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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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Recover file from previous installation? [duplicate]

I recently wiped an old ubuntu server of mine and installed debian, but i forgot to backup a very important file. I know there is a chance that the computer has already wrote over the file, but what ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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why are there links to links in system directories?

For example, the executable emacs: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jun 9 2012 /usr/bin/emacs -> /etc/alternatives/emacs llrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Jun 9 2012 /etc/alternatives/emacs -> ...
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Elantech Mouse Touchpad not working well

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Debian (GNOME) machine: My mouse touchpad does not work correctly (right-click not recognized, cannot do 2 finger drag and drop/highlight) on Debian, but it does work ...
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sudo and fish: no credential caching

I use fish as my standard shell. And I use sudo sometimes. But I'm having problems with credential caching. On an Ubuntu system, this works: niklas@Niklas-Mobil~> sudo true [sudo] password for ...
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3answers
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The difference between a binary and a source package in Ubuntu/Debian?

The information below seems misleading. I am confused with the example they give that if you lose dpkg (the program that lets you handle .deb files) you can use the other commands ar, tar, and gzip ...
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Disable CPU scaling with U 1404

I know there are a lot of things about this topic but I couldn't find anything not older than 4 years. As the stuff develops so fast I hope it is fine to ask again a few years later. What is ...
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0answers
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Bluetooth Device not working debian wheezy

i just installed debian wheezy on msi cx640dx. my bluetooth device not working. here is some information. Kernel version: $uname -r 3.2.0-4-amd64 when i use hcitool dev it don't show any device. ...
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1answer
265 views

Installing Ubuntu/Debian on 16 GB SD Card

Is it possible to install Ubuntu/Debian on my 16 GB SD Card ? Do I just during installation process chose my SD Card partition and install it (that doesn't work if we have USB) or do I need to install ...
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2answers
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How To Convert .run Installer to .deb Installer?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I have many 3rd party system libraries which I use for projects, but managing library installation is difficult. Some libraries are .deb files, some are built from source ...
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1answer
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Smooth scrolling - where does it come from?

So, I've been dealing with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros for a while and kinda like Crunchbang. But I've been also noticing that Ubuntu (as well as LMDE) comes with that fancy/nice/eyecandy ...
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Why does Ubuntu use Debian “unstable”? How does it manage to be stable then?

Shouldn't Ubuntu use Debian "stable" for stability? How does it manage to stay stable by using Debian "unstable" ?
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1answer
43 views

Create a deb package from difference between two images

I am maintaining an Ubuntu server image as a development environment with several deployments. If my base image changes - install a package, modify conf files, etc - I am manually patching the new ...
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1answer
36 views

Where can I find the source code of Gnome-Shell 3.10 Status Indicator/Bar?

In Gnome Shell 3.10 indicators (sound, network,..) were merged in single status bar. I read that applications need to make gnome shell extensions to show an icon there. So I searched for default ...
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1answer
125 views

Multi-user text mode runlevel in Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu as a server, and I want to change its runlevel to be full multi-user text mode (like init 3 in RedHat). Using runlevel command, I see that am running N 2 which is Graphical multi-user ...
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1answer
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How to create a custom Linux distribution? [closed]

Can any one tell me the easiest way to create a system with live cd with installing function. Which can install backtrack all tools?? I need to create a custom boot animation and everything!
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4answers
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List all commands of a specific Debian package

I want to know the commands that a specific Debian package offers me. For example lets say I installed a package called x.deb. This package surely contains some commands that i can use. How to list ...
2
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2answers
168 views

Unattended linux installation (Debian/Ubuntu)

I want to make an Debian or Ubuntu unattended ISO, for my FOG server - to boot up system installation via LAN. I've searched over the internet but I didn't found nothing, which will be adequate for ...
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1answer
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What does adduser do that useradd doesn't?

In addition to the more widespread useradd, Debian based systems also contain an additional adduser command which provides a higher level interface for adding users and some related tasks. There are ...
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1answer
125 views

Best conventions for icons in Debian/Ubuntu

I've been looking for a while for the best conventions for icons, but I just find lots of inconsistent web pages. Maybe the conventions have changed and they need updating, or maybe I just haven't ...
2
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1answer
107 views

lockfile-progs utilities usage [duplicate]

There is another question that is related, but it is actually different, because I'm asking why the behavior of lockfile-create & lockfile-touch is different to the current contents of the manual ...
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2answers
164 views

Strip specific option from a response in dhclient

I aim to prohibit dhclient from updating my NTP config with servers received via DHCP, as it is the default on Debian/Ubuntu. However, my DHCP server ignores the list of requested options (from the ...
3
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1answer
346 views

MySQL server won't install to a new os (Debian, Ubuntu)

Today I wanted to install (on a new VPS with new OS) a MySQL server. I used this command: apt-get install mysql-server mysql-common mysql-client-5.5 I tried with Debian 7 (x64 and x86) and Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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Online administration tool

do you know any solutions like webmin for my ubuntu/debian box? I want to control some of my machines over network via HTTP. Is there any solution that will provide me with a dashboard? Even better if ...
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1answer
105 views

How to de-select packages of a certain architecture in aptitude

I'm upgrading some Debian machines from i386 arch to amd64. The process is fairly straitforward: Boot a amd64 kernel For libraries which are multiarch-capable, install their amd64 companion ...
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1answer
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Debian/Ubuntu:How to compile a Linux kernel on one machine and use on other machines (same architecture)

Debian/Ubuntu: How to compile a Linux kernel on one machine and use on other machines (same architecture)? I know how to do it on the same machine. But to use a compiled kernel other machines, is ...
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2answers
203 views

How to automatically generate .desktop file?

There's a .deb software that doesn't have a .desktop file, I created that file. I want to create another package for that software, when the user installs it, I want the .desktop file to be generated ...
3
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1answer
139 views

How to overwrite a non-Debian package?

Background I am trying to install Google Drive, so I am installing Grive. I previously tried to install SyncDrive, which isn't supported any longer. Now, I am having some conflicts between the two ...
3
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3answers
324 views

Apache Server on different disk partitions

I have an Apache server installed with Debian. Later, I partitioned my hard drive and installed Ubuntu on the new partition. Afterwards, I realized I could not access my Apache server while booted ...
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1answer
107 views

Difference between .changes and .dsc files? [manually updating package]

What is the difference between .changes and .dsc file? Debian Policy says about required field set, but misses the essence and the meaning on the whole. Why have two (actually there are three) when ...
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Non destructive installation : Ubuntu 13.10 -> Debian 7.2

How to make a non destructive installation of Debian 7.2 over Ubuntu 13.10 ?
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1answer
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Accessing /home/user data from an Ubuntu system mounted as external drive on Debian wheezy [closed]

I just switched my Hard Drives and I would like to copy my data from the old HDD to the new HDD. I have mounted the old HDD at /mnt, it is a LVM Ubuntu partition. What I would like to do is copy my ...
2
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1answer
127 views

How to auto-mount all USB-devices at same USB socket to same mountpoint

I have a small computer with 2 USB sockets : A and B. I want any external USB disk, attached to socket A - to be mounted as "deviceA" I want any external USB disk, attached to socket B - to be ...
3
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4answers
388 views

LAN only VNC help

GOAL: I have 2 computers in a LAN environment (I will refer to them as [computer A] and [computer B]) and I want to log into [computer B] via [computer A]. I have a VNC client on [computer A] Remote ...
4
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4answers
274 views

How to show network adapters with their statistics?

Is there any terminal command I can use to display all the network adapters like eth0, wlanoand their data statistics like data transmitted & received?
3
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1answer
178 views

Invoking PolicyKit/polkit via xinit/startx?

I recently upgraded a minimal installation of Ubuntu (with no full-fledged DE) from precise to saucy and since doing so I'm no longer able to mount removable drives as a normal user. I googled a bit ...
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0answers
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How to add EBCDIC support on debian/ubuntu

I have to add EBCSIC text support to deal with IBM OS text messages. I have succesfuly added EBCDIC support to a CentOS box by adding lang and encoding to /etc/i18n/sysconfig. I searched in the docs ...
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1answer
41 views

debootstrap local download dir

Can someone tell me where does debootstrap store downloaded packages that it's about to install? Possibly also the download method would be interesting (wget/curl/apt-get). In my case I run: sudo ...
2
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2answers
194 views

How can I uninstall packages from the command line on Ubuntu?

I am wondering how one would uninstall software from the command line/terminal. What commands would I use?
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Monodevelop D Bindings for Debian / Ubuntu?

I want to install the D-Language binding for MonoDevelop but it does require MonoDevelop 4.x, which isn't available yet for Linux based systems. Is there any way I can get around this? I tried ...
2
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2answers
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Do I need a special firewall on a personal computer

I am relatively new to Linux and was wondering about security issues. Most people agree that a virus-scanner is not useful on a linux system, but what about a firewall? I am using Debian wheezy stable ...
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Could someone provide a step by step guide to configuring OpenVPN server to work over port 443?

My network is very restrictive and many many things do not work so I need to configure a VPN that will work over port 443. I have tried numerous times to set up the server myself, however I can never ...
0
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1answer
221 views

How do I add custom GPG key to Ubuntu/Debian installer?

I'm trying to setup custom Ubuntu install CD using instructions on http://beezari.livejournal.com/191717.html I've added my GPG key to ubuntu-keyring and signed Release file with it (resulting in ...
3
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1answer
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Why do I need to add a GPG-key with apt-key before adding URL to sources.list and download-installing an application with apt-get?

I went on to download an application today. It had it's instructions listed, step by step, number one being: adding a GPG-key with apt-key. It was followed by adding the application to apt/sources and ...
2
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1answer
57 views

Is there a way to get apt-get to install from different distributions in one single command?

I'm building a package from source in Debian Wheezy, which has a few build-deps that cannot be satisfied by stable. Therefore, I use a few packages from unstable, testing and wheezy-backports. The ...
3
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1answer
1k views

LXC migrate between hosts

I had setup a testsystem with LXC and installed a webserver etc. that all was not the problem. But now I want to swich to another host system also I compressed /var/lib/lxc/webserver and copied it to ...
3
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1answer
554 views

Execute custom script when an interface gets connected

I using a USB wifi dongle to connect to the Internet. When the wireless connection dies, I lose some iproute rules too. How can I reset these rules when the interface connected again?
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Webmin alternative that installs & runs on the client machine & communicate via SSH

Are there any Webmin alternatives that don't consume server resources but instead install on client machine & communicate via SSH client. So effectively all the actions made on that GUI are ...