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gcc on debian - Matlab interferes with ffmpeg?

This is a quite confusing problem. I wanted to use youtube-dl and it stops with the following error message from ffprobe (ffmpeg): ffprobe: ...
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debian: unnecessary essential packages in a chroot environment

I have set up debian 8 (jessie) in a chroot environment (on an android phone, but that is not important to this question), and noticed that it is quite large. I have then removed all packages that are ...
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Is there a reason I would not add /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin, /sbin to my path on Debian?

Compare Debian (left) and Ubuntu (right): $ ifconfig $ ifconfig bash: ifconfig: command not found eth0 Link encap ... $ which ifconfig ...
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sending an email on command line: “550 aliases” error

I am trying to send an e-mail from Linux command line by executing: echo "this is a test" | mail -s Subject <email address> The error I get is: send-mail: RCPT TO:<email address> (550 ...
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Installing handbrake on Debian - Wheezy server

I'm trying to install the handbrake CLI onto my debian(wheezy) server. I've tried to imitate an answer here but it is not working. I've added deb http://cdn.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main to ...
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How is python invocation different when launched by Nagios nrpe?

When invoked with python2 after importing os and sys, the following function runs successfully but acts incorrectly when invoked by Nagios nrpe: def get_proc1_open_files(): # Set proc1_children ...
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Is there a text-editor in GNU/Linux where CTRL++ for making font bigger works?

In GNU/Linux all the text editors I have used I have go to and make the font bigger size via going through the menu. Is there a text-editor where you can use or bind CTRL++ and CTRL+- to zoom in and ...
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Issues with connecting to open WiFi network via /etc/network/interfaces

I've previously been able to connect to an open WiFi network on a BeagleBone with a WiFi dongle by adding the following to /etc/network/interfaces: auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 # For automatic ...
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increasing puppet storeconfigs timeout

I have a small cluster consisting of a fileserver and six nodes. The six nodes need to be 100% identical, so I'm using puppet to manage them. There's a few reasons why I want to be able to use ...
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unable to connect to internet using terminal debian 8

EDIT / UPDATE: firstly i was trying debian without desktop so that i can learn and spent my time on installing and playing with debian but as I was not able to connect to internet using command line ...
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How can I install the latest version of mono?

This question has answers noting how to install the latest version of mono on debian. Additionally, this page notes that once you've run the following, you should be able to install the latest ...
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Automounting vfat usb drive

I use debian 8 with kde-full package, everything is up-to-date. I have 4 usb flash drives: all of them are formatted in Windows OS. But only Sandisk "14.9 GiB Removable Media" is automounted ...
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Why `host` and `nslookup` on Ubuntu resolve hostnames while `ping` and `telnet` do not?

I can't use git clone or even apt-get install because I get a "cannot resolve host" error. They were working before, but I have no idea what changed that broke the DNS resolve. I can't find any ...
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How to create a connection to another machine from Debian / KDE / Dolphin

I've got two Debian (Jessie) machines. How do I connect (read-write) thru Dolphin. If I browse Samba Shares / / I can see all the folders from the other machine, but it's read-only. If I try to ...
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To remove repository in Debian 8.1? [duplicate]

I added one conflicting repository by sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio and now I would like to remove the repository in my Debian 8.1. I cannot find it in /etc/apt/sources.list. ...
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DEBIAN connect eth0 do bridged device

I am new in Linux. But I need connect my NTB to bridged device. I connect my NTB to device with ethernet cable and eth0 interface in Debian(kali 2.0). Schema Wifi ...
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Is there a way to have a music piece played the moment you enter into a DE?

Is there a way a music piece played the moment you enter into a DE. It would be best if there was a DE-agnostic way so it wouldn't matter which DE I used/floated through. I am looking for something ...
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switching to debian 8.2.0 x64 from ubuntu 15.04 x64 need help

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04 x64 and now want to switch to Debian so for that I have prepared a bootable usb stick but I don't want to lose my data that are in /home directory of Ubuntu but also ...
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PXE-MOE : Existing ROM error

I am trying to install the debian-8.2.0-amd64 linux on vmware workstation 12 player but every time I tried, I am getting "PXE-MOE: Existing Intel ROM Operating system not found message".I changed the ...
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How do I configure my server to stay hidden unless it receives correct password?

The server is supposed to silently ignore any requests (including ping) unless it receives correct credentials with initial request. Nobody else can tell that the host even exists. I am talking about ...
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Good FTP software for Debian desktop for home networks [closed]

I need a FTP software that I can use in Debian as well as be able to distribute it when I remaster Debian into my own distro. I need it to be able to do both text and graphical but the text based part ...
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newly installed debian gnome 3 hangs at shut down

I have just installed Debian Stable with gnome 3 on my msi laptop MSI GS 60 2PC-247XFR, when I shut down or quit session the system just freezes, here is a quote from my syslog file: Sep 26 17:44:21 ...
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Auto launch a program on login for Raspbian or Debian

I am making a application on the Raspberry Pi, and I want it so if you login to the Pi directly, or through SSH, it will launch this application. This application is made to only work in the ...
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Compiling kernel module Debian 7.9 xillybus

I'm having problems to compile XIllybus kernel module. As this official guide explains (on the top of page 8 of 25) I unpackaged the tar.gz file and compiled the kernel module by typing the make ...
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Is there a way to get all the NEWS.gz which is/was this year in /usr/share/doc/ of $PACKAGENAME.

If people go into /usr/share/doc/$PACKAGENAME (you can use any valid package name which you have installed on your system) you will see that the directory has various files in it, at the very least ...
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yum --download for CentOS with ubuntu?

I have an enterprise network, people seems not willing to download rpm and dependancies for CentOS. How can I yum --download pkg_name --directory my_repo in a system which do not use yum as ...
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How to set ACL on a USB-device

I'm new to acl's so this is blackmagic to me. But what I have is a camera that I want to talk to. So I got a netbooted debian machine: ulf@term13:~(0)$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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Prevent apt-get upgrade from using certain repos

I've added the ubuntu base repo http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid main and a couple of PPAs into my debian installation to get access to some software that's not available on a debian repo. I've ...
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Add fixed PID value to the process

I need to set PID number of my process to fixed value, because I need to kill it with my application when some conditions are met, is it possible to do that?
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Many domains using a single IP address with BIND 9.7

I'm in the middle of migrating and configuring a web server with two domains (with one more in the future), and no sub-domains so far, but using a single IP address (for now). This type of ...
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Installing USB TV UTV383E card in linux

Recently I have bought a USB TV Card UTV383E. How can I install it in Debian Jessie or LUBUNTU. I have both the system installed in same machine, a HP Pro-book 420 ? Any help ?
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How to find installed deb packages needlessly marked as manually installed

Problem statement apt and aptitude both remember which packages were installed automatically as dependencies of some other package or manually for some reason. For various reasons the list of ...
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Debian VirtualBox auto mount fails on startup but works after login: mounting failed with the error: No such device

I have a VirtualBox Debianx64 system installed and I was trying to share a host folder to it. Following a tutorial, I came to a mount command: sudo mount -t vboxsf -o rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 [Virtual ...
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fork() and exec() confusion

As when we do fork on current process, our process as parent process generates child process with same characteristics but different process IDs. So after that, when we do exec() in our child process, ...
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Many strange file with random 6 characters name are created in the root folder in a short time

We found many strange files with random 6 characters name are created in the root folder in a short time at our linux server (Debian wheezy hosting in Google compute engine). All the files are with ...
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rsync and xfr#1, to-chk=0/1, what do they mean?

I do stuff such as :- $ copy debian-8.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso /media/shirish/4719-38E5/ Copy here is an alias for :- $ alias copy alias copy='rsync --progress -ravz' When it does the command it ...
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Unable to reconnect 3g connection after new IP was given

I use Debian Jessie 8.2 and I am using a 3G connection using this modem. The 3G connection works fine, except after 24 hours the connection drops and I cannot reconnect. If I reboot the computer, ...
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Debian: Downgrade from 7.9 to 7.8

Is that possible to downgrade from 7.9 to 7.8 on Debian vm ?
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Server hardware errors?

I have a large data server running ZFS-on-Linux under Debian 6.0.10, which has been running stably for several years. In the last two weeks, however, it's been crashing every few days and throwing ...
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Why is it impossible to run virtual box additions .run file?

Last time I was installing Debian + XFCE on Virtual Box everything went smooth, including virtual box additions which were installed in one click. Since then, the system became much more unfriendly. ...
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udev: Passing parameters via $attr{key} does not work. How to solve it?

I want to enumerate my USB-UART bridges with my own script. The script shall be called with some attributes and return a new devfs node name. I tested the script on console: ./rc3e.py -d ...
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Debian 8.1 with Uboot bootloader cannot run FSCK on reboot

I am running Debian 8.1 on an SD card on a Banana PI with U-boot bootloader. I'm trying to force my system to run fsck on reboot, but no matter what I do, nothing happens. Here are what I have tried ...
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RSync Error in script

At my job, we have a central Backup server, running Debian Wheezy, and on-site servers at each site, also running Debian Wheezy. A few weeks ago, the central office tech emailed me that the backup ...
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Network manager does not connect to new networks

Possibly after apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade, the network manager does not connect to new networks, is even not showing the password which it connects already. I tried to reinstall ...
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GRUB : file not found after an update from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I have an online server which was running Debian Wheezy. Yesterday, I updated it to Jessie. I had no problems during the upgrade, but when I rebooted the machine, it didn't go live. I'm able to ...
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Get an error when trying to install Matlab 2014a on Debian

I'm trying to install Matlab 2014a on Debian Testing. When I run the install script with sudo ./install -javadir /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/ I get this output Preparing installation ...
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SSL request fails during bootup because of wrong date

I have a boot-up script that runs a node application. When I make a request to a server, I get the following error: { [Error: certificate is not yet valid] code: 'CERT_NOT_YET_VALID' } I'm assuming ...
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Messed audio settings, now i have no sound

I was trying to configure sound and while changing settings, specifically controllers, i messed it and now i have no sound. However, when i use the command speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav it ...
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Debian stretch asks for root password in order to mount usb disks after upgrade

After apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade, Debian Stretch started to ask for root password for external usb disks. Creating a /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/55-usb-mount.pkla ...
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GUI ISO to USB tools in Debian or something which is available at github or elsewhere

Are there any GUI ISO to USB tools in Debian? I mean a way in which I could copy the .iso files to a USB/pen-drive. While I know the dd way intimately, am looking for a tool which a normal/lay user ...