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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How can I set up two different types on VPN servers on the same machine?

I have configured an IKEv2 VPN server on my debian machine to have a VPN for my BlackBerry (which supports IKEv2 only as a "consumer grade" VPN). I would like to connect my Windows 7 PC to this VPN ...
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Start notification-daemon as a service

I am running Debian and wish to make use of notify-send. But notify-send doesn't give me any notification unless I have one of the following running: # either: ...
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Howto set access control lists ACLs in OpenLDAP

I'm using the Debian Squeeze OpenLDAP. Where can I set ACLs? Isn't it possible to execute the access to directives with ldapmodify? There's no slapd.conf file in Debian, they use a slapd.d folder
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Error “malformed patch at line” when patching file with .diff

I having some trouble adding .diff patch to a file. Patch file itself seems to be fine but it keeps giving error: root@pipiripi:/home/tomek/mad# patch mifare-mad.pl < pastie1.diff patching file ...
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Why do I get Hash Sum mismatch error when trying to install mono on debian

I am following the mono installation tutorial. First I add repo to list, then I import key and finally I try to update the repos. On last step I get error: W: Failed to fetch ...
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“No Ethernet card” while installing debian stable

I have a new Intel NUC D54250WYK. I would like to install the latest Debian stable version. After successfully booting from a CD burned from debian-7.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso, the install fails with: ...
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Linux speed up by moving files to ramdisk at start

I have more than enough ram in my computer (8GB), which hardly gets used. In the most cases my desktop and apps use up in 2-3GBs out of it, on the other hand I do not have an SSD. My system is 64bit ...
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What does kernel-wedge do?

After looking at the package description and using kernel-wedge help, I'm not really sure what it does. Does it take a .deb kernel package and split it into smaller packages? Does it compile a ...
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How to use both 32 bits and 64 bits Java on Debian?

I am running Linux Mint LMDE on a 64 bits machine. I have installed OpenJDK 64bits: 7u21-2.3.9-5 which is used by some applications. IceWeasel has Iced-Tea 1.3.2 plugin installed (64bits). Now I want ...
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Can't losetup anything on armhf NAS

I'm pretty new to linux and chrooted my NAS with armhf architecture and tried looping device: losetup -f losetup: Could not find any loop device. Maybe this kernel does not know about the loop ...
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How to make system file partitions larger without reinstalling

I'm a complete beginner with any Linux distro and I recently picked up SteamOS. SteamOS I believe is Debian based. I wiped the laptop and got it installed nicely. When I started moving my music over ...
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Unable to load a USB keyboard driver on Debian machine

I have a pretty simple driver for USB keyboard: #include <linux/module.h> #include <linux/kernel.h> #include <linux/usb.h> #include <linux/usb/input.h> #include ...
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Change sudo and root password on Debian

I have sudo access, but I don't remember the sudo or root password; how do I change it from my limited account using sudo?
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Daemon /etc/init.d message on Debian

When I start/stop/restart a daemon (eg. apache2), no message appears. I am on Debian testing (jessie). On my old server (Debian testing too), messages are displayed: root@old-server # ...
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disable init.d script in systemd

I changed the init system from sysvinit to systemd on a raspbian installation. The install boots fine, but now starts lightdm on boot. I don't want it to do that. I noticed lightdm.service is started ...
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Make debian package to install python

I have two Python scripts, and I need to package them into a Debian package. I have tried quite a few things with some success. For example, I made a setup.py and then used python-stdeb to create a ...
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GTK font aliasing blacks out hint-boxes in iceweasel and icedove

I am using Debian Jessie, with KDE 4.12.4. Recently I was playing around with colour themes, and that somehow messed up my Iceweasel and Icedove appearance. I've been using lxapperance 0.5.5 to give ...
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Explanation of the building process of the kernel on Ubuntu/Debian systems

I'm getting into Linux kernel programming and I have successfully built my own kernel several times now. However, I have done it using step by step guides found from the internet and I don't really ...
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Gdm uninstallation fails (“pre-removal script returned error”)

I installed gdm on my vps and now I want to remove it but get this error: root@server2:/etc/init.d# apt-get remove gdm3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Kernel routing table destroyed

I have a server that I have virtualized, and as of yesterday, it started acting weird. I couldn't SSH into it, but when I tried SSHing into it from another server on the rack, it worked fine. DNS ...
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flashcache tuning

I installed flashcache version 3.1.1 and created a write-back cache. The performance is good as long as the percentage of dirty blocks is not too high. My application does heavy IO at the beginning ...
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CheckInstall fails to install on Debian

I tried CheckInstall to track installation of package on Debian, but it fails to install it. Installation follows the typical configure/make process $ autoconf $ ./configure $ make $ make install ...
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System freeze on “setting up alsa”

I use Debian wheezy and I boot the computer and get stuck in the line: [....] setting up alsa .... It freezes, it only responds to "REUSIB" (Emergency Reboot With Magic SysRq), but it is unusable as ...
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How to repair a file system corruption?

Debian on external USB SSD drive. There was some error in dmesg log file: ...[ 3.320718] EXT4-fs (sdb2): INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem [ 3.320721] EXT4-fs (sdb2): write access ...
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Which Debian patches fixes shellshock lcamtuf CVE-2014-6277 and CVE-2014-6278? [closed]

Note that this question is definitely not a duplicate of: When was the shellshock (CVE-2014-6271/7169) bug introduced, and what is the patch that fully fixes it? According to: ...
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Razor-Qt in Debian Wheezy?

I have Debian 7.3 Wheezy, KDE desktop and I want to install a light-weight desktop environment, based on Qt (like KDE, so I don't need to install too many dependencies). I've heard the buzz about ...
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Debian Jessie stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk”. UEFI mode

I managed to install Debian Jessie on a MSI G70 2PE Apache Pro that came with Windows 8. First I partitioned some space on the laptop. Then I put on the net install cd for Debian and installed it on ...
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Configure localtime. dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

I'm using this to configure localtime: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata It is ncurses interface. I'm looking for the way to programming this. Is there true way without user ncurses interface? How to ...
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checkinstall package conflicts with python

I'm trying to do a distribution upgrade from Debian 6 to 7 and am having some issues with some packages I created and installed with checkinstall. When doing the upgrade I get the following message: ...
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Wrong iso file preventing from booting Debian dvd with uefi

I have this new computer (MSI Ge70 2PE Apache Pro) that came with Windows 8 and UEFI. I made a partition to install Debian testing 64bits on the same HD where Windows is. I had no problem making the ...
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hostapd virtual wlan interface no ip from dnsmasq

I have installed hostapd and also dnsmasq to ppovide dhcp only. On the virtual interfaces I do see the SSID and all. So hostapd seems to work fine( although I am not sure). When I try to connect to ...
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How to set local shared library path after setting file capabilities on Debian?

I have a custom application which comes with its own libstdc++.so.6 and it requires cap_net_admin and cap_net_raw to work properly. Before I set file capabilities it starts without problems but when I ...
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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D ...
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How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD?

Debian on SSD. How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD? Additionally, to save results to a txt file. Partitions are sdb1 /boot ext2 sdb2 root ext4 sdb3 swap Should I unmount partitions ...
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Booting Debian ISO

Ive mastered enough of the preseeding feature of Debian OS to boot a installation CD without the need to enter anything. But I'd like to know now if it is possible to go further and just enter the CD ...
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How to mitigate error “kernel: nf_conntrack: table full, dropping packet”

We recently had a problem with one of our servers (Debian Squeeze) becoming unresponsive during heavy-ish load. Looking at the kernel logs, I think this is the cause: kernel: nf_conntrack: table ...
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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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Change default X server to vnc debian

My question is quite simple - I have a Debian Wheezy box running a default X desktop. I have installed tightvncserver but I want to make it my default x server - so that when X starts, instead of ...
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Debian: chgrp doesn't works properly on home folder

I'm trying to use chgrp on a folder named "share" in a home folder of the user "2". The ls -l presents the folder like this: drwxr-xr-x 2 2 bin 4096 Sep 29 13:09 share When using chgrp with the ...
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Debian Etch and Shell Shock [duplicate]

I have a Debian Etch production server which for several reasons can't be upgraded easily to a newer version of Debian. I am the only one who has terminal access (through SSH on a non-standard port). ...
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convert display to monochrome

My Asus netbook has Debian Wheezy. I came across a weird idea. How would it look if my display screen is monochrome. Is it possible to configure X11 to make the display monochrome?
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How to forward Remote-Desktop Port across interfaces using ufw?

Machine A has two network interfaces: Network eth0: 10.10.20.0/24 Network wlan0: 192.168.1.145/24 Machine A has 192.168.1.145 as Default Gateway, and also a route to pass 172.16.0.0/16 to ...
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Debian NIS Setup - Problems Switching Users

I have been attempting to setup NIS on two Debian VMs using various guides that I have found. I believe I have finally got it partially working, but I'm running into an error when switching users. On ...
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How to only install security updates on debian

Because of the Shell Shock bug I need to make updates on some of our machines. But I am not sure if all of the packages suggested in apt-get upgrade are OK for my system. In other words I am not sure ...
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How can I share a thunderbird (icedove) profile, in real-time, between two computers?

I have two computers which both run Debian Sid. My problem is that I want to synchronize profile content between two computers both using thunderbird(+lightning) (contacts+calendar+email) ...
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How to use INSIGNIA USB bluetooth adapter on Debain (Kali Linux)?

I've just purchased a USB Bluetooth adapter for my computer the brand is Insignia and I was wondering if it's possible to use it on Debian (Kali Linux)? Ok I got it to recoginze the usb device by ...
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What's the currently recommended way to install node.js on Debian?

I've found a few different methods on the web, but some of the articles are quite old, and I'm concerned that the methods they describe have been superceded. Can anyone tell me what the currently ...
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How to regenerate an initramfs with ash built-in shell?

I foolishly edited my /etc/mkinitcpio.conf and now my computer won't boot. It drops down to (initramfs). It claims it cannot find the root device. However, cat /proc/cmdline shows the correct UUID of ...
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how to fix key lag on laptop on startup in battery mode?

I have an XPS 13 Developer Edition Dell Laptop running Debian GNU/Linux Jessie (testing). When the laptop starts up on battery power, the keyboard is so unresponsive that it is a real struggle to ...
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Can't install Flash Player on Debian Jessie

I tried to install the flashplugin-nonfree on Debian Jessie (testing) today. However, when I tr running sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree, I get E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree. ...