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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Troubleshooting Logrotate

The Problem I have several identical servers all running identical logrotate configurations rotating a custom log file. On at least one of the servers my logs are not getting rotated correctly. I ...
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How do I write a script to automatically optimize all the PNGs in my MediaWiki images directory?

I have MediaWiki 1.25.2 installed on my 64-bit Debian 8.1 VirtualBox machine and I'd like to be able to upload the images/ directory from this installation to my DropBox. Being a cheapskate I'm trying ...
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Debian Cinnamon seems to have two window configurations for different applications

The first window type is desired and is shown by the terminal window. The second window type, shown by the gedit window (but also appears with some other applications), has a weird border ...
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Acer Aspire touchpad not detected

I have been searching for days and can only find threads about the touchpad not working or not being enabled but it seems Kali cannot find it all. I have both Windows and Mint and the touchpad works ...
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Wireless ssh “issue” (No route to host)

I installed Debian Jessie (gnome) on one of my machines today and it went smoothly except for the wifi. Calling this machine A, I set up an ssh connection with machine B (using an rsa key) and then I ...
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Get the list of packages that are not installed on a Debian system

I am writing a script to print the list of packages which are not installed. #!/bin/bash declare -a LIST_OF_PACKAGES=("php5" "nginx") for i in "${LIST_OF_PACKAGES[@]}" do ...
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Debian 8.1 Automatic Mounting Issues

I'm having some issues mounting a partition in Debian 8.1. I have my system set up to mount /home/caleb/Downloads on a separate partition (on a different drive than /). The drive is /dev/sdc3 and ...
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How to extend partition to all unallocated space in a VPS?

Hello and sorry for the dumb question but I'm a bit new to Linux and I'm always very scared to mess with partitions. Anyway, here it goes my story: I rent a VPS that uses a SSD of 10GB (Debian 7) and ...
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Python Module install Error

I am doing a project to implement Modbus client in the Python. I found the package pymodbus. I installed in Windows it works fine , When I installed the package in raspberry Debian Linux, it was ...
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XFCE menus override shortcut keys

I have recently installed debian 8 with xfce 4.10, and I am annoyed by the following: Menus (like e.g. the one that pops up if I press ctrl-esc) overrides the access to short cuts. Normally I have ...
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How do I adjust the screen resolution for my Debian 8.1 64-bit VirtualBox machine?

I would like to adjust the screen resolution for my Debian 8.1 Virtual Machine (running in VirtualBox 5 on 64-bit Windows 10) from 1024x768 to 1366x768 (which for me would be full screen). Neither ...
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OpenVPN is working but not DNS resolution

I am using : uname -a Linux 2.6.32-042stab108.5 #1 SMP Wed Jun 17 20:20:17 MSK 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux This is my server config: cat /etc/openvpn/server.conf | egrep -v "#|;" port 1194 proto udp ...
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Allow username input sddm (LDAP/Kerberos)

The overarching question: How can I enable SDDM to accept username input in Debian? Underlying/implicit questions: How does SDDM recognize users? What is the Debian alternative to ...
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Debian Testing SDDM Does not Log In Users

I have a strange problem. I'm running a Debian testing installation and recently with KDE5 update stream, I got SDDM instead of KDM. However, SDDM does not log me in even when I enter my correct ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory [duplicate]

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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Have cron check if the bash script is executing

I have a bash script that users while do along with sleep to constantly monitor the connection state and take measures in case something goes wrong. The only thing that is not guarded is the execution ...
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When will dpkg delete directories?

In Debian Jessie's /etc/cron.d/ there's a file called .placeholder, the contents of which claim: # DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE # This file is a simple placeholder to keep dpkg from removing this directory ...
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rsyslog problem

I'm trying to execute this 3 commands into rsyslog: IFS=':' read -a trap <<< "${msg}" IFS='#' read -a trap2 <<< "${trap[11]}" if $trap2 > 300 then ^/pruebas/script.sh But when ...
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opening a terminal with a command on startup in debian

I have an application which is an object file (obtained from a c source code). When I run this application from the terminal it works fine. I want to run this application on system start up. Since ...
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How do I disable the window-switching effect of mouse-roll in Debian 8.1 (KDE)?

I have installed Debian 8.1. It originally ran LXDE but I then installed KDE Plasma 4 on it (which is the desktop environment I am currently using) Now whenever I roll the centre mouse button back ...
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Why is ubuntu based on unstable debian and how is it affect stability? [duplicate]

First of all hello. I have this thought since i've seen ubuntu is based on unstable debian.Is this affect stability or is ubuntu fixes the issues that is come from unstable debian ?
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Debian: cannot install packages

Some time ago I had old Debian system on my VPS, probably it was Lenny. In /etc/apt/sources.list it was stable so I don't really know what it was. So I've decided to upgrade it. My steps were: ...
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Linux Debian codenames

I've got few, quite silly, non-technical questions about giving codenames to Debian releases. Each Debian release has its unique codename, which is (so far) characters' name from Toy Story movies by ...
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Open the SSH Door to a Knocking Friend

I am logged into my Debian machine. I want my friend to get in via SSH. He comes to authenticate as the user friend. My machine asks him for a password. He does not know the password. I want to ...
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/etc/crypttab for anyusb?

On my LUKS-encrypted machine, I have editted my /etc/crypttab to inform a keyfile is on a pendrive. I did this by adding a line in /etc/crypttab, using the UUID of my encrypted HDD, and also the UUID ...
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“Bootstrapping” up from an old Debian 4 installation

I have a decade old laptop that is "working", with Debian 4.x running. It has working USB, but cannot boot from USB. Its optical drive is powered but doesn't seem to work (I have tried booting several ...
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How to build via iptables an transparent reverse proxy

I just use an Server with an public ip X.X.X.X to redirect without (changing the header ip) to another public ip Y.Y.Y.Y and the same back. My backend server is windows 2012 r2 and my proxy server is ...
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How to skip DHCP if no cable connected to ethernet in Debian

My Bananian Linux is wasting time at logon trying to get a DHCP lease for eth0 interface which is not connected. Well, the extender cable is connected to it, but nothing is on the other end. I have ...
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Restrict USB access on a Debian

Is it possible to restrict the permissions of USB ports on a Debian (Linux) system ? For examples : Suppressing the ability to plug any kind of material excepted USB key? Giving the ability to ...
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Debian on a brix. LAN card drivers

Im trying to install debian(debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-gnome-desktop+nonfree.iso) on a brix(gb-xm12-3227). Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 BRIX / Ultra Compact PC kit Debian AMD64 ISO Using Rufus i ...
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dns queries not answered plus broken https

I am on kali linux which means debian wheezy. I didn't change or install anything new,it just came out of the blue when i booted in. I am alone on the network. Router is D-link 2730U I was just ...
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Apt-get hangs on “Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.44-0+deb8u1)” [closed]

I'm on Debian 8 (stable) (Linux zenbook 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux) and tried to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade yesterday. There was an ...
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Can't add any principals in Kerberos

I recently botched a Kerberos install and have been trying to follow the walkthrough here. However, now I've reached an awkward impasse and cannot add any principals. Using kadmin.local I receive ...
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Connecting to network drive on startup

I'm on Debian 8.1 and trying to mount a network drive (WD MyCloud) on startup. At first I added the following to /etc/fstab: 192.168.1.101/the_red_drive /media/the_red_drive cifs ...
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Latest Debian 8 Updates Hosed KDE [closed]

System Information Current Kernel Version: 4.0.0-2-amd64 Version: 8 (output of cat /etc/debian_version is stretch/sid, i.e. testing release, codename stretch) KDE: 4.14.2 (Qt: 4.8.7) After the ...
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Does postfix support MySQL connections over SSL

I have a postfix server and a MySQL database server. I setup MySQL SSL and have it working successfully. I can connect from postfix to mysql with the user requiring SSL. The problem I have is, when I ...
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How do I disable Kereberos preauthentication?

I'm seeing this error message: NEEDED_PREAUTH: admin@THIS.LAN for for kadmin/admin@THIS.LAN, Additional pre-authentication required How do I disable Kerberos pre-authentication? The server and ...
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Trying to get a usb modem to run with wvdial

$ sudo wvdialconf Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf'. Scanning your serial ports for a modem. ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud ttyS0<*1>: ...
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Debian Installation over Windows7: It gets stuck.

I have windows 7 on one partition and the other partition is free. When I try to install debian 8.1 over windows using usb stick, the installation gets stuck during "select and install" software in ...
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how to access Internet using modemmanager and not network-manager

i all I recently bought a tata docomo dongle. On inserting it I got the below details :- Aug 05 17:30:46 think-debian kernel: usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd Aug 05 ...
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steam opengl glx extension not supported by this display nvidia drivers

So this is a story of me being dumb. I got a used desktop from work and wanted to put debian on it.I did and then I wanted to install Steam.I did that. Now here is where the dumb part starts. I have ...
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debian intel + nvidia optimus hdmi output not recognized

So i have an Asus N56VM laptop, with optimus graphics ( intel + nvidia ). It's got a HDMI connection, and i do have a monitor connected to it. In windows, i can have dual monitor, and so can i in ...
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NGINX Stopped Serving PHP After Upgrade

Preface: I performed a dist-upgrade of my Debian LEMP server from 7.x (jessie) to stable and PHP pages stopped displaying. I eventually figured it out but am not really sure -WHY- my fixed worked. I ...
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Debian Jessie randomly freezes

Was running debian 8 fine for about a month, suddenly yesterday it freezes constantly. Like really hard lockup to the point the reset button doesnt even do anything. The only thing Ive changed this ...
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How to set upstart as default on Debian?

I have a virtual server running Debian. For some reason it doesn't boot if I am using sysvinit. I assume the problem lies with the host operating system, since it's a Virtuozzo based machine and not ...
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mongodb unmet dependencies

When I try to install mongodb (sudo apt-get install mongodb), i get this : The following packages have unmet dependencies: mongodb : Depends: mongodb-dev but it is not going to be installed ...
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How to build a specific package from a Debian source package?

I'm testing a new locale-all package for my system, which comes with the turnaround that the source is the gigantic glibc package. I'm estimating at least 1 hour for it to build, when the package I ...
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Help with apache website access

I'm a newbie in Unix so please be clear. I have to install and configure Apache in Debian, it all works fine, and in one point I have to use Lynx to show it works. I have edited the configuration page ...
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ufw rules for openssh and bind9

I want to allow only incoming and outgoing ssh and bind9 connections. Are these commands enough to set up firewall rules for debian to allow ssh incoming and bind9? ufw allow Bind9 ufw allow OpenSSH ...