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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CPU fan extremely fast even with 0% CPU [closed]

I just reinstalled my operating system (Crunchbang on Debian testing), and all of a sudden the fan is running as fast as it can even with 0% CPU. The air coming out of it is cold. The only CPU ...
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Installing newest Wine in Debian Wheezy

edit: solved by installing Ubuntu again. I've need to newest wine. How could I install it into my Debian Wheezy? If I try from there Gdebi says that I must have libc6 2.17 or greater. Is there any ...
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No video with HTML 5 player in YouTube under Iceweasel

Today I noticed that I get no video (the audio is there) when watching an YouTube video using the HTML 5 player (enabled on http://youtube.com/html5). If I use the Flash player, all works correctly, ...
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I can't login to the graphical interface after a fresh installation of Debian?

I installed Debian 7.3 along with Windows 7, on my Acer Travelmate 2480 (1.73-GHz Intel Celeron M, 80GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Mobile Intel 945GM/GU Express graphics). I downloaded Debian CD-1 and checked its ...
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Setting up Intel Giga PHY I217V on Debian 2.6.32 kernel

Trying to getting the Intel integrated network card driver (Giga PHY Intel I217V) working on Debian (kernel 2.6.32) but I'm having issues. I've downloaded the driver from the Intel website and ...
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Non destructive installation : Ubuntu 13.10 -> Debian 7.2

How to make a non destructive installation of Debian 7.2 over Ubuntu 13.10 ?
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Debian: Create compressed Harddrive for copy

On my Debian system I have a box with certain configuration settings that I like but I've had to change them continuously. There have been times that I've gotten into a some-what irreversible ...
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Samba Share Folder reports that no space is avaiable even though disk is not full

I have a home server with a 2TB Harddisk wich I use to store data. To do so over the network, I use Samba and have two different samba shares I have Debian Wheezy as OS Currently, 42% (729GB) of ...
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List of available services

Is there any command that would show all the available services in my wheezy Debian based OS? I know that in order to see all the running services you can use service --status-all.
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How to restore a DD image file in my primary disk on new debian server

I have a dedicated Debian server at Online.net and I want to change the server by a more powerful (always Debian OS). For that, I have made an image on my old hard disk with this command: dd ...
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Unwanted 32 bits audio sample type with default codecs

I'm running a fresh Debian sid / KDE with Pulseaudio and the VLC/Phonon backend (default). When I play a (16 bits) mp3 file with most of my players (VLC/cVLC, SMplayer, Juk, etc), the Pulseaudio ...
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Debian 6 VM server - network connectivity problem

I'm having a problem with a Debian 6 VM server where it looses network connectivity and doesn't come back (server does not respond to pings, and can't connect to any services). This is a wired network ...
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Aptitude - uninstalling autoinstalled packages that are recommended by other packages

I am running a Debian Wheezy install on a system where space is tight. Hence, I've turned off the "Automatically install recommended packages" option. The problem occurs if I install a package which ...
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How to migrate the content of one disk on a Raid5?

I have one 1.5Tb HDD with Debian Wheezy. I have also four 2Tb empty HDDs. I want to configure the four 2Tb disks in Raid5 and install LVM. Then migrate the content of the 1.5Tb disk on the Raid5. ...
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validate all packages to be correct

I have two machines. One of which started to act strange lately (aptitude segfaulting, apt requiring a library named lkbm.qo.6). As the broken machine is not vital to me, I don't want to squash and ...
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What does the *.*;auth,authpriv.none -/var/log/syslog line mean in rsyslog config file?

I'm trying to understand the /etc/rsyslog.conf file, but I'm missing something. For example, this is a part of the file: auth,authpriv.* /var/log/auth.log *.*;auth,authpriv.none ...
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GDM3 setting incorrect refresh rate for my monitor on evert launch, despite it being set properly in xorg.conf

I wanted the ability to switch users with gdmflexiserver, so I switched from KDM to GDM, and ever since, it has been setting up incorrect refresh rate on every launch, requiring me to manually change ...
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Installing OpenMediaVault without keyboard and monitor

So I got the parts to my server delivered and assembled it. Now I have the problem that I don't have access to a monitor or keyboard and would like to install OMV to my server. I plan on running the ...
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Can I remove *-dev packages if I'm not compiling apps from source code?

I rarely compile source code myself and mostly install stuff using apt-get. So, can I safely uninstall all those *-dev files? Or are some apps reliant on them?
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How to add Flash support on a PowerPC debian

I have a PowerBook G4 running Debian. I followed the instructions from the debian wiki but for installation, it just said Install flashplugin-nonfree (from section contrib). I was not sure ...
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Accessing /home/user data from an Ubuntu system mounted as external drive on Debian wheezy [closed]

I just switched my Hard Drives and I would like to copy my data from the old HDD to the new HDD. I have mounted the old HDD at /mnt, it is a LVM Ubuntu partition. What I would like to do is copy my ...
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Where to I copy mouse cursor themes in xfce 4.8

I'm running Debian wheezy, xfce 4.8. Where do I copy mouse cursor themes I downloaded from xfce-look? If you can give me the location to copy themes, icons, and cursors I would really appreciate it. ...
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How to auto-mount all USB-devices at same USB socket to same mountpoint

I have a small computer with 2 USB sockets : A and B. I want any external USB disk, attached to socket A - to be mounted as "deviceA" I want any external USB disk, attached to socket B - to be ...
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Installing packages from LMDE on debian wheezy

I downloaded thunderbird from LMDE repo and tried to install it on my debian wheezy machine, using apt-get install I get a ton of this garbage output; Note, selecting 'iceape-l10n-cs' for regex '.' ...
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Is it possible to execute a script as first at shutdown/reboot on Debian?

I am currently trying to register a script (located in the /etc/init.d) in a way that makes this script being executed as the first script/programm at shutdown/reboot (change to running level 0 or 6). ...
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Listing users and usergroups in Raspbian

It surprised me, that no search has led me to such a simple question like this one. All I want is to get a list of users and usergroups (whatever the second thing actually is). I've found many ...
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How to purge dbus configuration?

I get some various errors at boot from dbus in my logs: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call" ... I've been running this Debian sid system (systemd init) for years, so I ...
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How should I populate my new program to Debian repository?

I want some of my programs to be in standard Debian repository to be available for users of Debian/Ubuntu, first in Sid, then, if eveything will be OK, eventually available for just apt-get install. ...
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Start terminal on Debian login

I am able to login automatically into Debian. I changed the /etc/gdm3daemon.conf file to do so. What I'm having trouble doing now is getting the terminal window to appear after the login. I need to ...
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How to disable DNS caching or override TTL for a certain hostname?

I've set up my own dynamic DNS service by using a script to automatically update the A record for a subdomain of one of my domains. The host with the dynamic IP address runs, among other things, a ...
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bash completion not working for one user

On my Debian Wheezy system I have several users. For one user, lets call him martin (UID 1000) bash completion is not working. It works fine for all other users, even though they all use the same ...
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Debian: keep custom changes in initscript

I had to modify the initscript for Postfix /etc/init.d/postfix to customize it for my special needs. Now I want to ensure, that in case of the postfix package being updated in the future (I am running ...
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Find all web servers in the repository

I need to find all the web servers available from the repository for an ARM-based Debian appliance. I ran the following, but it returns too many hits (including libraries, etc.): apt-get update ...
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How to install a single Jessie package on Wheezy?

I want to install a single package (and its dependencies, but only to the extent those are not satisfiable in Wheezy) from Debian Jessie onto my Wheezy system, without upgrading "everything and the ...
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Can removed Debian packages have leftover files?

I noticed a weird thing in my /etc/init.d files and tried to look a bit what was going on. Here's my problem: # apt-file search /etc/init.d/minissdpd minissdpd: /etc/init.d/minissdpd # ...
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Internet routing between wlan0 and ppp0?

On my Debian Linux device, I have a USB-modem that is connected to the Internet. Its interface name is ppp0. I also have a USB-wireless adapter, where I am hosting a Access Point. Its interface name ...
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How to set up server networking on Debian?

I'm helping a friend to set up a media server for his new house. I've installed Debian 7.2.0 and I'm trying to get the network up and running. The physical set-up is like this: Other ...
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python3.3 build from source

When running make test while doing a build from source for python3.3 I had 25 tests skipped and 14 skips unexpected on linux. OS Debian 7.0 64 bit server. How can I figure out what packages are ...
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Add ssh user with minimum rights for backup [duplicate]

I have a small server running Debian and I want to add an account with SSH access for backups. The user of this account should have no console access. He can only transfer (backup) data via SCP ...
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How to enable touchpad scrolling and tapping in Debian Wheezy KDE?

I'm trying to turn on scrolling and tapping with my laptop's touch-pad (the 2 left and right buttons are ok). I'm on Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) KDE-desktop and I have a Synaptic touch-pad. My laptop is an ...
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Gnome graphical interface failed to load

I have Debian Linux with Gnome on my laptop. My laptop dropped from a chair (It was off at that moment). I turned it on. It loads to text mode directly. I log in and run startx. It runs and mouse ...
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Weird memory spikes in Debian VPS

I run a medium VPS (4GB RAM) as a web server. I host some private Ruby on Rails sites with Apache and mod_passenger. I also have two legacy apps which run with "passenger standalone" (two Nginx ...
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raid1: how to synchronize harddisks (Debian 6)

My system is Linux/Debian 6, using GPT (GUID Partition Table). If I run the command cat /proc/mdstat I see the following situation: Personalities : [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] ...
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Use encrypted /home in fresh Debian created in Mint

I usually use my Linux Mint 15 installation on my PC. I have separate / and /home partitions. /home is encrypted with ecryptfs, which I did not configure myself, I just ticked the "encrypt home" when ...
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Debian 7.2 xfce flash is not working. it gives a white box

i have just installed debian. i then installed flashplugin-nonfree. iceweasel and firefox give a white box in place of the video. so i installed hal for some reason. still no change. here is a video ...
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How do I get Wicd to use other drivers in Debian 7.2 Xfce?

I have an old laptop with Debian Xfce 7.2 with a wireless-n pcmcia card. NetworkManager and Wicd have the same issues with Wi-Fi, especially with authentication. The card works perfect on Ubuntu ...
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After upgrade, X button in titlebar no longer closes xterm

In theory, pressing the close button should close an xterm. It did before I did an aptitude upgrade. (I'm running Debian testing). But now it doesn't—clicking the X does nothing—but only for some ...
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How to find where I have set “umask 077”?

When logged in as root, I have umask set to 077 which causes problems (such as /etc/resolv.conf being unreadable for non-root and thus DNS not working. I don't know where I have set the umask 077. It ...
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Launch Iceweasel (Firefox) window undecorated

I am on Debian, where firefox is called Iceweasel. I would like it to start undecorated. I have added the following to my .config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml, but it has no effect: <application ...
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Debian 7 apt is upgrading my custom backported package with the “official” identical version!

and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. I have run apt-get ...