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Convert Debian Live USB persistent filesystem to a standalone installation

How would I convert a persistent filesystem (live-rw) from a Debian Live USB to a standalone, bootable installation that can be run on a VM? What I've tried Chrooting and installing a bootloader ...
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What is Debian equivalent of RPM package perl-ExtUtils-Embed?

I need to install some SW on Debian. This SW requires perl-ExtUtils-Embed in a installation guide made for RedHat based systems (CentOS in my case). What should I install on Debian to get all what is ...
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MacBook Pro Mini DisplayPort flickering over Debian

I have some problems involving a Macbook Pro Mid 2009 13" (MacBookPro5,5) running a Debian 7,7 Whezzy and a LCD screen Benq E2200HD. I am using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter in order to use the ...
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Building debian package of Perl module with Module::Build and pbuilder

I have a Perl module that I package for Debian using pbuilder. The module has a Makefile.PL. The debian/rules file is very simple: #!/usr/bin/make -f PACKAGE := $(shell dh_listpackages) %: ...
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Which is the software package for creation of PDF documents on Debian and OpenBSD OSes?

I have installed the software package called evince. It only opens and reads PDF files but does not create them. What software package should I install on boxes that run Debian (or OpenBSD) that can ...
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Theme not applying correctly

I just switched from Parabola running GNOME 3.14 to Debian Sid running GNOME 3.14, and the same theme that worked fine on Parabola now isn't applying correctly. The scroll bars among other elements ...
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Finding locales with no separate entry in /usr/share/locale on Debian

I want to remove all unneeded locales on my Debian system in /usr/share/locale. I have installed the package locales and generated en_IE.UTF-8 UTF-8 by using echo "en_IE.UTF-8 UTF-8" > ...
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Ctrl-C does not work with pppd non-detached session

I have a Mini2440 ARM Board, and I have put a base Debian 6.0 system on it using multistrap. I have used tmux to run several processes in defferent windows from /etc/rc.local. I connect to the board ...
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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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Installing Python without package manager

I need to install Python 2.7.x on a TI Sitara ARM processor (based on the BeagleBone Black) running a minimal custom version of Linux. In particular, the OS does not have any package manager, no gcc, ...
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How can I run as another user?

This is the bash code that should be runned. So first it substitutes the user to openproject and than runs all the code su openproject -c "bash -l" cd ~/openproject git checkout Gemfile.lock git ...
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Configuring bridge network in kvm (debian wheezy 7.2)

I am desperately trying to run untangle 10 as a guest in kvm. My host system is debian 7.2 My problem is that I am unable to configure bridges/(virtual)NICS which are successfully identified by ...
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Second monitor detected but not receiving signal?

I'm at my wit's end trying to figure this one out. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 (DMS-59 connector with DMS-59 to dual-DVI adapter). I'm trying to get dual monitors working properly. So far, I've tried ...
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How do I install GLIBC in Kali/Debian?

How can I install GLIBC? When I installed Spotify on my Kali 1.0.9a it gives me the following output when I try running Spotify through the Terminal: spotify: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version ...
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C compiler cannot create executables whilst creating backport in Debian

I am trying to create a gcc-defaults-1.133 backport for my Debian Wheezy installation from Sid/Jessie. As this requires dpkg-dev greater than version 1.17.11 I assume I need a backport of this too. ...
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Can't launch Steam games using optirun (Bumblebee)

I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop with an Intel i7 CPU, an Intel HD4000 integrated GPU, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M discrete GPU. I have recently installed Debian testing (jessie) on it, ...
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New menu entry in GRUB2, “file not found” and “you need to load the kernel first” errors

I wanted to add new menu entry to my GRUB2 list. This is how I tried to do this and necessary info: Erros after choosing "Debian Wheezy" menu entry from GRUB2 list: error:file not found error:you ...
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vPrevent Debian from auto-assembling raid at boot

I set up a Debian wheezy (7.6), installed openmediavault, and created a software raid 5 with that. It is listed at /dev/md127. Now I want to move that to a virtual XEN VM. To do so, I have to stop ...
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Cant create encrypted partitions during Debian installation

I am using debian 7.4 cd. When I set a partition as '/' during manual partition.It is fine. However when I then try to use it as 'physical volume for encryption'...everything works fine it erases and ...
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Updating openssl on debian squeeze

Can I replace my openssl 0.9.8o-4squeeze16 package with http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openssl/openssl_1.0.1h-3_amd64.deb without any problems/concers? I did a apt-get update but I did ...
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/etc/apt/sources.list won't accept URLs with https connection

In Debian Wheezy, my /etc/apt/sources.list file looks like this: deb https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free deb-src https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib ...
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Forwarding traffic through an OpenVPN tunnel

I'm attempting to set up a Raspberry Pi (192.168.1.118) in such a way that it allows all traffic that uses it as the default gateway to be pushed through an external OpenVPN tunnel (Private Internet ...
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USB3 drive plugged in to PC makes computer hang on “welcome to grub”

I have a Seagate 2TB USB2 hard drive, ext4 formatted. If I plug it in to my system and boot, PC gets stuck at "welcome to grub". If I restart without the USB drive plugged in, the system boots ...
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How to forward IP traffic between wlan0 and eth0 without killing network performance on the forwarding machine

I have a laptop running Debian 7 that connects to my building's Wifi. I want so share this network connection via the laptop's Ethernet port. I have setup a script below to do this based on some ...
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ATA error: COMRESET failed (errno=-32)

Today I boot my laptop (HP pavilion dv6) running debian 7, and the window manager won't start. I just get over and over again errors as: [###.######] ata6: COMRESET failed (errno=-32) [###.######] ...
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How can I force SOCKS proxy(Danted) to open UDP port

I nearly waste my 1 day for this issue. I have 2 PCs; 1. Windows as a client, 10.20.30.20 2. Debian(latest) as a server, 10.20.30.10 I install Dante(SOCKS proxy) and configure/restart it. I can use ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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apt installing more packages than specified as dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker from the repository. For installing the texlive I followed the steps described here. For this the control file I used is this. It has the file texlive-binaries in it. ...
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Swap space not used

I recently installed Debian 6.0.6. Here are the machine's states: CPU - AMD XP 3000+ RAM - 1 Gig HDD - IDE 80 Gig I primarily use this machine for developing toy personal projects. When I run ...
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MP3s Slow - audio settings in VirtualBox VM

Collection of mp3 files imported to VirtualBox (via binary ftp) from host sound very slow, so assume are playing at wrong bitrate. Checksums match as per /usr/bin/openssl md5 *.mp3 (on OS X) and ...
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Gedit cannot save in shared folder (Virtualbox)

I'm getting the "Cannot save _ Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy" in Gedit 2 when I try to save in a shared folder with Virtualbox (Debian). I've searched and apparently ...
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How to disable systemd's “Time has been changed” message spam in /var/log/syslog on Debian jessie?

Due to combined use of Debian jessie, that uses systemd by default, and sdwdate (that uses Slow Clock Adjuster ( gh )), my system clock is frequently changed. As a result /var/log/syslog gets ...
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Add network eth with a separate gateway

OS: Debian Currently I have only 1 network connection setup (br0). I'd like to connect a second network connection (eth3) to a separate network/gateway. Everything should continue to be sent ...
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Trim last few video frames using command line tools only

I am using GStreamer to record to video. Sometimes during synchronization, I need to trim off the last few frames ~15frames or so. What is the fastest tool to do so, that can be launched from the ...
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identify harddrive before mounting

I've recently made 2 script that take care of mounting and dismounting a harddrive in linux. The thing that I could not figure out is the following. I am currently mounting /dev/sdc1 to ...
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Security concerns

I've recently been struggling with ways to make a easy way for my father to both mount and unmount a harddrive on a linux based system. I thought of a way to execute a shell script with PHP. The ...
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How to add new systemcall in Linux 3.2.x? [migrated]

I'm new to Linux, and I want to compile my kernel for Debian-amd64 with a new system call. The only tutorial I could find online was for a i386 or x86 system. I followed their instructions but at the ...
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Debian - how to run a script on startup as soon as there is an internet connection ready for use?

I am running Debian 7 Wheezy and I need to start some screens on startup as soon as there is a fully functional internet connection. However, not, if the internet connection broke and was connected ...
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How do I use new fdisk table without reboot (kpartx)?

When I run fdisk and change the size of a partition, fdisk says at the end of its output: The new table will be used at the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8) I'd like to do so ...
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Why is there a separate package repository for Debian security updates?

Why don't they upload packages to the normal package repository? Is this a general convention (IE, do other distros separate the repositories also)?
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Allowing normal user to mount and eject devices

In the file manager PCManFM I can access discs in my USB DVD drive but I cannot eject them or access other USB storage devices - I get the error message "Not Authorized". Any clues? I use Debian ...
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Disable KVM Kernel Module while its still in use

In order to run a virtual machine, VirtualBox tells me to disable the KVM kernel module. I googled around and found out that KVM is included in the qemu-*-packages, but none of them is/was installed ...
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Can't ifdown eth0 (main interface)

I can't ifdown an interface on a Debian 6.0.5 box; user@box:/etc/network$ sudo ifdown eth0 && sudo ifup eth0 ifdown: interface eth0 not configured SIOCADDRT: File exists Failed to bring up ...
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How to create a fake inotify event on debian?

I have a dedicated box running minidlna on Debian sourcing media files from a shared cifs drive. When I add a new file to the share not using the midia box, minidlna does not recognize the new files ...
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ELAN Touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6

I recently purchased an ASUS Q550LF laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6. I use Ubuntu for most tasks, but occasionally have reason to boot ...
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Need proprietary Nvidia drivers not in stable Debian

I need to install proprietary Nvidia drivers in my Debian Wheezy (to use CUDA if you wonder why) but none of these two options work for me: From Wheezy (backports) packages, the last nvidia-driver ...
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Properly mount a windows share to move files on the mountpoint

This question resulted from a question of mine on stackexchange. I mount a windows share with mount -t cifs -o ...
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Adding my software to Debian

How do you add a package to the official Debian APT repository? For example lets say I have a peice of software called quicktxtedit ,and I have a DEB file for it, and I want to add it to the offical ...
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How do I restore grub on a uefi boot after a windows update wiped it?

Until yesterday I had a dual boot debian / win8 with grub that worked like a charm. Yesterday a stupid windows update totally wiped grub and I'm now unable to boot in linux. I installed linux a year ...
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Java JDK missing libjli.so path in dependency list, Debian

This perhaps should have been asked at unix.stackexchange.com. Feel free to move it there if you have that power. I am scripting the creation of chroot jails and part of that automation includes ...