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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Installing Debian: Force UEFI, what does it affect?

I've got a laptop here that came with a Windows 8 installation. What I did: Removed the harddisk, put in an SSD and now I've tried to, unsuccesfully, install Debian. I've used all the default options ...
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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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Some commands are no longer responding?

I have a Debian based distribution & lately a problem has been encountered when trying to execute the gcc or man command's (And probably other commands I haven't found yet). When I type them in ...
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WiFi Broadcom 4306 won't connect

I've been struggling for a while trying to get a Broadcom 4306/2 working on an old Dell lap-top (Latitude D800). My situation is very close to this one The solution mentioned there appears to be to ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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Domain is redirected to another domain in same droplet

I am new on Debian, Built server on Digital Ocean with Debian OS. I successfully added two domains into one droplet: mysite.com anothersite.com Created new dir: ...
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ifconfig shows only lo

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. Actually I am trying to install the firmware through aptitude install firmware-linux-nonfree When I executed ifconfig and ...
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Which users are allowed to log in via SSH by default?

When I set up my Debian 6, I was wondering, which users apart from root whose password I know can log into my system via SSH? When I install Apache 2 a user called www-data gets created. Does this ...
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MPlayer cannot fullscreen in Debian Jessie (Radeon R7 M265)

MPlayer cannot do full screen in my freshly installed Debian Jessie on Ace Aspire E5-551G-T16Q laptop that has AMD Radeon R7 series graphics. Here is the output from lshw -short -C display: H/W path ...
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Why is my Bluetooth on a RTL8723BE not working?

I'm using Debian, a Realtek RTL8723BE Wificard with Bluetooth and the firmware from https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/rtl_bt. But if I run hcitool ...
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What is the correct location to create a new WINEPREFIX?

I have a copy of WINE installed on a Debian Server. And I have now set up my first application. The .exe is in /home/user/appDir/appName.exe I have set up a .desktop file containing: Exec=env ...
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Why Debian doesn't ship with latest stable software releases by the upstream deveopers? What are the criterion? [on hold]

Debian stable releases don't come with the latest stable releases by the upstream developers. The upstream developers wouldn't have released their software if they didn't think those were stable. So ...
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Setting up LIRC in Debian 8

I have an infrared remote control which sends RC-5 signals and a computer with an IR receiver. The computer runs Debian 8 and I'm trying to set up LIRC so that I can control the music player daemon ...
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What packages are installed by default in Debian? Is there a term for that set? Why some of those packages are `automatically installed` and some not?

It's a very simple question, but I wonder, is there a term to refer to the subset of packages that is automatically installed by Debian distribution? I though that it had something to do with ...
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Metadata fields required for debian Release files?

Which of these fields are required for a Release APT file? Origin Label Suite Codename Architectures Components Description
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Shutdown with keyboard press doesn't work

I have a Debian Jessie build, and I want to add keyboard shutdown. I've tried the following, without any success: Attempt 1 To /etc/inittab I added ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now ...
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Lexmark Printer with Debian Jessie

I went through some trouble (see below for part of this trouble) to install Lexmark T420 printer drivers in Debian Jessie, and they are now almost working. However, when I try to print a PDF file with ...
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What are the minimal MySQL grants for the debian-sys-maint user? [migrated]

What are the minimal privileges that debian-sys-maint@localhost needs for the mysql service to work correctly? This answer on ServerFault suggests granting RELOAD only, but this is incorrect, as it ...
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Dell R710 OS install

I just bought a couple Dell R710s on Ebay for a home lab and want to install Debian as the main OS. Im new to dealing with server administration aside from Development stuff. I am wondering on where ...
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rtl8812ae Wifi Connection Instability in Debian Jessie

I just added a D-Link DWA-582 PCI-e WiFi adapter using the Realtek RTL8812AE chipset. I confirmed the support for the chipset at https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x#rtl8821ae . I have installed the ...
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AMD HD 8850M doesn't work

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 3537 with AMD Radeon HD 8850M on it. I use Debian Linux Testing (x86_64). When I try to launch applications by command DRI_PRIME=1 <app_name>, they start with ...
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Wicd and NetworkManager both not working in Debian Jessie

I recently installed Debian, and I was able to get the WiFi to work using the command line. After a while, it stopped working. I figured that it had something to do with the fact that my intel iwlwifi ...
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“E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)” when I try and install OpenVPN. What is this?

Whenever I try and install OpenVPN on My Debian x86 Minimal VPS I get that error. Here is the full code if that helps: root@fadvps:/# sudo apt-get install openvpn Reading package lists... Done ...
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“link is not ready” error, vanishing network interfaces

I recently had a weird problem when trying to use airmon-ng. Here is its description: First, I plug in my USB WLAN adapter, and type ifconfig. Everything goes well and I see all interfaces are ...
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List packages by installation date

How can I list installed packages by installation date? I installed a lot of stuff to compile a certain piece of code, and I want to get a list of the required packages, which are the ones I installed ...
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wkhtmltopdf & debian - install

I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command. So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand ...
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LVM Drive partitions missing

I have a 4 drive LVM PV Group. I had one drive fail (Ok, I broke it installing it in a new case.) so I swapped it for another drive and recovered the remaining data. After a reboot I got stuck at a ...
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Moving /var, /home to separate partition

I am attempting to move some folders (such as /var and /home) to a separate partition after reading this guide: 3.2.1 Choose an intelligent partition scheme I was able to move one folder ...
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phpmyadmin doesn't work after installing php5-mysqlnd

I am currently running into some problems with phpMyAdmin. I set everything up correctly and made sure everything worked. Then later after some developing on some pages I noticed I couldn't execute ...
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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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Debian - ifconfig not showing wlan0

I have Debian installed on my laptop (T440s). I've installed the iwlwifi drivers but Wifi does not work. ifconfig -a only shows eth0 and lo. What should I do? Also, how do I adjust brightness?
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Computer doesn't boot ANY device after installing debian

During a Debian installation, everything went smoothly. However, for some reason it failed to install both the GRUB and LILO bootloaders. I tried thrice to get my installation to work. The first two ...
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gnome-bluetooth not working properly

I want to connect my headset via bluetooth on Debian 8. I run from terminal systemctl enable bluetooth systemctl start bluetooth Then I use gnome-bluetooth, I see the device and try to connect, ...
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increasing lease-time on dhclient.conf in Debian

This is the default dhclient.conf in Debian testing and which is running on my system too - [$] cat dhclient.conf ...
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How do I get my Logitech Quickcam 4000 up and running?

I've just installed Debian “Squeeze” and would love it if I could get my webcam up and running. I've Googled for a solution, and there's a package named pwc that I need to install to get it up and ...
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Flash plugin of debian vulnerable?

I run Debian wheezy with Iceweasel as browser and have installed the Flash plugin similar to this description. Today I read that not only Flash on Windows and Mac also Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.350 ...
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How to reinstall the password of Grub?

I have Debian 8 OS , i protect my grub with a password to prevent the boot from a CD and retrieve my password. And the automatic establishment of the recovery entry is removed. Is there a solution to ...
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My flashplugin-nonfree (on Debian Stretch) is outdated… what to do? [duplicate]

I use the version of Iceweasel on Debian Stretch GNU/Linux on an x86_64 machine. Sadly, I need to use Adobe's abominable Flash technology. I know that the way you install the Flash plugin on Debian ...
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Dependency failed for mount after dist-upgrade

Last weekend, I ran an apt-get dist-upgrade on a home Debian 8.3 system, and was surprised to see that it entered emergency mode on the next boot. The server in question runs LVM on top of a mdadm ...
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Icedove will not accept password

Running Icedove on Debian for years. Have used Thuderbird on various Linux distros for over a decade. This week, when I open Icedove, the "Enter Your Password" box pops up, but will no accept any ...
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How to install drivers for intel GMA 3600 intergrated graphics system?

I am currently using crunchbang 11 32bit, on a laptop with Atom D2500/GMA3600. Does anyone know how to install a more modern driver - rather than the gma500? Is this even possible?
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Debian Jessie grub-install broken in some mysterious way

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade today (2016/02/01), and now my system won't boot. The only reason I can get in at all is that there's a copy of Ubuntu installed as well, and I can boot it from the ...
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Chromebook Crouton Debian xfce4 - Cannot change locale!

On the system described in the title, I am trying to change my locale to a UTF-8 one, in order to run the program Anki. However it won't let me, the commands locale-reconfigure locale-gen and any ...
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Question about web server [closed]

I'm new to hosting my own vps/webserver. I was curious and this may be an stupid question, but what location is practical and secure to for hosting on the web? /home/user/ or /var/www/html?? Because ...
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Shell Script to Execute Shell Script to All Subdirectories

I am making a script to simplify my daily tasks. Everyday, I have to grep for a few things inside a company server. It was okay, however, now, they have segregated each object into sub directories. I ...
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How do I make changes to an lxc template?

I normally create containers with: lxc-create -n mycontainer -t debian However I want to bake a few items into that "debian" default template. New user with my ssh key, can sudo without a ...
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Verizon LG VL600 USB 4g Modem

I am trying to connect an LG VL600 USB 4g Modem from Verizon on a Debian based machine (tried on Linux Mint and Raspberry Pi). I got it working on Windows 7 Virtualbox VM so I know the device and ...
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Debian Jessie Wireless Driver Broadcom Restart (rmmod modprobe) BCM43142 [14e4:4365]

my Dell laptop, running Debian 8 (Jessie), has this wireless device: $ lspci -nn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) And it ...
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How to force ssh connection to exit at end of script

I have a script which is composed of two parts. part1 creates an ssh connection, part2 runs a script (about 800 lines and counting so far). part1: ssh $target_server "bash -s" < $target_script ...
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Locale environment variable settings do not take effect

I have a Debian 6 (64-bit) VPS where I cannot seem to get the locale environment variables LANG and LC_* set. (Everything below as root). vps:~# locale -a C POSIX en_US.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 vps:~# locale ...