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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Network Install Debian on a VLAN

My lab is on a VLAN. If the machines are connected to the VLAN they can connect to the Internet. If not they can't. Installing the VLAN package enables network connectivity. However, I don't know how ...
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How to apt-delete-repository? [duplicate]

I would like to run the reverse of this command to remove the non-compatible repository in Debian 8.1 sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nemh/systemback where the command add-apt-repository is in the ...
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The performance difference between a command that does the same thing

What is the difference? It is performed in the same? tar -czf files/compressed/gzip/archive.tar.gz -C files/original . tar -c -C files/original . | gzip -1 > files/compressed/gzip/archive.tar.gz ...
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the most minimal Debian/sid installed with debootrap?

In the past years I used debootstrap to install my desktop Debian (daily usage) and I'm planning to use it once again, but until now I just used debootstrap default options, this time instead I'd like ...
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How do I restore grub on a uefi boot after a windows update wiped it?

Until yesterday I had a dual boot debian / win8 with grub that worked like a charm. Yesterday a stupid windows update totally wiped grub and I'm now unable to boot in linux. I installed linux a year ...
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Set LZMA compression level via tar [duplicate]

How can I set the compression level for this command? tar --lzma -cf files/compressed/lzma/archive.lzma -C files/original/ . With --bzip I just use: BZIP2=-9 tar --bzip2 -cf ...
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Uninstalling default VBoxGuestAdditions on Debian

When I ran sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run I got the following warning message: You appear to have a version of the VBoxGuestAdditions software on your system which was installed from a ...
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Can't get Intel HD 5500 graphics to work with Debian

I'm using Debian 8, but my integrated graphics card does not seem to be used. This is on an Asus Zenbook UX303 which uses HD 5500 integrated graphics: $ sudo lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Wifi cuts out after some time

I recently installed Debian on my laptop (after playing around with dozens of distros in VMs for a year or so), and while most everything has gone quite swimmingly I'm having some issues with my wifi. ...
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After switching to Devuan, how do I remove systemd?

So, I've also switched from Debian to the Devuan pseudo-fork. But - this doesn't get rid of systemd... I've followed the instructions here, and did: # apt-get install sysvinit-core sysvinit ...
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Setting default udisk2 NTFS option for removable drive

I am running debian/jessie amd64, and I would like to change the default options for ntfs-3g. Namely I'd like to state that any removable device for which filesystem is NTFS, should be mounted with ...
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How to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 (with zfs file system) and debian 7 (crunchbang) using grub2 boot loader in MBR?

I want to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 with ZFS as the root file system (the only file system) with Debian 7 (crunchbang linux) with ext4 using grub2 boot loader installed in MBR and grub is managed by the ...
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How can I resolve a stale nfs handle?

I noticed once when I shut down my home server while my desktop was connected via NFS that I kept getting "stale NFS handle warning" when entering my home dir, this caused issues with some programs ...
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My Debian freezes

I installed a fresh Debian 7 install, but it freezes from time to time, and when it happens (quite often indeed) only the mouse can move around but everything is blocked. All I can do is restart. I ...
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building Debian package fails at dh_auto_install stage

I'm trying to build a very simple debian package. I have two files, main_file and functions, they are both shell scripts, functions is sourced by main_file. There are no dependencies on any external ...
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Detect when sdcard removed

I'm working with a small Arm board (Emtrion) running Debian Linux. Emtrion has provided an sdcard image that can update the boards flash. I would like to extend the simple update script, so that when ...
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Unlock LUKS encrypted Debian root with key file on boot partition

I'm trying to decrypt the Debian root with a key file stored in the boot partition (decrypted partition). This will break the security, but it doesn't matter now. I have to conclude this successfully ...
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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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How can I reliably “hold” a package in Debian?

I have a package in Debian that has been manually patched (not ideal, I know) that I must hold at its current version so upgrades don't overwrite the patched changes (I will manually inspect and apply ...
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Drivers for Marvell 88SE9230 SATA controller on Linux

I have just purchased a SuperMicro X10SBA, where i intend to use the onboard Marvell 88SE923 SATA controller for RAID1. Unfortunately SuperMicro has written that RAID is only compatible on Windows ...
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Run automatically Noip2 when the machine is booted?

I put the following script in /etc/init.d/rc3.d on my Debian 7 but it doesn't work on my computer #! /bin/sh # . /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions # uncomment/modify for your killproc case "$1" ...
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Automounting of USB pendrives on Debian 8 XFCE desktop not working

The icons appear on the desktop but I still have to mount them. I must be missing something, mustn't I?
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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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Bash Script To Find Debian Release Number from /etc/debian_version

The following is what I'm currently using for testing the version of Debian. Instead of doing it this way, can I make it more succinct? #!/bin/bash VERSION=NONE if [ $(cat /etc/debian_version) == ...
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How to specify a custom include directory in Debian?

I am trying to compile my program on a Debian system via ssh and without root privileges. PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="7" VERSION="7 (wheezy)" I ...
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how to completely blank video output on boot (no kernel logging, grub output, etc.)

So, this is an inversion of the classic question: "Why is my terminal blank on boot?" -- How do I make my terminal blank on boot? I'm creating a Debian Wheezy system with GRUB as the boot loader that ...
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CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK is not set

I am trying to setup iptables on udoo quad but I hit a brick wall and cannot find a fix anywhere: root@udoo:/# uname -a Linux udoo 3.0.35 #10 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jul 30 18:16:10 CEST 2014 armv7l ...
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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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How to get /dev/ttyUSB* to show up?

I've been using FTDI usb serial cables on OSX with really no thought for years. Now, I'm trying to get the same cables working on Linux (Linux Mint, Debian Edition 2). What I understand so far is... ...
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External port forwarding stop working when VPN is activated

I've a problem with my local Debian server. I use a port forward to allow access from outside my lan to my server. It's works very well but when I activate my VPN (OpenVPN) on my server, the port ...
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Mysterious “unable to resolve host” in dead.letter

In the ~ directory of the root user on my debian wheezy server regularly appears file named dead.letter with (currently) the following content: orion : Jul 25 10:17:31 : root : unable to resolve host ...
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To run modprobe for Wi-Fi at login

I would like to enable my wifi card automatically at the startup every time. However, the command below requires sudo. I see Hardware Disabled at the wireless connection which blocks the internet ...
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Why is my Debian jessie always in runlevel 5?

I have configured the lines in /etc/inittab as follows: # The default runlevel. id:2:initdefault: But after logging in the output of runlevel is as follows: N 5 So why am I in runlevel 5 ...
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Two or more threads on single core [closed]

What are the advantages of using threads on single core, does that makes sense to use multithreading on single core?
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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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Is there an easy foolproof way to translate commands from Ubuntu to Debian, and vice-versa?

If I want to work between Ubuntu and Debian or switch to one or the other, would there be a good way to know what commands will work on both? I have set up Debian with sudo (i.e. by not choosing a ...
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Installing Debian on Embedded system with serial console or network console (PCH)

I have an embedded system based on the Intel-Atom with PCH which we are busy developing. In the embedded environment I have: A Serial console through the PCH which means this doesn't work with the ...
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Install Lisp Interpreter in Debian Jessie

I convinced myself to learn Lisp. I'd like to know of a way to install a Lisp Interpreter on Debian(Jessie). I was reading about clisp but is not in the repositories of Debian.
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Unable to load a USB keyboard driver on Debian machine

I have a pretty simple driver for USB keyboard: #include <linux/module.h> #include <linux/kernel.h> #include <linux/usb.h> #include <linux/usb/input.h> #include ...
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iptables do not work, very slow to process on Debian 8

I never had issues with Debian 7 using iptables. However, with Debian 8, I cannot get iptables to work at all. Simple script like this takes several minutes to load and can't access my portal page. ...
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Run a command when logging in with xmonad

I have a simple script that I want to run every time x starts up. #! /bin/sh /home/kevin/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd & I have run chmod 755 on it, so it's fully executable. And it just will. not. ...
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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin

I'm running this as a debian wheezy inside a vm with NAT networking with a win7 host. When I try to install pidgin using sudo apt-get install pidgin I get following error Err ...
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PPTP IPs different than LAN ips

in /etv/pptpd.config I have: localip 1.0.0.1 remoteip 10.0.0.100-200 my server real IP is 192.168.1.40 (my LAN is 192.168.1.0) is it OK to do it? how I can route it so the clients with ...
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USB stick dosn't have a device file

I have a generic USB storage stick form Kingston which gets recognised as a USB device from Kingston. root@banana:~# lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0951:1665 Kingston Technology Bus 001 Device 001: ID ...
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Screen is shaking/wobbling in Debian 8.1

Just installed Debian 8.1 on my Lenovo Y70 laptop, besides other driver problems, one of the problems i cant get rid of is this shaking/wobbling screen. Tried to install intel drivers and xorg but ...
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How do I scan grayscale with simple-scan?

I really like simple-scan because: It's really simple It has an interface that fits with GNOME setup on Debian (unlike Skanlite) However, I can't seem to be able to set it to scan in grayscale. ...
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Conflict between libtwolame0 and libtwolame0:i386

I am trying to install Skype on Debian Stretch (testing) amd64 (skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb), which depends on libasound2-plugins:i386 which itself transitively depends on libtwolame0:i386. ...
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Do we need polkit and consolekit on our root-only servers?

We have workstations where the only user is root. We use them only through ssh to distribute workload. We installed Debian 8 (Jessie) on those machines. I've read that consolekit and policy kit are ...
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Debian, two network cards - “no route to host” on eth1

I have added a secound nic in a debian box. That nic is ment for doing some test stuff, so those devices connected should just be able to access the debian box or be accessed from it. To set up the ...
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initramfs-tools syntax errors with Heirloom sh

My current system is: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (jessie) Release: 8.1 Codename: jessie with kernel: $ uname -a ...