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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Dual-headed Bumblebee

I'm currently setting up Debian jessie on a Lenovo W540 laptop with an UltraDock docking station and an external monitor connected via VGA port. Bumblebee is already installed and working correctly ...
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downloading debian securely

I have a couple of questions on getting a genuine, unmolested version of Debian. MITM attacks are very real and many parties would love to hand you their own, backdoored version of software. I know ...
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How to view recently submitted bugs in Debian bugtracker

I run Debian testing and occasionally notice hiccups in my system. I'd like to be able to see if someone has reported a related bug, but don't always know what package names to look for. Or, before ...
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Wait for a network device to come up before bringing another network device up on boot?

I'm in the middle of setting up my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian as a bridge between my university's wireless network (which requires WPA2-Enterprise authentication) and my private wireless router ...
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installing libsocket-perl, apt-get searches for wrong filename extension, gets 404

I've been having trouble installing a package for a number of days now and can't find the solution anywhere, though I have been able to figure out more exactly what's going wrong. It appears that ...
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Multiple file systems on BeagleBone Black?

I'm trying to put together a BeagleBone Black using Debian on the EMMC, a separate MicroSD card and a flash USB disk (but could ostensibly be platter media on USB). My question, simply put: are there ...
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Setting up touch driver to run through service

We are trying to integrate a touch panel to our Debian system. Touch driver (General touch) I am trying to run this application in Linux service.Below are the steps which i followed Driver ...
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Easiest way to install GStreamer on Debian?

I'm trying to get GStreamer 1.2 installed on my version of Debian (armel) that came with the board. It doesn't come with GStreamer. I installed the Debian image on my SOC following these instructions ...
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Why does only mplayer play music in Debian?

I installed Debian 7. I wanted a music player, so I tried banshee, xine, amorak, exaile, mp3blaster, totem, lxmusic, xmms2. After trying all of these, the only that would play any sound was mplayer ...
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Software like Iceweasel and LibreOffice wont run without root/sudo

I recently decrypted my home directory by making a backup of my home directory, deleting the directory, and then replacing it again with the backup (followed a guide). Ever since, I can no longer run ...
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How do I stop the “Green double-underlined links pop-up ads” adware in Chromium?

Summary: In the Chromium web browser (Debian), can you tell me how get rid of whatever is causing the behaviour called "Green Double-Underlined Links pop-up ads"? I'd like to stop the behaviour, not ...
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How install xfce >= 4.10 from backports repository in debian

I am working in Debian 7 64bits with xfce 4.8 But in backports repository I found xfce 4.10.1 and I added this line in my sources.list: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main ...
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Is there a Software-Center (like in Ubuntu) in Debian?

I wondered if there is some easy to use Software-Center in Debian as well. (You can search and install software easily with it.) Software Center The program can be used to add and manage ...
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Debian wheezy C++11 source package

I'm currently learning debian packaging and I am making a source package for a C++11-based software. Debian wheezy does not have a 4.8+ g++ package, so how could I make a source package on this ...
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Disabling anti-aliasing in fonts.conf causes random color

I installed Debian and Openbox. Whenever I disable anti-aliasing for fonts in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, all the fonts turn into random colors, different color every time I refresh. I tried doing it ...
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Debian 7 resets user settings and/or forgets them

I just installed Debian 7 (I've been a long time Windows user,and I tried Ubuntu 13.0x for 2-3 months and did not like it all that much,so I switched to Deb...). No problems in the installation or ...
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Where to install mininet [duplicate]

I read some posts and parts of FHS to understand which directory I should install packages in. As far as I could understand /opt is for independent packages and /usr/local is for packages that are not ...
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How to get system to shutdown when Xorg is quit?

I installed nodm, so that Debian starts Xorg and a window manager immediately after booting, without requesting any password and without a login. How can I similarly setup Debian to shutdown the ...
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How do I create custom keybindings in Debian Jessie with GNOME Classic?

I'd like to be able to press Ctrl+Alt+t to open a terminal (or something along those lines, not really fussed about the exact combination). There's a guide for this which asks me to install and run ...
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Wicd and NetworkManager both not working in Debian Jessie

I recently installed Debian, and I was able to get the WiFi to work using the command line. After a while, it stopped working. I figured that it had something to do with the fact that my intel iwlwifi ...
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Make OpenGL GLX work with Steam client on Debian jessie

I'm trying to install Steam Client on Debian 8 (Jessie) 64-bit because the instructions ask me to (and because I've tried without them and it fails... read on!). In following the instruction I've ...
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How do I add a screenshot for my package?

I created a repository with reprepro and it is working fine, but I would like to add the "images" to the packages when they are displayed with some package manager such as synaptic. At first, i was ...
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H.264 support in Firefox (Iceweasel) 24

I am using Firefox (Iceweasel) 24 in Debian Wheezy. When I go to https://www.youtube.com/html5 it shows me that my browser does not support H.264 When I go to the same URL with Chrome, it shows H.264 ...
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enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox

I recently abandoned gnome and switched to a minimal openbox setup without any desktop environment. However, of the function keys on my laptop (ThinkPad), only the brightness keys are now responsive ...
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Gallium renderer used instead of Intel Mesa

I have got GPU (Intel Haswell HD4600) performance troubles on my Debian. I installed driconf, because I read it can help. When I ran it from my user account I saw my default renderer is Gallium ...
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X does not load after debian upgrade [closed]

After upgrading to "jessie" (debian 8) from stable (debian 7), the system hangs at a blank screen (displaying only an underscore at the top left corner), but otherwise displays no error message to ...
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Can ping Debian VM via IP but not via hostname

On my work's network, my new debian headless VM is not visible via its hostname. I'm using: Debian Jessie Virtualbox bridged adapter I can see other VMs on my machine from the headless VM, and I ...
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Create bootable hfs+ partition for macbook

I've installed Debian testing on a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) without keeping OS X on the internal SSD. I've used the following GPT partition layout: HFS+ EFI on /boot/efi BTRFS on / SWAP on swap I've ...
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Debian live-build mounting /home

I have a working liveboot usb, with persistence. It has two partitions, one being the actual os, the other containing an image file that is the persistence. The desired result is a live usb with one ...
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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. I am running Debian 8 (Jessie). uname -a gives me this: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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Permission denied when trying to run script as other user

I'm trying to run a script as another user that starts a piece of software (Etherpad), which is run like so (from root): su -c "/var/www/etherpad-lite/bin/run.sh" -s /bin/bash etherpad but I'm ...
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How do I remove a driver when apt-get remove fails?

I am trying to remove fglrx-driver as part of an upgrade from wheezy to jessie. Running apt-get dist-upgrade failed with the following message: fglrx-driver ... dpkg: error processing fglrx-driver ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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Preserve ownership with rsync and nonexistent user

I have two computers with the same user, me@Home and me@Work. I usually kept their folders synced by bringing Work home (it's a laptop) and rsyncing over LAN. However, now I'm not bringing Work home ...
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Gnome 3.12 on Debian Jessie freezes when I open dialogues

I recently did the upgrade from Gnome 3.8 to Gnome 3.12, in Debian Testing (Jessie), and I can't figure this one out. When I try to open certain dialogue boxes in some applications (for example, the ...
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Force installation of doc packages

I often find myself missing documentation when I happen to be offline. For this reason, I would like to force aptitude to install the corresponding doc packages whenever I install a package. Is there ...
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How to convince APT that a cross-arch package is installed manually?

I have a qemu-armhf chroot environment on an amd64 machine (it's mainly for compiling Raspberry Pi code). As such it can run both armhf and amd64 binaries but it's faster doing the latter. There are ...
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Why my systemctl v208 command doesn't support some features?

I'm presuming there's a patch somewhere where Debian decided to disable it, but I can't find it nor the changelog entry. There are several commands that aren't available, like dot, dump, list-timers ...
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Create NTFS partition (in Linux) for dual-boot into Linux/Windows 7

I have installed Linux (Debian) onto my computer (which is not partitioned). Want I want to do is to create an NTFS partition so that I can install Windows 7 onto my computer, so I can dual-boot into ...
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Teamviewer is deleted every time, when I install updates for Debian

I have the next problem: 1) I'm using: Debian Release 7.6 (wheezy) 64-bit, Kernel Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64, GNOME 3.4.2 on my laptop. 2) My sources.list: deb http://ftp.ru.debian.org/debian stable ...
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How to get Debian to detect my Audigy 2

I started my PC this morning and noticed that I had no sound. Since last using the sound card successfully, I had installed openssh-server, but I suspect this is unrelated. I think my PC isn't ...
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Fail2ban for nginx post flood ignores time intervals

I'm trying to create a fail2ban filter that is going to ban the host when it sends over 100 POST requests over 30 seconds interval. jail.local: [nginx-postflood] enabled = false filter = ...
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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D ...
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Sound crackles and echos to the point of being unusable

I recently got a new desktop, installed debian 64 bit, and found out that the sound doesn't work at all. I'm not entirely sure what information I should give to help identify the problem but I'll do ...
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install .deb package locally without using sudo [duplicate]

I am using Debian in my office which is controlled by an administrator. I want to install rescuetume. I downloaded the .deb file in my local disk and I want to install it locally. Every time I do ...
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Just installed Debian - Having trouble connecting to wireless network

I know this question has been asked before but none of the solutions are working for me. I just installed Debian and I'm relatively new to Linux. I'm running Debian 7.4 (Wheezy) with Gnome desktop. At ...
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Can't install Flash Player on Debian Jessie

I tried to install the flashplugin-nonfree on Debian Jessie (testing) today. However, when I tr running sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree, I get E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree. ...
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Elantech Mouse Touchpad not working well

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Debian (GNOME) machine: My mouse touchpad does not work correctly (right-click not recognized, cannot do 2 finger drag and drop/highlight) on Debian, but it does work ...
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Using OpenVPN with systemd

Ok, so I've been searching the web for solutions to this problem with no answers seeming to work for me. Hopefully someone can help me. I'm only trying to configure the OpenVPN Client. I'm running ...
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Is this a so-called “Hybrid” Mac Partition table, and how can I mount this in Linux?

I would like to better understand what is on this hard disk, and how I can mount it into Linux (specifically Debian GNU/Linux, Stable): It was created on a Powerbook g4 "alu book" with the default ...