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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My /var/log/ is mysteriously filling up GBs in minutes! Any cure before I re-install Debian 7?

Good morning, fellow *nix enthusiasts! I have been using Debian 7 for a while now and after a recent upgrade I noticed I constantly kept running out space on my root partition. I mean to the point ...
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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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What shell extension recommends packages if command is not found and how to update it? [duplicate]

I know this question might sound a little strange but i really don't know how to describe it better. On my Debian system I have a shell extension for bash that, whenever I enter an unknown command, ...
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Whonix Workstation signature verification fails

I'm following the instructions in this guide to install Debian on a USB device. I've done every step on pages 129-137, and things went smoothly until I tried to verify the Whonix Workstation file ...
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How do I configure SSHd to require 2 (or more) passwords to log in

I'm asking because I want to setup a server that cannot be administered by any single admin, not without the permission (and oversight) of one other authorized admin (there can be many). Since there ...
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Can't launch gnome-control-center, fglrx problem?

I have installed Debian yesterday. Later I installed the AMD Catalyst Driver because the system didn't detected the second screen. It worked perfectly. Now I can't launch gnome-control-center, I ...
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modify gnome's login/logout as user

My problem is following: I want to modify my login/logout so if I login a program is started, if I log off, it is closed (which it isn’t usually). (To let you know what I’m talking about – it’s ...
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How can I redirect internet traffic from local to proxy server with ip tables (DEBIAN 6)

So i made topology as shown in figure. Router have 3 interfaces like this: eth0 to internet side (with ip 192.168.1.10/24 gateway 192.168.1.254/24). eth1 to server-PC side (with ip ...
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How do I get GNOME 3 to work in Debian Wheezy under VMware?

I just installed Debian 7.4 in a VMware machine. On first boot, it gave me the following error: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback ...
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swapping issue when editing a large document on LibreOffice

I use LibreOffice writer 4.2.8.2 installed in Debian wheezy. When I load and edit a text file containing about 613000 characters (and some drawings) on my Intel i5 PC, LibreOffice is very fast ...
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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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live-build strange symbols during boot

So I'm booting up my Debian live-build through QEemu and gets this strange symbols. Anyone know what it is?
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Debian - qcow2 lazy_refcounts

I have just configured a debian 7.8 server with KVM and tried to preallocate a disk image with the following command: qemu-img create -f qcow2 -o preallocation=metadata,lazy_refcounts=on ...
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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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recording total runtime in bash script

I have the following script. When it runs it prints the Start and end Times to the file 'result.txt'. However, I also want to record the total runtime (end-start), but where I am doing echo runtine ...
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Boot to non bootable disk using Openfirmware

I tried to virtualize (VIOS partition) Debian 7.8 on IBM 9133-55A (powerpc) server. For some reason both yaboot and grub failed to install on the virtual hard disk. Now I want to start the kernel ...
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Connect XFCE's hibernation option with proper command

After configuring hibernation to swapfile with this instruction https://wiki.debian.org/Hibernation/Hibernate_Without_Swap_Partition commands s2disk & pm-hibernate are work fine. However ...
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Static IP on BBB won't change with network/interfaces file

I'm using multiple BBB's (Rev C), communicating with them from my Mac (OSX 10.9.3) over USB using the HoRNDIS drivers. The BBB's are running Debian, and so I want to manually assign them all different ...
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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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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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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/compile module in Debian without using Full Kernel, only by using the already installed kernel headers

I am a newbie in Linux/Debian and searched the internet for a few days but didn't managed to find any good tutorial. Can someone explain step by step how to install a module on a kernel with headers ...
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-m owner --uid-owner

Please point out to me if -m owner --uid-owner spring can be used in the following rules: (1) iptables -A OUTPUT -o lo -m owner --uid-owner spring -j ACCEPT (2) iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -m ...
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Reassign Ctl and Alt keys - xmodmap error

I am attempting to remap my keyboard in order to make emacs usable. My ergonomic keyboard puts its single Control key in an isolated 4-key island way off to the left. The OS is Debian squeeze. Here ...
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debian wheezy switches from internal to external monitor after AMD proprietary installation

First I would like to say that this is my first try to set up a linux distribution. With taking Debian 7.8 I was probably over estimating myself. I do have the following video card: lspci -nn | grep ...
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How can I lock screen and force re-login after a period of inactivity on different linux distros

I am writing a script to lock screen after a period of inactivity and ask for a password again on desktop activation for different distros of linux. I have achieved the same with the following ...
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How to configure Debian with Thinkpad T440 trackpad/clickpad?

I have trouble trying to figure out how to configure the Lenovo Thinkpad T440 trackpad ("clickpad") with the Linux OS. I like the way that Windows configured the laptops trackpad, and want to mimic it ...
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Create and report system acivity

I have a set-up a server running several applications. There will be multiple people using these applications in a community situation. I am looking for a way to track and report changes made to ...
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shell calling another shell program fails when run by crontab

I have scheduled to run the run.sh program like this: 16 09 07 * * root /opt/db_maintain/run.sh > /opt/db_maintain/temp-log and here is the run.sh: #/bin/bash #********* Saman ********* ...
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How to restore system after failed upgrade and downgrade

I tried to upgrade to Debian testing from stable a couple days ago and I've ran into massive problems. Couldn't boot after the upgrade, tried for a 2 days to get it to work, then tried to downgrade ...
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Debian Wheezy won't recognize wireless card after installation

I am trying to help a friend of mine fix his Debian installation on his laptop. He has installed Debian Wheezy 7.8.0 i386 netinst from a CD. His laptop is a Packard Bell Easynote R6510 using an ...
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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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Can't launch Steam games using optirun (Bumblebee)

I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop with an Intel i7 CPU, an Intel HD4000 integrated GPU, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M discrete GPU. I have recently installed Debian testing (jessie) on it, ...
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GDM UI screen update is jittery with Kernel 3.4 with N2600 ATOM processor

This is in continuation to my earlier post : Upgrading guidance for Cedarview driver in Debian 6 - 2.6.32 I recently updated my kernel from 2.6 to 3.4 (Just for making N2600 chipset detect my ...
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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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ELAN Touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6

I recently purchased an ASUS Q550LF laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6. I use Ubuntu for most tasks, but occasionally have reason to boot ...
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Debian package of Tomee plus

I'm looking for Debian package of Tomee plus but I have not found anything. Also, I would like to know if it is possible to download the package( on windows) then be installed on Debian or I have to ...
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How can I fix my Debian's /etc/network/interfaces?

I just need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces file in my otherwise-functional Debian installation, but I can't boot up because it gets stuck at "Configuring network interfaces". So how can I access ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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What does `NO-CARRIER` and `DOWN` mean for a wireless interface?

I have a remote server and I log output of certain commands while the server cannot access the internet. It uses a wireless interface to connect to the internet. In a working state the output of ...
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Skype install - debian amd64. libdbus issues

I have looked quite thoroughly for an answer to this question to no avail. I am trying to install Skype on Debian amd64 (with Xfce, which shouldn't make any difference...). After installing Skype ...
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Debian Stable (“wheezy”): was trying to build Python 3.4, and I ran sudo make install — am I in trouble now?

So, I wanted to run Python 3.4.x inside a virtualenv virtual environment. I learned that the first step should be to build Python 3.4.x. I was doing so in /usr/bin/Python3.4.x (a folder I created), ...
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Problem when using alien to install Oracle SQL Developer

I am trying to use alien --scripts to make a .noarch.rpm file into a .deb file, however, it is not working. I am trying to install Oracle SQL Developer: I have downloaded the ...
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Debian Jessie - Random freezes

I have a fresh installation of Debian Jessie, with Cinnamon and Gnome. I run it on a decent computer with the following specs: Athlon II x3, 6GB DDR2, 2GB SWAP (swapiness minimum), 600GB SATA HDD ...
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All mail sent by Postfix is received as spam

I have a dedicated server on Server4You. The machine has Debian 7.8 and Plesk 11.5.30. On the server I have 2 web sites , each with its respective IP address. The problem is that all mail I send is ...
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Debian Jessie getting a black screen on startx command

I installed Debian Wheezy with the GNOME GUI, and then upgraded to Jessie using the terminal. After the upgrade was done, I tried logging out and logging back in, but it booted straight to command ...
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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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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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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: ...