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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default owner and group for symlink and chown pass-through

I have two questions but they are very closely related to each other. I have a new Debian server by Linode, and my previous server was a CentOS run by Hostgator. I use this command quite frequently ...
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Can apt upgrade a package but only if it's already installed?

Is there a way to use apt to apply a pending upgrade to a package, but do nothing if it's not installed? I have many Debian systems, all with different sets of packages, and I want to apply specific ...
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Installing Arch Linux from existing Linux

I probably have some sort of misconception about the process of installing Arch Linux from a running Linux system. My goal is to set up Arch Linux on a remote virtual server I only have SSH root ...
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Login screen not appearing after upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I upgraded from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie by changing sources from /etc/apt/source.list and running: apt-get update apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade This operation ...
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How to create user account from script non-interactively without the password being seen?

The man page for useradd says http://linux.die.net/man/8/adduser -p, --password PASSWORD The encrypted password, as returned by crypt(3). The default is to disable the password. Note: This ...
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Stop DHCP from flooding network with available IP-addresses

I'm currently setting up a dhcp within a network with multiple other DHCP-servers (school) and lately I've received some complaints that my DHCP in particular keep flooding the network and spamming ...
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cron/ bash is not working via scripting, scoping issue?

I'm trying to schedule a task to run ever minute using cron: * * * * * /home/yzm/simple.sh >> /var/log/cron.log and this returns: bash: yzm: command not found cd-ing out of that folder: cd ...
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Cannot start Tomcat 7 as Apache Commons Daemon

I've been following the install process as recommended here. I'm trying to run Tomcat as a Unix daemon as described in the docs. However, when I run $CATALINA_HOME/bin/jsvc like this (note, I added ...
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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 ...
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Can't install any packages with apt

I have big problem on my Debian 6 server. I can't install/uninstall any packages on my system. When I try install something I have error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: ...
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How to use GoToMeeting in Linux

My employer wants me and the team of developers to communicate with them using gotomeeting.com service. Is it possible to use GoToMeeting in Debian? I know that officially GoToMeeting supports only ...
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Why is Debian hangs after DHCP?

This is my /etc/networking/interfaces file: auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp iface eth0 inet6 auto And here is a picture of where it is hanging:      Source: ...
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Debian package naming convention?

It's all very confusing. There are different examples out there, for e.g.: <package-name>_<epoch>:<upstream-version>-<debian.version>-<architecture>.deb source: ...
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install php5-fpm on Debian Squeeze

I tried in many ways to install php5-fpm in om Debian squeeze, but couldn't. I was wondering if I have to upgrade php5.3.3 to higher version because it doesn't seem to work on lower than php5.4 I ...
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How to map extended buttons on mouse?

I am trying to follow this guide to using a Logitech G600. I have (using a windows computer) mapped each key combo on the mouse to something on a normal keyboard. I have set up some rules in ...
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How to create an /opt partition on an existing installation without loosing data?

I've shrinked my /home from 2.7TB to 100G, I've extended /root, /usr, /tmp and /var but I have been looking for a way to create an /opt partition for 3 hours now, and can't find it. The setup is 3TB ...
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What ghc package does cabal-install need?

I've just installed cabal to try and get http://dmwit.com/yeganesh/, but on running cabal-install it throws the error: cabal: ghc version >=6.4 is required but it could not be found. Apt-cache ...
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Restarting Gnome 3 in Debian Wheezy?

What's the correct way to restart Gnome 3 (and Xorg) under Debian 7.0 Wheezy? I've seen older documentation on how to this, but it is outdated. The ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut no longer works by ...
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Connect Asus Zenfone 5 to Linux box

I have Asus Zenfone 5 phone and now I want to connect the device to my Debian 7 via USB to mount inner phone storage as external disk. So after it was connected I see in logs: dmesg [79836.644019] ...
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What is the downside of having many inodes?

Too few inodes can result in you not being able to store anymore files. What is the the downside of having many inodes ? (more than default)
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Sunix Low Level Parallel port driver not working

Background: I am currently in the process of updating a Industrial PC + software from Debian 4 (etch) to Debian 7 (Wheezy) due to hardware obsolescence, one of the few pieces of hardware being shared ...
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Is there a command that outputs ONLY the packages explicitly installed by the user? (ubuntu/debian)

I have tried searching for this but there seems to be no command that can output a list of packages (ideally in Ubuntu) that I have installed, not including any dependencies.
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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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How do I install GLIBC in Kali/Debian?

How can I install GLIBC? When I installed Spotify on my Kali 1.0.9a it gives me the following output when I try running Spotify through the Terminal: spotify: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version ...
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Mounting nfs4 partition over ssh tunel

I am following this manual on how to mount an nfs port over an ssh tunnel: https://blogs.oracle.com/shepler/entry/tunneling_nfs_traffic_via_ssh I need this because I want to mount an nfs partition ...
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Debian won't boot: udevd fails to load device sda and sdb

I can't boot my Debian system, I got this error during boot up: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting. I have solved this by adding blacklist snd-pscp to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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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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Understanding free -m Memory Usage

I dont understand this. When free -m show this: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 15334 14025 1308 0 258 10918 -/+ ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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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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Correct domain name for a non-server desktop machine

I have some Debian desktop machines, and during installation I left the domain name field blank, because I don't host any websites and I do not have a static IP (whatsmyip.org gives a different IP ...
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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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Seagate external drive freeze problem

I've recently bought a Seagate STBU1000200 1TB external usb hard drive. The first thing I did was to delete the NTFS partition and create an ext4 one with Gparted. Ever since, I'm facing strange ...
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Problems forcing Debian to obtain IP from predetermined server address using DHCP from nameserver on network

I am having trouble getting my Debian server to change the address where it requests its IP address. I currently have two routers. My primary distributes IP addresses to various machines on the ...
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Linux . Kali on android 4.2.2

hope this topic finds you well E: Unable to Locate Package thats the error that occur when i try to install any tool in kali on android I'm using Android with version 4.2.2 and kali is working well ...
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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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why can't download ed2k link with command on my debian7?

I have installed amule on my debian7 with: apt-get install amule root@localhost:/home/debian# ed2k "some ed2k link" ERROR! Failed to open /root/.aMule/ED2KLinks for writing! Why can't download ...
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Compiling a loadable kernel module(Debian/Ubuntu)

This question is a follow up of this one. I am trying to compile the ELF loader as an individual LKM and use it as a standalone application(replacing the original module within the base kernel sounds ...
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Reading the contents of an ELF file (programmatically) [closed]

I am trying to retrieve the contents of an additional section within an ELF binary. At this point, I'm using the following code to retrieve the name of each section: #include <stdio.h> #include ...
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Updating openssl on debian squeeze

Can I replace my openssl 0.9.8o-4squeeze16 package with http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openssl/openssl_1.0.1h-3_amd64.deb without any problems/concers? I did a apt-get update but I did ...
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What is the issue due to which debian hangs at fsck /dev/sda? What is the solution?

What is the issue due to which debian hangs at fsck /dev/sda? What is the solution? This is the screenshot of Debian in normal mode: This is the screenshot of Debian in recovery mode:
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iptables: The “script” way or the “*filter, rules, COMMIT” way?

I'm trying to figure out how NAT and iptables work. While I'm in the trial-and-error phase of learning about it, I found two somewhat conflicting howtos. One howto uses a script to call iptables ...
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Different console font sizes on two installations of debian wheezy

I have installed Debian Wheezy on two different partitions of the same desktop computer. The first installation was done a few months ago with a version 7.5 iso image. The installation has been ...
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How to debug Debian Jessie freezing on resume?

Every time I suspend my machine (at least the options say it is a suspend) the machine freezes within one minute of resuming. It seems to work fine for about a minute. After running for a bit, the ...
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Will Debian Wheezy (stable) automatically upgrade to Jessie once Jessie becomes the stable release?

I am on Debian Wheezy (stable) and routinely update my system via the basic: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade In the future, once Jessie becomes the stable release, I wonder whether ...
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Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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Debian CLI torrent program through VPN

Has anyone successfully set up a CLI-only (no web UI's!) torrent client that can tunnel all of its traffic through a VPN? (Either by sending all traffic through a particular interface or a SOCKS ...
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How to restrict access of a process to specific ports?

How can I restrict access of a process to use only specific ports, or block it if it uses non-allowed ports?
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How to install Realtek RTL8723BE wireless driver on debian?

I installed Debian Wheezy 7.8 on a Lenovo G50-70 x64, it seems that I don't have the driver for my wireless card installed, the output of iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. eth0 ...
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Media changed: please insert the disk labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux

I installed Debian 7 using a USB flash drive "burned" from the first DVD ISO of the Debian installation CD/DVD. I did a very minimal install without Debian desktop environment, Print server and ...