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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Correct domain name for a non-server desktop machine

I have some Debian desktop machines, and during installation I left the domain name field blank, because I don't host any websites and I do not have a static IP (whatsmyip.org gives a different IP ...
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Problems forcing Debian to obtain IP from predetermined server address using DHCP from nameserver on network

I am having trouble getting my Debian server to change the address where it requests its IP address. I currently have two routers. My primary distributes IP addresses to various machines on the ...
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Linux . Kali on android 4.2.2

hope this topic finds you well E: Unable to Locate Package thats the error that occur when i try to install any tool in kali on android I'm using Android with version 4.2.2 and kali is working well ...
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why can't download ed2k link with command on my debian7?

I have installed amule on my debian7 with: apt-get install amule root@localhost:/home/debian# ed2k "some ed2k link" ERROR! Failed to open /root/.aMule/ED2KLinks for writing! Why can't download ...
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Compiling a loadable kernel module(Debian/Ubuntu)

This question is a follow up of this one. I am trying to compile the ELF loader as an individual LKM and use it as a standalone application(replacing the original module within the base kernel sounds ...
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Reading the contents of an ELF file (programmatically) [closed]

I am trying to retrieve the contents of an additional section within an ELF binary. At this point, I'm using the following code to retrieve the name of each section: #include <stdio.h> #include ...
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What is the issue due to which debian hangs at fsck /dev/sda? What is the solution?

What is the issue due to which debian hangs at fsck /dev/sda? What is the solution? This is the screenshot of Debian in normal mode: This is the screenshot of Debian in recovery mode:
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iptables: The “script” way or the “*filter, rules, COMMIT” way?

I'm trying to figure out how NAT and iptables work. While I'm in the trial-and-error phase of learning about it, I found two somewhat conflicting howtos. One howto uses a script to call iptables ...
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How to debug Debian Jessie freezing on resume?

Every time I suspend my machine (at least the options say it is a suspend) the machine freezes within one minute of resuming. It seems to work fine for about a minute. After running for a bit, the ...
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How to restrict access of a process to specific ports?

How can I restrict access of a process to use only specific ports, or block it if it uses non-allowed ports?
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How to install Realtek RTL8723BE wireless driver on debian?

I installed Debian Wheezy 7.8 on a Lenovo G50-70 x64, it seems that I don't have the driver for my wireless card installed, the output of iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. eth0 ...
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Does Debian Testing use Sysvinit, Systemd or Upstart? How do I configure it (them?)?

I have a copy of Debian Gnome, installed from live medium then upgraded to testing. I've decided to change my default X environment from GDM to i3 for reasons of productivity. This lead me to wanting ...
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extundelete does not finish its work

I need to restore a file on sda7 so I remounted ro und startet extundelete manuel@P5KC:~/recovery/RECOVERED_FILES$ sudo extundelete --restore-all /dev/sda7 WARNING: Extended attributes are not ...
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Reinstall Win and save GRUB (on Debian)

I have dual boot on my computer. Windows and Debian 7.8 (wheezy) 64-bit. Now, I need to reinstall Windows. Which is the best way to do it?
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SELinux log on Debian Wheezy

I'm currently playing around with SELinux on a Debian Wheezy VM. I've seen a video by a RedHat employee talking about how easy SELinux is to use and that everything will be logged into ...
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Why is dhclient making DHCP requests on a static interface?

I'm setting up a new Debian system. I have a static IP configured on an interface in /etc/networks/interfaces like so: # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary ...
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How to enable and configure WiFi in debian 7 wheezy.?

I just installed the debian 7 wheezy, but WiFi is not working. I visited the debian wiki pages but they have already mentioned there that the broadcom chip BCM43142, 4e4:4365 is not supported by the ...
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pannel applet wont spawn process

I am using Mate, with debian8, an this has never not worked, so I'm confused now. I have a custom applet (launcher), which reads: ssh user@ip When clicked it does nothing, ordinarily a terminal is ...
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How to configure Request Tracker on Debian and generate tickets?

I'm following Installing Request Tracker 4 on Debian but got stuck in email configuration. I got mail server configured properly and it is working fine. Please guide me on configuring Request ...
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Debian: Can't Install Anything (Package Cannot Be Installed)

So, I have a brand new Debian install. My sources.list looks like this: deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib nonfree deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib ...
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Debian Fresh Install: IO_Page_Fault

I recently tried to install Debian alongside the mint installation I am using to type this. However, I keep getting this strange error whenever I try to boot it, even after a fresh install ...
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Get kernel source: apt-get install vs apt-get source

I'm looking forward to download a Linux Kernel to get to know how to modify it and how to compile it. I am using Debian distribution and I'm interested in the Debian-modified Linux Kernel rather than ...
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Building a Debian-based Linux Distro Online

susestudio provides an online tool for building one's own Redhat-based Opensuse linux distro. However, I am more of a Debian-based guy. I was wondering of there is a similar website that let's us ...
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How to make private Debian Repo

I'm reading this tutorial for creating a local repo. Now, I want to make my repo private, so only if you provide a username/password then should you be able to access the Debian package. How do I ...
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Edit menu entries in whisker menu debian wheezy xfce?

I can't find anything to edit the xfce whisker menu with on debian wheezy xfce. I've used alacarte and lxmed and those are capable of editing the applications menu, but the menus inside of whisker ...
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sanely run all scripts in a directory

i would like to create a shell-script that in turn runs all scripts it finds in a given directory. following restrictions should apply: the scripts ought to be run in alphabetical order ...
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How to check if GRUB is password protected or not?

Is there any command to check whether GRUB boot loader is password protected or not? What is the file path? where it stores this information specially on Debian OS.
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How can I get recursively list an apt package's dependencies with their installed versions?

I would like to list the recursive dependencies of a given package, with the currently installed version of each dependency. I'd also like one entry on each line, so it's sortable and diffable. ...
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Using pam_listfile.so with radius authentication

I have set up radius authentication on my machine (as a client - untested yet). The pam radius conf file has the shared secret etc. The radius authentication can potentially authenticate every single ...
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What does mean by “Debian on track to prove binaries' origins”?

I found an article on The Register of the UK about the reproducible builds in Debian. I couldn't understand much from it. Could anyone simply this for me, please? Here's the link: Reproducible Builds
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Why does Debian bug-squashing take this much time compared to that of Ubuntu?

Reportedly, Debian devs need to squash 54 bugs more. These are termed as 'release critical bugs'. My question is, if this bug-squashing takes this much time, then how come Ubuntu releases each version ...
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Why do iptables drop / log even if the appropriate packet should be accepted?

I'm setting up a server running Debian Jessie with some applications like iptables firewall, fail2ban, openvpn, apache, ... The iptables firewall is configured in the way, that it logs every packet ...
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Use nautilus instead of thunar with desktop folders?

I've installed Nautilus and removed Thunar in a Debian Wheezy XFCE install. I've gone into the settings and set Nautilus as the default application for the file manager under Settings > Preferred ...
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Install newer & older versions of python on debian?

How can I install extra versions of python on Debian (jessie). On Ubuntu I can use the "deadsnakes" PPA which will give me any python version I want, with the version name in the command (e.g. ...
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Duplicate sources.list entry

I received following error and then I tried apt-get update to correct it but that didn't work. W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/contrib i386 Packages ...
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mplayer couldn't find audio filter 'resample'

I've been converting a bunch of mp4 files to dvd format with movie-to-dvd (from videotrans). Most of the converting went fine, but some files can't be converted and fail with the following message: ...
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Debian wheezy - hanging on shutdown

My debian system hangs when I'm trying to shutdown/reboot. It hangs on: kvm: exiting hardware virtualization (infinitely blinking white cursor) I've tried to shutdown by gui and by ...
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Why there is no https transport for debian apt tool?

With all paranoia that has come with NSA revelations and everything, I'm wondering why debian package installation mechanism does not support HTTPS for its transport, let alone using it by default. I ...
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Bash cannot see PATH update

I am running Debian on a VM. I login to the GUI and go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. # echo shell: /bin/bash I modified ENV_SUPATH, ENV_PATH inside of /etc/login.defs. I restarted ...
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How to install gcc 4.8.1 on debian wheezy

I would like to install GCC 4.8.1 on my Debian Wheezy 7.1.0 system. The current version of GCC installed on my system is the 4.7.2. I see gcc-4.8.1 is available on the Debian repository. Can someone ...
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How do Linux distributions check the CD/DVD-ROM integrity?

For example in Debian Wheezy installation CD there is a "Check the CD-ROM(s) integrity" menu option in debian-installer main menu. Checking the integrity of CD takes few minutes. How are such tests ...
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How to get a grsecurity kernel on Debian Wheezy using the linux-patch-grsecurity2 package?

There is a package linux-patch-grsecurity2. But it seems to be lacking documentation. How to make use of linux-patch-grsecurity2 to get a grsecurity enabled kernel?
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Bluetooth keyboard not showing up in /dev/input

I've just installed an Apple Wireless keyboard on a Debian system. I used this guide and only console tools — no X on that machine yet. The keyboard works fine. Now I want to remap a right Cmd key ...
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Install Wmware tools on Debian

I can't copy/paste from Vmware virtual machine with 32-bit Debian inside of it to my Windows 8. I decided to install VM tools. After mounting the VM media to /media/cdrom0 I got the contents : ...
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Create virtual network adapter with own MAC and IP?

I have a server with 4 different IPs over one real NIC. Now i try to setup different virtual network adapter in debian with this IPs. The Problem is, that each IP needs also a specific MAC. Otherwise ...
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vPrevent Debian from auto-assembling raid at boot

I set up a Debian wheezy (7.6), installed openmediavault, and created a software raid 5 with that. It is listed at /dev/md127. Now I want to move that to a virtual XEN VM. To do so, I have to stop ...
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Debian wired connection static IP wont connect

I've installed Debian with xfce and did some configuring by installing themes, configuring xfce, installing and uninstalling software; the usual. Anyway, after a reboot I can't connect to the ...
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Unable to start X Server with no screens, no xorg.config to edit

I am trying to start the X server (I have all the packages installed). The problem I am having is that the server is offsite, has no screen and never has had a screen connected to it and as a result ...
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How to make a local template for a linux container and point to that

I am a newbie to the world of Linux Containers. I looked at quite a few webpages, wikipedia and checked out the questions at stackexchange but without any answers. Maybe my 'keyword fu' is not strong ...
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How to deactivate mbox?

I just finished to install the horde framework (git version) on my server (debian7 + dovecot + postfix + apache2). And I would like to know if it is possible to deactivate the "mail" program's ...