done it several times. But, when I reboot my host I noticed Debian is missing from the list of OS'es in the GRUB menu. It's showing Kali. ...
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Monitor not indentity

I use Debian 7.x and have two same monitors NEC MultiSync LCD2090UXi. But only one of them is detected as NEC. I used xrandr for change resolution of unidentified monitor and all was ok, but after ...
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Remote MYSQL Server (Local) question [on hold]

I have a 6 node web cluster here on my LAN, its just for experimenting and understanding how stuff works. I've been having issues though. I've got 192.168.0.80 as my SQL server with phpmyadmin to ...
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Debian installation [on hold]

I have a Toshiba Satellite S50-B-131 and I would like to know if I will have problems with my wifi driver if I install Debian. Thanks in advance.
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create VLAN sub-interfaces automatically if they are part of a bridge in /etc/network/interfaces file

According to Debian NetworkConfiguration document "If you create the VLAN interface only to put it into a bridge, there is no need to define the VLAN interface manually. Just config the bridge, and ...
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What is a hotplug event from the interface?

According to Debian Network setup document allow-hotplug <interface_name> stanza in /etc/network/interfaces file starts an interface when the kernel detects a hotplug event from the interface. ...
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wkhtmltopdf - QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display

How to run wkhtmltopdf headless?! Installation on Debian Whezzy apt-get install wkhtmltopdf Command wkhtmltopdf --title "$SUBJECT" -q $SOURCEFILE $OUTPUTFILE Error QXcbConnection: Could not ...
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Boot from virtual usb drive in qemu-kvm

I want to create multi-bootable USB with GRUB2. But I don't want to use physical USB stick to experiment with. How can I create virtual USB to play with it as it is real device using qemu? I want to ...
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Debian..Can't format and mount external HDD

I have been trying to format my 640GB external Hard Drive in command-line and can't seem to get it working. I have done the following in order: sudo fdisk /dev/sda (Deleted any partitions, created ...
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Debian - get all dependencies updated when they 'wont be installed'

I've been trying to install Percona Toolkit onto my Debian (wheezy) server. I downloaded it as per the instructions: wget percona.com/get/percona-toolkit.deb then installed it sudo dpkg -i ...
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How do I emulate N900 hardware? (armel, OMAP3)

Is it possible to emulate the Nokia N900 hardware on my laptop for development purposes? I've had a look at some emulators, and Googled, but I can't find anything relevant. I know there's the Maemo ...
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How to set up RTLinux on x64 laptop to behave realtime?

I have to set up RTLinux and run a real-time ST language interpreter. The official RTLinux has been abandoned and its official download site does not work. I decided to use community RT_PREEMPT patch. ...
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How can I configure multiple tap interfaces for a single KVM virtual machine

I am trying to setup a VM using Linux KVM for a F5 BIG-IP VE deployment (used in a lab) ...
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Jessie: can't boot the kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64

I have been using Jessie for a few months now, and I had a problem booting my computer a few weeks ago. I had this error on boot: early console in decompress_kernel Decompressing Linux... Parsing ...
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Controlling multiple displays with debian

I have installed DEBIAN 7.8 in N2600 board. "http://www.jetway.com.tw/ru/ipcboard_view.asp?productid=939&proname=NF9C-2600/2800" . On the installed system, we were trying to connect multiple ...
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sane does not work as saned but as root it does

I have a plug computer that I want to use as scanner server using sane. It already worked with a different plug, so I know for sure that the scanner and sane are workable together. If I issue ...
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Boot to non bootable disk using Openfirmware

I tried to virtualize (VIOS partition) Debian 7.8 on IBM 9133-55A (powerpc) server. For some reason both yaboot and grub failed to install on the virtual hard disk. Now I want to start the kernel ...
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Local E-Mail sink

I do have multiple mail accounts (personal, university, work, …). Currently I'm connecting from every device (notebook, smart phone, tablet,…) to each of them via IMAP . Setting up multiple IMAP and ...
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Debian - problems updating mysql 5.6

I just tried to update my dev database that runs on debian 7.8. Unfortunately it's now giving me the folllowing error: ... W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/dists/wheezy/Release ...
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Mutt in script, no recipient specified - attachment, multiple recipients

I'm getting the No Recipients Specified error when sending an email from Mutt in a bash script. I've looked around at other forum questions and don't think the typical syntax errors are the problem ...
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set MAC address in “interfaces” file without configuring other network parameters

Under Debian Wheezy permanent network configuration takes place in /etc/network/interfaces file. Is it possible to configure hwaddress for an interface without configuring other network parameters ...
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cat .bash_history | grep ./configure [on hold]

Why does this not give any output: cat .bash_history | grep ./configure on an system/in an shell where ./configure has been run multiple times. And if I use the arrow key's to scroll the history in ...
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How can I find the package that contains a program in Debian? [duplicate]

I am using a minimal Debian system which does not have the top program installed. I tried to install top with sudo apt-get install top, but top is not a package name. It seems that top is a part of ...
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FTP user creates file that are not executable by apache

I am facing a little issue: I have created an FTP server with vsftp and a web server with Apache 2.2. Now, my goal is to make so that anyone can log into the machine via FTP and upload files (.html, ...
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Debian — newest version of Eclipse

I use Debian Jessie (testing) and I have Eclipse 3.8. Newest version of Eclipse is 4.4. In Debian Sid (unstable) I have still Eclipse 3.8. How can I install newest version of Eclipse on this museum ...
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Check for hardware damage (GPU)

I need to check for damage to my graphics card. I suspect I have done damage to my gpu through overclocking. Now, whenever I do anything graphically intensive my screen will flash various colours and ...
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Printing with CUPS sends signal, but doesn't print

After I initially setup Debian, I installed CUPS so that I could print. I have a Brother MFC-9120CN, which I setup following the Debian printing instructions. After it was setup, I printed 1 or 2 ...
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Linux Desktop Access via Web Browser

This should be pretty simple, in my naive opinion of course... I have a tower that I am going to run a media server off of, along with some other functions but that's the main (re)purpose of the ...
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Unable to connect to ftp.us.debian.org:http: [IP: 64.50.236.52 80]

I am trying to do an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade on my Debian Wheezy armhf system, but the upgrade is failing with the above error. Networking is working, and my /etc/apt/sources.list is: ...
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Serial Port I/O Error on Intel NUC with Debian Wheezy

I have a problem getting Serial Port working on INTEL NUC DE3815TYBE. I have Debian Wheezy installed with kernel 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64. When I do: setserial -g /dev/ttyS* I get: /dev/ttyS0, UART: ...
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How do I replicate installed package selections from one Debian system to another? (Debian Wheezy)

I am trying to set up a staging environment in a VM, in order to test updates before applying them to my main system. In order to do so, I have done a basic installation of Debian Wheezy (same as on ...
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bumblebeed unable to start

I am unable to start bumblebeed on my notebook with a GT 745M running Debian. When I try to start the service I get no response before the command terminates and when I try to use primusrun/optirun ...
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systemd service using 100% of my CPU when it doesn't if I start it without systemd

I'm using Debian Jessie with the latest updates. I made a systemd service to run a script when my server starts. Here's its configuration: [Unit] Description=(my description) [Service] ...
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JVM low-memory tuning

What command-line options would provide the lowest memory-footprint JVM, in OpenJDK, or possibly other JVMs (Linux/Debian)? I'm willing to disable JIT, live with slow or choppy garbage collection, ...
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Build a minimum Debian [closed]

I want to install Debian (preferably Jessie) on a Cubietruck board, but I want to start with the absolute bare minimum, and the selectively add everything else to it. For instance, I will never be ...
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Debian installs new, non depended on packages

I recently dist-upgraded my jessie box and several new packages were installed. It looks like there were no packages that depend on the new packages, as I could autoremove them flawlessly. An example ...
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Where can I find a list of USB error codes?

Every time I boot Debian, the boot log shows a bunch of xhci_hcd problems, and messages like usb 3-13: hub failed to enable device, error -22 usb 3-13: device descriptor read/8, error -61 I'm ...
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My graphic card is not recognized on laptop/debian

My graphic card is not recognized on my laptop with Debian Jessie installed and a Nvidia Geforce GTX 850M. glewinfo tells me it uses Mesa DRI with Intel (OpenGL 3.0) instead of Nouveau with the ...
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default owner and group for symlink and chown pass-through

I have two questions but they are very closely related to each other. I have a new Debian server by Linode, and my previous server was a CentOS run by Hostgator. I use this command quite frequently ...
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Can apt upgrade a package but only if it's already installed?

Is there a way to use apt to apply a pending upgrade to a package, but do nothing if it's not installed? I have many Debian systems, all with different sets of packages, and I want to apply specific ...
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How to create user account from script non-interactively without the password being seen?

The man page for useradd says http://linux.die.net/man/8/adduser -p, --password PASSWORD The encrypted password, as returned by crypt(3). The default is to disable the password. Note: This ...
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Stop DHCP from flooding network with available IP-addresses

I'm currently setting up a dhcp within a network with multiple other DHCP-servers (school) and lately I've received some complaints that my DHCP in particular keep flooding the network and spamming ...
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Installing Arch Linux from existing Linux

I probably have some sort of misconception about the process of installing Arch Linux from a running Linux system. My goal is to set up Arch Linux on a remote virtual server I only have SSH root ...
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Can't install any packages with apt

I have big problem on my Debian 6 server. I can't install/uninstall any packages on my system. When I try install something I have error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: ...
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Cannot start Tomcat 7 as Apache Commons Daemon

I've been following the install process as recommended here. I'm trying to run Tomcat as a Unix daemon as described in the docs. However, when I run $CATALINA_HOME/bin/jsvc like this (note, I added ...
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How to create an /opt partition on an existing installation without loosing data?

I've shrinked my /home from 2.7TB to 100G, I've extended /root, /usr, /tmp and /var but I have been looking for a way to create an /opt partition for 3 hours now, and can't find it. The setup is 3TB ...
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How to map extended buttons on mouse?

I am trying to follow this guide to using a Logitech G600. I have (using a windows computer) mapped each key combo on the mouse to something on a normal keyboard. I have set up some rules in ...
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cron/ bash is not working via scripting, scoping issue?

I'm trying to schedule a task to run ever minute using cron: * * * * * /home/yzm/simple.sh >> /var/log/cron.log and this returns: bash: yzm: command not found cd-ing out of that folder: cd ...