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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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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Cron only occasionally sends e-mail on output and errors

On Debian 8.1, I'm using a Bash feature to detect whether the stackoverflow.com website is reachable: (echo >/dev/tcp/stackoverflow.com/80) &>/dev/null || echo "stackoverflow unreachable" This is ...
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Trouble switching from DHCP to a static IP on Kali Linux

When I installed Kali Linux 64bit, I forgot to set up a static IP address, and now DHCP determines my address with my router. I have already modified /etc/hosts and /etc/network/interfaces to declare ...
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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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Why does apt-get upgrade not install the latest PHP version?

I usualy do apt-get update apt-get upgrade in order to keep my Debian 8.x server up to date. I also tried apt-get dist-upgrade, however, my PHP version is still the same one that I installed months ...
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Troubleshooting radeon drivers in Debian vs. Trisquel vs. Ubuntu

Using an ATI 5770 on a 2560x1440 monitor. When I first install Ubuntu 14.04 I'm given the full 2560x1440 resolution. It says it's using the free drivers and that closed source ones are available. In ...
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Usage of pinentry with keepass2 for gpg mail encryption

Debian Jessie, XFCE 4.10, KeePass2, IceDove (with Enigmail).. I'm using KeePass2 generated passwords for my gpg private key, to de/encrypt mails. Icedove is my client which uses the enigmail. As ...
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Is there any sound enhancer/equalizer for Linuxes that are not Ubuntu?

I am looking for a systemwide audio equalizer for Debian, Gentoo or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, i.e. an audio equalizer that filters the entire signal that is sent to the audio chipset, something ...
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Having trouble compiling BFLT Utils: can't find libiberty.h, despite being installed

I'm attempting compile BFLT Utils (https://github.com/nihilus/bflt-utils), but keep getting the following error: $:/tmp/bflt-utils/flthdr# make gcc -Wall -g -O2 compress.c -c gcc -Wall -g -O2 stubs.c ...
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Reinstalling all Debian packages

I killed by mistake a dpkg process running in the background and I would like to reinstall all packages to be sure everything is allright. First, I tried to get a list of all packages and reinstall ...
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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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Linux mem kernel option caps at 12GB?

When I set the mem=16G kernel option on a 14GB RAM machine, free -m reports 12GB of free memory. If I try mem=16G on a 7GB RAM machine, it doesn't change at all. Is this a bug, or is there a way ...
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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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VirtualBox - guest bridged connection to host's eth0 fails

I have some weird issues (or lack of understanding) with my VM Lubuntu 14.04 on a Debian Jessie host using VirtualBox. My host has a static IP on its eth0 which is wired to a Raspberry Pi 2 (also with ...
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Debian: unable to locate package opencv, known to exist

I'm running wheezy Debian on a BeagleBone: root@beaglebone:~# cat /etc/*-release PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="7" VERSION="7 (wheezy)" ID=debian ...
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KDE 5 of Debian Jessie - What Qt version was used to compile it?

I had go back to Windows a while ago because of the incompatibility of linux desktops with high-res (UHD) and touch screens. As now it got much better than before, I'd like to come back to linux, as ...
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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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Krusader left a trash launcher in GNOME

I've tried using Krusader under GNOME. However, after uninstalling it, it left the Trash launcher. So, now when clicked it says "Failed to execute default File Manager "krusader" (No such file or ...
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Gedit cannot save in shared folder (Virtualbox)

I'm getting the "Cannot save _ Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy" in Gedit 2 when I try to save in a shared folder with Virtualbox (Debian). I've searched and apparently ...
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Jack and Raspberry Pi

Attempting to write some small midi programs with rtmidi on my Raspberry PI (Debian Wheezy). But, when I compile it, g++ cannot find jack/jack.h. However, when I run sudo apt-get install jackd it ...
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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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Connecting to WEP WiFi/wlan0 using Minimal Debian Wheezy

Alright, I've had a doozy of a time trying to set up wlan0 on a minimal Debian install, meaning I have no DE, but you probably knew that. The problem lies in that I cannot for the life of me get my ...
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Offline debian repositories on DVD

Where can I download iso images of full repositories of debian and CentOS? It seems there is no image of repositories on official pages. Debian includes only 3 DVDs instead of 14. Where are other iso ...
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Migrate mail from dovecot on centos to dovecot on debian

I am trying to migrate a number of user mail accounts from dovecot 1.0.7 on a centos 5.11 server to dovecot 2.1.7 on a debian 7 server Foolishly I thought I could simply replicate the Maildirs from ...
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ntfs-3g: Input/output error

For the past 3 days (after an update) my Debian Jessie refuses to mount NTFS disks. I reinstalled libfuse2 and ntfs-3g, yet I get the same Input/output error I tried the same disks under Windows 7 ...
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Putting network interface in promiscuous mode (not monitor mode)

I'm looking to capture Wifi request probes while still associated with a network and otherwise not affecting that connection. I can successfully enable monitor mode but, of course, can't join ...
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Overheating in Jessie

I just upgraded to Jessie and my laptop, a vostro 1710, is overheating. alexis1@debian:~$ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +62.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core ...
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How to install Wildcard TDM410P to my Debian?

I want to install a WCTDM/0 "Wildcard TDM410P in my Debian 7 for I use in my Asterisk, but I can't it. And it appear DAHDI_SPANCONFIG failed on span 1: Invalid argument (22). I have to configure my ...
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running cron on a chroot

For my web development I use a debootstrap'ped Debian with sysvinit, I start apache2/mysql manually only when I need to work. Now for a new project I require to run some scheduled task for which I ...
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When in debian 8.1 why is the super user ran with su not sudo? [closed]

Just curious about why super user is ran and not super user do.
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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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How to safely turn off swap permanently? (on Debian Jessie)

I fresh installed Debian Jessie with default partitioning on an SSD drive. My current disk partitions look like this: As I have 16GB RAM, I think I don't need swap. On Windows, I had it turned off ...
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remounting FS with read write rights

Looking for the read only file system: grep "\sro[\s,]" /proc/mounts /dev/disk/by-uuid/2c04d594-b11d-4b02-b1b3-3d9f0b66b73c / ext3 ro,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0 So the / ...
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Synaptic Package Manager: Could not apply changes! Fix broken packages first.

Have been trying to fix it in various ways, but all these advices on the internet turned out useless for me. It was too strange to see when one instruction help other people, but don't solve my ...
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Three monitors with two different Nvidia cards

I have a Geforce 460 SE and a Geforce 6600 GT. OS is Debian 8, current video driver is 340.65. I'm trying to drive three screens with two cards, two outputs from the 460 and one output from the ...
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Allow username input sddm (LDAP/Kerberos)

The overarching question: How can I enable SDDM to accept username input in Debian? Underlying/implicit questions: How does SDDM recognize users? What is the Debian alternative to ...
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How to know the source repository of a package in debian?

In Debian, AFAIK some packages are maintained in subversion, while some are maintained in git, some are maintained in Subversion/SVN (famously team-pkg-gnome) and others in some other VCS. Is there ...
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How to find out what is launching a port scan in the night from my Linux?

I have several Linux (mostly Debian) servers running on a Proxmox platform. All of them connecting to Internet through an ADSL line, with only one public IP. One of them is running OMD (open ...
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Debian Jessie initramfs-tools strange behavior

My current system is: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (jessie) Release: 8.1 Codename: jessie with kernel: $ uname -a ...
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Debian jessie, nvidia 840M, bumblebee and sleep/suspend -> low fps

I've got a funny problem. Every time I send my laptop to suspend (closing the lid or with pm-suspend) I get low fps in games run with primus or optirun. After reboot everything is fine and fps goes ...
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Adding printer from Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy, Firewalld not running

I get an error trying to add a printer on Debian Wheezy that FirewallD is not running. I am trying to add a remote printer. There is no firewall on this computer, iptables blocks nothing, and there is ...
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Trying to install debian 8.1 on Raid0 (4TB x 2) HDD. Tried dmraid; when detecting HDD only 3.6TB is showing

Trying to install debian 8.1 on Raid0 (4TB x 2) HDD. Tried dmraid; when detecting HDD only 3.6TB is showing. Bios is showing whole 7.6GB HDD.. Any solution ??
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SSL installation on apache2 / debian

So I have a debian wheezy installation where I someone started to install SSL but gave up and so I'm here to finish the task. problem - when accessing with http (port 80) - all is working. When ...
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Unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie 64 bit

I am unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie (64 bit). I have already enables i386 architecture . The issue is with the installation of the package libqtwebkit4:i386: rsiwal@rsiwal-jessie:~$ sudo ...
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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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Connect to a localhost VirtualBox Debian server through FTP

I need help connecting through FTP to my virtualbox debian server. I've been trying for about 45 minutes. Followed a vsftpd tutorial but the configuration file on my end was different so I removed it. ...
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How can I install my network driver on Debian from a USB media?

Here's my typical workflow for installing Ubuntu/Mint: 1) Boot from a USB stick with Live installation 2) Install, reboot 3) Use my USB network adapter which is supported by Mint to get internet 4) ...
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Where is the `$TERM` environmental variable set in Debian Jessie for console logins?

I have read a lot of articles and SE questions regarding how and where the default $TERM environmental variable gets set. Unfortunately in Debian 8.1 I can't seem to find where the default $TERM ...
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uninstall geoclue from debian

using Debian 8 Jessie I don't like geoclue. I want to remove it Tried to do: apt-get remove geoclue* I got: The following packages will be REMOVED: empathy geoclue-2.0 gnome gnome-clocks ...
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X stopped working

A couple of weeks ago I made a system upgrade (aptitude upgrade) on my Debian Stretch x64 system. I finished my session normally, but since then I cannot access X anymore. When I turn on my computer, ...