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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How do I restore grub on a uefi boot after a windows update wiped it?

Until yesterday I had a dual boot debian / win8 with grub that worked like a charm. Yesterday a stupid windows update totally wiped grub and I'm now unable to boot in linux. I installed linux a year ...
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Startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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Debian 8 Jessie with OpenVPN client

I have a Debian 8 Jessie server that I need to connect to my home network and I'm using an OpenVPN server on a pfSense 2.2 box at home. I have done this fine under older Debian versions, so I'm ...
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No login window display on debian

I am using Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) operating system in my institute. Yesterday I put a MATLAB program on a different machine from mine using ssh to run, which takes hours. Today morning when I ...
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Windows 8.1 and Debian dualboot EFI problems

I am following the instructions described here and here My EFI-partition is /dev/sda2, but the following command does not work: mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi It says it cannot find the mount point. I ...
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Why can I not install ncurses development package?

I am trying to configure Asterisk 12.3.2 on Debian 6.0.9 but I am getting an error: "configure: error: *** termcap support no found (on modern systems, this typically means the ncurses development ...
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Detecting `.configure` dependencies in Debian

To package applications as Debian packages for personal use, I need to know what are their dependencies. The auto-apt command installs the dependencies of a ./configure script automatically. aut-apt ...
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building Debian package fails at dh_auto_install stage

I'm trying to build a very simple debian package. I have two files, main_file and functions, they are both shell scripts, functions is sourced by main_file. There are no dependencies on any external ...
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grsec installer compilation error

I'm looking to install grsec to enhance the security of my Debian box. When I run the unofficial grsec installer (re: https://github.com/rickard2/grsecurity-Debian-Installer) that was written to ...
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How to conect wi-fi network without using GUI?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I want to connect wi-fi network without using GUI? Exists an software for that?
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Unmet acroread dependencies preventing Synaptic install

In Synaptic I am getting the error: acroread: Depends: acroread-l10n-en but it is not going to be installed or acroread-l10n Depends: acroread-debian-files but it is not going to be installed ...
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Outlook.com usage impeded in Linux

Question in a nutshell: how can I determine the cause of a problem that occurs in Linux but not Windows (my working theory: it is due to differences between IcedTea-based Java and the Java run in ...
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I can't seem to get debian 8 to boot right on powerpc g5

Every time I install it I get a message like press l for Linux, press c for cdrom and it just gets stuck there I don't know what to do. It says specifically: First stage debian GNU/Linux Bootstrap ...
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Terminator not working!

Terminator is my choice of terminal in debian. I somehow broke it while playing with its profile preferences. I cant open it normally as other applications. However after becoming root i can access ...
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Debian 8 installation on UEFI / GPT system

I'm completely lost and need some advice to further explore the problem. Steps that I made: 1) Partitioned my hard drive using gparted. First partition is formatted to FAT32, has flags "boot", "esp" ...
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Is it possible to get shell at the end of debian installation but before rebooting?

I want to run some post-installation commands. The installer offers only reboot option. Is it possible to do that?
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Unlock LUKS encrypted Debian root with key file on boot partition

I'm trying to decrypt the Debian root with a key file stored in the boot partition (decrypted partition). This will break the security, but it doesn't matter now. I have to conclude this successfully ...
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Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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What can I use to monitor and log incoming/outgoing traffic to/from remote hosts?

I run a web server (Debian Squeeze on a VPS), and the graphs provided by the hosting company show consistently that around twice as much traffic is incoming to the server compared to the outgoing ...
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Reinstalling Debian: ext4 partition is not primary

I previously had a grub bootloader with crunchbang and win7. Since then I reinstalled win7 which now boots it automatically. I stuck in a Debian install CD that brings me to the stage in the above ...
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Creating a Debian ISO by merging all 3 iso parts to one for booting via usb

I've downloaded the Debian DVD installation images from Debian, that's been split into 3 parts. I want to create a USB installation disk by merging all the 3 ISO to one ISO. Here's the list of the ...
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Can't FTP into Google Compute Engine instance using Debian

After trying to setup vsftpd on my google compute engine instance, I was unable to completely connect to the FTP server. After attempting to login with FileZilla, I got this response: Status: ...
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iptables to block all websites

I have Debian 7, and I want to block all websites in my computer, unless my email, using IPTABLES or others firewall. How can I block all website, include http and https too. How can I do this?
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Linux mint has just crashed - Jessie 8 (LMDE)

As per title, i did normal update to the system last night and after reboot my just stopped working and keeps falling back to 'fallback mode'. Tried to reinstall cinnamon no success. Tried to ...
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How to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 (with zfs file system) and debian 7 (crunchbang) using grub2 boot loader in MBR?

I want to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 with ZFS as the root file system (the only file system) with Debian 7 (crunchbang linux) with ext4 using grub2 boot loader installed in MBR and grub is managed by the ...
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Use a package to install dependency and copy custom conf file

I used dh_make to create a basic Debian package install. I added a dependency which is the actual program I want. All I want to do is overwrite the conf file this package installed, with a new file ...
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How to change JAVA_HOME temprorary with env command

I use openjdk for my work, but sometimes I need oracle's JRE. I thought that I could use 'env' command for this, but can't figure out why it's not working. I have openjdk in ...
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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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Chromebook Crouton Debian xfce4 - Cannot change locale!

On the system described in the title, I am trying to change my locale to a UTF-8 one, in order to run the program Anki. However it won't let me, the commands locale-reconfigure locale-gen and any ...
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How to statically assign network interfaces to USB Wireless LAN adapters

For this system there are two WLAN USB adapters: One connects as a client always, and the other connects as an AP. I have a script that manages their operation, but in order to do that I need to ...
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Force download & reinstall of all deb packages

I have a Kali Linux installed recently, but due to its inflexible mirror selection, all deb packages are downloaded from a mirror that I don't trust. Is it possible to tell apt / dselect to ...
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Remove the exact same matching lines with sed

I have this bash script: sed -i -r '/deb http\:\/\/httpredir\.debian\.org\/debian jessie main/d' /etc/apt/sources.list sed -i -r '/deb http\:\/\/httpredir\.debian\.org\/debian jessie\-updates main/d' ...
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auto mount encrypted USB

I've actually just started dabbling in the raspeberry pi but no stranger to hacking around these controllers. Having said that, my knowledge is lacking in a few areas. A little about what I want to ...
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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin

I'm running this as a debian wheezy inside a vm with NAT networking with a win7 host. When I try to install pidgin using sudo apt-get install pidgin I get following error Err ...
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Debian & Windows 8 UEFI dual booting on separate disks

I want to dual boot Debian and Windows 8, installed on separate disks. This is what I've done so far, following this tutorial. My drive config & partitioning is as follows: /dev/sda1 - Windows ...
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Package deb dependency problem

I am using CMake for my application named Agent. After configuring and generating binaryfiles, the application was compiled using the make command and Agent.exe was created in the build directory.Then ...
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Debian, two network cards - “no route to host” on eth1

I have added a secound nic in a debian box. That nic is ment for doing some test stuff, so those devices connected should just be able to access the debian box or be accessed from it. To set up the ...
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Will a remastered debian for powerpc still be in the powerpc architecture?

I would like to know because I am going to use a power pc mac g5 for making my distribution. I also need to know if it makes my remaster the powerpc architecture and how to change it to 32 or 64-bit ...
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How to specify a custom include directory in Debian?

I am trying to compile my program on a Debian system via ssh and without root privileges. PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="7" VERSION="7 (wheezy)" I ...
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fglrx on Debian stretch

How do I install the fglrx driver on Debian stretch? The package tracker states that there is no package available right now, so I added Sid, pinned on 100. When I try to install fglrx-driver now, ...
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Cannot resize Gedit window

Gedit 3.14 in Debian 8 has no window manager decoration and the window cannot be resized. Do I need to install any additional package to make it work or has Gedit become unusable outside of the Gnome ...
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Add a foreign keyboard layout to Gnome in Debian 8

I would like to add an Italian keyboard layout as an input source, but my system only lists English layouts. I suppose that this is because I didn't select any locale other than English during ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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Wifi cuts out after some time

I recently installed Debian on my laptop (after playing around with dozens of distros in VMs for a year or so), and while most everything has gone quite swimmingly I'm having some issues with my wifi. ...
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Start non-GUI application after network connection is up and running

I'm using Raspbian, which is based on Debian. My Raspberry automatically boots into the desktop. I have a small program written in C and compiled with g++ as executable. The program needs a running ...
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How to add repository from shell in Debian?

In Ubuntu one can add a repository to apt-get via the following command - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair As Ubuntu is based on Debian code base, I was expecting that the same ...
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How to install Debian packages via internet instead of from a CD?

When I enter root to install sudo on Debian Testing I type this: apt-get install sudo Which returns this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Command to install linux headers fails

I need to install my linux headers for an Nvidia driver install. But I get an error when doing so: peter@peter-deb:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) Reading package lists... Done ...
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Can't install any packages with apt

I have big problem on my Debian 6 server. I can't install/uninstall any packages on my system. When I try install something I have error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Wheezy - Using Inspiron 3537

I've recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.5 and dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed all of the drivers except the graphics driver which I've been trying to install for a couple of days. ...