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Difference between make-kpkg and make deb-pkg

I would like to know the exact difference between make-kpkg and make deb-pkg . This question asks almost the same thing but with no satisfying answers. Previously I was using make -j `getconf ...
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Multiple DHCP services on Debian Jessie (systemd)

Since I want to add an IPv6 DHCP server (using ISC's dhcpd) additionally to run parallel to my IPv4 DHCP server on my Debian Jessie (systemd) box another instance of dhcpd needs to be started but this ...
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Is it possible with quassel to tell to not join a channel at the start itself.

Quassel has both a distributed core-client as well as monolithic core+client IRC client as well. I am using the monolithic one. [$] aptitude search quasse ...
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Moving certain files to new location (and appending the datettime)

I have two Directories: /routea/path/to/dir1 /routeb/path/to/dir2 in dir1 I have some files: file.name file.name.1 file.name.2 file.name.3 (There may be more than the 4 files). I need to move ...
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Single read filter csv based on 1st column values

I have a gigantic csv file that is around a GB in size. The csv's 1st column contains around 300 unique integer values. I want to process the csv once and save the output to different files based on ...
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keyboard works incorrectly for virtualbox ubuntu 15.04 guest in debian jessie host

When typing in gnome-terminal in ubuntu guest cursor for displayed text periodically shifts left and after 1 second shift back to right showing inputted characters. When pressing tab console first ...
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fast video playback in debian jessie

Video plays too fast in flash browser plugin and some of the video players but not VLC. Installation is fresh except that Nvidia driver is installed.
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Debian 8 : where are default static routes set?

i'm facing a strange problem with my newly installed Debian 8 box : default static routes are missing the 0.0.0.0 destination route. $ sudo route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway ...
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Can apt query a package repo for the creation date of a package's files?

How can apt query a package repo for the creation date of a package's files? It is possible for apt to query a package repository for the creation dates for the files of a package , based on the ...
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doublecmd starting very slow

On previous installation of Debian, there was no problem. Double Commander starded immediatelly. The same on Mint. But I have a new installation of Debian and the doublecmd starts up to 30 seconds. ...
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How to launch i7z_GUI?

I tried many ways to launch an application i7z_GUI on Debian, but it just won't start. I tried it both as root as shown below and as a user. su-to-root -X -c /usr/sbin/i7z_GUI gksu -u root /usr/sbin/...
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Better logging than /var/log/dpkg.log of package-management?

Has there been some better logging tools than /var/log/dpkg.log as /var/log/dpkg.log seems to have just installations and upgrades but nothing about removals . Also it seems a bit chaotic, does ...
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Wrong directory association in Cinnamon applets on Debian 8

I'm on Debian 8 testing, installed Cinnamon together with the OS. It was working ~fine -some quirks here and there but nothing critical- until I compiled and installed bomi (make + make install). Now ...
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How to upgrade Kernel from 2.6 to latest?

I am currently running Debian 8.2 (I know this is for Ubuntu questions but I do believe the process is similar) And I can't seem to be able to upgrade my Kernel. The current version is: 2.6.32-308....
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Issues with X and xrandr on Debian

I am having an issue that I think is associated with X, xrandr and maybe WM I am using. I am on Debian 8 stable, updated; Intel graphics, i3wm, no DE lightDM (not sure if this is relevant, but at ...
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Generate a SSH pair with AES-256-CBC

Okay its easy to create a ssh pair with ssh-keygen, but how do I generate with ssh-keygen a ssh pair which allows me to use AES-256-CBC? The default one is always AES-128-CBC, I tried already ...
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Brightness controls not working after BIOS update

I am running Debian Jessie on my Thinkpad X220. Yesterday, after flashing a new BIOS on the laptop, the brightness keys stopped working on Debian. I can change the brightness during the BIOS bootup ...
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How to connect to Bluetooth headset on Debian 8.1

I have a Bluetooth headset Suicen AX610. My system is Debian 8.1. I want to do run my headset, but I can't. The debian 8.1 can find the headset, But, the debian 8.1 can't pairing the headset, ...
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Where to find the logs of the services started by systemd at computer boot?

I am running a Debian unstable with systemd, at boot I have a few services which are marked as FAILED (and not OK), but the log is too fast for me to grab the name of the failed service. I wonder if ...
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Creating inter-terminal applications for Linux systems

On a Debian machine, I have the BSD games installed, but I wanted to know if it was possible for the monop game to be played with other users on the server. This type of inter-terminal play is a ...
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Upgrade OSX (Macbook Pro) when it has a Debian dualboot

On my Macbook Pro, I have a Debian/OSX dualboot, the partition looks like the following on OSX: bash-3.2$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Debian Jessie removing leafpad

I have installed Debian Jessie, in short: graphical Installation mostly options set to default software selected to install: Debian desktop LXDE SSH server standard system utilities Then ...
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Unable to receive ARP requests. Think it's a buggy driver. How to fix?

I have this problem with my laptop running Debian Jessie. I cannot gain any kind of network visibility on it from devices in the same network. I can't ARP the laptop, but the strangest thing is that ...
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mount through fuseiso9660 appending ;1 to filenames

I want to mount iso9660 files without root permissions through some program and I have chosen fuseiso9660 for this purpose. But whenever I use the command fuseiso9660 /path/to/iso /mountpoint/under/...
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Will old stable in debian receive non-security updates after the release of stable?

As jessie is released ,wheezy will be provided security updates till 2016. My question is :Will wheezy receive non-security updates after jessie is released?
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apt-get broken after banana pro power off

My banana pro (similar to raspberry pi) got shutdown during installation owncloud server via apt-get because of the power loss in the building. When I rebooted it says, that E: dpkg was interrupted, ...
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the case of the missing /usr/bin/jexec

I was upgrading a package when I came across the following - $ sudo aptitude install openjdk-9-jre=9~b87-1 openjdk-9-jre-headless=9~b87-1 -y The following packages will be upgraded: openjdk-9-jre ...
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Systemd weirdness: Cannot add dependency, file exists

I have a Debian armel machine running wheezy, upgraded to Debian Testing today. As you can guess from the title, systemd is weird in two ways: 1) On boot, a swath of errors "Cannot add dependency X ...
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Any text-editor which list numbers of words in a file?

Does anybody of a GUI FOSS text-editor which shows number of words by default in a document. If not the one in which having such a preference is the easiest. I am looking for a text-editor which ...
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how do I do file-listing of all files/packages in an .iso to stdout or to a file?

I am looking to do a file-listing of all files/packages in an .iso either to stdout or to a file. It would be nice if the file-listing is complete as in $ls -l so I have all the necessary data to ...
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apt-get install python-minimal:armhf removed KDE; what now?

Environment: Debian 8.0 (Jessie), x64, KDE desktop, with armhf architecture added for cross-compilation to BeagleBone. While building Boost 1.55, I needed the python package. Makes sense, as Boost ...
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Problem upgrading Jessie To Stretch

After I modified the sources.list file and changed everything from where it said "Jessie" to "Stretch", I did an apt-get update and it didn't work. So I did an apt-get dist-upgrade, and it got stuck ...
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Debian Linux 8, GUI not starting

Actually I am having Debian Linux 8 installed in my system. For the first few days Debian GUI came directly whenever I started. I don't know why, but after one week while I powered on the system, ...
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Compiling OpenSSL 1.0.2d on Debian Lenny ARMv5 returns libcrypto.so errors

I'm compiling OpenSSL 1.0.2d on Debian Lenny ARMv5 embedded system: detrayz:~/openssl-1.0.2d# uname -a Linux detrayz 2.6.24.4 #1 Fri Sep 17 10:29:48 KST 2010 armv5tejl GNU/Linux I'm following the ...
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How to figure out why Linux crashes

Every so often, my laptop will crash. The screen will freeze, including the cursor, the lock lights (caps lock and the like) will turn off if they were on, though my battery, power, and wifi lights ...
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does anybody know of a GNU/Linux project which has support for both gcc as well as clang?

Does anybody know of a project (apart from the Linux monolithic kernel) where a/the program can be compiled by both the compilers and can be used to observe their performances, any recommendations ? ...
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Can't boot Debian testing after upgrade

I just upgraded Jessie to testing by updating the sources.list and running the apt-get upgrade a reboot then apt-get dist-upgrade. A subsequent reboot revealed that the system won't boot. I receive ...
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Synergy isn't working anymore after lock screen (LightDM)

I'm trying to get Synergy, which is a keyboard and mouse sharing tool, to autostart on a second desktop. I'm using the distro BunsenLabs which is based on Debian Jessie on both desktops, and so I have ...
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Linux sometimes fails to load Synaptics/syclient driver for ALPS touchpad while booting

edit: attaching synaptics.conf would help. See below. I run a laptop with an ALPS touchpad. This shipped with Windows 7 and a poor driver that implied it only supported single-tap and double-scroll. ...
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how to make bash prompt more readable in .bashrc - this is do with date but even overall

This is my .bashrc or at least the section containing the prompt - # uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned # off by default to not distract the user: the focus in ...
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How to enable fifth serial port on Debian 7

I have put a fresh install of Debian 7.9.0 on an ASRock IMB-150 mainboard and only 4 of the 5 on-board serial ports seem to be enabled. root@myhost:~# dmesg | grep tty [ 0.000000] console [tty0] ...
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Installing Qt Creator on Debian

I'm following this guide http://exploringbeaglebone.com/chapter11/ and I am stuck at part Click on the “Qt Versions” tab and click on “Add…” and browse to /usr/bin/ where you should see the ...
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Fonts problem with Debian 8.2

On some websites fonts look like as above.It,s happening in all browsers from iceweasel to chromium. My distro:Debian 8.2 with gnome 3.14.1 Graphics:Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
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Install Debian from the hard disk replacing the host Linux system

I have a old computer that i want to re-purpose into a storage server running debian, as i'm already used to it, but the problem is that the computer is runing Ubuntu and the BIOS only reads floppy ...
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Hostapd - no internet on server

I have setup local "hotspot" on my machine running Debian Jessie. I followed some instructions after which neither of tutorials worked for me. In the end I discovered I had a whitespace (I think) in ...
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Unable to view some language fonts in Debian 8.2

They appear as small square boxes. My distro: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 64-bit.
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How to run full SSD disk check with `fsck` command on system reboot (Debian)?

Please advice how to run full SSD disk check with fsck command on system reboot? (Debian) sdb2 is root, sdb1 is boot partitions. What is recommended options and where to find check report? I would ...
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“askfirst” getty with systemd (“press enter to activate this console”)

On a Debian Jessie system with systemd, how can I configure the terminals so that a message like Press enter to activate this console is displayed and the login prompt does not appear before hitting ...
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Which QT/KDE theme is this?

I am on mate and run only couple of programs from QT/KDE. One of them is qbittorrent I saw that the theme changed and became better but clueless which theme it is and due to which package upgrade ...
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aptitude automatically removes packages, while upgrading php [closed]

I've facing this problem since my debian wheezy distro has been upgraded (I'm currently running ParrotSecurity 1.9 and the current version is 2.0.4). I've added http://dotdeb.org/ to my /etc/apt/...