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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Encryption Linux system after installation

Is it possible to encrypt a Linux system (Mint, Debian based) after installation? For an "on the fly" usage. My system is both : a client (www, ethernet), a local server (wifi). I am working on a ...
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Encrypt Debian-based system

I have a kind-of-raspberries park, all connected via VPN to a single one server. I'd like to encrypt each rasp', in order to avoid intrusions, if one is stolen/thieft. Each rasp' has already a system ...
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Debian systemd network-online.target not working?

So, I'm trying to make systemd service on Debian Jessie. I need it to start after network-online.target is reached. The problem is network-online.target fires in the same time as network.target and ...
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Has anyone gotten deboostrap for jessie working from an Ubuntu host?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and trying to build an armhf Debian image for Jessie. I've done this before for Wheezy. The debootstap script doesn't seem to work if the target is Jessie however. Any ...
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Private APT repository not upgrading

I am involved in developing a product based on Linux which was to be utilizing APT as an auto-update system. I've created 3 versions of the package in .deb format. They have the same package name ...
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Debian 8.1 Stretch (testing) - can't use switch language (keyboard) hotkeys with anything else

I'm a linux-beginner. After 2 weeks of using XUbuntu 15 I switched to Debian 8.1 testing. Installed everything using graphics expert install, using MATE as my default DE. So basically got one big ...
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Debian Jessie Steam Crash on Launch

When running Steam, freshly installed, on Debian Jessie, I get the following error: $usr/bin/steam Running Steam on debian 8 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad ...
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Where can I find an index of preseed options?

I'm interested in a list of all Debian and Ubuntu preseed options, more specifically preseed options for Debian. I have seen the preseed example text for Jessie, but I have no way to list all ...
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SDL rtf for debian?

I’ve seen SDL image, SDL GFX, and SDL TTF libraries in the Debian package archive, but not SDL rtf. Does this exist? When I search "libsdl2" in the archive, it doesn't turn up.
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Debian 8 - Update Iptables on boot

I am in the process of porting my "configure openvpn server" from ubuntu 14 to debian 8. So far it works well except for this section: # Set up iptables to forward packets for vpn and do this upon ...
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Samba install error [closed]

I was trying to reinstall samba after, I think uninstalling it correctly. After it is installed the samba daemon will not start. {FAIL} Starting Samba daemons: nmbs failed! invoke=rc.d: initscript ...
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Update Unison in the default Debian repositories

Unison is a cross-platform file synchronisation software. The latest version available on Debian is outdated: Debian has version 2.40.102-2 while other systems have version 2.48.3. The thing is, ...
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Problem using ecryptfs when /home mounted in two different systems

I have three partitions on my disk: Linux Mint Debian Edition (Kernel 3.11-2-amd64) /home Debian Testing (Kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64) Both systems mount the /home partition, which is encrypted using ...
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Bootstrap new gnome machine with applications

I'm looking for a way to bootstrap new dev machines with applications. Currently we use OSX with kitchenplan and homebrew to bootstrap dev machines. Are there any good solutions for this on Linux?
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Debian 8: login screen freezes

I am running Debian 8.1 64bit (english version) running in an VMWare Workstation 11.1 environment on a Windows 8.1 host: > uname --all > Linux DebianWorkstation 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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I installed Debian 8 on a UEFI laptop, but it isn`t booting

Last time I used linux was a long time ago, Debian six had just been released, and those days I would install it with tranquility in any system. I thought it would be the same now, as I`m on windows ...
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Understanding where disk space has gone?

I am using Debian. df -h shows me that I'm using around 275GB: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 315G 274G 26G 92% / udev ...
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df -h shows only half the disk space I thought I had?

I am a Linux newbie. I'm working on a DigitalOcean Debian droplet that in theory is supposed to offer 640GB of disk. When I do df -h this is what I see: Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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How can I get all `apt-get` commands that I've issued since I launched a Debian server?

I need to go back to basics on a VPS but I don't want to wipe it clean. I understand that Debian stores apt-get commands somewhere, but these are separated in to separate log files. Is it possible ...
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Resolv.conf modification breaks DNS [closed]

This is an odd one but I seem to be unable to solve it. I'm creating a visual user interface to modify internet settings on Debian Wheezy (and other debian versions/derivatives that are incidentally ...
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Restart firewall from bash file

I need to restart firewall periodically, so I created a bash file to add it to CRON tables. In terminal, I restart firewall using command: service firewall restart but if I have similar line in ...
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how to get 32 bit kernel headers in 64 bit debian jessie installation [duplicate]

aptitude search linux-headers provides this: p linux-headers-3.16.0-4-all - All header files for Linux 3.16 (meta-pack p linux-headers-3.16.0-4-all-amd6 - All header files for Linux 3.16 ...
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How to boot from USB on Debian?

So I did a minimal install of debian jessie (without X) and now I am trying to boot linux mint USB install which I made with Unetbootin. It doesn't boot the install and pressing F12 only gives me BIOS ...
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preventing dpkg-buildpackage using /usr/bin as installation destination

Briefly, I am building a Debian package. Everything works fine with packaging except the point, that after packaging my application is always in the /usr/bin folder. It's actually a Python ...
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Steam on Debian Jessie

Whenever I try to start Steam on Debian Jessie via the console, I get the following output: Running Steam on debian 8 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception ...
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Debian jessie without desktop

So, I installed debian Jessie on my computer. And it does not have any desktop. I have used numerous of different commands but it just say cannot be found. Thanks for the help. EDIT! One way to fix ...
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How to power cycle a USB device on Beagleboneblack?

When I reboot my Beaglebone-black the USB modem does not start up. I need to unplug the modem, reboot the bbb and plug it for it to work. How do I fix this? I suspect that I need to power cycle USB 1 ...
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Debian WiFi crash problem

Sorry for my bad english. On a distribution debian wheezy I configured a router AP. I set up a bridge between a VLAN eth0.102 and wlan wlan0. For configuring WiFi I installed the drivers for the ...
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Undesired shutdown on low battery - Debian Testing

I'm currently using Debian Testing (stretch) after a hard drive crash on my laptop, but I'm facing a weird issue with it. The laptop (Acer 5830TG) has a non-removable three-cell 6000mAh Li-Ion ...
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How do I transfer installed packages and settings from one distro to another?

I've been exploring learning and about the Linux system via VirtualBox for a few month's and decided that I want to make it my main OS and install it on my hard-drive. I have a number of files, ...
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Debian 8: Shell “service” command works quietly [closed]

I reinstalled Debian 8 Jessie on my vserver recently. I noticed an anomaly to previous versions: The service command shows no confirmation message anymore. If I want to restart e.g. the ssh service ...
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Configuring Apache 2.4 to permit CGI on Debian Jessie

I’m new to Sysadmin and Apache configuration. Trying to get AWStats running, but in troubleshooting have gotten to trying to run a simple Hello World (html output) script on port 8888 and have been ...
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How can I update or upgrade BOSS Linux by terminal?

I use EduBOSS Linux 3.0. Since installation I still not update my OS. But I want to solve some Audio, Video and Graphics problems. To solve that problems I want update my BOSS Linux. How can I ...
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Having problems when connecting pppoe in my Kali Linux

Here is my log: Jun 6 04:57:23 unknown pppd[3333]: pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0 Jun 6 04:57:36 unknown dbus[2534]: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.Avahi': timed out Jun 6 ...
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wlan0 device missing

I can't seem to get my wifi working and I feel i've exhausted google's search capabilities. Here is the output of lspci for the device 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation ...
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Can't get Intel HD 5500 graphics to work with Debian

I'm using Debian 8, but my integrated graphics card does not seem to be used. This is on an Asus Zenbook UX303 which uses HD 5500 integrated graphics: $ sudo lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Sometimes-but-not-always tiny font via VNC?

I'm using tightvncserver on a Debian 7.8 to access the machine from Windows. The Windows machine has a 4K resolution, so I've manually set the -geometry to be quite large. The first couple times I ...
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Compile OpenBroadcaster on Debian

Trying to compile obs on debian like here described: https://github.com/jp9000/obs-studio/blob/master/INSTALL gives me this error: Linking C shared library libobs.so /usr/bin/ld: ...
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IP packet forwarding in Debian

I have a physical network set up with machines A←–→B←–→C.  IP and Ethernet configurations are summarized as following: A(eth0: 10.10.10.2) ←—→ (eth0: 10.10.10.3)B(eth1: 192.168.0.3) ←—→ (eth1: ...
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HTML5 audio stuttering, how to debug Pulseaudio?

i've got a strange issue with audio playback on html5 videos (youtube for example). The Video plays fine, but the sound has dropouts for about 1 second almost every minute. Is there a way to debug ...
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Mediatomb apt source on Debian Jessie

I would like to install Mediatomb on my Debian Jessie. I keep seeing everywhere that people install it as simple as sudo apt-get install mediatomb but apparently I don't have mediatomb in my ...
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Metasploit target reverse connection

well, I found many tutorials on how to open a meterpreter session on devices. But this devices must be on the same network of the computer from I launch the attack (because the lhost often looks like ...
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How to install latest NodeJS on Debian Jessie?

I just installed NodeJS & NPM on Debian Jessie using the recommended approach: apt-get install curl curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | bash - apt-get install -y nodejs However it’s a ...
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Unable to start proftpd server debian 8

I'm trying to configure an ftp server on debian 8. I'm using the basic conf file of proftpd: http://www.proftpd.org/docs/configs/basic.conf Now when I try to start the server I get this error: ...
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Is Linux Mint Debian Edition free software?

I was reading the list of Free GNU/Linux distro's on http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html and found Debian to be "optionally free" (http://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html). To me, that ...
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nmap doesn't detect opened port [closed]

I'm testing some vulnerabilities on a machine which has the port 22333 opened (it's used as the ssh port, and I can connect to it without any problem and I can get connected as well with the telnet ...
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Force IPv4 over IPv6 only for certain addresses

I'm currently running Debian 8 and I'm trying to force applications like Google Chrome to use IPv4 over IPv6 only for certain sites. My ISP natively offers IPv6 and it's amazing on all websites that ...
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load balance router

i am do live far away from the local exchange and the DSL is quite unstable. it can get days without service. so i decided to invest in a usb 3g stick (10GB/month, ppp0 in my system) and a usb wifi ...
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Does CVE 2006-7098 require access (being a logged in) to the vulnerable Debian?

I'm studying the vulnerabilities of an old version of Apache, the 1.3.34. And I don't quite understand in what exact situation the CVE 2006-7098 vulnerability can be exploited. The README included in ...
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Scheduler in Debian (Raspbian)

In what file or files would I find the kernal process scheduler for Debian and/or Raspbian? I would like to organize some Operating Systems Concepts labs by recompiling the existing scheduler with ...