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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stable, stable/updates and stable-updates in the sources.list

Very often now I have seen sources.list files (including my own) that contain lines like these: deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free deb ...
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Pointing domain name to server

I am still a newbie when it comes to Linux, and I recently bought 2 domains from NameCheap. Running a LEMP stack on Debian 7 and want to know how I can create name servers like ns1.example.com and ...
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How to power-on embedded flash memory after eject

On a Wheezy-ed Qnap TS-269L NAS I sent the embedded 512M DOM flash memory (/dev/sdc) to sleep using eject /dev/sdc after creating a new partition table on it. Previously it contained /boot/efi, ...
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Debian installation fails due to CDROM not being detected

This is a problem many users have, but there doesn't seem to be an effective solution that works for everybody. When trying to install Debian 7.6 (problem exists for other versions as well) from a ...
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Setting System Timezone based on a timestamp

I want to set the system date and timezone based on a string that looks like this (output of Javascript new Date().toString()): Fri Aug 01 2014 12:13:27 GMT+0200 (CEST) The standard way to set ...
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Create WiFi AP with LXDE

Using the network manager that comes with LXDE, is it possible to create a Wireless Access Point/Hotspot? That is, instead of the laptop connecting to an AP, it creates the AP so other devices can ...
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Python failing to import winregistry

I'm trying to use secretsdump.py, which relies on winregistry.py. The error I'm getting is: Traceback (most recent call last): File "secretsdump.py", line 41, in <module> from impacket ...
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Alsa driver update in client machine without make

I have a Debian 6 system and updated alsa from 1.0.23 to 1.0.25, It works as expected. Steps which I performed to compile: ./configure make make install Now , I have 100's of client machines in ...
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Extracting a 2.7GB 7z file

I currently have a 2.7GB 7z file that backed up my computer (it extracts to about 6.2GB of data) I am running on a Chromebook with Crouton. The Chroot is running Kali with a Unity front end. I am ...
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Installing Steam on Debian Wheezy

I downloaded the .deb file from the Steam website, but couldn't install it as it complained about having and "outdated" version of libc6. I look around and apparently I have to add jessie sources to ...
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Solutions are telling me to update libc6, but it's already updated. How do I fix `GLIBC_2.15' not found?

I've been trying to run a Garry's Mod server through Open Game Panel all day. I've tried to fix almost all errors, but I can't fix this one. Failed to open dedicated_srv.so ...
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Is it safe to use a bash script to create a daemon?

I would like to create an entirely automated box (based on something like a Raspberry-Pi or OLinuXino card). My box would run a Debian based system with a read-only filesystem and a ramdisk (to avoid ...
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Denyhosts will ban IPs from outside the LAN, including the router?

Provided I don't mess up, I can log in with ssh just fine from within my LAN. The router is your run of the mill home linksys router hooked to a modem that I enabled port forwarding on along with a ...
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Run android app on debian without emulator

I'm trying to install a few android games on Debian. I've tried Bluestacks (via WINE), Genymotion, AndroVM, Android-x86 and I still can't get these few games (Samurai Siege, and Clash of the Clans). ...
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Flash Player not working for certain websites in Debian 7.5

I'm trying to use a website that uses Flash Player for instant video podcasts. Flash Player usually works, but when I'm trying to visit the page I get the following message: express install is not ...
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How to use a USB device instead of a hard drive

Recently I setup a webcam that uses ftp, which uploads the current frame every 0.33 seconds. This creates thousands of images on my hard drives. I have a daily cron job deleting anything past 10 days ...
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Run a script when a package is updated?

I'm using runit to manage my services and when a new version of nginx is installed, I'd like to restart nginx using sv restart nginx. Is there a way that I can monitor a package or set of packages ...
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Debian doesn't boot after plugging new graphics card

Recently, I've replaced a basic ATI card to NVIDIA GeForce 750 Ti. Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu work fine, but Debian cannot even boot. After selecting standard boot: And after boot in recovery mode: . I ...
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How to record Skype calls (audio) on Debian 6?

I conduct business over Skype. Sometimes when I talk to clients they give a lot of instructions real quick. It would be nice to have a way to record conversations so that I could listen to them at a ...
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Debian Wheezy live - gparted, dmsg, fdisk etc. do not detect local hard drive but it is shown during installation

Yesterday I finished backing up my data and it was time to wipe that HDD of mine for good and freshly install Debian Wheezy stable with Xfce as a WM. I've booted into a live session to see if things ...
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mysql fail to start bash_completion errors

So after upgrading my debian system, mysql does not start anymore with command "service mysql start". I get: Job for mysql.service failed. See 'systemctl status mysql.service' and 'journalctl -xn' ...
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Select drive partition table in preseed file automated Debian install

I am using a preseed file for my Debian installs. I am using 1TB drives, and I would like to use MS-DOS partition tables. It is defaulting to GPT. Is there a way to choose which type of table to ...
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See the tracker url in deluge-console?

I'm currently using deluged (with deluge-console) on my server. I'd like to see the tracker it is using in the information of a torrent. How do I accomplish this? I already tried using info -v but ...
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raspberry pi pulseaudio server connection failure

I purchased a raspberry pi model b , after installing image, the first thing I do is I installed vlc and copy a mp4 video in raspberry pi. Now from command prompt I tried to run my video using vlc. ...
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How to make a portable Linux app?

I'd like to make a "portable" version of Emacs 24.3. I am using some Debian 7 systems, where I don't have root access. Since Debian 7 is missing Emacs 24, I'd like to build a portable version of it, ...
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“make test” failed while compiling Python

I compiled Python 3.4.1 on an emulated Debian 7 ARM system. make test failed on test_multiprocessing_fork: FAIL: test_semaphore_tracker (test.test_multiprocessing_fork.TestSemaphoreTracker) ...
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Creating a debian package that depends on libcudart.so.6.0 from cuda-core-libs-6-0

I try to create a Debian package for a program that depends on libcudart.so.6.0. The debuild script aborts with: dpkg-shlibdeps: Fehler: Bibliothek libcudart.so.6.0 konnte nicht gefunden werden, ...
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How do I run as a limited user while logged in as Root, and another question

Is there a way to, on linux, do: run as limited user when logged in as root? (like sudo but vice versa, so instead of GRANTING rights, it limits them, i.e., for use with "bundle install" for missing ...
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What do you do when you try to sudo and root's PATH has gone kerblooey?

I've got a feeling something bad just happened to this machine. faheem@bulldog:/usr/local/src/mercurial$ sudo dpkg -i mercurial_3.0-1_amd64.deb mercurial-common_3.0-1_all.deb dpkg: warning: ...
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Guake transparency Debian

When I open guake in Debian Weezy using lxde its transparency does not work. I'm shown the desktop instead of the window I had been looking at. Is there a fix for this?
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I recently cloned my drive, while booting I have to wait at this screen which has a number of error messages

Once booted the computer works fine (debian 7 sid), no other issues. I just have to wait at this screen for around 3 minutes, unfortunate since I have an SSD. Are these error messages causing the ...
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How do you patch a kernel? [duplicate]

I got diff text from lkml how do I patch it into a kernel source? I am very new to compiling kernels, and I couldn't find decent sources online I am using debian if it is relevant
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Install Debian on ONE partition

My plan was to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian. Currently I have Windows installed. My disk can only have 4 partitions. One is system reserved. I want to give both OS their own 64GB partitions, and ...
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installing grub and a working kernel over an old and broken debian system

I have an old debian system, which I always have been able to upgrade over the years. I had installed an old kernel, compiled by me from sources. After my last dist-upgrade (using testing ...
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Why is my /etc/apt/sources.list set to squeeze when I have debian wheezy?

I have set up a few new debian boxes which were installed with debian wheezy (7.1). I set them up and upgraded to the current stable release: $ cat /etc/debian_version 7.6 If I look at my ...
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Making proxies on Debian

Hi guys I am trying to create SOCKS Proxies on my VPS and currently am not getting too far so any help is well appreciated. Here's a few details on my VPS: It is running Debian linux, has 512mb ram ...
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bash script not being run by cron [duplicate]

I have a very simple bash script that runs flawlessly when I do ./removeOldBackup.sh or sh /home/myusername/backup/removeOldBackup.sh but when I add it to crontab like * * * * * sh ...
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How to view files hidden by a mount on Debian 6

I have been trying for a while to view files, hidden by a mount on my device sporting Debian 6, to no avail, and being new to Linux, I am compelled to ask the question: How do you view files hidden by ...
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How to find Debian packages that would free up the most space

Say I have a Debian machine where I would like to free up space on '/' by removing useless packages. To find good candidates of packages to review, I would like to focus my attention on the largest ...
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Chromium doesn't display Flash in Debian Wheezy

Since Google phased out the NPAPI, it cannot use flashplugin-nonfree. I understand it needs to use pepperflashplugin-nonfree, but it's not available in the repos. Is it because of my ...
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The difference between a binary and a source package in Ubuntu/Debian?

The information below seems misleading. I am confused with the example they give that if you lose dpkg (the program that lets you handle .deb files) you can use the other commands ar, tar, and gzip ...
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Where sysv-rc-conf gets information about daemons?

Recently I deleted an init-script of my program both from filesystem and with update-rc.d: update-rc.d foobar remove But sysv-rc-conf still lists it, though I can't see links in /etc/rc* ...
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How can I remove a bunch of ancient packages on debian?

I'm running sid, and in the course of trying to cross-grade my system from i386 to amd64 I came across some ancient packages that I couldn't remove. Some background: I've had this system since ...
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Debian VLAN (8021q) Configuration doesn't work

I try to setup VLANs on a virtual Debian machine. It's connected to an Cisco 2960 Switch. The Switch has 3 VLANs (1,100,200) which're allowed the pass the trunk. The Switch Configurations was tested ...
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How to prevent prompt that ask to restart services when installing libpq-dev

I want to install libpq-dev on my Vagrant machine. I install it with $ apt-get install -y libpq-dev During installation a prompt appears which asks if it's allowed to restart some services ...
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Disable CPU scaling with U 1404

I know there are a lot of things about this topic but I couldn't find anything not older than 4 years. As the stuff develops so fast I hope it is fine to ask again a few years later. What is ...
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Bluetooth Device not working debian wheezy

i just installed debian wheezy on msi cx640dx. my bluetooth device not working. here is some information. Kernel version: $uname -r 3.2.0-4-amd64 when i use hcitool dev it don't show any device. ...
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Autostart a GUI application in Debian as root

I would like to know which is the most correct way to make my Debian automatically start up a graphical application once the desktop has been loaded. The app must be started as root.
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How do I add and cancel print jobs in debian wheezy?

So I have a Canon MP150 printer running in debian wheezy, which I've added using the CUPS print manager (going to http://localhost:631/jobs/). I tried to print with not enough paper in the printer and ...
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Creating multiple proxies on a single VPS

I am trying to create SOCKS Proxies on my Debian Linux VPS. I was just wondering what is the best way to go about doing this? I have tried things like Dante and it doesn't support multiple Proxies.