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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shell script to download info. about movies from imdb/thmb and putting it into an .nfo file for per-use

Does anybody know of a tool which will extract info. from imdb.com/themoviedb.corg and dumping it into a text file ? I have been searching but with no luck . I usually get the movie name but want to ...
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how to get info. about different versions of a binary package which are not in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I am running Debian testing/jessie with a few packages (I can count on my fingers) from unstable/sid and a couple from experimental (browsers). As asked by Faheem, here's the output of apt-cache ...
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install OPENCV to Rasbian( Debian Linux )

I installed rasbian(debian) for windows . I want to install OPENCV. I have write the newest link . wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary/files/opencv-unix/2.4.9/opencv-2.4.9.zip But ...
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configure python3-tk for manually installed python 3.4 debian wheezy

On wheezy apt packaging python3-tk requires python3.2 & python3 packages. I want python 3.4 and have built it manually. The trouble is I don't know how to get my manual 3.4 build to 'see' the ...
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how many password generators are there in debian and how to know which are good

I know of two password generators in Debian. The first one which I have used is apg and it seems to generate some good passwords. $ apg -m 15 -M SNCL RefGav:quedTut7 {Shtetmigdybig1 ...
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Apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration?

I'm trying to get a VirtualHost file which was written in Apache 2.2 to work in Apache 2.4 and while I've done some changes to it, it doesn't pass the Apache configtest. The idea is to locally test ...
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Where has my RAM gone & how to interpret atop's memory output?

For a while, I encounter RAM-shortages on my Debian webserver (VPS/virtual machine). This would not be unusual, if they happend on a regular basis. But they do not. Here's a chart from Munin: ...
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full disk encryption (including swap, possibly plausible deniability as well)

I'm looking for a method to encrypt my laptop including the swap partition. I also read trough older similar questions but mostly the answer included just a what not much of a how. (Currently I'm ...
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Debian stable: Only GNOME classic with custom 3.16

I compiled a custom 3.16.2 today, which works flawlessly except that GNOME only starts in classic mode. Maybe this is due to changes in the drm i915 driver, but how would I debug this? System is a ...
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Simple telephone system to record kids' “calls”

My four year old daughter loves playing with an old POTS phone. She has these amazing conversations on it and I thought it would be nice to record them, and perhaps even let her pretend to make ...
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Debian Netinst - why apt is downloading Libre Office when I'm installing Gnome?

I have Debian. I was installing it from netinst to save disk space and network transfer (small partition, UMTS connection). I decided to install Gnome. When I typed: apt-get install gnome it ...
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How can I use a Raspberry Pi as a router between two WiFi networks?

I want to RDP from PC1 (Running Windows 7), to PC2 (Running Windows 7) using Pi (Raspberry Pi running Debian). This the network situation: Network1 Network2 ...
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How to use Debian in USB boot-able process

I am totally new to the Debian universe and want to use a USB stick so as to download, burn and then install Debian on a PC I got. I read the documentation of Debian online ...
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Journal commit I/O error for Seagate Expansion external USB hard drive

I am using Debian 7.6 (amd64) and for some reason when I am trying to read or write to my Seagate Expansion 1TB external USB drive, I am getting input/output errors ... Here is what the output of ...
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Run command on startup for one user

I made a new user on my server. The user is not logged into the bash shell on startup. To do this I can run /bin/bash --login and it works. Where do I place this command so that it runs ...
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“Could not get updates: Failed to process request.”

I get this error on Debian Wheezy when I try to install automatic updates: Could not get updates Failed to process request. More details E: Error http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main ...
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Debian “Graphical expert install” mode

I made a partitions on a new SSD drive (empty), now I want to install Debian, use netinst ISO CD. I chosed "Graphical expert install" type, which show a series of questions. When installation process ...
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Systemd Initrd service and persistance

I need to run a simple daemon from system initrd image. According to system.initrd documentation, when sytemd is running directly from initrd all running processes will be killed on switch-root, ...
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make ASUS PCE-N15 driver errors on SteamOS

I am trying to install drivers for my wireless network card, thankfully the card does have up-to-date drivers which are suppose to be compatible with Debian (I am running SteamOS which is based on ...
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Can't install Python3 package in Debian 7

I get error while installing python3 in Debian 7 (I have all updates installed): root@nuclight:~# aptitude install python3 The following NEW packages will be installed: python3 python3.2{a} 0 ...
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Boot Error Debian: “ata3: softreset failed (device not ready)”

I am trying to figure out why I am getting this boot errors. I have looked all through the dmesg, boot.log, kern.log. I also have a few modprobe -b pci:<PCI ID> errors during boot on the screen ...
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2.6.35 usb-serial kernel patch

I am working with an ARMV71 chip, with embedded Debian 2.6.35.9 - However, the entire source tree of linux-source-2.6.35-9/drivers/usb/serial seems to be buggy. Trying to make the module ...
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How to create CronJob for running commands on reboot?

Via my host I have SSH access and a control panel. I installed Rails via SSH on a light weight server. I want to reboot the server when it goes down. I think I need to start it manually since I want ...
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How to provide crt1.o and crti.o for LFS?

I have tried to create a Linux distribution with the Linux From Scratch (LFS) website. Everything went good until step 5.7. Glibc-2.19, but when I tried: $LFS_TGT-gcc dummy.c I get: ...
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How do I set up NFS to respect user and group permissions?

After creating an NFS share between two servers, lb1 (nfs-client) and data-server1 (nfs-kernel-server), users with permission on the NFS server do not have access on the NFS client. data-server1 ...
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Problems to install nginx-full on debian 8

I have some problems to install nginx pkg (nginx-full) on debian jessie # apt-get install nginx-full Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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When does Linux send a root mail and how to force it for testing purposes?

Let's say I want to test root mail functionality after I set up nullmailer, how do I force my Debian Linux system to send a root mail? And furthermore on which events does Linux send root mails at ...
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How does sudo decide whether a command is only executable by sudoers with ALL rights?

I just wondered why on a Debian system with sudo installed a default user can execute ls but not ifconfig since the binaries do have the same rights: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 114032 Jan 26 2013 ...
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How Do I Package a Django Website for Debian (Not a Python Package or Egg)?

I have been searching for the last two weeks and chased myself into multiple dead ends trying to figure out the path that takes me where I want to go. However I finally have to admit that my answer ...
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How to stream audio from /dev/dsp?

What is the best way to stream audio from /dev/dsp (I'm using OSS on Debian). I would prefer HTTP streaming, but if there is a way on another protocol, I can deal with that.
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rebuilding kernel without using apt-get

I am setting up my Macbook Air 6.2 with Debian Jessie. since I do not have any wireless, I need to set it up manually, but all documentation I find how to do it are using apt-get apt-get install ...
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Unable to find the kernel source tree in Kali/Debian

I'm trying to install the driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.32 on Kali 1.0.9. I have some trouble though. When stop the gdm3, enter init3 and then start the installation by sh filename NVIDIA tells me: ...
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I can't find my soundcard using lspci; does that mean it's not linux's fault?

Pretty straightforward question, and according to this diagram it would seem the answer is yes. My previous sound card stopped working (ie. stopped appearing when I ran lspci) so I bought a 2nd hand ...
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Install of pycrypto [Errno 28] No space left on device

I am installing this tool to Debian GNU/Linux 7.5 x64 (wheezy) and when I run install_mnemosyne.sh I get this error when the pycrypto installation is running: Downloading/unpacking pycrypto (from ...
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NTFS drive not mounting in Debian

This drive has been working fine for a while, but I recall having had some slight trouble getting it mounted in the past. Anyway, it was disconnected from the machine for some time and when I ...
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“E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)” when I try and install OpenVPN. What is this?

Whenever I try and install OpenVPN on My Debian x86 Minimal VPS I get that error. Here is the full code if that helps: root@fadvps:/# sudo apt-get install openvpn Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to find files that are not owned by any package?

In my system I have files that not belong to any package, they are mine or from compiled programs installed with make install. How can I find all files that do not belong to any package?
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How can I install all packages when apt-get dist-upgrade does nothing?

On my Debian system (Raspian Raspberry Pi), some packages were kept back. I tried sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, but this did not result in an upgrade. $ sudo apt-get upgrade -y Reading package lists... ...
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Confused about the purpose of MESA with proprietary nVidia drivers

Since a MESA upgrade today (10.2.5-1 -> 10.2.6-1 in Debian Sid, which is unbearable lately, keep away), I noticed 3D-dependant applications complaining about missing the software rasterizer swraster - ...
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Urxvt cursor cutting off wide characters like 'w' and 'm'

I'm using the 14 px Gohu font, and it looks like these characters are offset one pixel to the left from the cursor which causes the cursor to ignore that part of the text when typing. I am using ...
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Installing R 3.1.1 (programming language) on debian wheezy

I want to learn and use R, and so I need to install it. Unfortunately, Wheezy got only 2.15 version, while I need 3.1.1. I followed these instructions: http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian/ and ...
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Intel/ati hybrid graphics on debain

I am willing to step out of my comfort zone and start trying to test Debian (probably testing or unstable,as I want to try rolling release distros). My question is, how do I get AMD/Intel hybrid ...
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Recover file from previous installation? [duplicate]

I recently wiped an old ubuntu server of mine and installed debian, but i forgot to backup a very important file. I know there is a chance that the computer has already wrote over the file, but what ...
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Wireless interface only reachable when ethernet cable plugged in

I'm facing a problem that's about to drive me crazy. I'm running a Debian Linux distribution and currently trying to establish a connection to my wireless network (WPA2 security, wpa_supplicant ...
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Mysterious Reboot Preventing Debian from Loading

I recently picked up a cheap, oldish computer at a yard sale. It contained a 80GB SATA hard drive with Windows XP, but I want to turn it into a LAN FTP server, so I tried to set up dual-booting Debian ...
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apt-get update: How to check for GPG errors when using scripts?

When running. sudo apt-get update For example something like this could happen. W: GPG error: http://deb.torproject.org wheezy Release: The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED 1409325681 ...
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Crunchbang Linux Waldorf: Sound Problems with NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)

$ lspci | grep -i audio 00:05.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2) 02:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device aab0 $ sudo speaker-test ...
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GeForce GTX 660 as passthough device with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm tryng to use my GeForce GTX 660 as passthough device with KVM. I'm reading this guide : http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Multiheaded-NVIDIA-Gaming-using-Ubuntu-14-04-KVM-585/ I'm ...
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Problem configuring Access Control on Apache

I have a little Debian Server which runs Apache 2.2.22. I have configured, with WebMin, a Apache Webserver that listens on the port 83. Now, in the root directory of this Webserver I configured the ...
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Pulseaudio: “virtual” sink just for controlling volume

I got a box that runs XBMC and other media apps, and various apps that play status sounds. I'd like to have two "virtual" sinks (basically just for controlling the volume of a group of applications), ...