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why i can see ipv6 socket with ipv6 stack disable?

I try to disable complety ipv6 on a Linux Debian 7 (wheezy) However , things escape me. In my case, i test with grafana process (I have same issue with munin, rpcbind etc) Method 1 : with sysctl ...
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Install Java 8 on ARM Nas (Debian Wheezy)

I need Java 8 on my NAS (Arm7, 32bits, Debian Wheezy) for fim software. uname -a Linux ReadyNAS 3.0.101.RN_ARM.3 #1 Mon Dec 15 23:39:16 PST 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux I tried the packages way : sh ...
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How can I get systemd to use qingy as my default tty program instead of agetty (debian jessie)?

I'd like to use a different tty program than agetty on my debian jessie machine (specifically, qingy). The tty creation is controlled by systemd via the (auto-created as I understand) ...
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How to Find Non-Responding Applications in Linux

I'm looking to migrate a monitoring script from Windows (Powershell) to Linux (Shell script). One of the things I check in Windows is whether an application is 'Not Repsonding'. (e.g. Open Task ...
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Corrupted text file readed from Windows Share from debian

I have an issue with a file shared by Windows. My configuration contains two servers, one on Windows 7 professional and another on Debian Squeeze. The Windows server generates a log file. This log ...
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How to truely install a tar.gz file on Linux - how to manage manually-installed (or standalone) applications?

I see all these links explaining packages and .debs... I know that... and there are many kludges to get tar.gz files working (eg: update-alternatives for Java or manually dropping the file in ...
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A script or series of commands that turns off wlan0 when eth0 is not connected, and turns on wlan0 when eth0 is connected again?

I'm bridging a connection from a device that only has eth0 to a wlan0 device to use it as an access point to the Internet. I've been able to create the bridge itself without any issues. But there's ...
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How to install PPAs (from Launchpad) on non-Ubuntu distros like Debian?

AFAIK only Ubuntu and (obviously) Ubuntu-based distributions can handle PPAs. A major (and maybe the only) source of PPAs is Launchpad - another service by Canonical. A real-world example is ...
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Changing keyboard settings for Spanish

I'm using Debian 8.2 Jessie. I'm in argentina, and my system is not configured for my keyboard with Spanish layout. What packages do I need and what to do with them? If I go Gnome's settings > ...
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How to verify debian cds with gpg?

I have downloaded Debian installation iso from http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/. I have also downloaded the MD5SUMS and MD5SUMS.sign . I verified the md5sum of iso matches ...
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Passing Variable from one script to another

How can I pass a variable between scripts? Example: I have two test scripts: -- test2.sh #!/bin/bash echo "this is test2.sh" echo "varname is $varname" echo end -- tes1.sh #!/bin/bash ...
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Why does this happen when I enter ' into the console? [duplicate]

I have been noticing some strange behaviour when I type characters like ' or the backtick. Whenever I type it, the > symbol shows up everytime I type something, and everything I type seemingly does ...
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Debian CrossGrading to amd64 - reboot shutdown missing

I just switched from 32Bit to 64Bit Kerner using this Tutorial https://wiki.debian.org/CrossGrading. However, I am missing the reboot command (probably a lot more commands are missing). And yes I am ...
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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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How to recognize binaries installed in `~/bin`? [duplicate]

I am trying to execute some binaries manually installed in a bin directory in my $HOME (normal user). Files are present in /home/user/bin and have exec permission: $ ls -la ~/bin/ total 120 ...
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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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Wifi card not detected - Debian Linux

I have been trying for two days to setup my wifi card with Debian 8 (AMD64) without success. I paste here what I have about my hardware configuration : Computer : Lenovo Yoga 500 Wifi chipset : ...
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Configure stunnel for smtp imaps of Gmail

hope someone could help me, i'm trying to configure stunnel on Debian system for get access to my gmail account. I have read a lot and it's seem simple but i can't figure it out. I have install and ...
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Install Debian kernel header files 3.4.90+ via terminal for ARMHF

I am trying to install the kernel header files on Debian via the terminal, but it does not seem to exist in apt-get. The reason I need the kernel header files is because I need to install WiFi ...
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running through all active windows with a keyboard shortcut

I would like to write a script (if there is not an already existing one) which allows me to go through all the active windows using a keyboard shortcut. So for example I have active evolution, ...
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How to clean up unnecessary files

Please suggest me any particular unnecessary file that I can clean to back everything to normal condition(temporarily). (i.e. any log or archieve or anything ). My var/log has only 40MB and Home ...
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ftp one line connection

I'm trying to connect to my Filezilla server (ms windows host) from command line under Debian 8. I searched for documentation and saw plenty of tutorials saying that a good way to connect to a server ...
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How to configure a two-factor-enabled Gmail account to work as sendmail on a Debian Jessie?

I am interested to get email notifications from my server to my Gmail account - the same notifications that the server gets in the /var/mail/root - either by forwarding the messages, or or directly ...
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Who does write apache2 PID on Debian 8

I am a bit lost: who is in-charge to write the apache2 PID in Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)? I think /etc/init.d/apache2 invokes /usr/sbin/apache2ctl which in turn calls /usr/sbin/apache2. But in ...
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how to tell firefox to shutdown cleanly from tty1?

Lately I run Firefox almost exclusively from on one of my Debian laptops (which run testing). Occasionally (~monthly) my desktop/tty7 hangs, in which case I usually can goto tty1 and sudo shutdown ...
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Edit sources.list help?

I'm in Argentina, Buenos Aires. I have Debian Jessie 8.2. I need to edit sources.list, since it seems incomplete. The main need is update as soon as possible my system after installation, to make sure ...
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Broken libc6 makes system unbootable when I install packages via apt-get

I tried to install Skype on my amd64 Debian 7, after believing the page that told me to upgrade libc6 and allow the x86 architecture. When I started downloading such packages and upgrading libc6 my ...
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Debian Wheezy VPS reboots after each login

I have a Debian Wheezy vps on the cloud. Today I tried to login using the VNC console provided by my vps service provider but everytime I login the server automatically reboots after 5 seconds! ...
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SSH refused after updating from wheezy to jessie

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B and I updated it this afternoon from wheezy to jessie. I connect headlessly with VNC and SSH (usually the latter) because I play around with home LAMP and nodeJS servers. ...
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Grub on 2 partitions, only want on one

Some context to start: Have Windows 10, Ubuntu, and Kali 2 installed as a triple boot configuration on my laptop. I recently installed Kali 2 after having just Win 10 and Ubuntu as I was interested ...
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Making wifi work

I'm running Debian Jessie 8.2 from a live boot, from a USB stick. It works; I can boot and use it normally, but I can't connect to WiFi. I've read that I probably need non-free drivers, (but right ...
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Install Debian safely without destroying Windows

I'm very newbie to Linux and Debian. I have Windows 7 running perfectly. I want to have both Debian and Windows, So what I want is dual-boot. I just almost installed Debian Jessie 8.2, but I had to ...
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Why version 5.* does not satisfy dependency on >= 4.*?

As shown below, package powertop depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.4.0) and I have libstdc++6 version 5.2.1-23, which should satisfy that dependency. Note the option -t testing does not influence whether ...
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No permission to execute C++ binary on Debian webserver - How to bypass?

I am trying to run a compiled C++ program on my webserver (Debian), but the terminal is outputting the following error message: -bash: ./program.bin: Permission denied The rights on program.bin are ...
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How to stop BTsync process and control username/password in Debian 8.1?

I started btsync normally as masi@pc212:~$ cd bin/btsync/; masi@pc212:~/bin/btsync$ ./btsync and went to localhost:8888 but get there request of username and password, which should not be setup. ...
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Establish a PPP connection on boot

Trying to automate making a ppp connection on boot. I have a cell modem (skywire LE910 SVG) that I have working manually using pon. My ppp/peers/isp is configured and the corresponding chatscript is ...
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Debian Jessie suspend problems - how to force system to use pm-utils instead of systemctl

I have an Acer Aspire One Netbook with a Radeon GPU, using the firmware-linux-nonfree (20151018-2~bpo8+1) drivers, which work fine except for hibernate and suspend. When resuming from either, the ...
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Requiring a script to sync ramdisk before and after reboot

On a specific machine I use a lot of RAM to serve websites really fast directly from RAM (which by the way is working amazingly well). For this I have mounted a ramdisk in /etc/fstab (in debian 7, via ...
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/etc/apt/sources.list won't accept URLs with https connection

In Debian Wheezy, my /etc/apt/sources.list file looks like this: deb https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free deb-src https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib ...
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Running a real time kernel on Debian

As I have Debian 8 running on my laptop, I have got some questions about making my OS a Real-Time one: Does the Debian GNU/Linux distribution have an official Real-Time version? (I found that the OS ...
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Cinnamon Panel is completely unresponsive

I'm using a Debian Stretch box with xfce, but I wanted to try cinnamon for some time. When I switch to cinnamon (2.6.13 from the debian repositories) in the login screen the desktop loads up fine, ...
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Login screen not appearing after upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I upgraded from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie by changing sources from /etc/apt/source.list and running: apt-get update apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade This operation ...
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Debian 8.2 computer freezing+crashing randomly

I have a Debian media server which seems to be crashing several times daily for no apparent reason at all. It simply freezes up, without restarting, until you manually restart it. I have uploaded the ...
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Can't generate en_US.UTF-8 Locale

I've been trying to set my locale to en_US.UTF-8 without any success. Based off of other answers around the internet, I should first generate the locale with sudo locale-gen en_US.UTF-8 And then ...
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What is the difference between the “jessie” and “jessie-updates” distributions in /etc/apt/sources.list?

The debian wiki page for the apt sources list gives this example file: deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main deb ...
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Can't start Google Chrome on Debian

I installed Google Chrome on Debian 8.2 (Jessie) running XFCE, but I can't get it to start. I installed by running: # dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected ...
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How to set a dynamic Message of the Day (motd) in Debian Jessie 8.2 for ssh?

I would like to have a dynamic motd, but I can't figure out how to do it. I tried what I found, adding /etc/update-motd.d/00-header, 10-sysinfo, 90-footer, and symlinking to /etc/motd ...
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Linux - What resources require raised privileges C/C++ programming?

I am in the process of developing a daemon and user application which will talk to the daemon over a UNIX domain socket to send commands, get status information, etc. The user application will be run ...
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How to create a list of installed packages for easy/automatic reinstall after disk is formatted

I'll change my system from 32 bits to 64 bits, and will be the same I had before, Debian Squeeze, but I do not want to lose the programs I installed before, because I do not remember the name of them ...
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uninstalled kernel cannot boot anymore

So, basically I messed up I tried updating debian wheezy to debian jessie and at some point aptitude wanted to uninstall the kernel, I got a warning but I had faith and allowed it. now I only have an ...