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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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Alternate keyboard inputs: dwm on Debian

Currently my laptop's keyboard has some broken keys (z, x, c). When using my Windows partition I know I can just use Alt-codes to enter the keys or use alternate hotkeys for the respective keys (Alt- ...
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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, ...
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dovecot. Can't allocate memory, but free -m show available memory

I trying to send mail with PHP (engine - Drupal). But it can't send mail and write message about it in to log (nothing more that adressed). Part of /var/log/mail.err : Feb 14 19:55:30 hivede13-3220 ...
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Unable to see Fedora 20, when triple booting it with Debian 7, and openSuSe 13.1

I just don't understand why I cannot see my Fedora 20 having it planned to triple boot it with Debian 7 and openSuSe 13.1. Initially I partitioned my system to: /dev/sda1 for openSuSe 13.1 /dev/sda2 ...
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Problem with configure - cannot find -lgcc_s

I want install Argos 0.5 to Debian 3.12.6-2 (2013-12-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux. I had to install gcc 3.4 because Argos call for it. Now I have gcc 3.4 and gcc 4.8.2-2 too. Problem is that ./configure ...
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“No medium found” when mounting while drive is loading CD-ROM

When I insert a CD-ROM into the drive, close the door, and then immediately try to mount the CD device, the system does not wait until the drive has loaded the CD. Instead, mount immediately returns ...
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Optirun command stops working on Optimus system after some time

I need to run CUDA enabled applications, but (because of other things) I'd rather use Optimus technology rather than running on Nvidia card only. Note that for CUDA I need to use proprietary binary ...
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Samba - releasing file lock

Our (Windows) users are starting a program from a shared subdirectory on a Debian server. They use samba to access this directory. When we want to release a new version of the program the started ...
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Blank lines of unknown origin when running vim after tput clear

I have a rather bizarre issue with terminal behaviour. If I execute tput clear to clear the screen, my cursor (as expected) goes to the top of the terminal. If I run vi after that (vim actually), ...
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Debian Wheezy LXDE: Desktop icons are disappearing, how to restore them?

This happens from time to time - I will minimize a window to find out that the Desktop icons have disappeared, and when right-clicking on the Desktop, the Openbox menu is shown. I suspect this is ...
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Aptitude - uninstalling autoinstalled packages that are recommended by other packages

I am running a Debian Wheezy install on a system where space is tight. Hence, I've turned off the "Automatically install recommended packages" option. The problem occurs if I install a package which ...
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Installing OpenMediaVault without keyboard and monitor

So I got the parts to my server delivered and assembled it. Now I have the problem that I don't have access to a monitor or keyboard and would like to install OMV to my server. I plan on running the ...
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Cannot open shared folder under Debian (VirtualBox)

There is a virtual machine under Debian 7.1.0 Wheezy i386 (guest). Host is Linux Mint 12. The shared folder is set up with auto-mount, but it doesn't appear in /media directory, as said in the user ...
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Cannot install and use nvidia drivers (Wheezy)

I have a build with the GTX 560 TI card every time I try to install the Linux drivers (with Debian Wheezy and using tecmint.com or debian wiki as a guide), I always end up restarting X or the computer ...
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Debian access point is detected, but provides no Internet access

I am use Debian sid. I want to share my network (ppp0) via AP (Access Point) to my mobile device. This is my configuration. /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf : # WiFi Hotspot interface=wlan0 driver=nl80211 ...
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Debian 7 black screen after loading OS

I have laptop Sony Vaio VPCCA with Debian Wheezy(7.1) installed as second OS. It worked fine for few weeks but now if I try to start Debian, there is all the loading stuff and when the GUI should ...
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Debian 7.3 can't remove postgresql

Solved: I removed /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresql-8.4 Now everything is fine. sudo rm -r /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresq* I got this problem: alex@VRIL ~ % sudo apt-get install python3 Reading ...
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Keep private key for remote reprepro package archive local

Currently I am using reprepro and inoticoming to maintain a Debian package archive on a remote machine. The repo is configured with this distributions file: Origin: ... Label: ... Codename: squeeze ...
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Debian install halts

I'm running Debian squeeze on my Lenovo laptop. Recently I tried to install Debian Jessie on a different partition. The installation process goes smoothly, but at some point (around 99% completion) ...
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Simulating a middle-button click on my touchpad often scrolls up the view

At times, when I simulate the mouse middle-button with my touchpad, my view auto-scrolls towards the top. I've seen this on my browser and my X terminal. Here's my touchpad settings: $ synclient -l ...
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May have broken a Debian installation: 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' won't run

I did an apt-get upgrade on my Jessie vps, hosted by DigitalOcean. As many people know, DigitalOcean provides kernels from the host, rather than allowing the VM to boot from its own kernel image. ...
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Squash all UIDs automatically, without “all_squash”

I have a pair of Debian stable boxes sharing /home over NFS. The server used to serve LTSP workstations and has had a long running NFS configuration that never gave me any trouble. The LTSP project ...
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Monodevelop D Bindings for Debian / Ubuntu?

I want to install the D-Language binding for MonoDevelop but it does require MonoDevelop 4.x, which isn't available yet for Linux based systems. Is there any way I can get around this? I tried ...
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Debian package naming convention?

It's all very confusing. There are different examples out there, for e.g.: <package-name>_<epoch>:<upstream-version>-<debian.version>-<architecture>.deb source: ...
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How to install gcc 4-8 on #! Waldorf 64-bit?

I would like to install and use g++ 4-8 compiler. It supports various C++11 features, and I am willing to look into them and use them. Also, as I came here from Windows, my previous files also used ...
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Share (masquerade) Internet connection from Debian desktop to a bunch of computers

I need to share the Internet connection of my Debian desktop to some other devices (a Mac Laptop, and an Android tablet). The Debian desktop is connected to the local network via eth0, and the rest ...
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Lintian reports non-dev-pkg-with-shlib-symlink while dh_auto_install makes this link

So, I am trying to build the main package of a library (which means, without the development header file). When I run debuild lintian complains that: W: libwebsitesnapshot1: ...
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PXE USB BOOT Debian

I have installed a Debian. I rsynced it. I load it on my client through PXE from NFS to make a backup. But I need my Computer(NFS-host) at the same time to make something other with it. For example, ...
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Debian Wheezy USB2 ehci_hcd

I have a friend who decided to switch to Linux from Windows. I was helping her to get up and running as quickly as possible but we ran into a problem which I can't seem to solve. She uses Debian ...
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MacBook Pro Retina: huge power consumption

I'm currently running Debian/Jessie on a MacBook Pro Retina 10,1 15" (early-2103). Everything is going well (ethernet, WiFi, retina, etc.) but I worry about its power consumption. laptop-mode manages ...
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Setup multiple access points with multiple wifi cards

I've got an old PC with debian on it, which works as some kind of router. It is set up as wireless access point using hostapd. I want to setup multiple access points, one on old wifi card with 2.4hz, ...
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Where is the best place to put a local repo?

I've made a custom repo to install ruby 2.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 Currently, I have the repo in '/vagrant/files' for testing. root@gitlab:~# tree /vagrant/files/ /vagrant/files/ |-- default |-- ...
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cannot set up lm-sensors propetly

I actually try to get lm-sensors to work as I wish. And my only wish is to see how the cpu is doing. (Optional HDD's, FSB and I'm open your suggestions) So I run Debian wheezy, and did a apt-get ...
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My Debian freezes

I installed a fresh Debian 7 install, but it freezes from time to time, and when it happens (quite often indeed) only the mouse can move around but everything is blocked. All I can do is restart. I ...
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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Cannot send mail to top domain

I have a webserver with the domain name server1.mydomain.com, mydomain.com is currently directed to another server. If a mail is send to an e-mail address with my top domain, eg me@mydomain.com, I ...
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Proper display of japanese and other special characters in debian linux

I am running debian, using the Terminus font. When I come across japanese characters, they are just displayed as squares. This is the same for some other special characters, (I'm not sure which ones ...
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Enabling Bluetooth discoverability upon start-up

I would like to make a USB Bluetooth dongle discoverable upon start-up (or whenever it's plugged in) on Debian Squeeze or Wheezy. If I use hciconfig initially, I can see the device in this mode: ...
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s3fs complains about SSH key or SSL cert - how to fix?

I downloaded and installed s3fs 1.73 on my Debian Wheezy system. The specific steps I took were, all as root: apt-get -u install build-essential libfuse-dev fuse-utils libcurl4-openssl-dev ...
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Debian 6: Can ping default gateway, but not the IP address of any server on the Internet. Routes appear OK

I can't connect to the Internet from our server. I'm able to ping the default gateway, LAN connectivity works fine but I can't ping any public IP (say, 4.2.2.1, an open DNS server which I know replies ...
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Debian segfault in libc2.7

I am running a test on my machine in which I assigned a lot of IPs to some tap interfaces (created by me before the test) on my debian machine and tried to run curl commands with the source being ...
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Stuck on installing grub to a usb stick (unknown filesystem/no such partition)

I just spend all day on trying to get my system to boot again, I'm getting a bit desperate...snif. The setup is as follows: a debian installed in a luks encrypted usb hard disk with lvm volumes for ...
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linking problems when installing python module and dependencies as non-root

I want to install a certain (non-public, numerical) python module on a remote (Debian squeeze) system on which I do not have root (or sudo) privileges. As the python-dev package was not installed, I ...
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Failure to connect Debian NIS client to OpenSuse 12.1 server

I'm trying to connect a Debian 7.0 client to a OpenSuse 12.1 server. The nisdomainname is correct, the /etc/group, /etc/passwd and /etc/shadown all have the +::: lines, ypbind connects, but the ...
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Problem with Xorg on Debian after upgrade to Wheezy

After I upgrade to wheezy I have a strange problem. See this image http://i.imgbox.com/accFOaW4.png to see what happening to my PC. As I move my mouse, artifacts of the pointer are left all over the ...
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Can not install wine on debian amd64:

Can not install wine on debian amd64: sudo aptitude install wine-bin Note: selecting "wine-bin:i386" instead of the virtual package "wine-bin" The following NEW packages will be ...