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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Target filesystem doesn't have requested /lib/systemd/systemd

I have been using systemd for about a month without any problems on my Debian Jessie. I installed it according to the Debian wiki. But all of a sudden today I got this error:     ...
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Debian Wheezy update-grub: command not found

I'm trying to change my grub boot order, so I've changed /etc/default/grub, but I don't seem to have the update-grub command. I'm not sure if I'm using grub or grub2 because everything just says ...
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Why is my keyboard typing the wrong letters?

While surfing with Iceweasel, I tried typing in a Web address, but I found, that every few keys, it started typing other letters instead of the ones I typed. For example, if I typed ...
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Dual Monitor with integrated and discrete GPU on Debian

I've got an Asrock Extreme 3 motherboard and a Nvidia 660ti GPU. I was trying to configure dual monitor on debian 7 connecting one monitor to the mb and the other to the GPU. This configuration works ...
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In Debian 7, which user does bind9 use to start the daemon?

I have a Debian 7 and a default installation of bind9, I manually changed permission of /etc/bind/named.conf to 000 and remove -u bind flag from /etc/default/bind9 just to see what happens. As far as ...
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Is there a place where we can have an exhaustive list of debian's package?

Do you know if there is a place where we can have an exhaustive list of debian's package ?
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Alert notification for unauthorized users

Hi I'm using a Phidgets SBC (Single Board Computer ) connected to my PC. So I would like to create an Alert Notification so that whoever enters the Phidgets SBC, triggers an alert notification to the ...
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How to recover deleted directories “/home/pi” [duplicate]

I just deleted my /home/pi directory while I was trying to remove the directory under /home/pi which was /home/pi/nmap. So, is there anyway to recover /home/pi directory as I have other important ...
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Is the crunchbang openbox autostart script simply a bash script

Is the crunchbang openbox autostart script simply a bash script, thus concluding I can put anything bashy in there?? And when is the script executed (e.g. login after rc.local)? System: Crunchbang ...
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xe sr-create type=ext results in backend failure

I'm trying to create an ext based storage repository: xe sr-create content-type="local SR" \ host-uuid=c7030a1f-15e3-7e7d-2932-b30200a15917 type=ext \ device-config-device=/dev/sdb1 \ ...
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What do the different version elements specify in debian package name?

In Debian, I found many different packet versioning, do you know what they stand for? For example : bind9 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze11 What do 9.7.3, dfsg-1 and squeeze11 stand for?
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apt-file vs apt-cache

I've known about apt-cache for quite some time, but only yesterday stumbled on apt-file. My question is, given this kind of output from the two... ttsiod@avalon ~ $ apt-cache search setxkb ...
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Can i run a program on Linux startup instead of a Desktop Manager like Gnome, KDE, etc.? [duplicate]

I have a rasberry pi running raspbian and i would like it to "boot" into my program instead of starting Lxde. So basically let's say i will write a OpenGL program that will go fullscreen and i would ...
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Make custom iso debian file

I tried to create a custom distribution based on debian, after reading debian document, I found preseed file that can generate debian with preconfigured parameters. But this is not enough for me, ...
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How to specify a custom include directory in Debian?

I am trying to compile my program on a Debian system via ssh and without root privileges. PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="7" VERSION="7 (wheezy)" I ...
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Can't get Intel I210 ethernet working on Debian wheezy

I have a server with an Asus P9D-I mainboard. It has two onboard Intel NICs: # lspci -nn | grep Eth 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation I210 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1533] ...
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Where to find default bindings for special keys

My keyboard has special keys, like for sound muting or launching the web browser. With my stock Xfce 4.10 installation on Debian testing (Jessie) these keys are automatically mapped, so I didn't ...
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change the panel font color of the numix theme

So I loved numix and I installed it in lubuntu 13.10 and now, when I apply it, it does into show the name of the minimized app. it does not even have option to edit.
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Problem with configure - cannot find -lgcc_s

I want install Argos 0.5 to Debian 3.12.6-2 (2013-12-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux. I had to install gcc 3.4 because Argos call for it. Now I have gcc 3.4 and gcc 4.8.2-2 too. Problem is that ./configure ...
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Network manager behaving strange on a laptop?

I use Debain stable with Gnome3. The network manager has this unpractical behaviour: When the laptop in powser-safe mode (lid shut), the wireless network is off. Good. When I open the lid and log in, ...
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Debian Stable with one install ever

Please this is not duplicate in this entire universe . After a lot research on distros I got more confused. I was happily living with my lubuntu and apt-get for years. Then I came across a system ...
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Why does Debian include “cdrom” in sources.list?

Here's my sources.list # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20130$ # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20130$ deb ...
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Weird behavior after upgrade

I upgraded my old computer and weird things have started happening. I successfully installed Debian and everything seemed to be fine but in a few days I noticed that after ~10 hours of work the ...
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Weird behaviour on debian machine [duplicate]

I upgraded my old computer and weird things have started happening. I successfully installed Debian and everything seemed to be fine but in a few days I noticed that after ~10 hours of work the ...
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Disabling mirror option in preseed.cfg

I am installing Debain Weezy (netinstall) in VirtualBOX using preseed.cfg. I'm trying to create a preseed.cfg that would skip/not set Debian mirror in the Configure the package manager step. I am not ...
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Listing Debian packages which are not fully installed

This is with reference to sudo: apt-get: command not found. On Debian, SSH. This user managed to break his system by installing some packages from wheezy on a squeeze system - not sure why or how. In ...
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Unable to start GNOME after hibernation

I'm using Debian 6 (Squeeze) and I happened to hibernate my laptop today. After hibernation everything was very slow (a lot of disk accesses... most likely page faults, I guess) but this is a usual ...
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Debian Squeeze not detecting any hardware after Gnome 3.8 upgrade

So, somehow I accidentally upgraded to Gnome 3.8 (Don't ask me how, I have no idea). And after a reboot, none of my peripheral devices or interfaces are working. The built in mouse and keyboard do ...
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Where does MySQL store its databases on Debian?

Our system crashed and we're trying to recover our data. The disc is fine, but the OS is gone, so I'm trying to get at the actual MySQL database files. Does anybody know where to look for them in a ...
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cannot access vmware

I have linux server Debian ,i have vmware running on it,but the server is not accessing the vm ware installed,it show's running but when i ssh it's not log in into the vmware,it's logging to main ...
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What is the faster way to launch any GUI program from the terminal

What is the faster way to launch any GUI program from the terminal without waiting for its completion and stdout / stderr logging? Now I'm using "program_name >/dev/null 2>&1 & but ...
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control keyboard input on GUI over SSH

i am searching for a solution how to echo a keydown over SSH to a running GUI (based on debian). like VNC or Teamviewer but only command line based.
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Finding and reloading driver from kernel

I am using Crunchbang 64 bit O.S. with a ASUS N150 wireless adapter. Everytime I close my laptop and it enters sleep mode, when I "wake it up" I am unable to connect back using the wireless adapter, I ...
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What is the real difference between “apt-get” and “aptitude”? (How about “wajig”?)

I know that both apt-get and aptitude are command line package management interfaces on Debian derived Linux, with different options, but I'm still somewhat confused. Under the hood, aren't they ...
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How to fix boot failure after update

I did a apt-get update on Debian. After reboot the system lost its mount point and failed to boot. How could be accomplished to fix the boot failure?
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Why can't my Debian received much wifi-signal

My wireless connection is always broken, and it can't receive good signal. I am not sure if the wireless driver caused it. Is my wireless driver too old? Or there are some other reasons? My mobile can ...
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Missing unicode characters

I've just switched from KDE to lightweight slim+xmonad environment and my fonts are not rendering correctly. I use DejaVu font family (default for Debian 7.x) which supports all characters I need ...
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How to add Debian Universe in etc/apt/sources.list?

In /etc/apt/sources.list I added universe to deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free universe When I did aptitude update the log complained about: W: Failed to fetch ...
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My /var/www directory is full

I am using Debian 7 on VirutalBox as my virtual web server. Now, my /var/www directory is almost full. I added 27 GB of space to my VM as a new partition, formatted the partition with ext4 but my ...
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How to find out which package of libc6 I need?

I am running into following error: version GLIBC_2.14 not found version GLIBC_2.15 not found when trying to install software I need. Therefore, I decided to upgrade libc6 on my debian (Linux ...
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Run FileZilla on Debian

I'm new on Debian GNU/Linux, and I installed FileZilla but I don't know how to run it. When I execute this command: dpkg -l | grep -i "filezilla" I get: ii filezilla-common ...
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Install firefox and Mozrepl on Server

I used the following guide To Install firefox. I then used the following guide and cpan install Mozrepl To install mozrepl. However when I run /usr/bin/firefox I get bash: No Such file or ...
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Smarter log rotation

I want to reduce the amount of logs in my system, but reduce them smartly. The general idea is, each time you rotate, look for any warning/error/critical level logs, and keep 2 minutes of log context ...
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How does Linux winbindd determine available domain controller?

We are actually in preparation of taking down one of our three domain controller (Win2k3). They are all serving the same domain. Actually we still see connections incoming from Debian (5/6/7) Servers ...
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How to copy a debootstrap (chroot) directory to another computer?

I created an installation of Debian in a subdirectory using debootstrap on computer A. Now I would like to transfer this installation to computer B which has a local connection but no global internet ...
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Limit CPU/RAM usage per user? [duplicate]

I'm running game server applications on dedicated server that I have, but I want to be able to limit the CPU/RAM/etc usage on a per-user basis to make sure one of the servers doesn't eat up more ...
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how to install older version of subversion in Linux Mint

With Linux Mint, when I install subversion the .svn metadata folders are not compatible with 1.6.18 of Eclipse subversion plugin (subclipse). I assume the plugin can only process 1.6 compliant ...
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What are the numbers after the version in the output of apt-cache policy?

This is the output of apt-cache policy firefox firefox: Installed: 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde Candidate: 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde Version table: *** 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde 0 500 ...
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How can I change the background of the Xfce notification area

How can I change the background of the Xfce notification area? Changing the background color of the whole Xfce4-panel doesn't work as expected and now it looks like this: How can I change it?
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Flag a package as being configured on Debian even if it's not

For various reasons, I have a package on my Debian system which cannot configure itself properly. I know why and I don't want to correct the problem right now. However, I want to avoid apt trying to ...