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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LAN only VNC help

GOAL: I have 2 computers in a LAN environment (I will refer to them as [computer A] and [computer B]) and I want to log into [computer B] via [computer A]. I have a VNC client on [computer A] Remote ...
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gpg starting gpg-agent on demand?

The man page of gpg-agent states: The agent is usualy started on demand by gpg, gpgsm, gpgconf or gpg-connect-agent. Thus there is no reason to start it manually. In case you want to ...
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Deluge crashes when deleting a torrent

When I go to delete a torrent, Deluge version 1.3.3 on Linux Mint LMDE 64-bit w/ MATE crashes and fails to delete the torrent. 4GB RAM, Lenovo SL400, 450GB disk space free. Happens reliably, 90% of ...
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Wheezy: how to actually blacklist ehci_hcd?

I'm installing wheezy on a Thinkpad T41. Those are known to have USB2 related problems, which can be avoided by not loading ehci_hcd. But I can't figure out how to actually prevent ehci_hcd to get ...
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How do services in Debian work, and how can I manage them?

In Windows I have the services manager, where I see all system services, that can be started through Windows itself, I set up the user it uses, the rights management is in there, and I can pass ...
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Disabling mirror option in preseed.cfg

I am installing Debain Weezy (netinstall) in VirtualBOX using preseed.cfg. I'm trying to create a preseed.cfg that would skip/not set Debian mirror in the Configure the package manager step. I am not ...
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Preseed.cfg ignoring host setting

I am installing Debian Wheezy (netinstall) in VirtualBox using preseed.cfg. I tried both d-i netcfg/get_hostname string somehost and d-i netcfg/get_hostname string somehost, but in both cases the ...
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Granting all users access to mounted CIFS shares

I'm trying to set up a debian server that will run several network-based services. These services need access to an external network drive to store their data. For security reasons, I have set up each ...
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Can change monitor resolution of a SyncMaster SA850 and Intel HD graphics

I have installed Debian 7.2 from liveUSB and connected the monitor Samsung SyncMaster SA850 with DVI cable into integrated Intel HD graphics. However I have very low resolution and can't change it. In ...
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Debian access point is detected, but provides no Internet access

I am use Debian sid. I want to share my network (ppp0) via AP (Access Point) to my mobile device. This is my configuration. /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf : # WiFi Hotspot interface=wlan0 driver=nl80211 ...
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Headlessly Compiling and Uploading Arduino Programs on an armhf Platform

I'm currently running my Hardkernel ODROID U2 with the ODUINO One (Arduino Uno R3 & additions) in a headless setup and connect to the ODROID U2 via SSH over LAN. It is running Debian 7.1 armhf and ...
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Is sudo not installed by default in Debian?

I was reading a guide to install some software and came reading until this shocking statement: sudo is not installed on Debian by default. Make sure your system is up-to-date and install it. As ...
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Apache2 does not run on IPv4 tcp port

Can you help me please. I need run Apache2 on my Debian 7 server. But it run only on tcpv6 port, not on tcpv4 port. I installed it with apt-get install. I read some tips for this problem, but it does ...
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Debian can't reboot and asking for root password (maintenance)

I'm experienced some file system errors on Debian (seems caused by RAID controller). Files system now seems fixed. I reinstalled broken packages with some broken config files. System boots normally. ...
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How to show network adapters with their statistics?

Is there any terminal command I can use to display all the network adapters like eth0, wlanoand their data statistics like data transmitted & received?
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Wifi works in local, no internet connection. Debain 7

I installed debain on an old PC, the KDE version. I have internet over wired. I can connect to my router, I and can ping it over wifi - ping 192.168.1.1 is successful. I can ssh into other machines, ...
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Automatically start an application with a modifed LD_PRELOAD?

I have an application that needs a modified LD_PRELOAD. I want to start the application using the originally provided rc script, so I can benefit from an automatically updated rc script on an update ...
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How to start aufs for two local directories

I'm trying to create a sandbox for testing an untrusted software. I'm using Debian, I have installed aufs-tools. When I try to mount a minimal example with the following command: mount -t aufs -o ...
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VirtualBox abnormal behavior when mouse focus from iMac Maverick to vm running Debian wheezy

I am experimenting this really annoying behavior. I never had this problem with other platform combination. In this combination: Hardware OS Host: iMac Maverick Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.2 r90405 Vm ...
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How to setup wireless AP with two wifi cards and ethernet as WAN on debian?

I'm trying to build wireless AP with 2 Atheros cards (AR5413 / AR5414 both), and one ethernet card to act as WAN. I am also having doubts if I should use ath5k or madwifi drivers. I've tried both ...
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How to restore default crontab file

I have recently lost my cronjobs. now when i do crontab -e i am presented with an empty file. i would like to get the default file back with the nifty comments and explanaitions at the top!
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Can I set my Debian box to use OpenDNS nameservers if it uses DHCP?

I have a Debian box with this in /etc/network/interfaces: auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid NetworkName wpa-psk NetworkPass and ...
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apt: install packages downloaded previously

On Debian, I can download a package plus its dependent packages with apt-get install my_desired_package --download-only This will not install the packages, but only download them to ...
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Modules for USB wireless adapter missing?

I have an USB wireless adapter that is recognized as: # lsusb ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter. I am using this adapter on a device that has a much slimmed down kernel ...
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Suddenly lost all cronjobs

All of a sudden my cron jobs don't work any more. When I type crontab -e I am presented an empty file in the editor /tmp/crontab.3fMYGi/crontab And by empty I mean that not even this standard ...
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MySQL refuses to uninstall

apt-get remove mysql-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: ...
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Is there a right way to use one VPS backup file to build a clone VPS with it?

I tried many times to restore a tar ball from a different server to a fresh installed VPS with the same Linux Debian version (exactly the same) but every time when I restore the tar ball on a ...
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How do I see the contents of a drive in Debian command line?

I want to see what is on a drive so I can satisfy myself that it can be disconnected (unmounted?). This is a vm on ESXi with 3 datastores - first is the ESXi local storage, second is a nfs share on a ...
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Is it possible to install bottom launcher on Debian 7

I want to install Debian 7 on a laptop and have tried to read some information about this platform. On this review, Review Debian Squeeze 6.0.5 : The Father of Linux Distro , I saw the last slide ...
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Command : must be run from a terminal

I have a shared hosting account, I logged using ssh. when I type for example su I had this output : su: must be run from a terminal Is this error relative to the fact that I don't have sufficient ...
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debian: what is “/var/log/apt/term.log” good for

My system is Debian Wheezy. I have noticed that when I run apt-get, additionally to /var/log/apt/history.log another log file gets created /var/log/apt/term.log. It seems to me that term.log contains ...
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After upgrading the kernel, the sound no longer works

I have updated the Linux kernel on my system to Linux 3.11-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.11.10-1 (2013-12-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux. Having done that, the sound no longer works. Distribution Info(cat ...
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Debian Wheezy youtube video missing on page

have just installed Debian Wheezy XFCE. Installed Flash via this tutorial So I restarted IceWeasel, and I don't get the warning to install Flash now. But when on a YouTube video page, everything but ...
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Install PIL/Pillow via pip in Debian testing (Jessie)

On Debian testing (Jessie), when I try to install PIL or Pillow (python imaging libs) in a virtualenv via pip I get the following error: running egg_info writing Pillow.egg-info/PKG-INFO writing ...
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Debian 7 black screen after loading OS

I have laptop Sony Vaio VPCCA with Debian Wheezy(7.1) installed as second OS. It worked fine for few weeks but now if I try to start Debian, there is all the loading stuff and when the GUI should ...
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Debian vs Mint? [closed]

I am new to linux and I can't decide whether to choose Debian or Linux Mint for my first distribution. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu (if I understood right), and Ubuntu is based on Debian. But as I ...
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Debian 7.3 can't remove postgresql

Solved: I removed /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresql-8.4 Now everything is fine. sudo rm -r /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresq* I got this problem: alex@VRIL ~ % sudo apt-get install python3 Reading ...
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Terminate/skip SysV service during boot

I seem to remember that since SysV init runs services in a serial (not parallel) fashion, you can kill whatever's currently in the foreground with some key combination -- apparently not ctrl-c/z/d ...
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nginx php-fpm index.php doesn't load

I have a quite simple setup with nginx and php-fpm, howsoever when I try to access my website with my-website.com I get a 403 forbidden error, If I access my-website.com/index.php everything works ...
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How do I set up of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence with an Apache web server?

I'm trying to put together an Apache configuration for quickly getting IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server up and running. But I got no idea of how to do it, could someone help me?
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missed X-Spam- headers for all messages in exim4 + spamassassin

I'm trying to configure spam filter on VPS Debian Squeeze, exim4-heavy + spamassassin and dovecot. Exim version 4.72, SpamAssassin version 3.3.1, Perl version 5.10.1 And I have an irritating problem ...
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When removing a Debian package, how can I also remove Python *.pyc files?

I have a Debian package say XYZ.deb which copies some file on installation. As per Debian package policy on package uninstallation only those files will be removed which were copied during ...
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Hard disk power management with image toggling in display

We have a system in which we almost toggle some display data in the screen 24 hours x 7 days a week. Since our application runs every day, we see some hard disk failures in the field. Unfortunately, ...
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Samsung Ultra book won't wake up after hibernate and suspend on Crunchbang

I've been struggling for a few hours to get suspend and hibernate working on my Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Lite. When I try to resume the screen power led goes on, but screen stays black. The capslock led ...
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Missing usbserial driver

I am looking for the usbserial driver: “option” for Debian Jessie and armel architecture. Is there a package that contains this and other usbserial drivers? Where is the source-code for this driver ...
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How to stop `apt-get` complaining about unmet dependencies when I manually install the software from source? [duplicate]

I have been installing some applications onto my Debian system. Now there are some that have dependencies that I do not want installed with the applications at the moment. I have managed this by using ...
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track down executables installer

I have a freshly installed debian system It has vim installed using apt-get install vim Now I have the command xxd installed on the system. I know that this had to have come from the vim ...
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What is the difference between apt-get and dpkg?

I have several questions regarding apt-get vs. dpkg. Do they install to the same place? Is info from these tools 1 to 1 with each other? Is there any difference in the commands utility?
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Auto-Mounting CIFS Shares on Laptop

I've seen questions similar to this asked before in several variations, but I have yet to locate a satisfactory answer. Here's what I have: A highly mobile Debian laptop that switches networks ...
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I messed up my EFI boot, what do I do?

I have Debian Wheezy installed on my computer using EFI boot. It used Grub2 as the bootloader. I then decided to install Arch Linux, using EFI as well, on another partition and chose Grub bootloader ...