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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Setting up LIRC in Debian 8

I have an infrared remote control which sends RC-5 signals and a computer with an IR receiver. The computer runs Debian 8 and I'm trying to set up LIRC so that I can control the music player daemon ...
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What packages are installed by default in Debian? Is there a term for that set? Why some of those packages are `automatically installed` and some not?

It's a very simple question, but I wonder, is there a term to refer to the subset of packages that is automatically installed by Debian distribution? I though that it had something to do with ...
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Metadata fields required for debian Release files?

Which of these fields are required for a Release APT file? Origin Label Suite Codename Architectures Components Description
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Shutdown with keyboard press doesn't work

I have a Debian Jessie build, and I want to add keyboard shutdown. I've tried the following, without any success: Attempt 1 To /etc/inittab I added ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now ...
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Lexmark Printer with Debian Jessie

I went through some trouble (see below for part of this trouble) to install Lexmark T420 printer drivers in Debian Jessie, and they are now almost working. However, when I try to print a PDF file with ...
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What are the minimal MySQL grants for the debian-sys-maint user? [migrated]

What are the minimal privileges that debian-sys-maint@localhost needs for the mysql service to work correctly? This answer on ServerFault suggests granting RELOAD only, but this is incorrect, as it ...
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Dell R710 OS install

I just bought a couple Dell R710s on Ebay for a home lab and want to install Debian as the main OS. Im new to dealing with server administration aside from Development stuff. I am wondering on where ...
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AMD HD 8850M doesn't work

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 3537 with AMD Radeon HD 8850M on it. I use Debian Linux Testing (x86_64). When I try to launch applications by command DRI_PRIME=1 <app_name>, they start with ...
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Wicd and NetworkManager both not working in Debian Jessie

I recently installed Debian, and I was able to get the WiFi to work using the command line. After a while, it stopped working. I figured that it had something to do with the fact that my intel iwlwifi ...
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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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“link is not ready” error, vanishing network interfaces

I recently had a weird problem when trying to use airmon-ng. Here is its description: First, I plug in my USB WLAN adapter, and type ifconfig. Everything goes well and I see all interfaces are ...
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List packages by installation date

How can I list installed packages by installation date? I installed a lot of stuff to compile a certain piece of code, and I want to get a list of the required packages, which are the ones I installed ...
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wkhtmltopdf & debian - install

I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command. So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand ...
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LVM Drive partitions missing

I have a 4 drive LVM PV Group. I had one drive fail (Ok, I broke it installing it in a new case.) so I swapped it for another drive and recovered the remaining data. After a reboot I got stuck at a ...
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Moving /var, /home to separate partition

I am attempting to move some folders (such as /var and /home) to a separate partition after reading this guide: 3.2.1 Choose an intelligent partition scheme I was able to move one folder ...
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phpmyadmin doesn't work after installing php5-mysqlnd

I am currently running into some problems with phpMyAdmin. I set everything up correctly and made sure everything worked. Then later after some developing on some pages I noticed I couldn't execute ...
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Smooth scrolling - where does it come from?

So, I've been dealing with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros for a while and kinda like Crunchbang. But I've been also noticing that Ubuntu (as well as LMDE) comes with that fancy/nice/eyecandy ...
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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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Computer doesn't boot ANY device after installing debian

During a Debian installation, everything went smoothly. However, for some reason it failed to install both the GRUB and LILO bootloaders. I tried thrice to get my installation to work. The first two ...
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gnome-bluetooth not working properly

I want to connect my headset via bluetooth on Debian 8. I run from terminal systemctl enable bluetooth systemctl start bluetooth Then I use gnome-bluetooth, I see the device and try to connect, ...
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increasing lease-time on dhclient.conf in Debian

This is the default dhclient.conf in Debian testing and which is running on my system too - [$] cat dhclient.conf ...
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How do I get my Logitech Quickcam 4000 up and running?

I've just installed Debian “Squeeze” and would love it if I could get my webcam up and running. I've Googled for a solution, and there's a package named pwc that I need to install to get it up and ...
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Flash plugin of debian vulnerable?

I run Debian wheezy with Iceweasel as browser and have installed the Flash plugin similar to this description. Today I read that not only Flash on Windows and Mac also Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.350 ...
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How to reinstall the password of Grub?

I have Debian 8 OS , i protect my grub with a password to prevent the boot from a CD and retrieve my password. And the automatic establishment of the recovery entry is removed. Is there a solution to ...
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My flashplugin-nonfree (on Debian Stretch) is outdated… what to do? [duplicate]

I use the version of Iceweasel on Debian Stretch GNU/Linux on an x86_64 machine. Sadly, I need to use Adobe's abominable Flash technology. I know that the way you install the Flash plugin on Debian ...
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Dependency failed for mount after dist-upgrade

Last weekend, I ran an apt-get dist-upgrade on a home Debian 8.3 system, and was surprised to see that it entered emergency mode on the next boot. The server in question runs LVM on top of a mdadm ...
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Icedove will not accept password

Running Icedove on Debian for years. Have used Thuderbird on various Linux distros for over a decade. This week, when I open Icedove, the "Enter Your Password" box pops up, but will no accept any ...
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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 Jessie grub-install broken in some mysterious way

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade today (2016/02/01), and now my system won't boot. The only reason I can get in at all is that there's a copy of Ubuntu installed as well, and I can boot it from the ...
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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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Shell Script to Execute Shell Script to All Subdirectories

I am making a script to simplify my daily tasks. Everyday, I have to grep for a few things inside a company server. It was okay, however, now, they have segregated each object into sub directories. I ...
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How do I make changes to an lxc template?

I normally create containers with: lxc-create -n mycontainer -t debian However I want to bake a few items into that "debian" default template. New user with my ssh key, can sudo without a ...
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Verizon LG VL600 USB 4g Modem

I am trying to connect an LG VL600 USB 4g Modem from Verizon on a Debian based machine (tried on Linux Mint and Raspberry Pi). I got it working on Windows 7 Virtualbox VM so I know the device and ...
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Debian Jessie Wireless Driver Broadcom Restart (rmmod modprobe) BCM43142 [14e4:4365]

my Dell laptop, running Debian 8 (Jessie), has this wireless device: $ lspci -nn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) And it ...
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How to force ssh connection to exit at end of script

I have a script which is composed of two parts. part1 creates an ssh connection, part2 runs a script (about 800 lines and counting so far). part1: ssh $target_server "bash -s" < $target_script ...
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Locale environment variable settings do not take effect

I have a Debian 6 (64-bit) VPS where I cannot seem to get the locale environment variables LANG and LC_* set. (Everything below as root). vps:~# locale -a C POSIX en_US.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 vps:~# locale ...
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disabling usb device debian [duplicate]

How can I disable a usb device on debian? I am using a macbook pro but I have installed debian jessie 8.2 on it. the USB device: Card Reader (Apple) is pulling way too much power and I don't even use ...
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Debian Livestick with additional software

I've got a bunch of USB-Sticks with Debian for teaching young students HTML, PHP and MySQL alongside Linux. Because it has been decided (not by me) that I'm not allowed to install Linux on our school ...
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How can I set the lock screen clock position in GDM3?

Already managed to change lock screen wallpaper, now I'd like to set the shown clock a few inches up in the screen. Where can I find this configuration?
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Can't run java 8u71 on Wheezy Iceweasel

What happened to “WebUpd8” team? Banks homepage asking me for java update but couldn't install update via aptitude. On jessie machine already managed to install and run it via java-package interface, ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy, and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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update-initramfs failing after upgrading to stretch from jessie

I recently updated one of my Debian boxes to run with stretch, but unfortunately I run in an issue when it comes to the regeneration of the initramfs image. It seems that it doesn't recognize that I ...
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KVM network packet loss to guest

I am running a server with Debian 8.3, uname output Linux x 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux I am using KVM to run a virtual machine with CentOS ...
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Kali Linux: On install, designated root password cannot login - incorrect password

I found an old laptop lying around and I figured I would install Kali Linux on it to learn more about penetration testing and to try to break into my servers for practice and learning more about ...
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Nginx init.d script

After a dist-upgrade on my debian machine yesterday I am having some problems with the nginx init script. Whenever I try to start nginx using the init script it comes up with a error message: # ...
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Where is the nginx executable on Debian? [closed]

I've installed the nginx-light package on debian, but I can't find the executable. It's not in /usr/bin, like it says on the official nginx website. Where is it, then?
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LXC: Are downloaded templates verified?

Debian 8.3, LXC 1:1.0.6-6+deb8u2 When LXC downloads the base packages for a Debian container, are the packages verified? Verifying a Debian CD involves comparing signed checksum files against the ...
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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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Error during apt-get upgrade in wheezy

Today I wanted to upgrade my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. As first step I thought it is a good idea to upgrade the current wheezy-packages: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ... ...
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Fsck error from util-linux

Loading, please wait... fsck from util-linux 2.25.2 /dev/sda2: clean, 36964/3055616 files, 469877/12207104 blocks And I can't start Debian. OS: Debian 8.3.0.