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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Debian Jessie GRUB2 on a multi-boot EFI laptop cannot start a Gentoo kernel-initramfs

I have an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA laptop running on an AMD A8-4555M CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a 750 GB HD, currently running on dual boot Windows 8.1 accessible via the system's EFI boot manager, and ...
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Google Chrome Repo (Debian Stable)

I need to install google-chrome on debian stable. Is there any way I can add the google's repos and have always the recent version of chrome installed?
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Openbox doesn't seem to have correct environment variables set

I've installed Debian 7.0, and then installed Openbox on top of it. I've got some executable files in ~/bin, and this line in my .bashrc and .profile: export PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" I can normally ...
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Upgrade Gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian 7

I need to upgrade gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian7 (with gnome-classic). How?
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How to reduce chrome's virtual memory usage?

I am running a Debian Jessie and having memory issues when using Google Chrome I tried disabling extensions, disabling cache, flushing the cache, and disabling the web 3d rendering, but nothing ...
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How to restore a system?

I have a disk image from Acronis True Image 2011. My original disk, of 40 GBs, had 2 partitions, 1 for FS and 1 for swap, but it started to fail. I've tried to make a backup, which finished with ...
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CTRL-ALT-DEL for init 0?

On On my Debian 7 system the Ctrl-Alt-Del is this line below and is by default init 6 ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now But I want to turn for init 0 and not init 6 when I press ...
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Using setfacl to create recursive permissions for Apache with rsync

I have a Dokuwiki installation locally, which I regularly sync to my server with rsync. I'm also going to give a friend of mine an ssh account, and host his public Dokuwiki installation. However, I'm ...
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Why does verifying SHA256 checksum with `sha256sum` fail on Debian and work on Ubuntu?

On Ubuntu 14.04, sha256sum from coreutils works as I expected: echo 879dd0d7637876be4796f7e6f194a111d21088be85cfe717fc97e2e7f05e79d2 /tmp/myfile | sha256sum -c /tmp/myfile: OK However, the exact ...
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Chat application for monitoring with scripts

I am looking for a chat application, which would have the ability to interact with a shell script. I need this for a home project. An example of the usage would be: A client sends a chat message to ...
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Some software runs only by root terminal

I'm facing this odd situation here, programs such as gparted, furiusisomount and Rstudio never run by clicking on their icons in the applications menu or by running them with terminal as a normal ...
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How do I create web pages in my home directory and have the web server serve them in my web browser?

I have recently installed the Apache web browser in my Debian Squeeze (using command tasksel and selecting [ ] Web server). Now I get it to start via sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start and then I go to my ...
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Debian PowerBook G4 WiFi Driver

How do I get wifi to work on my powerbook g4 with xfce debian? I have tried sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter but it comes up with E: Unable to locate package bcm43xx-fwcutter. What do I do?
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how to create php-fastcgi.sock for Nginx

I've installed Debian Wheezy and downgraded php5.4 to php5.3, and wanted to use fastCgi instead of php-fpm since it is not included in php5.3 package. now I run into a little issue and can't seem to ...
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MongoDB install errors / E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to install things in Linux (Crunchbang Linux - a derivation of Debian), and I'm getting errors which point towards mongodb-20gen. When I try to remove it using :- cometbill@Linuxn00b:~$ ...
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Smooth scrolling - where does it come from?

So, I've been dealing with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros for a while and kinda like Crunchbang. But I've been also noticing that Ubuntu (as well as LMDE) comes with that fancy/nice/eyecandy ...
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Make firefox command run downloaded firefox instead of iceweasel

I have downloaded Firefox, but when I run firefox in Alt+F2 (Gnome 3.4.2), Iceweasel runs instead. I used the type command to find the file apparently responsible for this: #!/bin/sh ...
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install php5-fpm on Debian Squeeze

I tried in many ways to install php5-fpm in om Debian squeeze, but couldn't. I was wondering if I have to upgrade php5.3.3 to higher version because it doesn't seem to work on lower than php5.4 I ...
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How to tell whether RAM ECC is working?

I'm planning on getting some ECC RAM to replace the non-ECC RAM I currently have installed on my Asus M5A97 Pro motherboard (AMD 970 chipset, FX-6100 CPU). After I install the RAM, how do I tell ...
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How can I find out which package installed a particular executable? [duplicate]

For example, on Debian or Ubuntu, which package has the /sbin/shutdown command in it? I want to read the source of that command (and possibly modify it to report notification on desktop) and I didn't ...
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Debian dhcpd “No subnet declaration for eth0”

I am trying to set up a pxe boot server on a Debian 6.0.3 Squeeze machine that gives images of PLoP Linux. I was following a tutorial from ...
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Cannot log in via a display manager on Debian Jessie

I updated libc on my Debian (Jessie) and with it hundreds of packages. Now I can't sign in using a display manager. After entering password and signing in it loads with a black screen and then pushes ...
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recurrent loss of wireless connectivity

My wireless connection is frequently terminated (reason unknown). I can remedy the problem either by rebooting or by unloading and reloading the kernel module for my wireless network interface ...
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Debian wheezy FN key inverted after resume from suspend

I have debian wheezy installed on my new laptop (Toshiba Satellite L70), with Kernel 3.14 from backports. After I resume from suspend, all function keys (F1 - F12) behaviour is inverted, for example, ...
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Dynamic congifuration of monitors (Debian, Intel i915) [duplicate]

I've got Asus EEE PC 701 laptop with 7" 800x480 screen running Debian Jessie with Openbox as a WM. As I try to maximally use all the capabilities of this laptop, I'm searching for a way to somehow get ...
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How do I run 32-bit programs on a 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit (amd64 a.k.a. x86_64) Debian or Ubuntu installation. I need to run 32-bit (i386/i686) programs occasionally, or to compile programs for a 32-bit system. How can I do this with a ...
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How to enable touchpad scrolling and tapping in Debian Wheezy KDE?

I'm trying to turn on scrolling and tapping with my laptop's touch-pad (the 2 left and right buttons are ok). I'm on Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) KDE-desktop and I have a Synaptic touch-pad. My laptop is an ...
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How to regenerate /var/cache/debconf on Debian?

Suppose one deleted (or damaged) the following files/folder. /var/cache/debconf /var/cache/debconf/config.dat /var/cache/debconf/config.dat-old /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat ...
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How To Convert .run Installer to .deb Installer?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I have many 3rd party system libraries which I use for projects, but managing library installation is difficult. Some libraries are .deb files, some are built from source ...
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pm-suspend fails to wake up

I use pm-suspend on Debian 7.5. Most of the time everything works perfect, but sometimes it fails to wake up. The fans spin up, even the hard disk shows activity, but there is only a blank screen. ...
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Looking for obsolete “libGLcore.so.1”

I've installed Steam on Debian using the Steam Wheezy Installer. On start up it says it's missing the 32-bit library libGLcore.so.1. Doing a package search I find it only exists in old nVidia drivers, ...
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Debian + Linux kernel 3.12.22: “Kernel module loader” option is not available

The Debian guide for compiling a kernel says: Do not forget to select “Kernel module loader” in “Loadable module support” (it is not selected by default). If not included, your Debian installation ...
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How to clone a Debian installation? [duplicate]

I recently installed Debian from a live 7.5-amd64 image (downloaded from Debian's site) to a new laptop. I also apt-get install'ed a few additional Debian packages. I would like to clone this ...
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How to run OpenVPN automatically?

How can I run OpenVPN automatically when I startup my Debian 7? Is there a specific script? What is necessary for this happen?
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(debian) installing mod_qos on apache results in error on start

I installed the mod_qos module using the steps found here, every step went perfectly fine without any problems, however, when attempting to restart the apache service it returned the following error: ...
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Suspend from console without leaving authenticated terminam on wake up

I want to suspend my computer from terminal (one obtained by CTR+ALT+F1). If I call: # echo -n mem > /sys/power/state after wakeup I'm leaving authenticated console with (possibly) root ...
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Letters tty terminal text mode are very small in debian. How to increase? [duplicate]

My Debian 7 is with letters tty terminal text mode are very small. How to increase? I know that Fedora 20 is possible to install in a troubleshooting installation. Thanks!
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How to change the default version of Python in Debian 7.5?

I'm using Debian 7.5, and I've installed Python 3.3 and 3.2. How do I make 3.3 the default for when someone types python in the command line?
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How can I expose JAVA_HOME to applications running under X and/or Gnome?

I'm trying to run IntelliJ from Gnome3's Applications menu, but it complains the JAVA_HOME variable is not set. I have the Java installation under my home folder. I managed to export the variable in ...
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What is the difference between a system with consolekit and the one without it?

First of all, I'm using Debian testing system with standalone Openbox. I don't have systemd, just sysvinit, and I certainly won't use systemd . Yesterday my Debian box started returning messages like ...
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How to prevent massive file delete on Debian

Today I noticed that I lost approximately 1 TB of very old movies in my collection. I have no idea how it happened, but Munin shows what happened. I'm pretty sure it was my fault. (I was awake at that ...
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Automatized kernel upgrade

I am writing a BASH script that automatically configures, builds and installs the most recent kernel image. The generated kernel should include the grsecurity patchset. It would use the previous ...
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Debian 7 remote access - grey background [duplicate]

I Have got problem. After installing gnome/kde and vnc I have a problem while opening remote vnc-viewer. Grey background occeress http://i.imgur.com/QomWGIR.png What is the problem with it? ...
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Remote access - grey background in Debian 7

After installing gnome/kde and vnc I have a problem while opening remote vnc-viewer. I just get this grey background - http://i.imgur.com/QomWGIR.png What is the problem with it? Debian ...
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Directories are missing in recovery mode

My service provider booted my virtual server in the recovery mode and now I'm a little bit lost. I'd like to save some files from my web-directory but I can't find /var/www. Though there are files in ...
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Crunchbang/Debian apt-preferences

So I did manage to set up apt-preferences but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. So basically what I want is, if I have the need I want to install packages from TESTING, UNSTABLE and DEB-MULTIMEDIA ...
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Is there apt-get for windows?

If it was windows machine that had no internet connection, what I would do is downloading the installers/programs on another computer, putting them on a portable media, copying them on the ...
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Debian fails to boot after installing xfce 4.10, “lp: driver loaded but no device found” error

I decided to install xfce 4.10 on wheezy. However after rebooting I am getting stuck at some screen beginning with the line" lp: driver loaded but no device found Thing is, I can't do anything at ...
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Setting up Bind9 - lsb-base not in sources

I've been having real trouble installing Bind9 following this tutorial http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=39146 When I get to entering these commands: apt-get -y build-dep lsb-base ...
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What does this “general protection fault” in my console mean, and how do I interpret it?

I had a couple of consoles open for other work and when I came back to them they both contained the following: Message from syslogd@Stacey-Windows at Jun 19 09:43:28 ... kernel:[ 4375.127165] ...