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How to check if GRUB is password protected or not?

Is there any command to check whether GRUB boot loader is password protected or not? What is the file path? where it stores this information specially on Debian OS.
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Debian wheezy - hanging on shutdown

My debian system hangs when I'm trying to shutdown/reboot. It hangs on: kvm: exiting hardware virtualization (infinitely blinking white cursor) I've tried to shutdown by gui and by ...
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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). Most of the converting went fine, but some files can't be converted and fail with the following message: ...
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debian wheezy extreme boot delay

I migrated from Arch to Debian(wheezy) recently. Since Debian was still using sysVinit, I migrated to systemd, but following this. The system booted after a long init, using fallback LSB scripts for ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop working during debian live installation

I know there have been similar question, but neither applies to my situation. I want to try/install debian. I downloaded a couple of live disc images (debian-live-7.8.0-amd64 with various desktop ...
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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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Install Linux distribution from already booted one

I have this problem which is really annoying and I want to reset my system and install clean Linux distribution to hopefully solve the problem. So is it possible to install new distro while I am in ...
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How to check easily the munin alert-email-notification?

I run the munin monitoring application on my debian Wheezy server and I would like to test the alert-email-notification procedure. To do that, I add in munin.conf the following line: df._home.warning ...
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Dual Boot Debian on Raid 0 in UEFI mode

My new notebook came from the factory with Windows 8 on two 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 mode. I wanted to dual boot it with a Linux distro, I settled on Debian, so I resized my C: drive as one normally would ...
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Debian ignores PAM env variables (while Arch doesn't)

I have a weird issue with my Debian Sid system. I want to set a global environment variable in /etc/environment, which is supposed to be read by the pam_env module. Unfortunately, after having relogin ...
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Same Wifi names keep messing with connection

I just got a RasPi and I'm looking to replace the Windows PC that's doing the routing job. (To save electricity) What I'm trying to do with it is make it connect to a wifi network using it's bssid(or ...
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Properly power down SSD during shutdown

I recently got a Samsung SSD. I have debian wheezy installed on it. I carry it around in a USB enclosure and boot both my work and home computers from it. How can I ensure that the system properly ...
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LXDE (openbox): double click on text selects only part of word (not whole text)

I am using LXDE as my desktop environment (on Debian Wheezy). My question is related to how mouse behaves in LXDE, but could be general to other desktop environments. When I double click with my ...
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ERROR: No room on ep ring

I built a pc around a Debian amd64 today. Every time I log in, I see hundreds of lines (that increase as the session proceeds) of ERROR: No room on ep ring. I've seen another question of this type ...
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Restore /var/cache files

I've accidentally deleted all contents of /var/cache files. I managed to reinstall most by doing dpkg -S /var/cache and apt-get --reinstall install PACKAGE_NAME (see here) on every package that I've ...
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Why does my fresh Debian have a high latency?

The time between clicking and seeing a response is very high. Typing looks very funny, and makes me feel queasy. I think there's about 50-20ms "extra". I would expect a top notch linux distro to have ...
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Install usb wifi tl-wn823n on Debian

I need help installing my TP Link USB dongle on Debian Wheezy. I already tried a bunch of different things and nothing seemed to work. Here is the result of some commands: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device ...
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Network connectivity trouble to non-routing multi-homed hosts?

I have two networks: A and B (172.16.2.0/24 and 172.17.2.0/24). A is Ethernet, B is WiFi. An OpenWRT router connects A and B, and most traffic gets passed OK. Default route on router leads to a ...
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What is the correct way to fix the configure error: “Requested 'libdrm_nouveau >= 2.4.33' but version of libdrm_nouveau is 0.6”?

This issue came up when trying to assist a user with the questions: What are the required build dependencies of mesa for Debian-based distros? and How do I backport Mesa on Debian Wheezy?. Mesa on ...
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See files other than home folder files in activity overview seach bar in debian

Right now I could only see the applications (frequent and all) and files in the home folder. But I can't see a file which is present in a folder in home directory. For example I can't see the files ...
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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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Explanation of the building process of the kernel on Ubuntu/Debian systems

I'm getting into Linux kernel programming and I have successfully built my own kernel several times now. However, I have done it using step by step guides found from the internet and I don't really ...
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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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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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Debian Wheezy on Samsung NP900X3A some Fn Keys don't work

I've gone through all questions and tutorials on how to solve this problem. They weren't meant for my Laptop version but "close enough". Unfortunately they didn't help. This is the case. # ...
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Systemd Initrd service and persistance

I need to run a simple daemon from system initrd image. According to system.initrd documentation, when sytemd is running directly from initrd all running processes will be killed on switch-root, ...
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Urxvt cursor cutting off wide characters like 'w' and 'm'

I'm using the 14 px Gohu font, and it looks like these characters are offset one pixel to the left from the cursor which causes the cursor to ignore that part of the text when typing. I am using ...
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How do I stop the “Green double-underlined links pop-up ads” adware in Chromium?

Summary: In the Chromium web browser (Debian), can you tell me how get rid of whatever is causing the behaviour called "Green Double-Underlined Links pop-up ads"? I'd like to stop the behaviour, not ...
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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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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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Disable CPU scaling with U 1404

I know there are a lot of things about this topic but I couldn't find anything not older than 4 years. As the stuff develops so fast I hope it is fine to ask again a few years later. What is ...
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How to add another domain (SOA) to my bind9 installation when domain has not been delegated yet. What are the delegation steps?

I have a bind9 installation on my Debian Wheezy install. On this install I have a DNS-server which acts as the SOA for a domain, example1.com. My name server is also on the same domain, example1.com ...
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Is is ok to run multiple PHP Websockets using 1 machine?

I am using Debian LAMP Server and I need to run PHP Websockets with very simple coding. Will need at least five different WebSockets running with same IP different ports but as you know this things ...
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Chat application for monitoring with scripts

I am looking for a chat application, which would have the ability to interact with a shell script. I need this for a home project. An example of the usage would be: A client sends a chat message to ...
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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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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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After enabling SELinux (permissive mode) on Debian Wheezy, gdm3 does not finish loading

I recently enabled SELinux on my Debian Wheezy system, in permissive mode (I have confirmed that it is indeed operating in permissive mode). However, after the file labelling double-reboot, gdm3 ...
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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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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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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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program for PC-to-phone using Gtalk?

I know I can configure empathy to voice chat between gmail users. But is it possible to make PC-to-phone voice calls with empathy or do I have to use Google's browser plugin? Does any program support ...
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Bus Error when run php-cgi

This is what I got when I run command "strace /usr/bin/php-cgi -v" execve("/usr/bin/php-cgi", ["/usr/bin/php-cgi", "-v"], [/* 39 vars */]) = 0 brk(0) = 0x11e4000 ...
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Apache install on Debian: configuring CGI

I installed CGI via the package manager and enabled the mod, but two hours later I still cant get it to work. My /etc/apache2/sites-available/default is: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin ...
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Debian 64-bit sees less than 4GB of RAM

I have a Debian wheezy (7.4) amd64 virtual machine running under VirtualBox 4.3.10 on a Win7 x64 host with AMD A10-5700 processor. The virtual machine is configured with 16GB of memory (the host has ...
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Debian - cannot find cdrom

Having a jessie/sid debian box on kernel 3.13 (had same issue on kernel 3.10) First thing I notices was that k3b didn't find any optical drives. Then: The optical drives (dvd-writers) are found in ...
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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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DHCP lease acquired , yet no ping, not even to default gateway

I've just installed Debian Wheezy on my PC using netinstall. I can only use its wifi. My interface has been recognize by the system, and I've used: iwconfig wlan0 essid MY_HOME_AP (I've switched ...
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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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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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How to install libc6 from unstable repository on Debian?

This is my server: Linux nn15.project.org 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux 7.1 (wheezy) Release: 7.1 I have sudo permissions. How can I install libc6 from ...