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Debian won't boot: udevd fails to load device sda and sdb

I can't boot my Debian system, I got this error during boot up: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting. I have solved this by adding blacklist snd-pscp to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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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 Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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Two ISPs and multipath gateway configuration

I have two different ISPs. I want to set some kind of load balancing setup that will distribute packets to those providers. I know this can be done using different routing tables, but I wanted to use ...
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“A stop job is running…” on shutdown

Almost every time when I'm shutting down or rebooting the system I get the following message before the system actually shuts down: A stop job is running for Session 1 of user xy It waits for ...
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Apt-get installed programs in Debian Cinnamon Desktop

I usually use GNOME as a desktop for Debian and when I install a program like Terminator via apt I can immediately find it in the drop-down menu and drag a shortcut to it in the toolbar if I like. I ...
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clipboard not working when connecting via rdesktop to xrdp-sesman

I have a Debian machine with xrdp-sesman setup following way Xvnc 127.0.0.1:5910 xrdp-sesman 127.0.0.1:3350 xrdp 0.0.0.0:3389 I am connecting to this machine with rdesktop ...
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Problems with timesyncd or networkd

I am using Raspbian Jessie and I want to set up time synchronization. What I did is: enabled systemd-timesyncd timedatectl set-ntp true enabled systemd-networkd systemctl enable ...
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Debian 8 installation on UEFI / GPT system

I'm completely lost and need some advice to further explore the problem. Steps that I made: 1) Partitioned my hard drive using gparted. First partition is formatted to FAT32, has flags "boot", "esp" ...
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Python3.4 package for Debian Wheezy

I'm looking for a way to get python3.4 for debian wheezy. I've been looking on repos but all I could find is 3.2 version. Does anybody know where I can find 3.4 package? (Or maybe does anybody know ...
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How to have systemd-resolved correctly come alive after hot plug?

Setup I am playing with a small embedded board running Debian Jessie. I am using as much systemd stuff as I can, including the networking stuff. I have added the file: ...
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Make debian use dual network ports for a gaming server

I have a server that has 2 LAN ports (or internet ports or whatever you call them) and i was wondering if its possible to make Debian Linux to use both ports? I will need maybe a link or somthing. I ...
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“Couldn't load plugin” error when trying to view Twitch.tv

I run Chromium v49.0.2623.87 on Debian v8.3. I ran sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, which gave me this output: Selecting previously unselected ...
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Full system backup with dd include symlinks

I'm really new in unix and Linux and just tried to learn something. My question is how can I make full system image/backup with dd include symlinks? Is dd good or I should use another approach? Can ...
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New Debian 8 install, no sound

Just built my new computer, but my problem is I have no sound. Can you help please? I'll run through what I have done so far... I installed Debian and updated the BIOS OK. I also apt-get updated and ...
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How to get sudo access without reboot? (on remote server) [closed]

(From remote Debian server) When you give sudo right with visudo for the first time on first boot to a new user, su - <newuser> will not be enough to offer the right to use sudo and then reboot ...
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Need help with enabling 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I installed Debian Wheezy on my daughter's desktop computer. It has Intel i5-4570 (Haswell) CPU and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics chipset. No discrete graphics card. I'm unable to enable 3D ...
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How to remove Dropbox

I am trying to remove Dropbox from my computer. So far I have done the following: sudo aptitude remove dropbox sudo aptitude purge dropbox But this didn't get rid of it 100% oshiro@debian:~$ ...
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Debian 8 - IPTables reverts to state on every packet

Problem: iptables cannot be changed. On my computer, I can run iptables -F. iptables -L shows it is flushed. When any packets come into or out of the machine, all rules are back! The same behaviour ...
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Create bootable hfs+ partition for macbook

I've installed Debian testing on a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) without keeping OS X on the internal SSD. I've used the following GPT partition layout: HFS+ EFI on /boot/efi BTRFS on / SWAP on swap I've ...
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Can't mount a multipath LUN

I'm trying to mount a lun, it's visible in multipath -ll and I can see the multiple access to it with lsblk. I know screw up somewhere along the line because sda isn't visibly mounted in lsblk anymore ...
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Configure debian ddclient with dyndns noip.com

I'm having trouble to configure debian jessie as noip.com updater. My config looks like this: # Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf # # /etc/ddclient.conf use=web ...
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FFMpeg : Converting a video file to a gif with multiple images from video

I am working on a project in which the user can upload videos. Is there any way with FFmpeg I can take some images from the video and create a GIF out of it? As the project is in Java, I have a way ...
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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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How to programatically change the Ubuntu 16.04 System Monitor process name from cli or mono to an unique name? [closed]

I wrote and tested the following C++ program after reading the Stack Overflow article , [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31747247/change-real-process-name-in-c-on-linux.] I discovered my ...
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Kernel driver for trackpoint on Lenovo Thinkpad 13

On other ThinkPads I've succesfully configured the trackpoint with udev using this method but on my new Lenovo Thinkpad 13 this isn't possible: This command: find /sys/devices/platform/i8042 -name ...
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File /etc/ld.so.nohwcap is missing in Debian 7

What is the file /etc/ld.so.nohwcap used for?. In my machine (Debian 7), this file is not found. Therefore, Which package or library this file belongs to?
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Kernel panic after upgrading from wheezy to jessie

I upgraded my system from wheezy to jessie, However, I am not able to boot using the latest kernel that was installed with jessie. I get following error: Loading, please wait... /init: ...
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How to use a D-Link usb network adapter on debian

I have a Debian (squeeze) desktop, and I need to use a D-Link 150 USB Wireless Network Adapter. So far I've done this: $ lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2001:3c18 D-Link Corp. ... After looking ...
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Two cronjobs not working (one to start a process, one to stop a process)

I typed the following into crontab -e 0 0 * * * bitcoind -datadir=/home/pi/bitcoinData -daemon 0 6 * * * bitcoin-cli -datadir=/home/pi/bitcoinData stop I expect this to run bitcoind ...
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How to connect to wifi from command line

I'm using latest version of Debian based linux Kali. Maybe it is XY problem, as main problem is after I log in to the system got blank screen and mouse pointer. Somebody on internet recommend me to ...
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Flashing screen and blinking underscore at boot

After an aptitude safe-upgrade my laptop doesn't boot any more. I recorded this video of the boot process. I have access to tty1, and from there I can run startx which works without a problem. Here ...
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Is installing pre-compiled software from tarballs against the Debian philosophy?

Probably the biggest argument for trying out Debian is its stability. In order to not break that stability, we have to follow a certain philosophy, which is to always install software from the ...
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Understanding owner groups of a folder

I am having some problems understanding how users and groups permissions work in Linux. The command I am trying to launch is the following: ln -nfs /home/mmarteau/wfor.it/releases/release_folder ...
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Nothing survives reboot in Debian Jessie

Running RasPBX based on Debian Jessie - I tried to change a few .conf files, but they always reverted following reboot. I initially thought this was dhcp messing with things, but it turns out nothing ...
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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 see this error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Error messages during debian install on a laptop. What should I do before deciding that it is hardware-related?

I'm getting this error while trying to install Debian Jessie netinstall from a USB stick, using guided partitioning 'everything in one partition' (my usual modus operandi): Failure trying to run: ...
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Debian topbar in virtualbox

I've installed Debian Jessie in a virtualbox ( v5.0 ). Also I installed the guest additions in order to use seamless mode ( which works nicely ). But when I'm in seamless mode, the topbar of debian ...
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Linux Debian codenames

I've got a few, quite silly, non-technical questions about giving codenames to Debian releases. Each Debian release has its unique codename, which is (so far) a characters' name from Toy Story movies ...
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Slow DNS resolve from curl/lynx etc

I have a strange issue with DNS resolving: Root of the problem is that I get curl errors: "Error executing HTTP request: name lookup timed out". Tried to ping some sites, all resolved fine (and fast). ...
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linux: Class10 SD card different device and block device size

A have a brand new 16GB class 10 SD card and produce a very strange behavior. After I attached the the card with an USB SD-Card reader, the device appeared as /dev/sdb. I tried to copy a 2GB raw image ...
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Debian & Debian-based distros won't work on 15" Mid-2009 MBP

I have a Mid-2009 15" MBP (MacBookPro5,3). It has always not been able to boot Ubuntu 12 and 14 (LTS), but Ubuntu 10 (LTS) works fine. I've also tried Debian and Linux Mint and they have the same ...
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Iptables GEOIP not working under Debian Squeeze

I've just installed xtables-*, compiled the geoip database, but when I try to use an iptables command it always gives back the following error: Command iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m geoip ...
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debian from disk to big disk: what i miss? [closed]

Usually i migrate virtual machine to new bigger disk following this procedure a)Attach new disk b)Mount to mnt c)rsync -avogpP --delete /olddirs /mnt/newdirs except for tmp proc sys dev,i use to ...
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ntpdate on debian

I recently installed ntp on Debian and when issue command: ntpdate ip_of_domain_controller it states: adjust time server. But the time is 3 hours earlier. Other equipment like HP switches are getting ...
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Set up a preferred network interface on Debian/Raspbian

I have a Raspberry Pi that is connected by Ethernet to DSL (eth0) and I also have some 3G/4G dongles that I am testing for fallback, in case the RPi loses the wired connection. In other words, I would ...
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Beagle Bone Black not retaining static IP

I have a Beagle Bone Black to which I have assigned a static IP. My interfaces file is as follows. auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 172.16.41.226 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Is there an additional option to display hidden command on the terminal?

Copy and pasting from a website to the terminal is very harmful , there are an example here You past the following line :ls /some/thing/much/too/long/to/type/ , by pressing Enter the following ...
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Alternatives to Debian Live for persistent Debian system on USB

For the last six years, my main workstation has consisted of a pen drive running the Debian Live images with a persistent partition. The images were simple, brilliant and reliable, and the online web ...
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Debian package of Tomee plus

I'm looking for Debian package of Tomee plus but I have not found anything. Also, I would like to know if it is possible to download the package( on windows) then be installed on Debian or I have to ...