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Block countries based on IP in firewall

I would like to restrict visibility of my server from outside my country. I am connecting to my personal server always from one or two countries. Is there a way to block all the IPs coming from all ...
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How can I automatically fetch dependencies when installing a Debian package? [duplicate]

If I download a Debian .deb package because it is not available through apt, I will usually try to install it using the command sudo dpkg -i package.deb. However dpkg, whilst being excellent at it's ...
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How do I log in to debian 8 desktop as a normal user?

After rebooting computer I can't log in to desktop as anything else than "root". If I try with my normal username and correct password the screen blinks and returns without any message or anything. Q:...
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How to make a dhcp server using busybox udhcpd for multiple ports

I have a Beaglebone Black that needs to be configured as a DHCP SERVER: I want BOTH [eth0 and usb0] to act as a DHCP SERVER once clients connect to them via a standard cable, crossover (no router/hub)...
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Linux DNS Suffix Configuration

Introduction I have a Raspberry Pi running Rasbian connected to a Windows Server based network. This is a corporate (education) network that has its own intranet consisting of all connected computing ...
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VNC client with possibility to specify username, and encryption keys

My KVMoIP from ADDER requires connection with username and encryption. The telnet prompt mentions RFB 4.0. None of my Linux clients can do that? I tried vncviewer, xvnc4viewer, and vinaigre, each the ...
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Autostart bash script, debian 8 [closed]

Bash script #!/bin/sh xflux -l 55 -g 37 How autoboot it precisely in debian 8? I.e via "Startap Application" command gnome-terminal -e /path_to_script/script.sh Doesn't work
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Problem with apt-get on Debian 5 Lenny

I have to work with a Lenny VM, and I can't get apt-get to work. I already changed source.list to use archive repositories which let download some files via apt-get update, but not all. I keep getting ...
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Debian install unsuccessfull: DVD, dd, cat, Unetbootin, YUMI, Rufus, Live CD installs do not work

I have an old laptop which runs Windows 7 and Linux Mint perfectly. However, I do not seem to be able to install Debian into it. I tried lots of ways to install with USB stick but failed. Image was ...
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What are the differences between Debian Linux Kernel and Linux-libre?

What are the differences between Debian Linux Kernel and Linux-libre in terms of freedom related issues? I know the Debian Linux Kernel can load non-free modules while in Linux-libre they have been ...
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rcu_sched self-detected stall on cpu after amd driver problems

I made a mess with my VGA driver (I have a Hp 455 probook) because SDL and openGL was having issues to create instances. After some driver reinstallations I decided that was time to reboot, but ...
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How to I allow direct write access to a directory under /home/username?

For some reason after reinstalling Debian 8 (LVM encrypted) I need to sudo for any writing command in certain directories of /home/manuel/ directory (not even all of them!). I tried chmod a=awx [-R] ...
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undefined method `downcase' for false:FalseClass at puppet agent

I have an old puppet running in an ancient debian Lenny. It worked since recently started complaining about an undefined method downcase. This is Debian Lenny, puppet 2.6.2. It loads facter, and ...
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Render shows as llvmpipe despite Intel integrated graphics [duplicate]

Despite having libgl1-mesa-dri and xserver-xorg-video-intel installed, and having set the Driver to intel in xorg.conf, my renderer string (glxinfo | grep 'renderer string') is still Gallium 0.4 on ...
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Debian boot partition on USB stick, when and how to mount

I have an installation of Debian whose boot partition has been placed on an ext2 formatted usb-stick. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that in most situations, the usb-stick should not ...
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How to copy or restore OS via apt package-list? [duplicate]

I want to find a way to backup my system in the manner of storing a list installed packages. I want to be able to reproduce my setup for the case of a reinstall or automatically provision a VM with ...
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IP address not seen on ifconfig

I've imported a virtual machine from work onto my home pc and I can't connect to it through SSH. I've checked ifconfig and there is no IP address next to inet. I thought it could be something with ...
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Debian Security Updates

If I am running an 'unsupported' version of Linux, which is based on Debian, is there any way that I can still get the updates from debian systems as they are released? OR am I stuck waiting on the ...
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Mediawiki support has been dropped in Debian stable (jessie). What's the alternative?

Yesterday, Debian removed Mediawiki from its stable distribution: Removed packages ---------------- The following packages were removed due to circumstances beyond our control: +--------------------...
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Why “echo f” in the case of clearing conntrack table doesn't work on debian?

Many people don't clear the conntrack table when they want to reload their firewall rules. When you have some ESTABLISHED connections, all the sessions won't be affected when you add a rule that ...
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check if the Linux kernel my PC runs has been maliciously modified

$ uname -a Linux mypcname 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08) i686 GNU/Linux I want to check that this ^^ Linux kernel on my PC has not been maliciously tampered with. I have ...
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Cannot purge virtualbox

$ uname -a Linux mypcname 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08) i686 GNU/Linux I'm trying to purge Virtualbox from my system, but its not working. Based on this it looks like ...
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Trouble with Debian Jessie, NVIDIA driver, Bumblebee and primusrun on Dell Vostro ultrabook

I am trying to install NVIDIA driver for my geforce 830m. My computer is a Dell Vostro 5480 with Intel HD Graphics 4400, and I can't disable the Intel graphs on BIOS so I presume that I need to use ...
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Why does perl complain about locales? [duplicate]

This thread is not a duplicate to locale not found/setting locale failed - what should I do? because the file /etc/locale.gen has uncommented the line en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 which should sufficient no ...
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PulseAudio and MPD

Problems when using mpd with pulse Pulseaudio was created in order to enable using more than 1 audio source for one sink (correct?). If so, it should be possible to use one sink for mpd and another ...
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Wi-Fi disconnecting after a few minutes

I'm using an old Thinkpad R32 that I found and I installed Debian 8 with LXDE. I'm using a Wi-Fi dongle which is the RTL8191SU. I installed it using firmware-linux-nonfree and firmware-realtek. It ...
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GPG error with Mint Repository on Debian

When I update the packages of a Debian installation, I receive the following error: W: GPG error: http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because ...
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Why Wheezy does not login after uninstalling pavucontrol

I had installed PulseAudio Volume Control and audacious on wheezy. I used the HDMI cable to view a video file via TV. After I removed the cable, audacious stopped responding and hanged and because I ...
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USB keyboard won't work in Debian 8

Recently I installed debian on a separate drive on my desktop. My keyboard worked in the grub menu but not in the installation menu (I figured this was a fluke and pulled out an old ps/2 keyboard ...
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How can I check the version of BIND on Debian [closed]

I am using Debian and when I give the command sudo named -v it returns command not found. I want to verify that my ssh server (sshd) is using bind version 9.1.3 or later so that it both is IPv6 ...
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lftp whiptail progress bar

I am using the following command in a bash script to download files from an ftp server. This command uses the -v option which shows the name of each file being downloaded. /usr/bin/lftp ftp://$...
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Read another processes memory using ptrace() in C/CPP [RaspberryPi]

So, initially, process A created a file containing data (37 Bytes) read from a stream(UART). Process B has to acquire that data, which is stored in /dev/shm. Process A has an absolute maximum of 4ms ...
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How to find my pip? [closed]

Yesterday I installed the pip with python get-pip.py and it can be regular used. Now it shows this. -bash: pip: command not found so I try to use python get-pip.py to install it again. ...
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What is the purpose of '/var/lib/dpkg/available' file in Ubuntu/Debian? [duplicate]

What is the role of the /var/lib/dpkg/available file in Ubuntu and Debian machines?
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How to change the color of boot logs in Debian?

OS: Debian Jessie (8) How can I change the color of all the logs and text during the initial boot (and also the final shutdown) to black? (including the login user/password prompt) !? My goal is to ...
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Upgrade Wheezy -> Jessie Unable to install procps

I am trying to upgrade my Debian Wheezy to Jessie, but it failed during the apt-get dist-upgrade, and now I am completely stocked. Here is what happens when I try a apt-get dist-upgrade : sudo apt-...
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Why can't I fetch the gcc-doc package on Debian?

When I was testing some code snippets from Stack Overflow, I realized that I haven't any man-pages for GCC on my Debian System. But when I try to get them from Debian's repositories it outputs E: ...
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dictionaries-common package complains of possible debconf corruption

Upgrading my Debian Stretch distribution, I get the following error message during the configuration of package dictionaries-common: ┌───────────────────┤ dictionaries-common: wordlists ├─────────────...
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I installed the kernel and some drivers from jessie-backports. Should I leave the backports repo in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I installed Debian jessie on a laptop with relatively new hardware, e.g. a Skylake i7-6600U processor, so I had to install the kernel and firmware-iwlwifi driver from jessie-backports. /etc/apt/...
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PHP7 debian apt-get [duplicate]

How to install PHP 7 via apt-get ? /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://packages.dotdeb.org jessie all deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org jessie all command line wget https://www.dotdeb.org/dotdeb....
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How to Install VirtualBox Client Extentions in Debian Virtual Machine

I have been struggling to install VirtualBox Client Extentions in a Debian Virtual Machine (Debian 7 & Debian 8), I found the solution yet again buried in a Post group. I did not figured out the ...
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Getting all open ports on all network interfaces

I have installed and run docker and now it created another network interface docker0: 3: docker0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state DOWN group default link/...
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No wifi-interface on ThinkPad T460P with debian

I've just installed a new Debian 8.4.0 on my ThinkPad T460P and now I need to config WIFI. I've installed the intel driver with apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi but the kernel module won't load on ...
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Push same webserver config to multiple front ends

We are using a load balancer for our web servers (3 debian clones). I was wondering if it was possible to push the same config onto the three web servers and restart each instance all in one shot so ...
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How to run a script (when usb memory is plugged) automatically in Debian Jessie (Raspberry Pi)?

I'm working with Raspberry Pi. Previously, I used udev rule to run a script when a usb flash memory was plugged. The following was the content of /etc/udev/rules.d/10-usbstick.rules file: ACTION=="...
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How to hide boot messages (silent boot) in debian jessie (raspberry pi)?

I'm working with raspberry pi. Previously (debian wheezy), I used the following codes to hide boot messages and have a silent boot, until a code (playing omxplayer on loop) would run from /etc/rc....
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i can't open, ping,.. any domain after upgrade debian

after upgrade debian i cannot open or ping any domain even in firefox (but i havnt any problem via proxy). for example wget: unable to resolve host address ‘google.com’ but i can work with ip (add ...
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apache2 core dump not generated

I am trying to solve the following error in my apache2 error.log file. I use Debian Jessie 8 up-to-date with apache 2.4.10 from repo. [Tue May 31 16:35:21.951165 2016] [core:notice] [pid 6926:tid ...
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Compiled (?) java packages on Debian

I notice looking for the jinput library on Debian (I believe the "j" here implies this is a java specific library, and not a simple wrapper), that there are two packages that might apply: libjinput-...
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Debian installation does not boot, shows iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Could not read microcode: -12 error repeatedly instead

When trying to boot my Debian laptop, I encountered this error: May 31 06:59:44 Termina kernel: [28753.081242] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2 May 31 06:59:44 Termina ...