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Fluxbox: Wallpaper settings in fluxbox will always reset

I just installed a fresh new debian and after that I installed fluxbox. I logged in with my normal user and start fluxbox with startx. I've now got a simple wallpaper with the debian-logo. When using ...
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How to install GCC 5 on debian jessie 8.1

I tried many solutions to install update for my gcc compiler on debian server. None of them worked. I need the compiler update to use new features of c++11, as this provides a stable libcxx11 ABI, and ...
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Gedit-R-Plugin Working in Gedit 3.14?

I have installed Gedit 3.14 and the r-plugin in Debian Jessie. However, although the plugin shows up in the setting and everything seems to be fine the console doesn't open. The plugin folder is in ~/....
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How to share a DHCP Server(Debian) that is created on VMware to other PC in the same switch

I've created a dhcp server(in Debian) on VMware. When I launch a new virtual machine on the same computer it works fine, it receives an IP address from the DHCP server. But how to connect other ...
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Debian preseed.cfg partman specify_usage for news

I am trying to utilize partman as part of a packer built base image. We need to declare the root system as a 'news' usage to increase the number of inodes. I cannot enable usage flags for the ...
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Interrupted apt upgrade broke udev and systemd

During an update of my Raspbian installation (Pi rev. B+) over SSH I lost connection. After a hard reboot (which may have happened during or after finishing the update) the udev kernel device manager ...
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How to Get Sufficient Flash Player in Chromium?

Test video https://twitter.com/NHL/status/740577888735526912. In Chromium Unsuccessfuly attempts I followed the guide here > https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ > 64 bit apt Ubuntu 10+. After ...
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How it is possible that dpkg isn't neccesary for installing deb packages?

The information below seems misleading. I am confused with the example they give that if you lose dpkg (the program that lets you handle .deb files) you can use the other commands ar, tar, and gzip ...
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“E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)” when I try and install OpenVPN. What is this?

Whenever I try and install OpenVPN on My Debian x86 Minimal VPS I get that error. Here is the full code if that helps: root@fadvps:/# sudo apt-get install openvpn Reading package lists... Done ...
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grub cannot boot windows 10

When I installed windows 10 I had to manually partition the hard drive to do it. I did it to the standard shown here (more like the first one although I did still make a re tools partitions without ...
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Screen brightness 100% with proprietary Nvidia driver

After having installed the proprietary Nvidia driver on Debian Jessie in order to play Steam games (which I now can), I can't change the brightness at all, it is stuck at the maximum and is irritating ...
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How to install the qt5 version of dolphin on Debian testing?

I have tried to install the qt5 version of Dolphin on Debian testing with: sudo apt install dolphin But that only installed the old qt4 version of it.
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How to install latest git on Debian 8?

I have some problems with git-lfs and I think that upgrading to the latest git can fix this problems. Current version of git in Debian is 2.1.4, current stable version on official site is 2.6.4. Can I ...
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How to start LXDE on headless system

I have been trying different types of OS installation. I wanted to see how far I can go in a headless system, so I installed Debian with none of software's show in selection menu. Not even the common ...
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Can't add user because group already exists?

I initially added a user (adduser MYUSER) and then deleted it (deluser MYUSER). Now I'm trying to add it again (adduser MYUSER) and I get the following message: adduser: The group 'MYUSER' already ...
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Debian USB automount

Got my USB flash automount broken after reboot. Using Debian 6, GNOME 2 My NTFS hard disk is still mounting correctly. When i connect my Android smartphone (with SD and local drive) my messages log ...
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MTA with local delivery and per user smarthost

I have some problems choosing and configuring an MTA for my desktop system. Some tools like apt-listchanges or cron rely on local mail delivery and I think having local mail delivery available is a ...
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How to use a bluetooth speaker?

I'm trying to use a bluetooth speaker, but don't get any sound. bluetoothctl shows the device as paired, trusted, and connected, and lists it as "serial port", "headset", "audio sink", and some ...
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Can`t start any exe with Wine

I can`t start any win program. Just got an error: fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"MountMgr" failed to start: 2 wine: Bad EXE format for Z:\home\renegade\...
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Backspace, Tab not working in terminal (using ssh)

When I ssh into another machine with Debian with my account(with sudo permissions), my backspace key generates some awkward symbols on pressing. Also Tab & del keys don't work too. On the other ...
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What directories do I need to back up?

What are the directories one should back up, in order to have a backup of all user-generated files? From a vanilla debian install, I can do enough apt to get the packages that I want. So if I don't ...
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Make mounting a disk ask (udisks2) for current users password instead of superuser. [Debian 8 XFCE]

I plugged in a 1TB external drive and created a partition on it which covers the whole disk. When mounting this partition with Thunar, it asks me for the user I made during the installs password (not ...
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Apache 2.4.10 Debian 8 Reverse proxy not working

I have enabled sudo a2enmod proxy sudo a2enmod proxy_http sudo a2enmod proxy_wstunnel virtualhost.conf file contents Any idea why it's not working? ProxyRequests off <Proxy *> Order ...
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How to disable PackageKit software update password dialog?

The PackageKit Project dialog keeps popping up to prompt for the root password on my Debian Jessie desktop, apparently assuming that the logged in account has root permissions or knows the root ...
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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. ...
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Debian Stretch - how to install hamachi (unsatisfied dependency lsb-core)

I have a workstation running under Debian testing (stretch). I need to access it from outside my local network, and due to not having a static public IP nor ability to use full port forwarding, for ...
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fstab doens't read mode value

Following this guide: I set my /etc/fstab file in this way: proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat defaults,ro 0 ...
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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 web=checkip.dyndns....
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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D 0.0.0.0:...
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privoxy blocks all traffic on browser configured to use 127.0.0.1:8118 proxy url

I'm in the process of distro hopping and in the past configuring privoxy has been a simple task. This time I am using LMDE 201403 (essentially a debian wheezy system). I've installed and started ...
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I'm booted into an Debian image supposedly Debian 8 but on the desktop and in applications it says:“install Debian Sid” everywhere

I've downloaded Debian Jessie(8) from the official site, here is the filename: debian-live-8.0.0-amd64-lxde-desktop And I'm currently booted into it on another computer through usb, but it say's ...
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Debian - ifconfig not showing wlan0

I have Debian installed on my laptop (T440s). I've installed the iwlwifi drivers but Wifi does not work. ifconfig -a only shows eth0 and lo. What should I do? Also, how do I adjust brightness?
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Disable NFSv4 (server) on Debian, allow NFSv3

How can the NFS server on a Debian 8 system be limited to NFSv3? By default, shares can be mounted with both vers=3 and vers=4. /etc/default/nfs-kernel-server: # To disable NFSv4 on the server, ...
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Bash script if - else contitions [closed]

I would like to do create a bash script that downloads a specific installer from the internet, installs it, create a desktop file that launches it, make it auto start, then remove the installer, but ...
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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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Missing apt-get package for pine64

I've got a pine64 board, which is running the arm64 version of debian. I'd like to build lgogdownloader, which suggests I should use this apt-get command: apt install build-essential libcurl4-...
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Debian Disk Manager Problem

I have just installed Debian 8.5 Jessie on my computer and I can't find a disk manager. Then I wrote this command to terminal: apt-get install disk-manager. A software installed and I tried to start ...
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Where does gnome-session/gnome-shell store its configuration?

Long story short; I have a debian system that's been running the unstable tree for over a decade straight (through fire, flames, and multiple hardware upgrades, but that aside). However, a while ago ...
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Is there a tablet SOC capable of running a blob-free mainline Linux kernel with open wifi, and useable graphics support? [migrated]

I am wondering, whether a platform with these specifications exists: Hacking-friendly from open boot-loader up (support for re-locking?) Linux mainline kernel (blob-free?) boot support with SMP. ...
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Squid3 to replace .jpg

I'm running squid3-3.4.8 i've been searching for a solution to replace cached jpg with other jpg stored on server or on internet. There are many tools like squidred, volta, asqredir. But none of them ...
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SAMBA Share Not ReadWrite

I've set up a folder (on srv005) /mnt/local/data owned by msc:msc_group. drwxr-xr-x 4 msc msc_group 4096 Jun 9 22:33 data I've set up SAMBA with the following share options: [srv005_data] comment ...
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Unable to update kali linux from regular source repositories

I recently installed Kali Linux 2.0 and tried to update the software. This is what I did: I edited /etc/apt/sources.list to contain the following mirrors : deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-...
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Debian 8 crashes once every few days

I'm running Debian 8 on Linode 32 GB and once every few days the system crashes. This server is being used in productions and I need to find a solution ASAP The only server running on Debian is ...
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How to install Uglify on Debian Sid

I have a question about how to install Uglify or Uglify2 on Debian. I'm also wondering whether I have to install Node.js as well. My main goal of asking this question is to minify all my CSS and .js ...
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Firefox title bar doesn't go away in fullscreen mode

I just upgraded Iceweasel to Firefox 45.2.0 (with apt-get dist-upgrade) on my computer which runs Debian 8 (Stable). When I switch to fullscreen the window title bar doesn't go away. I didn't have ...
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My network interface disappears from /run/network/ifstate

Here's the relevant parts of my interfaces configuration file: # grep -vP '^(#|$)' /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.10/24 ...
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Getting 2 monitors to work in Debian

I'm quite new to Debian let alone linux and would like to setup dual screens. I've done multiple searches but there is nothing beginner-friendly for me to grasp exactly what I need to do to get the ...
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Gracefully reinstall a tweaked deb compiled from source and set up with checkinstall

When you previously compiled from source and installed the deb (yes, Debian) with checkinstall, and then you added/removed options from that binary and you need to reinstall it above the old ...
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Debian + Huawei E3372h

I am trying to get the USB Modem Huawei E3372h to work on Debian. Here is what I've tried so far: lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 002: ID 12d1:1f01 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ... lsusb -d 12d1: -v .....