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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Installing Python without package manager

I need to install Python 2.7.x on a TI Sitara ARM processor (based on the BeagleBone Black) running a minimal custom version of Linux. In particular, the OS does not have any package manager, no gcc, ...
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C compiler cannot create executables whilst creating backport in Debian

I am trying to create a gcc-defaults-1.133 backport for my Debian Wheezy installation from Sid/Jessie. As this requires dpkg-dev greater than version 1.17.11 I assume I need a backport of this too. ...
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New menu entry in GRUB2, “file not found” and “you need to load the kernel first” errors

I wanted to add new menu entry to my GRUB2 list. This is how I tried to do this and necessary info: Erros after choosing "Debian Wheezy" menu entry from GRUB2 list: error:file not found error:you ...
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Cant create encrypted partitions during Debian installation

I am using debian 7.4 cd. When I set a partition as '/' during manual partition.It is fine. However when I then try to use it as 'physical volume for encryption'...everything works fine it erases and ...
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Forwarding traffic through an OpenVPN tunnel

I'm attempting to set up a Raspberry Pi (192.168.1.118) in such a way that it allows all traffic that uses it as the default gateway to be pushed through an external OpenVPN tunnel (Private Internet ...
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How to forward IP traffic between wlan0 and eth0 without killing network performance on the forwarding machine

I have a laptop running Debian 7 that connects to my building's Wifi. I want so share this network connection via the laptop's Ethernet port. I have setup a script below to do this based on some ...
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ATA error: COMRESET failed (errno=-32)

Today I boot my laptop (HP pavilion dv6) running debian 7, and the window manager won't start. I just get over and over again errors as: [###.######] ata6: COMRESET failed (errno=-32) [###.######] ...
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How can I force SOCKS proxy(Danted) to open UDP port

I nearly waste my 1 day for this issue. I have 2 PCs; 1. Windows as a client, 10.20.30.20 2. Debian(latest) as a server, 10.20.30.10 I install Dante(SOCKS proxy) and configure/restart it. I can use ...
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apt installing more packages than specified as dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker from the repository. For installing the texlive I followed the steps described here. For this the control file I used is this. It has the file texlive-binaries in it. ...
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Swap space not used

I recently installed Debian 6.0.6. Here are the machine's states: CPU - AMD XP 3000+ RAM - 1 Gig HDD - IDE 80 Gig I primarily use this machine for developing toy personal projects. When I run ...
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MP3s Slow - audio settings in VirtualBox VM

Collection of mp3 files imported to VirtualBox (via binary ftp) from host sound very slow, so assume are playing at wrong bitrate. Checksums match as per /usr/bin/openssl md5 *.mp3 (on OS X) and ...
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How to disable systemd's “Time has been changed” message spam in /var/log/syslog on Debian jessie?

Due to combined use of Debian jessie, that uses systemd by default, and sdwdate (that uses Slow Clock Adjuster ( gh )), my system clock is frequently changed. As a result /var/log/syslog gets ...
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Add network eth with a separate gateway

OS: Debian Currently I have only 1 network connection setup (br0). I'd like to connect a second network connection (eth3) to a separate network/gateway. Everything should continue to be sent ...
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Trim last few video frames using command line tools only

I am using GStreamer to record to video. Sometimes during synchronization, I need to trim off the last few frames ~15frames or so. What is the fastest tool to do so, that can be launched from the ...
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identify harddrive before mounting

I've recently made 2 script that take care of mounting and dismounting a harddrive in linux. The thing that I could not figure out is the following. I am currently mounting /dev/sdc1 to ...
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Security concerns

I've recently been struggling with ways to make a easy way for my father to both mount and unmount a harddrive on a linux based system. I thought of a way to execute a shell script with PHP. The ...
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Debian - how to run a script on startup as soon as there is an internet connection ready for use?

I am running Debian 7 Wheezy and I need to start some screens on startup as soon as there is a fully functional internet connection. However, not, if the internet connection broke and was connected ...
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Why is there a separate package repository for Debian security updates?

Why don't they upload packages to the normal package repository? Is this a general convention (IE, do other distros separate the repositories also)?
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Allowing normal user to mount and eject devices

In the file manager PCManFM I can access discs in my USB DVD drive but I cannot eject them or access other USB storage devices - I get the error message "Not Authorized". Any clues? I use Debian ...
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Disable KVM Kernel Module while its still in use

In order to run a virtual machine, VirtualBox tells me to disable the KVM kernel module. I googled around and found out that KVM is included in the qemu-*-packages, but none of them is/was installed ...
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Can't ifdown eth0 (main interface)

I can't ifdown an interface on a Debian 6.0.5 box; user@box:/etc/network$ sudo ifdown eth0 && sudo ifup eth0 ifdown: interface eth0 not configured SIOCADDRT: File exists Failed to bring up ...
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Properly mount a windows share to move files on the mountpoint

This question resulted from a question of mine on stackexchange. I mount a windows share with mount -t cifs -o ...
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Adding my software to Debian

How do you add a package to the official Debian APT repository? For example lets say I have a peice of software called quicktxtedit ,and I have a DEB file for it, and I want to add it to the offical ...
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Can't find drives on Debian VPS on a XenServer

I've rebooted my VPS and afterwards the VPS can't find the extra added drives. During boot the VPS gives following message in the console: fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open ...
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Forcing owner on created files and folders

I have a directory that contains data shared between a number of users. Access to this directory and anything underneath, will be controlled by the directory's group, which will be added to the users ...
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Cannot install Intel NIC in Debian squeeze

I've upgraded an old machine to a brand new i3 (Asus H97-PRO motherboard, cpu and ram only) and Debian accepted it quite well, except for the network card. I'm having some trouble trying to install ...
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Kernel 3.14 not working with ATIProprietary fglrx?

On my debian laptop I installed kernel 3.14 so I have the alx driver so my ethernet works, I originally had the 3.2 kernel (Debian 7.7). AFter installing the new kernel, gnome3 went back to the ...
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Linux/Unix Executables && FSH with libs/executing sequence

Okay, relatively new Linux User here. (Messed around with Linux for ages, looking for more depth) I know that all files in Linux can be executed if they have the executable bit. What are these ...
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Debian Jessie: Why gcc-4.7 conflicts with gcc-4.8?

My recent upgrade to Jessie removed gcc-4.7 from my system and install gcc-4.8 on the box. The problem is that I need the former one. Can anyone explain me why these two versions conflict in Debian? ...
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imageantialias() not available with php fpm with gd and nginx

I'm getting the error that the function imageantialias() is missing despite php5-fpm and php5-gd being installed. I am using a debian system with a nginx server. Everything else is working fine.
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Why does Debian prefer a temp file replacing the original over modifying bytes in original file?

In the mp3gain manpages, you can read the following: -t mp3gain writes modified mp3 to temp file, then deletes original instead of modifying bytes in original file (This ...
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Why can't I install the midnight commander on Debian?

The midnight commander is not installed on my Debian Linux, so I tried to download it. I ran apt-get install mc in the terminal but it says the pack is not found. I did this task as root and the ...
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Google Chrome not working in Debian wheezy chroot

I have a wheezy chroot running on squeeze, using schroot. I'm successfully using Skype. I've installed google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb (version 38) in the chroot but when I try to run it, it ...
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Change default desktop manager

I'm kind of new into Linux world. I'm using a Debian distro. I want to switch the default desktop manager into Awesome, and I want to boot straight to the command line, and from there start Awesome. ...
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Debian Wheezy: Limit internet access

Is it possible to limit the number of hours my computer can access the internet by specifying a maximum number of hours the computer can remain connected? Ideally, I want to be able to surf for 3 ...
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Install latest GTK without building myself

I'm using GTK3.4 and I need to update to > GTK3.10 for a theme editor I would like to use. I've never built something like that from source and the task looks a bit daunting. I've looked at what's ...
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Debian: how to compare and compute fingerprint of an individual package?

As the tile says, I wish to compare and compute the fingerprint of a package that I download from a Debian FTP mirror. How do I go about doing it?
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Grub fails to install - Debian Wheezy with mdadm RAID1 and GPT partition table

I've been trying all day to get my new Wheezy install completed but it fail to install Grub every time. I'm using x64 netinstall iso. Here is my partition table: Model: ATA ST3000DM001-1CH1 (scsi) ...
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I can't find my soundcard using lspci; does that mean it's not linux's fault?

Pretty straightforward question, and according to this diagram it would seem the answer is yes. My previous sound card stopped working (ie. stopped appearing when I ran lspci) so I bought a 2nd hand ...
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How can I upgrade a complete list of packages from stable to backports

I have installed Qt 4.8.2 from Debian Wheezy on my system. Now, some application requires Qt 4.8.3 on my machine, so I looked at the versions and found that Qt 4.8.6 is avaliable in Wheezy-Backports: ...
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Maximum clients with USB hotspot

I made a small access point using Hostapd, Dnsmasq and Debian Wheezy. I'm using an USB dongle, how could I know the maximum number of clients allowed? Can I change it? How can I manage (disconnect, ...
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How can I upgrade MySQL in Debian using apt-get?

I'm using the Turnkey Linux virtual machine. The version of Debian in there is apparently on the "Wheezy" upgrade path (if that's what you call it). I'm not completely comfortable with Linux, as you ...
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How do I backport Mesa on Debian Wheezy?

This post is continuing a previous one where I tried to compile Mesa 10.0.5: What are the required build dependencies of mesa for Debian-based distros? . Except that this time, I switched to another ...
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Why is a ten point font smaller in Debian compared to Ubuntu?

I use Debian 7.7.0 and my ~/.Xresources file contains Xft.antialias: true Xft.autohint: false Xft.dpi: 96 Xft.hinting: true Xft.hintstyle: hintslight Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault Xft.rgba: rgb (These ...
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Network connectivity trouble to non-routing multi-homed hosts?

I have two networks: A and B (172.16.2.0/24 and 172.17.2.0/24). A is Ethernet, B is WiFi. An OpenWRT router connects A and B, and most traffic gets passed OK. Default route on router leads to a ...
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Why can I not install ncurses development package?

I am trying to configure Asterisk 12.3.2 on Debian 6.0.9 but I am getting an error: "configure: error: *** termcap support no found (on modern systems, this typically means the ncurses development ...
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How to get Evolution to run in VNC on Debian/Wheezy?

For many years I've been in the habit of, when away from home, VNC-ing (over ssh) back into my "home machine" and running Evolution (for email, contacts etc) in a tightvncserver environment there. ...
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ntfs-3g: Input/output error

For the past 3 days (after an update) my Debian Jessie refuses to mount NTFS disks. I reinstalled libfuse2 and ntfs-3g, yet I get the same Input/output error I tried the same disks under Windows 7 ...
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Writing ISO (Specifically Debian Jessie) to an SD Card

When updating Debian Wheezy (the stable release) to Jessie, it crashed, so it is currently unusable. The only solution to this, as far as I can tell, is to overwrite Jessie on top of what is currently ...
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Full UEFI System, Grub 2 self-compiled + Clover 2, Debian kFreeBSD installation?

I've a computer with full installation UEFI system, with 2 bootloaders (GRUB & Clover on ESP) clover is the primary bootloader that allows me to load OSX and grub2. I want to make a new install of ...