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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Linux : how to find out how many TCP retransmits are occurring?

I am running Debian Wheezy on an ARMHF platform and do most of the communications over fairly unreliable cell phone networks. Is there a way to read the no. of re-transmits the TCP stack has done ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux 1.0.6 to 1.0.8 (Debian) using an offline ISO image?

I want to upgrade Kali Linux to 1.0.6 to Kali 1.0.8. I realized that I can do this using the command: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade But I have a slow network and it would take ...
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Usage of pinentry with keepass2 for gpg mail encryption

Debian Jessie, XFCE 4.10, KeePass2, IceDove (with Enigmail).. I'm using KeePass2 generated passwords for my gpg private key, to de/encrypt mails. Icedove is my client which uses the enigmail. As ...
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Why are there different types of linux distributions? What makes them unique, fundamentally? [closed]

They all use Linux kernel (lower layer). They all provide support for the same set of packages (higher layer), despite version differences. And even though their beliefs and "philosophy"s differ, what ...
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Error message: unknown user 'geoclue' in statoverride file

I obtained a strange error message inside a chroot: unknown user 'geoclue' in statoverride file when running apt-get install or apt-get upgrade. I use schroot to enter this chroot. I found that I ...
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Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Since today Netflix supports (or better doesn't block) Linux/Chrome for Linux. But it requires a newer version of libnss3 than the one that is in the Wheezy repository. I solved this problem earlier ...
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Compiling Riofs, can't compile with support to --force-head-requests

I am on Debian Jessie, compiling the last master with a gcc 4.8 and some higher versions for some of the required libs, required libs are : glib >= 2.22 fuse >= 2.7.3 libevent >= 2.0 libxml ...
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Why can't I install the midnight commander on Debian?

The midnight commander is not installed on my Debian Linux, so I tried to download it. I ran apt-get install mc in the terminal but it says the pack is not found. I did this task as root and the ...
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Why I can't set on the Debian 64 bit on the Virtual Box

I have installed the Virtual Box, and I would like to make a Debian virtual machine but I can't do this because my Virtual Box don't allow me to choose Debian x64. My computer and the .iso file are ...
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Wireless networks not showing up on Debian Wheezy

This is is continuation of another post that is resolved now. Now I am actually struggling to get the list of wireless networks available. The Intel 7260 appears to be installed and detected ...
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“X-Windows failed to start” after removing iceweasel (apt-get purge iceweasel $$ apt-get autoremove)

I use a Debian-based Kali Linux box. After I removed Iceweasel (apt-get purge iceweasel), everything was fine. The system worked. I then installed a newer version of iceweasel (apt-get update ...
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How to setup a l2tp VPN using strongSwan

I have found several guides to set up a l2tp VPN using openSwan, but I'd like to use strongSwan because I'm setting up a ikev2 VPN aswell, and I can't do it with openSwan. Do you know if there's a way ...
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How do I enable kernel to load Intel® Wireless 7260 card on NUC DC3217IYE with Debian 7?

Environment Next Unit of Computing NUC DC3217IYE with Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 GNU/Linux 867Mbps 802.11ac Intel 7260 card, Dual band 5GHz + 2.4GHz Wireless 2x2 AC + Bluetooth4.0 Installing ...
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How to find number of unique 'applications' in Debian jessie

This is a follow-up query on allpackages.txt.gz has two different file-sizes? $ wc -l allpackages.txt 57725 allpackages.txt I looked at the output and it says 57725 -6 the header files which is ...
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allpackages.txt.gz has two different file-sizes?

I saw http://linux.koolsolutions.com/2008/12/19/counting-number-of-packages-under-debian-linux/ and I wanted to count the number of packages in testing. I tried as shared therein :- ...
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host only network xen 4.4

I have one IP address (ipv4) and I am trying to install a domU (debian stable) on a dom0 which runs the latest xen 4.4.1 on debian testing. I have created xenbr0 bridge and it is mapped to my eth0. ...
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NIS Accounts Can't Login to NIS Server, work on NIS Clients - ICEauthority

I have setup a NIS Master Server and client. On the server, I created a test account. This account can login without issue to the NIS client, but when I attempt to login to the NIS Master Server with ...
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Installing Debian 7.4 on NUC DC3217IYE but it won't boot

Environment Intel Next Computing Unit aka NUC DC3217IYE 120GB SSD drive 4 GB unetbootin tool debian-7.6.0-amd64-netinst.iso My objective is to install Debian on the NUC What have done so far ...
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The pool cannot be imported, because is formatted using an incompatible version

I can't access my zfs pool on Debian as it's saying that my version is too old: root@Microknoppix:~# zpool import pool: WD_4TB id: 12726205736285302822 state: UNAVAIL status: The pool is ...
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How can I set up two different types on VPN servers on the same machine?

I have configured an IKEv2 VPN server on my debian machine to have a VPN for my BlackBerry (which supports IKEv2 only as a "consumer grade" VPN). I would like to connect my Windows 7 PC to this VPN ...
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Where do bash completion functions come from?

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian (Debian Wheezy). I entered set in a terminal and was surprised by the long list. This seems to be almost entirely git functions — ~3700 lines of them. ...
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Why do I get Hash Sum mismatch error when trying to install mono on debian

I am following the mono installation tutorial. First I add repo to list, then I import key and finally I try to update the repos. On last step I get error: W: Failed to fetch ...
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What does kernel-wedge do?

After looking at the package description and using kernel-wedge help, I'm not really sure what it does. Does it take a .deb kernel package and split it into smaller packages? Does it compile a ...
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Can't losetup anything on armhf NAS

I'm pretty new to linux and chrooted my NAS with armhf architecture and tried looping device: losetup -f losetup: Could not find any loop device. Maybe this kernel does not know about the loop ...
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How to use both 32 bits and 64 bits Java on Debian?

I am running Linux Mint LMDE on a 64 bits machine. I have installed OpenJDK 64bits: 7u21-2.3.9-5 which is used by some applications. IceWeasel has Iced-Tea 1.3.2 plugin installed (64bits). Now I want ...
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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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How to make system file partitions larger without reinstalling

I'm a complete beginner with any Linux distro and I recently picked up SteamOS. SteamOS I believe is Debian based. I wiped the laptop and got it installed nicely. When I started moving my music over ...
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Daemon /etc/init.d message on Debian

When I start/stop/restart a daemon (eg. apache2), no message appears. I am on Debian testing (jessie). On my old server (Debian testing too), messages are displayed: root@old-server # ...
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GTK font aliasing blacks out hint-boxes in iceweasel and icedove

I am using Debian Jessie, with KDE 4.12.4. Recently I was playing around with colour themes, and that somehow messed up my Iceweasel and Icedove appearance. I've been using lxapperance 0.5.5 to give ...
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Make debian package to install python

I have two Python scripts, and I need to package them into a Debian package. I have tried quite a few things with some success. For example, I made a setup.py and then used python-stdeb to create a ...
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Explanation of the building process of the kernel on Ubuntu/Debian systems

I'm getting into Linux kernel programming and I have successfully built my own kernel several times now. However, I have done it using step by step guides found from the internet and I don't really ...
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Debian Jessie getting a black screen on startx command

I installed Debian Wheezy with the GNOME GUI, and then upgraded to Jessie using the terminal. After the upgrade was done, I tried logging out and logging back in, but it booted straight to command ...
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Kernel routing table destroyed

I have a server that I have virtualized, and as of yesterday, it started acting weird. I couldn't SSH into it, but when I tried SSHing into it from another server on the rack, it worked fine. DNS ...
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Full UEFI System, Grub 2 self-compiled + Clover 2, Debian kFreeBSD installation?

I've a computer with full installation UEFI system, with 2 bootloaders (GRUB & Clover on ESP) clover is the primary bootloader that allows me to load OSX and grub2. I want to make a new install of ...
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Linux speed up by moving files to ramdisk at start

I have more than enough ram in my computer (8GB), which hardly gets used. In the most cases my desktop and apps use up in 2-3GBs out of it, on the other hand I do not have an SSD. My system is 64bit ...
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CheckInstall fails to install on Debian

I tried CheckInstall to track installation of package on Debian, but it fails to install it. Installation follows the typical configure/make process $ autoconf $ ./configure $ make $ make install ...
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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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System freeze on “setting up alsa”

I use Debian wheezy and I boot the computer and get stuck in the line: [....] setting up alsa .... It freezes, it only responds to "REUSIB" (Emergency Reboot With Magic SysRq), but it is unusable as ...
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Which Debian patches fixes shellshock lcamtuf CVE-2014-6277 and CVE-2014-6278? [closed]

Note that this question is definitely not a duplicate of: When was the shellshock (CVE-2014-6271/7169) bug introduced, and what is the patch that fully fixes it? According to: ...
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Debian Jessie stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk”. UEFI mode

I managed to install Debian Jessie on a MSI G70 2PE Apache Pro that came with Windows 8. First I partitioned some space on the laptop. Then I put on the net install cd for Debian and installed it on ...
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hostapd virtual wlan interface no ip from dnsmasq

I have installed hostapd and also dnsmasq to ppovide dhcp only. On the virtual interfaces I do see the SSID and all. So hostapd seems to work fine( although I am not sure). When I try to connect to ...
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How to repair a file system corruption?

Debian on external USB SSD drive. There was some error in dmesg log file: ...[ 3.320718] EXT4-fs (sdb2): INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem [ 3.320721] EXT4-fs (sdb2): write access ...
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How to set local shared library path after setting file capabilities on Debian?

I have a custom application which comes with its own libstdc++.so.6 and it requires cap_net_admin and cap_net_raw to work properly. Before I set file capabilities it starts without problems but when I ...
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Wrong iso file preventing from booting Debian dvd with uefi

I have this new computer (MSI Ge70 2PE Apache Pro) that came with Windows 8 and UEFI. I made a partition to install Debian testing 64bits on the same HD where Windows is. I had no problem making the ...
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How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD?

Debian on SSD. How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD? Additionally, to save results to a txt file. Partitions are sdb1 /boot ext2 sdb2 root ext4 sdb3 swap Should I unmount partitions ...
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How to mitigate error “kernel: nf_conntrack: table full, dropping packet”

We recently had a problem with one of our servers (Debian Squeeze) becoming unresponsive during heavy-ish load. Looking at the kernel logs, I think this is the cause: kernel: nf_conntrack: table ...
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Booting Debian ISO

Ive mastered enough of the preseeding feature of Debian OS to boot a installation CD without the need to enter anything. But I'd like to know now if it is possible to go further and just enter the CD ...
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Change default X server to vnc debian

My question is quite simple - I have a Debian Wheezy box running a default X desktop. I have installed tightvncserver but I want to make it my default x server - so that when X starts, instead of ...
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Error while installing Debian 7 on a virtual machine (Failure trying to run: chroot /target mount -t proc proc/proc)

I tried installing Debian wheezy on both Virtualbox and VMWare Player, but I incur everytime in the same error, Failure trying to run: chroot /target mount -t proc proc/proc. Debian is 7.6.0 amd64, ...
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Debian: chgrp doesn't works properly on home folder

I'm trying to use chgrp on a folder named "share" in a home folder of the user "2". The ls -l presents the folder like this: drwxr-xr-x 2 2 bin 4096 Sep 29 13:09 share When using chgrp with the ...