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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I have to run `startx` on boot to have a window manager, how can I fix this?

I've had Debian Wheezy for a long time and decided to upgrade yesterday to Jessie, a few things I did wrong, I ran autoremove because I was careless and a few things happened. 1) I have to run startx ...
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How do I partition my disk to install encrypted Debian installation alongside OSX?

I have a 500gb drive on a recent MBA. I have shrunk the OSX partition to 250gb to allow me to install Debian in the empty space. When I go through the Debian installer, the guided partitioning only ...
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How can I decrypt my encrypted /home partition?

A year ago I installed Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. I partitioned the HDD and separated the system (/ mount point) and the data (/home mount point). I chose to encrypt the whole /home using the basic ...
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Reading the program header contents of an ELF file

How is it possible to extract loadable program headers individually from ELF files? By examining a binary using readelf one can get output similar to: $ readelf -l helloworld Elf file type is EXEC ...
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Jessie RC2 installation on SDHC card

I am trying to install Debian Jessie RC2 (netinst) on a SD card on my laptop (thinkpad t440p). When the hd partition stuff step comes I select manual partition. Unfortunately only the USB (from which ...
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How to make OS to mount USB as user

In debian jessie KDE, when I plug USB stick and click it in dolphin (it mounted automatically), stick mounted as root, while I am using standard user account. So I need to get superuser to manipulate ...
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Is there any sound enhancer/equalizer for Linuxes that are not Ubuntu?

I am looking for a systemwide audio equalizer for Debian, Gentoo or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, i.e. an audio equalizer that filters the entire signal that is sent to the audio chipset, something ...
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How to keep a history of backups?

My intention is to create a "snapshot" of a certain hard drive on a server every day. How can I automatically make sure that the snapshot of today, three days ago, five days ago, 10 days ago (and so ...
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Debian E: unable to locate package [duplicate]

I am attempting to install the lxdm package for debian (wheezy). Running apt-get update does not yield any errors, and my sources.list file is as follows: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy ...
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Debian 7.8 Bottem bar missing after nvidia driver installation

i just installed Debian and installed the Nvidia driver for my GTX680. i noticed my bottom panel went missing... I had this before also. This is my second installation, first one could not boot up ...
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Can I check which repositories were used for a previous apt-get update?

I stupidly included a Kali repo on my Debian machine and ran apt-get update. I need to check what packages were updated from the Kali repo and if need be replace/remove if needed. I'm not sure if ...
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Driver installation, failed to fetch cdrom://

I'm kind of new to Debian/Linux OS. I just installed Debian 7.8 on my desktop. And I seem to run into a lot of errors in the terminal. I've been trying to install steam, nVidia drivers, but with no ...
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Adding Kali repositories has changed the output of lsb_release on Debian host

I installed Kali in virtualbox with Debian as my host. I've done it several times. But, when I reboot my host I noticed Debian is missing from the list of OS'es in the GRUB menu. It's showing Kali. ...
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Monitor not indentity

I use Debian 7.x and have two same monitors NEC MultiSync LCD2090UXi. But only one of them is detected as NEC. I used xrandr for change resolution of unidentified monitor and all was ok, but after ...
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create VLAN sub-interfaces automatically if they are part of a bridge in /etc/network/interfaces file

According to Debian NetworkConfiguration document "If you create the VLAN interface only to put it into a bridge, there is no need to define the VLAN interface manually. Just config the bridge, and ...
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What is a hotplug event from the interface?

According to Debian Network setup document allow-hotplug <interface_name> stanza in /etc/network/interfaces file starts an interface when the kernel detects a hotplug event from the interface. ...
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wkhtmltopdf - QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display

How to run wkhtmltopdf headless?! Installation on Debian Whezzy apt-get install wkhtmltopdf Command wkhtmltopdf --title "$SUBJECT" -q $SOURCEFILE $OUTPUTFILE Error QXcbConnection: Could not ...
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Boot from virtual usb drive in qemu-kvm

I want to create multi-bootable USB with GRUB2. But I don't want to use physical USB stick to experiment with. How can I create virtual USB to play with it as it is real device using qemu? I want to ...
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Debian..Can't format and mount external HDD

I have been trying to format my 640GB external Hard Drive in command-line and can't seem to get it working. I have done the following in order: sudo fdisk /dev/sda (Deleted any partitions, created ...
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Debian - get all dependencies updated when they 'wont be installed'

I've been trying to install Percona Toolkit onto my Debian (wheezy) server. I downloaded it as per the instructions: wget percona.com/get/percona-toolkit.deb then installed it sudo dpkg -i ...
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How do I emulate N900 hardware? (armel, OMAP3)

Is it possible to emulate the Nokia N900 hardware on my laptop for development purposes? I've had a look at some emulators, and Googled, but I can't find anything relevant. I know there's the Maemo ...
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How to set up RTLinux on x64 laptop to behave realtime?

I have to set up RTLinux and run a real-time ST language interpreter. The official RTLinux has been abandoned and its official download site does not work. I decided to use community RT_PREEMPT patch. ...
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How can I configure multiple tap interfaces for a single KVM virtual machine

I am trying to setup a VM using Linux KVM for a F5 BIG-IP VE deployment (used in a lab) ...
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Jessie: can't boot the kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64

I have been using Jessie for a few months now, and I had a problem booting my computer a few weeks ago. I had this error on boot: early console in decompress_kernel Decompressing Linux... Parsing ...
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Controlling multiple displays with debian

I have installed DEBIAN 7.8 in N2600 board. "http://www.jetway.com.tw/ru/ipcboard_view.asp?productid=939&proname=NF9C-2600/2800" . On the installed system, we were trying to connect multiple ...
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sane does not work as saned but as root it does

I have a plug computer that I want to use as scanner server using sane. It already worked with a different plug, so I know for sure that the scanner and sane are workable together. If I issue ...
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Boot to non bootable disk using Openfirmware

I tried to virtualize (VIOS partition) Debian 7.8 on IBM 9133-55A (powerpc) server. For some reason both yaboot and grub failed to install on the virtual hard disk. Now I want to start the kernel ...
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Local E-Mail sink

I do have multiple mail accounts (personal, university, work, …). Currently I'm connecting from every device (notebook, smart phone, tablet,…) to each of them via IMAP . Setting up multiple IMAP and ...
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Debian - problems updating mysql 5.6

I just tried to update my dev database that runs on debian 7.8. Unfortunately it's now giving me the folllowing error: ... W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/dists/wheezy/Release ...
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Mutt in script, no recipient specified - attachment, multiple recipients

I'm getting the No Recipients Specified error when sending an email from Mutt in a bash script. I've looked around at other forum questions and don't think the typical syntax errors are the problem ...
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set MAC address in “interfaces” file without configuring other network parameters

Under Debian Wheezy permanent network configuration takes place in /etc/network/interfaces file. Is it possible to configure hwaddress for an interface without configuring other network parameters ...
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cat .bash_history | grep ./configure [closed]

Why does this not give any output: cat .bash_history | grep ./configure on an system/in an shell where ./configure has been run multiple times. And if I use the arrow key's to scroll the history in ...
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How can I find the package that contains a program in Debian? [duplicate]

I am using a minimal Debian system which does not have the top program installed. I tried to install top with sudo apt-get install top, but top is not a package name. It seems that top is a part of ...
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FTP user creates file that are not executable by apache

I am facing a little issue: I have created an FTP server with vsftp and a web server with Apache 2.2. Now, my goal is to make so that anyone can log into the machine via FTP and upload files (.html, ...
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Debian — newest version of Eclipse

I use Debian Jessie (testing) and I have Eclipse 3.8. Newest version of Eclipse is 4.4. In Debian Sid (unstable) I have still Eclipse 3.8. How can I install newest version of Eclipse on this museum ...
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Check for hardware damage (GPU)

I need to check for damage to my graphics card. I suspect I have done damage to my gpu through overclocking. Now, whenever I do anything graphically intensive my screen will flash various colours and ...
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Printing with CUPS sends signal, but doesn't print

After I initially setup Debian, I installed CUPS so that I could print. I have a Brother MFC-9120CN, which I setup following the Debian printing instructions. After it was setup, I printed 1 or 2 ...
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Linux Desktop Access via Web Browser

This should be pretty simple, in my naive opinion of course... I have a tower that I am going to run a media server off of, along with some other functions but that's the main (re)purpose of the ...
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Unable to connect to ftp.us.debian.org:http: [IP: 64.50.236.52 80]

I am trying to do an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade on my Debian Wheezy armhf system, but the upgrade is failing with the above error. Networking is working, and my /etc/apt/sources.list is: ...
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Serial Port I/O Error on Intel NUC with Debian Wheezy

I have a problem getting Serial Port working on INTEL NUC DE3815TYBE. I have Debian Wheezy installed with kernel 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64. When I do: setserial -g /dev/ttyS* I get: /dev/ttyS0, UART: ...
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How do I replicate installed package selections from one Debian system to another? (Debian Wheezy)

I am trying to set up a staging environment in a VM, in order to test updates before applying them to my main system. In order to do so, I have done a basic installation of Debian Wheezy (same as on ...
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bumblebeed unable to start

I am unable to start bumblebeed on my notebook with a GT 745M running Debian. When I try to start the service I get no response before the command terminates and when I try to use primusrun/optirun ...
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systemd service using 100% of my CPU when it doesn't if I start it without systemd

I'm using Debian Jessie with the latest updates. I made a systemd service to run a script when my server starts. Here's its configuration: [Unit] Description=(my description) [Service] ...
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JVM low-memory tuning

What command-line options would provide the lowest memory-footprint JVM, in OpenJDK, or possibly other JVMs (Linux/Debian)? I'm willing to disable JIT, live with slow or choppy garbage collection, ...
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Debian installs new, non depended on packages

I recently dist-upgraded my jessie box and several new packages were installed. It looks like there were no packages that depend on the new packages, as I could autoremove them flawlessly. An example ...
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Where can I find a list of USB error codes?

Every time I boot Debian, the boot log shows a bunch of xhci_hcd problems, and messages like usb 3-13: hub failed to enable device, error -22 usb 3-13: device descriptor read/8, error -61 I'm ...
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My graphic card is not recognized on laptop/debian

My graphic card is not recognized on my laptop with Debian Jessie installed and a Nvidia Geforce GTX 850M. glewinfo tells me it uses Mesa DRI with Intel (OpenGL 3.0) instead of Nouveau with the ...
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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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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 ...