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File /etc/ld.so.nohwcap is missing in Debian 7

What is the file /etc/ld.so.nohwcap used for?. In my machine (Debian 7), this file is not found. Therefore, Which package or library this file belongs to?
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How to programatically change the Ubuntu 16.04 System Monitor process name from cli or mono to an unique name? [closed]

I wrote and tested the following C++ program after reading the Stack Overflow article , [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31747247/change-real-process-name-in-c-on-linux.] I discovered my ...
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Kernel panic after upgrading from wheezy to jessie

I upgraded my system from wheezy to jessie, However, I am not able to boot using the latest kernel that was installed with jessie. I get following error: Loading, please wait... /init: ...
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Debian 8 - IPTables reverts to state on every packet

Problem: iptables cannot be changed. On my computer, I can run iptables -F. iptables -L shows it is flushed. When any packets come into or out of the machine, all rules are back! The same behaviour ...
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Is installing pre-compiled software from tarballs against the Debian philosophy?

Probably the biggest argument for trying out Debian is its stability. In order to not break that stability, we have to follow a certain philosophy, which is to always install software from the ...
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How to connect to wifi from command line

I'm using latest version of Debian based linux Kali. Maybe it is XY problem, as main problem is after I log in to the system got blank screen and mouse pointer. Somebody on internet recommend me to ...
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Nothing survives reboot in Debian Jessie

Running RasPBX based on Debian Jessie - I tried to change a few .conf files, but they always reverted following reboot. I initially thought this was dhcp messing with things, but it turns out nothing ...
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Error messages during debian install on a laptop. What should I do before deciding that it is hardware-related?

I'm getting this error while trying to install Debian Jessie netinstall from a USB stick, using guided partitioning 'everything in one partition' (my usual modus operandi): Failure trying to run: ...
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Debian topbar in virtualbox

I've installed Debian Jessie in a virtualbox ( v5.0 ). Also I installed the guest additions in order to use seamless mode ( which works nicely ). But when I'm in seamless mode, the topbar of debian ...
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Can't mount a multipath LUN

I'm trying to mount a lun, it's visible in multipath -ll and I can see the multiple access to it with lsblk. I know screw up somewhere along the line because sda isn't visibly mounted in lsblk anymore ...
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linux: Class10 SD card different device and block device size

A have a brand new 16GB class 10 SD card and produce a very strange behavior. After I attached the the card with an USB SD-Card reader, the device appeared as /dev/sdb. I tried to copy a 2GB raw image ...
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Debian & Debian-based distros won't work on 15" Mid-2009 MBP

I have a Mid-2009 15" MBP (MacBookPro5,3). It has always not been able to boot Ubuntu 12 and 14 (LTS), but Ubuntu 10 (LTS) works fine. I've also tried Debian and Linux Mint and they have the same ...
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debian from disk to big disk: what i miss? [closed]

Usually i migrate virtual machine to new bigger disk following this procedure a)Attach new disk b)Mount to mnt c)rsync -avogpP --delete /olddirs /mnt/newdirs except for tmp proc sys dev,i use to ...
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launch process foreground on boot

I know how to launch programs in the background with cron on boot or at certain intervals, but in this case, I want to launch a python script in the foreground, automatically when the computer starts, ...
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ntpdate on debian

I recently installed ntp on Debian and when issue command: ntpdate ip_of_domain_controller it states: adjust time server. But the time is 3 hours earlier. Other equipment like HP switches are getting ...
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Set up a preferred network interface on Debian/Raspbian

I have a Raspberry Pi that is connected by Ethernet to DSL (eth0) and I also have some 3G/4G dongles that I am testing for fallback, in case the RPi loses the wired connection. In other words, I would ...
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Beagle Bone Black not retaining static IP

I have a Beagle Bone Black to which I have assigned a static IP. My interfaces file is as follows. auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 172.16.41.226 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Is there an additional option to display hidden command on the terminal?

Copy and pasting from a website to the terminal is very harmful , there are an example here You past the following line :ls /some/thing/much/too/long/to/type/ , by pressing Enter the following ...
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Can't boot from live USB after Debian install

I've recently installed Debian on my old Itautec pc, from a live USB with a Jessie net install. Everything was working fine, but after trying to restore configurations from an old server, I ...
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Nautilus 3.14 (on Debian 8) doesn't let me create bookmarks

I've Debian Jessie 8, where is installed Gnome Shell 3.14.4 and nautilus 3.14. I want to add bookmarks (chosen folder which I access frequently) on the left side of nautilus window but I don't find ...
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Understanding owner groups of a folder

I am having some problems understanding how users and groups permissions work in Linux. The command I am trying to launch is the following: ln -nfs /home/mmarteau/wfor.it/releases/release_folder ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-mipsel/Packages' in Release file

I am currently running debian 8 jessie as my linux distro, and have been following this link to install HHVM https://docs.hhvm.com/hhvm/installation/linux the first two lines I have successfully ...
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No soundcard found after upgrade to Debian Jessie

After upgrading Debian Squeeze to Jessie (via Wheezy) last month I noticed I had no sound anywhere. I've looked through several Debian wiki pages and forum posts and tried (parts of) several suggested ...
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Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/Release

I am trying to run a sudo apt-get update command, my current distro is Debian Wheezy, and I am getting this error when I try to run the command : W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to install MIT Photonic Bands software package on Debian [closed]

How do I install the MIT Photonic Bands software package using Debian?
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Nested directories managed by autofs?

Is it ok to have nested directories managed by autofs? e.g. /nfs/zfs /nfs On my Debian 8 machine, I have /etc/auto.zfs like this: repo -fstype=nfs,rw 192.168.0.2:/repo and /etc/auto.nfs like ...
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Alternatives to Debian Live for persistent Debian system on USB

For the last six years, my main workstation has consisted of a pen drive running the Debian Live images with a persistent partition. The images were simple, brilliant and reliable, and the online web ...
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Files not showing after restoring partition with testdisk and fixing with fsck

Long story short: I have the same problem as in here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/151232/all-files-gone-after-running-fsck-how-can-i-recover-my-files I used fsck on /home partition and it worked ...
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How to get sudo access without reboot? (on remote server) [closed]

(From remote Debian server) When you give sudo right with visudo for the first time on first boot to a new user, su - <newuser> will not be enough to offer the right to use sudo and then reboot ...
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MOZREPL output showing up in terminal window

I have a very a annoying problem. I've using Mac Terminal over SSH to write Perl script with vim on a local virtual Debian machine. The Perl script uses the WWW::Mechanize::Firefox module which in ...
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'find -mtime -1 -print | xargs tar' archives all files from directory ignoring the -mtime -1 argument

I'm trying to create a backup script. I've managed to get this script working fine on a CentOS 6.7 machine and am now trying to get it working properly on Debian 7. I am running into a problem I ...
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Cannot connect to VPN with ipsec after upgrade

I'm using Debian Stretch, which is current testing release. Some time ago I set up a VPN connection using IPsec and it worked correctly. It suddenly stopped. It is possible that in the meantime some ...
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How can I display the last message in exim4 mail queue?

How can I display the last message in exim4 mail queue? I, actually, want to get the last message ID in exim mail queue, to check if it's delivered, in the log file.
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Hardware accelaration on integrated Intel 5500 graphics and Debian result in unstable system

I have difficulty getting hardware accelaration to work properly with my integrated Intel 5500 graphics even with the use of newer drivers. I'm using a stable version of Debian 8 / Jessie (with the ...
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how to solve unmet dependencies when install libgstreamer0.10-dev?

I want to run genymotion 64bit binary on my debian 8.3 64bit. when I run ./genymotion command I get this error: ./genymotion: error while loading shared libraries: libgstapp-0.10.so.0: cannot open ...
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Unable to start jack server in beaglebone black debian [duplicate]

I am trying to build run a C program in Beaglebone Black using Debian in which I am trying to receive sound from USB sound card. For this I have made my USB sound card as default sound hardware by ...
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Restoring fdisk mistakes: New partitions & table

On a deabian 8.2 system I made a new LVM partition with fdisk and wanted to issue a pvcreate command, but was constantly being called and then made this horrible horrible mistake. Before the call I ...
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Connecting to wifi network with captive portal login page using wpa_supplicant

I am currently trying to connect to a BTWi-fi / BT_Openzone unsecured network in my office using my pcengines apu1d4 running debian 8.4 with edimax ew-7811un wifi dongle. When conventionally ...
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How to extract and install .deb without the command dpkg?

I am running Debian jessie stable in order to understand how the .deb package interacts with the system. What is the correct way to extract and install a packge_name.deb without the command dpkg?
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SSH only works if I specify the key with -i

I have a server that only allows ssh with a key. However when I try to ssh to this machine I get the error "Permission denied (publickey)". From the auth.log on my server this is happening pre auth. ...
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Squid systemd service not run at boot

I compiled squid 3 from source and installed in /usr/local/squid/ on my debian jessie computer. I want to start squid at boot. The following code is my squid.service which located in ...
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USB sound card not working properly in Beaglebone black

I am trying to use USB sound card as default in beaglebone black using Debian. For this I disable on board sound hardware by adding this line optargs=capemgr.disable_partno=BB-BONELT-HDMI in ...
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set -xmx and -xms fail how to fix?

i have one problem with Minecraft and I can't set more ram like 1 GB per server. Error: root@vm:/opt/minecraft# java -Xms234M -Xmx10G -Xincgc -jar server.jar Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xms500M ...
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dmesg filling up with error message that are just a hex number

I've got a Cubietruck running debian 8.4, and it seems to be running OK, but just happened to do a dmesg, and found that I was getting a lot of message consisting of just a hex number... [ ...
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How to upgrade/downgrade a specific package from “sid” on debian jessie “stable”? [duplicate]

I need to upgrade some specifics packages from sid on debian jessie stable with their dependencies. By adding the following repo : deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ sid main deb-src ...
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DNS not working on Debian jessie

I have properly setup resolvconf, which properly sets up /etc/resolv.conf: # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR ...
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Can't make motd to show on Debian 8

I have a VPS with debian jessie on it. I want the dynamic motd to show when i connect through ssh. I tried with update-rc.d motd defaults (gives no output), systemctl enable motd gives: ...
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Debian, ftp user with access to /var/www

I want to have ftp user who have only access to /var/www and work on all of files, but the problems arise when I give permission to /var/www, exactly chown. I try with chgrp but then I cannot edit ...
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Unable to install libltc-dev in beaglebone black debian

I am trying to build some C programs in beaglebone black (using debian) which I git clone from here. Now I try command make I got this error :- Makefile:9: *** "https://github.com/x42/libltc version ...
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Fuse errors when installing packages in Debian 8

I'm getting fuse errors when trying to install packages with apt-get. I've tried reinstalling it but it didn't help. This is output when I try to install something: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ...