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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Where are all the disks used?

This is almost a little embarrassing to ask, but I just can not figure this one out myself really. I'm trying to find out where the disks of my machine are used and if they are actually used at all. ...
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How to find out if a system uses SysV, Upstart or Systemd initsystem [duplicate]

Is there a simple way to find out which initsystem is being used e.g by a recent Debian wheezy or Fedora system? I'm aware that Fedora 21 uses systemd initsystem but that is because I read that and ...
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What MTA to use to deliver locally-generated mail only on debian?

Basically what i'm looking for Locally generated mail to local users is forwarded to some outside address Locally generated mail to remote domains is sent out directly to their MX servers (no ...
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Configuring Exim on Debian to authenticate using only a password?

I am attempting to configure Exim in such a way that clients who wish to relay email through the server must supply a single passphrase. The file /etc/exim4/conf.d/auth/30_exim4-config_examples ...
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Get Debian Wheezy netinstall to detect wlan

I'm attempting to install debian wheezy from the netinstall iso burned to usb. I'm trying to use a Belkin F9L1002v1. First time I attempted installation, I was notified of some missing firmware, so I ...
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Changing portname mount

I'm using a custom Cubietruck board. Currently, a serial port and a bluetooth port both get mounted to /dev/ttyS1, so i cannot enable both of them. How can I change the mounting drive to one maps to ...
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Sound problem (chipset ALC280 and kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64)

I recently installed Debian Wheezy and sound doesn't work (glitches/distortions). Output of lspci -v | grep -A 6 Audio: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wellsburg HD Audio Controller (rev 05) ...
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Is it possible to give a different website based on client ip address with apache2 on debian?

I was wondering if it would be possible to serve a different web root directory to web clients based on their ip address. i.e. if your ip address is in 192.168.2.0/24 then you get /var/www/siteone/ ...
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Debian ARM on SG2 no audio

I started using Debian Linux Deploy on my Android. Communicates via VNC. I have a problem when running audio file with mplayer. Got the following error: roott@localhost:/home# mplayer ...
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Install ARM-CrossCompiler with support for C++11

I spent over 5 hours searching the internet on how to install an ARM-CrossCompiler on a Debian Wheezy system on an Intel processor. I have found emdebian which gave me a working CrossCompiler but it ...
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How to make CUPS 1.5 remember a manually added PPD file?

I'm using CUPS 1.5 on Debian Wheezy. I have to administrate a lot of printers of the same model that is not in the preinstalled PPD database. Whenever I add a new printer (same model as always) I have ...
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Unable to use wifi card after putting it into monitor mode

I'm trying to monitor 802.11 Reauthentication requests and responses made from the DS to the STA. The problem is when using airmon-ng to put the card into monitor mode, the interface is no longer ...
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Permission denied on mounted devices

I have checked many similar questions but the solutions didn't work for me. On my previous Debian wheezy installation I could mount devices from GUI with no permission problem and also after upgrading ...
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How to setup DISPLAY to run a Java JAR Swing Executable from Init.d

I need to run a Java JAR Swing GUI executable in a Raspbian Wheezy Debian distribution inside an ARM device during boot time. I am following this as reference with myapp,myapp-start.sh and ...
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redirect all wifi user to specific page in debian

How can I forward all incoming traffic (http request on port 80 & 443) to a fixed IP address? I am using raspberry Pi B+ model, tp-link WiFi adapter. I have tried, among others, these two ...
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pm-hibernate, s2disk, no trackpad on resume

I am using an Acer C720 i3 Debian testing on suspend resume the trackpad does work, but when i hibernate and resume it does not work. # /etc/uswsusp.conf(5) -- Configuration file for s2disk/s2both ...
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Install firmware for Netgear WNA1000M on Debian (Jessie)

I'm trying to make my wifi dongle work on Debian: it is a Netgear WNA1000M. If found many "solutions" on forums but none seems to work. I initially bought it for my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and it ...
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Debian, beeping while installing

My PC beeps while I install Debian Wheezy and is stuck at the point Copying data to disk... Is this an error or a new "feature"? I downloaded the latest version from here and put the iso with the ...
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Boot hangs at 'initializing ramdisk'

On my laptop, any linux distribution get's stuck at 'initializing ramdisk' when booting. I tested this with Ubuntu Gnome, Debian, Linux Mint and Fedora. Windows 8 works properly, so it isn't a ram/hdd ...
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What does 'wine: Bad EXE format for Z:\m\Desktop\PortForward Network Utilities.desktop' mean?

Installed wine on Debian to run a Windows exe - specifically the PortForward Network Utilities bundle: http://portforward.com/help/setup_static_ip_address.htm ). Input: wine '/m/PortForward ...
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error: cant't find command linux when booting system

I need some help with a problem when booting. Recently I've installed CentOS 7 on my pc, previously I had debian 7 and manjaro installed. When I installed manjaro I overwrote the bootloader of debian ...
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How to recover a shell script I deleted from a specific folder in Debian 7?

So in a merry mood last night, I deleted an important shell script from my system. I mistook it for something else and figured it wasn't needed. I am trying to recover it. I have tried 'scalpel' and ...
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How to see a GUI program running in a remote Debian server

I connect to a Debian server using ssh -i mykey.pem username@ip. I want to install and run, for example, a browser with a GUI and see the window from my local client, how could I do it? Elinks works, ...
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Is there an Arch community repository system for Debian?

I'm looking for a way of having my package searchable by other Debian users from the command line. I don't want to go through the process of having to get a sponsor. Is there some kind of community ...
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-bash: auto: command not found

I'm going to config my network interfaces and run this command: auto eth0 but it returns -bash: auto: command not found. It seems I've missed something which I don't know. Any idea? What should I ...
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What shell extension recommends packages if command is not found and how to update it? [duplicate]

I know this question might sound a little strange but i really don't know how to describe it better. On my Debian system I have a shell extension for bash that, whenever I enter an unknown command, ...
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How do I configure SSHd to require 2 (or more) passwords to log in

I'm asking because I want to setup a server that cannot be administered by any single admin, not without the permission (and oversight) of one other authorized admin (there can be many). Since there ...
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My /var/log/ is mysteriously filling up GBs in minutes! Any cure before I re-install Debian 7?

Good morning, fellow *nix enthusiasts! I have been using Debian 7 for a while now and after a recent upgrade I noticed I constantly kept running out space on my root partition. I mean to the point ...
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Whonix Workstation signature verification fails

I'm following the instructions in this guide to install Debian on a USB device. I've done every step on pages 129-137, and things went smoothly until I tried to verify the Whonix Workstation file ...
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How can I redirect internet traffic from local to proxy server with ip tables (DEBIAN 6)

So i made topology as shown in figure. Router have 3 interfaces like this: eth0 to internet side (with ip 192.168.1.10/24 gateway 192.168.1.254/24). eth1 to server-PC side (with ip ...
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modify gnome's login/logout as user

My problem is following: I want to modify my login/logout so if I login a program is started, if I log off, it is closed (which it isn’t usually). (To let you know what I’m talking about – it’s ...
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swapping issue when editing a large document on LibreOffice

I use LibreOffice writer 4.2.8.2 installed in Debian wheezy. When I load and edit a text file containing about 613000 characters (and some drawings) on my Intel i5 PC, LibreOffice is very fast ...
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live-build strange symbols during boot

So I'm booting up my Debian live-build through QEemu and gets this strange symbols. Anyone know what it is?
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Debian - qcow2 lazy_refcounts

I have just configured a debian 7.8 server with KVM and tried to preallocate a disk image with the following command: qemu-img create -f qcow2 -o preallocation=metadata,lazy_refcounts=on ...
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recording total runtime in bash script

I have the following script. When it runs it prints the Start and end Times to the file 'result.txt'. However, I also want to record the total runtime (end-start), but where I am doing echo runtine ...
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Dubious entry in logwatch

Today I found the following in the daily logwatch of my debian server: --------------------- Connections (secure-log) Begin ------------------------ **Unmatched Entries** sg: user 'root' (login ...
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Connect XFCE's hibernation option with proper command

After configuring hibernation to swapfile with this instruction https://wiki.debian.org/Hibernation/Hibernate_Without_Swap_Partition commands s2disk & pm-hibernate are work fine. However ...
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-m owner --uid-owner

Please point out to me if -m owner --uid-owner spring can be used in the following rules: (1) iptables -A OUTPUT -o lo -m owner --uid-owner spring -j ACCEPT (2) iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -m ...
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debian wheezy switches from internal to external monitor after AMD proprietary installation

First I would like to say that this is my first try to set up a linux distribution. With taking Debian 7.8 I was probably over estimating myself. I do have the following video card: lspci -nn | grep ...
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How can I lock screen and force re-login after a period of inactivity on different linux distros

I am writing a script to lock screen after a period of inactivity and ask for a password again on desktop activation for different distros of linux. I have achieved the same with the following ...
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shell calling another shell program fails when run by crontab

I have scheduled to run the run.sh program like this: 16 09 07 * * root /opt/db_maintain/run.sh > /opt/db_maintain/temp-log and here is the run.sh: #/bin/bash #********* Saman ********* ...
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Create and report system acivity

I have a set-up a server running several applications. There will be multiple people using these applications in a community situation. I am looking for a way to track and report changes made to ...
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How to restore system after failed upgrade and downgrade

I tried to upgrade to Debian testing from stable a couple days ago and I've ran into massive problems. Couldn't boot after the upgrade, tried for a 2 days to get it to work, then tried to downgrade ...
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startx autologin does not run in /etc/inittab in after Debian Jessie update

I installed a minimal Debian system (stable) without GUI, switched to testing/jessie to be able to get the Cinnamon desktop, but X didn't start on boot. If I log in as myself at the CLI, I can type ...
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GDM UI screen update is jittery with Kernel 3.4 with N2600 ATOM processor

This is in continuation to my earlier post : Upgrading guidance for Cedarview driver in Debian 6 - 2.6.32 I recently updated my kernel from 2.6 to 3.4 (Just for making N2600 chipset detect my ...
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How can I install an Arch package on Debian?

Is it possible? To install an Arch package on Debian?
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Debian Wheezy won't recognize wireless card after installation

I am trying to help a friend of mine fix his Debian installation on his laptop. He has installed Debian Wheezy 7.8.0 i386 netinst from a CD. His laptop is a Packard Bell Easynote R6510 using an ...
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How to install/compile module in Debian without using Full Kernel, only by using the already installed kernel headers

I am a newbie in Linux/Debian and searched the internet for a few days but didn't managed to find any good tutorial. Can someone explain step by step how to install a module on a kernel with headers ...
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How can I fix my Debian's /etc/network/interfaces?

I just need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces file in my otherwise-functional Debian installation, but I can't boot up because it gets stuck at "Configuring network interfaces". So how can I access ...
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Problem when using alien to install Oracle SQL Developer

I am trying to use alien --scripts to make a .noarch.rpm file into a .deb file, however, it is not working. I am trying to install Oracle SQL Developer: I have downloaded the ...