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Every few minutes sound is reset

I'm running Debian testing and I have a script that sets the volume of speakers on startup that looks like this: amixer -c 0 set Surround 50% > /dev/null & amixer -c 0 set Center 100% > ...
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Disable screen blackout in KDE while watching iPlayer

How can I turn off the screen blackout in Linux when playing a film in BBC iPlayer? I usually use it in Chrome, but if there is a way to do it in Firefox (Iceweasel) than it is good enough as well. I ...
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What is the difference between apt-get and dpkg?

I have several questions regarding apt-get vs. dpkg. Do they install to the same place? Is info from these tools 1 to 1 with each other? Is there any difference in the commands utility?
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Missing usbserial driver

I am looking for the usbserial driver: “option” for Debian Jessie and armel architecture. Is there a package that contains this and other usbserial drivers? Where is the source-code for this driver ...
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How to stop `apt-get` complaining about unmet dependencies? [duplicate]

I have been installing some applications onto my Debian system. Now there are some that have dependencies that I do not want installed with the applications at the moment. I have managed this by using ...
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track down executables installer

I have a freshly installed debian system It has vim installed using apt-get install vim Now I have the command xxd installed on the system. I know that this had to have come from the vim ...
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I messed up my EFI boot, what do I do?

I have Debian Wheezy installed on my computer using EFI boot. It used Grub2 as the bootloader. I then decided to install Arch Linux, using EFI as well, on another partition and chose Grub bootloader ...
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How to add a path to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell and login shell on debian

I installed some programs in /opt/my-program/bin, I wanted to add /opt/my-program/bin to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell and login shell. What should I do? Changing /etc/environment is ...
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Error after remove thunar

I'm not a Thunar fan, so I removed it and installed Nautilus. When I try to open picture or folder I have this error What should I do?
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sudo add-apt-repository - command not found (GParted Live CD)

I am trying to burn a DVD using GParted (not a DVD of GParted). I see that GParted uses a Debian distro (Wheezy). I am trying to install dvd+rw-tools: sudo apt-get install dvd+rw-tools Package ...
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Re-installing apps after a fresh install?

I'm on Debian and I want to re-partition my drive and reinstall. Is there an easy way to restore all currently installed packages after a fresh installation? I'm thinking of doing it by making a ...
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debian update-problem

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade: libc6-i386:dependency: libc6 (= 2.17-93) but 2.17-92+b1 have been installed; so dpkg gives an error and all the updates can not continue. If I try sudo apt-get -f ...
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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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Debian: An MTA just to solve dependencies, not because I really need one

It has bothered me for years that with every new Debian installation, a full MTA (Mail Transport Agent) was installed even if I had no desire to use the machine as a mail server. The MTA was necessary ...
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Keep private key for remote reprepro package archive local

Currently I am using reprepro and inoticoming to maintain a Debian package archive on a remote machine. The repo is configured with this distributions file: Origin: ... Label: ... Codename: squeeze ...
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Turn system on by USB keyboard?

To hibernate my Debian Wheezy system, I run the following command: sudo sh -c 'echo disk > /sys/power/state' To wake up the system, I can press any key on my USB keyboard. My understanding of ...
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FreeRadius/Samba/Winbind “reading winbind reply failed” error

I'm trying to set up FreeRadius (on debian 7, samba 3.6.6) to authenticate with AD, and I've successfully joined the the radius machine to the domain (server 08 r2). I can successfully run wbinfo ...
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How to create Linux header for newly compiled kernel?

In Debian when I want to compile my kernel module I need to install linux-header-* package and then I need to write some makefile like this: obj-m := hello.o KDIR := /lib/modules/$(shell uname ...
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Debian install halts

I'm running Debian squeeze on my Lenovo laptop. Recently I tried to install Debian Jessie on a different partition. The installation process goes smoothly, but at some point (around 99% completion) ...
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Need More Information About KDE Job Notification

I installed Debian 7.2 on a new laptop a couple of days ago, and now I'm getting a strange job notification every once in a while. It just says the following: Source: ...
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Choose other timezone when install Debian?

Why can't I select English and choose timezone outside US?
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Logic behind Postgres binary installation path on Debian

It appears that the Postgresql installation is split into three folder locations on Debian: Configuration: /etc/postgresql Binaries: /usr/lib/postgresql Data: /var/lib/postgresql I ...
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Configure touchscreen on Debian?

I have got Samsung Q1 Ultra with Debian Squeeze on it. Everything works okay, except touchscreen. The arrow almost does not respond to touching -- it only moves once in a while to a random place ...
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Linking the `mail` and `sendmail` commands to Dovecot and Postfix

I have recently set up my mail server with Debian 7.2 (Wheezy), Dovecot, and Postfix, as described in this guide. This is all working fine, and I have installed and configured Roundcube and ...
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Swap usage too high?

I have a debian sid box, freshly installed about a month ago, with no desktop apps running at the moment. Any command I try to run (via ssh) makes the hard disk work very hard. The system worked ...
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Can GNOME/KDE be turned off?

I have installed Debian Wheezy on an old laptop I want to use as a server. However, sometimes I want to use that computer to read webpages and write some code on it. So I want to have a GUI where I ...
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Invoking PolicyKit/polkit via xinit/startx?

I recently upgraded a minimal installation of Ubuntu (with no full-fledged DE) from precise to saucy and since doing so I'm no longer able to mount removable drives as a normal user. I googled a bit ...
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Static IP for 2 PCs on crossover cable in interfaces(5) file?

I've got 2 PCs connected on an Ethernet crossover cable. On PC1 I run: sudo ip addr add 192.168.2.1 peer 192.168.2.2 dev eth0 sudo ip link set dev eth0 up On PC2 I run: sudo ip addr add ...
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sources.list - Understanding syntax & structure in Debian

I have generated a sources.list file from http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ with the following parameters: Country: New Zealand Release: Stable (Wheezy) Architecture: 64 bits Sources: Main + Security + ...
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Debian's no more needed packages

I'm using Crunchbang Linux on my laptop. I noticed a strange behavior of the package manager: when installing a package from the official repo (libdirectfb-extra in my case) apt told me that a bunch ...
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BAMT wireless connection no DHCPOFFERS received

I have managed to get my Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter registered and the correct driver installed, but need some help getting it connected to my WPA2 PSK network. root@bamt-miner:/home/user# ...
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Naming conventions / translation between dpkg and apt packages?

I've been trying to figure out package management in debian a little better. I figured out that you can list all the packages on your system by using the "apt-cache pkgnames" command: ...
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Installing acidbase on Debian Wheezy

I'm having issues to install acidbase on Debian Wheezy: apt-get install -y acidbase Throws: Unable to locate package acidbase My sources.list looks ok and I've already ran apt-get update. Am ...
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No sound on Debian VM

I installed Debian+XFCE using VMware and this YouTube video. Everything runs OK, but I have no sound in the VM. What's wrong?
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The curous incident of the missing ppa.ko in debian 3.11 kernel?

Ok. Running a version of LDME with a kernel of 3.11-2-amd64 ( basically debian testing). Suddenly with the installation of this particular kernel the module ppa.ko is gone. Further an apt-file search ...
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On Debian Testing: How to get a recent Iceweasel Release (non-ESR) version without updating to Unstable?

I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25). ...
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How to regenerate /etc/init.d/.depend.(boot|start|stop) on Debian?

Suppose one deleted the following files. /etc/init.d/.depend.boot /etc/init.d/.depend.start /etc/init.d/.depend.stop How to regenerate them?
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Making ruby available to all users

I intend to use Ruby when programming my Raspberry Pi which is running the Debian based Occidentals. Via SSH, I executed: curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby which downloaded the ...
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Install dwb browser

I try to install dwb on debian wheezy. There is a package but the version is old and I would like a newer version. The version in wheezy does not provide dwbem, suddenly I can not install flaskblock ...
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Error: /etc/network/interfaces/ is a directory!

Trying to edit the prior using nano /etc/network/interfaces/ in Debian and get the following error: Error: /etc/network/interfaces/ is a directory! Can someone help me fix this?
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Configuring different subnet IPs for a single physical interface on Wheezy?

I have a VPS that has been assigned three IP addresses. Let's say that these are 192.168.123.45/24, 192.168.225.98/23 and 192.168.225.99/23. (The actual addresses are globally routable, but that is ...
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Debian bridge doesn't accept IPv6 config

I'm currently trying to configure my bridge in Debian 7. I do have a working config for IPv4: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto br0 iface br0 inet static address xx.xx.xx.131 netmask ...
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Cant update ICEauthority/unable to resolve debian host

I got a problem installing whonix gateway. It starts up fine but when I get to login it I get an error Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/ICEauthority. When I run whonixcheck -v I get ...
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Problems with printer page format in CUPS

I'm setting up print server for custom thermal printer on RaspberryPi running Linux Debian and I have a strange problem. If I print a test page it prints OK, same with web page from Firefox, but when ...
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Nautilus alternative for debian

I am having a hard time installing Marlin on Debian. PPA command doesn't seem to be working in Debian. Is there any other way I can get rid of Nautilus and install another alternative? Or better yet ...
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Upgrading Apache 2.2.16 (package version) to the latest version 2.2.26 (compiled version) on Debian Squeeze

I have Debian Squeeze which is shipped with Apache 2.2.16, the latest version of the package. For PCI compliance I need to upgrade to the latest 2.2.26. But this version does not exist as a binary ...
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OMXplayer and HDMI audio on the Raspberry Pi

When I try playing video using the command: omxplayer -o hdmi sound will not work unless I also include the -r switch. The only problem with this is when the video is done it leaves a black screen ...
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Fujitsu Life book Debian Weezy 64-bit

Has anyone managed to get a 64 bit Linux installation on the Fujitsu Lifebook A3130 Currently have 32-bit Debian Wheezy but having troubles with building/Compiling Android and CyanogenMod. Having ...
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How to install Java Runtime Environment 7 update 5 for x64 arquitecture on Debian OS?

The History: Hey guys I want to install JRE7u5 and not OpenJRE7u5 because, while doing a research on the web I discovery that Minecraft runs better on JRE, than with OpenJRE. The Failure: But the ...
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install java sdk 6, wheezy

Followed debian Java Sun wiki, and later 1[open jsk 7 ]2 which has a note on installing 6 : link to java 7 on debian aptitude install sun-java6-jdk No candidate version found for ...