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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Serial Port I/O Error on Intel NUC with Debian Wheezy

I have a problem getting Serial Port working on INTEL NUC DE3815TYBE. I have Debian Wheezy installed with kernel 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64. When I do: setserial -g /dev/ttyS* I get: /dev/ttyS0, UART: ...
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How do I replicate installed package selections from one Debian system to another? (Debian Wheezy)

I am trying to set up a staging environment in a VM, in order to test updates before applying them to my main system. In order to do so, I have done a basic installation of Debian Wheezy (same as on ...
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bumblebeed unable to start

I am unable to start bumblebeed on my notebook with a GT 745M running Debian. When I try to start the service I get no response before the command terminates and when I try to use primusrun/optirun ...
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systemd service using 100% of my CPU when it doesn't if I start it without systemd

I'm using Debian Jessie with the latest updates. I made a systemd service to run a script when my server starts. Here's its configuration: [Unit] Description=(my description) [Service] ...
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JVM low-memory tuning

What command-line options would provide the lowest memory-footprint JVM, in OpenJDK, or possibly other JVMs (Linux/Debian)? I'm willing to disable JIT, live with slow or choppy garbage collection, ...
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Debian installs new, non depended on packages

I recently dist-upgraded my jessie box and several new packages were installed. It looks like there were no packages that depend on the new packages, as I could autoremove them flawlessly. An example ...
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Where can I find a list of USB error codes?

Every time I boot Debian, the boot log shows a bunch of xhci_hcd problems, and messages like usb 3-13: hub failed to enable device, error -22 usb 3-13: device descriptor read/8, error -61 I'm ...
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My graphic card is not recognized on laptop/debian

My graphic card is not recognized on my laptop with Debian Jessie installed and a Nvidia Geforce GTX 850M. glewinfo tells me it uses Mesa DRI with Intel (OpenGL 3.0) instead of Nouveau with the ...
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default owner and group for symlink and chown pass-through

I have two questions but they are very closely related to each other. I have a new Debian server by Linode, and my previous server was a CentOS run by Hostgator. I use this command quite frequently ...
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Can apt upgrade a package but only if it's already installed?

Is there a way to use apt to apply a pending upgrade to a package, but do nothing if it's not installed? I have many Debian systems, all with different sets of packages, and I want to apply specific ...
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How to create user account from script non-interactively without the password being seen?

The man page for useradd says http://linux.die.net/man/8/adduser -p, --password PASSWORD The encrypted password, as returned by crypt(3). The default is to disable the password. Note: This ...
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Stop DHCP from flooding network with available IP-addresses

I'm currently setting up a dhcp within a network with multiple other DHCP-servers (school) and lately I've received some complaints that my DHCP in particular keep flooding the network and spamming ...
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Installing Arch Linux from existing Linux

I probably have some sort of misconception about the process of installing Arch Linux from a running Linux system. My goal is to set up Arch Linux on a remote virtual server I only have SSH root ...
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Can't install any packages with apt

I have big problem on my Debian 6 server. I can't install/uninstall any packages on my system. When I try install something I have error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: ...
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Cannot start Tomcat 7 as Apache Commons Daemon

I've been following the install process as recommended here. I'm trying to run Tomcat as a Unix daemon as described in the docs. However, when I run $CATALINA_HOME/bin/jsvc like this (note, I added ...
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How to create an /opt partition on an existing installation without loosing data?

I've shrinked my /home from 2.7TB to 100G, I've extended /root, /usr, /tmp and /var but I have been looking for a way to create an /opt partition for 3 hours now, and can't find it. The setup is 3TB ...
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How to map extended buttons on mouse?

I am trying to follow this guide to using a Logitech G600. I have (using a windows computer) mapped each key combo on the mouse to something on a normal keyboard. I have set up some rules in ...
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cron/ bash is not working via scripting, scoping issue?

I'm trying to schedule a task to run ever minute using cron: * * * * * /home/yzm/simple.sh >> /var/log/cron.log and this returns: bash: yzm: command not found cd-ing out of that folder: cd ...
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root password suddenly invalid

Thats a mystical problem: out-of-nothing (nearly :), I can't use my former root password anymore... System: Debian Testing What did I do: log into root doing updates (with aptitude update ...
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What is the downside of having many inodes?

Too few inodes can result in you not being able to store anymore files. What is the the downside of having many inodes ? (more than default)
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Is there a command that outputs ONLY the packages explicitly installed by the user? (ubuntu/debian)

I have tried searching for this but there seems to be no command that can output a list of packages (ideally in Ubuntu) that I have installed, not including any dependencies.
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Mounting nfs4 partition over ssh tunel

I am following this manual on how to mount an nfs port over an ssh tunnel: https://blogs.oracle.com/shepler/entry/tunneling_nfs_traffic_via_ssh I need this because I want to mount an nfs partition ...
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Correct domain name for a non-server desktop machine

I have some Debian desktop machines, and during installation I left the domain name field blank, because I don't host any websites and I do not have a static IP (whatsmyip.org gives a different IP ...
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Problems forcing Debian to obtain IP from predetermined server address using DHCP from nameserver on network

I am having trouble getting my Debian server to change the address where it requests its IP address. I currently have two routers. My primary distributes IP addresses to various machines on the ...
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Linux . Kali on android 4.2.2

hope this topic finds you well E: Unable to Locate Package thats the error that occur when i try to install any tool in kali on android I'm using Android with version 4.2.2 and kali is working well ...
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why can't download ed2k link with command on my debian7?

I have installed amule on my debian7 with: apt-get install amule root@localhost:/home/debian# ed2k "some ed2k link" ERROR! Failed to open /root/.aMule/ED2KLinks for writing! Why can't download ...
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Reading the contents of an ELF file (programmatically) [closed]

I am trying to retrieve the contents of an additional section within an ELF binary. At this point, I'm using the following code to retrieve the name of each section: #include <stdio.h> #include ...
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What is the issue due to which debian hangs at fsck /dev/sda? What is the solution?

What is the issue due to which debian hangs at fsck /dev/sda? What is the solution? This is the screenshot of Debian in normal mode: This is the screenshot of Debian in recovery mode:
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Different console font sizes on two installations of debian wheezy

I have installed Debian Wheezy on two different partitions of the same desktop computer. The first installation was done a few months ago with a version 7.5 iso image. The installation has been ...
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Will Debian Wheezy (stable) automatically upgrade to Jessie once Jessie becomes the stable release?

I am on Debian Wheezy (stable) and routinely update my system via the basic: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade In the future, once Jessie becomes the stable release, I wonder whether ...
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make my Debian laptop switch autoamtically to a backup connection

I have a laptop with Debian OS installed under it. It is initially connected to the internet using an Ethernet cable (via a modem) and I want to automatically switch to a backup wifi connection (which ...
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How to restrict access of a process to specific ports?

How can I restrict access of a process to use only specific ports, or block it if it uses non-allowed ports?
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How to install Realtek RTL8723BE wireless driver on debian?

I installed Debian Wheezy 7.8 on a Lenovo G50-70 x64, it seems that I don't have the driver for my wireless card installed, the output of iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. eth0 ...
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How to debug Debian Jessie freezing on resume?

Every time I suspend my machine (at least the options say it is a suspend) the machine freezes within one minute of resuming. It seems to work fine for about a minute. After running for a bit, the ...
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How to prevent a process or user from making outgoing network requests? [closed]

I have a user account running a process that I want to prevent from making outgoing network requests. Is there a way to set some kind of rules or permissions to prevent it from making outgoing ...
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Does Debian Testing use Sysvinit, Systemd or Upstart? How do I configure it (them?)?

I have a copy of Debian Gnome, installed from live medium then upgraded to testing. I've decided to change my default X environment from GDM to i3 for reasons of productivity. This lead me to wanting ...
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SELinux log on Debian Wheezy

I'm currently playing around with SELinux on a Debian Wheezy VM. I've seen a video by a RedHat employee talking about how easy SELinux is to use and that everything will be logged into ...
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Reinstall Win and save GRUB (on Debian)

I have dual boot on my computer. Windows and Debian 7.8 (wheezy) 64-bit. Now, I need to reinstall Windows. Which is the best way to do it?
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Why is dhclient making DHCP requests on a static interface?

I'm setting up a new Debian system. I have a static IP configured on an interface in /etc/networks/interfaces like so: # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary ...
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pannel applet wont spawn process

I am using Mate, with debian8, an this has never not worked, so I'm confused now. I have a custom applet (launcher), which reads: ssh user@ip When clicked it does nothing, ordinarily a terminal is ...
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Debian: Can't Install Anything (Package Cannot Be Installed)

So, I have a brand new Debian install. My sources.list looks like this: deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib nonfree deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib ...
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Compiling a loadable kernel module(Debian/Ubuntu)

This question is a follow up of this one. I am trying to compile the ELF loader as an individual LKM and use it as a standalone application(replacing the original module within the base kernel sounds ...
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Get kernel source: apt-get install vs apt-get source

I'm looking forward to download a Linux Kernel to get to know how to modify it and how to compile it. I am using Debian distribution and I'm interested in the Debian-modified Linux Kernel rather than ...
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How to configure Request Tracker on Debian and generate tickets?

I'm following Installing Request Tracker 4 on Debian but got stuck in email configuration. I got mail server configured properly and it is working fine. Please guide me on configuring Request ...
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Edit menu entries in whisker menu debian wheezy xfce?

I can't find anything to edit the xfce whisker menu with on debian wheezy xfce. I've used alacarte and lxmed and those are capable of editing the applications menu, but the menus inside of whisker ...
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Sunix Low Level Parallel port driver not working

Background: I am currently in the process of updating a Industrial PC + software from Debian 4 (etch) to Debian 7 (Wheezy) due to hardware obsolescence, one of the few pieces of hardware being shared ...
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sanely run all scripts in a directory

i would like to create a shell-script that in turn runs all scripts it finds in a given directory. following restrictions should apply: the scripts ought to be run in alphabetical order ...
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How to make private Debian Repo

I'm reading this tutorial for creating a local repo. Now, I want to make my repo private, so only if you provide a username/password then should you be able to access the Debian package. How do I ...
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How to check if GRUB is password protected or not?

Is there any command to check whether GRUB boot loader is password protected or not? What is the file path? where it stores this information specially on Debian OS.
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How can I get recursively list an apt package's dependencies with their installed versions?

I would like to list the recursive dependencies of a given package, with the currently installed version of each dependency. I'd also like one entry on each line, so it's sortable and diffable. ...