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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How helpful is it, really, to report bugs against Stable packages?

If the bug is fixed in a newer (Testing or Unstable) version of the package, is there any hope that the fix might make it down to Stable before the next major release? I imagine not, unless it has ...
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Is Debian 6 EOL or not?

I read that support for Debian 6 ended this month. And here I read that there is LTS until 2016. https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140424 Is this for paying customers only? Or can we safely keep ...
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How Debian PTS finds that there's a new upstream version?

For example, the package aisleriot says: A new upstream version is available: 3.12.1, you should consider packaging it. How does the Package Tracking System knows?
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program for PC-to-phone using Gtalk?

I know I can configure empathy to voice chat between gmail users. But is it possible to make PC-to-phone voice calls with empathy or do I have to use Google's browser plugin? Does any program support ...
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Start an installed Debian Package from Konsole

i have installed teamviewer from dpkg and when i list it: dpkg-query -l it shows up, but how can i run it? Its not under "Applications" thanks!
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Debian 7.0 (wheezy) change Keyboard Layout to German

I am struggling with changing the language to German, in the locale Settings there is only one available language (American English). I would like to have German and i am not a linux guru.
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Why does hostname --fqdn only return the domain name?

Relevant files (slightly anonymized): heinzi@d2:~$ cat /etc/hostname d2 heinzi@d2:~$ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost <myexternalip> d2.<myname>.at ...
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How to update Wine in Debian Wheezy?

I'm trying to run Wine with the game EVE Online. It pops out an error Error: Procedure not found. Could not load python dll However. Then I figure I'll try updating the Wine to a newer version. ...
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Can I disable all man pages?

Specifically on a raspberry pi (running Raspbian Wheezy), but also in general, can I disable all man pages? This would mean no stored man pages, no "processing triggers for man-db", and so on and so ...
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minimal X.org xserver installation on Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy with no desktop environment as I would like to use lightweight dwm window manager instead. However, as a first step, I need to install xserver. I would like to install ...
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How can I make sure that eth1 get its fe80 IPv6 address immediately on startup, even if it's not physically connected?

I'm working on an embedded-x86 Linux device that runs Debian (Linux 3.8.13). This device has two Ethernet ports, eth0 and eth1. If I boot up this device with only eth0 connected to a switch, and ssh ...
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Bind one process to multiple ports?

I have a socket server running and listening for incoming connections on a non-admin port (i.e. > 1024). I would also like for this process to be able to handle another type of connection on a ...
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Swf file won't play anymore in Iceweasel / chromium

I'm running on Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Sid Since roughly the beginning of the year I can't seem to play a swf file from my navigators. Chrome instead of playing it will save it ...
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ifconfig shows only lo

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. Actually I am trying to install the firmware through aptitude install firmware-linux-nonfree When I executed ifconfig and ...
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Help with Setting up network connection in Debian 7.5.0

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. When I execute apt-get update I get errors like: Could not resolve 'http.debian.org' Thus I changed the mirrors several ...
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bluez4: How to connect to NAP

Afer an hour of Googling I am giving up now and hope for someone here to help me... I want to connect a Debian system with bluez4 to an mobile phone that provides a NAP-service. At the moment I can ...
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dpkg won't install package with dependencies that have newer version

Please someone explain to me this, because it makes no sense: $ dpkg -i freeling-3.1-quantal-x86_64.deb Selecting previously unselected package freeling. (Reading database ... 283003 files and ...
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Unable to SSH into Google Cloud Server after Reboot

I was learning to configure a Debian server and familiarising myself with the common command lines. However, after executing the reboot command in SSH, my subsequent SSH connections were refused and ...
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Terminal filesystem location

I'm using gnome 3 on debian. I want to create a launcher on the desktop for terminal. Where is terminal in the file system? I tried "which terminal" but it doesn't output anything
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Sysctl parameter change after every reboot

I have found that the value of net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_count variable change every time i reboot the system. Did any one have an explanation for that?
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Can't seem to connect to my Debian Mysqli Server?

So I have a simple PHP script which I attempted to do something along the lines: $db = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "PASSWORD HERE", "database name"); mysqli_query($db, "SELECT STATEMENT ...
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Use IP tables to port forward behind a router?

Is it possible to use IP tables to port forward behind a router? My setup is thus: I have a Raspberry Pi running a small website on port 80, and a beefier computer running a Minecraft server on port ...
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ndiswrapper freezes system (sis163u)

I'm trying to get the WLAN (most probably sis163u) of a AMILO La 1703 working under Debian wheezy. I'm using ndiswrapper and downloaded the driver from the location pointed from here. I'm able to ...
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Get a faster response for a ping

I noticed that the answer to my ping is slower in one debian machine that another. For the first one when i ping to 8.8.8.8: 64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=1 ttl=47 time=29.6 ms For the second ...
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Very weak wireless connection on Debian live image install

I'm having a problem with the wireless connection on a fresh install of Debian 7.4 which I didn't have before, I had Debian installed before and WiFi was working great, the only thing that changed ...
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Bus Error when run php-cgi

This is what I got when I run command "strace /usr/bin/php-cgi -v" execve("/usr/bin/php-cgi", ["/usr/bin/php-cgi", "-v"], [/* 39 vars */]) = 0 brk(0) = 0x11e4000 ...
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Equivalency of Debian Backport vs build from source?

I am looking to use Node.js in a Debian Wheezy Stable system. Of course it is not available as a package, so my choices are: Compile from source Load from Wheezy back ports My question is ...
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Editing files in debian before installation

I am having problems installing debian on virtualbox. The installation step fails when trying to configure packet manager. The guy in the following post had them solved by editing a certain file ...
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creating patition in debian with more inodes on a beaglebone black

I have a beaglebone black that i've installed debian wheezy from http://www.armhf.com onto the eMMC While this was working great up until recently when I ran out of inodes on the patition even though ...
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Boot time discrepancy using systemd on Debian 7.4

I recently installed systemd on my Debian 7.4 system. The time from pressing the power button to usable desktop is around 42-44 seconds. The BIOS takes 6-7 seconds to load and transfer control to ...
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Update Oracle JDK

I know, there are several ways of installing ORACLE jdk7 on Debian. One way is to use the ppa from the web8updteam but i've read that installing software from ppa is not recommended on Debian. (is ...
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A question about wlan0 / eth0 and wireshark

I'm using wireshark to listen to packets on my own personal home network. I have my Desktop with Debian and Windows 7 running and my laptop is running the same setup; Debian and Windows 7. I ...
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New Debian installation hanged

I installed a new copy of Debian on my laptop and upgraded it from testing repo. However, when I turn on my laptop, the system stops working. This error that I found in my logs is new for me and I ...
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Why is the default shell in Debian 7 bash?

As per documentation, dash should be the default shell in Debian Wheezy, however when I open up a terminal and check the SHELL variable, it points to /bin/bash. Since this is a fresh install, and I ...
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Persistent folder missing from home folder, despite correct password and no errors

Tails 1.0 on stick 1. Password entered correctly on login screen for persistent storage (otherwise it would complain.) Booting from another (older) Tails stick, stick 2, can unlock and mount stick ...
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How to correct error where 2 out of 3 users on chrooted network cannot gain write access?

I have an SFTP server running on Debian. The directory is chrooted and is set up with privileges as such: /sftp/+---testagent2----writespace 750 | 755 755 ...
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Gnome menu shortcuts don't appear after Apache OpenOffice 4 install on Tails 1.0

I use the following after unpacking the AOO4 deb .tar.gz to install it: sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/*.deb sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb But no menu shortcuts appear (Applications -> ...
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Where can I find the source code of Gnome-Shell 3.10 Status Indicator/Bar?

In Gnome Shell 3.10 indicators (sound, network,..) were merged in single status bar. I read that applications need to make gnome shell extensions to show an icon there. So I searched for default ...
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Debian stable dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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I no longer see the output of rc scripts

My current problem After cloning the root filesystem of my debian system to an SSD (cp -ax) I no longer see the output of my rc scripts during boot from the SSD. I do see them during shutdown or when ...
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How do I restore grub on a uefi boot after a windows update wiped it?

Until yesterday I had a dual boot debian / win8 with grub that worked like a charm. Yesterday a stupid windows update totally wiped grub and I'm now unable to boot in linux. I installed linux a year ...
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Open URxvt tab with shift-down, not with ctrl-t

On Debian, Shift+Down in URxvt opens new tab. But recently I started using another machine with Fedora, and here it has no effect; here Ctrl+T does that. But neither one works on both, so I'm doomed ...
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I'm looking for a videochat/videoconferencing server software (Debian)

I'd like to host a videochat/videoconferencing server on my Debian VPS. It should be in first place SECURE and light. It should use RTMPE protocol because RTMP is not secured, RTMPS needs an SSL ...
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Audio (speaker) jack detection with debian

How to find out whether speaker jack is connected or not in my motherboard Tried out some reference from : Detecting headphone connection/disconnection in Linux pasted my amixer output.Need ...
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Whitelist virtual_alias_maps

I have one mailbox in postfix and several aliases to it. Is it possible to create whitelists for specific alias in order to allow only the addresses from the list to send messages. For example: ...
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Getting 2 monitors to work in Debian

I'm quite new to Debian let alone linux and would like to setup dual screens. I've done multiple searches but there is nothing beginner-friendly for me to grasp exactly what I need to do to get the ...
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Kali Linux: On install, designated root password cannot login - incorrect password

I found an old laptop lying around and I figured I would install Kali Linux on it to learn more about penetration testing and to try to break into my servers for practice and learning more about ...
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Deleted a Windows.old folder and now when I start my computer, GRUB doesn't see windows anymore

I had windows on my laptop and installed Debian GNU/Linux a few weeks ago on it. I'm basically dual booting. The thing is, in my windows I had a windows.old file I never bothered to delete until a ...
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Flash plugin of debian vulnerable?

I run Debian wheezy with Iceweasel as browser and have installed the Flash plugin similar to this description. Today I read that not only Flash on Windows and Mac also Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.350 ...
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Multi-user text mode runlevel in Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu as a server, and I want to change its runlevel to be full multi-user text mode (like init 3 in RedHat). Using runlevel command, I see that am running N 2 which is Graphical multi-user ...