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 system-wide “extension” to /etc/services that does not get replaced on package updates?

I know how to use /etc/services but if I change it and the inetd package is later updated via apt-get to a new default one, my changes are gone (happened to me on a apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian ...
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Why did my package get installed to /opt?

A while back I installed couchdb from source on my debian machine. It seemed to install okay and everything worked. A few weeks later I wanted to upgrade and installed from a .deb using dpkg. ...
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Login screen not appearing after upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I upgraded from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie by changing sources from /etc/apt/source.list and running: apt-get update apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade This operation ...
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Where to verify and review various packages before installing them

I am new to Unix/Linux and corrently setting up a Debian Wheezy server for my domain name. Here and there I find useful tutorial on how to do this-and-that, but I am not sure where I can find a ...
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Debian Wheezy, ejabberd and forward secrecy

After validating of my public XMPP service on xmpp.net, I've got the error: Warning: Server offers no forward-secret ciphers. Grade capped to A-. Is there an easy way to enable these ciphers? As ...
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Can I create a buffer file with arecord?

I need to record some sounds from my audiocard to make a stream(Nothing special in this just trying new things), but I can't make the arecord play direct on it, so can I create a buffer file where the ...
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How to run mod_mono on Debian Jessie (package libapache2-mod-mono missing)?

I would like to run an ASP.net MVC application that requires Mono 4 on Debian Jessie, but Jessie is missing the required package "libapache2-mod-mono" [1]. On [2] I found that the package was removed ...
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Using ip addr instead of ifconfig reports “RTNETLINK answers: File exists” on Debian

I have a Debian system working as a wireless router with eth0 and wlan0. Now I added an additional network manually on eth1 with ifconfig: alix:~# ifconfig eth1 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Debian (Kali) Distribution Linux: GNOME gone

I am having problems with GNOME. 2 days ago on my Debian Linux I have installed Steam, with about 50 packages with it. Some of them were xorg drivers. I have already had problems with it, but didn't ...
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Startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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root can't send mail (apticron) but user can (mail/mailx)

I'm running Debian I've set up ssmtp as my MTA and this works perfectly I can send mail using both mail and mailx with a standard user account BUT... When I run sudo apticron I get: send-mail: ...
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LC_ALL: cannot change locale

When I log into my server (Debian 7) through PuTTY, I get greeted by a message saying: -bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_GB.UTF-8). Then, when I try to run almost any ...
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Process starts from inittab but stops by itself at the same time

I have installed pyload in my My Book World Edition and I would like to make it boot everytime I boot up the drive. I wrote the line below in "inittab" ::respawn:/opt/share/pyload/pyLoadCore.py My ...
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How do I install GLIBC in Kali/Debian?

How can I install GLIBC? When I installed Spotify on my Kali 1.0.9a it gives me the following output when I try running Spotify through the Terminal: spotify: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version ...
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How can I find how much RAM are VMware Player VMs using on Linux?

I am running Debian Jessie 64-bit on a computer with 8 GB of RAM. This is my memory usage according to htop(with a fairly large Firefox session) before starting a guest VM that has 4 GB allocated. ...
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Media changed: please insert the disk labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux

I installed Debian 7 using a USB flash drive "burned" from the first DVD ISO of the Debian installation CD/DVD. I did a very minimal install without Debian desktop environment, Print server and ...
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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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What is the real difference between “apt-get” and “aptitude”? (How about “wajig”?)

I know that both apt-get and aptitude are command line package management interfaces on Debian derived Linux, with different options, but I'm still somewhat confused. Under the hood, aren't they ...
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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 specify daemon dependency upon another daemon

in /etc/init.d/ first daemon # Provides: first # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog second daemon # Provides: second # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog first Is this ...
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How to scan a directory with a space in its name with maldet

I'm trying to scan some directories with Linux Malware Detect (command-line command maldet): maldet -a /SOMETHING\ 1/ But I get: maldet(13857): {scan} invalid path /SOMETHING 1/ I've tried ...
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Can Synapse launcher be installed in Debian?

I am thinking of changing from Linux Mint Cinnamon to Linux Mint Debian Cinnamon, but Synapse launcher is something I can't work without. It doesn't seem to be available in Debian. Does anyone know ...
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Debian install fails on USB-HDD

After my internal HDD broke in my laptop, I've tried to install Debian 6.0.6 on my external HDD. Please note that everything runs great when installing Ubuntu, but for some reason while the Grub stage ...
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Virtual Wireless Access Point

Basically, I want to be able to connect to a wireless network from my laptop. Then, I want my virtual machine to acquire internet access via a bridged connection from ETH0 of the VM to the host’s ...
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Intel 7260 Wireless Network Adapter with Debian kernel version 3.2.0-4-amd64

I'm using Debian 3.2.65 with kernel version 3.2.0-4-amd64 and I'm having issues getting the Intel 7260 card working ...
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Make does not compile modules. Error: Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 0 modules

I have banana pi and installed debian with kernel 3.19.3-bananapi from http://www.igorpecovnik.com/2014/09/07/banana-pi-debian-sd-image/ So I want to compile a module so I downloaded kernel from ...
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How do I find/change where GRUB 2 gets installed on a rewrite, on Debian Wheezy?

I have a Debian Wheezy system. On a recent upgrade, I got an error message from GRUB telling me that embedding was not supported for ext2 file systems (huh? Never seen that one before.) and after a ...
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why can't we install application compiled for Ubuntu, on Linux mint, or some other distros with same kernel?

When i try to download some applications like VLC, it shows in download options, various Operating systems which includes Linux mint, Ubuntu etc. Though Linux mint's kernel is from Ubuntu, still they ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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CUPS not working correctly after Debian Wheezy -> Jessie upgrade because of a faulty libpam

I just upgraded a Debian Wheezy to Jessie, by changing the /etc/apt/sources.lst. If important: I pinned systemd to stay with sysvinit, and after the upgrade I removed the pin. If I now do apt-get ...
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name of binary vs. name in GUI

I wish I could title this better. An example seems the best way of making the point: In icedove>preferences>attachments, for 'JEPG image' one can select 'Image Viewer' or 'Use other ...'. It turns ...
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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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Debian machine readable copyright: Files path

I want to create a machine readable copyright file for a Debian package, as defined in https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/#fields . I have some 3rd party files which ...
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Driver installation, failed to fetch cdrom://

I'm kind of new to Debian/Linux OS. I just installed Debian 7.8 on my desktop. And I seem to run into a lot of errors in the terminal. I've been trying to install steam, nVidia drivers, but with no ...
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Uninstall libc6 (from Debian testing) from Debian stable [duplicate]

I wanted to install the text editor Atom on Debian stable (but I don't want to anymore), and I had to install libc6 from Debian testing. Bad idea, I know. So I changed the sources.list, etc... Used ...
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startx autologin does not run in /etc/inittab in after Debian Jessie update

I installed a minimal Debian system (stable) without GUI, switched to testing/jessie to be able to get the Cinnamon desktop, but X didn't start on boot. If I log in as myself at the CLI, I can type ...
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Nvidia drivers debian wheezy

I had some problems with my graphics card. I tried following the instructions from here https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers to install the appropriate drivers. The result is I can't ...
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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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Screen doesn't lock properly when remote desktop is in use

I am using Debian8 (Jessie) when I use the remote desktop remmina, to connect to an XP box the sleep function doesn't lock out the remote host properly. This is a security bug I think. When I return, ...
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System-wide desktop file installation for unpackaged software

I want to configure a locally installed unpackaged application to be started via applications menu in Debian. It should be independent of desktop environment and visible to all users. I don't want to ...
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Converting `for file in` to `find` so that my script can apply recursively

I've been working on my first bash script for some time now (I just started UNIX this week). I have this idea of running a bash script to check some conditions and using ffmpeg to convert all the ...
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Cannot connect to OpenVPN server

I'm trying to run an OpenVPN server on a Raspberry Pi. After installation using apt, I wanted to establish just a raw connection to test it, but I can't connect to the server from another computer. ...
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Which package contains ddate?

I am using Debian8 (Jessie) and I have discovered a concerning lack of the ddate command. I have very important programs that rely on getting charming date and cometary data from the ddate program. ...
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“apt-get install” ends with segmentation fault

I have a following minimalistic sources.list file: root@c:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ftp.fi.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main root@c:~# apt-get update Hit http://ftp.fi.debian.org wheezy ...
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Debian repo mirror or cache

Our company will soon have hundreds of vending machines running a custom Debian 7.x based image made with debootstrap. We want to set up the clients to be automatically updated keep the patch levels ...
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How to diagnose display issues in linux?

I have recently upgraded my system to Debian Jessie (testing) and everything went smoothly, except the occasional distortion when the screen is updating. When a part of the screen needs to update, ...
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No screens found error when starting fresh install of chroot debian wheezy with xfce gui

I am not an experienced Linux user, but have bought a chromebook and am now installing crouton. This is the very first thing I did with the Chromebook, so I don't think I need a powerwash. First I ...
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cannot rename files with `[ ]` on its name?

I'd been trying to use the rename function in my debian, I searched here at unix.stackexchange but it seems the solution is not the same in my scenario which files contains [] ...
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Increase Icon/Text Size in Kali Linux

I am running Kali Linux in a virtual box (VMWare Player), and although the resolution fits my screen properly, the icons, windows, text is so small. In example, when I use the terminal or browse using ...
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Where are all the disks used?

This is almost a little embarrassing to ask, but I just can not figure this one out myself really. I'm trying to find out where the disks of my machine are used and if they are actually used at all. ...