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How to make 32bit and 64bit iso image together under 64bit debian using simple-cdd?

i have been using simple-cdd for about one month. i built some custom 64bit debian iso images successfully however now i need to build an iso for 32bit systems aswell under 64bit debian if possible. ...
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Putty doesn't have any colors, but only for one server

I'm using Putty to connect to 7 servers. The problem is that one of them doesn't have any colors, which makes it harder to distinguish folders from other files. Here's what I'm talking about. ...
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Why does /etc/machine-id changes at reboot?

/etc/machine-id changes at each boot on my recent Debian Jessie install. The docs say it shouldn't: The machine ID is usually generated from a random source during system installation and stays ...
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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Stop /sbin/agetty and log out the session

I start agetty using /sbin/agetty 115200 /dev/ttyS2 vt220 to provide console access through my port ttyS2. From the other computer, I can create a connection, and upon opening, I am prompted with ...
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Debian Farstream dependencies

I am having trouble getting pidgin to build from source. Running the ./autogen.sh I fail on not finding FARSTREAM but I have that package installed. blubee@naibed:~/Development/pidgin-main$ sudo ...
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OpenCL with NVIDIA - Segmentation Fault

I've been struggling to get OpenCL working on my Linux Mint x64 machine. Specifically, any OpenCL program that I write or use seems to encounter a "segmentation fault" during certain methods that come ...
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How to detect when apt-get requests cdrom?

I'm using debian 8 jessie. I don't use a physical CD-drive, there is no /dev/cdrom. I have DVD-1 and DVD-2 iso files of the operating system. I mounted DVD-1 iso at /media/cdrom01 and DVD-2 iso at /...
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What is a suitable dual boot partitioning scheme (Debian and openSUSE Leap) [duplicate]

I have been a Debian user since several years but now would like to try openSUSE as well in a dual boot environment. Here are some thoughts: Two root partitions.To avoid the two installations from ...
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how to resume GRUB2 upgrade apparently blocked by /boot filesystem type=ext2?

details As detailed here, the /boot on this Debian Jessie had filesystem type=ext2 $ mount | grep -e '^/dev/' /dev/sda3 on /boot type ext2 ... ... and was unable to upgrade its GRUB2 $ sudo apt-...
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How to stop a daemon from starting up on boot-up in Debian

There's a few daemons I disable from starting on boot-up. As an example, I use the following: sudo update-rc.d -f postgresql remove I'm not even sure if that command is correct and I don't ...
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Setting the LANG environment variable for xfce

I am on a multi user Debian Stretch system which has en_US.UTF-8 as default locale, but I want de_DE.UTF-8 for my user. I was able to set it for terminals, by adding export LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 to ~/....
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How do I use a SSH tunnel as a alternative to port forwarding?

I want to use SSH as a alternative to port forwarding to use my RDP server from the outside as my ISP's router does not allow port forwarding. Here's what I have in mind: A - client connecting to the ...
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ALSA – Choppy audio with USB audio device after upgrading to Debian Jessie

On Debian Wheezy, mplayer (and other audio players) would play audio without any choppiness. After upgrading to Jessie, while playing audio through my USB sound card (SoundBlaster Live), I get a "...
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apt-get update not working [closed]

I'm trying to install haproxy to my Debian Server. I have followed the instructions as below: create a new file called backports.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d Add the follwing to the file: ...
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Automatic deployment of software to Debian

I have been reading about creating my own Debian packages for my own software and deploying them to a apt-get repository that I also can create on my own. The source code for my software is in a Git ...
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Thunderbird pop-up notifications

I have Debian 8 as my operating system with GNOME 3. I want to use Thunderbird as my desktop email client. I would like to receive emails without have Thunderbird always open. I was thinking about ...
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systemd-timesyncd on Debian 8 (fails silently?)

I'm having troubles on a Debian 8 installation to get systemd to synchronise time properly. NTP has been enabled with timedatectl set-ntp true and systemctl status systemd-timesyncd reports: ● ...
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Installing Debian: Force UEFI, what does it affect?

I've got a laptop here that came with a Windows 8 installation. What I did: Removed the harddisk, put in an SSD and now I've tried to, unsuccesfully, install Debian. I've used all the default options ...
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Some commands are no longer responding?

I have a Debian based distribution & lately a problem has been encountered when trying to execute the gcc or man command's (And probably other commands I haven't found yet). When I type them in ...
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WiFi Broadcom 4306 won't connect

I've been struggling for a while trying to get a Broadcom 4306/2 working on an old Dell lap-top (Latitude D800). My situation is very close to this one The solution mentioned there appears to be to ...
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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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Which users are allowed to log in via SSH by default?

When I set up my Debian 6, I was wondering, which users apart from root whose password I know can log into my system via SSH? When I install Apache 2 a user called www-data gets created. Does this ...
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Why is my Bluetooth on a RTL8723BE not working?

I'm using Debian, a Realtek RTL8723BE Wificard with Bluetooth and the firmware from https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/rtl_bt. But if I run hcitool ...
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What is the correct location to create a new WINEPREFIX?

I have a copy of WINE installed on a Debian Server. And I have now set up my first application. The .exe is in /home/user/appDir/appName.exe I have set up a .desktop file containing: Exec=env ...
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Why Debian doesn't ship with latest stable software releases by the upstream deveopers? What are the criterion? [closed]

Debian stable releases don't come with the latest stable releases by the upstream developers. The upstream developers wouldn't have released their software if they didn't think those were stable. So ...
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What packages are installed by default in Debian? Is there a term for that set? Why some of those packages are `automatically installed` and some not?

It's a very simple question, but I wonder, is there a term to refer to the subset of packages that is automatically installed by Debian distribution? I though that it had something to do with ...
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Metadata fields required for debian Release files?

Which of these fields are required for a Release APT file? Origin Label Suite Codename Architectures Components Description
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Shutdown with keyboard press doesn't work

I have a Debian Jessie build, and I want to add keyboard shutdown. I've tried the following, without any success: Attempt 1 To /etc/inittab I added ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now ...
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Lexmark Printer with Debian Jessie

I went through some trouble (see below for part of this trouble) to install Lexmark T420 printer drivers in Debian Jessie, and they are now almost working. However, when I try to print a PDF file with ...
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Dell R710 OS install

I just bought a couple Dell R710s on Ebay for a home lab and want to install Debian as the main OS. Im new to dealing with server administration aside from Development stuff. I am wondering on where ...
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AMD HD 8850M doesn't work

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 3537 with AMD Radeon HD 8850M on it. I use Debian Linux Testing (x86_64). When I try to launch applications by command DRI_PRIME=1 <app_name>, they start with ...
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List packages by installation date

How can I list installed packages by installation date? I installed a lot of stuff to compile a certain piece of code, and I want to get a list of the required packages, which are the ones I installed ...
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wkhtmltopdf & debian - install

I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command. So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand ...
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LVM Drive partitions missing

I have a 4 drive LVM PV Group. I had one drive fail (Ok, I broke it installing it in a new case.) so I swapped it for another drive and recovered the remaining data. After a reboot I got stuck at a ...
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Computer doesn't boot ANY device after installing debian

During a Debian installation, everything went smoothly. However, for some reason it failed to install both the GRUB and LILO bootloaders. I tried thrice to get my installation to work. The first two ...
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gnome-bluetooth not working properly

I want to connect my headset via bluetooth on Debian 8. I run from terminal systemctl enable bluetooth systemctl start bluetooth Then I use gnome-bluetooth, I see the device and try to connect, ...
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increasing lease-time on dhclient.conf in Debian

This is the default dhclient.conf in Debian testing and which is running on my system too - [$] cat dhclient.conf ...
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Flash plugin of debian vulnerable?

I run Debian wheezy with Iceweasel as browser and have installed the Flash plugin similar to this description. Today I read that not only Flash on Windows and Mac also Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.350 ...
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My flashplugin-nonfree (on Debian Stretch) is outdated… what to do? [duplicate]

I use the version of Iceweasel on Debian Stretch GNU/Linux on an x86_64 machine. Sadly, I need to use Adobe's abominable Flash technology. I know that the way you install the Flash plugin on Debian ...
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Dependency failed for mount after dist-upgrade

Last weekend, I ran an apt-get dist-upgrade on a home Debian 8.3 system, and was surprised to see that it entered emergency mode on the next boot. The server in question runs LVM on top of a mdadm ...
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Icedove will not accept password

Running Icedove on Debian for years. Have used Thuderbird on various Linux distros for over a decade. This week, when I open Icedove, the "Enter Your Password" box pops up, but will no accept any ...
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Debian Jessie grub-install broken in some mysterious way

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade today (2016/02/01), and now my system won't boot. The only reason I can get in at all is that there's a copy of Ubuntu installed as well, and I can boot it from the BIOS....
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Shell Script to Execute Shell Script to All Subdirectories

I am making a script to simplify my daily tasks. Everyday, I have to grep for a few things inside a company server. It was okay, however, now, they have segregated each object into sub directories. I ...
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How do I make changes to an lxc template?

I normally create containers with: lxc-create -n mycontainer -t debian However I want to bake a few items into that "debian" default template. New user with my ssh key, can sudo without a ...
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Verizon LG VL600 USB 4g Modem

I am trying to connect an LG VL600 USB 4g Modem from Verizon on a Debian based machine (tried on Linux Mint and Raspberry Pi). I got it working on Windows 7 Virtualbox VM so I know the device and ...
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How to force ssh connection to exit at end of script

I have a script which is composed of two parts. part1 creates an ssh connection, part2 runs a script (about 800 lines and counting so far). part1: ssh $target_server "bash -s" < $target_script ...
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Debian Livestick with additional software

I've got a bunch of USB-Sticks with Debian for teaching young students HTML, PHP and MySQL alongside Linux. Because it has been decided (not by me) that I'm not allowed to install Linux on our school ...