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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Powerbutton freezes applications

I've just installed Debian Jessie and I'm trying to get systemd to do basic power management. systemctl suspend and systemctl hibernate works well to suspend and hibernate the system. Now, I want ...
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Debian 7.6 OpenVZ VPS claims full disk usage when it's clearly not true

I have Debian 7.6 installed on an OpenVZ VPS with 10G hard drive space, but for some reason it claims 100% is used when I'm clearly not using that much. I ran df -h to find out the following: $ df -h ...
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MySQL startup errors: ERROR 1005

My Debian MySQL installation gives this: Sep 25 13:38:09 xint01 mysqld: 140925 13:38:09 [Note] Server hostname (bind-address): '127.0.0.1'; port: 3306 Sep 25 13:38:09 xint01 mysqld: 140925 13:38:09 ...
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Start a software on a specific workspace at startup [duplicate]

Is there a way to automatically launch a specific software on a specific workspace (i.e. 1, 2, ...)? I'm using Debian sid with Xfce 3.14.
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How to only install security updates on debian

Because of the Shell Shock bug I need to make updates on some of our machines. But I am not sure if all of the packages suggested in apt-get upgrade are OK for my system. In other words I am not sure ...
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High precision scheduler daemon

I'm looking for a scheduler daemon like cron, but with at least seconds precision so I can use it for a radio automation app. I've heard conflicting rumors about cron's ability to handle seconds. If ...
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lxc-start: No cgroup mounted on the system

Trying to start a Linux container, I get the following: lxc-start: No cgroup mounted on the system OS is Debian 7.
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Accidentally deleted /dev/tty, how to bring it back on debian7?

I am on debian 7 and accidentally delete /dev/tty so I cannot sudo su anymore. I can still ssh with my username however when I want to get root rights with sudo su I get following message: sudo: no ...
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URL Rewrite on debian not working

When trying to enable URL rewrite I just can't get it to work. I've enabled it with the command sudo a2enmod rewrite and I've restarted the service using sudo service apache2 restart. However in the ...
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USB fails to be mounted or detected on Debian machine

My lsusb command says this: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0951:1642 Kingston Technology DT101 G2 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 ...
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How to install Binwalk on Debian without installing the graphs libraries?

What is the proper way to install the Binwalk tool on Debian 7.0 without the added graphing capabilities (and it dependencies)? I've read that I can skip the make deps command, but this deps.sh script ...
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How to install Debian Jessie properly onto multiple devices with BTRFS in mode RAID 1?

As a short introduction I'm going to tell you, what kind of setup I have and what I want to achieve. After that I try to explain my problem. Since this is my first question on U&L I have to ...
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LC_ALL: cannot change locale

When I log into my server (Debian 7) through PuTTY, I get greeted by a message saying: -bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_GB.UTF-8). Then, when I try to run almost any ...
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Using pre-seeding and boot params for completely un-attended Debian install

I'm trying to use simple-cdd to create an complete unattended install of debian. I have created a preseed file that gets used - but the installer is still asking me three questions What is my region ...
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How can I change login while authenticating on SSH?

It's hard for me to express exactly what I mean, so I'll explain it in a few steps: I'm connecting with SSH, and server ask me for login. I write login, and then it asks me for password. I realize ...
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Can't FTP into Google Compute Engine instance using Debian

After trying to setup vsftpd on my google compute engine instance, I was unable to completely connect to the FTP server. After attempting to login with FileZilla, I got this response: Status: ...
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Why can I not source a file with the default cron installed on a debian wheezy server? [closed]

I use cron for years now. In order to load all my environment variables at once, I define them in a dedicated file (often but not always .bashrc) that I source in the crontab: * * * * * (. ...
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Disable incoming telnet connections

I'm trying to secure my Debian server, and noticed that if I type telnet myserverip port# then anyone can see my ssh version. I'm a bit worried that people can do some harm aside from that. How can I ...
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Unable to install package via APT

While attempting to install the package sw-nginx I encountered the following error messages: 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/327 kB of archives. After ...
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Debian TUI to GUI

I have a console-only version of Debian (latest one). Is there any way to upgrade to the GUI without having to reinstall the whole system?
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udev rules fail to run a script on addition of usb device

Here is a simple rule I created in /etc/udev/rules.d/21-persistent-local.rules for my Seagate 500 GB expansion drive which uses a USB interface on a Debian machine running inside a VM. ...
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Debian Server Login Error

Forgot password, booted into root recovery to reset root password. Now any other userid login produces the message "The system is going down for reboot on . . .", a pause, then "Login incorrect". ...
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Show server processes in debian 7

someone who can take me out, please... I have a server were 7 and want to see exactly which process runs at a certain time, for example:: Every day at 3:00 am.
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Fix broken permissions on /var (or any other system directory)

Long story short, I destroyed /var and restored it from backup - but the backup didn't have correct permissions set, and now everything in /var is owned by root. This seems to make a few programs ...
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hostapd on Debian Linux opens WLAN Hotspot, but I can't connect to it

I have a Debian Wheezy machine with hostapd running. I want it to make a WPA2-PSK secured WLAN Hostpot. I can see the Hotspot from my Android phone, but every time I try to connect to it, it shows ...
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SSH pipe broke while running apt upgrade. What can I do about it?

I was connected to my aws debian wheezy server and while running apt-get upgrade the ssh pipe broke. I didn't use screen or anything, so I don't think there's a way to recover that session. If I ...
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Process 'rtorrent' showing as “main” when run in screen

So I'm running "rtorrent" in screen (detached) and in ps/top, it seems to show the process as "main" instead of "rtorrent". It shows the real process name in "htop". #ps -u USER PID TTY TIME ...
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Change password hashing to PBKDF2 on Debian-based OS

I'm looking for a way to change the hashing scheme on my Debian-based OS from sha512 to pbkdf2. Searching the internet hasn't helped much. The closest I've got is this question: Enable Blowfish-based ...
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Debian, ActiveDirectory and Password

I have joined a Debian Wheezy to a Win server 2003 with Active Directory, following this guide: Everything goes well except for the password change. I am not able to change the password of my domain ...
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Running proprietary firmware in virtualized environment, but not in host environment

I've got a fresh install of Debian Wheezy on my laptop, and for security reasons I would like to not have any proprietary firmware running on this system. However, I require the iwlwifi non-free ...
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Debian, Dibbler, IPv6 and Bridging Woes

I'm currently trying to setup my Dedibox LT as a virtualisation (KVM) server. I've elected to use Debian instead of Proxmox or ESXi for various reasons. Currently I'm having problems with getting ...
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How to display contents of mounted /boot and '/' root partitions?

How to display contents of mounted /boot and '/' root partitions of Debian on SSD drive from Linux Live CD? I know ls -1 to list directory contents, but what is exact steps to get this?
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Finding all software packages in Debian that provide a particular alternative

The Debian distribution has the Debian Alternatives System. From the Wiki: The Debian alternatives system creates a way for several programs that fulfill the same or similar functions to be ...
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Add packages to Debian live CD

I have to customize a Debian live CD with some files I have created. Until now I have extracted the official iso to a folder, uncompressed filesystem.squashfs, added my files, recompressed ...
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Wlan configuration when there is a portal login

At a conference as we speak. Have a small embedded device running Debian that has no GUI. Trying to connect to confrence wifi which is open, i.e. no security, but has a type of web portal login page ...
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Error while installing glibc-2.14 from source

The version of glibc in the repository is 2.13 so I couldn't use apt-get to install it. I downloaded the source code of glibc-2.14, but when I run ./configure command I get this error: checking for ...
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Linux packages - Separate Python's external libraries from the system

I read this articles (check What About Python CLI Tools?). Well, this is obivous, separate external Python packages from your System Python's site-packages. When doing a sudo apt-get install package ...
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What's limiting my CPU usage in forked processes?

I am running some long-running programs (for scientific purposes) on a multi-core Linux box. The processes are controlled by a small daemon which restarts the next job when one finishes (I run 3-6 at ...
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Running Linux on Smartphone

I have recently thought about buying a cheap second hand smartphone and install Linux on it as an experiment. I am sure this has been asked a lot but I cant seem to find an answer: Is there anyway ...
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Can't find vboxdrv on Debian Testing after installing Virtualbox.

Virtualbox refuses to load up any virtual machines, due to vboxdrv not being loaded. I have tried most things. From uninstalled everything virtualbox related, then installing linux-headers then dkms, ...
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How to access and edit GRUB files on SSD from Live CD?

Is it possible to access and edit GRUB files on SSD from Live CD? I need edit /etc/grub.d/10_linux /boot is in separate partition on SSD. If that's possible, how to do this using Knoppix Live CD?
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Locale environment variable settings do not take effect

I have a Debian 6 (64-bit) VPS where I cannot seem to get the locale environment variables LANG and LC_* set. (Everything below as root). vps:~# locale -a C POSIX en_US.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 vps:~# locale ...
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owncloud webDAV access

I have been trying to mount my owncloud server to my debian (stable with backports) system following the tutorial on owncloud website the command line part. ...
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Debian Wheezy on Samsung NP900X3A some Fn Keys don't work

I've gone through all questions and tutorials on how to solve this problem. They weren't meant for my Laptop version but "close enough". Unfortunately they didn't help. This is the case. # ...
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How can I made a Debian ports like repo?

Is there a way to have only a debian folder and build the package (downloading and unpacking the sources) automatic? I've seen uscan but it scans for new packages, it doesn't allow to have a fixed ...
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how to fix key lag on laptop on startup in battery mode?

I have an XPS 13 Developer Edition Dell Laptop running Debian GNU/Linux Jessie (testing). When the laptop starts up on battery power, the keyboard is so unresponsive that it is a real struggle to ...
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Private VPN compression for faster internet

Background: I'm a student, and currently the WiFi connection at my school is very slow (dead slow). I have an 8Gb 4G data-plan, but even with that, I'm running short at the end of the month. I have ...
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cannot install locales in Debian 7 due to unmet dependencies

So instead of including the wheezy-backport in my sources.list I had the bright idea of adding jessie directly. Realising my mistake I cut out of and apt-get update/upgrade midway through and then ...
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ntpd installed to local directory, now have two versions

I got the latest version of ntpd because the binary releases have vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, after I built it and ran make install, it was installed to /usr/local/sbin, but the system is running ...
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30 second gap in boot process

I did a full upgrade on my Debian system (jessie/sid). Unfortunately there is now a 30 second gap on the bootup and I really don't know where it comes from and where I have to look to find it. I ...