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Boot to a terminal by default but still have GUI loading in Debian?

I've installed Debian on an old netbook of mine which I intend to turn into a thin client for a personal thingie while also having it ready to play a video or some music when needed. After swimming ...
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Debian on macbook air not booting

I installed Debian on my macbook air a week ago after first going through the http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/installing.html#osx installation guide. The installation of Debian worked fine and i ran ...
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What is the difference between console-data, console-setup, console-common and console-tools?

The debian packages console-data, console-setup, console-common and console-tools (maybe even more) all seem to do the same thing. What are the differences and which ones should I use?
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LDAP Server under Debian vs LDAP Server under Red Hat

i have read about Red Hat Directory Server: Red Hat released a directory service, that it acquired from AOL's Netscape Security Solutions unit,[1] as a commercial product running on top of ...
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External IP check reports different IP from /etc/network/interfaces

My ISP gave me static ip range for internet access: 123.123.123.120-125 (Debian) /etc/network/interfaces: auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static address 123.123.123.120 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway ...
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Grub not starting on recently Debian install

i recently install Debian 7.4.0 on my laptop. The problem is when i reboot my system it start on Windows 7 by default, i tried to boot again the Debian installer and my surprise was the boot USB load ...
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org.gnome.desktop.background defaults?

I seem to have the following settings in my gnome-fallback/flashback session. The following is via running gsettings list-recursively on the console. org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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Why did my debian server crash?

I have a debian server newly installed yesterday evening. I used an image called debian-7.0-amd64-minimal from my hoster. Just installed apache2, mysql, php, vim, lynx and configured a few webpages. ...
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How to hibernate in Debian Jessie

When I use the "hibernate" button in the Xfce menu on Debian Jessie (testing) The system seems to correctly hibernate and power off. Then when I power on again to resume it hangs before X is started ...
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SSH E-mail login alert if SSH port is as NAT

Can you help me with this problem please? How can I set e-mail alerting after SSH login when port 22 is NATed? I use Linux Debian 7. I have used these iptables rules: eth0 - external network, eth1 - ...
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Where have all my inodes gone?

Today, I ran out of inodes on one of my VPSs. I deleted a bunch of superfluous small files, freeing enough inodes to make the system operational again: Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted ...
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Installing a light table(editor) in debian

I want to install lighttable programming editor in kali Linux(debian).I have downloaded the tar.gz version from here. But I am unable to install the light table .Please help in regarding this. ...
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mysqlcheck -o --all-databases does not finish [migrated]

I have a problem with my MySQL Databaseserver. I have many tables and there is quite some traffic going on there (around 4 connections per second). Since the phpMyAdmin advised me to do a OPTIMIZE ...
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How To Fix Grub Boot Error hd0 out of disk

After I updated Debian to Wheezy whenever I boot my computer I get Grub boot error hd0 out of disk and then a prompt comes up with grub rescue>. So far I have been unable to find a solution by ...
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Gnome desktop environment stopped working in kali linux(debian based)

Gnome desktop environment stopped working after change in libudev.so.0 in /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ and showing error: cannot open shared libraries I am trying too hard to get rid of this problem but ...
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Debian - How to find out if a package is multiarchified? Dependency changes as bug report

I'm using Debian Wheezy 64bit and wine is only existing in a 32bit version. So I added multiarch support. But when I want to install winetricks it's dependencies are depends on wine | wine-unstable ...
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Specify a fallback file for a broken symbolic link

I want to create a symlink, foo.txt, needed at system startup, to another file, bar.txt on a different mount point. The mounted partitions are different physical drives as well. ln -s /baz/bar.txt ...
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Why is ntpd listening on most of 192.168.1.X/192.168.2.X

I'm using the ntp package in debian squeeze and the ntpd process is listening on hundreds of rfc1918 addresses that are not configured on the server. Check this out: Mar 26 10:07:24 server ...
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Problems reading files that have been written to the /tmp directory

I've recently started using Vagrant, running Debian for my dev environment. I love the way it just works... apart from 1 small thing... My apache server is able to write files to the /tmp directory, ...
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Compose key works on console/TTY, but not in X session

My compose key does not work in my X session anymore if I change a certain line in my /etc/default/keyboard that (if I am not mistaken) should only affect the keymap of the TTY. I'll try to elaborate ...
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I'm trying to install steam on debian jessie/sid but I'm getting unresolved dependencies [closed]

I'm following the debian wiki on installing steam but I keep getting dependency issues. Debian tells me to edit my sources.list to: deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free ...
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Why aren't my iptables rules appearing in the relevant list after reboot?

I am trying to write two persistent NAT rules, which I save via iptables-save > /etc/iptables.ipv4.nat, and restore upon reboot via pre-up iptables-restore < /etc/iptables.ipv4.nat in my ...
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Compare versions of the same package in different repositories (i.e. stable vs backports) using apt-cache show

I'm trying to find out the version of a particular package available in the backports repo to compare it with the version available in the stable repo. But when I give apt-cache show <package> ...
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Display manager unrecognised service, trying to disable “x server” to install nvidia driver, debian wheezy

First time install of Debian wheezy. My nvidia 580gtx GPU is crashing GNOME and the computer. To get it to boot I had to use nouveau.modeset=0 in GRUB. Now that I'm in, I want to install the newest ...
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Fix held broken packages on debian?

I want to begin exploring moving myself away from google apps, because it's expensive, and it looks like citadel has all of the groupware functions I need. So I am trying to install citadel-suite ...
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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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PHP+FastCGI+nginx on Debian

I new with Debian. I want to use php on Debian. I do: apt-get install php5-cli php5-cgi spawn-fcgi Create file /usr/bin/php-fastcgi: #! /bin/sh PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN=3 PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS=1000 exec ...
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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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Linux-image-3.2.0.4-amd64 vs linux-image-amd64

Installing Debian I have to choose between the kernels linux-image-3.2.0.4-amd64 linux-image-amd64 What's the difference?
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What does adduser do that useradd doesn't?

In addition to the more widespread useradd, Debian based systems also contain an additional adduser command which provides a higher level interface for adding users and some related tasks. There are ...
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Best conventions for icons in Debian/Ubuntu

I've been looking for a while for the best conventions for icons, but I just find lots of inconsistent web pages. Maybe the conventions have changed and they need updating, or maybe I just haven't ...
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Keeping copies of the X log file on Debian

I recently tried to replace my Nvidia driver with the Nouveau driver for my Nvidia card, (see Switching from Nvidia proprietary driver to Nouveau driver for Nvidia card on Debian wheezy). ...
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How to download Debian package's source code?

I want to read source code of some package in Debian, how can i do that?
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Switching from Nvidia proprietary driver to Nouveau driver for Nvidia card on Debian wheezy

I am running Debian wheezy. I have the following Nvidia graphics card installed: GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS. I am currently using the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers. I have the following packages ...
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SSH agent forwarding, multiple hop

I tested this setup with Linux origin machine - everything is the same - only the first hop can use keys from origin machine. Initial problem I'm trying to set up SSH agent forwarding with multiple ...
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Lightdm does not start after using webkit greeter

I am using lightdm. And I compiled the lightdm-webkit-greeter from source. Here are my /etc/lightdmlightdm.conf settings: [LightDM] [SeatDefaults] xserver-allow-tcp=false ...
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Socks5 server on Debian

I would like to setup socks proxy on my Debian VPS. I try to use squid but its to hard for me. I saw a Dante software and think about it. I would like to setup dante to work with the web browser and ...
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Errors at startup on my Wheezy system

I noticed that I got some error when my Debian Wheezy was starting today, but then I couldn't find anywhere to look into it in more detail. There was nothing interesting in dmesg or syslog. Where can ...
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Debian7, date and time formats to Hungarian

how can I change (only) the date and time formats to Hungarian on a Debian7 (but the language I want to keep English)... I've tried to change like this: /etc/defaults/locale # File generated by ...
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How to boot Linux Mint Debian with nomodeset?

On almost all the distros that I use I have to use nomodeset, but there's something I don't understand about Linux Mint Debian Cinnamon 64 bit. I edit boot menu, to look like so ...nosplash ...
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Unable to generate ssh public key when installing Redmine

I am trying to set up a Redmine on my server, and I am following THIS setup guide. I have used this guide before on my VPS and it worked perfectly however on this server I get following error when I ...
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Execute script when hard-disk's standby state changes (i.e. it spins up/down)

How can I execute a shell script when the standby state of a hard-disk (as reported by hdparm -C /dev/sdx) changes? If possible, I would like to avoid polling hdparm for changes.
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Debian Wheezy Losing video link on boot

I bought a small Intel Atom machine (Intel atom D525) and I've installed Debian Wheezy on it. After I install (successfully) the OS (via USB) the machine boots and after a couple of seconds I lose ...
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Delay in playing(recording?) real time raw audio. [OpenWrt, Debian]

I'm developing OpenWrt device which sends audio data to network but I have issues in the early beginning. I'm trying to find which cause delay in playing (or maybe recording, but more probably ...
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Debian Desktop working inside virtual machine [closed]

I installed debian wheezy on a virtual box hard disk but I don't see any desktop icons and things like desktop shorcuts don't work. I have the latest updates. How do I fix this?
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Benchmark performance of NIC IC 82574L on Debian 7.0

I figured out my NIC is an IC 82574L 1Gbit/s through ethernet by running lshw -class network. Theoretically, this should allow me to transmit and receive packets at a rate of ~125MB/s (I don't need ...
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How to determine how many bytes / hr are being written to my SD card

I have a Debian embedded Linux system that uses an SD card as the RFS. What is a reliable way to determine how many bytes / hr are being written to the SD card?
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Two HDD installation

Is there any easy tutorial or guide how can I setup Debian (amd64 v. 7 + xface) on my server, but using this separation ? Separation: SSD (32GB) for system Normal HDD (1TB) for data like /var ...
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Installation of my custom debian iso failed

I followed this tutorial to create my custom debian CD with build-simple-cdd but I get always an error even I use the basic config. The ISO file is created (named debian-7.3-amd64-CD-1.iso) but when ...
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RAID5 Arrary disappeard with no HW or SW changes made

I have a R-Pi running XBMC (Linux CaribNAS 3.10.24 #2 PREEMPT Mon Dec 23 05:18:12 UTC 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux) with a 3 disk raid 5 array that has been working up till yesterday when is stopped running ...