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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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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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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MySQL won't start

I'm using a debian system. I could not start my mysql after the partition went full - I received the message "ERROR: The partition with /var/lib/mysql is too full!" I found a recommendation to delete ...
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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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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 ...
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Download older XAMPP on Linux without Browser

I am connected to a Unix Server via ssh and want to install xampp on this server. How do I download / install an older Version of xampp (1.7.7) without having access to a browser?
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Write access on mounting a Windows network share

I installed cifs-utils, and can mount the remote drive using the command sudo mount.cifs //DRIVE ~/homedir/ -o user=user,pass=pass,sec=ntlmssp However, the user account cannot write to the mounted ...
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usbmount mounted lots of USBs when I only have 2

So I installed usbmount on my raspberry pi and it mounted: usb0, usb1, usb2, usb3, ... usb7, but I only have 2 pen drives connected. The other 2 USB ports are being used to a wireless receptor and a ...
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Problem installing John the Ripper Jumbo on Kali - libssl-dev dependecy

I am trying to install John the Ripper Jumbo on my Kali box. For some reason the version of Kali I recently installed as the host OS on a spare laptop does not seem to have NTLM hash support (whereas ...
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Error when booting Kali-Linux

When I'm trying to boot Kali Linux from an USB-Device I get this error: /bin/sh: cannot open /dev/tty1: No such file /bin/sh: cannot open /dev/tty1: No such file /bin/sh: cannot open /dev/tty1: No ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop working during debian live installation

I know there have been similar question, but neither applies to my situation. I want to try/install debian. I downloaded a couple of live disc images (debian-live-7.8.0-amd64 with various desktop ...
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How to update all Debian packages from source code?

For building packages from source code, there is apt-get source --compile pkg-name. But for it to work, one has to run apt-get build-dep pkg-name beforehand, which downloads binary packages. Is it ...
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Can not login as ordinary user on Debian 7 armhf

I have installed a Debian armhf system using debootstrap from my i386 Debian 7 system. Since I have tried this for two systems and one is working I do not know what went wrong. As the title says ...
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How can I test whether Chromium is running inside sandbox

I am using Chromium browser on Debian Wheezy. I read that Chromium is using sandbox to isolate its processes from the rest of the system and thus to increase security. How can I verify that Chromium ...
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.htaccess is not working in users' public_html directories

I followed a tutorial: http://www.techytalk.info/enable-userdir-apache-module-ubuntu-debian-based-linux-distributions/ but .htaccess is not overriding Apache's configuration. May be "AllowOverride ...
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How to minimize the use of anti-aliased fonts across all my desktop environment and applications?

I have configured some applications (Emacs, xfce4-term) to use bitmapped fonts, and disabled hinting/anti-aliasing. But there are still a lot of anti-aliased fonts in my GUI desktop (xfce4). If I ...
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How to get a Seagate 2 TB USB drive automounted?

I got a Seagate Backup Plus 2 TB sometime back. I tried getting it to be auto-mounted and read by Nautilus.caja or any other file-browser. The external HDD is ntfs and I have installed ntfs-3g. I have ...
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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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scanimage does not find scanner unless sudo'ed, but shows up with sane-find-scanner (Raspbian)

I have an Epson multifunction device connected to a Raspberry Pi running the latest Raspbian. As you can see in the output below, scanimage will only find my scanner if I sudo it, but sane-find ...
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debian wifi connection keeps dropping and establishing

My wifi connection keeps dropping and establishing with 1 second periods for 5 minutes or so, in a random moment in the day. Here is the dmesg output: (the same output produced million times) ...
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Recover Data from EXT2 (previously EXT4) partition [duplicate]

When trying to repair "group descriptors" on my EXT4 2TB drive, I have made a mistake. Instead of use this command: e2fsck -b block_number /dev/xxx (using the block number of a backup superblock) ...
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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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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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Manually executing a CRON - Confused about params

I have this code snippet: $CUSER=tim $APPDIR=/var/www/testing $APPVENV=/var/www/testing/ven cat > $APPDIR/cronfile << EOF PWD=$APPDIR/$CUSER PATH=$APPVENV/bin:\$PATH 0 2 * * * testapp search ...
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Is my GPU causing MoviePlayer and Iceweasel trouble?

I am running Wheezy and am quite happy with it except: My Movieplayer and VLC have oversaturated colors and occasionally I get a black screen mid-video that can only be recovered by rebooting. Also, ...
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Integrating GNU/Linux Debian on a Android device : can't create init file because there is already a folder with the same name

I'm trying to boot Debian on my nexus 10 where I have installed android 4.4+cyanogenmod. This is the tutorial that I'm reading: http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I'm freezed where he says : ...
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how to automatically turn on hotspot

Gnome desktop on Debian Jessie provides easy interface to use WiFi on the laptop and turn it into a hotspot. Is there away to make it do automatically at startup or can I create a "shortcut" for that? ...
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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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Extracted files to /usr, system seems broken now

I've extracted a tar file with sudo to / which contained the following file structure: Since then I can't do anything on my server anymore, each command is either permission denied or command not ...
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Missing step: debian-installer-launcher

I created a Debian Live Image, but I'm missing a step for getting the debian-live-installer to work. I took the following steps: ##needed packages apt-get install --assume-yes xorriso live-build ...
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xrandr: add a new mode

I would like to add a new mode with xrandr, but I have a problem, xrandr don't want ! ~$ gtf 1280 1024 60 # 1280x1024 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 63.60 kHz; pclk: 108.88 MHz Modeline ...
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Fresh install of Debian 7.8.0, cant apt-get install build-essential

Fresh install of debian-7.8.0-amd64 into a virtual machine. sudo apt-get install build-essential gives me these errors: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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Why is my network interface running at a low speed?

I recently replaced a 100Mbit switch with a gigabit one, and tested that two computers plugged directly into that switch could, indeed, share data at gigabit speeds (by the simple and obvious ...
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How do I list installed packages with source URI, distribution and section in Debian?

Pretty much like the title says. I have a set of (source) URIs, distributions and sections enabled in my Debian Wheezy apt configuration. Now I want a list of all installed packages, and for each of ...
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Linux run every program on cluster

I am playing around with Open MPI and I must say I love the concept of running programs on the cluster. The problem I am facing with Open MPI is that a specific program must support this way of ...
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Debian - ifconfig not showing wlan0

I have Debian installed on my laptop (T440s). I've installed the iwlwifi drivers but Wifi does not work. ifconfig -a only shows eth0 and lo. What should I do? Also, how do I adjust brightness?
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Install Linux distribution from already booted one

I have this problem which is really annoying and I want to reset my system and install clean Linux distribution to hopefully solve the problem. So is it possible to install new distro while I am in ...
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How can I change screen brightness in debian wheezy that installed in laptop?

My screen is just too bright. How can I adjust screen brightness? So far I tried the following: "Brightness and lock" settings doesn't work. Fn + F6 or F7 doesn't work. This doesn't work. This ...
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There is no shell-extensions settings in advanced settings window

I'm Debi user (Wheezy). I'm trying to use the fantastic theme from http://gnome-look.org/. In Advanced Settings Window, "Shell-extensions" tab has no any paramters such as below image. Do you have ...
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Disable KMS on Debian Sid

I've recently started having trouble resuming my Sid laptop from suspend. I'm not sure if this was caused by an upgrade or by me tinkering to try and get a splash screen working, but anyway, I have my ...
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Can't launch gnome-control-center, fglrx problem?

I have installed Debian yesterday. Later I installed the AMD Catalyst Driver because the system didn't detected the second screen. It worked perfectly. Now I can't launch gnome-control-center, I ...
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Can't connect to the server ftp.ch.debian.org

I want to update apt-get update, but I got an error. When I try to install something I get the same error. This is my network configuration:
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What is a Binaries-based installation on Linux? [closed]

can you explain me what a Binaries-based installation is and how does it work? On linux there is the Package-based installation, the Source-Based Installations and the Binaries-based installation. ...
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Can you set OpenVPN to auto-connect to 'fallback' .ovpns in case the current one fails?

I'm in Debian 7.8 Wheezy, and have installed openvpn from the stable repository. I'd like to set up a system for another user (who does not have high computer literacy) where, if the primary server ...
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Have a single program run in Debian

I am a chiptune musician and I've been fascinated with different trackers and ways to make music. Currently I have been interested in starting to use a tracker called LittleGPTracker, which can run on ...
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Flac playback in Iceweasel

Which package provides Flac support in Iceveasel on Debian Wheezy? At http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/test/ all test clips work except the Flac file.
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Are SMART diagnosis tools giving correct output?

My problem is the following: In November, the hard-disk analyser tool of Ubuntu 14.04 (Disks) showed some bad sectors. As this disk was very old, I replaced it by a Western Digital WD1600BEKT. Now, I ...
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Android chroot Debian

I have a armv7l embedded device with 3 usb ports and a sd card slot. The OS of the device is android with a Debian OS in chroot. Via the Debian I can ssh into the device and breakout the chroot to ...
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Cannot use ALFA-AWUS036NHA over my laptops wireless card

I recently bought an ALFA-AWUS03NHA Wireless Card, I am running Debian and I want to use the card with the aircrack-ng suite of tools. However, I am pretty sure it is using my laptops wireless card, ...
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Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux?

I've used many variants of Linux(mostly Debian derivatives) for over a decade now. One problem that I haven't seen solved satisfactorily is the issue of horizontal tearing, or Vsync not being ...