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Use nautilus instead of thunar with desktop folders?

I've installed Nautilus and removed Thunar in a Debian Wheezy XFCE install. I've gone into the settings and set Nautilus as the default application for the file manager under Settings > Preferred ...
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Duplicate sources.list entry

I received following error and then I tried apt-get update to correct it but that didn't work. W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/contrib i386 Packages ...
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Debian wheezy - hanging on shutdown

My debian system hangs when I'm trying to shutdown/reboot. It hangs on: kvm: exiting hardware virtualization (infinitely blinking white cursor) I've tried to shutdown by gui and by ...
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Install newer & older versions of python on debian?

How can I install extra versions of python on Debian (jessie). On Ubuntu I can use the "deadsnakes" PPA which will give me any python version I want, with the version name in the command (e.g. ...
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How do Linux distributions check the CD/DVD-ROM integrity?

For example in Debian Wheezy installation CD there is a "Check the CD-ROM(s) integrity" menu option in debian-installer main menu. Checking the integrity of CD takes few minutes. How are such tests ...
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Xephyr: mouse does not move smoothly

I am using xserver-xephyr in Debian Wheezy. My mouse inside the Xephyr window does not move smoothly. It looks as if the refresh rate was very low. When I move my mouse across the screen, it maybe ...
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Bluetooth keyboard not showing up in /dev/input

I've just installed an Apple Wireless keyboard on a Debian system. I used this guide and only console tools — no X on that machine yet. The keyboard works fine. Now I want to remap a right Cmd key ...
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Install Wmware tools on Debian

I can't copy/paste from Vmware virtual machine with 32-bit Debian inside of it to my Windows 8. I decided to install VM tools. After mounting the VM media to /media/cdrom0 I got the contents : ...
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Debian wired connection static IP wont connect

I've installed Debian with xfce and did some configuring by installing themes, configuring xfce, installing and uninstalling software; the usual. Anyway, after a reboot I can't connect to the ...
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How to check whether CAN bus controller's drivers are presented in my Debian Wheezy?

I've heard that Linux kernel has native CAN bus support at network layer since some years, with a lot of drivers for both embedded and USB CAN bus controllers, how do I check whether they are ...
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Running a script during booting/startup; init.d vs cron @reboot

I am currently trying to understand the difference between init.d and cron @reboot for running a script at startup/booting of the system. The use of @reboot (this method was mentioned in this forum ...
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apache virtual hosts not working for new domain

I probably did some really trivial mistake but somehow I can't figure out where is the problem. until now I had my debian vps running with few virtual hosts using one domain and several subdomains. ...
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How to deactivate mbox?

I just finished to install the horde framework (git version) on my server (debian7 + dovecot + postfix + apache2). And I would like to know if it is possible to deactivate the "mail" program's ...
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No screens found error when starting fresh install of chroot debian wheezy with xfce gui

I am not an experienced linux user, but have bought a chromebook and am now installing crouton. I ran into a problem for which I couldnt find a solution using google or SE. This SE seemed to have the ...
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Service that runs once when ppp0 connection shows up

We use wvdial to initiate a cell modem connection. We wrap it with nohup, launched by a cron job that checks if all is well every minute (everything we read said that wvdial and the associated ...
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Login dialog doesn't stay on screen long enough to input credentials(resume from screensaver)

I have an old computer which I upgraded the GPU to Mobility Radeon HD 5430 Series, I just installed the modules for Debian Wheezy, but now my screen-saver doesn't work anymore, when I come back to the ...
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Ipv6 Network unreachable Debian

Been trying to configure ipv6 on my proxmox server for about an hour now and I just can't seem to get it right. /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet ...
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Why do iptables drop / log even if the appropriate packet should be accepted?

I'm setting up a server running Debian Jessie with some applications like iptables firewall, fail2ban, openvpn, apache, ... The iptables firewall is configured in the way, that it logs every packet ...
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Do I need systemd-logind service on server?

I'm setting up debian 8 lxc container on debian 8. And I see a lot of: [FAILED] Failed to start Login Service. See 'systemctl status systemd-logind.service' for details. when the container starts. ...
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Xrandr debian black screen when changing resolution

Impossible to change the resolution on wheezy to 1920x1080 I'm stuck and I'd down a bit as 1360x768. At the beginning in nvidia-settings i only had the choice to 1920x1080, after adding: Option ...
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When did bash quit exporting SHELL?

I upgraded a Debian box from stable to Jessie and I noticed that SHELL is no longer exported, so screen and similar programs start dash for subshells instead of bash. When was this change made and ...
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OpenVPN Server only Serves traffic from Google.com to Client

So I am pretty sure this is a routing/config problem. Whenever my client (Android OpenVPN) connects to the OpenVPN server it can only retrieve traffic from google.com searches. Whenever I try and ...
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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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error while insatlling gstreamer

aptitude install gstreamer1.0-libav Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "gstreamer1.0-libav" Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "gstreamer1.0-libav" ...
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searching for hardware via lspci

I just bought Lenovo ThinkPad X201 t. I have installed Debian Jessie (testing). I was able to make working all of its hardware, but with one exception. And that is mobile broadband modem. I have ...
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VirtualBox Bridged Networking is not working (NAT and Host-Only works)

I'll try to be brief and include all the things I've tried out so far: Guest OS: Debian Wheezy Host OS: Windows 7 Setting networking to NAT works. Setting networking to host-only works as well. ...
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Source code location for debugging on Debian?

From Debian's DebugPackage, I know the debug information file for an executable goes in /usr/lib/debug when creating two part executables (i.e., stripping the executable of its symbols and placing ...
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No /dev/hidraw device when I plug in a Yubikey

I have a Yubikey NEO, and I'm trying to get it to work on Debian. When I plug it in, I get udev events, but no /dev/hidraw? device. Here's what I know so far: cat /boot/config-$(uname -r) | grep ...
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Bash cannot see PATH update

I am running Debian on a VM. I login to the GUI and go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. # echo shell: /bin/bash I modified ENV_SUPATH, ENV_PATH inside of /etc/login.defs. I restarted ...
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KDE 5 in Debian wheezy?

I really hate the look of all the desktop environments officially supported by Debian 7. I also really really like the look of KDE Plasma 5. Unfortunately Debian seems to only support KDE 4, and it ...
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How can I mount this .img file and browse its contents?

I am interested in mounting a firmware image and browsing its contents. I attempted this with the mount command but received some errors ("you must specify filesystem type"). However I think there may ...
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Yet another question about the slowness of the Iceweasel browser

Using Iceweasel since three years on my Debian (today Wheezy), I noted that the browser became very slow since one month. The slowness is not when I open the application but only for the page load in ...
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Automatically update hwclock at boot

We're having a small issue with our Beagle Bone Blacks. Since they do not come with a RTC battery, when they lose power, the hardware clock gets messed up. I need a simple and clean way of syncing the ...
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Error attempting to use Subversion after upgrade: Segmentation fault

I did an apt-get update/upgrade today and my Subversion is giving me grief now. I am still a new user with debian so i wan not aware that sometimes a reboot is required after one of these updates, so ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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exim4 on debian 7.8 sent mail never arrives @gmail

I followed the instruction on this page Debian Exim and configured my exim with a single file via the dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config setup. Now I can send mails between local users (from root to ...
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systemd and *.service have been not existed (Are they generic?)

As you know, units of systemd have stored in /lib/systemd/system such as : rsync.service avahi-daemon.socket bluetooth.service cups.service When you use the following command : systemctl enable ...
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How can I get the root terminal to add myself into sudoers file so that I can act as root? [closed]

Once again, I'm trapped in a Linux security circle. When I start terminal, this is what I get: So I looked up the internet how to solve it. All solutions unsurprisingly require root permissions. ...
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How to get a grsecurity kernel on Debian Wheezy using the linux-patch-grsecurity2 package?

There is a package linux-patch-grsecurity2. But it seems to be lacking documentation. How to make use of linux-patch-grsecurity2 to get a grsecurity enabled kernel?
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How do I use NMCLI to create a Wifi connection & connect to SSID over WPA?

Environment BeagleBone Black running Debian 7.7 nmcli tool, version 0.9.4.0 I tried some command examples to get started, however none helps me to add a connection and connect. Devices # nmcli ...
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Debian wheezy, 3.19, problem keyboard and mouse on dekstop environment

I am running Debian Wheezy on a BananaPi. I just compiled the kernel and the keyboard was working in terminal(if it's called that way). However, after I installed a dekstop interface using "apt-get ...
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How to make a local template for a linux container and point to that

I am a newbie to the world of Linux Containers. I looked at quite a few webpages, wikipedia and checked out the questions at stackexchange but without any answers. Maybe my 'keyword fu' is not strong ...
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Virtual eth-adapter in networking-configuration

I have on my Debian en eth0-interface and I need the interface to listen to other IP's. I know I can create it with the following command ifconfig eth0:1 10.10.10.20/24 With this command everything ...
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How well is Debian supported on MIPS these days?

I am doing a new embedded Linux design, and am thinking of using a MIPS CPU. All my previous designs have used ARM. On the most recent ARM design we installed Debian ARM-HF which was excellent. My ...
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How to enable and configure WiFi in debian 7 wheezy.?

I just installed the debian 7 wheezy, but WiFi is not working. I visited the debian wiki pages but they have already mentioned there that the broadcom chip BCM43142, 4e4:4365 is not supported by the ...
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Corrupt LVM metadata header after kernel update

I'm running Debian Wheezy (Linux wheezy3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux) as an encrypted LVM with hardware raid 1 (Adaptec 6405E) on a supermicro server. I was encounting ...
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CPU optimized compiled debian packages

I really don't know how the Debian maintainers check for all the bugs in every release of Debian, but isn't it the case that if all codes for every package have been patched up and tested for all CPU ...
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How to exclude folders when packaging for debian?

I am attempting to build a c++ project and package it in .deb format. I am able to successfully create a .deb package; however, it includes files that I do not want contained in the package. How can I ...
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how to install the new package when some package is broken?

My OS is debian7.8. I have found that there is a broken package. How can I remove it completely and install new package? # apt-get install vim Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Alsa mixer unmute problem on Thinkpad laptop

After updating my Debian jessie laptop yesterday, the mute/unmute button stopped working. The volume up/down buttons work and I can mute the sound but when I press the mute button again to un-mute, ...