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Wicd and NetworkManager both not working in Debian Jessie

I recently installed Debian, and I was able to get the WiFi to work using the command line. After a while, it stopped working. I figured that it had something to do with the fact that my intel iwlwifi ...
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Access VirtualBox Debian Guest on Windows Host

I am running Oracle VirtualBox with Debian as guest OS on a Windows 7 host. I have installed Apache and specified the following two network adapters in VM: Bridge Host-only w/ the same IP set as ...
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How do I find where Apache keeps the log files?

I need to find where Apache is keeping the access and error logs for a site. I have root access to a server where dozens of sites are hosted. I'm trying to debug one of those sites. When I browse the ...
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Apache2 does not run on IPv4 tcp port

Can you help me please. I need run Apache2 on my Debian 7 server. But it run only on tcpv6 port, not on tcpv4 port. I installed it with apt-get install. I read some tips for this problem, but it does ...
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Nested directories managed by autofs?

Is it ok to have nested directories managed by autofs? e.g. /nfs/zfs /nfs On my Debian 8 machine, I have /etc/auto.zfs like this: repo -fstype=nfs,rw 192.168.0.2:/repo and /etc/auto.nfs like ...
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How do I create web pages in my home directory and have the web server serve them in my web browser?

I have recently installed the Apache web browser in my Debian Squeeze (using command tasksel and selecting [ ] Web server). Now I get it to start via sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start and then I go to my ...
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where in Apache2 do you set the Servername directive globally?

NOTE: This is related to my question: "apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration?". The thing is I'm trying to test a local site, locally. As I understand Apache2 (and perhaps ...
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How do I set up user quota for /var/www?

I want to add quota per user in my Apache2 webroot. My /var/www directory is not a partition. I've found tutorials on how to set up quota for partitions, but how do I set up /etc/fstab without moving ...
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000-default.conf file is not the same on Wheezy and Jessie

I am trying to set up CGI-BIN on apache2 web server, but I figured out that 000-default.conf file is not the same on Jessie as it was on Wheezy, am I missing something?
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'find -mtime -1 -print | xargs tar' archives all files from directory ignoring the -mtime -1 argument

I'm trying to create a backup script. I've managed to get this script working fine on a CentOS 6.7 machine and am now trying to get it working properly on Debian 7. I am running into a problem I ...
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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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Preseed setting wrong partition size

I'm trying to do an install of Debian with the preseed tool. Everything's working great so far, except for the partitions of my disk. Basically what I want is: / of 30GB - ext4 /var/lib about 2TB - ...
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MOZREPL output showing up in terminal window

I have a very a annoying problem. I've using Mac Terminal over SSH to write Perl script with vim on a local virtual Debian machine. The Perl script uses the WWW::Mechanize::Firefox module which in ...
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Increase Icon/Text Size in Kali Linux

I am running Kali Linux in a virtual box (VMWare Player), and although the resolution fits my screen properly, the icons, windows, text is so small. In example, when I use the terminal or browse using ...
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“E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)” when I try and install OpenVPN. What is this?

Whenever I try and install OpenVPN on My Debian x86 Minimal VPS I get that error. Here is the full code if that helps: root@fadvps:/# sudo apt-get install openvpn Reading package lists... Done ...
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Debian, ftp user with access to /var/www

I want to have ftp user who have only access to /var/www and work on all of files, but the problems arise when I give permission to /var/www, exactly chown. I try with chgrp but then I cannot edit ...
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Cannot connect to VPN with ipsec after upgrade

I'm using Debian Stretch, which is current testing release. Some time ago I set up a VPN connection using IPsec and it worked correctly. It suddenly stopped. It is possible that in the meantime some ...
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How can I display the last message in exim4 mail queue?

How can I display the last message in exim4 mail queue? I, actually, want to get the last message ID in exim mail queue, to check if it's delivered, in the log file.
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munin phpfpm plugin

I have setup PHP-FPM plugin All graphs works except three PHP5-FPM Average Process Size PHP5-FPM Memory Usage PHP5-FPM Processes setup /etc/munin/plugin-conf.d/munin-node [phpfpm_*] env.url ...
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How can I access a directory outside a chroot from within it?

I have a user which is chrooted to her home directory, but I want her to also be able to manage files within /var/www. As such, I did the following: root@server:/home/username# ln -s /var/www www ...
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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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Install teamviewer in debian jessie (amd64) from command line

So, I am trying to install teamviewer in a server from putty. The server is debian 8.3. I downloaded the right version of teamviewer and sent it at the server via filezilla. When trying to install it ...
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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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Chromebook Crouton Debian xfce4 - Cannot change locale!

On the system described in the title, I am trying to change my locale to a UTF-8 one, in order to run the program Anki. However it won't let me, the commands locale-reconfigure locale-gen and any ...
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Changing input audio source and setting it to mono on Debian Jessie/8 using commands

Good day everybody, Today I was able to connect my WiiU to my computer using a PCI TV Tuner with a RCA input, only yellow. Thanks to VLC and video4linux I can play games flawlessly. I bought a cable ...
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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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how to solve unmet dependencies when install libgstreamer0.10-dev?

I want to run genymotion 64bit binary on my debian 8.3 64bit. when I run ./genymotion command I get this error: ./genymotion: error while loading shared libraries: libgstapp-0.10.so.0: cannot open ...
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Corrupt LVM metadata header after kernel update

I'm running Debian Wheezy (Linux wheezy3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux) as an encrypted LVM with hardware raid 1 (Adaptec 6405E) on a supermicro server. I was encounting ...
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APT repositories on Android

I am using a terminal emulator on Android called "Termux". It comes with the APT command installed. However, the repository is very limited. What I want to do, is to see if larger repositories like ...
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Identifying source of audit messages in kern.log

I recently installed the auditd package on my Debian machine. I did some testing with auditctl, creating a single rule to watch a directory, proved something, and then removed and purged auditd. ...
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How to make a portable Linux app?

I'd like to make a "portable" version of Emacs 24.3. I am using some Debian 7 systems, where I don't have root access. Since Debian 7 is missing Emacs 24, I'd like to build a portable version of it, ...
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Clone Linux user (copy user, based on another one)

How can I create a new system user, an exact copy of another one (having the same groups, permissions, privileges and settings), but with different username, password and home directory?
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Restoring fdisk mistakes: New partitions & table

On a deabian 8.2 system I made a new LVM partition with fdisk and wanted to issue a pvcreate command, but was constantly being called and then made this horrible horrible mistake. Before the call I ...
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How to extract and install .deb without the command dpkg?

I am running Debian jessie stable in order to understand how the .deb package interacts with the system. What is the correct way to extract and install a packge_name.deb without the command dpkg?
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wkhtmltopdf - QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display

How to run wkhtmltopdf headless?! Installation on Debian Whezzy apt-get install wkhtmltopdf Command wkhtmltopdf --title "$SUBJECT" -q $SOURCEFILE $OUTPUTFILE Error QXcbConnection: Could not ...
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When mic boost is activated, I don't have any sound input from microphone

I have an Asus computer (and before another Asus computer with the same problem), I'm running debian unstable on KDE Plasma (but I got the same problem with ubuntu, on lxde, kde, unity...). The idea ...
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Connecting to wifi network with captive portal login page using wpa_supplicant

I am currently trying to connect to a BTWi-fi / BT_Openzone unsecured network in my office using my pcengines apu1d4 running debian 8.4 with edimax ew-7811un wifi dongle. When conventionally ...
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SSH only works if I specify the key with -i

I have a server that only allows ssh with a key. However when I try to ssh to this machine I get the error "Permission denied (publickey)". From the auth.log on my server this is happening pre auth. ...
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Can't make motd to show on Debian 8

I have a VPS with debian jessie on it. I want the dynamic motd to show when i connect through ssh. I tried with update-rc.d motd defaults (gives no output), systemctl enable motd gives: ...
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How do I make Wheezy see my sound card?

I'm working on a relatively clean install of Wheezy - relatively as I installed it today and have been installing packages for quite some time. I previously had Ubuntu which played sounds, so it's not ...
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USB sound card not working properly in Beaglebone black

I am trying to use USB sound card as default in beaglebone black using Debian. For this I disable on board sound hardware by adding this line optargs=capemgr.disable_partno=BB-BONELT-HDMI in ...
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Squid systemd service not run at boot

I compiled squid 3 from source and installed in /usr/local/squid/ on my debian jessie computer. I want to start squid at boot. The following code is my squid.service which located in ...
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set -xmx and -xms fail how to fix?

i have one problem with Minecraft and I can't set more ram like 1 GB per server. Error: root@vm:/opt/minecraft# java -Xms234M -Xmx10G -Xincgc -jar server.jar Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xms500M ...
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dmesg filling up with error message that are just a hex number

I've got a Cubietruck running debian 8.4, and it seems to be running OK, but just happened to do a dmesg, and found that I was getting a lot of message consisting of just a hex number... [ ...
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DNS not working on Debian jessie

I have properly setup resolvconf, which properly sets up /etc/resolv.conf: # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR ...
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How to specify a custom include directory in Debian?

I am trying to compile my program on a Debian system via ssh and without root privileges. PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="7" VERSION="7 (wheezy)" I ...
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Why does child with mount namespace affect parent mounts?

I am trying to understand Linux namespaces using a Debian jessie server where I have root access. Consider this C code: # /tmp/test.c #define _GNU_SOURCE #include <sched.h> #include ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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USB Devices doesn't work but show up in lsub and dmesg

I found this article and seem to have a similar Problem. Why is USB not working in Linux when it works in UEFI/BIOS? MyConfig Fujitsu Board Qxx Chipset i5-2400 I use VPro KVM and the input doesn't ...
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Separate /boot partition on USB

During standard Debian install i decided to go with implementing additional security factor which is /boot on separate USB key. In Debian guide I've found it is only put this way. ...