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eth0 interfering with wlan0. pi networking

I've been trying to nail down the WiFi on my pi. In short its frustratingly unreliable when it starts up. I'm want it to be on a static IP and to Currently I have a monitor hooked up to the pi for ...
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Screen brightness on Debian after sleep/hibernate on Macbook with Intel graphics card

I'm having trouble with the screen brightness on my Macbook. After (re)booting, it works fine, but after closing and re-opening the lid, the screen is either really bright (on the top 3 brightness ...
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Crontab never running while in /etc/cron.d

Here's what I did on Debian Jessie: install cron via apt-get install cron put a backup_crontab file in /etc/cron.d/ However the task is never running. Here are some outputs: /# crontab -l no ...
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Why doesn't Disk Image Writer work?

I use the file manager PCManFM in Debian 8 (Stable). When I right-click on a disk image file and select Disk Image Writer, an error message is displayed on the standard error stream saying that the ...
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How can I see when my PC was rebooted?

How can I see when my PC was rebooted? I need to know the last 10 times.
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IOGear GBU521 Bluetooth adapter on Debian

I've been trying to install a GBU521 Bluetooth adapter on Debian. I've been following several guides, one for Raspbian (http://www.ioncannon.net/linux/1570/bluetooth-4-0-le-on-raspberry-pi-with-bluez-...
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How to upgrade kernel with all dependencies in Debian?

I tried to select a newer version in aptitude for linux-image-amd64, but it did not upgrade other packages like linux-headers-amd64 which would likely result in broken system. I must be doing ...
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Clean up conflicting postgresql installations

I have a little development box which I upgraded to Debian 8.5 (to have a current apache and postgres which better match the productive servers). Now I have both Postgres 9.1 (old) and 9.4 (which I'd ...
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UEFI-support for Debian Live-build

I'm building a custom Debian using live-build, and after dd-ing the iso to the USB-stick it boots fine on BIOS-computers, however it does not seem to support UEFI, thus not booting on newer computers. ...
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Sendmail command freezes when called

I have problem on my Debian 7.5. Since few weeks I have problem with sending mails. Function mail() in php stopped working. Before everything working ok. I tried login on shell and send mail by: mail -...
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How to get Debian to connect to a PS3 controller seamlessly

I was messing around with SteamOS recently and really liked that I could connect my PS3 controller via Bluetooth so seamlessly. I had heard all of this was done through bluez so figured the latest ...
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iptables does not generates log

I have this script make_firewall.sh with rules for iptables: iptables -F iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -s 127.0.0....
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Make deepmind project work in arch [closed]

This code sets up some machine-learning program for debian. Can I get the same result for an arch distribution? #!/usr/bin/env bash ###################################################################...
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Need a smaller VLC package to take one image from USB camera

I'm using an Intel Edison running Debian for a project. I've been using ffmpeg for grabbing images, but it seems the camera performs better in testing when using VLC. However, installing VLC on the ...
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Unable to locate package php-dev

I am trying to run phpize. bash: phpize: command not found I also tried whereis phpize As it is not installed I try to install php5-dev. For which I get E: Package 'php5-dev' has no ...
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Display and network card not working if booted without a display

I'm facing a kind of a mysterious problem. We have a PC with Debian 8 installed. It boots fine and works well, unless I try to boot it wihout a display. So, I shutdown the PC, unplug display and then ...
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Ignore all other media/drives when live-booting from USB

I am live-booting a custom debian (built using live-build) and I'm wondering how I might prevent the user (even root if it is possible) from reading or writing to the internal hard drive and other ...
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Debian remove email from queue

How I can remove specific email/domain from email queue ? I tried to grep this email from server but no luck... Replaced emailaddress with {email} I'm getting in mail.log regularly ul 14 10:44:53 ...
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How can I completely reinstall Perl on Debian without having functional Perl?

Long story short: I made a pretty ridiculous stupid error when trying to configure CPAN that resulted in me having two half-versions of Perl, both of which are missing important packages. In ...
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Chown for every created file in folder

is there any way to achieve that every created file inside student's directory will have owner student (chown student ./* is for all old files, but I want new files to be chown student).... By the way ...
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IPv6 ULA address source selection

I have two Raspberry Pis (running the 2016-27-5 Raspbian) and i'm trying to set them up to use IPv6 ULA addresses for communications restricted inside my LAN. Everything is fine but one very ...
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How to force directory to use other disk space

I have Debian Wheezy and here is my fdisk -l output: I'm installing WebDAV and want to make that 650GB disk available as a storage for WebDAV. Virtual host is created in /var/www/web1/web/. How to ...
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Default XSession not working after graphics driver installation

After a fresh install of Debian Stretch, I installed the Nvidia 340xx legacy driver for my Geforce GS8400 card and tried to login to the desktop: Unable to get connection to the messagebus session: ...
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Intel Braswell Integrated Graphics on Debian Jessie

I'm having trouble getting Jessie to use the integrated graphics on a Celeron N3050 (Braswell). I've tried installing xserver-xorg-video-intel from jessie-backports but this doesn't help. glxinfo | ...
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Postfix Not sending mail, but can recive

Hey everyone I have an issue with my postfix server not sending emails. The server retrieves emails no problem, but when I go to send an email it just times out. It did sort of work before i added ...
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Scan for file changes in some directories once every 6 hours

I've had some security issues lately and as I can't be totally sure that my code is secure, I have been thinking about scanning some folders and get notified when a file is changed or a new file ...
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Completely new to SSH

I'm trying to SSH from Debian (Jessie, installed as chroot environment in Chrome OS) to Arch on the same network, and I keep getting an error saying the connection was refused because of a public key ...
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Setting locale in a systemd-nspawn container (debian jessie)

Trying to get powerline/airline symbols to show in vim running in a Debian container created with sudo systemd-nspawn -D ~/debian-tree/ on a Fedora host. Right now it just shows question marks in ...
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dpkg: error: cannot remove architecture 'i386' currently in use by the database

I used this command to add i386 arch: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 And then imediately after without installing any packages I tried to remove the i386 arch like so: sudo dpkg --remove-...
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How can I add a user-chooser to all system dialogs?

Below is an image depicting my problem. The only user that appears to be authorized to make printer changes is root. I have seen, in the past, the exact same dialog that has a user-chooser where users ...
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Debian No D-BUS running

I have a python script which run firefox on Debian from selenium import webdriver url = '...' driver = webdriver.Firefox() driver.get(url) When I run say this Does anyone have any idea?
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Debian 8.5.0 + Django: Module 'typing' not found

I'm using Django on Debian 8.5.0 with python3.4. I keep getting an Import Error on the line 'import typing': importerror: module 'typing' not found. I already installed module typing with pip install. ...
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Debian - Network doesn't work on boot

I've setup my /etc/network/interfaces. But I have to always restart my network, not just start. /etc/init.d/networking restart on the system boot. Where is the problem? I want my network to work ...
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Give user2 read only permission to user1's subdirectory [duplicate]

Server: Debian I am user1, with directory /home/user1/website/logs I want to give a new user, called user2, read access to files located in /home/user1/website/logs without giving user2 access to ...
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wireless network working erratically on debian

I can't figure out how to make WIFI work correctly on debian. First of all, when I just installed Debian I had WICD as the network program. This program doesn't work correctly. Specifically it can't ...
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Intel WiFi is not detecting in Debian. Using Dell Inspiron 11 3147

I need some serious help I just bought a laptop for school, and I decided to put Debian 8 on it through live usb. When I was installing, it could not detect the ethernet card at all, even though I ...
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isc-dhcp-server not starting due to failing interface detection

I'm trying to setup AP mode on BCM4313 wireless card. My very basic hostapd config looks like this: interface=wlan0 driver=nl80211 ssid=test hw_mode=b channel=1 macaddr_acl=0 auth_algs=1 ...
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How to fix the arrow keys in Debian terminal? [closed]

The arrow keys are printing A B C D or ASCII. I also have a problem erasing what I type. How can I fix this problem?
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Fuji Xerox Docuprint CM305df Not detected in sane for scanning

Is anyone able to help a techno tragic install a Fuji Xerox Docuprint CM305df please in Linux Mint 17 (Quiana) Cinnamon. I have tried to work out the thing with “sane” but cannot get any thing to ...
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RaspberryPi VPN secure privacy

I have a RaspberryPi running a VPN server with OpenVPN, however local safety conditions are not the best and I'm afraid the Pi can be accessed or stolen by third parties. How can I best protect the ...
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Debian Jessie: When will packages with status “id” be deleted?

I removed some packages I no longer need with aptitude. I was surprised that none of their dependancies were also autoremoved (as I thought aptitude did that by default unlike apt-get), so I checked ...
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How can I install Nginx 1.8.0 on SMP Debian 7 (3.2.81-1)

Hope you can help I have spent all day trying to do this. I am using a cloudserver. I installed Debian 7 (minimal) from the hosting company's image. Logged in as root. I have added the following to ...
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Is KDE 5 on Debian Stretch broken?

I had some problems after an update (krunner didn't work and kickoff search didn't either). I thought I had messed up things (had other problems not related to KDE) so I made a fresh install of the ...
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How to create website in Apache 2 Debian 8?

I have configured Apache2 in Debian 8 and created a website. I created a new .conf file in /etc/apache2/site-avaliable directory. I edited the file properly to point to the directory which holds the ....
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Why can't I ping my cloud server IP running Nginx from my windows box? [duplicate]

I have a cloud server running Debian Wheezy. Webserver is nginx. If I go to www.mydomain.com in internet explorer I get my webserver just fine. However If I go to a command prompt on a remote ...
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Is there any way to Install postgres from Binary in linux machine irrespective of Linux build(Debian/CentOS/others)

I am trying to install postgres on different machine using ansible. Currently I am using postgres source to install on a partical location. Its taking too much time. Is their a way to run postgres by ...
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filtering on pgrep to limit the result

I have an application running under WINE. However I need a way to get the processid (as part of a monitoring script). On my old server (Debian) I simply did: pgrep -f /home/user/directory/AppName....
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Reopen apt-get upgrade file compare dialog

I was doing an apt-get upgrade thought kitty, after getting the new php5 package it showed a set of choices to deal with the differences in the php.ini I had and the one it was going to add. One of ...
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Puppet: command not found in Debian 8

I have just installed puppet master package in Debian 8 using apt-get but my puppet command is not working. root@admin:/etc/puppet# puppet -bash: puppet: command not found root@admin:/etc/puppet# pwd ...
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New Kernel from Backports does not boot

I tried to install the new Linux kernel 4.6.0 on my Debian machine from backports, but my machine won't boot with the new kernel. Steps that I took: added BPO to sources.list apt-get install ... (...