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Moving up DNS domain between webhosting servers

first post over here. Until yesterday I had a virtual shop working in a VPS webhost site, but because of the quality of service it was decided to move the whole webapp to another webhost, in a ...
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How to burn an iso image from the command line

Is that possible to get an alternative to the command dd to burn an iso image including some options: Detect the burning device , Burn an iso image and eject the CD from the command line?
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How do I set up user quota for /var/www?

I want to add quota per user in my Apache2 webroot. My /var/www directory is not a partition. I've found tutorials on how to set up quota for partitions, but how do I set up /etc/fstab without moving ...
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Jittery ThinkPad TrackPoint scrolling in Debian / X / GNOME using Eclipse Mars

Eclipse scrolling happens with unbearable jitter, whereas other X applications (e.g. Google Chrome) behave more smoothly, what could be the cause? Why would Eclipse be different from other apps? $ ...
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How to disable trackpad at GNOME / X display manager (gdm3) login time

Using this: $ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.18.1 I want to do this: All Settings > Mouse and Touchpad > Touchpad > Off in a way that applies at Desktop Environment login time, ...
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Why fail2ban doesn't put some IP address in jail

This is several days ago, I observed some IP addresses was't banned by fail2ban, and continued to brute force attack on different port of ssh. This an extract of my logwatch: undef: 22 times a ...
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Can't delete files using SSHFS on windows

My problem is that i can't delete any fails from any folder using my windows sshfs client. Even though i'm logging in through root account, it still says that i do not have enough permission to ...
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Two cronjobs not working (one to start a process, one to stop a process)

I typed the following into crontab -e 0 0 * * * bitcoind -datadir=/home/pi/bitcoinData -daemon 0 6 * * * bitcoin-cli -datadir=/home/pi/bitcoinData stop I expect this to run bitcoind ...
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How to hide a specific process?

The command hidepid is used to prevent users from seeing all processes that do not belong to them, but it doesn't offer the possibility of selecting a specific process. Is it possible to hide only one ...
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Identifying source of audit messages in kern.log

I recently installed the auditd package on my Debian machine. I did some testing with auditctl, creating a single rule to watch a directory, proved something, and then removed and purged auditd. ...
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Geany text editor caret block

I have Geany installed via apt-get on debian 8. I want to set the caret shape to be a block, but i can't find any filetypes.common in my .config/geany/filedefs. How can i do this?
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Incorrect used/free space

I've encountered this issue. I have a VM with Debian 8 on it. I gave that disk 350gb, /dev/sda1 is 344gb, used is 330gb and it's 100%. Situation is as follows, I'm importing huge mysql dump (300gb in ...
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Install Debian with only essential packages

I am attempting to build an extremely minimal installation of Debian. What is the best way to install the operating system with only packages marked as Essential, excluding Important and Recommended ...
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Reinstall Debian, keep conf and programs [closed]

I am having trouble to login on the GUi (gdm3). I can login in a prompt in this machine and connect to the internet (it's a fast connection). Could I just run a command and reinstall the system and ...
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Real time cmd tool to show HDD space remaining

Is there a command line tool which shows in real time how much space remains on my external hard drive?
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nautilus opens but not displayed (Debian Jessie)

in sometimes when I open a folder nautilus suddenly is stopped. then I must restart the system for solve problem because nautilus not open. I try: killall -9 nautilus sudo apt-get remove nautilus ...
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Bash says file not found when `ls` and `dir` list it

I downloaded the ChromiumOS shell for Linux from here, unpacked it, and attempted to run chrome-wrapper. However, Bash tells me that the file chrome, a shared library according to Thunar, which is ...
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Web Browser for Debian on ARM?

I recently installed Debian on my ARM Android tablet. However, I'm having trouble finding a good web browser. I've added the Raspbian repos in addition to the standard Debian repos, but I can't find a ...
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Symlink - what i need to know?

I have a Website with a CMS under the folder /var/www/html/mysite My admin made a symlink once, so when you request my URL, you will be redirected to the folder mysite. I have now created a copy ...
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Resize a partition without losing data?

I have read a lot of articles about that, but I'm not sure about the results... On my dedicated server (debian), I have the following : Sys. fich. Taille Util. Dispo Uti% Monté sur rootfs ...
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Debian : Installing Coturn causing error, and package not getting removed.

I am working on install Coturn which is an open-source Stun and TURN server. For that, I had two options, one was to download the debian package and install it by gdebi, and other was to make the ...
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Why are the timestamps on my removable media taken as UTC time?

I'm running Debian 8, and all of the files on my removable media (SD cards, USB sticks) show up with the time stamp interpreted as UTC, rather than my local time? What's going on? date gives me the ...
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“Error constructing proxy” on gnome terminal

I just installed a fresh copy of Debian 8.4 in VirtualBox 5.0.20. I am now attempting to install the "Guest Additions" CD. To do so I had to change my fstab so I am able to execute things from the ...
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Debian apt-get install asks for the DVD Binary [duplicate]

I have installed debian 8 jessie via usb stick on my thinkpad x250 (the laptop doesn't have any cd-dvd rom). Now when i want to use the synaptic or install some programms (especifically pure data) ...
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Unable to run Virtualbox properly on Kali Linux Rolling because of KERN_DIR error [duplicate]

I added the repo for Virtualbox to my sources.list deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib Afterwards, I installed DKMS and Virtualbox-5.0. When I run virtualbox, this ...
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GRUB and LILO both fail to install to NVMe hard disk when installing Debian

I'm trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a Lenovo Thinkpad. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message: An installation step failed. You can try ...
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Kali: Bluetooth adapter is not working

My Bluetooth adapter is not working. I tried to connect to my device using graphical interface, but the button connects not working. So, I had to use command line, but this time I get the error: root ...
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Debian installation on Thinkpad tablet x201

I have installed debian on a Thinkpad tablet x201 via usb. The Debian loads actually succesfuly but there are a couple of things that didn't work, most important of which is i have no access to ...
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How to install Debian Jessie as a persistant install on my 16GB usb from Windows 7 OS?

Sir, I am a complete newbie. I have never used Linux extensively in my entire life. I use Windows 7 32 bit but my system supports 64 bit architecture and I want to switch to Debian linux 64 bit. ...
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Windows and Debian dual boot menu order?

I have debian(elementary os) and windows installed on my lap. In the boot menu, every time I'm getting debian os first and it will automatically load after 5 seconds. How can I change the order to ...
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Installed Xfce4 on Debian - Now it doesn't work after reboot

I installed XFCE 4 all went well. I could logout and login and change between different desktop environment. However when I shut down my computer and booted it up. I get an error from GNOME 3 that ...
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KDE Network Manager Can't Add WPA2-EAP Connection

My college has a WPA2-EAP wifi that broadcasts it's SSID but I'm unable to connect via the GUI KDE (package name plasma-widget-networkmanagement). I can connect to other kinds of WPA2 wifi networks ...
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Turning off console output?

I have a Debian on beaglebone without an X server and I need to get rid of any console output to the framebuffer device. I was trying few things I found, like console=null or kernel argument vga=0, ...
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LXDE (Debian) doesn't start correctly after kernel mode setting (grub) Help!

Our brand new Debian server caused some java problems that made me test the boot option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nomodeset" After that, the server boots, I can also graphically login - and then nothing ...
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Which services should be stopped by preinst vs. prerm scripts?

The debian manual (https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-pkg_basics.en.html#s-maintscripts) says the following about preinst: Many 'preinst' scripts stop services for packages which are ...
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Intel 4400 Multi screen problems

So I have a Dell Inspron 15 with a i3 processor and intel 4400 graphics. I have just installed debian 8 (jesse) and when I plug in my monitor, the laptop flickers for a second and then goes blank. The ...
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Installing Linux on spare SSD

I installed linux distribution (a debian-based one,called pardus) on HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 Notebook PC (http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-elitebook-folio-1040-g2-f6r38av-1) and it has a ...
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How can I stop my Debian Cinnamon desktop from always starting with the US English keyboard layout?

Since a few weeks Cinnamon on my Debian "Jessie" 8 system suddenly started to start with the X keyboard layout set to US English. It does that even though in the "Keyboard" settings the German layout ...
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Boot Menu won't boot USB for Debian install

I'm trying to install Debian Jessie on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga II. I created a usb using UNetBootin with the ISO image, and when I start my laptop with the usb in, the "Boot Menu" comes up, it gives ...
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Using mate desktop without systemd

I am using Debian Jessie with the Mate desktop and I would like to remove systemd from my system. I am following these instructions but as soon as I enter apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd ...
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IPtables installation question

I am new to installing iptables and have an excellent book called "Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response" by Michael Rash. I have a few questions before I begin. I want to make an ...
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cat tty freezes the system while I can observe tty through screen

So I have been subject to this weird behaviour. A few days ago I could read my GPS data on Beaglebone Black (latest Debian) on ttyO4 using cat /dev/ttyO4 But since yesterday whenever I try this ...
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Significance of groups assigned to user by Debian installer (only)?

I want to remove my default user from the sudo group. IOW I want to change it to an unprivileged account. However it also seems to be a member of ten other system groups. What is the overall ...
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kerberos preauth pkinit failed to initialize: No realms configured correctly for pkinit support

I have successfully installed Kerberos on debian wheezy and can perform service authentication (Apache, ssh) with Kerberos tickets from kinit. I would like to use certificates for kinit (pkinit) ...
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Linux Crypto API headers missing

As soon as headers are essential to deal with crypto algorithms, provided by kernel, I've installed linux-headers-4.4.0-1-amd64. However, this did not added files like crypto.h, module.h and init.h ...
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Debian git error: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n

$ sudo apt-get install git $ git clone sth Cloning into 'a-folder'... git-remote-https: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhogweed.so.2: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n ...
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broken dpkg, X after nvidia driver install on Debian

In following the Debian installation instructions for NVidia drivers for Debian 8 "Jessie", I hit a snag I can't figure out... # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') ...
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cd: permission denied: binutils-2.21.1

I'm following Tools Used in 6.828 to configure. $ sudo tar xjf binutils-2.21.1.tar.bz2 generate folder binutils-2.21.1 $ cd binutils-2.21.1 cd: permission denied: binutils-2.21.1 $ sudo cd ...
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kerberos: Why sudo command creates a ticket?

I have successfully set up a kerberos (MIT) / OpenLDAP debian server which can authenticate users with kerberos and get SSH access according to OpenLDAP groups. I must mention that as this is a ...
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How to remove a software installed by dpkg -i FILE.deb?

For example, Opera web browser is distributed as a deb file, and can be installed by the command dpkg -i opera.deb. How to remove it?