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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How do I get deboostrap (via live-build) to use Raspbian's release keyring?

I am trying to use live-build 5.0 on Debian squeeze to build a Raspbian live image. The sudo lb build command fails during the debootstrap phase, at the step: I: Checking Release signature E: Release ...
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Most efficient for multiple distros on one machine

My laptop – which is my main everyday computer – is currently dual-booting Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04 (though I almost never use Windows). I recently tried out a USB boot stick of the live ...
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fail2ban ip blocked, yet still login attempts

everything seems ok, iptables shows its blocked, yet I still get auth attempts I have configured fail2ban # "ignoreip" can be an IP address, a CIDR mask or a DNS host ignoreip = 127.0.0.1/8 bantime ...
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Debian: mvn command not found

I am attempting to install Maven in my Debian 7 environment, but even having followed the instructions from this video, I can't seem to get Maven working. I have the folder apache-maven-3.1.1 in my ...
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hibernation and swap partitions on ssd/hdd

I'm quite a beginner in Linux and I've got some problem to decide: I've got a laptop with two disks - 1TB HDD and 256 SSD, and 12GB RAM and I want to install debian on SSD. I used hibernation a ...
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Can't boot on mmcblk0 on my lenovo ideapad 100s

I have a brand new Ideapad 100s, which is a lightweight laptop with a memory card of 32Go. I'm the average linux user, but I still got trouble understanding what secure boot / UEFI / ... are exactly ...
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How to check who run updates or installed packages on Debian?

I'm in the rather strange situation where I don't trust all users with sudo rights and there's nothing I can do about it. I would like to check periodically if anyone but me installed any packages or ...
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wget changes downloaded file size

I'm using wget to download Excel file with xlsx extension. The thing is that when I want to deal with the file using openpyxl, I get the following error: "BadZipfile: File is not a zip file" But when ...
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Hamachi not working properly with PPPoE connections

I'm experiencing some troubles running Hamachi VPN alongside with a PPoE connection. On my linux_machine I have 3 different interfaces: eth0: the unconfigured ethernet interface used by ppp0 for ...
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Samba Debian Server + OSX Client = High CPU Load

I've a Debian server running Samba 4.1.17-Debian the shares are ok and it works fine most of the time. However when I connect an OS X client the server CPU goes to 100% and never comes down util the ...
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Using wpa_supplicant to select an access point

I have two access points in my home, and I connect to either one of them depending on which one I need. One runs behind a Tor router, the other is my normal access point. Can I use wpa_supplicant to ...
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Setting up LVDS display for debian jessie

I am just trying to setup my debian 8.2 stable in my Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 @ 1.60GHz. The installation goes smooth without any issues. For this system , we are planning to use DUAL display ...
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Debian blu-ray and dvd both have 3 disks, what is the purpose of the blu-ray discs?

I tried to download the Debian "testing" (aka "stretch) install media that is blu-ray because I wanted a one disk solution. When I went to the Debian site to download the blu-ray disk... there was 3 ...
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Headphones only work correcly when plugged halfway

My headphones are working some kind of strange. The sound is very low even when set to maximum, and the speech is almost unhearable. When I listen to music I can't hear speech as well as when ...
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Preventing battery from constant charging in Ultrabook

I'm running Debian Jessie (64-bit) on a newly-acquired Samsung Ultrabook NP900X3E, so far everything's working as it's supposed to. However, the battery life is okay, but not great. Therefore, I ...
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Mhddfs drive failing procedure?

So i have 3 drives (1x 3TB and 2x 4TB) in my NAS. The 3TB drive is starting to die. My current setup involves the 3TB and 1x 4TB as a 6TB mhddfs pool with the remaining 4TB drive strictly for parity. ...
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execute script on shortcut key in all runlevels

I have a laptop with intel graphics. The Fn key brightness control only works when the user is logged into the desktop environment. It never works in the login screen or in tty sessions. I have to ...
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I set time to wrong time zone, how do I change it? (Debian)

I am on Debian and have used the dpkg-reconfigure tzdata command, however it changed the universal time and not the local time. My clock on xfce still displays the wrong time. Right after setting the ...
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Arrow keys in `less`

In the manpage of less the up- and down-arrow keys aren't mentioned in the context of normal navigation, yet on Debian Linux (8.2) they obviously work to scroll up and down. Why is this? A lesskey ...
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How to install/enable `syslog.target`?

The output I get when I run systemctl list-units --type=target --all includes the line ● syslog.target not-found inactive dead syslog.target How do I install/enable whatever it is ...
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Adding gdbm on Debian (Beagle Bone Black)

So right now I'm going through my An Introduction to GCC book and I'm up to chapter 3 with gdbm. Now it wasn't there in the first place, and I've tried some "gdbm" "gdbm-devel" to get C gdbm on ...
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files list file for package 'gucharmap' is missing final newline

My OS is debian SID and i can't apt-get install anything because I am greeted with this message everytime: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'gucharmap' is ...
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Turn down the Energy Efficient Ethernet (eee) aka Green Ethernet

This is what is the Energy Efficient Ethernet. The problem is, that in lot of environments it conflicts with other features and stuff so i really need to disable it. I read that something can be ...
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How do you make apt-get install faster? [closed]

I just installed Debian for the first time in a virtual-machine (I have used centos/RHEL/fedora for the last 11 years so I have some Linux experience). I did an apt-get install gcc... the command took ...
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apt-get install local package even when outdated

In Debian, the dvd source contains packages that may not be already installed on the system. When these get updated, the dvd contains the outdated package. And when we try apt-get install ...
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Package installs old version of Java [duplicate]

I have installed Java 8 on my debian (manually, not with apt) and have removed openjdk-7* and icedtea* (with apt-get). I try to install maven (with apt-get) but that package requires Java ...
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tty works, but cannot run programs

So, I went poking around at /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyUSB0, trying to get some ham radio accessories working, and broke it. ttyS0 controls the radio transmission, and if I run cat /dev/ttyS0 as the ...
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What is Debian's equivalent of do-release-upgrade?

Ubuntu has do-release-upgrade. What is Debian's way or tool for the same purpose?
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Running a script on power off needing wireless network

I am trying to run a script that rsyncs a directory from one linux box to another on shutdown. I thought I had it working but all my tests were on a box connected via a wired connection. When I tried ...
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PPPoE not working as Hotplug in particular conditions (Realtek 8169 NIC and Kernel 3.x)

I always used static ip or dhcp configurations in past, and this is what normally happens: when I pull out the cable my interface goes down when I plug back the cable the interface goes back up and ...
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Cannot install GPIO on CubieTruck : Error processing udev archive

I am running Cubieez 2.0 on a Cubietruck. After running apt-get update, I wanted to run pySUNXI GPIO. However, I encountered a problem: root@cubietruck: cd pySUNXI-VSRNDCT-0.0.1/ python setup.py ...
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APT repositories on Android

I am using a terminal emulator on Android called "Termux". It comes with the APT command installed. However, the repository is very limited. What I want to do, is to see if larger repositories like ...
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raw printing - graphics mode

I have been playing with a 9-bit Epson LX-300 dot-matrix printer under Debian. So far was able to: send plain text to the printer: echo 'Los comandos para configurar > /dev/usb/lp0 change the ...
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Moving files between two drives remotely

Any ideas on a OS X app or protocol that would let me easily move files between say... /home/user/Downloads and /media/user/External my attempts so far trying to use SFTP or SMB haven't worked. ...
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Having trouble accessing my phone via USB

(I've searched the web for people that have had my exact problem, and couldn't find any, so if this is a repeat question I won't be offended by having this pulled, but I would appreciate being ...
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How to disable avahi-daemon without uninstalling it

I am running Kali 2.0 64-bit, and I recently noticed that avahi-daemon is starting at boot time, listening on several udp ports. How do I disable it completely, without purging the package itself? I ...
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Installing Debian all on one partition, will I be able to upgrade in the future?

I am installing Debian for the first time ever. I picked the "testing" version. I am going through the "expert" GUI installer. I got to the part where it asks how you want to partition your harddrive. ...
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Enabling multitouch on a Synaptics trackpad

I have a ThinkPad T400 with a fresh install of Debian 8.2. I have everything set up but the trackpad, which is not responding to my multitouch scroll gestures. It's a Synaptics trackpad, and I haven't ...
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Debian stretch logs complaining about cracklib.conf “file: not found”

For some reason, my Debian Stretch system has libcrack2 and related libraries installed. Now, every once in a while I get an anacron about a failure in updating cracklib: /usr/sbin/update-cracklib: ...
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Launching application without titlebar and window decorations

I want to launch VLC without the titlebar and window decoration. I'm using the following line to launch VLC: vlc -I dummy --no-video-deco --no-embedded-video test.mpg Unfortunately this doesn't ...
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display array in a function - not working

What am I missing here? I have created a simple array: declare -a appArray=( "item1 -a -b" "item2 -c -d" ) If I echo this I can see it all echo ${appArray[@]} > item1 -a -b item2 ...
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Find ProcessID - pidof not working

I need to try and find the ProcessId of a process. Initially I was doing: application="/home/user/apps/appName.app" appPid=$(pidof -x $application) This worked fine. However, it now turns out ...
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lsblk shows non-existent md partitions after reboot

I'm getting weird behaviour while setting up an mdadm RAID1 array on debian 8.2. After I set-up the array, lsblk shows: simon@debian-server:~$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE ...
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split a string into path and application

If I have a string such as /home/user/a/directory/myapp.app or just /home/user/myapp.app how can I split this so that I just have two variables (the path and the application) e.g. ...
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Run multiple applications in Wine

Am I missing something? I have a Debian Server set up with wine installed (Gnome desktop). I have a directory called /home/user/apps in here I have my windows exe file 1500.exe From the desktop I ...
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What does armel stand for?

The ABI armhf stand for ARM Hard-Float but what is el an abbreviation for in armel?
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How to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades in debian?

I would like to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades. Something like: Jan 08 10:45:33 CET 2016 xorg 1:7.7+6 upgrade to 1:7.7+7 Jan 10 13:16:33 CET 2016 gcc 1.132 upgrade ...
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which programs benefit the most by cron (for a SOHO user)?

I understand that cron is basically a job scheduler. Apart from doing $sudo apt update which I like/love to run manually as it's uncertain when my bandwidth will be free for running the update, I ...
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Wine can not handle system fonts

Debian Jessie (amd64) wine wine-1.6.2 (i386) There are system fonts avalable for x-applications (truetype). But i can not see them in font select dialogue in wine. wine-applications also can not use ...
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resolv.conf - read-only filesystem

I'm in the process of configuring raspbian jessie to run as read-only. Only /tmp is writable and the system is configured to write DHCP ip information in /tmp. Everything is working fine except ...