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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How to change default directory programs get installed

I have Debian wheezy chrooted in my Android. However all its directory is in my internal memory. So, if I apt-get install something it gets installed in /data/data/.../debian/usr/local/bin directory. ...
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how to re-use existing completion with recent bash-completion?

i use alias which adds some parameters to some program. for example: alias git.home='git --git-dir=$HOME/.git.home/' complete -o bashdefault -o default -o nospace -F _git git.home \ ...
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Prevent Google Chrome to hang the system on Debian Jessie with GNOME (live)

I'm running Debian Jessie with GNOME (live) off an USB drive; when using Google Chrome, after a while, due to its heavy memory usage, the system hangs; at first the pointer just slows down for a few ...
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Boot Debian netinst CD to RAM?

Is it possible to boot an install CD to RAM? I want to boot the CD and eject it before I proceed with the setup. And when not, where do the changes have to be made, to get a "toram" boot option?
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Best practice to mount directory in /home to directory in /media?

I have 4 drives on my home server. 3 external drives mounted in fstab to three individual directories in /media. The fourth drive contains a headless debian os install. I want to mount a directory in ...
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bind mounts by systemd don't magically work with systemd-tmpfiles?

I have an weird challenge from on my Debian 8 box. The background is I want to mount some directories as tmpfs, to avoid physical IO (disk wakeup / flash wear). Probably I should just mount a ...
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update-alternatives returns error about Java directory not available

I've been trying this tutorial: How To Manually Install Oracle Java on a Debian to install Java on Debian 8, but I'm getting the following error : update-alternatives: error: alternative path ...
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Debian - disabling use mirror on preseed.cfg

I have create a preseed automated instalation on my debian jessie 8, but after installing the base packages, it returns error mesage error it can not use the mirror package, please enter hostname ...
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Hint driven Mouseless gui navigation

Is there any software that can display a hint on buttons so I can click around with just the keyboard? Like in those firefox plugins https://github.com/mooz/keysnail/wiki ...
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Build customized Linux using Ubuntu or Debian Source

I want to customize a Ubuntu or Debian distribution for my Raspberry Pi. How can I remove packages and applications from Ubuntu or Debian? And is it possible to modify the GUI (graphic interface) of ...
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Log out goes to black screen

I've just updated my Debian to Jessie from Wheezy. I have auto login for my user and after logging out it goes to black screen. After clicking "Screen lock" nothing happens. Any ideas ?
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Delete files in /var/cache to save space [duplicate]

There is small space left on my file system , i want to delete files in /var/cache to save disk space . Are there some important files in the /var/cache which can't be deleted ,if there are,please ...
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Clonezilla hangs after boot

I have installed clonezilla live on pxe server. My pxe server works fine and I have installed clonezilla image in it to boot from remote location. My clonezilla image is booting successfully but it's ...
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Apache CGI didn't work?

I install Apache2 to use dwww for browsing docs. At the first time it works ok. A second time (after I've rebooted the PC), Apache is still enable: when I type localhost in the browser, the default ...
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How to Scale down Debian [closed]

I would like to customize Linux ubuntu or Debian for my raspberry pi. How can I remove packages and Applications from it? And Also if possible I would like how to change the graphics? Do i need to ...
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Unknow Display - DVI-I to VGA adapter

My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 405 with only one HDMI and DVI-I port. My monitor is VGA-only, so I had to get converter to plug it into my graphics card, the converter is a DVI 24+5 Male to VGA ...
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apt not working after i changed mirror

I was trying to install apt-transport-https (it was a tox dependency) when the mirror I was using (http://ftp3.nrc.ca) shutdown. Then I changed to the mirror http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/, but ...
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Getting hardware accellerated 2d graphics with ATI card

I run Debian 8.1 on an iMac G3 500 from 2001. The computer has an ATI Rage 128 PRO graphics card. In order for X to start it needs to know the horizontal sync frequencies and the vertical refresh ...
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Cannot login after making a service autorun at startup [Debian]

On a normal startup after booting the login prompt appears from where I would login. But after making motion autostart I am unable to login or open GUI because motion is using the command line to ...
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Where does Debian 8.1 install adduser?

Code and outputs apt-cache search adduser adduser - add and remove users and groups $ sudo apt-get install adduser Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to install `roundcube` without adding back-ports in `Debian`?

Trying to install roundcube by issuing following command apt-get -y install roundcube roundcube-pgsql roundcube-plugins roundcube-plugins-extra php-net-ldap2 getting following error. E: Unable to ...
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Audio stopped working after Debian update

This morning, on Debian testing, I updated the following packages: ant ant-optional cups cups-bsd cups-client cups-common cups-core-drivers cups-daemon cups-ppdc cups-server-common grep info ...
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How to link .doc files with LibreOffice Writer

I received a .doc file in IceDove, double-clicked it and it asks if I want to save/open it, the only option for opening is caligraauthor. I want to use LibreOffice Writer for these documents, but when ...
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Debian's corresponding command for add-apt-repository?

I want to run this in Debian 8.1 sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nemh/systemback sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install systemback but I cannot find add-apt-repository in Debian 8.1 and its ...
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debian jessie: how to automount from tty1?

[Note: before you mark this a duplicate: There are several similar-looking questions in this stackexchange (which did not show before creating this question--one seems to get much better matches in ...
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New debian 8 install… cannot get to a terminal without a GUI

NOTE: This is a fresh install of Debian 8 with defaults. Single user mode freezes on boot. I am trying to install Geforce 9 drivers, but cannot get to a terminal without a GUI. For example: Ctrl + ...
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Why getting CD requests in Debian APT-GET?

Code and outputs sudo apt-get install xfsprogs [sudo] password for masi: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages ...
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gpg: can't open `–': No such file or directory

I'd like to install php 56 on my Debian Wheeyz System. So I added the dotdeb repo to apt. While fetching the key, an error occurred: # wget http://www.dotdeb.org/dotdeb.gpg -O- |apt-key add – ...
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How to change the document root directory in debian8.1?

My apache2 installed on the debian8.1. In the configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Require all denied ...
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What causing locales issue in debian?

My question is not about how to fix it, but about what causing perl warning in debian after doing apt-get install. I found the easiest way to fix this issue is: export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 export ...
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openjdk-6-jre-headless dependency in debian jessie

i was trying to install flowvisor on debian jessie. but i get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: flowvisor : Depends: openjdk-6-jre-headless which is a virtual ...
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SiS 771/671 graphical card: Is there some Unix-like OS distro that works correctly with it?

I have a SIS 771/671 graphical card on my laptop, and till now I've just got the conviction that it just does not works very well on Debian 7.0, Linux Mint 16, 17 and some old Ubuntu versions. From ...
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Upgrade Debian: advisable or necessary?

I'm using Debian 7.0, I'm newbie with GNU/Linux, so I'm not sure about the advantages in upgrade to Debian 8.0. So, what to do? Upgrade it or not?
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Why can't split cron logfile up from syslog in bangwagong host?

There are two vps ,one is digitalocean ,oter is bangwagong host. All the os on them are debian7. I want to split cron logfile up from syslog with the following same steps. step1: vim ...
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Debian: How to resolve relocation error?

I am running Debian 7.1. I tried to apt-get install -f, and messed up. All command line returns ln: relocation error: /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libc.so.6: symbol _dl_find_dso_for_object, version ...
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Cannot get back signal after reboot using VGA-to-HDMI adapter

I recently bought an VGA to HDMI adapter for a HTPC (has a DisplayPort jack instead of HDMI, which got disabled when I put the TV Tuner in - long story - but VGA jack is still functional). I got it ...
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../lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.12' not found

I'm running a debian wheezy (7.8) box and I just ran into a problem with an application that needs `GLIBC_2.12'. The glibc-linking seems confusing to me. Maybe someone can enlighten me? The program ...
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Debian 8 connecting VPN additional search domain problem

Hi I'm trying to configure the vpn in Debian 8, and using network manager, I'm following the company manual and all goes well except that: In the manual there is a label in IPV4 Settings that says: ...
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Cross compiling a software module

I'm trying to compile dropbear with the GNU ARM tool chain. I've went through this guide and managed to successfully build all the required tools. They are located in a directory: ...
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Some problems with gnome-tweak-tool

I recently did a apt-get autoremove and ran into problems with my gnome-tweak-tool. It got uninstalled from my system. Later when I installed it again I wasn't able to get it up running unless I was ...
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Is it possible to run debootstrap within a fakeroot environment?

I have a script that prepares an installation image by running debootstrap, does some modifications on the files and then copies the files to a disk image backed up by a file. This works under root, ...
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Compile freedink couldn't find SDL2

I tried to compile GNU Freedink as described in the BUILD file but when I try to configure it couldn't find SDL2. Log: http://pastebin.com/GYHHa4T0
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debuild creates unsatisfiable dependancy

I want to cerate a deb package of an existing package but with updated code. The origin package has a dependancy to libc. After running debuild -us -uc -b I get the new package but it has a dependancy ...
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Install Inkscape 0.91 on Debian (build from source)

There is no Debian build of latest (0.91) stable version of Inkscape (https://inkscape.org/en/download/linux/). So i can't use apt. I have try to obtain source code using Bazaar. First I install bzr: ...
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How to finally mount FAT16 USB flash drive

I have 4GB USB flash drive stick plugged into laptop on debian 8.1. It contains one bootable partition 2GB created and formatted as FAT16 in Windows. What only I did try everything didn't. Maybe I am ...
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popcon failed is the mailto address busted?

in my mail today ( I checked it today, the messages started 5 days ago) I got messages from popcon the package popularity contest which says: ... A message that you sent could not be delivered to one ...
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How to make PDF viewer responsive to changes in Debian

I have a fresh Debian 8.1 installation and am trying to make its usability feel like OSX. I run xelatex document.tex && evince document.pdf & but it only successfully runs xelatex and ...
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Debian live : halt on usb eject?

The TAILS distribution contains this functionality: if you brutally remove the USB key from the machine, the system halts. Is it easy to add this functionality to a live-build procedure under Debian? ...
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Three Debian package management tools: apt-get vs. aptitude vs. wajig [duplicate]

Debian Linux offers various command-line package management tools. Perhaps the three most popular such general-purpose tools are apt-get, aptitude, and wajig. When they are used for ordinary ...
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Is it possible to have linux AND the preinstalled version of windows?

I'd like to install linux (debian or ubuntu), but keep the preinstalled Windows that came with the computer, apparently the installation files are in a hidden partition (obviously I don't have any ...