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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Explanation of the default Debian sources?

So I've looked online and haven't found a clear explanation of the default Debian source list. Specially, what do main, updates. proposed-updates and security mean in the context of ...
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Restarting Gnome 3 in Debian Wheezy?

What's the correct way to restart Gnome 3 (and Xorg) under Debian 7.0 Wheezy? I've seen older documentation on how to this, but it is outdated. The ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut no longer works by ...
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What's the difference between Debian Standard and Gnome?

I was wondering, is there any differences between Debian Standard and GNOME versions? Isn't Debian under GNOME by default?
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How to quickly create a local apt repository for random packages using a Debian based linux distribution?

Some situations call for manually installing a local package using dpkg -i <packagename>. Sometimes it may be further useful to leverage the functionality of apt with that package so the ...
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Package php5-json breaks firephp

Background Recently I upgraded php to version 5.5. Within this upgrade module for json was moved out from php5 package into a new package php5-json. So I installed it. Now the connection with ...
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Handbrake for wheezy?

Has anyone figured out how to install/backport a Debian Handbrake package on Debian wheezy? The only version of Handbrake currently in Debian is in experimental, and the dependencies are not available ...
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PHP + Exim4 on Debian - mail does not get delivered

I have a fresh Debian installation with LAMP. There is a PHP script that sends email messages to arbitrary addresses using the mail function, but it does not work - the messages don't get delivered. ...
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Will purging GNOME remove gedit? [closed]

If I remove the GNOME desktop environment from my Debian 7 installation, will that also remove additional applications like gedit or will they remain installed and usable?
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HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy because of expired ink cardriges

HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy is ink cardriges are marked as expired, this is a non-feature since cardriges should not degrade on time. How can I fix that? PS. I really ...
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lxpanel borked since dist-upgrade in Debian Sid

On 13-Aug, several LXDE-related packages were installed in my Siduction Linux system. All of these updates came from the Debian repos. Now, lxpanel is not started when I log in, so I have no panel ...
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Upgrading debian squeeze to sid

Atm I am trying to upgrade my debian squeeze to sid. I followed this tutorial: www(.)digitalocean.com/community/articles/upgrading-debian-to-unstable Everything seems to work well until Step 3. While ...
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Can't install software in Debian 6

I installed Debian 6 Squeez on my virtual machine and I can't install software using aptitude or apt-get. This is my sources.list file: root@debian:/etc/apt# cat sources.list # # deb cdrom:[Debian ...
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How to properly configure sudoers file, on debian wheezy?

I have seen many blog posts that say, it is enough to do aptitude install sudo su root adduser USERNAME sudo But that only protects aptitude, in other words: aptitude install sendmail will ask ...
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Disabling graphical login in Debian wheezy

I have installed Debian wheezy on my machine with a netinst image, now I would like to deactivate the desktop and boot straight to the command line, not only that but I would like to not waste any ...
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Replacement for standard KDE monitor manager?

My Linux experience is roughly a 4/10. I'm running the latest Debian-Wheezy install, and I've been having some trouble with the stock KDE display/monitor manager (to clarify as these terms seem to ...
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Update kde to newest version

My OS is debian squeeze and I installed kde as graphical interface. My current kde version is 4.4.5. But I want to update it to the newest version (4.10.5). How to do it? (I am a newbie).
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How can the Debian DVD .iso file be used to install software without a CD Drive or the Internet?

Question Background: I donot have a CD-Drive I downloaded Debian DVD Wheezy 64 Bit Installed Basic Utilities + Desktop by usb boot NOW I want to install more software Problem: apt-get install vlc ...
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How to install video driver in Debian?

I have an old computer with an ATI Radeon 1150. I installed Debian but I don't have a driver for hardware accelerated OpenGL. What should I do?
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LMDE: Install latest Iceweasel or Firefox

I am using LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition). By default, this ships with a quite old Firefox version (21.0). And if you install Iceweasel, it does not get better. There are a number of forum posts ...
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Figuring out installed packages on Ubuntu from filesystem backup

I have a full filesystem backup from my Ubuntu box, and my OS disk crashed. Is there a way to list all installed packages (like dpkg -l does but) from the backup? The logfiles are not an option as ...
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Output visual (ASCII) Debian dependency tree to terminal?

I'm not sure if this is more of a SuperUser or UnixLinux question, but I'll try here... Recently, I found this: #710689 - aptitude: use unicode character in the trees - Debian Bug report logs It ...
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How to set up control for case fans in Debian Wheezy?

We'll for some days now I've been trying to get the fancontrol for my Debian Wheezy up and running. Actually (after some problems with pwmconfig not accepting my chipset, which is a AMD 770 one) now ...
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Mount a device as another user

Is there a command (on Debian Wheezy) that a testuser that belongs only to the group testuser can run (maybe he needs to be listed in sudoers first) in order to mount a USB stick as if he belonged to ...
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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 ...
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boot without failing services

I'm using Debian testing. I want to configure wifi on my netbook, but failed to do so and when the system boots I get the following message: INFO: task wpa_supplicant:1634 blocked for more than 120 ...
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Install nagios3 on debian by apt, file not found error

I have a Wheezy Debian system, and I've installed nagios3 using apt-get. When I go to myhost.com/nagios3 and then go to a page, for example "Tactical Overview" I get the error message: The ...
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console displaying quote character from gcc wongly

After an upgrade to debian wheezy my text consoles displays questions marks where there should be quotes Under X I see things correctly window.cpp:1056:21: error: base operand of ‘->’ is not a ...
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Equivs: enhance or update an existing package without uninstalling?

Some background: I'm using Debian 7 as my main environment, and I want to tell my system that I have glibc = 2.15 in addition to the environment's required glibc = 2.13 for the purposes of using some ...
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How to attach my domain with bind in real www

How to attach my domain with bind in real wwwI install bind9, with apache. By God's very grace every thing went smooth. my dig, host, nslookup and ping provide this info: my system ip address: ...
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Debian-Windows dual boot: which one should I install first? [closed]

I have a fresh desktop with no OS that I want to run Windows 7 and Debian stable on. All guides for dual boot setups I found so far assume a pre-installed Windows (possibly because so many PCs come ...
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How to setup Git server on Linux Container in Debian

I have a LXC container on my Debian system. I want to setup a public Git server on it so that it's accessible to other people. How can I do this? UPDATE #1 Link to apache2.conf: ...
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Segmentation fault in libGL.so.1

A while back I posted a question about running a 32 bit app in Debian Wheezy 64 bit Thanks to @JosephR I was able to run it without the nasty could not find libGL.so.1 error. Now, however, the app ...
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Can't swap between two bootable drives

I'm attempting to setup a 2-drive (sda, sdb) RAID 1 in my PC, using Raider to convert from my old single drive (sda) system to the new RAID 1. From sda, on sdb I ran: # raider -R1 # raider --run ...
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Debian - Boot from USB

I currently have Debian 7.0 installed on my laptop (HP Pavilion dv9700). I would now like to install Arch instead. I wrote the Arch ISO to a USB drive, but when I start up my computer, it ...
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Can't boot Debian with windows installed first

I have Windows XP already installed on my HD and I had some space left to install Debian. After I've installed Debian, I answered yes to the Grub bootloader but when booting the computer nothing ...
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Which Debian package does /etc/environment come from?

I know that /etc/profile is installed by base-files, but it doesn't look like this package installs /etc/environment: $ dpkg -S /etc/environment dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern ...
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“k” key sends focus in event

After a dist-upgrade to wheezy, my "k"-Key misbehaves. When typed in a gnome-terminal, no "k" is printed. Instead the terminal seems to grab the focus and will not release it. If I drag-down the ...
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Failure to connect Debian NIS client to OpenSuse 12.1 server

I'm trying to connect a Debian 7.0 client to a OpenSuse 12.1 server. The nisdomainname is correct, the /etc/group, /etc/passwd and /etc/shadown all have the +::: lines, ypbind connects, but the ...
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Where does Linux store logs of WiFi networks when searching? Does it at all?

For research I wanted to try and keep a log of all the networks that my laptop sees (not connects connects to, but just gets a response from when searching) over a period of time walking around. I was ...
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lxde-rc.xml: set keybindings for PgDn

I am using LXDE, and I need to create keybinding for ALT + PgDn and ALT + PgUp in my $HOME/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml I already have the necessary code, the only thing missing is the correct ...
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Debian package very large compared to zip file

I've just made a debian package, when all the files are zipped together the size is 60 MB, however my .deb file made from the same directory is ~150 MB. Have I done something wrong or are there lots ...
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Need to install glibc >= 2.14 on Wheezy

I am trying to get Protractor working for performing e2e angular testing, but protractor requires Selenium which requires ChromeDriver which requires glibc 2.14. My current development box is running ...
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How to install phpmyadmin 4.0 on Debian

Is there a way to install an up-to-date phpmyadin on Debian via apt-get? I only found a PPA for Ubuntu on the that you can install with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nijel/phpmyadmin apt-get update; ...
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How to circumvent “Too many open files” in debian

If I want to see all relevant log files of my apache2 server at once, I use tail -f /var/kunden/logs/*log /var/kunden/logs/*log /var/log/apache2/*log |grep -v robots|grep -v favicon But since those ...
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How to get new release updates for debian ( 7.1)

my sources.list file seems like this : deb http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main deb-src http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main ... and executed apt-get update several times but linux ...
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Linking Ethernet interfaces

I'm quite new to Linux networking. I have a Debian PC with two Ethernet interfaces, one embedded on the motherboard and another on a PCI card. The first one, let say eth0 is connected to my router ...
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How to permanently disable Orca on Debian Wheezy?

How do I permanently disable the GNOME screen reader ("Orca") on Debian Wheezy, without breaking GNOME? I'm running Xfce. Things I have tried, or looked at: I found the command gsettings set ...
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/proc/cpuinfo showing zero cpu clock speed

I saw an interesting issue where the cpuinfo file from /proc filesystem shows the cpu clock speed as zero. It is a physical host with no virtualization. Can someone explain to me some probable reasons ...
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scp from one remote server to another remote server

I have one big file on server one and I want to copy it to server two using scp. I have the keys setup properly and I can ssh/scp to both servers from my desktop. The file I need to copy is larger ...
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How to slow down the web

You may think that your internet connection is anyway too slow, but here I have the opposite problem. I am not very good at concentration, and I believe that part of the problem is the ease with ...