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 can I install my network driver on Debian from a USB media?

Here's my typical workflow for installing Ubuntu/Mint: 1) Boot from a USB stick with Live installation 2) Install, reboot 3) Use my USB network adapter which is supported by Mint to get internet 4) ...
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apache2 errors E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Error: apt-get upgrade failed [closed]

While installing VestaCP, I get Apache2: Errors: Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/VNavUAzG dpkg: error processing apache2-suexec-custom (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: ...
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How to know the source repository of a package in debian?

In Debian, AFAIK some packages are maintained in subversion, while some are maintained in git, some are maintained in Subversion/SVN (famously team-pkg-gnome) and others in some other VCS. Is there ...
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X stopped working

A couple of weeks ago I made a system upgrade (aptitude upgrade) on my Debian Stretch x64 system. I finished my session normally, but since then I cannot access X anymore. When I turn on my computer, ...
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uninstall geoclue from debian

using Debian 8 Jessie I don't like geoclue. I want to remove it Tried to do: apt-get remove geoclue* I got: The following packages will be REMOVED: empathy geoclue-2.0 gnome gnome-clocks ...
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Where is the `$TERM` environmental variable set in Debian Jessie for console logins?

I have read a lot of articles and SE questions regarding how and where the default $TERM environmental variable gets set. Unfortunately in Debian 8.1 I can't seem to find where the default $TERM ...
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How do I create a deb package for a python progarm?

I created a python game that I want to distribute on my website via a Debian package. The game has a few dependence that are usually not installed (such as pygame) on some linux computers, but often ...
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release modified debian distro as educational tool?

I intend to release a VirtualBox image of a modified Debian Jessie installation for educational purposes (stripped down version optimized for programming),which will be publicly available. However I ...
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debian 7 sudo email notification

I edit sudoers by visudo: Defaults env_reset Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin" Defaults mailto = "me@domain.com" Defaults ...
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Debian/Xfce: Keyboard shortcut for home and end keys

I'm running xfce4 on debian. I'd like to assign keyboard shortcuts for the home and end keys (specifically, to move the cursor to the beginning and end of a line). In the settings manager there is a ...
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How to set English as a defualt language in debian?

How to set English as a default language in debian ? I've installed debian in a different language. $ sudo update-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US update-locale: Error: invalid locale ...
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Static IP address without a gateway

Simple question. I have a machine with multiple network interfaces, two for example - eth0 and eth1. eth0 has a static address and has a default gateway assigned. eth1 has a static address and will ...
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ssh x11forwarding not working , but only on debian8 [duplicate]

I recently installed Debian 8 on my workstation , witch before ran ubuntu 15.04 , but after Debian 8 came into my live , I have not successed running ssh with X11forwarding. case is: I have a server ...
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Is there a way for pre-setting proxy addresses for specific networks?

I'm tired of commenting in and out different proxy acquire lines which located in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10proxy as I change networks. Is there a way for binding the settings for networks? Iphones have ...
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How to enable output during debian/ubuntu preseeding

I am setting up a preeseded configuration with a somewhat longer running d-i preseed/late_command, in fact downloading and executing an ansible playbook. I am running a simple menu system with ...
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Enigmail plugin does not recognize anymore my private key

I am using a Debian unstable with Iceweasel (38.2.0esr-1) and the Enigmail plugin (2:1.8.2-3) from the distribution packages. I recently upgraded my system and got a new version of the gnupg2 package ...
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How to safely turn off swap permanently? (on Debian Jessie)

I fresh installed Debian Jessie with default partitioning on an SSD drive. My current disk partitions look like this: As I have 16GB RAM, I think I don't need swap. On Windows, I had it turned off ...
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Defer some daemon startups until after disk idle at boot

Background: I have a laptop running Debian testing/unstable and booting with systemd. It's got a normal laptop magnetic hard drive (not an SSD). The machine is set to auto-login when turned on, so it ...
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Package update on debian jessie breaks dependencies

I would like to update my OCaml distribution from version 4.01 to version 4.02, in particular the ocaml-nox package. This breaks the dependencies of several other packages that explicitly require ...
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How to downgrade Grub legacy in a linux image

I have a 1 Gbyte image of installed debian 7 which I have made it myself by copying all the needed file to it. There is only one partition in it named hda0. I have mounted it to loop0p1. I had ...
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Debian Jessie LVM2 volume not found on boot

On Debian Jessie, is it possible to have LVM execute vgchange automatically at startup such that a LVM USB volume is available for auto-mount? (I have seen solutions with custom init scripts - I am ...
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Use NVIDIA graphic card as regular resource

I don't use my graphic card anymore, but it is still laying there, idle. Is there a way I can turn it back on and use it just a regular, additional CPU/RAM for my laptop?
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Debian continue running script from lxde even after logging off

I'm trying to play some games on Steam (specifically Half-Life 2), but having Xinerama enabled with my dual monitor setup results in the infamous: Could not find required OpenGL entry point ...
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How do I get John the Ripper running on a recent version of debian or ubuntu?

Although John the Ripper has been packaged for debian and ubuntu, it seems that as of August 2015 the packaged version doesn't actually work. Recent versions of these systems encrypt passwords using ...
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Terminal login screen after installing NVIDIA drivers

On Debian 8 Jessie I installed NVIDIA drivers according to the following article: NvidiaGraphicsDrivers: Debian 8 "Jessie" After everything finished, it told me I should reboot. OK, I rebooted. But ...
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Computer shows no grub after failed installing debian

I have a laptop with windows 10, and I always have been working with one partition with Microsoft's windows, and another one with some linux OS. This time I wanted to try Debian, but when I was ...
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Relationship between limits.conf and LDAP?

This seems like a straight forward question: Is there a relationship between the groups defined in ldap ldif files and /etc/security/limits.conf ? I.e., does defining an LDAP user with ...
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Store CPU utilization into CSV file

OS: Debian 8 x64 I'd like to log every 5 seconds the CPU percentage into a CSV file in the format below: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS,CPU% I'm not familiar with how to use the top program to calculate the ...
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Cannot find HDF5 header files when installing h4toh5 in debian system

when trying to install h4toh5 in a debian system, when configuring using: ./configure CC=/usr/bin/h4cc --with-hdf5=/usr/include/hdf5/serial I am having errors like below checking for ...
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Problems with connecting to wifi

Yesterday I have set up wifi connection on my BananaPro with bananian, a linux distribution based on debian 7. The connection was set up with 'wpa-passphrase' and then I have typed those information ...
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Cannot get Debian jessie to mount any mtp device, nexus 6, 7, LG, nothing!

When I first installed debian jessie connected devices mounted automatically, I had a nice icon on the desktop and everything. Now after about 2 months without using I cannot, no matter what I try ...
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All of system ram not available on Debian OS partition

I have a computer with a Windows 7 and a Debian OS disk partition. The computer has 12GB ram as can be seen when logged in on the Windows 7 OS. However, the Debian partition is only recognizing just ...
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How can I run unattended processes as authenticated AD/LDAP users?

I'm switching some servers over to Debian 8 and using realmd for Active Directory (LDAP/Kerberos) authentication. This has been working great and allows Domain Users to login to my server, etc. ...
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Troubleshooting Logrotate

The Problem I have several identical servers all running identical logrotate configurations rotating a custom log file. On at least one of the servers my logs are not getting rotated correctly. I ...
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How do I write a script to automatically optimize all the PNGs in my MediaWiki images directory?

I have MediaWiki 1.25.2 installed on my 64-bit Debian 8.1 VirtualBox machine and I'd like to be able to upload the images/ directory from this installation to my DropBox. Being a cheapskate I'm trying ...
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Debian Cinnamon seems to have two window configurations for different applications

The first window type is desired and is shown by the terminal window. The second window type, shown by the gedit window (but also appears with some other applications), has a weird border ...
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Acer Aspire touchpad not detected

I have been searching for days and can only find threads about the touchpad not working or not being enabled but it seems Kali cannot find it all. I have both Windows and Mint and the touchpad works ...
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Wireless ssh “issue” (No route to host)

I installed Debian Jessie (gnome) on one of my machines today and it went smoothly except for the wifi. Calling this machine A, I set up an ssh connection with machine B (using an rsa key) and then I ...
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Get the list of packages that are not installed on a Debian system

I am writing a script to print the list of packages which are not installed. #!/bin/bash declare -a LIST_OF_PACKAGES=("php5" "nginx") for i in "${LIST_OF_PACKAGES[@]}" do ...
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Debian 8.1 Automatic Mounting Issues

I'm having some issues mounting a partition in Debian 8.1. I have my system set up to mount /home/caleb/Downloads on a separate partition (on a different drive than /). The drive is /dev/sdc3 and ...
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How to extend partition to all unallocated space in a VPS?

Hello and sorry for the dumb question but I'm a bit new to Linux and I'm always very scared to mess with partitions. Anyway, here it goes my story: I rent a VPS that uses a SSD of 10GB (Debian 7) and ...
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Python Module install Error

I am doing a project to implement Modbus client in the Python. I found the package pymodbus. I installed in Windows it works fine , When I installed the package in raspberry Debian Linux, it was ...
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XFCE menus override shortcut keys

I have recently installed debian 8 with xfce 4.10, and I am annoyed by the following: Menus (like e.g. the one that pops up if I press ctrl-esc) overrides the access to short cuts. Normally I have ...
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How do I adjust the screen resolution for my Debian 8.1 64-bit VirtualBox machine?

I would like to adjust the screen resolution for my Debian 8.1 Virtual Machine (running in VirtualBox 5 on 64-bit Windows 10) from 1024x768 to 1366x768 (which for me would be full screen). Neither ...
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OpenVPN is working but not DNS resolution

I am using : uname -a Linux 2.6.32-042stab108.5 #1 SMP Wed Jun 17 20:20:17 MSK 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux This is my server config: cat /etc/openvpn/server.conf | egrep -v "#|;" port 1194 proto udp ...
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Allow username input sddm (LDAP/Kerberos)

The overarching question: How can I enable SDDM to accept username input in Debian? Underlying/implicit questions: How does SDDM recognize users? What is the Debian alternative to ...
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Debian Testing SDDM Does not Log In Users

I have a strange problem. I'm running a Debian testing installation and recently with KDE5 update stream, I got SDDM instead of KDM. However, SDDM does not log me in even when I enter my correct ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory [duplicate]

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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Have cron check if the bash script is executing

I have a bash script that users while do along with sleep to constantly monitor the connection state and take measures in case something goes wrong. The only thing that is not guarded is the execution ...