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 encrypt data in a folder in a samba share, and share it both encrypted and decrypted?

So far I have a Debian NAS with a samba share accessible from a Windows client by user credentials. Within that share I have a folder of images encrypted by ecryptfs. A friend of mine have agreed to ...
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Debian ignores PAM env variables (while Arch doesn't)

I have a weird issue with my Debian Sid system. I want to set a global environment variable in /etc/environment, which is supposed to be read by the pam_env module. Unfortunately, after having relogin ...
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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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How to upgrade a shared library to a newer version when installing from source code?

I am installing an application from source code and it requires a shared library which I'll call abc. The configure process finds a libabc.so symlink in /usr/lib that points to a 0.23 version of abc ...
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Mesa Compile results in unusable drivers?

I built mesa from git on debian wheezy following the instructions here. I had to build libdrm_intel from source as well, as the version in the repo was too old. I'm on a T500 with integrated ...
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error when trying to remount / readonly [closed]

On my Debian wheezy system I'm trying to remount / readonly. I switch to runlevel 1 and then issue mount / -o ro, remount which always errors out with "column: invalid argument" Additional ...
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Fully erase/delete disk with a live debian disto

Is it possible to do a full format of a disk with a live debian usb? I mean really destroy all the data on the disk so that even data recovery tools can not get the data back in any way? I have tried ...
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poor resolution from Dell ST2320L monitor with ATI HD 5670 graphics card (Debian distro)

I'm having difficulty getting maximum resolution out of a Dell ST2320L monitor (23", I think) on a new installation of Debian linux running Xorg. The graphics card is an ATI HD 5670 and I installed ...
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Debian install no CD-Rom found on Thinkpad X220

im currenty having the problem that the Debian installer wont detect my USB I have a Thinkpad X220 UEFI BIOS version somewhere around 2011 I will explain what I did here: I installed Windows 7 I ...
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Virtualized Debian Jessie: slow booting / shutting down :(

I have a Debian 8 (Jessie), cat /proc/version says: Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.3 (Debian 4.8.3-16) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) ...
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What is the difference between all of these Debian version numbers?

In attempting to find the version of Debian I am running, I have run several commands; the confusing thing is, nearly all of these commands return different results. For instance, in /proc/version I ...
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How do I know which version of Debian I'm running?

In a tutorial, I'm prompted "If you are running Squeeze, follow these instructions..." and "If you are running Wheezy, follow these other instructions..." When I run uname, I get the following ...
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Wireless server only allows a single client

I have a BeagleBone Black running Debian configured as an access point using hostapd and udhcpd. A node based HTTP server accepts request on port 80. The device is not connected to any wired network. ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux on HP Chromebook 14? USB boot doesn't works!

Following this guide from the debian wiki, I'm tring to install Debian on my HP Chromebook 14 (FALCO). The problem is that, when I choose "Install" in the Debian-Installer's menu, instead of the ...
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compile source package with multiple cpu cores in debian, “apt-get -b source”

I use apt-get -b source and this command download and compile source with one core of cpu, Is there any way to compile package in debian with apt package manager with multiple cpu cores ? like -j ...
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USB Mouse Freezing in Debian / KDE // Keyboard OK

Having problems with seemingly random freezes of my Logitech Wireless Mouse in Debian (KDE). With regards to a number of articles out there, I don't have powertop, mouseemu or laptop-mode-tools ...
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Debian Linux - Ubuntu - Logs cleared for last and lastb, but not /var/log/auth.log after new year

So like the title says, I logged into my server and I noticed last and lastb seem to have been reset sometime before 00:48 after the new year. Is this intentional to have it reset, or does it only ...
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Broken libc6 makes system unbootable when I install packages via apt-get

I tried to install Skype on my amd64 Debian 7, after believing the page that told me to upgrade libc6 and allow the x86 architecture. When I started downloading such packages and upgrading libc6 my ...
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bootup hangs on “started monitoring of lvm2 mirrors”

Recently I had some problems with hard disk. I think I solved that problems, but now my computer (with Debian) doesn't boot up. It hangs for several minutes on "started monitoring of lvm2 mirrors" ...
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Remotely connect to computer when connection partly fails

I have a Debian computer acting as a server at home. It has a dovecot+postfix mail server, an SSH server, an apache server, and everything you would expect from a do-everything server. At home, it is ...
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debian asus g551jm gnome 3 using integrated gpu instead of nvidia

I have an asus g55jm running debian wheezy with gnome. By default the integrated gpu instead of the nvidia gtx860M card for the desktop. running lspci outputs: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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playing video on ancient computer

I'd like to play video stream on ancient computer (PII 400 + 512M). I installed debian with XLDE but iceweasel takes to much CPU - video is choppy. I was trying to cut everything unneeded - when ...
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Late authentication

I run Debian Wheezy with a simple window manager (Blackbox). If I remember correctly, in Ubuntu some applications like Synaptic and Update Manager ask for sudo password only when/if needed. How do I ...
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Recover dokuwiki directory in debian

I accidentally deleted all the content of the dokuwiki directory and want to restore it not with a Linux (Debian) command. In the directory of dokuwiki far as i know mainly .txt files are located. How ...
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Can`t mount external hdd

I am using Debian and I`m using Windows as well (much longer). I loaded a external disk on Windows but when trying to mount on linux again I keep getting the same error: Error mounting: mount exited ...
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Where are xkb options defined?

I'm not too experienced with Linux on personal computers, but I've recently installed Debian Jessie on my laptop (using GNOME 3). It's a Macbook, so there's a command key on the keyboard. Initially, I ...
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VNC into login screen (instead of user's desktop)

I'm using RasPi B+ with Raspian from Noobs, lightdm, lxde There are various descriptions out there on how to set up TightVNC on a RasPi, most of them VNC into root's desktop or another ...
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Skype Call Recorder in Debian 7.1: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found

I am trying to configure Skype Call Recorder in Debian 7.1, running Skype 4.3.0.37. Since there was no amd64 package for Debian, I am using skype-call-recorder-ubuntu_0.10_amd64.deb. The installation ...
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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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Initctl doesn't show any errors or logs

I installed upstart on Debian wheezy, and now when I run upstart commands it doesn't show me any errors or messages, I run command that should provide me some error. For example: start heeeeeeelp ...
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Wireless driver issues. Install and switch to different one

Laptop is a macbook pro late 2011 with Broadcom BCM4331 wireless card. OS: crunchbang 11 I currently have bcmi-pci-bridge driver running (It was running out of the box, did not install it). I'm ...
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specific swap partitions for multiple debian instances in a single computer

I'm trying to setup a computer with three debian instances (wheezy, jessie and sid), I've created / and swap partitions for each debian instance, during the installation I did specify which swap ...
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Can't change gnome-terminal tab's title from within ssh session on remote debian 8 machine

When I connect to a debian 8 server I can't change gnome-terminal tab's title, see for yourself: $ ssh deb6-server $ echo -en '\e]0;test\a' # title changes $ echo $TERM xterm-256color $ cat ...
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How to install KDE without Konqueror?

I want to install a very minimal KDE desktop in Debian. When running apt-get install kde-plasma-netbook, kde-plasma-netbook depends on kde-baseapps, which then installs some applications, such as ...
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is there a difference between these lines in `/etc/apt/sources.list`?

In a guide for installing a wireless card, I'm told to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free This is what my sources.list ...
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HOW TO install debian after installation of kali linux? [closed]

I Installed the linux on virtual machine and at that time i didnt installthe debian mirrror ! now what can i do to install it ? and the linux headers are releated to this debian ?
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IPv6 connections timeout

I'm having issues with IPv6 connections. Only with those. They timeout roughly every 10 minutes (due to address renewal i suppose). Happens with every debian based flavour of linux i tried in a year ...
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Serial program not responding on boot

I am trying to run a program written in C that uses ttyX for serial communication. The program is running on Cubieboard2 with Debian OS. When I run the program manually, it successfully runs and ...
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How to verify a bootable USB pendrive?

There are many OSs that can be written to USB flash drive and result in a bootable USB drive. For security reasons I need to verify the bootable USB that is written from the image file I downloaded. ...
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How to extend root partition (which wasn't created using LVM) in debian linux

I've read this question Can I resize the root partition without uninstalling and reinstalling Linux (or losing data)? before I ask. But I'm not using LVM when creating the root partition, so I'm not ...
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How to install Broadcom BCM4360 on debian on Macbook pro

I'm trying to install the wireless drivers because my macbook pro does not have a ethernet port, then I mount the 3 debian isos like local repositories to install the almost all of dependeces. So, ...
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Untrusted package apt-transport-https

I am using Debian wheezy and I would like to install the package apt-transport-https, which allows to access apt repositories through the https protocol. What really puzzles me is that the apt-get ...
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Replace user shell from dash to bash [duplicate]

Everytime I use my terminal, I am always put into the dash shell instead of bash. Is there any way to change this even just for my user only? Tried apt-alternatives but setting the default shell can't ...
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cURL settings in debian

I recently setup a cURL script, wich I tested at a Windows XAMPP envirement. Now I want to bring it live on our Debian machine, but its not working anyhow. I think this has something to do with the ...
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apt pin priority for a single package in a source

I am trying to get firefox through the debian repo for mint to work within debian wheezy I'm using the following source line: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import i've created a file in: ...
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Syslog message “rt_bind_peer(0) @ffffffffa0283f57”, twice in every second

My /var/log/syslog on a Debian server is flooded with lines similar to: Dec 23 16:05:40 server1 kernel: [ 686.957585] rt_bind_peer(0) @ffffffffa0283f57 These messages occur up to twice a second ...
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Debian 7.7 - Troubles, starting service

first of all a little explanation of my infrastructure: 1x Debian 7.7 running PHP 5, MySql 5 and Apache The starting situation: We actually build an application based on php to process barcode ...
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Same Wifi names keep messing with connection

I just got a RasPi and I'm looking to replace the Windows PC that's doing the routing job. (To save electricity) What I'm trying to do with it is make it connect to a wifi network using it's bssid(or ...
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Installing DripStat Debian

I think i have installed Tomcat properly, but i might be wrong.... But when i try to instal the java part of the instructions i get this Error: Could not locate a known app server at ...
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gconftool-2 doesn't refresh with the dbus anymore?

I used to use gconftool-2 to edit keys in this way (here I change the cursor shape in gnome-terminal): gconftool --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Profile0/cursor_shape ibeam But it ...