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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Unpacking source Debian package that has a tar.xz

I've download the .tar.gz, .dsc and .diff.gz of the bash package from Wheezy: https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/bash. Then I ran dpkg-source -x on the dsc file to unpack it, and this is the result: ...
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What can cause auth.log to start over again?

In my Raspberry Pi running Debian, I have a simple script to output the IPs which have successfully logged into the system via SSH. It's like this: #!/bin/bash egrep 'Accepted password|Accepted ...
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How to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 (with zfs file system) and debian 7 (crunchbang) using grub2 boot loader in MBR?

I want to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 with ZFS as the root file system (the only file system) with Debian 7 (crunchbang linux) with ext4 using grub2 boot loader installed in MBR and grub is managed by the ...
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Gnomes .desktop current path

Im trying to make a desktop file to start Strife but it doesnt work as it should. For the current Path im using this here: '"$(dirname "$1")"' And to run the executable I use this command: '"$(dirname ...
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Debian booting to black screen

I just finished upgrading to Jessie from Wheezy, and after a reboot, my system ran grub, goes through some checks and stuff after loading the kernel. It then says: Welcome Debian 8 servername Tty1 ...
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Can't use 2 interfaces at the same time

I can't get eth0 and usb0 (same with wlan0) working at the same. When I activated the Android Tethering, I did route add default gw 192.168.42.129 usb0, and so, route -n outputs: Table de routage IP ...
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Debian: umount /media/usb0: “Operation not permitted”

I recently moved from Ubuntu 14.10 to Debian Testing. Under Ubuntu I had a shell script for backing up my home folder to a USB stick. The last line of the script unmounts the USB stick. Adapting it to ...
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How to change the order of the network cards (eth1 <-> eth0) on linux

Is there any way to swap network interfaces (eth1 <-> eth0) after system installation. My brand new Debian 6.0 install assigned PCI network card as "eth0" and motherboards integrated network ...
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xe sr-create type=ext results in backend failure

I'm trying to create an ext based storage repository: xe sr-create content-type="local SR" \ host-uuid=c7030a1f-15e3-7e7d-2932-b30200a15917 type=ext \ device-config-device=/dev/sdb1 \ ...
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Trouble switching from DHCP to a static IP on Kali Linux

When I installed Kali Linux 64bit, I forgot to set up a static IP address, and now DHCP determines my address with my router. I have already modified /etc/hosts and /etc/network/interfaces to declare ...
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enabling Intel Iris Pro (syslinux, Tails system, Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013, IGP/GPU)

Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013 uses explicitly dedicated GPU. Integrated graphic processor isn't listed at all. Not being able to switch or turn off discrete card to improve battery life. ...
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Which login manager am I using? [duplicate]

I have Debian installed, and am using XFCE. How do I figure out which login manager I have installed?
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SSH agent forwarding, multiple hop

I tested this setup with Linux origin machine - everything is the same - only the first hop can use keys from origin machine. Initial problem I'm trying to set up SSH agent forwarding with multiple ...
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Persistent Bash Prompt Prefix Linux

I want to have the FQDN as bash prefix instead of just using the hostname. So I can change root@web: ~$ to root@web.domain.tld: ~$ I already know that that is possible by using: ...
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Upgrading guidance for Cedarview driver in Debian 6 - 2.6.32

Our system runs with Debian 6 squeeze (2.6.32) Kernel with N2600 hardware. I know the version is old. An upgrade is in later plans. Recently, we tried connecting multiple monitors (CRT and HDMI), and ...
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Error attempting to use Subversion after upgrade: Segmentation fault [closed]

I did an apt-get update/upgrade today and my Subversion is giving me grief now. I am still a new user with Debian so I was not aware that sometimes a reboot is required after one of these updates. I ...
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Mumble doesn't bind to network address on boot, needs to be restarted (doesn't properly wait for network?)

I have a default, unchanged installation of the Mumble server on Debian Squeeze (package "mumble-server"). On a previous setup, starting the server (called murmurd) on boot using the default init ...
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Differences in package management between Debian and Arch

A discussion from this post made me curious of differences between Debian and Arch package management. Also, people tend to say that Arch is very light-weight, so I wonder what that has to do with ...
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Error When trying to install a package using dpkg

I am trying to install Oracle SQL Developer onto a Debian Linux server. I started off by downloading a package from the Oracle website; sqldeveloper-4.0.3.16.84-1.noarch.rpm I then called the ...
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Debian stable 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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Extracting Source RPMs in debian

I have a source RPM from which I would like to extract the source as closely as possible to "apt-get source PACKAGE". What are the available methods to do this?
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How to use GoToMeeting in Linux

My employer wants me and the team of developers to communicate with them using gotomeeting.com service. Is it possible to use GoToMeeting in Debian? I know that officially GoToMeeting supports only ...
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Do we need polkit and consolekit on our root-only servers?

We have workstations where the only user is root. We use them only through ssh to distribute workload. We installed Debian 8 (Jessie) on those machines. I've read that consolekit and policy kit are ...
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Running a script during booting/startup; init.d vs cron @reboot

I am currently trying to understand the difference between init.d and cron @reboot for running a script at startup/booting of the system. The use of @reboot (this method was mentioned in this forum ...
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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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Missing file command?

I'm running OpenMediaVault which is a Debian based Linux distribution and the file command is missing. Is there any way to install it?
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How do I partition my disk to install encrypted Debian installation alongside OSX?

I have a 500gb drive on a recent MBA. I have shrunk the OSX partition to 250gb to allow me to install Debian in the empty space. When I go through the Debian installer, the guided partitioning only ...
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Disable GUI on BeagleBone Black running Debian

The Debian image for the BeagleBone Black that they have on their website comes with a GUI by default. I'd like to completely disable the GUI, but in the simplest way possible. It is used as a ...
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What is the recommended way of checking running services?

I'm often exposed to various GNU/Linux systems including CentOS, SLES and Debian. I want to know: what is the recommended method of checking all running services across these systems? I am aware of ...
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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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root password suddenly invalid

Thats a mystical problem: out-of-nothing (nearly :), I can't use my former root password anymore... System: Debian Testing What did I do: log into root doing updates (with aptitude update ...
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mrtg configuration

I installed mrtg and want add CPU, Memory graphs of local machine (not router) . Traffic graphs page working properly.Tried to find tutorial how to do that but: I do not have mrtg dir on /etc to ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux 1.0.6 to 1.0.8 (Debian) using an offline ISO image?

I want to upgrade Kali Linux to 1.0.6 to Kali 1.0.8. I realized that I can do this using the command: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade But I have a slow network and it would take ...
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GNOME Wacom Tablet settings pannel don't show Waltop Evo tablet

In general, Waltop Evo Graphic Tablet works but I can't configure it with Wacom Tablet settings pannel (Settings>Wacom Tablet). It shows "Please plug in or turn on your Wacom tablet ..." More info: ...
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Reading the program header contents of an ELF file

How is it possible to extract loadable program headers individually from ELF files? By examining a binary using readelf one can get output similar to: $ readelf -l helloworld Elf file type is EXEC ...
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Adding printer from Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy, Firewalld not running

I get an error trying to add a printer on Debian Wheezy that FirewallD is not running. I am trying to add a remote printer. There is no firewall on this computer, iptables blocks nothing, and there is ...
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Install nagios3 on debian by apt, file not found error

I have a Wheezy Debian system, and I've installed nagios3 using apt-get. When I go to myhost.com/nagios3 and then go to a page, for example "Tactical Overview" I get the error message: The ...
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How to change the window manager on a Raspberry Pi?

I want to try out X11 on a Raspberry Pi (running as a server without display connected, OS Raspbian) and access it through VNC. I don't like LXDE very much, so I want to change to another window ...
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Problem installing Debian 7 64bit on UEFI laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532

I have installed Debian 7 64bit on my brand new laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532. As I understood lately this is UEFI-enabled laptop. At first installation attempt I've not created EFI boot partition, ...
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Convert BIOS booting to UEFI in existed linux installation

I have debian installed on HDD with GPT partition table. But it installed with BIOS compatible mode. Now I want to boot it from native UEFI. How can I do this? Ofcource I have motherboard with UEFI.
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I have to run `startx` on boot to have a window manager, how can I fix this?

I've had Debian Wheezy for a long time and decided to upgrade yesterday to Jessie, a few things I did wrong, I ran autoremove because I was careless and a few things happened. 1) I have to run startx ...
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Eye-FI SD Card not working with inbuilt card reader

I am tring to get my cardreader to work with and eye-fi SD card. My System is as follow: #uname -a Linux computer 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Mar 15 20:46:44 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux Debian ...
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What's the story behind Super Cow Powers?

As we know, apt-get has Super Cow Powers and aptitude does not: $ apt-get --help | grep -i cow This APT has Super Cow Powers. $ aptitude --help | grep -i cow ...
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How can I decrypt my encrypted /home partition?

A year ago I installed Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. I partitioned the HDD and separated the system (/ mount point) and the data (/home mount point). I chose to encrypt the whole /home using the basic ...
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...
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How to make OS to mount USB as user

In debian jessie KDE, when I plug USB stick and click it in dolphin (it mounted automatically), stick mounted as root, while I am using standard user account. So I need to get superuser to manipulate ...
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Debian: plymouth splash screen does not change

on my Debian box, I have installed Plymouth for a splash screen. I have tried updating the theme but everytime I use the commands: /usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme myTHEME and then try to ...
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Jessie RC2 installation on SDHC card

I am trying to install Debian Jessie RC2 (netinst) on a SD card on my laptop (thinkpad t440p). When the hd partition stuff step comes I select manual partition. Unfortunately only the USB (from which ...
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How to keep a history of backups?

My intention is to create a "snapshot" of a certain hard drive on a server every day. How can I automatically make sure that the snapshot of today, three days ago, five days ago, 10 days ago (and so ...
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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 ...