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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How can I mount a dm_crypt device during boot, it fails all the time

EDIT: Problem solved, i updated from Debian 6.0.6 to 7.0.0, everything works now! I have a complex problem at booting. Basically, I have a debian apache box, as a music server in my home network. The ...
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How to unprotect Excel sheets in Linux (Debian/Squeeze)

I have a fairly complex (by my standards) process that extracts Excel files (.xls) from certain inbound emails and saves them in a directory on my Debian/Squeeze machine. My next step would have been ...
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How to troubleshoot kernel panic on boot

I'm trying to run Debian Linux on a Nokia IP710 firewall, but I can't get it to boot correctly: kernel panic every time. The firewall has a Pentium III 1Ghz and 512MB RAM. It has no vga, a very ...
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No communication services enabled following startup

I recently installed Parsix (Debian) on my system, and I've been struggling to figure out how to autostart my services. Of the list of services that don't run and should run are: ssh apache mysql ...
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How to set ssh access for user on debian?

I set groups: usermod -G ssh username and then I've checked account info: id username the result is: uid=1000(username) gid=1001(username) groups=100(username) Anyway if I try to login using ...
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debian X Xconf resolution xrandr badmatch

Recently I minimal installed debian squeeze(amd64), when I configs my resolution, unexpected errors came out, I did a lot of searching, but couldn't find a way to figure it out. to install the ...
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Debian boots on one Mac but not another

I'm trying to boot Debian from a USB Hard Drive (using rEFIt as a boot loader), and am successful on two newer-model MacBook Pros and a Hackintosh (no surprise there), but I'm not successful on ...
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Debian Squeeze: connect to A2DP (bluetooth) through command line

I would like to turn my Lacie NAS into a A2DP bluetooth source, in order to stream audio to a bluetooth audio sink. The NAS runs Debian Squeeze in a chroot environment, and is connected to a Bluetooth ...
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Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian

I'm trying to install debian 64bit from a debian live image using YUMI on my usb drive. I'm installing it on an Inspiron 6400, and there is missing firmware. I can't connect to the internet ...
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Debian package to install closed-source

I'm writing an application that relies on a closed-source (but free-as-in-beer available) library. I'm currently making a Debian repository to host it, and need a way to depend on that library, so I ...
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Linux boots sometimes into kernel instead of Openbox

I have a Solid-Run Cubox and installed Debian Netboot on it. Now I want to configure it as webserver/kiosk PC to run a self made webapp. I installed xorg, openbox, apache/php libs and wrote my own ...
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sensors-detect does not detect

I am trying to run sensors-detect in Debian6 64 bits and I get: Sorry, no sensors were detected. Either your system has no sensors, or they are not supported, or they are connected to an I2C or ...
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IPSec VPN Debian Squeeze Server for Mac OS X

I'm trying to get an IPSec VPN set up on my Debian home server, so that I can access my home network and browse without having my internet filtered by my college network, and so that I can perform ...
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SOCKS proxy configuration on KDE 4.4.5 / Debian 6.0.5

I've been trying to use a SOCKS Proxy which I have been using with success from an Ubuntu 11.4 box with GNOME on my Debian box with KDE.The socks server is bound to the local port 1080 through the ...
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A problem with mknod when logged in as root

I am trying to load a char device driver written by myself. To achieve this I use a modified bash script published on this site: http://www.makelinux.net/ldd3/chp-3-sect-2. Here is my version of the ...
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Debian monitor unknown and dual monitor setup

I'm running Debian on my laptop (Thinkpad T420 if it matters), and what I am trying to do is setup the native resolution. I want it to be 1366x768 but it's stuck at 1024x768 because when I go to ...
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Nginx Owncloud 4 produces “No input file specified.”

I'm trying to setup an Owncloud 4 instance with nginx as a webserver. The host device is a Raspberry Pi with preinstalled Debian 6. When I try to open the URL to the Owncloud installation in a ...
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Debian “sid”/Gnome: bash + browser cursor blink

I'm struggling to make the cursor in bash stop blinking. Also, the cursor in Iceweasel has started blinking again, but, for some reason, a lot slower than in bash :) I got those problems since I ...
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Creating Windows self-extracting executables that can auto-run a script

Does a tool exist (preferably packaged in Debian) to create Windows self-extracting executables that can auto-run a script in the archive once the extracting is done? I've been toying with NSIS but I ...
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Fonts of some applications get confused

I am running Debian Testing with LXDE. After some time of work, some applications begin to show confused fonts, as shown in the following screenshot (the pdf specific area is good): This happens ...
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Any way for Unix to ignore lpoptions and let Java do it's job?

I'm using the javax.print API to print a Jasper Report on Debian Linux. For some reason the saved lpoptions (CUPS settings) always override settings chosen on the Java Print dialog. At this point the ...
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Upgrade to Debian testing shows only white noise

I've installed Debian on my desktop, but now all I can see is white noise on my screen. started with a squeeze netinstall updated my /etc/apt/sources.list from: # deb http://ftp.belnet.be/debian/ ...
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Debian Wheezy netinstall can't configure DHCP

I am reinstalling my Debian system with the Wheezy netinstall image on a USB drive. I have a wireless router that also comes with ethernet ports, so I could either connect to my LAN via wifi OR ...
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USB keyboard won't work with usbhid driver

I have an HP thin client (model t5325) which runs Debian Linux (kernel 2.6.22.18-1-armel). We are testing some kiosk keyboards from Operator Interface Technology which are presenting themselves to ...
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Kernel 3.0.0-1 and NVIDIA driver boot problems

I can't boot kernel 3.0.0-1 on Asus G53S running Debian, it freezes when booting with: NVRM loading NVIDIA Unix x86_64 kernel module 275.28 then it times out with: udevd[350]: timeout: killing ...
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restore duplicity backup from amazon s3 in debian

I have applied the script provided here to backup my stuff in debian etch and it works, I tried to reverse the SOURCE and DEST, but I can't do the restoration. What happened?
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Debian 6: media keys in gnome-settings-daemon don't work

I am running a minimal Debian 6 x86_64 setup with pulseaudio, alsa and gnome-settings-daemon. Whenever I press a media key, gnome-settings-daemon spits the following out to stderr: ** ...
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partitions problem with Debian Squeeze and Windows 7 (Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary)

I have just installed Debian Squeeze in a hard disk where also Windows 7 is installed. Now, if I run cfdisk, I get the following message: "FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 3: Partition ends in the ...
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VirtualBox Bridged Networking is not working (NAT and Host-Only works)

I'll try to be brief and include all the things I've tried out so far: Guest OS: Debian Wheezy Host OS: Windows 7 Setting networking to NAT works. Setting networking to host-only works as well. ...
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Bash cannot see PATH update

I am running Debian on a VM. I login to the GUI and go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. # echo shell: /bin/bash I modified ENV_SUPATH, ENV_PATH inside of /etc/login.defs. I restarted ...
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exim4 on debian 7.8 sent mail never arrives @gmail

I followed the instruction on this page Debian Exim and configured my exim with a single file via the dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config setup. Now I can send mails between local users (from root to ...
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How to make a local template for a linux container and point to that

I am a newbie to the world of Linux Containers. I looked at quite a few webpages, wikipedia and checked out the questions at stackexchange but without any answers. Maybe my 'keyword fu' is not strong ...
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How well is Debian supported on MIPS these days?

I am doing a new embedded Linux design, and am thinking of using a MIPS CPU. All my previous designs have used ARM. On the most recent ARM design we installed Debian ARM-HF which was excellent. My ...
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mplayer couldn't find audio filter 'resample'

I've been converting a bunch of mp4 files to dvd format with movie-to-dvd (from videotrans). Under the hood videotrans just uses mplayer. The mplayer command that causes this error is this: mplayer ...
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baudrate config changes only after starting x

I've changed an i2c config file so current baudrate is 300000. I do a reboot and start an i2c baudrate checking program. sudo ./checkbr But what I get seems to be usual baudrate settings(default). ...
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Why doesn't my right screen refresh correctly when my left screen does?

I'm having a problem for which I can't find a solution. I'm currently using an AMD Radeon HD 6870 in dual screen. My left screen is plugged in HDMI and my right screen is plugged in DVI. My ...
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Unable to connect debian to android via bluetooth

I want to connect my android phone to my debian computer. And to be able to play audio from my phone through the laptops speakers. I have been able to do so in the past on Ubuntu and ElementaryOS ...
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How to hide mouse cusor in gnome-shell and gdm display manager?

I'm trying hide the mouse cusor my Debian Jessie with gnome-shell and gdm display manager. I could easily do if I know how can pass the argument "-nocursor" to X server with de GDM Display manager. ...
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How can I upgrade an application from new source?

I am runnign debian wheezy. I have PHP 5.4 installed from default repos. And now I have added these to sources list to upgrade to PHP 5.6 deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy all deb-src ...
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Why my xl2tpd doesn't redial?

I have a router that runs debian and is used to connect to my ISP using L2TP (over a cable modem). xl2tpd is configured to redial if the connection fails (and pppd is configured to do a LCP ping all ...
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Why does querying xrandr briefly freeze the screen?

Every time I run xrandr --query my screen freezes very briefly. It's enough to be jarring if I'm watching an animation or a video -- which sucks, because I have a script querying xrandr every 3 ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection refused .

I have a bluetooth dongle (something that costs around $2) from which I want to send serial data to my android phone. i have installed : sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez-utils blueman on ...
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Error when booting Kali-Linux

When I'm trying to boot Kali Linux from an USB-Device I get this error: /bin/sh: cannot open /dev/tty1: No such file /bin/sh: cannot open /dev/tty1: No such file /bin/sh: cannot open /dev/tty1: No ...
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how to automatically turn on hotspot

Gnome desktop on Debian Jessie provides easy interface to use WiFi on the laptop and turn it into a hotspot. Is there away to make it do automatically at startup or can I create a "shortcut" for that? ...
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xrandr: add a new mode

I would like to add a new mode with xrandr, but I have a problem, xrandr don't want ! ~$ gtf 1280 1024 60 # 1280x1024 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 63.60 kHz; pclk: 108.88 MHz Modeline ...
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Disable KMS on Debian Sid

I've recently started having trouble resuming my Sid laptop from suspend. I'm not sure if this was caused by an upgrade or by me tinkering to try and get a splash screen working, but anyway, I have my ...
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Raid no longer avaiable after replacement of master HD

I recently had to replace the master drive in my HP Prolient NL40 MicroServer after it crashed (hardware malfunction). The master drive only holds the OS, while all my data sits on a raid 5 array ...
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shutdown, reboot, printer setup etc. unavailable to normal user after upgrading debian

I did an upgrade to my Debian Jessie box and after that shutdown, hibernate and suspend options are disabled in the gui. I can not even connect any new wifi connections via Network Manager. Also ...
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How to create a wireless-to-ethernet router?

I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router. It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP. To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will ...
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Debian - System (audio) Settings breaking when starting/stopping LXC

I'm rather new to Linux, recently having to start using it to make something for work (controlling Linux Containers). I'm on debian: $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...