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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Is there a file search engine with a webserver?

I connected a huge USB HD to my linux server. I installed samba and the files can now be accessed over network. I can search for files over network but the samba search is slow. Do you know of any ...
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Can I determine what changed in an upgraded package using apt or dpkg on Debian 6?

I just did an apt-get upgrade on my Debian 6 development server and noticed that a certain package named tinyproxy was upgraded. I have a particular interest in seeing precisely what changed in that ...
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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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Install the virtual box guest additions Debian wheezy

I am trying to install the virtual box guest additions and it mounts successfully on to Debian wheezy. When I open this mounted drive I see a message in nautilus in the top right saying "the ...
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How to install `service` command in a Stable Debian?

In ubuntu we do simple: service MyService restart service MyService stop ... So, the service command is good and simple. I need this simplicity: how to install service command on Debian? PS: this ...
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How to change programs used to handle files in Calibre in Debian

I have recently installed Calibre, and it works great, however I have some problems with handling of files by this program: Folders open in baobab. To open folder I just need to click on a book and ...
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Where is my eth0 configuration on Wheezy

I have a perfectly happy Debian Wheezy 7.4 install that sets up eth0 as DHCP. But as I want to set a static IP address for it, I navigate to /etc/network and open up the interfaces file and see the ...
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Debian ssh Cannot Resolve Hostname on DHCP Server

I used to connect to my raspberry pi via ssh using the hostname of the pi and vice versa. Now that doesn't work. I can connect by using the ip address, but that changes daily and it is annoying to ...
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How to stop update-grub from scanning all drives?

Every time update-grub is run all hard drives are scanned. Each drives that is in standby state will spin up to go idle. This is a waste of energy. We use update-grub version 1.98: # update-grub -v ...
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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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Use default gateway as ntp server

I have a lot of servers running debian and they all must synchronize clock to NTP server running on their respective default gateway. Since there is many servers on many different network segments, I ...
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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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How to install cctrlapp on debian?

I try to install the cctrl command line client on a debian 8 machine. Following the install instructions, I installed python, pip and then (via pip) cctrl apt-get install python apt-get install ...
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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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internal and extern ip adress when installing softwares etc [closed]

I rent a Linux Debian server. I have problems with installing software on it. When I install centovacast, I have no problem, but when I create a radiostation into centova for a client, it gives them ...
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Debian Jessie - Terminal not resizing for non-admin user

I've deployed a Debian 8 instance on ec2 using the "official" AMI listed for my region on the debian site. I logged into the default admin account and created another user before logging in as them. ...
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Network testing (e.g. iperf) using only one server

I would like to test my network performance using iperf on a single Unix host. As far as I can tell, a solution would be to make server able to distinguish traffic on the two networks without ...
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Driver for Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip

I just got a Macbook Pro 12,1 which comes with the Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip (output from lspci -nn -d 14e4:). What I've tried First, I built the latest kernel (4.1.6) from source. According to this ...
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How to configure synaptic in Debian Stable, Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

I am using Stable Debian (8.1 - jessie), installed from Live (debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso)... Now, starting to install all other things, nothing is possible (!)... apt-get and Synaptic ...
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Permanent swapping with lots of free memory

We have a Linux server running Debian 4.0.5 (Kernel 4.0.0-2) with 32G RAM installed and 16G Swap configured. The system uses lxc containers for compartmentalisation, but that shouldn't matter here. ...
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[Linux Debian 8]: Driver Installation asks me to insert a disc

So I recently installed Debian 8 and am currently trying to get the software configured with my NVIDIA video card. The official Debian page instructed me to do this: Add deb ...
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Choosing proper Debian installer

I have a server with Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5300 Sequence. I would like to install the latest stable release of Debian on it. But I'm very confused by the number of installers available for ...
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Debian Testing SDDM Does not Log In Users

I have a strange problem. I'm running a Debian testing installation and recently with KDE5 update stream, I got SDDM instead of KDM. However, SDDM does not log me in even when I enter my correct ...
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Debian/Xfce: Keyboard shortcut for home and end keys

I'm running xfce4 on debian. I'd like to assign keyboard shortcuts for the home and end keys (specifically, to move the cursor to the beginning and end of a line). In the settings manager there is a ...
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Debian based system, only one gui program, nothing else

I would like to make a debian system where you can only open one GUI program at boot, no other graphical interface, no minimize, or any X apart from that program, is there a way to do it on debian if ...
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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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Installing virtualbox on Debian: dependency problems

I'm currently running Debian Wheezy (Testing). I want to install virtualbox but when I run the following: # aptitude install virtualbox ...I get the following result: The following packages have ...
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Fluxbox: Wallpaper settings in fluxbox will always reset

I just installed a fresh new debian and after that I installed fluxbox. I logged in with my normal user and start fluxbox with startx. Ive got now a simple wallpaper with the debian-logo. When using ...
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Hamachi login failed on Debian Wheezy

I am trying to use Hamachi on Debian (Wheezy 7.8) with an ARM architecture. Whenever I try to login, it fails: # hamachi login Logging in ..... failed I tried this command on another Ubuntu machine ...
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How to best track adventures of a novice administrator

I have this user that has limited sudo privileges, yet he manages to screw up from time to time. I would like to keep an eye on his adventures, so that I can reverse any damage with less digging. ...
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Printing in Debian Jessie Without avahi

I'm looking for a way to print to a networked HP LaserJet 600 M602 in Debian Jessie and I can't seem to find a solution that does not pull in avahi as a dependency. I don't want avahi because it ...
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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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Is it safe to delete all swap partitions?

More explicitly: If it safe to shutdown a system, boot from a live cd, delete all disk swap partitions, and boot the system? This is in follow up to How to safely turn off swap permanently? (on ...
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How to check whether CAN bus controller's drivers are presented in my Debian Wheezy?

I've heard that Linux kernel has native CAN bus support at network layer since some years, with a lot of drivers for both embedded and USB CAN bus controllers, how do I check whether they are ...
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Scripts in rc.local (start at boot), doesnot start

In my Debian /etc/rc.local, I've put 2 scripts (one for Wifi AP, the other for VPN client-connection): sh /bootscripts/vpn.sh & sh /bootscripts/wifiap.sh & #test: date >> ...
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Start notification-daemon as a service

I am running Debian and wish to make use of notify-send. But notify-send doesn't give me any notification unless I have one of the following running: # either: ...
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Mounting a multi-partition (GPT/HFS+) USB 2.0 harddrive on Debian

I have a 3TB USB 2.0 hard-drive which has two HFS+ (Mac) partitions using GUID partition table for the partition records. It was partitioned with Mac OS Disk Utility. How can I mount these partitions ...
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status_of_proc does not find the process

I am trying to make an init script to work as expected, the start / stop functionalities works flawlessly, but I cannot get the status function to work as expected. I am running : Distributor ID: ...
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Finding all software packages in Debian that provide a particular alternative

The Debian distribution has the Debian Alternatives System. From the Wiki: The Debian alternatives system creates a way for several programs that fulfill the same or similar functions to be ...
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Run Zenity script as an application (zero terminal) [closed]

I have made a bash used by Debian. Now, I'd like to provide a 100%-GUI application instead of launching the bash into/from the Terminal. My project: runs the bash script & displays a ...
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Using OpenVPN with systemd

Ok, so I've been searching the web for solutions to this problem with no answers seeming to work for me. Hopefully someone can help me. I'm only trying to configure the OpenVPN Client. I'm running ...
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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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Debian Jessie, copy file on NFS share (autofs) at shutdown

I'm on Jessie 8.1 so I use systemd to launch a service at shutdown. My service uses a script to copy a file on a NFS share (mounted by autofs). It doesn't work, I know the script can copy a file on ...
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Debian on Chromebook - Installer reboots

I'm trying to install Debian 8.1 64bit on a Toshiba Chromebook cb30 from USB. I previously had successfully installed the 32bit version on the same laptop (32bit by accident... hence the reinstall). ...
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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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Cron only occasionally sends e-mail on output and errors

On Debian 8.1, I'm using a Bash feature to detect whether the stackoverflow.com website is reachable: (echo >/dev/tcp/stackoverflow.com/80) &>/dev/null || echo "stackoverflow unreachable" This is ...
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Trouble switching from DHCP to a static IP on Kali Linux

When I installed Kali Linux 64bit, I forgot to set up a static IP address, and now DHCP determines my address with my router. I have already modified /etc/hosts and /etc/network/interfaces to declare ...
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Debian USB automount

Got my USB flash automount broken after reboot. Using Debian 6, GNOME 2 My NTFS hard disk is still mounting correctly. When i connect my Android smartphone (with SD and local drive) my messages log ...
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Why does apt-get upgrade not install the latest PHP version?

I usualy do apt-get update apt-get upgrade in order to keep my Debian 8.x server up to date. I also tried apt-get dist-upgrade, however, my PHP version is still the same one that I installed months ...
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Troubleshooting radeon drivers in Debian vs. Trisquel vs. Ubuntu

Using an ATI 5770 on a 2560x1440 monitor. When I first install Ubuntu 14.04 I'm given the full 2560x1440 resolution. It says it's using the free drivers and that closed source ones are available. In ...