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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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How to gain ownership of external HDD (and all files/folders) mounted to /mnt

I've plugged in a USB Hard Drive to my new Debian Jessie machine. I've got it to auto-mount by updating /etc/fstab: UUID=21AE-9B96 /mnt/local/ext001 vfat defaults 0 2 ...but it's owner is root and ...
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Change audio volume when headphones are plugged in KDE

I am working on Debian 7 with KDE Version 4.8.4. I want the volume to be reduced automatically when I plug my headphones, I know it is not a problem with my computer (at least directly) because it ...
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How do I backport Mesa on Debian Wheezy?

This post is continuing a previous one where I tried to compile Mesa 10.0.5: What are the required build dependencies of mesa for Debian-based distros? . Except that this time, I switched to another ...
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UFW before rules for VPN forwarding

I'm trying to setup an OpenVPN server on Debian 7, following this guide: How to install and set-up OpenVPN in Debian 7 (Wheezy) In step 15 I have to setup forwarding and IPtables rules. I prefer to ...
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How to make aptitude recognize Oracle Java as a valid java dependancy

I have Oracle Java 7 on my Debian. I want to install tomcat server using aptitude, but it keeps trying to install icedtea, and unnecessary java related packages, is it possible for aptitude to know ...
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Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Since today Netflix supports (or better doesn't block) Linux/Chrome for Linux. But it requires a newer version of libnss3 than the one that is in the Wheezy repository. I solved this problem earlier ...
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Wireless networks not showing up on Debian Wheezy

This is is continuation of another post that is resolved now. Now I am actually struggling to get the list of wireless networks available. The Intel 7260 appears to be installed and detected ...
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How can I set up two different types on VPN servers on the same machine?

I have configured an IKEv2 VPN server on my debian machine to have a VPN for my BlackBerry (which supports IKEv2 only as a "consumer grade" VPN). I would like to connect my Windows 7 PC to this VPN ...
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System freeze on “setting up alsa”

I use Debian wheezy and I boot the computer and get stuck in the line: [....] setting up alsa .... It freezes, it only responds to "REUSIB" (Emergency Reboot With Magic SysRq), but it is unusable as ...
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How to set local shared library path after setting file capabilities on Debian?

I have a custom application which comes with its own libstdc++.so.6 and it requires cap_net_admin and cap_net_raw to work properly. Before I set file capabilities it starts without problems but when I ...
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How to mitigate error “kernel: nf_conntrack: table full, dropping packet”

We recently had a problem with one of our servers (Debian Squeeze) becoming unresponsive during heavy-ish load. Looking at the kernel logs, I think this is the cause: kernel: nf_conntrack: table ...
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How to forward Remote-Desktop Port across interfaces using ufw?

Machine A has two network interfaces: Network eth0: 10.10.20.0/24 Network wlan0: 192.168.1.145/24 Machine A has 192.168.1.145 as Default Gateway, and also a route to pass 172.16.0.0/16 to ...
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How to regenerate an initramfs with ash built-in shell?

I foolishly edited my /etc/mkinitcpio.conf and now my computer won't boot. It drops down to (initramfs). It claims it cannot find the root device. However, cat /proc/cmdline shows the correct UUID of ...
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Failing to load a module on udev event

I have a pretty simple udev rule which is executed when a USB is plugged into my Debian machine: SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", KERNEL=="sd?", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/usr/local/bin/USB/t.sh \ %k" My t.sh is also ...
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zpool mount issues on boot

Looking for help with errors I'm encountering with ZFS. Firstly, the main issue is that I can't get my zpool to mount at boot, but there are obviously other problems I would like to sort out (see ...
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Udev rule not working on Debian

I can detect and mount my USB drive on my Debian VM machine. And the first post here - explained below - works on my Ubuntu machine. Should not it work on Debian too? It doesn't of course. Why is ...
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USB fails to be mounted or detected on Debian machine

My lsusb command says this: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0951:1642 Kingston Technology DT101 G2 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 ...
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udev rules fail to run a script on addition of usb device

Here is a simple rule I created in /etc/udev/rules.d/21-persistent-local.rules for my Seagate 500 GB expansion drive which uses a USB interface on a Debian machine running inside a VM. ...
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Change password hashing to PBKDF2 on Debian-based OS

I'm looking for a way to change the hashing scheme on my Debian-based OS from sha512 to pbkdf2. Searching the internet hasn't helped much. The closest I've got is this question: Enable Blowfish-based ...
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Running proprietary firmware in virtualized environment, but not in host environment

I've got a fresh install of Debian Wheezy on my laptop, and for security reasons I would like to not have any proprietary firmware running on this system. However, I require the iwlwifi non-free ...
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Mouse + network turned off after suspend

(After upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie), my mouse is not turning on again, when I wake up my computer (from suspend-to-ram sleep). Is there something that I can add to /etc/pm/... ? ...
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configure python3-tk for manually installed python 3.4 debian wheezy

On wheezy apt packaging python3-tk requires python3.2 & python3 packages. I want python 3.4 and have built it manually. The trouble is I don't know how to get my manual 3.4 build to 'see' the ...
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I can't find my soundcard using lspci; does that mean it's not linux's fault?

Pretty straightforward question, and according to this diagram it would seem the answer is yes. My previous sound card stopped working (ie. stopped appearing when I ran lspci) so I bought a 2nd hand ...
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Pulseaudio: “virtual” sink just for controlling volume

I got a box that runs XBMC and other media apps, and various apps that play status sounds. I'd like to have two "virtual" sinks (basically just for controlling the volume of a group of applications), ...
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How to enable IOMMU on the debian sid Kernel

I'm trying to enable IOMMU on my debian sid and with this kernel version : root@ziomario-Z87-HD3:/home/ziomario# uname -r 3.14-2-amd64 the motherboard of my computer is : GIGABYTE Z87-HD3 this is ...
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Debian GUI hangs when resuming after screen is locked for long time

Debian GUI hangs when resuming after screen is locked for 4-5 hours. (no username, password entry screen is shown) I press ctrl+alt+f2 to switch to terminal console & the status of gdm3 is ...
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Postfix unable to send mail from mydomain only

My domain DNS is served by the domain registrar. I am able to send mail successfully from any address with postfix but not from mydomain.com From this machine - I only want to be able to send mail. ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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Fix the debian default version to wheezy

I followed this tutorial http://kemitix.postach.io/install-viber-on-debian-wheezy to install viber on debian wheezy 7.6. My problem is about the part that says: Fix the default version to wheezy. ...
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cannot boot Debian Jessie installed via debootstrap

I've just installed a Debian Jessie via debootsrap for testing/learning purpouse, this is its entry in the GRUB menu: menuentry "Debian GNU/Linux (jessie/sid) (on /dev/mapper/nostromo-DEBIAN)" ...
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Setting up touch driver to run through service

We are trying to integrate a touch panel to our Debian system. Touch driver (General touch) I am trying to run this application in Linux service.Below are the steps which i followed Driver ...
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Create bootable hfs+ partition for macbook

I've installed Debian testing on a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) without keeping OS X on the internal SSD. I've used the following GPT partition layout: HFS+ EFI on /boot/efi BTRFS on / SWAP on swap I've ...
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How to get Debian to detect my Audigy 2

I started my PC this morning and noticed that I had no sound. Since last using the sound card successfully, I had installed openssh-server, but I suspect this is unrelated. I think my PC isn't ...
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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D ...
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Just installed Debian - Having trouble connecting to wireless network

I know this question has been asked before but none of the solutions are working for me. I just installed Debian and I'm relatively new to Linux. I'm running Debian 7.4 (Wheezy) with Gnome desktop. At ...
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Failed installation 32-bit python on 64-bit Linux Mint

I basically have two questions: How do you install 32-bit Python alongside 64-bit Python on linux? How do I fix my broken system from the failed attempt below? I just tried to install a 32-bit ...
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Where sysv-rc-conf gets information about daemons?

Recently I deleted an init-script of my program both from filesystem and with update-rc.d: update-rc.d foobar remove But sysv-rc-conf still lists it, though I can't see links in /etc/rc* ...
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Bluetooth Device not working debian wheezy

i just installed debian wheezy on msi cx640dx. my bluetooth device not working. here is some information. Kernel version: $uname -r 3.2.0-4-amd64 when i use hcitool dev it don't show any device. ...
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ISC DHCP Server - A Client's Uplink Is Not Working

Running a DHCP server, client(s) does not have up-link (0Mbps) and has a downlink (50Mbps.) I am setting up a gateway/router on a PC running Debian Wheezy with ISC-DHCP. I have 1 WAN (eth0) and 2 LAN ...
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Installing mysql-workbench from the testing ppa (Jessie) in Wheezy

I would like to install some packages from the testing branch without switching to it if possible. The big packages are things like xfce4 and mysql-workbench. I've done this by making a testing.list ...
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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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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 ...