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Configuring SSTP client on Debian

I would need to connect my Debian (stable) server to a Windows Server 2008R2 server, which is acting as a SSTP VPN server. I have managed to install sstp-client on my Debian server, but I do not know ...
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Iptables GEOIP not working under Debian Squeeze

I've just installed xtables-*, compiled the geoip database, but when I try to use an iptables command it always gives back the following error: Command: iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m geoip ...
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X does not load after debian upgrade [closed]

After upgrading to "jessie" (debian 8) from stable (debian 7), the system hangs at a blank screen (displaying only an underscore at the top left corner), but otherwise displays no error message to ...
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Changing timezone on Debian keeps Local Time in UTC

I'm trying to get programs to log in local time for my own sanity. I have updated my timezone with: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata But the result of that command is: Current default time zone: ...
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Preserve ownership with rsync and nonexistent user

I have two computers with the same user, me@Home and me@Work. I usually kept their folders synced by bringing Work home (it's a laptop) and rsyncing over LAN. However, now I'm not bringing Work home ...
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How do I remove a driver when apt-get remove fails?

I am trying to remove fglrx-driver as part of an upgrade from wheezy to jessie. Running apt-get dist-upgrade failed with the following message: fglrx-driver ... dpkg: error processing fglrx-driver ...
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Can ping Debian VM via IP but not via hostname

On my work's network, my new debian headless VM is not visible via its hostname. I'm using: Debian Jessie Virtualbox bridged adapter I can see other VMs on my machine from the headless VM, and I ...
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Enabling Bluetooth discoverability upon start-up

I would like to make a USB Bluetooth dongle discoverable upon start-up (or whenever it's plugged in) on Debian Squeeze or Wheezy. If I use hciconfig initially, I can see the device in this mode: ...
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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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Permission denied when trying to run script as other user

I'm trying to run a script as another user that starts a piece of software (Etherpad), which is run like so (from root): su -c "/var/www/etherpad-lite/bin/run.sh" -s /bin/bash etherpad but I'm ...
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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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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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Multi-user text mode runlevel in Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu as a server, and I want to change its runlevel to be full multi-user text mode (like init 3 in RedHat). Using runlevel command, I see that am running N 2 which is Graphical multi-user ...
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How to convince APT that a cross-arch package is installed manually?

I have a qemu-armhf chroot environment on an amd64 machine (it's mainly for compiling Raspberry Pi code). As such it can run both armhf and amd64 binaries but it's faster doing the latter. There are ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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Force installation of doc packages

I often find myself missing documentation when I happen to be offline. For this reason, I would like to force aptitude to install the corresponding doc packages whenever I install a package. Is there ...
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How to stop `apt-get` complaining about unmet dependencies? [duplicate]

I have been installing some applications onto my Debian system. Now there are some that have dependencies that I do not want installed with the applications at the moment. I have managed this by using ...
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hostapd + dnsmasq continously disconnecting clients,or not showing up [rtl819cu]

I'm having the same problem as this person except no matter what i do, it does not work... If the network does show up.. it keeps booting me off. /etc/dnsmasq.conf # disables dnsmasq reading any ...
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Mounting a multi-partition (GPT/HFS+) USB 2.0 harddrive on Debian

I have a 3TB USB 2.0 hard-drive which has two HFS+ (Mac) partitions using GUID partition table for the partition records. It was partitioned with Mac OS Disk Utility. How can I mount these partitions ...
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How can I share a thunderbird (icedove) profile, in real-time, between two computers?

I have two computers which both run Debian Sid. My problem is that I want to synchronize profile content between two computers both using thunderbird(+lightning) (contacts+calendar+email) ...
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Install Debian on ONE partition

My plan was to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian. Currently I have Windows installed. My disk can only have 4 partitions. One is system reserved. I want to give both OS their own 64GB partitions, and ...
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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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Need to install glibc >= 2.14 on Wheezy

I am trying to get Protractor working for performing e2e angular testing, but protractor requires Selenium which requires ChromeDriver which requires glibc 2.14. My current development box is running ...
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How to re-install syslinux on a re-formatted (fat32 to fat16) partition

I wrote an .img file containing a custom debian distro to a USB stick via win32diskimager program. The stick doesn't boot on my older motherboard, returning: SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI ...
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Why my systemctl v208 command doesn't support some features?

I'm presuming there's a patch somewhere where Debian decided to disable it, but I can't find it nor the changelog entry. There are several commands that aren't available, like dot, dump, list-timers ...
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How to enable “Predictable Network Interface Names”?

I decided to check out what name my ethernet device will end up with, but contrary to other distros, Debian doesn't seem to have activated this change (or is holding it back?), * Keep the old ...
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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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Installing Debian 7 and Windows 8.1 on UEFI board

I have disable UEFI to boot to Legacy, I install Windows 8.1 and create the particion and finish with the install, them I try to install Debian and i have to format the entire disk to install Debian. ...
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Sound crackles and echos to the point of being unusable

I recently got a new desktop, installed debian 64 bit, and found out that the sound doesn't work at all. I'm not entirely sure what information I should give to help identify the problem but I'll do ...
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Why is Debian's root shell colorless?

Are there any security concerns? What is the best way to enable it?
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Debian stable dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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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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How to enable vim addon packages?

I have installed vim-nox as well as vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner on Ubuntu 12.10. There's nothing wrong with Vim but neither of the add-on packages does anything. What do I have to do to in order ...
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Create NTFS partition (in Linux) for dual-boot into Linux/Windows 7

I have installed Linux (Debian) onto my computer (which is not partitioned). Want I want to do is to create an NTFS partition so that I can install Windows 7 onto my computer, so I can dual-boot into ...
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Teamviewer is deleted every time, when I install updates for Debian

I have the next problem: 1) I'm using: Debian Release 7.6 (wheezy) 64-bit, Kernel Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64, GNOME 3.4.2 on my laptop. 2) My sources.list: deb http://ftp.ru.debian.org/debian stable ...
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How to make Chinese characters display properly on Chromium

When I use Iceweasel (Debian version of Firefox), I can see Chinese characters found on this page, but not when using Chromium. I instead see rectangles. This is on Debian 7 (Wheezy).
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How to get Debian to detect my Audigy 2

I started my PC this morning and noticed that I had no sound. Since last using the sound card successfully, I had installed openssh-server, but I suspect this is unrelated. I think my PC isn't ...
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Reinstall Debian

I have a Debian based server but I don't have physical access to it and it doesn't have a DVD-drive or similar. I only have root access. Is it possible to format and reinstall Debian just by using the ...
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How to install daemontools on ubuntu or debian from source

I am installing D.J.B.'s daemontools on an ubuntu 10.04 server (64 bit). (This question is about daemontools, which is a free and open software for managing UNIX services. It is not about 'DAEMON ...
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Fail2ban for nginx post flood ignores time intervals

I'm trying to create a fail2ban filter that is going to ban the host when it sends over 100 POST requests over 30 seconds interval. jail.local: [nginx-postflood] enabled = false filter = ...
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Install PIL/Pillow via pip in Debian testing (Jessie)

On Debian testing (Jessie), when I try to install PIL or Pillow (python imaging libs) in a virtualenv via pip I get the following error: running egg_info writing Pillow.egg-info/PKG-INFO writing ...
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install .deb package locally without using sudo [duplicate]

I am using Debian in my office which is controlled by an administrator. I want to install rescuetume. I downloaded the .deb file in my local disk and I want to install it locally. Every time I do ...
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I cannot login in phpvirtualbox using Debian Wheezy

I am trying to install phpvirtualbox on debian. following steps from a page that i will give in comments. i already install apache and php on debian, modify the user and pass. then unzip php on ...
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Can't install Flash Player on Debian Jessie

I tried to install the flashplugin-nonfree on Debian Jessie (testing) today. However, when I tr running sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree, I get E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree. ...
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Just installed Debian - Having trouble connecting to wireless network

I know this question has been asked before but none of the solutions are working for me. I just installed Debian and I'm relatively new to Linux. I'm running Debian 7.4 (Wheezy) with Gnome desktop. At ...
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Is this a so-called “Hybrid” Mac Partition table, and how can I mount this in Linux?

I would like to better understand what is on this hard disk, and how I can mount it into Linux (specifically Debian GNU/Linux, Stable): It was created on a Powerbook g4 "alu book" with the default ...
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Enabling 1366x768 resolution in Debian Wheezy on Atom D525 Board

For some reason, when I try to update to a modern version of Linux from Debian 6.0.7 or Ubuntu 10.0.4, I lose most of the resolutions that were available, including the native resolution of the panel ...
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Using OpenVPN with systemd

Ok, so I've been searching the web for solutions to this problem with no answers seeming to work for me. Hopefully someone can help me. I'm only trying to configure the OpenVPN Client. I'm running ...
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How to install software to a multi-boot live CD

Okay, so I am creating a multi-boot live cd with various linux distributions including Debian and Mint. Each distribution will be used to focus on diagnosing and/ o repairing a specific issue best ...
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libpangocairo-1.0.so.0: undefined symbol: cairo_has_show_text_glyphs error

I am using Debian Squeeze and I wanted to install Gimp 2.8. I installed a lot of packages dependencies for Gimp but I could not successfully complete the install of the Gimp package When installing ...