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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Where does gnome-session/gnome-shell store its configuration?

Long story short; I have a debian system that's been running the unstable tree for over a decade straight (through fire, flames, and multiple hardware upgrades, but that aside). However, a while ago ...
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Failure starting Wlan connection with wpa_supplicant?

I'm brand new to server configuration. I'm just a developer, so forgive me if I don't understand what you're talking about, if I haven't posted enough information, or if I don't understand your ...
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How do I use NMCLI to create a Wifi connection & connect to SSID over WPA?

Environment BeagleBone Black running Debian 7.7 nmcli tool, version 0.9.4.0 I tried some command examples to get started, however none helps me to add a connection and connect. Devices # nmcli ...
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Default-Start contains no runlevels

I am trying to make my custom made daemon run at startup and when I call update-rc.d ydcd enable I get the error update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing update-rc.d: error: MyDaemon ...
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x2go printer sharing trouble

I have a got x2go server installed on Debian 8 by official manual: On server-side: sudo aptitude install x2goserver x2goserver-printing cups cups-x2go I login on server as user with x2goclient. I ...
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Debian 8 Jessie virtualbox vdi disk-image mount

I need to mount virtualbox dynamic vdi image on Debian 8 system. There is 2 ways to solve this task: To use vdfuse. But it was removed from D8 repo, though it exists for D7 wheezy and I use it on ...
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Fedora live USB works on Acer laptop. Debian live USB does not

I have created two live USBs in two separate pendrives: The first one has an ISO image of Debian. The second one has an ISO image of Fedora. Equal conditions My laptop: Aspire V11 Touch (aka ...
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Unable to use VMWare Workstation 12

I found myself unable to use the VMWare Workstation 12 trial on Debian Stretch as well as on Ubuntu 15.10. It installs just fine, but when I attempt to start it, it simply does nothing, no error or ...
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Problem installing Panasonic's KV-SS080 Scanner

I bought a used Panasonic's KV-SS080 but so far I was not able to get it working. For lsusb, here is the response: Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04da:100f Panasonic (Matsushita) For sane-find-scanner, ...
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MOTD not displayed after installing openssh from source

On Debian Wheezy the default openssh server package displays the motd from /etc/motd. When i compile it from source (openssh-6.0p1) it won't display the motd anymore after an ssh login. Configure ...
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Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux?

I've used many variants of Linux(mostly Debian derivatives) for over a decade now. One problem that I haven't seen solved satisfactorily is the issue of horizontal tearing, or Vsync not being ...
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Debian Testing SDDM Does not Log In Users

I have a strange problem. I'm running a Debian testing installation and recently with KDE5 update stream, I got SDDM instead of KDM. However, SDDM does not log me in even when I enter my correct ...
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Issues with GLIB+Iceweasel+apt-get

I caused the bug but I would like to fix it without doing the amateur "fresh" install. HOW: I copied a bunch of commands and ran them. OS: Debian 8 When I run Iceweasel the following services crash ...
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What does `NO-CARRIER` and `DOWN` mean for a wireless interface?

I have a remote server and I log output of certain commands while the server cannot access the internet. It uses a wireless interface to connect to the internet. In a working state the output of ...
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Change default terminal emulator on Debian

I'm trying to change my terminal emulator from xterm to eterm on Debian Jessie. I can't seem to find the tty config files. I've ran: sudo find / -name tty*.conf but that doesn't yield any results. ...
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Boot error with uvcvideo in Debian 8

When booting I get the error: uvcvideo: Failed to query (GET_DEF) UVC control 2 on unit 1: -32 (exp. 1). And it slows the booting for about 1 minute. I have looked for a solution for a while but ...
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Having trouble accessing my phone via USB

(I've searched the web for people that have had my exact problem, and couldn't find any, so if this is a repeat question I won't be offended by having this pulled, but I would appreciate being ...
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How to check who run updates or installed packages on Debian?

I'm in the rather strange situation where I don't trust all users with sudo rights and there's nothing I can do about it. I would like to check periodically if anyone but me installed any packages or ...
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Debian Wheezy dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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Failure to connect to hidden SSID with WPA Supplicant on Debian?

I asked a similar question the first time I did this. It can be found here. I tried to streamline the process this time. I got the hardware ID of my WiFi-Dongle on my windows machine, and searched ...
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Custom Debian LiveCD with Installer

I am wanting to make a custom Debian LiveCD that also has an option to install the system onto a HD. I have followed the instructions ...
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Pass Array to SSH Connection

How can I pass an array across the ssh connection. I have an array formed thus: declare -a target_array=( "item1 -p12345 -r" "item2 -p65677 -e" ) I then need to pass it to an ssh ...
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Network Manager doesn't show Wireless connection

I've just installed on my Debian Sid with XFCE4 network manager, but I have a problem, no wireless connection are shown. What Should I do? I used to use wicd but I had problems to connect to free ...
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How to extend a windows volume on xen xm virtual server

I have inherited a Xen virtual server running debian 2.6.32. I have two windows hosts and one of them needs more disk space. I am thinking I should be able to rob a few GB from one of the windows ...
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Library missing compiling XBMC from source

Somewhere between the 13 and 13.1 releases I was no longer able to compile XBMC from source. I was able to compile v13 when it was first released (from the Gotham branch). Then, 13.1 was announced and ...
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Rollback all apt-get packages to the maximum available under the actual sources.list

Given that APT has the power of the super COW and this should be amazing. There's a simple, elegant and working way (because I tried with pin solutions proposed as well as the preferences file, and ...
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Debian Stable (“wheezy”): was trying to build Python 3.4, and I ran sudo make install — am I in trouble now?

So, I wanted to run Python 3.4.x inside a virtualenv virtual environment. I learned that the first step should be to build Python 3.4.x. I was doing so in /usr/bin/Python3.4.x (a folder I created), ...
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Choose software from Debian repository

How can I choose which software I want to install from a Debian repository? I know that didn't make much sense, let me explain more detail. I want to install a «unstable» version of gnupg with (ECC ...
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All mail sent by Postfix is received as spam

I have a dedicated server on Server4You. The machine has Debian 7.8 and Plesk 11.5.30. On the server I have 2 web sites , each with its respective IP address. The problem is that all mail I send is ...
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“A stop job is running…” on shutdown

Almost every time when I'm shutting down or rebooting the system I get the following message before the system actually shuts down: A stop job is running for Session 1 of user xy It waits for ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Wheezy - Using Inspiron 3537

I've recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.5 and dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed all of the drivers except the graphics driver which I've been trying to install for a couple of days. ...
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Asked for Terminus, and got TeX Gyre Chorus instead

For a long time I've dreamed of an "all-Terminus" desktop, but couldn't figure out how to do it. My taste in fonts is so far outside of the mainstream1 that I could not find any even remotely helpful ...
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dual boot windows 8.1 and debian 8.2

Can anyone suggest among the following options which one would be the best option to install Debian 8.2.0 alongside on a system with (Windows 8.1 - booting mode UEFI on GPT disk) installed : (1) UEFI ...
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How to mount an external encrypted drive?

My computer stopped working so I'm plugging the hard drive with a USB adapter to another computer to recover my files. After plugging it the passphrase prompt appears to unlock the volume, I type the ...
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I had g++, was using it, installed make, and now g++ is impossible to install

I am running Debian 8.1. I installed g++ via the terminal using apt-get. I then installed build-essential, and saw something in the terminal about "removing g++". I freaked out a little, because I've ...
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Debian XFCE black background in eclipse variable hover

I have a problem regarding colors in eclipse. I wasnt able to set it in any way (eclipse settings and also tried gnome-color-tools). It is shown on below screen: When I hover on an item in debug ...
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How to make FreeCAD utilize multple cores?

I am currently on a modified version of debian-standard, jessie, using xfce and LightDM with some amd drivers for the gpu. But my issues is that I am using an 8 core AMD FX 8320, all cores detected ...
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How long will Debian be supporting Gnome 2?

I'm choosing a new distro, and I'm trying to avoid Gnome 3 (and Unity). Debian is using Gnome 2.3, but I'm not sure for how long -- I don't want to install it and be forced to update to Gnome 3 in a ...
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Questions about dual booting windows 8.1 and linux - two issues

I have recently installed Debian 8.1 onto my hard disk with an iso image burned to DVD-r. I was trying to install g++ from the terminal when it asked me to insert the dvd from which I installed the OS ...
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Hamachi failing to install/start on debian 8 server

i am trying to set up a headless minecraft server using debian. So far everything is working save for hamachi (portforwarding is coming later). I installed the .deb file from ...
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Media changed: please insert the disk labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux

I installed Debian 7 using a USB flash drive "burned" from the first DVD ISO of the Debian installation CD/DVD. I did a very minimal install without Debian desktop environment, Print server and ...
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Issues with Debian 8 and multi screens

I just installed Debian 8 and I plugged in another screen. Sometimes it works correctly, but most of the time the screen of the computer gets black and doesn't display anything. But I can put the ...
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Unable to update kali linux from regular source repositories

I recently installed Kali Linux 2.0 and tried to update the software. This is what I did: I edited /etc/apt/sources.list to contain the following mirrors : deb http://http.kali.org/kali ...
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Script to duplicate Debian setup?

I know I have a bash history of commands run on a server setup which I can use for a sort-of setup guide on cloning the same type of cloud server elsewhere, but settings done in nano would obviously ...
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Slow DNS resolve from curl/lynx etc

I have a strange issue with DNS resolving: Root of the problem is that I get curl errors: "Error executing HTTP request: name lookup timed out". Tried to ping some sites, all resolved fine (and fast). ...
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How to Install RoundCube on Debian for Virtual Users?

I got a Droplet (server) from Digital Ocean running Debian Jessie 8.2. And the following were installed: Apache2, MariaDB, phpMyAdmin, and PHP5 were installed. The server is serving two ...
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Debian Wheezy: apt-get fails with 403 Forbidden error if I put https links in my sources.list

I have created a PPA for my wheezy packages using dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz and hosted it on my Amazon S3 bucket. Note that my Amazon S3 bucket is using https layer and ...
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Apache issues on Debian

I'm running Debian 8 with Apache 2.4 and it's installed in /var/www/html but when I go to my domain it shows index of / and my html folder. instead of my index page. Edit* index.html file is located ...
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Debian Jessie machines hangs at “Loading, Please wait.”

I recently migrated to a larger hard drive (1TB WD Black WD 1003 FZEX, SATA/64 MB Cache). Cloning and growing the primary partition worked okay, but I have the issue of the machine intermittently ...
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How to specify daemon dependency upon another daemon

in /etc/init.d/ first daemon # Provides: first # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog second daemon # Provides: second # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog first Is this ...