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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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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How to update an offline Debian 7 to Debian 8

I have an offline Debian 7 server, which I would like to update to Debian 8 at some stage, but I fear I'll do it wrong, so here I go ask you first for best practice to go about this. Currently the ...
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Discrepancy in Owncloud drive size

I have ownCloud running on Debian Raspberry Pi with an 8Gb USB as the drive. Checking the USB is mounted correctly: df -h /dev/sda1 7.3G 20M 6.9G 1% /media/owncloud But my ownCloud Mac ...
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KDE: Leave --> Turn Off Computer not shutting down system

I recently decided to install Debian 8 with the KDE desktop environment. A problem I have been having is shutting down the computer. The computer always restarts even when I tell it to shut down. I ...
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Synaptics touchpad loses its settings intermittently

From time to time, the Synaptics touchpad on my Samsung N145 Plus will lose "advanced features", like scroll area on the right side. I used to have a script to take care of this, IIRC by doing sudo ...
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gedit installation size is too large

have installed Debian Linux, but gedit is not installed along with it. When I attempt to install gedit using apt-get, it prompts to download many packages up to 370 MB, which is strange. I only want ...
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Is it secure to mount with defaults my /chroot partition?

I run debian with GRSECURITY patched kernel. Apache is chrooted with mod_chroot under /chroot For now I have mounted /chroot partition with defaults,nodev. However, Apache need to access ...
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How do I force booting in text mode?

Newer Linux distributions have the idea to boot into graphics modes. The grub menu does this. The init.d system does this. X does this. I can justify X. But both grub and init.d have only caused ...
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What is the correct way to fix the configure error: “Requested 'libdrm_nouveau >= 2.4.33' but version of libdrm_nouveau is 0.6”?

This issue came up when trying to assist a user with the questions: What are the required build dependencies of mesa for Debian-based distros? and How do I backport Mesa on Debian Wheezy?. Mesa on ...
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How to debug : Screen starts blanking after running wget

My system is currently running Cubieez 2.2, a Debian image for CubieTruck. My bash script is tasked with downloading driver files from a server to a specific folder through wget. I've tested this bash ...
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How to chroot to provide a new glibc version to an app?

I am trying to run a program, but when I execute it the following error appears : ./app: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./app) At first I read to ...
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How to know whether Wayland or X11 is being used

So I just installed the latest Kali Linux on my laptop which was based on Debian 7 (olstable). I then dist-upgrad-ed the whole thing to Debian 8. I've always wanted Wayland instead of X11, so I ...
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How do I install a PHP CLI with a usable interactive prompt on Debian Wheezy?

When I install php5-cli on Debian Wheezy (currently testing), the interactive prompt is very unusable due to missing readline support (bug 341868). What's the easiest way to install a version linked ...
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bluetooth file transfer issue in Debian Jessie

I've got a problem with the bluetooth file transfer, my Jessie linux box denies accepting files via BT, and I don't know why: sysconfig log doesn't return any error. The local service config dialog ...
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uninitialized constant XML::SaxParser / Error retrieving bug reports from the server

I use an old LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) installation that went through several repository changes. I've originally tracked LMDE's repositories, then at one point switched to Debian Testing ...
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How to use a D-Link usb network adapter on debian

I have a Debian (squeeze) desktop, and I need to use a D-Link 150 USB Wireless Network Adapter. So far I've done this: $ lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2001:3c18 D-Link Corp. ... After looking ...
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Ubuntu K/FreeBSD

I was wondering if it is possible to alter Debian K/FreeBSD so it becomes Ubuntu? I know there are builds of Debian 7 running on FreeBSD, so would it be possible to get a working Ubuntu system with ...
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Connecting to WEP WiFi/wlan0 using Minimal Debian Wheezy

Alright, I've had a doozy of a time trying to set up wlan0 on a minimal Debian install, meaning I have no DE, but you probably knew that. The problem lies in that I cannot for the life of me get my ...
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Getting the diff of a package update

Before (or after) updating a package with apt-get update, how can I view the source code diff between the the new and the old version?
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Too many open ports in Debian 8

The IT department has given me 3 virtual servers with Debian 8 for my area, which I will manage (but they have some monitoring tools). Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-05-11 13:33 ART ...
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Downgrade Debian kernel

I have a requirement to install Debian kernel 3.2.65-1+deb7u2. I cannot seem to find the kernel. I have taken the following steps: Installed kernel 3.2.68-1+deb7u1. Downgraded the kernel to ...
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proper way to stop software RAID before system shutdown

This should be straightforward, but I have been unable to find a direct answer by searching. I find that if I unmount an mdadm-managed array and then either (1) unplug the array, (2) power off the ...
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Debian Stable (“wheezy”): was trying to build Python 3.4, and I ran sudo make install — am I in trouble now?

So, I wanted to run Python 3.4.x inside a virtualenv virtual environment. I learned that the first step should be to build Python 3.4.x. I was doing so in /usr/bin/Python3.4.x (a folder I created), ...
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Split DNS (bind9), match-clients any doesn't work?

I've been fighting with this for the last few days. A few of my entries have external and internal IP's. My internal network is 10.0.0.0/8. When I nslookup pc1.clase.net internally it responds with ...
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Xscreensaver causing my monitors to turn off and on repeatedly when its power management features are active; how to fix?

Something weird is up with my Xscreensaver 5.15 configuration on Debian Wheezy. I have two Dell U2412M monitors hooked up to a single graphics card (one over native DVI and one over HDMI output to DVI ...
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How to configure Debian with Thinkpad T440 trackpad/clickpad?

I have trouble trying to figure out how to configure the Lenovo Thinkpad T440 trackpad ("clickpad") with the Linux OS. I like the way that Windows configured the laptops trackpad, and want to mimic it ...
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File system not detected after OS upgrade - how do I debug this?

I have a computer with two hard drives in it. One carries the OS and a whole bunch of other stuff; the other was mounted inside /media as a dump-space for an additional terabyte of storage space. ...
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Why doesn't 'ar' work like the manpage says?

I'm trying to use 'ar' included in Debian Wheezy armel version of binutils and it doesn't seem to operate like on other systems I've encountered. Some sample output from the command-line: $ ar ...
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Skype install - debian amd64. libdbus issues

I have looked quite thoroughly for an answer to this question to no avail. I am trying to install Skype on Debian amd64 (with Xfce, which shouldn't make any difference...). After installing Skype ...
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Can change monitor resolution of a SyncMaster SA850 and Intel HD graphics

I have installed Debian 7.2 from liveUSB and connected the monitor Samsung SyncMaster SA850 with DVI cable into integrated Intel HD graphics. However I have very low resolution and can't change it. In ...
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PHP sendmail_path not getting updated

Environment: Debian 7; PHP 5.4.39; Apache 2.2; ISPConfig Using the Perfect Server Debian guide from howtoforge, I built a web server to serve some PHP applications. My intention is to use an external ...
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Failed to create/mount swap during automated installation of Debian Jessie using preseed file

I try to create Debian Jessie installer which will be fully automated. I use for this purpose customised pressed file. For testing I use VirtualBox. Everything is all right, except one error at the ...
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How to bind AtlGr to Ctrl+Alt in Debian 7

I'm new to Linux and recently I installed Debian 7 in my laptop. I used to use Ctrl+Alt shortcut all the time in Windows, but in Debian 7 I can only use AltGr. So, I was trying to bind AltGr to ...
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How to manage Debian source code packages using aptitude or apt?

Background: I would like to regularly download and install source to /usr/src for certain important development packages. (For me: Qt5 and friends.) I have seen this other question about one-time ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux 1.0.6 to 1.0.8 (Debian) using an offline ISO image?

I want to upgrade Kali Linux to 1.0.6 to Kali 1.0.8. I realized that I can do this using the command: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade But I have a slow network and it would take ...
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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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How to create a custom debian liveCD (customize which packages are preinstalled)?

How would I do this? I have tried simple-cdd, but it did not work: $ build-simple-cdd FINISHED --2013-08-28 17:57:11-- Total wall clock time: 51s Downloaded: 54 files, 5.5M in 9.9s (568 KB/s) ...
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Separate Network Traffic on Two Network Interfaces

I am not an R&S professional, so much of that realm of computing escapes me. Could you lend your expertise in helping understand how to go about configuring the separation of network traffic on ...
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Second monitor detected but not receiving signal?

I'm at my wit's end trying to figure this one out. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 (DMS-59 connector with DMS-59 to dual-DVI adapter). I'm trying to get dual monitors working properly. So far, I've tried ...
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Integrate correctly xmonad with 3.14.0

I recently installed Debian 8 (amd64). And I successfully installed xmonad. When I log in with it: I have several problems like screen positions, sound missing. But when I log with gnome I have no ...
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impossible to install xmonad-contrib using cabal

I'm trying to recompile my xMonad configuration. I know I have to install the ghc packages xmonad and xmonad-contrib. To do this I installed a lot a debian packages including : ghc cabal-install ...
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How to install a basic firewall on DamnSmallLinux?

I can't figure out how to install a basic firewall such as rc.firewall or Firewall-Easy etc, on DSL . I don't mind what type or brand of firewall it is. The reason why I can't install the firewall is ...
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Is /etc/rc.local a good place to run a script before any (normal) user can log in?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 Server which, during boot, should sync some stuff over the network before any normal user can log in (over ssh). I was wondering whether calling the script from /etc/rc.local is ...
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LIMITING resource usage: the limits.conf file

How can I limit the resource for a particular user ? I want to limit the resource just in case an intruder uses up all the CPU, memory, stack, etc. as the system can provide. This resource ...
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how to remove root clone folder

I am not entirely sure what i have done to be honest, but i believe i have mounted a folder to a / directory. So no when i am in / folder i have : bin etc lib media proc ...
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Can't launch Steam games using optirun (Bumblebee)

I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop with an Intel i7 CPU, an Intel HD4000 integrated GPU, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M discrete GPU. I have recently installed Debian testing (jessie) on it, ...
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How create a Init Script LSB Header for this script in Debian?

I have this script below, but how can I create an LSB Header for it in Debian? I want to put in my init.d. I know that for Fedora is ok, but for Debian I don't know. Or where and how I put in ...
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Hostapd Debugging while Background

I am running a debian based OS (Bananian) on a Banana Pro single board computer which is based off a Raspberry Pi. The access point is working fine, however I am now trying to also scan for wifi ...
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why can't we install application compiled for Ubuntu, on Linux mint, or some other distros with same kernel?

When i try to download some applications like VLC, it shows in download options, various Operating systems which includes Linux mint, Ubuntu etc. Though Linux mint's kernel is from Ubuntu, still they ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...