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APT-Pinning Kernel

My plan is, that my kernel is updated from the testing-repository of Debian. So that if I do a dist-upgrade, the kernel will be automatically upgraded. My Problem is, that the dependencis aren't ...
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What are the linux alternatives to skype? [closed]

Specifically a program that can run smoothly on debian.
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No wifi connection on Debian 8 Gnome

I have just installed debian 8 gnome desktop. I can not figure it out how to get wifi working. So I have wired internet using the modem cable, but there is no wifi device beeing detected under network ...
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How to make bootable Debian USB on mac?

Their approach https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Apple/MacBookAir/3-2 does not work(everything goes fine but usb does not become bootable). It also seems seems several years old and outdated....
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Debian A start job is running for Unattended Upgrades

I use Unattended Upgrades on my system, everything is working fine. I just notice something I don't understand, when I reboot some server I got stuck with the following message : "A start job is ...
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kernel update - WARNING: lvmetad is running but disabled. Restart lvmetad before enabling it!

I just updated one of our debian jessie servers and the kernel was updated, nothing special, as we have done this many times. But the first time there were some warnings when the grub configuration ...
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OCRFeeder installation: “failed to find required GObject Introspection module GooCanvas”

I am attempting to install GNOME OCRFeeder on Debian Jessie (i.e. current, up-to-date Debian Stable) by following the instructions in the OCRFeeder README: $ git clone git://git.gnome.org/ocrfeeder $ ...
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Problem with Installing Wi-Fi Driver on Debian

I am new to Linux and I have just downloaded Debian Live onto my USB. Currently, I am unable to connect to the internet in Debian. I am trying to install the driver for my Broadcom BCM4360 chip ...
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How to install section 5 of man pages?

man tar works and in the SEE ALSO section it references tar(5) but man 5 tar outputs No entry for tar in section 5 of the manual. My primary goal is to get those for my OS X laptop. But I've seen ...
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ImageMagick + ruTorrent-stats (Github repo)

I am trying to combine information I found here on the Unix & Linux Stack with I Wim Leers' rutorrent-stats I have some experience with coding simple websites and while I am by no means a ...
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Attempting to compile any kernels, even vanilla ones, yields a certification error (continued from last thread) [duplicate]

(Accidentally lost previous account after crashing my computer without saving keepass information. Continuing thread here). I'm currently attempting to follow this guide in order to install the 4.5....
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Attempting to compile any kernel yields a certification error

I'm currently attempting to follow this guide in order to install the 4.5.7 kernel with Grsecurity on my Kali Linux desktop. I am following that list of instructions verbatim, except for the fact ...
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problem with Debian dual boot

I'm trying to install Debian stable as a second OS. Windows 10 is already installed. During Debian installation, Grub doesn't recognize Windows 10 and tells me any already installed OS will become ...
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how to install module in correct location or say /lib/modules/`uname -r`

I have one package for which I want to create debian Package instead of compiling it every time. I tried creating it using dh_make and fakeroot but problem is it just hardcode the location where ...
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MPD MPC error, timeout after stopping, clearing playlist, load and play again

I'm getting crazy with MPD/MPC. I'm trying a basic use, playing a web playlist. My problem is when I try to stop it and then start playing again. LOADING: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo mpd pi@raspberrypi:~...
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Login Screen Display Not Working

I'm running a kali linux 2 system with Intel HD Graphics 5500. It originally came bundled with GNOME 3 however I quickly changed to XFCE due to preferences. However in about 2-3 weeks of usage I ...
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Debian GNU/Linux - Cannot preseed the installer [closed]

I grabbed the latest Debian Jessie GNU/Linux Standard Live CD from debian.org and it works fine, both in live mode and in the installer, but I need to preseed the installer. I can modify everything ...
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Check sleep settings from command line?

How does sleep work on a Linux (Debian) box? I do not usually use the box with a keyboard and mouse. I usually SSH into it. Does it sleep, but then "wake up" when I connect to it? What if I were ...
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How to mount an USB disk attached to a NAS

I tried and failed mounting an USB drive attached to a NAS. I’ve created those directories: sudo mkdir -p //mnt/rsynclacie sudo chown -R osmc:osmc /mnt/rsynclacie sudo mkdir -p //mnt/...
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nodogsplash build: undeclared identifier

I want to install nodogsplash and I followed the instructions to download the package. While installing it gave me the following error: $ make cc -O0 -g -Wall -Isrc -c src/gateway.c -o src/gateway.o ...
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Debconf error in system with systemd

I've encountered the following problem when using debconf to configure a package in Ubuntu 16.04 during installation. More precisely, the package uses debconf to save configurations files, and right ...
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WiFi Adapter usb - Device not managed

I recently tried to use my ALFA AWUS036H (USB WiFi adapter) on my Debian distro. The adapter is supposed to work out the box on Debian, RT8187L driver is supported, but Network Manager says Device ...
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remote desktop vnc on Debian VPS

I have a Debian 8 VPS which I installed MATE desktop environment using the tasksel command. I then installed a VNC server using apt-get install vnc4server but when I use realvnc to connect I get ...
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ttyUSBx reconnects until x>255 and stops

I've connected a prolific 2303 usb-serial adapter on to an armhf linux board (Linux version 3.4.90+ (root@debian) (gcc version 4.7.1 (Debian 4.7.1-7) ) and for some reason the device keeps ...
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What's the Debian equivalent of Ubuntu Core/Base images?

For Ubuntu I use the Core/Base images as available here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-base/releases/ These 'images' are just base rootfs tarballs which can be used with for example rkt. More ...
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Tool for querying udeb packages

I'm looking for a tool which is equivalent for apt-cache, but for udebpackages. I'm working on debian-installer and need to look at various properties (dependencies, etc.) for udeb packages, but I ...
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Debian : Monitoring if server is offline

We have a dedicated Debian X64 server, running projects and we require availability under any situation. Since last 2 days we have noticed that the server went offline for 10-15 minutes, and then it ...
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How do I add a user to a group

How do I add a user to a group. This is on a system with no root password and only a single user pi with sudo privileges. usermod seems to have been designed to make this as difficult as possible.
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Systemd: stop the main process (or the service) when a subprocess crash

I have two programs that I called program1 and program2 which perform a main task of two operations. When program1 start running it pipe its results to program2 which performs the final result. ...
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How do I enable image viewing support with libimlib2 and feh with X org in xterm on Debian Jessie?

I've sudo apt-get install libimlib2 feh and feh image.jpg results in a No Imlib2 loader for that file format display doesn't work, nor does qiv Debian 8.5, i3wm, x, xterm
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how to change colors of my ps1 root terminal permanently [duplicate]

I want to change the colors of root@MyComputer:~#and when i type the ls command show me the result as colors! I write a simple BB code to display what i want: [color=red]root@MyComputer:[/color][...
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Sudo, no access to user files

I installed the newest version of Debian and have no access to my own files when using the sudo command: ls -> shows files in my home directory sudo ls -> permission denied My user is part of ...
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Upgrading Squeeze to Wheezy after LTS stopped

I've got a server running Squeeze 6.0.1 which I want to upgrade to Wheezy. Docs for wheezy state that I should bring squeeze up to the latest point release before upgrading to Wheezy. Is that still ...
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Debian Package Manager Problem

When I install something or update something I get the following error messages: Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages ...
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Fixing firmware - Debian 8.5 fresh install on Toshiba Satellite

I just installed Debian 8.5 CD install on my Toshiba Satellite machine, not in a VM. As it was setting up it told me that some iwlwifi and rtl files were missing, but it didn't really matter as I ...
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How to give a particular use's privileges to another user in Debian?

Lets say in my Debian PC have 2 users called cat and dog. I want to use sudo setup to give dog's privileges to cat. So cat can do what dogs do. I'm new to sudo stuff but I tried below config. It ...
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No sudo after using `visudo -x` option

visudo warned me about syntax errors so I exited without making changes. I decided to create a new file within /etc/sudoers.d instead. Unfortunately, I didn't pay quite enough attention to the manfile ...
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Curl gets 200 OK, while browser shows 503

I have a bash script: code=$(curl -I -s -S --resolve $host:$port:$ip $link | grep 'HTTP/1.' | awk '{ print $2 }') if [ $code -eq 502 -o $code -eq 503 -o $code -eq 504 ]; then /usr/sbin/service ...
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adding a sudoer in debian

After a long search on the web, trying everything I can find I came to ask you guys, how can I add an existing user to be a sudoer? I've tried usermod -a -G sudo user and also adduser user ...
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Can not set static DNS on debian

I'm using Debian jessie and I don't have network-manager or resolvconf installed and I'm using DHCP. DHCP with static DNS First of all I tried editing: /etc/network/interfaces And adding this: ...
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Linux router - Throughput speed of clients

I have a computer that is configured as a router with two NIC's, one is connected to Internet, the other is connected to the local network switch. I know that I can get the current throughput of NIC'...
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Installing Proprietary NVidia 304 drivers on Debian Testing/Stretch

I am trying to install the legacy nvidia 304 drivers on my old Latitude D820, which has a GeForce Go 7300, but the installer fails saying : Failed to build the NVIDIA kernel module . Here is the ...
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Debian USB-device-remembering

Given Smartphone (ZUK Z1 with cyanogen os). Im using debian testing with kernel 4.6.0-1-amd64. Task I want to sync my local music files with my smartphone. I heard about "clementine" and installed ...
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Text display issues - certain applications only show a and _

I'm using a Debian 8 with testing repositories and i3wm. Quite a while ago some applications (vlc, ownCloud client, qbittorrent, teamspeak3) started to only display 'a's and underscores as dialog and ...
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Flash an OS to an eMMC, from uSD with larger capacity than eMMC

With a Debian distro installed into a 8GB uSD (although uSD memory is almost free), I need to flash this distro into the 4GB eMMC of a BeagleBone Black board, based on AM335x SoC. The S2 switch ...
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Debian GNOME: touchpad settings missing. Use libinput instead of synaptics

I recently did a clean install of Debian GNOME and updated from stable to testing. Before updating to testing, I had several GUI settings for my touchpad. After updating, they are gone as shown in the ...
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Upstart services only work on startup

I'm working on Raspbian Jessie and I wrote my upstart script by follows this tutorial. Here is my /etc/init/videostream.conf script file. # RPI Camera Service description "RPICAM streaming" ...
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Linux Debian Jessie sudo command keeps asking for password

I have recently configured a Symfony 3 site which involved me to set up some permissions on the /var folder. I had to do the following: $ HTTPDUSER=`ps axo user,comm | grep -E '[a]pache|[h]ttpd|[_]...
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sources.list Debian 8 doesn't work!

Recently I've installed Debian 8 Jessie, so I wanted to install some packages but I got the message that I need to insert the System Installation CD in order to proceed with package installation. I'...
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Force dpkg repair

I did a terrible mistake and deleted two folders from the /usr/lib directory on my Debian. I deleted python2.7/ and pkgconfig/ Things I've tried to fix it without success: sudo dpkg -i python2* -> "...