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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Debian offline dist-upgrade in one step

Is there a way to perform a distribution upgrade on an offline Debian system by making only one return trip to an online machine? I've managed to perform the equivalent of apt-get update && ...
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How to create user-defined tasks in Debian?

According to the Debian terminology, a task is a collection of several individual Debian packages all related to a specific activity (see here). Tasks can be installed through the tasksel program ...
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Find source of all installed packages on Debian based systems

I am trying to find a good method to find the repository for each package that was stored on my system that can be easily parsed. Backstory: I have Debian wheezy systems and have setup the ...
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Why is cron ignoring a / (forward slash) interval?

I want to set up a job to run every 15 minutes, starting at the 5th minute. This is my crontab line: 5/15 * * * * /root/job.sh >> /root/job.log But it only runs once an hour, on the fifth ...
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Linux Debian strange putty connection

I have just installed Linux Debian 7.8 on my VMWARE. Installed SSH and SSH-Server. I'm able to connect via putty with the local IP (192.168.x.x). When I try to connect from another computer after ...
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...
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What's the story behind Super Cow Powers?

As we know, apt-get has Super Cow Powers and aptitude does not: $ apt-get --help | grep -i cow This APT has Super Cow Powers. $ aptitude --help | grep -i cow ...
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building Debian package fails at dh_auto_install stage

I'm trying to build a very simple debian package. I have two files, main_file and functions, they are both shell scripts, functions is sourced by main_file. There are no dependencies on any external ...
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How to verify that package-installed files match originals?

Let's say I have an installed, working and up-to-date system, and want to verify that all package-installed files on it are the same as those packaged by the respective package maintainer. In effect, ...
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Slow DNS resolve from curl/lynx etc

I have a strange issue with DNS resolving: Root of the problem is that I get curl errors: "Error executing HTTP request: name lookup timed out". Tried to ping some sites, all resolved fine (and fast). ...
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How can I let people install my package by apt-get?

I have a set of binary packages that I want the user to be able to install from command line via apt-get or yum without having to host it myself on a server. I have heard of reprepro and pushing it to ...
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Package availability in 32 bit Debian 7 (Wheezy)

I am building a new production environment and I have been thinking wether I should use 32bit or 64bit Debian 7. All the servers will have less than 4Gb of memory so I thought I could save some memory ...
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Debian can't mount partition or external hd

I have recently installed a copy of Debian 7/Gnome in a partition along with Windows 7. Even though I am the sole user of this computer, during the installation two accounts have been created: a ...
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hibernate / suspend problems

Problem The Fn-F4 function key combination does not result in hibernating, instead it resets the internet connection instead Symptoms pm-hibernate and pm-suspend just reset the connection. ...
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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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Debian Fresh Install: IO_Page_Fault

I recently tried to install Debian alongside the mint installation I am using to type this. However, I keep getting this strange error whenever I try to boot it, even after a fresh install ...
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Install nagios3 on debian by apt, file not found error

I have a Wheezy Debian system, and I've installed nagios3 using apt-get. When I go to myhost.com/nagios3 and then go to a page, for example "Tactical Overview" I get the error message: The ...
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Can't FTP into Google Compute Engine instance using Debian

After trying to setup vsftpd on my google compute engine instance, I was unable to completely connect to the FTP server. After attempting to login with FileZilla, I got this response: Status: ...
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Install php 5.6 on Debian Wheezy on Armel

I'm working with an ARM server, and it has Debian Wheezy on it. Poor choice, I know, I didn't install it. I've (loosely) followed this guide and added this to sources.list: deb ...
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Sort command on more than one field

I have a file with contents 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.4 192.168.1.2 10.1.1.1 10.1.1.2 10.1.1.3 192.168.1.56 192.168.1.43 10.1.1.23 When I gave $ sort -h -t. -k3,4 sort_test.txt 10.1.1.1 10.1.1.2 ...
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CUPS - check if print successful (either python or in system)

EDIT: I forgot to make it clear I'm using python and pycups. The code is python but I shouldn't have thought that was enough. I've dug through the cups documentation a few times and couldn't find ...
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How to view a daemon's output in a session on Raspbian/Debian?

Okay I'm pretty new to Linux and I have setup a Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian and it's running a bunch of things for tracking aircraft as well as a receiver (RTL-SDR). It's all working great and I'm ...
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Linux Debian memory leak? [duplicate]

I am running an application which needs to be restarted everyday. I am noticing that when I close this application and I run "free -m" It says: total used free shared ...
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How to hide mouse cusor in gnome-shell and gdm display manager?

I'm trying hide the mouse cusor my Debian Jessie with gnome-shell and gdm display manager. I could easily do if I know how can pass the argument "-nocursor" to X server with de GDM Display manager. ...
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How can I upgrade an application from new source?

I am runnign debian wheezy. I have PHP 5.4 installed from default repos. And now I have added these to sources list to upgrade to PHP 5.6 deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy all deb-src ...
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Why my xl2tpd doesn't redial?

I have a router that runs debian and is used to connect to my ISP using L2TP (over a cable modem). xl2tpd is configured to redial if the connection fails (and pppd is configured to do a LCP ping all ...
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atom cannot start because libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 is not found, but ldd can locate it

I've installed Atom editor on my Crunchbang VM. Atom depends on libc6>=2.15, but the stable Waldorf has libc6 2.13, so I had to set up dynamic linking as described here After that, I get another ...
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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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Windows 8.1 and Debian dualboot EFI problems

I am following the instructions described here and here My EFI-partition is /dev/sda2, but the following command does not work: mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi It says it cannot find the mount point. I ...
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On Debian Testing: How to get a recent Iceweasel Release (non-ESR) version without updating to Unstable?

I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25). ...
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How do I troubleshoot networking on Debian

Today I restarted my linux box, and following the restart, my linux box has no network connection. Here's what I've tried so far: Use an different ethernet cable that works on my other computer. No ...
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Debian Jessie: My LAN is not working!

I can connect to the Internet without a problem by using wireless networks. I have a DSL connection on defined which can connect to the Internet when LAN is connected. When I plug-in network cable, ...
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SMP Linux regular user service command permissions

I'm having a weird situation with three of our cloud based VMs. They differ slightly from our other systems. The systems we are not having issues with read as follows: Linux nyc-dev 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 ...
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Install the virtual box guest additions Debian wheezy

I am trying to install the virtual box guest additions and it mounts successfully on to Debian wheezy. When I open this mounted drive I see a message in nautilus in the top right saying "the ...
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Why does querying xrandr briefly freeze the screen?

Every time I run xrandr --query my screen freezes very briefly. It's enough to be jarring if I'm watching an animation or a video -- which sucks, because I have a script querying xrandr every 3 ...
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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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Library missing compiling XBMC from source

Somewhere between the 13 and 13.1 releases I was no longer able to compile XBMC from source. I was able to compile v13 when it was first released (from the Gotham branch). Then, 13.1 was announced and ...
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How can I configure the default transmission rate for 802.11 (“WiFi”) in Debian 7 GNU/Linux?

I need to lower the transmission rate of my IEEE 802.11g network interface controller to have acceptable packet loss ratio (< 0.5 %), otherwise it becomes very high (> 50 % is ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection refused .

I have a bluetooth dongle (something that costs around $2) from which I want to send serial data to my android phone. i have installed : sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez-utils blueman on ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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How to minimize the use of anti-aliased fonts across all my desktop environment and applications?

I have configured some applications (Emacs, xfce4-term) to use bitmapped fonts, and disabled hinting/anti-aliasing. But there are still a lot of anti-aliased fonts in my GUI desktop (xfce4). If I ...
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Turn system on by USB keyboard?

To hibernate my Debian Wheezy system, I run the following command: sudo sh -c 'echo disk > /sys/power/state' To wake up the system, I can press any key on my USB keyboard. My understanding of ...
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Debian on Mac via reFINd: New Partitions doesnt Boot

im trying to get on Debian via the refind Bootmanager. I was able to create partitions on HDD (Swap + /) and install Debian, but i couldn't install a bootloader on the installation, nor Grub neither ...
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Download older XAMPP on Linux without Browser

I am connected to a Unix Server via ssh and want to install xampp on this server. How do I download / install an older Version of xampp (1.7.7) without having access to a browser?
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Set up network with static IP and wpa_supplicant on Debian

On Debian, I am trying to set up my network to use ad-hoc mode with a static IP address. I also want wpa_supplicant to be running so that I can scan use it to scan for WiFi networks in range. To get ...
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Startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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how to specify daemon dependency upon another daemon

in /etc/init.d/ first daemon # Provides: first # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog second daemon # Provides: second # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog first Is this ...
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Is there a way to control the mouse wheel resolution in Debian?

I am using Debian 6.0.4. The mouse wheel scrolls way to much for it to be any use. Is there any way to configure how much "scrolling" is done with with one mouse wheel turn? Thanks! Update: My ...
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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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Need help with enabling 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I installed Debian Wheezy on my daughter's desktop computer. It has Intel i5-4570 (Haswell) CPU and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics chipset. No discrete graphics card. I'm unable to enable 3D ...