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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Permission mystery: NetATalk on Debian requires rename?

I've got a Raspberry Pi running OpenHab for my home automation. OpenHab has a designer that can configure the system. Up to now I've been running NetATalk on the Pi, sharing the files to my Mac which ...
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How to make a script run at boot time in Debian Wheezy?

I am writing a script to do some tasks at boot up time in my Debian Wheezy AWS EC2 AMI. Sources on the internet say that usual way to do this is to use update-rc.d to install the symlinks needed to ...
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I log in with KDM but get a Gnome session, how do I get KDE instead?

I was using console-only version of Debian (amd64) for some time, but I got tired and installed GNOME desktop. Then I installed also KDE-full. sudo apt-get install kde-full. I updated default DE to ...
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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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Why doesn't my right screen refresh correctly when my left screen does?

I'm having a problem for which I can't find a solution. I'm currently using an AMD Radeon HD 6870 in dual screen. My left screen is plugged in HDMI and my right screen is plugged in DVI. My ...
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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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debian wheezy extreme boot delay

I migrated from Arch to Debian(wheezy) recently. Since Debian was still using sysVinit, I migrated to systemd, but following this. The system booted after a long init, using fallback LSB scripts for ...
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OS Installer for Debian GNU/Linux Based Custom Distribution

I have built a customized Debian distribution for my client who are using my POS software. I install it to run the PHP Based Software in their machine as localhost. I am using two installer for this ...
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Running two instances of Apache as separate users — permission denied

I followed these instructions (somewhat) on configuring two instances of Apache -- we have internal apps and third party programs (WordPress, etc) running on same VM so for security and performance ...
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Create a service in Debian that sources a bash startup script

The server is running Debian 7 Wheezy without systemd. I have a user in Debian with Perlbrew installed into their home directory. The user is running a Mojolicious app. In order for the app to work, ...
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baudrate config changes only after starting x

I've changed an i2c config file so current baudrate is 300000. I do a reboot and start an i2c baudrate checking program. sudo ./checkbr But what I get seems to be usual baudrate settings(default). ...
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Debian offline dist-upgrade in one step

Is there a way to perform a distribution upgrade on an offline Debian system by making only one return trip to an online machine? I've managed to perform the equivalent of apt-get update && ...
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How to create user-defined tasks in Debian?

According to the Debian terminology, a task is a collection of several individual Debian packages all related to a specific activity (see here). Tasks can be installed through the tasksel program ...
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Find source of all installed packages on Debian based systems

I am trying to find a good method to find the repository for each package that was stored on my system that can be easily parsed. Backstory: I have Debian wheezy systems and have setup the ...
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Why is cron ignoring a / (forward slash) interval?

I want to set up a job to run every 15 minutes, starting at the 5th minute. This is my crontab line: 5/15 * * * * /root/job.sh >> /root/job.log But it only runs once an hour, on the fifth ...
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Linux Debian strange putty connection

I have just installed Linux Debian 7.8 on my VMWARE. Installed SSH and SSH-Server. I'm able to connect via putty with the local IP (192.168.x.x). When I try to connect from another computer after ...
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...
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What's the story behind Super Cow Powers?

As we know, apt-get has Super Cow Powers and aptitude does not: $ apt-get --help | grep -i cow This APT has Super Cow Powers. $ aptitude --help | grep -i cow ...
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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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How to verify that package-installed files match originals?

Let's say I have an installed, working and up-to-date system, and want to verify that all package-installed files on it are the same as those packaged by the respective package maintainer. In effect, ...
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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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How can I let people install my package by apt-get?

I have a set of binary packages that I want the user to be able to install from command line via apt-get or yum without having to host it myself on a server. I have heard of reprepro and pushing it to ...
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Package availability in 32 bit Debian 7 (Wheezy)

I am building a new production environment and I have been thinking wether I should use 32bit or 64bit Debian 7. All the servers will have less than 4Gb of memory so I thought I could save some memory ...
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Debian can't mount partition or external hd

I have recently installed a copy of Debian 7/Gnome in a partition along with Windows 7. Even though I am the sole user of this computer, during the installation two accounts have been created: a ...
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hibernate / suspend problems

Problem The Fn-F4 function key combination does not result in hibernating, instead it resets the internet connection instead Symptoms pm-hibernate and pm-suspend just reset the connection. ...
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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 ...
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Debian Fresh Install: IO_Page_Fault

I recently tried to install Debian alongside the mint installation I am using to type this. However, I keep getting this strange error whenever I try to boot it, even after a fresh install ...
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Install nagios3 on debian by apt, file not found error

I have a Wheezy Debian system, and I've installed nagios3 using apt-get. When I go to myhost.com/nagios3 and then go to a page, for example "Tactical Overview" I get the error message: The ...
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Can't FTP into Google Compute Engine instance using Debian

After trying to setup vsftpd on my google compute engine instance, I was unable to completely connect to the FTP server. After attempting to login with FileZilla, I got this response: Status: ...
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Install php 5.6 on Debian Wheezy on Armel

I'm working with an ARM server, and it has Debian Wheezy on it. Poor choice, I know, I didn't install it. I've (loosely) followed this guide and added this to sources.list: deb ...
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Sort command on more than one field

I have a file with contents 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.4 192.168.1.2 10.1.1.1 10.1.1.2 10.1.1.3 192.168.1.56 192.168.1.43 10.1.1.23 When I gave $ sort -h -t. -k3,4 sort_test.txt 10.1.1.1 10.1.1.2 ...
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CUPS - check if print successful (either python or in system)

EDIT: I forgot to make it clear I'm using python and pycups. The code is python but I shouldn't have thought that was enough. I've dug through the cups documentation a few times and couldn't find ...
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How to view a daemon's output in a session on Raspbian/Debian?

Okay I'm pretty new to Linux and I have setup a Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian and it's running a bunch of things for tracking aircraft as well as a receiver (RTL-SDR). It's all working great and I'm ...
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Linux Debian memory leak? [duplicate]

I am running an application which needs to be restarted everyday. I am noticing that when I close this application and I run "free -m" It says: total used free shared ...
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How to hide mouse cusor in gnome-shell and gdm display manager?

I'm trying hide the mouse cusor my Debian Jessie with gnome-shell and gdm display manager. I could easily do if I know how can pass the argument "-nocursor" to X server with de GDM Display manager. ...
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How can I upgrade an application from new source?

I am runnign debian wheezy. I have PHP 5.4 installed from default repos. And now I have added these to sources list to upgrade to PHP 5.6 deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy all deb-src ...
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Why my xl2tpd doesn't redial?

I have a router that runs debian and is used to connect to my ISP using L2TP (over a cable modem). xl2tpd is configured to redial if the connection fails (and pppd is configured to do a LCP ping all ...
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atom cannot start because libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 is not found, but ldd can locate it

I've installed Atom editor on my Crunchbang VM. Atom depends on libc6>=2.15, but the stable Waldorf has libc6 2.13, so I had to set up dynamic linking as described here After that, I get another ...
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Can change monitor resolution of a SyncMaster SA850 and Intel HD graphics

I have installed Debian 7.2 from liveUSB and connected the monitor Samsung SyncMaster SA850 with DVI cable into integrated Intel HD graphics. However I have very low resolution and can't change it. In ...
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Windows 8.1 and Debian dualboot EFI problems

I am following the instructions described here and here My EFI-partition is /dev/sda2, but the following command does not work: mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi It says it cannot find the mount point. I ...
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On Debian Testing: How to get a recent Iceweasel Release (non-ESR) version without updating to Unstable?

I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25). ...
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How do I troubleshoot networking on Debian

Today I restarted my linux box, and following the restart, my linux box has no network connection. Here's what I've tried so far: Use an different ethernet cable that works on my other computer. No ...
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Debian Jessie: My LAN is not working!

I can connect to the Internet without a problem by using wireless networks. I have a DSL connection on defined which can connect to the Internet when LAN is connected. When I plug-in network cable, ...
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SMP Linux regular user service command permissions

I'm having a weird situation with three of our cloud based VMs. They differ slightly from our other systems. The systems we are not having issues with read as follows: Linux nyc-dev 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 ...
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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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Why does querying xrandr briefly freeze the screen?

Every time I run xrandr --query my screen freezes very briefly. It's enough to be jarring if I'm watching an animation or a video -- which sucks, because I have a script querying xrandr every 3 ...
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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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Library missing compiling XBMC from source

Somewhere between the 13 and 13.1 releases I was no longer able to compile XBMC from source. I was able to compile v13 when it was first released (from the Gotham branch). Then, 13.1 was announced and ...
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How can I configure the default transmission rate for 802.11 (“WiFi”) in Debian 7 GNU/Linux?

I need to lower the transmission rate of my IEEE 802.11g network interface controller to have acceptable packet loss ratio (< 0.5 %), otherwise it becomes very high (> 50 % is ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection refused .

I have a bluetooth dongle (something that costs around $2) from which I want to send serial data to my android phone. i have installed : sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez-utils blueman on ...