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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How to configure swap space after system instalation?

I've installed Debian Wheezy and after installation completed, I realized that I forgot to set the swap memory. So now, how can I configure the swap space?
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Debian upgrade causes many complications - best upgrading practices?

I upgraded my Debian Jessie KDE system last night by running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and apt-get autoremove. Immediately after it began to malfunction so I checked ...
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Debian: Move the trash folder for all users to another volume

I need to have all deleted files for all users go into a folder on another drive. Is this possible? If so, what are the commands to permanently move the trash folder(s)? The operating system is ...
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Turn off network on Raspbian

I'm trying to set up cron to turn off networking on my Raspberry Pi during the night (from 23:00 to 8:00). The problem is that none of this commands do the job: $ sudo service networking stop $ sudo ...
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udev+udisks2: udisksctl gives 'Error looking up object for device'

In Debian Wheezy I had a special rule for my ntfs usb hdd. When it is inserted it is mounted in /media under a specific sub-folder. ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ...
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Problem installing Debian 7 64bit on UEFI laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532

I have installed Debian 7 64bit on my brand new laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532. As I understood lately this is UEFI-enabled laptop. At first installation attempt I've not created EFI boot partition, ...
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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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sudo: setreuid(ROOT_UID, user_uid): Operation not permitted

I get this in my debian wheezy. I do not know what to do. I get it with every sudo command. Su password fails every time. I have seen people suggesting running service ncsd stop and then start it but ...
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Debian Jessie (server without X) extreme slowdowns

I changed my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie a few weeks ago, with a new installation instead of an upgrade. I now have a huge problem with random slowdowns which affect the whole system. The system ...
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How to install / parse build dependencies from debian/control?

Let's suppose you downloaded a source code folder, that contains an existing /debian/ folder as well as /debian/control file. Let's suppose the package in question is not in Debian official ...
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Can I run xvfb on a console-only debian system?

I need to be able to run firefox on a console-only debian system, and I want to run it using xvfb. The command I have been using to run it on my regular debian system is: $ xvfb-run firefox & ...
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State of ucblogo package in debian / raspbian

My son and I are playing around with LOGO programming on a Raspberry Pi (in Raspbian). We ran into a problem with the current package (v 5.5) not properly interpreting arrow key input: ...
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Start notification-daemon as a service

I am running Debian and wish to make use of notify-send. But notify-send doesn't give me any notification unless I have one of the following running: # either: ...
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KDE How to switch between 4 keyboard layouts?

I have KDE 4.14.2 on Debian 8.1 installed. When I have 3 layouts, switching META+Spacebar works perfectly. The problem begins when I am adding 4th layout, switching works incorrectly: I'm only able ...
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aptitude: Meaning of curly brackets, i.e. package1{b} package2{a} package3{u}

When using aptitude, the list of changed packages sometimes has a single character in curly brackets behind some package names. The man-page has two examples of them but does not explain them (version ...
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apt-get upgrade stalls

I had an issue with list.sources file. Now that's resolved and I'm wondering how can I make sure that it's safe to apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade the system? s2:/var# aptitude upgrade Resolving ...
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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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defining firewalld permissions without SELinux in Debian

I don't find an explanation regarding the permission system of firewalld in Debian without SELinux. I have multiple users. How do I grant one user admin permissions to firewalld while denying these to ...
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clear apt-get list

I am building an image for an embedded Linux based on Debian. I did use apt-get update before on the device that I want to use as a base for that image, so the lists under /var/lib/apt/lists are quite ...
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if I upgrade from Debian Wheezy (7.x) to Jessie (8.x), will systemd run by default?

I am wary of systemd for various reasons which are irrelevant to this question. Now, I'm about to upgrade my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie. Will systemd be used by default after an apt-get ...
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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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How long are Debian stable releases supported? like Debian Wheezy

I am Ubuntu user; while I know that Ubuntu 12.04 is LTS and will be supported until April 2017, I'd like to know what the projected support lifetime of Debian Wheezy will be.
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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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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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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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Clonezilla hangs after boot

I have installed clonezilla live on pxe server. My pxe server works fine and I have installed clonezilla image in it to boot from remote location. My clonezilla image is booting successfully but it's ...
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debian wifi setup for failover

I do have a small pc(router_office) that runs debian wheezy (7) and it gets internet from wlan0 and acts as router for eth0 (NAT). Everything works fine. My setup is pretty simple in ...
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How to redirect roundcube log to stdout

Installed roundcube from source on top of debian. I wanna redirect roundcbe logs to stdout. How to achieve this?
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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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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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equivs-build / apt-get: how to preserve directory

I'm building some packages for a private repository using equivs-build. The files are installing ok using apt-get install but when I go to remove them they are trying to delete the whole folder ...
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Linux/Raspbian equivalent to Add/Remove Programs || Programs & Features?

Is there a Linux (and specifically Raspbian) equivalent to the Windows OS programs "Add/Remove Programs" and/or "Programs & Features"? Android has it's own Application Manager as well. Back in ...
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Debian cannot connect to local daemons from localhost

Long story short. Apache2 running on 0.0.0.0:80 Mysqld running on 0.0.0.0:3306 Can't access these ports from localhost, but CAN access them from remote hosts. From Remote host (laptop) ...
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Graphic problem ATI Radeon HD7770

My OS (resembling Ubuntu 12) is having a graphical issue. An app "ATI binary X.Org driver" when not installed makes the graphics very laggy and slow; while I can take screenshots. When installed, ...
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After sending shutdown command, ssh session doesn't terminate

Whenever I send the command to turn off or restart my Debian servers, my shell is left hanging and unresponsive (can't type any commands). Performing the same action in Ubuntu results in the ...
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how to re-use existing completion with recent bash-completion?

i use alias which adds some parameters to some program. for example: alias git.home='git --git-dir=$HOME/.git.home/' complete -o bashdefault -o default -o nospace -F _git git.home \ ...
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Fresh install Debian Jessie over existing Debian Wheezy on laptop

I am very new to Linux and any sort of communities for that matter so if I'm posting to the wrong place please let me know. I was hoping I could find a solution to my "problem". I installed Debian ...
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Finding all software packages in Debian that provide a particular alternative

The Debian distribution has the Debian Alternatives System. From the Wiki: The Debian alternatives system creates a way for several programs that fulfill the same or similar functions to be ...
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Changing settings for XFCE4 on debian wheezy terminal

I am using a raspberry pi running raspbian wheezy. How do you change the desktop settings for an XFCE4 desktop on raspbian, installed with sudo apt-get install xfce4-full, now the default X desktop, ...
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How to change default directory programs get installed

I have Debian wheezy chrooted in my Android. However all its directory is in my internal memory. So, if I apt-get install something it gets installed in /data/data/.../debian/usr/local/bin directory. ...
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Disable KVM Kernel Module while its still in use

In order to run a virtual machine, VirtualBox tells me to disable the KVM kernel module. I googled around and found out that KVM is included in the qemu-*-packages, but none of them is/was installed ...
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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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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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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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Boot Debian netinst CD to RAM?

Is it possible to boot an install CD to RAM? I want to boot the CD and eject it before I proceed with the setup. And when not, where do the changes have to be made, to get a "toram" boot option?
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I always need to ifdown/ifup wlan0 after reboot

I'm trying to create an ad-hoc wifi made of 5 computers (one windows pc and 4 raspberry pi loaded with a raspbian) the raspberry pi will talk through mqtt, but tha'ts not the point. The problem I have ...
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bind mounts by systemd don't magically work with systemd-tmpfiles?

I have an weird challenge from on my Debian 8 box. The background is I want to mount some directories as tmpfs, to avoid physical IO (disk wakeup / flash wear). Probably I should just mount a ...
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Prevent Google Chrome to hang the system on Debian Jessie with GNOME (live)

I'm running Debian Jessie with GNOME (live) off an USB drive; when using Google Chrome, after a while, due to its heavy memory usage, the system hangs; at first the pointer just slows down for a few ...
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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 ...