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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Caldera Debian Keyboard Output Chinese Characters

So, I'm an involuntary IT guy at my current position, and we have come across an issue with Caldera's flavor of Debian Linux. For some reason, with no real prompting, our keyboard starting typing ...
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Descriptive message services

I have Debian 8 jessie installed on my Laptop, before when I had a Debian 7 wheezy, the system startup and shutdown showing descriptive messages such as these: Now on debian 8 jessie, when I start ...
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Nginx init.d script

After a dist-upgrade on my debian machine yesterday I am having some problems with the nginx init script. Whenever I try to start nginx using the init script it comes up with a error message: # ...
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How to clone RFS on NAND on ARM Chip?

I have a Cm-FX6 ARM chip on which there is 8GB onboard NAND which I use as the root filesystem, running Debian 6. How do I clone the root filesystem image? Is it possible to use Clonezilla to do so? ...
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Debian change runlevel during boot

I've read lots and understand changing runlevel defaults and during runtime, but how can I change runlevel during the boot up of a Debian server? Background: XenServer virtual machine Debian Server. ...
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Move Root Folders to DRBD

What folders in the root folder ( "/" ) cannot be moved to a clustered file system (using DRBD and probably GFS2)? Would like to setup a basic cluster to increase uptime for our file server, web ...
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apt-get autoremove removes important packages

After some failed attempts to install the nvidia binary blob, I returned to debian's nvidia packages. But now aptitude wants to auto-remove many packages: ant ant-optional apper apper-data fonts-lyx ...
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Configure a freeRadius server with dhcp function

I have installed a freeradius server on a debian machine and it is working correctly. I want to configure my freeradius server to provide IP addresses for the authenticated users! Can any one tell ...
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ARM Debian: how to transfer system from MicroSD to internal flash?

I'm a Windows user, and a true newbie in the linux world, so I hope my question is'nt too dumb. I have Debian running on a BeagleBoneBlack, booting from the MicroSD. After a lot of apt-gets, installs ...
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Debian Packaging with JavaSwing?

On my Ubuntu 14.04 machine I am developing a java swing application and I'm compiling it with oracle java version "1.7.0_80" In the myapp-1.0.0/DEBIAN/control file I put the following information: ...
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debian services not running

After an unexpected restart my debian machine is booting up to a terminal screen instead of gui. I'm not sure what to do to diagnose the problem.. but I've noticed that all of the services in ...
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Where does Debian (Ubuntu) store key mappings?

I've just replaced my Debian installation with Ubuntu today. In my old setup, I configured the Caps Lock to work as another ctrl, but I can't remember how exactly I did it before. However it got ...
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Looking for Vodafone's mobile broadband application for Debian 8 (Jessie); does it still exist?

I have a Vodafone K3760 3G dongle I've used on laptops since Squeeze & Wheezy generally using (in preference to Gnome Network Manager's own support for mobile broadband) an application Vodafone ...
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apache2 debian mod folder location

I have apache folder on Debian with configuration (apache2.conf file, not httpd.conf) in /etc/apache2. On another configuration I hasn't this folder, but it was located in /usr/local/apache2/bin. ...
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How to move the bootloader from a hard drive to a usb stick

I've decided to move my Debian bootloader and /boot from the hard drive to a USB stick. I'm using LUKS to en/decrypt my hard drive and the bootloader is the only unencrypted partition. How can I ...
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Kernel Backport for Debian Jessie?

I installed the 32 bit version of Debian Jessie (8.0) on an Asus X205TA. The Asus X205TA laptop is quirky like a lot of Intel Baytrail Atom laptops/tablets in that it has 32 bit EFI but a 64 bit ...
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Why doesn't wicd install its daemon?

Yet again, I've found myself banging my head against the wall after having issues with wicd (the most consistenly buggy piece of widely-used software I've ever used). This time, after installing ...
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Is possible to have full guest system under host installed via DebootstrapChroot?

My goal is installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS under Debian 7 wheezy with full GNOME Desktop. I know I can use use tools like VirtualBox etc. but it seems like overhead. To be more precise under this Ubuntu ...
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Debian 8 KVM Guest - Loading initial ramdisk

I have updated my KVM management script for Ubuntu 14.04 KVM hosts to support debian 8 guests. After a manual installation (preseed script does not work yet), I am stuck with the the following message ...
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Boot Linux (Debian) from a USB Drive with GRUB

I would like to install Debian on a USB drive and boot it from there. I have a USB drive with 64 GB of diskspace. So I installed Debian Jessie (non-free) on it, and installed GRUB on the USB drive ...
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chromium pepperflashplugin crashing on any page at load time (Debian Jessie)

I upgraded my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie and it went smoothly, though I did have to reinstall my graphics driver which is AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12. Now however, the pepperflash plugin for ...
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Kernel modules for compiled kernel

I cannot find kernel-headers. For the first time I compiled and installed the latest kernel (4.0.3) on my Debian Wheezy, and now I am trying to install ndiswrapper using module assistant. For that, ...
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USB flash drive is read-only under Gnome on Debian

I have Debian on my PC. I insert a USB flash and it open just fine in my Gnome environment. But when I try to copy something in it I get: Error during copy.The destination is only for reading. When ...
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Need Debian driver for DWA-130 rev F1

Can't get my wireless adapter working. It's D-Link DWA 130 rev F1. There's a good deal of discussion about this in the Ubuntu world, but it doesn't seem to work on Debian. The chip-set appears to ...
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Why is 'steal' time gradually increasing?

I'm tracking CPU usage on a VM on a lightly-loaded host. Everything appears to be functioning normally on all the VMs, but collectd is reporting a gradually increasing 'steal' time: The actual ...
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Manually installing a program on Debian

I have installed Debian on my pc, but the problem is that at the moment I have no Internet connection to this pc. So, to install a program I have to manually downloaded from a pc with internet and ...
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lshw shows a different amount of RAM than the 'free' command. Missing RAM? [closed]

Title says it all! uname -a: Linux servername 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux lshw output: *-firmware description: BIOS vendor: Dell Computer Corporation ...
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Skip syslog/rsyslog logging of certain cron jobs

In most GNU/Linux distributions the default is to log start (and many different events) of every cron job to syslog. It's rather convenient, but not for a very frequent jobs, which started, say, every ...
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raspberry pi ssmtp on behalf of

I have a Raspberry Pi running a Debian Command line OS I have (after a long time) managed to get it to send an email using SSMTP via a remote Microsoft exchange. My Question:How do I send on behalf of ...
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How to make my server use the hosts file to resolve names?

I have a computer with Debian at home, acting as a server with two Ethernet cards: eth0 connected to the router in DHCP mode and eth1 to a switch (static address) that holds four more computers. I'm ...
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bugzilla-IRC integration

I have a bugzilla instance. I also have an IRC channel. I need a bot which can spew out any changes happening in bugzilla. The bot should prompt or tell when any action from :- a. Raising a bug b. ...
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Why does python still work after being removed?

On Debian 8 jessie I've removed python: perry@perry:~$ sudo apt-get remove python Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'python2.7' ...
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Debian 8 Jessie EFI dualboot Windows 8.1

I'm quite new with EFI as I recently got EFI-enabled laptop. 500GB SSHD -> GPT - 80GB Window 8.1 - 80GB Empty - All rest data storage Now I would like to install Debian 8 Jessie to ...
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How to update an offline Debian 7 to Debian 8

I have an offline Debian 7 server, which I would like to update to Debian 8 at some stage, but I fear I'll do it wrong, so here I go ask you first for best practice to go about this. Currently the ...
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Discrepancy in Owncloud drive size

I have ownCloud running on Debian Raspberry Pi with an 8Gb USB as the drive. Checking the USB is mounted correctly: df -h /dev/sda1 7.3G 20M 6.9G 1% /media/owncloud But my ownCloud Mac ...
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NetworkManager changes default routing policy

I have a machine with a built-in NIC (eth0), which serves as a DHCP server for a Raspberry Pi. I also have a USB 3G modem, which shows up as ethernet device eth1. eth0 has the static ip 192.168.100.1 ...
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gedit installation size is too large

have installed Debian Linux, but gedit is not installed along with it. When I attempt to install gedit using apt-get, it prompts to download many packages up to 370 MB, which is strange. I only want ...
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Is it secure to mount with defaults my /chroot partition?

I run debian with GRSECURITY patched kernel. Apache is chrooted with mod_chroot under /chroot For now I have mounted /chroot partition with defaults,nodev. However, Apache need to access ...
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How to debug : Screen starts blanking after running wget

My system is currently running Cubieez 2.2, a Debian image for CubieTruck. My bash script is tasked with downloading driver files from a server to a specific folder through wget. I've tested this bash ...
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Synaptics touchpad loses its settings intermittently

From time to time, the Synaptics touchpad on my Samsung N145 Plus will lose "advanced features", like scroll area on the right side. I used to have a script to take care of this, IIRC by doing sudo ...
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How to chroot to provide a new glibc version to an app?

I am trying to run a program, but when I execute it the following error appears : ./app: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./app) At first I read to ...
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uninitialized constant XML::SaxParser / Error retrieving bug reports from the server

I use an old LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) installation that went through several repository changes. I've originally tracked LMDE's repositories, then at one point switched to Debian Testing ...
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How to know whether Wayland or X11 is being used

So I just installed the latest Kali Linux on my laptop which was based on Debian 7 (olstable). I then dist-upgrad-ed the whole thing to Debian 8. I've always wanted Wayland instead of X11, so I ...
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Samba erases content of files when saving

Samba SMB share hosted on Debian "Jessie" in a private home network setup. Can connect to share, open files and copy files to / from share OK. Attempting to make any changes to a file on the share ...
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Too many open ports in Debian 8

The IT department has given me 3 virtual servers with Debian 8 for my area, which I will manage (but they have some monitoring tools). Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-05-11 13:33 ART ...
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Downgrade Debian kernel

I have a requirement to install Debian kernel 3.2.65-1+deb7u2. I cannot seem to find the kernel. I have taken the following steps: Installed kernel 3.2.68-1+deb7u1. Downgraded the kernel to ...
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bluetooth file transfer issue in Debian Jessie

I've got a problem with the bluetooth file transfer, my Jessie linux box denies accepting files via BT, and I don't know why: sysconfig log doesn't return any error. The local service config dialog ...
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Getting the diff of a package update

Before (or after) updating a package with apt-get update, how can I view the source code diff between the the new and the old version?
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proper way to stop software RAID before system shutdown

This should be straightforward, but I have been unable to find a direct answer by searching. I find that if I unmount an mdadm-managed array and then either (1) unplug the array, (2) power off the ...
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Xscreensaver causing my monitors to turn off and on repeatedly when its power management features are active; how to fix?

Something weird is up with my Xscreensaver 5.15 configuration on Debian Wheezy. I have two Dell U2412M monitors hooked up to a single graphics card (one over native DVI and one over HDMI output to DVI ...