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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Disable KVM Kernel Module while its still in use

In order to run a virtual machine, VirtualBox tells me to disable the KVM kernel module. I googled around and found out that KVM is included in the qemu-*-packages, but none of them is/was installed ...
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Is there a shortcut (missing?) to move tab in xfce4 terminal app?

Using xfce4 in a Debian/Linux Jessie/Sid distribution, I am unable to find or set shortcut to move tab position in xfce4 terminal, like Ctrl-Shift-DgDown/PgUp in gnome terminal. This is really ...
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Can't launch Steam games using optirun (Bumblebee)

I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop with an Intel i7 CPU, an Intel HD4000 integrated GPU, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M discrete GPU. I have recently installed Debian testing (jessie) on it, ...
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Install usb wifi tl-wn823n on Debian

I need help installing my TP Link USB dongle on Debian Wheezy. I already tried a bunch of different things and nothing seemed to work. Here is the result of some commands: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device ...
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How to create a fake inotify event on debian?

I have a dedicated box running minidlna on Debian sourcing media files from a shared cifs drive. When I add a new file to the share not using the midia box, minidlna does not recognize the new files ...
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Need proprietary Nvidia drivers not in stable Debian

I need to install proprietary Nvidia drivers in my Debian Wheezy (to use CUDA if you wonder why) but none of these two options work for me: From Wheezy (backports) packages, the last nvidia-driver ...
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rsyslogd only logs from remote servers after enabling UDP:514 on Debian

I once wanted rsyslogd (5.8.11) on a Debian 7 container (under OpenVZ) to also receive logs from remote hosts. In that, it works. What no longer works is log messages from the local host. For instance ...
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_update-rc.d vncserver-x11-serviced defaults_ COMMAND = There is a loop between service rc.local and mountkernfs if started… ERROR

I have debian latest version and installed RealVNC on it. after installation i tried to autorun RealVNC when system boots. so i found this : ...
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Can't Login to Debian 7.7 with Kerberos/NIS user

I have a Debian 7.7 system I am trying to configure to use Kerberos and NIS, both served from an Active Directory server. I have kerberos set up such that I can kinit a set of credentials from the AD ...
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Properly mount a windows share to move files on the mountpoint

This question resulted from a question of mine on stackexchange. I mount a windows share with mount -t cifs -o ...
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Can't find drives on Debian VPS on a XenServer

I've rebooted my VPS and afterwards the VPS can't find the extra added drives. During boot the VPS gives following message in the console: fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open ...
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I have 65 /dev/tty in Debian is that normal? What is it? [duplicate]

I have a Debian Wheezy stable. When i do a ls /dev, the output contains 65 tty* files (tty, tty0, tty1, tty2, ... tty63) all owned by root. My question is: what are those files? I though tty files ...
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Adding my software to Debian

How do you add a package to the official Debian APT repository? For example lets say I have a peice of software called quicktxtedit ,and I have a DEB file for it, and I want to add it to the offical ...
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Kernel 3.14 not working with ATIProprietary fglrx?

On my debian laptop I installed kernel 3.14 so I have the alx driver so my ethernet works, I originally had the 3.2 kernel (Debian 7.7). AFter installing the new kernel, gnome3 went back to the ...
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Linux/Unix Executables && FSH with libs/executing sequence

Okay, relatively new Linux User here. (Messed around with Linux for ages, looking for more depth) I know that all files in Linux can be executed if they have the executable bit. What are these ...
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Cannot install Intel NIC in Debian squeeze

I've upgraded an old machine to a brand new i3 (Asus H97-PRO motherboard, cpu and ram only) and Debian accepted it quite well, except for the network card. I'm having some trouble trying to install ...
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Debian Jessie: Why gcc-4.7 conflicts with gcc-4.8?

My recent upgrade to Jessie removed gcc-4.7 from my system and install gcc-4.8 on the box. The problem is that I need the former one. Can anyone explain me why these two versions conflict in Debian? ...
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Forcing owner on created files and folders

I have a directory that contains data shared between a number of users. Access to this directory and anything underneath, will be controlled by the directory's group, which will be added to the users ...
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Forwarding traffic through an OpenVPN tunnel

I'm attempting to set up a Raspberry Pi (192.168.1.118) in such a way that it allows all traffic that uses it as the default gateway to be pushed through an external OpenVPN tunnel (Private Internet ...
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imageantialias() not available with php fpm with gd and nginx

I'm getting the error that the function imageantialias() is missing despite php5-fpm and php5-gd being installed. I am using a debian system with a nginx server. Everything else is working fine.
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Why does Debian prefer a temp file replacing the original over modifying bytes in original file?

In the mp3gain manpages, you can read the following: -t mp3gain writes modified mp3 to temp file, then deletes original instead of modifying bytes in original file (This ...
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Google Chrome not working in Debian wheezy chroot

I have a wheezy chroot running on squeeze, using schroot. I'm successfully using Skype. I've installed google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb (version 38) in the chroot but when I try to run it, it ...
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Debian Wheezy: Limit internet access

Is it possible to limit the number of hours my computer can access the internet by specifying a maximum number of hours the computer can remain connected? Ideally, I want to be able to surf for 3 ...
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Install latest GTK without building myself

I'm using GTK3.4 and I need to update to > GTK3.10 for a theme editor I would like to use. I've never built something like that from source and the task looks a bit daunting. I've looked at what's ...
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Change default desktop manager

I'm kind of new into Linux world. I'm using a Debian distro. I want to switch the default desktop manager into Awesome, and I want to boot straight to the command line, and from there start Awesome. ...
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Debian: how to compare and compute fingerprint of an individual package?

As the tile says, I wish to compare and compute the fingerprint of a package that I download from a Debian FTP mirror. How do I go about doing it?
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Maximum clients with USB hotspot

I made a small access point using Hostapd, Dnsmasq and Debian Wheezy. I'm using an USB dongle, how could I know the maximum number of clients allowed? Can I change it? How can I manage (disconnect, ...
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How can I upgrade a complete list of packages from stable to backports

I have installed Qt 4.8.2 from Debian Wheezy on my system. Now, some application requires Qt 4.8.3 on my machine, so I looked at the versions and found that Qt 4.8.6 is avaliable in Wheezy-Backports: ...
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Why is a ten point font smaller in Debian compared to Ubuntu?

I use Debian 7.7.0 and my ~/.Xresources file contains Xft.antialias: true Xft.autohint: false Xft.dpi: 96 Xft.hinting: true Xft.hintstyle: hintslight Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault Xft.rgba: rgb (These ...
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Writing ISO (Specifically Debian Jessie) to an SD Card

When updating Debian Wheezy (the stable release) to Jessie, it crashed, so it is currently unusable. The only solution to this, as far as I can tell, is to overwrite Jessie on top of what is currently ...
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Grub fails to install - Debian Wheezy with mdadm RAID1 and GPT partition table

I've been trying all day to get my new Wheezy install completed but it fail to install Grub every time. I'm using x64 netinstall iso. Here is my partition table: Model: ATA ST3000DM001-1CH1 (scsi) ...
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CUPS configuration assistance

I'm working on setting up Debian Wheezy as a print server (among other things) in our company network. So far I have succeeded at: Installing Debian Wheezy Configuring SSH Getting VNC running ...
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Permission denied in scripted chroot jail

I am attempting to script the creation of a chroot jail (I know that there are tools for this, but I am in it for the experience, so please don't recommend a tool). I have a script which looks up ...
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ntfs-3g: Input/output error

For the past 3 days (after an update) my Debian Jessie refuses to mount NTFS disks. I reinstalled libfuse2 and ntfs-3g, yet I get the same Input/output error I tried the same disks under Windows 7 ...
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Squid3 failing to install via apt

I am trying to update squid3 on my Debian Wheezy box, via apt-get. When I run the upgrade, it's the only package that does not install. # apt-get upgrade -y Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Log monitoring directly from a mail client

I have a mutt mail client installed for receiving backup logs on my server for monitoring, Is there a way I can read the body of a mail message directly in the client in a way that I can search for a ...
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List installed packages only from disk image

My Raspberry running Raspbian crashed but I would like to know which packages I had installed on that SD card. Is there a way to detect that without actually booting the system?
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Network connectivity trouble to non-routing multi-homed hosts?

I have two networks: A and B (172.16.2.0/24 and 172.17.2.0/24). A is Ethernet, B is WiFi. An OpenWRT router connects A and B, and most traffic gets passed OK. Default route on router leads to a ...
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Java JDK missing libjli.so path in dependency list, Debian

This perhaps should have been asked at unix.stackexchange.com. Feel free to move it there if you have that power. I am scripting the creation of chroot jails and part of that automation includes ...
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Oculus Rift on Linux

Sorry if this isn't the right place for this question. I do realize this is a somewhat experimental piece of hardware. Still, it would be nice to see how much progress can be made here. I'm running ...
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[Debian][KDE] Can't get wireless to work

Before going into the problem I'd like to state that before this incident I had Debian with gnome instead of KDE. I formatted to KDE today and now I am unable to get wireless to work. On the system ...
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Debian blackscreen after suspend

After fully updating my laptop after a few weeks downtime and now the suspend function isn't working anymore. It does suspend my laptop but on the wake-up it only starts the HDD agian but the ...
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Internet is not working properly in kali linux on wifi as compared to windows on same machine(pc)

I am facing this problem from many months and still it is not debugged. I am using Lenovo Z570 laptop in which there is two operating system is installed one is Windows 7 and another is Kali linux and ...
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Unable to reinstall ssh, can't access it in debian due to an error?

Trying to do an install as follows: root@host1:/# apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The ...
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What is the correct way to fix the configure errror: “Requested 'libdrm_nouveau >= 2.4.33' but version of libdrm_nouveau is 0.6”?

This issue came up when trying to assist a user with the questions: What are the required build dependencies of mesa for Debian-based distros? and How do I backport Mesa on Debian Wheezy?. Mesa on ...
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Getting partition boundary error when using GPARTED

I am trying to allocate my hard disk with below set of partitions using GPARTED. /dev/sdb1 - 256 MB /dev/sdb2 - 2048 MB With free space preceding as (4 Mb) between partitions. After applying the ...
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Unlock LUKS encrypted Debian root with key file on boot partition

I'm trying to decrypt the Debian root with a key file stored in the boot partition (decrypted partition). This will break the security, but it doesn't matter now. I have to conclude this successfully ...
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See files other than home folder files in activity overview seach bar in debian

Right now I could only see the applications (frequent and all) and files in the home folder. But I can't see a file which is present in a folder in home directory. For example I can't see the files ...
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Allowing normal user to mount and eject devices

In the file manager PCManFM I can access discs in my USB DVD drive but I cannot eject them or access other USB storage devices - I get the error message "Not Authorized". Any clues? I use Debian ...
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Debian 7.6 Wheezy Gnome upgrade

I Downloaded Debian 2 weeks ago I got 7.6. The thing is that it has Gnome 3.4.2, I am aware that it probably won't support Gnome 3.10 and above. I won't put add the Ubuntu repositories, because I ...