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Installing Steam on Debian 8.3 Jessie

I have ran into some issues when it went down to install Steam on Debian Jessie. The console as well as Apper comes up with missing dependencies and the package isn't going to install.
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Why does startx give a black screen, with no errors?

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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no NVIDIA GPU detected

I'd like to install NVIDIA driver on debian, but the installer tells me that I've no NVIDIA GPU on my machine. $ lspci -nn | grep NVIDIA 01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M ...
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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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Web Browser for Debian on ARM?

I recently installed Debian on my ARM Android tablet. However, I'm having trouble finding a good web browser. I've added the Raspbian repos in addition to the standard Debian repos, but I can't find a ...
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Installing Debian 8 (Jessie) from HDD Partition

I tried to install Debian 8 (Jessie) with the official DVD 1 from my Card Reader (SDHC UHS-I Card 32GB). Now that does not work, because I am unable to mount it (no signal at all). Now I want to know ...
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Flash Drive is not detected and can not format it in debian jessie

I have one 4GB Flash Drive which is now not working at all. There are some important data in it but since it is not even detected I am running out of options. I even tried recreating partition table ...
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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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How I make persistent network interface changes programmatically?

Maybe a bit of a newbie question: I am running Debian Wheezy on an embedded platform (Beaglebone-variant) and want to allow users to make persistent changes to a network interface - e.g., change from ...
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Extended permissions - after set acl, group cannot write [closed]

I want to use setfacl to set permissions to dir for the users group. I do something like this: mkdir /Employee chgrp employeers /Employee setfacl -m d:g::rwx /Employee And now, when I try to create ...
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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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Wait for a network device to come up before bringing another network device up on boot?

I'm in the middle of setting up my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian as a bridge between my university's wireless network (which requires WPA2-Enterprise authentication) and my private wireless router ...
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How can I preseed the answers to the prompts in this deb?

I am trying to install jitsi-meet on a vm via automated script . However, the deb package prompts for a hostname. How can I set this value from a script? I have tried using debconf-set-selections, ...
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Debian won't boot: udevd fails to load device sda and sdb

I can't boot my Debian system, I got this error during boot up: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting. I have solved this by adding blacklist snd-pscp to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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How to install drivers for intel GMA 3600 intergrated graphics system?

I am currently using crunchbang 11 32bit, on a laptop with Atom D2500/GMA3600. Does anyone know how to install a more modern driver - rather than the gma500? Is this even possible?
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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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Two ISPs and multipath gateway configuration

I have two different ISPs. I want to set some kind of load balancing setup that will distribute packets to those providers. I know this can be done using different routing tables, but I wanted to use ...
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“A stop job is running…” on shutdown

Almost every time when I'm shutting down or rebooting the system I get the following message before the system actually shuts down: A stop job is running for Session 1 of user xy It waits for ...
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Apt-get installed programs in Debian Cinnamon Desktop

I usually use GNOME as a desktop for Debian and when I install a program like Terminator via apt I can immediately find it in the drop-down menu and drag a shortcut to it in the toolbar if I like. I ...
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clipboard not working when connecting via rdesktop to xrdp-sesman

I have a Debian machine with xrdp-sesman setup following way Xvnc 127.0.0.1:5910 xrdp-sesman 127.0.0.1:3350 xrdp 0.0.0.0:3389 I am connecting to this machine with rdesktop ...
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Problems with timesyncd or networkd

I am using Raspbian Jessie and I want to set up time synchronization. What I did is: enabled systemd-timesyncd timedatectl set-ntp true enabled systemd-networkd systemctl enable ...
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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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Python3.4 package for Debian Wheezy

I'm looking for a way to get python3.4 for debian wheezy. I've been looking on repos but all I could find is 3.2 version. Does anybody know where I can find 3.4 package? (Or maybe does anybody know ...
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How to have systemd-resolved correctly come alive after hot plug?

Setup I am playing with a small embedded board running Debian Jessie. I am using as much systemd stuff as I can, including the networking stuff. I have added the file: ...
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Make debian use dual network ports for a gaming server

I have a server that has 2 LAN ports (or internet ports or whatever you call them) and i was wondering if its possible to make Debian Linux to use both ports? I will need maybe a link or somthing. I ...
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“Couldn't load plugin” error when trying to view Twitch.tv

I run Chromium v49.0.2623.87 on Debian v8.3. I ran sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, which gave me this output: Selecting previously unselected ...
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Full system backup with dd include symlinks

I'm really new in unix and Linux and just tried to learn something. My question is how can I make full system image/backup with dd include symlinks? Is dd good or I should use another approach? Can ...
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New Debian 8 install, no sound

Just built my new computer, but my problem is I have no sound. Can you help please? I'll run through what I have done so far... I installed Debian and updated the BIOS OK. I also apt-get updated and ...
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How to get sudo access without reboot? (on remote server) [closed]

(From remote Debian server) When you give sudo right with visudo for the first time on first boot to a new user, su - <newuser> will not be enough to offer the right to use sudo and then reboot ...
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Need help with enabling 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I installed Debian Wheezy on my daughter's desktop computer. It has Intel i5-4570 (Haswell) CPU and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics chipset. No discrete graphics card. I'm unable to enable 3D ...
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How to remove Dropbox

I am trying to remove Dropbox from my computer. So far I have done the following: sudo aptitude remove dropbox sudo aptitude purge dropbox But this didn't get rid of it 100% oshiro@debian:~$ ...
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Debian 8 - IPTables reverts to state on every packet

Problem: iptables cannot be changed. On my computer, I can run iptables -F. iptables -L shows it is flushed. When any packets come into or out of the machine, all rules are back! The same behaviour ...
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Create bootable hfs+ partition for macbook

I've installed Debian testing on a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) without keeping OS X on the internal SSD. I've used the following GPT partition layout: HFS+ EFI on /boot/efi BTRFS on / SWAP on swap I've ...
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Can't mount a multipath LUN

I'm trying to mount a lun, it's visible in multipath -ll and I can see the multiple access to it with lsblk. I know screw up somewhere along the line because sda isn't visibly mounted in lsblk anymore ...
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Configure debian ddclient with dyndns noip.com

I'm having trouble to configure debian jessie as noip.com updater. My config looks like this: # Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf # # /etc/ddclient.conf use=web ...
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FFMpeg : Converting a video file to a gif with multiple images from video

I am working on a project in which the user can upload videos. Is there any way with FFmpeg I can take some images from the video and create a GIF out of it? As the project is in Java, I have a way ...
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Where can I find a list of USB error codes?

Every time I boot Debian, the boot log shows a bunch of xhci_hcd problems, and messages like usb 3-13: hub failed to enable device, error -22 usb 3-13: device descriptor read/8, error -61 I'm ...
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Kernel driver for trackpoint on Lenovo Thinkpad 13

On other ThinkPads I've succesfully configured the trackpoint with udev using this method but on my new Lenovo Thinkpad 13 this isn't possible: This command: find /sys/devices/platform/i8042 -name ...
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File /etc/ld.so.nohwcap is missing in Debian 7

What is the file /etc/ld.so.nohwcap used for?. In my machine (Debian 7), this file is not found. Therefore, Which package or library this file belongs to?
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Kernel panic after upgrading from wheezy to jessie

I upgraded my system from wheezy to jessie, However, I am not able to boot using the latest kernel that was installed with jessie. I get following error: Loading, please wait... /init: ...
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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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Two cronjobs not working (one to start a process, one to stop a process)

I typed the following into crontab -e 0 0 * * * bitcoind -datadir=/home/pi/bitcoinData -daemon 0 6 * * * bitcoin-cli -datadir=/home/pi/bitcoinData stop I expect this to run bitcoind ...
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Flashing screen and blinking underscore at boot

After an aptitude safe-upgrade my laptop doesn't boot any more. I recorded this video of the boot process. I have access to tty1, and from there I can run startx which works without a problem. Here ...
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Is installing pre-compiled software from tarballs against the Debian philosophy?

Probably the biggest argument for trying out Debian is its stability. In order to not break that stability, we have to follow a certain philosophy, which is to always install software from the ...
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Understanding owner groups of a folder

I am having some problems understanding how users and groups permissions work in Linux. The command I am trying to launch is the following: ln -nfs /home/mmarteau/wfor.it/releases/release_folder ...
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Nothing survives reboot in Debian Jessie

Running RasPBX based on Debian Jessie - I tried to change a few .conf files, but they always reverted following reboot. I initially thought this was dhcp messing with things, but it turns out nothing ...
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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 see this error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Error messages during debian install on a laptop. What should I do before deciding that it is hardware-related?

I'm getting this error while trying to install Debian Jessie netinstall from a USB stick, using guided partitioning 'everything in one partition' (my usual modus operandi): Failure trying to run: ...
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Debian topbar in virtualbox

I've installed Debian Jessie in a virtualbox ( v5.0 ). Also I installed the guest additions in order to use seamless mode ( which works nicely ). But when I'm in seamless mode, the topbar of debian ...
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Linux Debian codenames

I've got a few, quite silly, non-technical questions about giving codenames to Debian releases. Each Debian release has its unique codename, which is (so far) a characters' name from Toy Story movies ...