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How can I install Policykit with System V?

I created a minimal install on my Raspbian Raspberry Pi running Debian Jessie. Among other things, I removed libx11-.* and dependencies, which included removal of policykit-1. I'm trying to reinstall ...
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Two monitors: intel VGA + Nvidia DVI

Recently I've bought a GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard and a GTX 770 graphics card. Now I have two monitors, the first that I'm using is attached to the DVI port of the Nvidia graphic card, the second one is ...
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privoxy blocks all traffic on browser configured to use 127.0.0.1:8118 proxy url

I'm in the process of distro hopping and in the past configuring privoxy has been a simple task. This time I am using LMDE 201403 (essentially a debian wheezy system). I've installed and started ...
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How to enable both built-in audio output and HDMI audio output with PulseAudio?

I've been searching for this issue for days now and tried various solutions suggested, without any success. Basically, I have a laptop with built-in audio (the output goes either to the headphone ...
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Install gcc into x86_64-linux-gnu

I'm trying to compile and install gcc-4.9.0 on my Debian system, and in particular I want the new version to overwrite an old version of libstdc++.so.6 in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu that came as ...
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Low performace of Intel Haswell HD Graphic 4600 in 3D Games

I have a notebook (Lenovo IdeaPad G510) with Linux Debian Jessie. It has got a built-in, integrated GPU - Intel Haswell HD Graphic 4600. I've read postive opinions about the GPU, it has got good ...
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Looking for obsolete “libGLcore.so.1”

I've installed Steam on Debian using the Steam Wheezy Installer. On start up it says it's missing the 32-bit library libGLcore.so.1. Doing a package search I find it only exists in old nVidia drivers, ...
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Cannot log in via a display manager on Debian Jessie

I updated libc on my Debian (Jessie) and with it hundreds of packages. Now I can't sign in using a display manager. After entering password and signing in it loads with a black screen and then pushes ...
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Crunchbang/Debian apt-preferences

So I did manage to set up apt-preferences but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. So basically what I want is, if I have the need I want to install packages from TESTING, UNSTABLE and DEB-MULTIMEDIA ...
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What does this “general protection fault” in my console mean, and how do I interpret it?

I had a couple of consoles open for other work and when I came back to them they both contained the following: Message from syslogd@Stacey-Windows at Jun 19 09:43:28 ... kernel:[ 4375.127165] ...
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What's missing with my SELinux installation?

According to Introduction to SELinux, section 14.4.2, SELinux support is built into the standard kernels provided by Debian. The core Unix tools support SELinux without any modifications. I have ...
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Error while building Linux module of a wireless driver

I have recently installed Debian Wheezy onto one of my old computers to test it out and to become more familiar with Unix. To my surprise I enjoy the interface very much so far, but I have run into a ...
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php5-curl installation aborts due to ucf failing on /etc/php5/mods-available/curl.ini

I've screwed my raspbian (debian) installation. To fix this I'm going through reinstalling every single packacke. This is tiresome (or rather: slow) but works in general. Where I'm absolutely stuck ...
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Process specific ulimit still low after changes to soft and hard ulimits

I'm having trouble with increasing the open-files ulimit (ulimit -n) for a particular process on a Debian 6 server. AFAIK I've done everything to change the servers hard and soft limits in this case, ...
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Changing pasword for debian live

I have a hooks file, in the hooks folder, that looks like this: echo "root:rootpw" | chpasswd echo "user:userpw" | chpasswd After boot, Debian asks for user and password. When I type user along ...
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An obscure autotools error with Epson iscan project

I'm seeing the following error when attempting to build iscan using the master branch on Debian wheezy. This project provides support for Epson scanners, in cases when SANE doesn't. This project ...
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Debian: pulseaudio sink volumes syncing?

Running Debian jessie with pulseaudio, sometimes I would use pavucontrol to adjust volumes of different applications at varying levels. Then when I would forget about it and adjust the volume using ...
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How can I add a still image inside a video with avconv or opensource software

I would like to add a still image inside a h264 video following an in and out point in time. I would like to use only opensource/free Linux/Debian packages. I tried a lot of things with avconv like ...
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Max Brightness too low on Debian

Using Debian wheezy 7.5 x64 on a Acer Aspire 5738Z, I found that maximum brightness (value '9' in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness) is much lower than maximum brightness offered by ...
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Is it possible to view unicode text in tcpdump capture output?

Unfortunately seems like tcpdump is not capable of detecting and displaying Unicode-encoded text (specifically utf-8) in captures. It treats unicode text like regular binary data and displays it in ...
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Swf file won't play anymore in Iceweasel / chromium

I'm running on Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Sid Since roughly the beginning of the year I can't seem to play a swf file from my navigators. Chrome instead of playing it will save it ...
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Very weak wireless connection on Debian live image install

I'm having a problem with the wireless connection on a fresh install of Debian 7.4 which I didn't have before, I had Debian installed before and WiFi was working great, the only thing that changed ...
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Boot time discrepancy using systemd on Debian 7.4

I recently installed systemd on my Debian 7.4 system. The time from pressing the power button to usable desktop is around 42-44 seconds. The BIOS takes 6-7 seconds to load and transfer control to ...
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Audio (speaker) jack detection with debian

How to find out whether speaker jack is connected or not in my motherboard Tried out some reference from : Detecting headphone connection/disconnection in Linux pasted my amixer output.Need ...
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Unable to mount external USB HDD because of GPT on debian

I have tried to mount an external USB 3.0 hdd on my debian virtual machine (I'm using VirtualBox). I have tried to mount it using mount /dev/sdb1/ /media/vol1/ but I get the following error: mount: ...
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Raspbian Firefox-Sync Server - Can't find URL

I'm trying to create my own (local) firefox-sync server in combination with apache 2 on my raspbian (kernel version 3.10), but firefox-sync is complaining about my specified url ...
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Deliver emails outside network, from a server behind router DNS and port forwarding

I've been trying to configure webserver to deliver emails outside the local network. Server is connected directly to the router and relay on its DNS service, and one of that online service for resolve ...
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Background selection menu crashes in GNOME 3

I'm using Debian Jessie with GNOME 3. When I started using GNOME 3 I had no problem changing the background image, and I did it a few times. But one day the menu started crashing. When I open the ...
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How do I manually install the XPM library?

I'm wanting to install SWI-Prolog, however my linux box (more like a tuna can; it's a RasPi) isn't connected to the internet, so I can't just do sudo apt-get install libxpm-dev How can I do this ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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Can't save changes to system settings in Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy just a few days ago. I used the Live image, downloaded from official Debian website, to install it. Now, the problem is that the changes I make to system settings (like ...
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How to build and publish binaries for multiple Debian/Ubuntu distributions?

For a proprietary piece of software I'd like to build and publish multiple versions of software for multiple distributions. E.g. 1.0, 1.1 and both versions for squeeze, wheezy and precise. The builds ...
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Why is the Debian package I've created for a single Python script empty?

I have a quite simple Python project that might be very useful for some people. So I thought about packaging it. The project is called maptool and is a tool that allows people who have Panasonic ...
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Running a script after tty1 has loaded

I have been attempting to write a script to run dcled on start up, the program that runs this. I am using Debian Jessie with multiarch enabled. This is essentially a small file server. I am ...
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6.0.7 Debian timeout if more connections at once

We are a some devs working on a Debian server. We are all connecting from one IP. So basically the server handles a lot of requests from the same IP. Now what happens from time to time, is that we ...
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Why did my debian server crash?

I have a debian server newly installed yesterday evening. I used an image called debian-7.0-amd64-minimal from my hoster. Just installed apache2, mysql, php, vim, lynx and configured a few webpages. ...
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How To Fix Grub Boot Error hd0 out of disk

After I updated Debian to Wheezy whenever I boot my computer I get Grub boot error hd0 out of disk and then a prompt comes up with grub rescue>. So far I have been unable to find a solution by ...
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Compose key works on console/TTY, but not in X session

My compose key does not work in my X session anymore if I change a certain line in my /etc/default/keyboard that (if I am not mistaken) should only affect the keymap of the TTY. I'll try to elaborate ...
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Lightdm does not start after using webkit greeter

I am using lightdm. And I compiled the lightdm-webkit-greeter from source. Here are my /etc/lightdmlightdm.conf settings: [LightDM] [SeatDefaults] xserver-allow-tcp=false ...
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Debian Wheezy Losing video link on boot

I bought a small Intel Atom machine (Intel atom D525) and I've installed Debian Wheezy on it. After I install (successfully) the OS (via USB) the machine boots and after a couple of seconds I lose ...
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RAID5 Arrary disappeard with no HW or SW changes made

I have a R-Pi running XBMC (Linux CaribNAS 3.10.24 #2 PREEMPT Mon Dec 23 05:18:12 UTC 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux) with a 3 disk raid 5 array that has been working up till yesterday when is stopped running ...
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Trying to delete crypto partitions from debian graphical installer

I'm setting up manual partitions (I made 2 crypto ones) on debian wheezy using the graphical installer, but I didn't leave enought space for the boot one. So I am trying to delete them but am not able ...
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Debian jessie Logitech G35 microphone not working

I'm on Debian jessie with KDE. I have a Logitech G35 headset and even managed to enable surround sound. Now I noticed that the microphone isn't muted. I'm pretty sure that it is not muted and set as ...
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How to configure Nautilus 3 toolbar in Debian Wheezy?

I'm using Debian Wheeze and I would like to configure the default Nautilus 3.4.2 toolbar. Basically, I would like to add some buttons such as the Open parent button which can be accomplished with the ...
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Pulseaudio doesn't record sound

Pulseaudio fails to record any sound, even though the sound configuration applications (both KDE and Gnome) correctly show the input level as I speak something. I am using the microphone built into ...
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delete key doesn't remove selected files

In file manager or on the desktop when I select a file and hit delete key it does nothing. Shift+delete works fine, as well as deleting in text editors. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.4 with xfce desktop ...
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How to get back from “testing” to “stable” - Kernel downgrade

currently I am having lot's of fun with apt-get - and the bad thing is, it was my own fault. I had enabled the testing packages in /etc/apt/sources.list to install a certain package. And I told my ...
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syslinux change partition from fat32 to fat16 on an usb stick

I wrote an .img file containing a custom debian distro to a usb stick via win32diskimager program. Unfortunately it doesn't boot on my older motherboard, returning: SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI ...
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D-Link usb dongle detection problem [ Debian Wheezy ]

according to this topic,I was upgrade kernel from 3.2 to 3.12 (using .deb backport),But at installation process I get some error message like this : # dpkg -Ri kernel3.12 Selecting previously ...
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Debian init.d with a working C++ daemon, unexpected results

I am fairly new to programming for Linux, and init.d scripts, and I have a problem with my init.d script adapted from an example I found via a lot of google searching. Instead of getting a status, ...