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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System proxy settings not taking effect on Kali (debian 6)

I'm in the process of trying to configure TOR on a Kali installation, as a system-wide SOCKS proxy. I just did this successfully on Ubuntu, and it worked like a charm. I installed TOR & Vidalia ...
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How Debian PTS finds that there's a new upstream version?

For example, the package aisleriot says: A new upstream version is available: 3.12.1, you should consider packaging it. How does the Package Tracking System knows?
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dependency error when run apt-get -f install in debian squeeze

I can't install or remove packages in Debian. When I type apt-get -f install to fix the problem I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Why does hostname --fqdn only return the domain name?

Relevant files (slightly anonymized): heinzi@d2:~$ cat /etc/hostname d2 heinzi@d2:~$ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost <myexternalip> d2.<myname>.at ...
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program for PC-to-phone using Gtalk?

I know I can configure empathy to voice chat between gmail users. But is it possible to make PC-to-phone voice calls with empathy or do I have to use Google's browser plugin? Does any program support ...
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Start an installed Debian Package from Konsole

i have installed teamviewer from dpkg and when i list it: dpkg-query -l it shows up, but how can i run it? Its not under "Applications" thanks!
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Debian 7.0 (wheezy) change Keyboard Layout to German

I am struggling with changing the language to German, in the locale Settings there is only one available language (American English). I would like to have German and i am not a linux guru.
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filter cron emails through procmail?

I'm using postfix/mutt/procmail on a Linux/Debian and I've some trouble filtering cron emails with procmail, I just want to move them to the cron/ maildir directory, but no lucky till now. I've ...
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How to update Wine in Debian Wheezy?

I'm trying to run Wine with the game EVE Online. It pops out an error Error: Procedure not found. Could not load python dll However. Then I figure I'll try updating the Wine to a newer version. ...
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Can I disable all man pages?

Specifically on a raspberry pi (running Raspbian Wheezy), but also in general, can I disable all man pages? This would mean no stored man pages, no "processing triggers for man-db", and so on and so ...
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minimal X.org xserver installation on Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy with no desktop environment as I would like to use lightweight dwm window manager instead. However, as a first step, I need to install xserver. I would like to install ...
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Persistent folder missing from home folder, despite correct password and no errors

Tails 1.0 on stick 1. Password entered correctly on login screen for persistent storage (otherwise it would complain.) Booting from another (older) Tails stick, stick 2, can unlock and mount stick ...
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Gnome menu shortcuts don't appear after Apache OpenOffice 4 install on Tails 1.0

I use the following after unpacking the AOO4 deb .tar.gz to install it: sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/*.deb sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb But no menu shortcuts appear (Applications -> ...
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How can I make sure that eth1 get its fe80 IPv6 address immediately on startup, even if it's not physically connected?

I'm working on an embedded-x86 Linux device that runs Debian (Linux 3.8.13). This device has two Ethernet ports, eth0 and eth1. If I boot up this device with only eth0 connected to a switch, and ssh ...
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bluez4: How to connect to NAP

Afer an hour of Googling I am giving up now and hope for someone here to help me... I want to connect a Debian system with bluez4 to an mobile phone that provides a NAP-service. At the moment I can ...
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How to use GoToMeeting in Linux

My employer wants me and the team of developers to communicate with them using gotomeeting.com service. Is it possible to use GoToMeeting in Debian? I know that officially GoToMeeting supports only ...
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Bind one process to multiple ports?

I have a socket server running and listening for incoming connections on a non-admin port (i.e. > 1024). I would also like for this process to be able to handle another type of connection on a ...
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Swf file won't play anymore in Iceweasel / chromium

I'm running on Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Sid Since roughly the beginning of the year I can't seem to play a swf file from my navigators. Chrome instead of playing it will save it ...
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ifconfig shows only lo

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. Actually I am trying to install the firmware through aptitude install firmware-linux-nonfree When I executed ifconfig and ...
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Help with Setting up network connection in Debian 7.5.0

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. When I execute apt-get update I get errors like: Could not resolve 'http.debian.org' Thus I changed the mirrors several ...
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Terminal filesystem location

I'm using gnome 3 on debian. I want to create a launcher on the desktop for terminal. Where is terminal in the file system? I tried "which terminal" but it doesn't output anything
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How can I configure avahi to resolve host name on adhoc network?

I have a linux machine (raspberry pi) running Debian and I have configured it to create an ad-hoc network. The machine hosts a web app which allows a person to scan for infrastructure networks and ...
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Unable to SSH into Google Cloud Server after Reboot

I was learning to configure a Debian server and familiarising myself with the common command lines. However, after executing the reboot command in SSH, my subsequent SSH connections were refused and ...
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I no longer see the output of rc scripts

My current problem After cloning the root filesystem of my debian system to an SSD (cp -ax) I no longer see the output of my rc scripts during boot from the SSD. I do see them during shutdown or when ...
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Sysctl parameter change after every reboot

I have found that the value of net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_count variable change every time i reboot the system. Did any one have an explanation for that?
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How do services in Debian work, and how can I manage them?

In Windows I have the services manager, where I see all system services, that can be started through Windows itself, I set up the user it uses, the rights management is in there, and I can pass ...
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can't start x11vnc without attached monitor

I'd like to setup x11vnc (or any other vnc server) to start at boot-time. The display manager is kdm, the distribution is Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I try to start x11vnc, I'm getting this errors: $ ...
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What are my problems with my VMWare runlevel setup?

I recently upgraded to Debian Wheezy (7) and had to upgrade VMWare Player along with that since the version I had didn't like the 3.2 kernel. However, I notice that the kernel modules aren't starting ...
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Editing files in debian before installation

I am having problems installing debian on virtualbox. The installation step fails when trying to configure packet manager. The guy in the following post had them solved by editing a certain file ...
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TERM variable in chroot

I've created a chroot with the help of jailkit and now I'm trying to install some other libraries and tools. First I tried to install clear library. I've copied the file from the /bin folder and ...
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Rip chapters of a DVD to separate files

I have a DVD with cartoons for kids and there are a couple of episodes on every one of them. How can I rip them such that every episode is in a separate file? I think every episode is written as a ...
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removing linux kernels

Below are all the linux kernels that are running on my machine. I am trying to make a debian base install as light as possible. The kernel I am running is linux-image-2.6.30-vortex86mx-apm. I am ...
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How to remove gnome-games package without removing other packages?

So I want to remove (more exactly purge) some packages like gnome-games from Debian 6. As already expected and know by research Aptitude also wants to remove in example the meta-package gnome, as ...
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Use IP tables to port forward behind a router?

Is it possible to use IP tables to port forward behind a router? My setup is thus: I have a Raspberry Pi running a small website on port 80, and a beefier computer running a Minecraft server on port ...
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Unable to uninstall libglib2.0-0 from Software Center

I have a fresh install of Debian 6.0.5 (i386) on VMware Player. I was trying to install libglib2.0-0 using this command: sudo aptitude install libglib2.0-0 Unfortunately, I don't remember the ...
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Will purging GNOME remove gedit? [closed]

If I remove the GNOME desktop environment from my Debian 7 installation, will that also remove additional applications like gedit or will they remain installed and usable?
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ndiswrapper freezes system (sis163u)

I'm trying to get the WLAN (most probably sis163u) of a AMILO La 1703 working under Debian wheezy. I'm using ndiswrapper and downloaded the driver from the location pointed from here. I'm able to ...
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Bus Error when run php-cgi

This is what I got when I run command "strace /usr/bin/php-cgi -v" execve("/usr/bin/php-cgi", ["/usr/bin/php-cgi", "-v"], [/* 39 vars */]) = 0 brk(0) = 0x11e4000 ...
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Get a faster response for a ping

I noticed that the answer to my ping is slower in one debian machine that another. For the first one when i ping to 8.8.8.8: 64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=1 ttl=47 time=29.6 ms For the second ...
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Cannot install java after apt-get upgrade

When I execute java -version, I get this: bash: /usr/bin/java: No such file or directory I followed multiple online guides towards installing java. I followed all the steps but I still get that ...
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Equivalency of Debian Backport vs build from source?

I am looking to use Node.js in a Debian Wheezy Stable system. Of course it is not available as a package, so my choices are: Compile from source Load from Wheezy back ports My question is ...
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How can I install Bastille on a recent version of Debian?

To the best of my ability, I have looked everywhere in order to find a .deb file however even on its own website (bastille-linux.org) it is recommended to use aptitude which no longer seem to contain ...
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How do I temporary change my keyboard layout on Debian? (no X)

How can I quickly change my keyboard layout between US and German? setxkbmap does not apply here, as I only have an SSH shell. Persistent changes via dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration ...
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Automounting USB sticks on Debian

I'm running Debian Squeeze on a plug computer (so SSH only, no GUI) and what I'm trying to do is get it so that when a USB stick is plugged in, it gets automatically mounted. What I've done is ...
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A question about wlan0 / eth0 and wireshark

I'm using wireshark to listen to packets on my own personal home network. I have my Desktop with Debian and Windows 7 running and my laptop is running the same setup; Debian and Windows 7. I ...
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creating patition in debian with more inodes on a beaglebone black

I have a beaglebone black that i've installed debian wheezy from http://www.armhf.com onto the eMMC While this was working great up until recently when I ran out of inodes on the patition even though ...
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Boot time discrepancy using systemd on Debian 7.4

I recently installed systemd on my Debian 7.4 system. The time from pressing the power button to usable desktop is around 42-44 seconds. The BIOS takes 6-7 seconds to load and transfer control to ...
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Awesome not showing up in GDM?

I recently installed debian with xfce. Once installed, I upgraded to Debian testing and installed awesome, then rebooted. When I click the list of session options at GDM's login screen, the only ...
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New Debian installation hanged

I installed a new copy of Debian on my laptop and upgraded it from testing repo. However, when I turn on my laptop, the system stops working. This error that I found in my logs is new for me and I ...
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Linux PPTX presentation Viewer

Besides Open Office, is there any solution for opening .pptx presentations on Linux (Debian to be more precise)?