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NetworkManager issue with DNS

My NetworkManager randomly empties /etc/resolv.conf for no apparent reason. After connecting to a network, the file contains whatever was obtained via DNS. Usually it keeps its contents, but sometimes ...
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Transmission-daemon error permission denied

I have set up transmission-daemon on a bananapro to be a torrent server. I have created a directory for it in the root home folder and given chmod 777 permissions to this directory so that anyone can ...
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Debian Jessie--nvidia.ids “no such file or directory”

nvidia.ids : no such file or directory. Postby montani » 2015-09-07 16:29 Hello all. I'm a new Linux user, previously running Ubuntu and just last week successfully installed Debian Jessie on my ...
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Debian: Add start up script to bootable USB

So I've installed WANem and the only way to download it is by downloading a WANem custom version of Knoppix OS with WANem already installed. I want to add a start up script to configure something ...
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How to make 32bit and 64bit iso image together under 64bit debian using simple-cdd?

i have been using simple-cdd for about one month. i built some custom 64bit debian iso images successfully however now i need to build an iso for 32bit systems aswell under 64bit debian if possible. ...
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Debian Jessie bind9 permission problem

Whenever I start bind9 (/etc/init.d/bind9 start) I get the following reply: [FAIL] Starting domain name service...: bind9 failed This is what /var/log/syslog gives me: ... named[28282]: loading ...
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Execute simple script before shutdown and reboot

I need to run a very simple script before shutting down or rebooting my VPS running Debian 8,to keep count of network statistics.I tried adding the script directly to /etc/init.d and symlinking it in ...
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Compiling package for debian 8 - linking issues

I'm trying to recompile my software for debian 8, but i have run into this strange issue of libgssappi refusing to link with anything. >~/torque_github$ gcc test.c -lgssapi /usr/bin/ld: cannot ...
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Can I add officials debian repository to kali 2.0 source list

Can I add the following debian wheezy repository to kali 2.0 source list or will it hurt my system? Because I know kali was built on debian wheezy. deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian wheezy main ...
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grub2 create menu entry to skip the current disk os while booting

I created 2 partitions on my pendrive. The first partition is big one and I use it for general purpose file storage. The second partition is small one and I made debian-jessie install in this one. I ...
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How to add LIRC to ir-keytable protocols?

I'm trying to issue a bash command on infrared remote control button presses. The IR receiver device is an usb device included in the Anysee e30 Combo plus DVB-T tuner, which works perfectly, ...
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ssh connection refused from same PC when going outside local network

I have sshd running on port 8000 running on a freshly installed plain vanilla Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. $ sudo netstat -tnlp | grep :8000 tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:8000 0.0.0.0:* ...
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apt working unexpectedly on debian 8

Sometimes I'm noticing my bandwidth being all consumed although I'm not doing anything consuming, so I fire up nethogs on my wireless interface and I notice an apt process running without me starting ...
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Backup solution for home network

I have been looking into some solutions regarding backing up all data from clients that are connected within our home network to a remote location for safe keeping. I figured that if I could get data ...
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How to use a alpha usb network adapter on debian

I have a Alpha Wireless and , i install debian on my desktop but the the problem is he didn't read the wirless connection , now i don't have a connection in my pc , so how can i make debian read the ...
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apt being notified when a package version is available

For very few packages I'd like to know after an apt-get update if a newer version is available, is there already some option to do that? I'm thinking about using apt.conf and Post-Invoke but done ...
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debian jessie cinnamon default wallpapers showing empty

Im using debian jessie stable with cinnamon as desktop environment. Previously I was able to change wallpaper from a pre-defined default set of wallpapers already included in system with ...
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How to force Debian to use a newer version of OpenSSL?

Today I installed ,,empty'' (just minimal set of packages) Debian 8.1 on my VirtualBox. I wanted to play with compiling apps from sources. I started with OpenSSL: compiled from sources OpenSSL ...
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exclude files in tar.gz

I want to exclude two files from a tar file.. But it doesn't seem to work cd /var/www/public/api_test tar -zcvf api_v2.x.tar.gz api --exclude "./api/distributor_test.php" --exclude ...
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No file type associations for KDE 5 desktop on a Debian installation

Running Debian Unstable with KDE 5, when I click on any type of file, there's no association with any applications and the dialogue to associate pops up everytime. Even associating some file with ...
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Where to find/get systemd-journal-gatewayd.service on Debian Jessie?

It seems systemd-journal-gatewayd daemon was introduced in systemd version 193. I'm running Debian Jessie with verison 215 of systemd, but do not have this daemon. $ systemd --version systemd 215 ...
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802.11ac USB dongle support in Linux

(cross-post from Network Engineering community) Is it reasonable to expect to be able to get a 802.11ac dual-band USB wireless dongle to work correctly on Debian (wheezy) on an ARM platform (using ...
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Installation fails on “choose and install softwares” [closed]

I am trying to install debian on my new laptop (lenovo G5O 70) and I get an error on the step "choose and install softwares". The installation apears to be stuck on execution of triggers of udev.
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Can a Debian package's Priority field be used for selection for install?

In a Debian package's control file, there is a Priority field which can be set to one of: required important standard optional extra APT pinning can be used to specify priorities for packages from ...
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E: GPG error: http://downloads.sourceforge.net all Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2

Following is the output for sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://deb.torproject.org precise Release.gpg [490 B] Get:2 http://deb.torproject.org precise Release [3,709 B] ...
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Mount hard drives in the same order in debian

How can I mount the hard drives always on the same /dev/sd? node? For example, how can I make the hard drive with the UUID xyz to be mounted always on the node dev/sda? The reason why I want to do ...
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How do I change the menu icon in budgie desktop?

I'm curious as to how to do it I've only used budgie once or twice. It shouldn't be a simple task like a right click would it?
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How do I search Debian packages by description?

I wanted to find packages related to transmission, a BitTorrent client but couldn't find how to search package descriptions. Why do this? In certain cases, package names are not obvious; for ...
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Why can't change my destktop from mate into others?

I have installed many desktop environments on my debian8.1 such as cinnamon, mate, lxde, xfce. I found that I can't select the desktop as I like ,whichever I choose, the desktop is always mate when ...
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after extension of partition grub says unknown file system

I have a vServer with Debian Wheezy running, yesterday I wanted to extend the partition but after the reboot grub2 says error: unknow filesystem. Entergin rescue mode... grub rescue> Here I am in ...
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Rolling Grub2 back to Grub on Debian Jessie (8)

I'm trying to run 'grub-install /dev/sda', it stays stuck on 'Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub' after leaving it for an hour, nothing happens. I have tried removing all ...
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What's the `name` argument to `sh` for/do?

Taken from FreeBSD's man page on sh (because its the most convenient online, target platform is Debian if it matters): SH(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual SH(1) NAME sh -- ...
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Where are installed the files of a .deb package with dpkg / apt-get?

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I have done: sudo apt-get install haskell-platform-doc But I cannot find the corresponding documentation files. Where could I find them ? Or is there a command to launch so as ...
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Update Wheezy to Jessie on a dual boot (with win7)

I run a dual boot laptop with Debian Wheezy and Windows 7. I would like to upgrade Debian to Jessie. I am however a bit worried as grub - which let's me choose which OS to boot on startup - is replace ...
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Set default pdf reader

When I install shutter to take screenshots, imagemagick sets itself as default PDF-reader and I am unable to change it. I would like to have evince as default PDF-reader. I have tried right click ...
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Prevent debian from hindering boot if a software-raid problem exists

I have a computer that I rarely have physical access to. All my access to that computer is done using SSH. On that computer, there's a software RAID5 using MDADM. This array contains data in one ...
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How Can I Improve the Font Rendering In Firefox

my font rendering in Firefox looks terrible on pages such as facebook.com and twitter.com (see picture). I'm running Debian 8 and fiddling with hardware acceleration doesn't seem to work, how can I ...
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How to start Debian without installation from USB

I want to build a Linux/Debian live USB Stick, to modify my partition tabel. I read that modifiing the partition table shouldn't be done while Linux is running on the hard drive. Because of that the ...
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isolinux.bin is missing

I want to build a debian live CD and live USB image. It seems as if I need the following file: isolinux.bin I use following tutorial: ...
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Error building nodejs from source on Debian

I keep getting the same error when running make on nodejs source code. I've looked and some common problems seem to be lack of a c compilier or install g++. I have these and have double checked. Here ...
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Debian 8 UEFI support

I am trying to install Debian Jessie on my new laptop. I downloaded the amd64 Live CD, but the UEFI doesn't recognize my Debian DVD ROM. I disabled the secure UEFI option, but it didn't work, UEFI ...
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Linux macvlan add MAC to VLAN

Is there any way Linux behave as a switch Layer 2? I have the idea of making the MAC will automatically be ditched a client to a particular VLAN. Likewise the switches are working. Examples. ...
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Giving a user access to the webcam

I have a user that I use to run untrusted programs (more specifically, Skype). I would like to give that user access to the webcam. I am using Debian, where the standard way to do this is to put ...
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Debian Sid / GCC5 transition : is running apt-get upgrade safe ?

I know apt-get dist-upgrade is expected to break things during the GCC5 transition, but is apt-get upgrade safe to execute ?
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How to search from a list of remote file

I've a file which contains a list of remote files: /trunk/a.java /trunk/b.java /tags/v1/a.java I need to search a string into these files' contains. But they're remote file so I need to prefix them ...
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Server not booting after Debian 8 upgrade

I recently upgraded my server to Debian 8 and the system will no longer fully boot. The server is hosted at OVH so obviously I am getting no help form them as the service is unmanaged, all they sent ...
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Backup debian folder to qnap nas with rsync repeatly every day

Sorry for this dummy question, but I really stuck here. I have debian web server, which have a backup with usb hdd. I would like to get that backup and send it to my NAS. My NAS is QNAP model TS-231, ...
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How reliable/portable are Nix built-ins/commands (echo, ps, sort, uniq) from Debian to other distros

I've coded a script and am wondering about it's reliability / portability. #!/bin/bash threadsPlease() { ps -mo lwp,c -p $1 | sort -gk 2 | uniq -f 1 } THREAD_LINE=$( threadsPlease $1 | grep -v - ...
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Failed to disable shortcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

I used: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "[]" to disable Alt+Tab and to disable Alt+F4 respectively. In ...
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Linux debian based new distro development [closed]

I try to make debian based distro but confused because the size of debian is already 12 gb then how can i make it small ( i.e lesss than 2 gb ). If possible plz tell me steps what further i should ...