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msi GT70 2PE laptop with debian---problems getting steelseries keyboard backlight to work

I have just installed debian testing on my msi GT70 2PE laptop, with a steelseries keyboard with backlighting possibility. I have been following instructions on the following pages to get the ...
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Why won't NVIDIA X Server Settings configuration save on reboot?

I'm on a 64-bit machine running Debian 8.2 "Jessie" with MATE Desktop Environment. I have a Geforce GTX 650ti video card. I'm logged in as a non-superuser account named "john." I open NVIDIA X ...
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What logs or diagnostic steps can I take to check for Debian Jessie network failing to start?

The network of a Debian Jessie VirtualBox VM I created recently fails to start at runtime. The only way I can get it the network to run properly is by adding service networking restart to ...
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vfat not recognized in debian

I want to mount my usb drive (kindle vfat32). When I do mount -t auto /dev/sdf1 /mnt/usb I get mount: unknown filesystem type 'vfat' I checked if the drive is recognized with sudo fdisk -l and ...
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systemctl not works for own daemon

I have a problem with starting own daemon program using systemctl in Debian (deamon has wirted in golang if this have any meaning) I created file in /etc/systemd/system/tcp-server.service . His ...
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Strong Swan IPSEC under Debian (Raspbian)

I am trying to get IPSEC (strong swan) to work under raspbian linux (distro of Debian) Ihave been able to install all packages for IPSEC. However as soon as I run the command to bring up IPSEC, I get ...
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How to properly apt-pinn (by defaulting packages to our main release)

I noticed couple of days ago that all these years I've been using apt very, very wrong. My intentions have been sticking to the release I'm using, that is debian testing, so if new package got ...
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What can I use to monitor and log incoming/outgoing traffic to/from remote hosts?

I run a web server (Debian Squeeze on a VPS), and the graphs provided by the hosting company show consistently that around twice as much traffic is incoming to the server compared to the outgoing ...
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How do I find out if something is using the serial port?

I want to program a microcontroller under Debian Wheezy, but can't get it to work so far. I asked on Electrical Engineering and got the advice to check if something is already occupying the serial ...
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Create a bootable Debian USB stick for PowerPC from Windows

I recently installed an SSD into my iBook G4, and I'm gonna try to put Debian 8.2.0 on it via USB stick. I know to how to trick Open Firmware into booting from USB, however, I need to create my USB ...
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Unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie 64 bit

I am unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie (64 bit). I have already enables i386 architecture . The issue is with the installation of the package libqtwebkit4:i386: rsiwal@rsiwal-jessie:~$ sudo ...
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Can I add officials debian repository to kali 2.0 source list

Can I add the following debian wheezy repository to kali 2.0 source list or will it hurt my system? Because I know kali was built on debian wheezy. deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian wheezy main ...
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How to know if port 25 is blocked?

I am running Debian Jessie 8.1. The VPS provider says that port 25 is open. However, when I installed Rainloop and am not able to use it with the System users. Under the RainLoop admin panel I went ...
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debian jessie volume group not found and cant boot

I have accidentally deleted my boot partition. OS is Debian Jessie with LUKS LVM. I have created a new partition and successfully reinstalled grub with chroot method. Now when I try to boot, my root ...
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HowTo Suspend / Sleep / Spin down disks in RAID - Creted by the debian installer?

I have created a RAID 1, with two disks using the debian installer. The RAID is used in my server. Due to the fact that it's a private server and I don't care about performance but more about ...
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systemd service using 100% of my CPU when it doesn't if I start it without systemd

I'm using Debian Jessie with the latest updates. I made a systemd service to run a script when my server starts. Here's its configuration: [Unit] Description=(my description) [Service] ...
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Gedit cannot save in shared folder (Virtualbox)

I'm getting the "Cannot save _ Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy" in Gedit 2 when I try to save in a shared folder with Virtualbox (Debian). I've searched and apparently ...
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From Ubuntu to Debian or CentOS

I am an Ubuntu user for some time now and I am thinking of trying some other Linux OS. After extensive search I decided to try either Debian or Cent OS. But I have some concerns: Both Debian and ...
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Minimal installation of Oracle Java 8 on Debian - headless, with no GUI

In another question here (Minimal Java installation for Linux with no GUI) I found some information about headless installation of OpenJDK, but I would need this with Oracle Java 8. I need Oracle ...
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Which QT/KDE theme is this?

I am on mate and run only couple of programs from QT/KDE. One of them is qbittorrent I saw that the theme changed and became better but clueless which theme it is and due to which package upgrade ...
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Autoloading a particular driver, based on a detected specific kernel

I need some help in writing a tiny script and determining its placement within Debian 7.9 filesystem. As the title says, the script needs to be executed automatically on startup and, after checking ...
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Build errors on a copied operating system in a chroot

I'm in a bit of an interesting situation. In an attempt to have root access on my school's physics network computers, I ended up creating a chroot environment, using fakeroot and fakechroot. As every ...
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WRITE SAME manually zero

With Debian 8 and VMware 6 I am seeing these logged quite a bit: WRITE SAME failed. Manually zeroing messages. Is this something to be concerned about? From searches, it seems its related to the 3.9 ...
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dhcpcd and /etc/network/interfaces

I have this configuration in /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf allow-hotplug ...
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Debian 8 VirtualBox / DKMS install problem

I'm trying to install virtual box using the method on wiki.debian.org and I'm encountering problems. When I execute # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') virtualbox I ...
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redhat vs debian/ubuntu system architecture (& not deb vs rpm)?

What are the key areas (except package management) where Fedora/RHEL/CentOS differ from Debian/Ubuntu Linux systems? I'm asking this from a newbie's perspective to the Linux admin world so that I can ...
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Proftpd Anonymous login?

I'm trying to set my virtual host on anonymous login but it dosn't work as everytime I log in, it keep asking me for username and password, please check the screen shot below : Any idea what can ...
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Installing Wine 1.8 on Debian not working

I followed this link http://tecadmin.net/install-wine-on-ubuntu-and-debian/# to install Wine on Debian 7.9 Wheezy but to no avail. When I reached step sudo ./configure --enable-win64 it asked for ...
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Kali linux - initramfs unable to find a medium containing a live file system

Ok, so my question is really specific. I have android tablet Asus MeMo Pad 7 me176cx. It has got a nice gift with lollipop update - UEFI with secure boot disabled. To access setup utility, you need ...
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Debian on encrypted partition won't boot

I just installed Debian Testing on an encrypted partition (using the encryption feature in the installer). Problem is when I boot I enter the passphrase and then Debian starts to load a bit and then ...
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Problem to install package from testing

I was trying to install the livestreamer for Debian and did it fine, but when using the Twitch GUI app, it asked for a newer livestreamer version, the stable (Jessie), is 1.10.2 and the GUI needs the ...
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Universal Media Server not working

I'm trying to get Universal Media Server to work on a headless Debian 8 home server to stream video to my PS4 and other devices. I followed this tutorial ...
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Installing Debian but can't boot

I'm installing Debian testing on a SSD, there is a pre-existing EFI ESP partition from windows installation, the disk uses GPT partitioning. Problem is after it finishes installing it won't boot linux ...
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Install dropbox ends in error

I'm trying install dropbox on Debian with xfce and every time it ends with this error bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox bn.VERSION: 3.12.6 bn.DROPBOXEXT_VERSION: failed bn.is_frozen: True pid: 11257 ppid: 5898 ...
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Enable systemd service file?

I have created a debian package for one of my autotool project.I don't have any problem in debian creation and installation.The problem is that debian includes a systemd service file and I'm ...
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Which Debian kernel should I install?

I've started installing Debian testing on amd64 and I've come to a screen asking me to install a kernel. It gives me a choice between linux-image-3.16-2-amd64, linux-image-amd64, and none. What is ...
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Cannot modify screen resolution in Debian with a LSB init script

my computer operates with 1600x900 resolution, which is not among the default screen configurations of my Debian installation. In order to have the right resolution after booting up I tried to create ...
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How to diagnose SSH connection timeout issue?

I am Debain and Linux beginner so please bare with me. I have a VPS running Debian 7, that I connect to using PuTTY from my Windows machine. Most of the time, PuTTY connects fine and I can log in ...
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Can't boot Debian after force EFI installation

I just installed Debian with encrypted /, I made a /boot partition and converted an NTFS partition to EFI, it installed but now I can't boot on linux. My motherboard boot list put a mirrored "N" sign ...
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Error while installing linux-image-server and linux-image-gerneric

For a web program, I need to install these things: linux-image-server linux-image-generic With the version 3.13.0-37-generic + Here is my command in Debian 7, 64-bit: sudo apt-get install ...
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Sendmail says it has sent, but doesn't actually send

I installed sendmail using this tutorial: Install sendmail debian gnu linux I am using this command to send my test email: mail -s "Subject" "xxxxxxxx@outlook.com" <<< "This is the body" ...
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Dropping a connection upon event

Is it possible to drop a number of connections when establishing new ones? For example, suppose we have a set of remote workstations with addresses {A, B, C} and another set with hosts {D, E}. We ...
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install nvidia graphics drivers on Debian-8 [multiple options tried] [closed]

Goal: install proprietary Nvidia driver. Results so far: I've tried two basic paths for installing nvidia Graphics drivers on debian 8. Both have failed. 1. Simple DEB Package installation -> ...
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Operating system not found (Debian)

Im Installing Debian on an Old 650Mhz and 200MB RAM Laptop. Without GUI I just need it to work. After the installation finishes it says Operating system not found. I researched a bit and seems like ...
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Do all intel gpu's use software rendering (Mesa) only?

I was looking at :- $ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 ...
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How to install latest git on Debian 8?

I have some problems with git-lfs and I think that upgrading to the latest git can fix this problems. Current version of git in Debian is 2.1.4, current stable version on official site is 2.6.4. Can I ...
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Touch screen doesn't work for closing window (Debian Jessie & XFCE)

I've an usb touch screen installed on a Debian Jessie system, and XFCE. The driver is hid-multitouch, module in the kernel. All works (menus, buttons..) but not the window close button, or hide ...
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List of available services

Is there any command that would show all the available services in my wheezy Debian based OS? I know that in order to see all the running services you can use service --status-all.
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Debian 8 Jessie CD-image-based liveUSB/installer won't boot in UEFI mode with 32-bit UEFI firmware

I want to install Debian 8 in UEFI mode alongside pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Acer laptop. I created a liveusb on Debian 7 machine by copying Debian 8 ISO directly to the flash drive device ...
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Toshiba Satellite C55 -C5241 WiFi configuration on Debian 8 with Gnome 3.14

I'm using Debian 8 with Gnome 3.14. The laptop came with the PCI BCM43124 module. Right after the OS installation I was not able to see any WiFi devices. I followed these instructions and got it where ...