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Debian partial Mirror - “debpartial-mirror” specific mirroring

i am using a Debian 7.3 with debpartial-mirror in order to create and maintain an offline mirror. Since i need only the basic packages (Packages needed for Installation via PXEboot and maybe the most ...
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Can't find rbenv after installation

I've been trying to install rbenv on my fresh Debian 7.4 install, per the instructions here. I follow all the steps on the guide, and they all work fine: I can use rbenv to install Rubies and gems ...
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How to strip unused architectures, drivers, etc from headers when building a custom linux kernel?

I am building custom linux kernel packages in a Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 environment usingapt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r)the debian way make-kpkg clean;fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd ...
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Setting up linux with enought swap space to hibernate

Using Debian wheezy graphical install I want to ensure I have enough swap space to hibernate, what are the simplest steps to achieve this?
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flashcache tuning

I installed flashcache version 3.1.1 and created a write-back cache. The performance is good as long as the percentage of dirty blocks is not too high. My application does heavy IO at the beginning ...
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Installing extra packages of Debian Wheezy from terminal (after a net install) [duplicate]

I've installed the small image of Debian Wheezy from here but had to skip the mirror install of the extra packages. Now that I have the command line how do I get the rest of the stuff? When I tried ...
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Building a Debian-based Linux Distro Online

susestudio provides an online tool for building one's own Redhat-based Opensuse linux distro. However, I am more of a Debian-based guy. I was wondering of there is a similar website that let's us ...
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Debian jessie Logitech G35 microphone not working

I'm on Debian jessie with KDE. I have a Logitech G35 headset and even managed to enable surround sound. Now I noticed that the microphone isn't muted. I'm pretty sure that it is not muted and set as ...
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Source code of the screens of debian-installer

Where do I can find the source code of the screens of the installation process of Debian? I've tried: apt-get source debian-installer But in this package I do not see the source code. To be more ...
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Dual screen for plymouth with NVIDIA drivers

If I set plymouth to work with drivers the NVIDIA splash screen only appears on one monitor. While if I set it up with the nouveau driver appears on both monitors. Does anyone know how to configure ...
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How to configure Nautilus 3 toolbar in Debian Wheezy?

I'm using Debian Wheeze and I would like to configure the default Nautilus 3.4.2 toolbar. Basically, I would like to add some buttons such as the Open parent button which can be accomplished with the ...
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Rescue /usr/bin on Debian Wheezy?

I accidentally deleted the /usr/bin directory. Using a bootable usb, is it possible to rescue my machine?
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Why do some Debian packages have a “+deb7u2” suffix?

I figured the "7u2" part stood for "Debian 7.2" (aka "wheezy"). But I'm wondering if anybody knows the official answer as to why some packages have it and others do not. Example: ...
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Setting up a cron for every 30 hours in Debian

*/30 */30 * * * python /root/get_top.py I'm trying to run a script every 30 hours and 30 minutes. Is the syntax above proper for that? I've had multiple people tell me that */30 is not a valid ...
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Pulseaudio doesn't record sound

Pulseaudio fails to record any sound, even though the sound configuration applications (both KDE and Gnome) correctly show the input level as I speak something. I am using the microphone built into ...
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How can I prevent some users from deleting files in samba?

I have a sample directory shared out with Samba which all users should have read/write access to. I would like to prevent some of these users from deleting any files (even the ones they create). This ...
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How to remove Dropbox

I am trying to remove Dropbox from my computer. So far I have done the following: sudo aptitude remove dropbox sudo aptitude purge dropbox But this didn't get rid of it 100% oshiro@debian:~$ ...
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How to create a Debian live USB with persistence?

I would like to use Debian wherever I go by installing it on a USB flash drive, but I'm not sure how to make it save the settings and be able to install/update packages without loosing them on ...
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How to install language support in TexLive on Debian Wheezy?

I'd like to use the babel-croatian package which is available for download on CTAN. But how do I install this package? Or perhaps there is a command-line way?
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What exactly does the --names-only option of apt-cache do?

According to the manual, it search regex... search performs a full text search on all available package lists for the POSIX regex pattern given, see regex(7). It searches the ...
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Proper way to setup RAID in linux

I have installed Debian 7.4 on a server, and through the installer I setup both RAID and LVM for the drive that the OS is installed on. However, now I want to add two 4TB drives in a RAID-1 array to ...
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timed out, nothing received

I tried all and googled a lot! But I can't make work NTP on my server. This post is last hope! I have installed ntp on debian server with this configuration (/etc/ntp.conf): driftfile ...
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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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Why can't I run GUI apps from 'root': “No protocol specified”?

I installed debian onto my machine last night. Now, I don't understand why I can't run GUI apps from a terminal when running as root. For example: sudo -i glxgears Generates the following output: ...
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Network connectivity problem - Debian 6 server

I'm having a problem with a Debian 6 server where it looses network connectivity and doesn't come back (server does not respond to pings, and can't connect to any services). The problem happens ...
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How to unlock admin account

By mistake I locked my admin account on Debian with passwd -l. I'm trying with live CD to unlock my account with no sucess. I've tried editing passwd file by removing x, but that didn't work. ...
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DHCP lease acquired , yet no ping, not even to default gateway

I've just installed Debian Wheezy on my PC using netinstall. I can only use its wifi. My interface has been recognize by the system, and I've used: iwconfig wlan0 essid MY_HOME_AP (I've switched ...
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delete key doesn't remove selected files

In file manager or on the desktop when I select a file and hit delete key it does nothing. Shift+delete works fine, as well as deleting in text editors. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.4 with xfce desktop ...
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Lose gnome3 wallpaper

My wallpaper is now white, the icons are displayed, but the app in parameters/background does not launch. In gconf, /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename is set to a valid image (I can see my ...
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Unmet dependencies after using a backports repository

I have added a backport repository to apt's sources.list to get an application: deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main Long story short: I did not manage to install the ...
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Unknown entries in Kali Linux wtmp log file

I have installed Kali Linux and I found some puzzling entries in wtmp log file. Unknown user logs in for a short while when I boot my computer or switch accounts and most of the time when I shut down. ...
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autoreconf fails with 'Can't exec “libtoolize”'

Now I wanted to learn about autotools so I just started watching some tutorials on youtube. I made a folder named hello, and then made a configure.ac file: AC_INIT([hello],[.01]) AC_OUTPUT saved ...
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How to examine an apt repository?

I am trying to set up riak on Debian wheezy. I've followed their instructions to add the basho apt repositories... $> curl http://apt.basho.com/gpg/basho.apt.key | sudo apt-key add - $> sudo ...
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How do I get Debian to use systemd-logind for user session control?

I have one Debian Sid system (LinuxBBQ n00b killah) that uses logind for its user sessions. It is odd that that system is not even running systemd. The logind sessions are independent of X and are in ...
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Does anyone know if synapse launcher can be installed in Debian?

I am thinking of changing from linux mint cinnamon to linux mint debian cinnamon, but synapse launcher is something I cant work without, but it doesnt seem to be available in Debian. Does anyone know ...
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What is the difference in CPU utilization between 'ps aux' and 'ps -ef'?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 Linux. I see a difference between %CPU and C output format of ps command for a process. It is not clearly noted in the ps man page. Man pages says: CODE HEADER ...
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libssl1.0.0 won't let me install anything

I've been having the same issue with my computer for a while now and it's really been bugging me. It all started when I installed Skype about a month ago. Also, I apologize, I'm not actually using ...
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Lock console session

I've set up a no-x/console only system running a minimal install of debian jessie/testing. For this system I need a screen locker to lock the entire session when I'm away. vlock would be appropriate ...
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What is the recommended way of setting a default IO scheduler on Linux?

I would like deadline to be the default IO scheduler for my system, and I don't want to lose that config when I reboot. What is the proper way of doing that? (I'm using Debian) Some hints: have a ...
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How can I share a thunderbird (icedove) profile, in real-time, between two computers?

I have two computers which both run Debian Sid. My problem is that I want to synchronize profile content between two computers both using thunderbird(+lightning) (contacts+calendar+email) ...
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how to java set the PATH of my Debian 7.3 system ?to link the java version I want [closed]

If I insert into the terminal: aryan@localhost:~$ java -version java version "1.6.0_27" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.12.5) (6b27-1.12.5-1) OpenJDK Server VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode)
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Debian web server inaccessible after moving VM

I have a dev laptop with Debian + LAMP as the dev env. We are using virtualbox and there are 2 network adapters : NAT and VB Host Only. I copied the VHD over to my desktop and setup the VM using the ...
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disable mail notification on login [duplicate]

When I log in to my machine per ssh, the banner says: "no mail". Other times, it says "you have mail", even though I have no new mail. Obviously, I don't need to be informed about mail which I have ...
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How do I use new fdisk table without reboot (kpartx)?

When I run fdisk and change the size of a partition, fdisk says at the end of its output: The new table will be used at the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8) I'd like to do so ...
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adduser: Specify only one name in this mode

I'm trying to add a user with this command on my debian server: #!/bin/bash APPUSER="test1" APPGROUP="test2" # User adduser -c 'uwsgi user' --group $APPGROUP --system --no-create-home ...
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Disable login for useradd [duplicate]

I tried to disable login for a user account but got this error in debain: useradd: unrecognized option '--disabled-login' What is the equivalent of this command for useradd? Do I have to pick ...
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How Can I Reset Graphics Drivers and Restore Defaults?

I tried to install AMD graphics without reading. My CrunchBang crashed and now every time I try to login, my keyboard inputs don't go into the login screen. I can reset X with Ctrl+PrtScn+K and it ...
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How to create a directory which will have access to the user who is installing a package?

I am packaging one of my projects on Debian. The project expects a directory to be created at XDG_DATA_HOME or ~/.local/share/ where the data files will be kept. Now I am trying to create and feed the ...
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Scanning a file by multiply antiviruses

I start needing to scan for viruses all files uploaded to my website. I've implemented a pretty simple prototype which I tested locally and it seemed work well. However, I need to make it more complex ...
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What are the different CD's & DVD's for?

I'm planning to install Debian on my home server. It will be running some services like Teamspeak 3, gaming servers, Samba, etc... No business services like DHCP, DNS, ... needed. So as this is my ...