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Creating bootable Debian image with debootstrap

I have been trying to create a bootable debian (jessie/8.4) image for the past 2 days, and as far as I can tell I have the procedure right, but I can not get the filesystem right. I am relatively sure ...
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Configuring and Testing Freeradius on debian

I'm trying to set up a freeradius server on debian (LTS kernel 3.2.0.4amd64; Wheezy 7.10) it seems to want to use freeradius version 2.1.12 Installing the package wasn't a big deal (apt-get install ...
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Debian 8 doesnt auto-recognize my usb and lsusb doesnt work?

I just installed debian 8, with the firmware image (because someone told me with that version I would get the usb drivers for my sound and wi-fi adapters) and so on.. The system works nice and is ...
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Debian boot with encrypted disks: RAID is not assembled

Situation I am running Debian 8 on my machine. The disk setup is as follows: # lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 55.9G 0 ...
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Why is the rename utility on Debian/Ubuntu different than the one on other distributions, like CentOS?

On CentOS, the rename command uses two simple strings, from and to. rename from to file... while on Debian/Ubuntu it uses a perl-style regular expression. rename [ -v ] [ -n ] [ -f ] perlexpr [ ...
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display tty1 on one moinotor and dipslay tty2 on second monitor (usb terminal)

I have Debian 7 in console only mode; is there a way I can display different programs on 2 monitors? example: Screen one is the primary screen and this is to display my PoS application Screen two is ...
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Debian Netgear WNA1000M Wifi adapter issues

I recently got debian, and the wifi adapter I used on ubuntu, Netgear WNA1000M, which was plug n play on Ubuntu, doesn't work with Debian. I can't connect a ethernet cable to my PC as my router is ...
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Sound doesn't work in user account but does in root

I have no sound under my user account but when I log into my root X account I do. pavucontrol works and the sound bar is moving when I play a sound but I have no sound. The port is named Digital ...
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Can't install xfce4-mixer

When I go to Synaptic and try to install xfce4-mixer it responds: xfce4-mixer: Depends: libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 but it is not going to be installed Depends: libgstreamer0.10-0 but it is ...
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Showing color in log output using tail command when using Cygwin?

I have a debian install that runs an application server. I ssh into this debian install from a Windows computer using cygwin and with the application server running I use tail -f to monitor the log ...
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CRON problem - an apt-get dist-upgrade job

This question is related to Debian 8.4. I applied the same updating mechanism to several desktop stations and one unused server. This problem appeared on the server but I suspect it will happen on ...
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Mounting CIFS drive between two Linuxes and .smbcredentials: using one user works, another gets “Permission denied”

System A is a Raspberry Pi, named "qfuel-dev". System B is some Debian box locked in a closet named "QQ-GIT". I have created a share on the Raspberry Pi by editing /etc/samba/smb.conf and added the ...
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System disregards Daylight Saving Time

When DST started a few weeks ago, my laptop's system time did not switch accordingly. (IOW, its time is 1-hour behind.) It is the only one of my Debian-based systems that is disregarding DST. My ...
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I need a specific kernel version. How do I get the corresponding Debian iso?

Say I need a Debian with Kernel 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 i686. How do I find the corresponding Debian Version? I assume it would be Debian 7 because this document states that Debian 7 has Kernel version 3.2. ...
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lxc-how to make an lxc container available on the LAN?

I have tried a lot of methods mentioned on the internet,including the debian wiki, and a lot of other sources.But they all end up either not fully completing what i want to do, or taking out the host ...
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Why are my if-up.d scripts running before DHCP(v6) has completed?

I'm using DHCP and have both IPv4 and IPv6. I want to run a script that updates an IPv6 DDNS service when my network is configured. I created a script at /etc/network/if-up.d/update_dns however this ...
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PPTP VPN not working with Linux router

ORIGINAL: I've just switched from an old Linux install (Debian squeeze) to a new one (Linux Mint 17.3) for my router (I am using a full desktop PC with a Linux install as my router). The Linux PC ...
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Debian won't shut down (Failed to start poweroff.target: Transaction is destructive)

I stumbled upon a weird behaviour of my BunsenLabs Linux. Sometimes I cannot turn off the OS. I doesn't matter whether I use sudo poweroff or the GUI approach. This is what I get after running sudo ...
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How to get the compiler flags that are used to build the binaries in a (.deb) package?

I know that apt-get source <package_name> gives you the source package. It contains a debian folder with a file called rules. If I understand it correctly, this file describes how the source ...
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pass string to socat inside a script

I'm trying to create a script that fires a connection string at an application, so I can record the result. e.g. can I successfully connect and login to my application. From the commandline I can ...
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start-stop-daemon always returns '0' although the process fails

I am trying to get an init script running that starts nodejs as a daemon. The problem is, that when I executing start-stop-daemon it always returns '0', regardless of what error the nodejs-daemon may ...
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How to set persistent resolution in xfce on Debian

I am running Debian Jessie on VMWare, and the default resolution is 800x600. I can set it to 1360x768 with xrandr, but next time I log in it's still 800x600. Some posts on the internet said to edit ...
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How to Install latest version of Node js for Elementary OS (ubuntu)

I have downloaded node v5 for Linux on the *node website and found some instructions on how to Install a tar.gz file but this file ends with tar.xz and I can't find any instructions for that. Please ...
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Using export USER=myName doesn't change the output of whoami

I saw this example $ whoami MatsP $ g++ -Wall -std=c++0x getenv.cpp $ ./a.out MatsP $ export USER=DonaldDuck $ ./a.out DonaldDuck but for me it doesn't work. I am in a Debian machine. I used ...
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Shell script getting 'permission denied' despite using umask 000 before command

I have a shell script (build.sh) that ends by attempting to copy some files into a new directory. However it says: mkdir: cannot create directory ...
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How to set up OpenVPN? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use OpenVPN on my debian system. I'm using Debian for the first time. Version: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 64-bit. When I try to run this: root@debian:~# apt-get install openvpn I ...
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Corrupted netatalk time machine drive

I wasn't sure, whether it fits this section. If not, please let me know by commenting and I will move it to other, more suitable section. My home nas, which is running debian jessie, is configured to ...
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disable any usb keyboard and mouse

I would like to disable any keyboard and mouse user puts in USB port (regardless their ID, vendor, name, ...). I found this article http://wpkg.org/Disable_/_enable_keyboard_and_mouse_in_Linux but it ...
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hard disks spin up by processes / applications that simply get a list of disks? How to prevent?

I have a 24/7 always-on Debian Jessie based headless home server that has a large 1TB SSD for the OS and all of my frequently accessed files. This same system has 4 larger hard disk drives in a ...
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Does Debian use GB or GiB for it's partition manager during installation?

I'd like to create a 5GB (1000) as one partition during the install of Debian. However, I'm not sure if if the partition manager uses Gib or GB. The version of Debian to be installed is 8.4 using the ...
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update-initramfs selects wrong kernel

I'm running Debian 8 Jessie with kernel 4.1.20 from kernel.org. For some reason when I do update-initramfs -u it tells me the following: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.4 does not exist. Cannot update. For some ...
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How to encrypt/hide password in /etc/network/interfaces file on debian?

How can I encrypt/hide my - wpa-psk "password" - line in the /etc/network/interfaces file? Since it's uncovered and readable for everyone who can get in the file now. Or is it better that I use ...
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GNOME Full screen notifications

When I watch a YouTube video in full screen or use steam in-home streaming, I can't see the notifications at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, for in-home streaming, I can't use my windows key ...
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What's the best way to install apt packages from Debian Stretch on Raspbian Jessie?

I'm using Raspbian Jessie but there are a few packages I want that aren't available (but are in Debian Stretch repos). I want to temporarily use the Stretch repo to install them (and any ...
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Why is unattended-upgrades not sending emails?

I'm using Raspbian Jessie Lite. I've configured unattended upgrades as detailed here, but I don't seem to be getting any emails. Updates were installed this morning: 2016-04-03 06:52:55,942 INFO ...
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Elantech touchpad stopped working completely (Debian Jessie)

I've had this laptop for about a month and the touchpad (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad) was working fine. Yesterday that changed. I had this weird issue with my battery where it didn't recognize that I ...
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Debian : changing home directory in triple boot setup

I have a triple-boot system with Windows 10, Debian and Ubuntu. At first I had only Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Then I installed Debian and I used the same home folder for both Debian and Ubuntu. It was ...
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Load disk driver during Debian installation

I have a server with all disks connected to a controller LSI 3008 IT (non-RAID mode). Unfortunately disks are not detected during installation of Debian Wheezy. Nevertheless the controller can be ...
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Debian 8 jessie wacom tablet

When i try create profile or change settings in Wacom Tablet Settings, it brings up the settings window, along with a notification saying "Graphic Tablet error. Profile Default does not exist". I use ...
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Debain 8 Touch screen in Console mode is this possible?

I would like to ask a question. I have a PoS Terminal running Debian 8 and I would like to know Do I have to load X server to allow the touch screen to work? I ask this as the application itself is ...
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Debian 8 GUI desktop not working on PC but Debian 7 does

I have a problem that has stumped me. I have a Debian 8 PC that will not load a GUI desktop (using a Vesa Driver I get a blank screen) BUT if I install Version 7.9 the System will load with no ...
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How to stop dhclient from updating resolvconf on Debian?

I want to use certain DNS servers regardless of whatever I get through DHCP. I'm trying to configure dhclient to ignore those, but I can't seem to get it to work. Per advice from this article I added ...
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How to understand “Replaces” field in output of “apt-cache depends”?

When I run apt-cache depends tar under my Debian 8.3 installation, then it says that it will replace cpio: # apt-cache depends tar tar PreDepends: libacl1 PreDepends: libc6 PreDepends: ...
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Disabling USB automount in GNOME3

I'm trying to disable the USB automount in GNOME 3.14.1 (debian Jessie). I've modified the gnome media handling using dconf-editor, my configuration looks like this: I'm not sure of what proces or ...
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hid_generic module not loading

I have two Debian systems connected to a KVM switch. On one system the KVM is recognized and the hid_generic module loaded without any issue, on the other one lsusb show the device but the hid_generic ...
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Program on Debian8.3 appears different than on Fedora18

I've made a couple of programs (Let's call them ProgressBar and LabelsAndInfo) with Qt4.8 and C++ for my enterprise's HW. It runs on a Fedora 18 and it works fine. Now, a mate is trying to run all ...
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Fail2Ban - Failed to execute ban jail 'xxx' action 'xarf-login-attack'

I recently set up Fail2Ban (v0.9.4 on Debian Jessie). I only use it for SSH. By default my main jail bans after 5 failed attempts in 10 minutes for a day. This setting has worked well for me however ...
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certain characters get converted when adding to file

I have a script I am writing, that includes passing across a connection string to socat. When I paste this into the command line it is fine, but when I open a file and paste it into there (pico ...
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Maintaining single binary across Debian distributions

We are currently migrating our system from Debian 6 to 8. The agenda is to try to maintain single binary across OS platforms (x86 based) However, I tried running a Debian 8–compiled binary in ...
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Right Timezone - Wrong Time - DST (Debian)

After the Daylight Saving Time (last Sunday) the "date" output is wrong. I run dpkg-reconfigure tzdata, set the timezone (again) to Europe/Athens, and it still displays the wrong time. After ...