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 identify and fix network issues without an interactive or ssh login

I am not sure if this is an appropriate place for this question, so please suggest an alternative and move if required... So I was trying to update a Bufallo Linkstation Pro v2 NAS from Debian ...
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The first click on Linux Mint menu does not open it

I noticed that the first click on the menu after rebooting or turning my computer on does not open it, I must click again to actually show it. I use LMDE with MATE. I have followed the instructions I ...
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Is there a text-editor in GNU/Linux where CTRL++ for making font bigger works?

In GNU/Linux all the text editors I have used I have go to and make the font bigger size via going through the menu. Is there a text-editor where you can use or bind CTRL++ and CTRL+- to zoom in and ...
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First ping after ifup fails

I have a weird issue on Debian 8 on a provisioning workflow, the steps are : The debian is DHCP configured (from the PXEBoot) VLAN Change on ESX ifdown on eth0 reconfigure /etc/network/interfaces ...
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Running init.d script produces “start-stop-daemon: not found”

I try to start monit using: /etc/init.d/monit start I then get the error: [....] Starting daemon monitor: monit/etc/init.d/monit: 124: /etc/init.d/monit: start-stop-daemon: not found failed! ...
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debian: unnecessary essential packages in a chroot environment

I have set up debian 8 (jessie) in a chroot environment (on an android phone, but that is not important to this question), and noticed that it is quite large. I have then removed all packages that are ...
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How can I remove a bunch of ancient packages on debian?

I'm running sid, and in the course of trying to cross-grade my system from i386 to amd64 I came across some ancient packages that I couldn't remove. Some background: I've had this system since ...
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switching to debian 8.2.0 x64 from ubuntu 15.04 x64 need help

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04 x64 and now want to switch to Debian so for that I have prepared a bootable usb stick but I don't want to lose my data that are in /home directory of Ubuntu but also ...
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Setup Debian for sending to established SNMP server

So, on most of the appliances I work with, we use SNMP monitoring. We have an SNMP server and an established server IP, community string, and user/pass. Fast-forward to now. I have a new Debian ...
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How can I run as another user?

This is the bash code that should be runned. So first it substitutes the user to openproject and than runs all the code su openproject -c "bash -l" cd ~/openproject git checkout Gemfile.lock git ...
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Wifi cuts out after some time

I recently installed Debian on my laptop (after playing around with dozens of distros in VMs for a year or so), and while most everything has gone quite swimmingly I'm having some issues with my wifi. ...
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TCP dies on a Linux laptop

Once in several days I have the following problem. My laptop (Debian testing) suddenly becomes unable to work with TCP connections to the internet. The following things continue working fine: UDP ...
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Why `host` and `nslookup` on Ubuntu resolve hostnames while `ping` and `telnet` do not?

I can't use git clone or even apt-get install because I get a "cannot resolve host" error. They were working before, but I have no idea what changed that broke the DNS resolve. I can't find any ...
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gcc on debian - Matlab interferes with ffmpeg?

This is a quite confusing problem. I wanted to use youtube-dl and it stops with the following error message from ffprobe (ffmpeg): ffprobe: ...
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Issues with connecting to open WiFi network via /etc/network/interfaces

I've previously been able to connect to an open WiFi network on a BeagleBone with a WiFi dongle by adding the following to /etc/network/interfaces: auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 # For automatic ...
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Is there a reason I would not add /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin, /sbin to my path on Debian?

Compare Debian (left) and Ubuntu (right): $ ifconfig $ ifconfig bash: ifconfig: command not found eth0 Link encap ... $ which ifconfig ...
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realpath command not found

I have debian squeeze amd64. My current shell is bash. If I write the following in my terminal, it works: $ uname -a Linux core 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Fri May 10 08:43:19 UTC 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ ...
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How is python invocation different when launched by Nagios nrpe?

When invoked with python2 after importing os and sys, the following function runs successfully but acts incorrectly when invoked by Nagios nrpe: def get_proc1_open_files(): # Set proc1_children ...
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Installing handbrake on Debian - Wheezy server

I'm trying to install the handbrake CLI onto my debian(wheezy) server. I've tried to imitate an answer here but it is not working. I've added deb http://cdn.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main to ...
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mount luks volume through pam with gdm

I'm on debian testing. I encrypted my /home with dm-crypt (luks). Following various tutorials I setup pam_mount to open it at login time. However when I try to login using gdm, it fails. The login ...
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bad javascript performance on mini pc while using firefox

I have a web application and runs firefox (iceweasel) on debian 8. The pc is a mini pc and has 2 GB RAM, 2 Core 1.2 GHz intel celeron cpu, 32 GB SSD Disk and on board intel graphic card. My ...
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multiple systemd-fcsk message on Debian 8.1 boot

Suddenly, when booting my computer, I see several messages like this: [ 16.123575] systemd-fsck[337]: , 408::f6/00, 306::c6/00, 408::f6/00, ... and in the end: Not automatically fixing this ...
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unable to connect to internet using terminal debian 8

EDIT / UPDATE: firstly i was trying debian without desktop so that i can learn and spent my time on installing and playing with debian but as I was not able to connect to internet using command line ...
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Can't FTP into Google Compute Engine instance using Debian

After trying to setup vsftpd on my google compute engine instance, I was unable to completely connect to the FTP server. After attempting to login with FileZilla, I got this response: Status: ...
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Compiling kernel module Debian 7.9 xillybus

I'm having problems to compile XIllybus kernel module. As this official guide explains (on the top of page 8 of 25) I unpackaged the tar.gz file and compiled the kernel module by typing the make ...
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How can I install the latest version of mono?

This question has answers noting how to install the latest version of mono on debian. Additionally, this page notes that once you've run the following, you should be able to install the latest ...
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How to create a connection to another machine from Debian / KDE / Dolphin

I've got two Debian (Jessie) machines. How do I connect (read-write) thru Dolphin. If I browse Samba Shares / / I can see all the folders from the other machine, but it's read-only. If I try to ...
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To remove repository in Debian 8.1? [duplicate]

I added one conflicting repository by sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio and now I would like to remove the repository in my Debian 8.1. I cannot find it in /etc/apt/sources.list. ...
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newly installed debian gnome 3 hangs at shut down

I have just installed Debian Stable with gnome 3 on my msi laptop MSI GS 60 2PC-247XFR, when I shut down or quit session the system just freezes, here is a quote from my syslog file: Sep 26 17:44:21 ...
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DEBIAN connect eth0 do bridged device

I am new in Linux. But I need connect my NTB to bridged device. I connect my NTB to device with ethernet cable and eth0 interface in Debian(kali 2.0). Schema Wifi ...
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Is there a way to have a music piece played the moment you enter into a DE?

Is there a way a music piece played the moment you enter into a DE. It would be best if there was a DE-agnostic way so it wouldn't matter which DE I used/floated through. I am looking for something ...
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How do I configure my server to stay hidden unless it receives correct password?

The server is supposed to silently ignore any requests (including ping) unless it receives correct credentials with initial request. Nobody else can tell that the host even exists. I am talking about ...
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PXE-MOE : Existing ROM error

I am trying to install the debian-8.2.0-amd64 linux on vmware workstation 12 player but every time I tried, I am getting "PXE-MOE: Existing Intel ROM Operating system not found message".I changed the ...
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Good FTP software for Debian desktop for home networks [closed]

I need a FTP software that I can use in Debian as well as be able to distribute it when I remaster Debian into my own distro. I need it to be able to do both text and graphical but the text based part ...
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Unable to listen or use microphone in Skype

I installed Skype 4.3.0.37 on my machine (debian 7 64bits XFCE 4.10) and both incoming and outgoing audio is not woring. I tried the echo sound service of skype but to no success. Here my ...
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yum --download for CentOS with ubuntu?

I have an enterprise network, people seems not willing to download rpm and dependancies for CentOS. How can I yum --download pkg_name --directory my_repo in a system which do not use yum as ...
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Prevent apt-get upgrade from using certain repos

I've added the ubuntu base repo http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid main and a couple of PPAs into my debian installation to get access to some software that's not available on a debian repo. I've ...
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Debian 8 (Jessie) screen resolution issue

I've upgraded a Toshiba Qosmio G30 laptop (Nvidia GeForce 7600 GPU) from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. There is an issue with the screen resolution. During boot the following messages are printed on the ...
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Auto launch a program on login for Raspbian or Debian

I am making a application on the Raspberry Pi, and I want it so if you login to the Pi directly, or through SSH, it will launch this application. This application is made to only work in the ...
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How do you write a grub.cfg menuentry for Debian Netinst (8.2 as of writing) to boot via USB?

I keep several Linux distros on a USB stick and manage them by simply writing grub.cfg entries for each distro. The other distros I keep on the stick boot and run just fine, but I (and others, it ...
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Is there a way to get all the NEWS.gz which is/was this year in /usr/share/doc/ of $PACKAGENAME.

If people go into /usr/share/doc/$PACKAGENAME (you can use any valid package name which you have installed on your system) you will see that the directory has various files in it, at the very least ...
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How to set ACL on a USB-device

I'm new to acl's so this is blackmagic to me. But what I have is a camera that I want to talk to. So I got a netbooted debian machine: ulf@term13:~(0)$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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Add fixed PID value to the process

I need to set PID number of my process to fixed value, because I need to kill it with my application when some conditions are met, is it possible to do that?
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RSync Error in script

At my job, we have a central Backup server, running Debian Wheezy, and on-site servers at each site, also running Debian Wheezy. A few weeks ago, the central office tech emailed me that the backup ...
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Many strange file with random 6 characters name are created in the root folder in a short time

We found many strange files with random 6 characters name are created in the root folder in a short time at our linux server (Debian wheezy hosting in Google compute engine). All the files are with ...
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How to find installed deb packages needlessly marked as manually installed

Problem statement apt and aptitude both remember which packages were installed automatically as dependencies of some other package or manually for some reason. For various reasons the list of ...
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Many domains using a single IP address with BIND 9.7

I'm in the middle of migrating and configuring a web server with two domains (with one more in the future), and no sub-domains so far, but using a single IP address (for now). This type of ...
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Connecting to WEP WiFi/wlan0 using Minimal Debian Wheezy

Alright, I've had a doozy of a time trying to set up wlan0 on a minimal Debian install, meaning I have no DE, but you probably knew that. The problem lies in that I cannot for the life of me get my ...
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Installing USB TV UTV383E card in linux

Recently I have bought a USB TV Card UTV383E. How can I install it in Debian Jessie or LUBUNTU. I have both the system installed in same machine, a HP Pro-book 420 ? Any help ?
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Debian CLI torrent program through VPN

Has anyone successfully set up a CLI-only (no web UI's!) torrent client that can tunnel all of its traffic through a VPN? (Either by sending all traffic through a particular interface or a SOCKS ...