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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Trying to install debian 8.1 on Raid0 (4TB x 2) HDD. Tried dmraid; when detecting HDD only 3.6TB is showing

Trying to install debian 8.1 on Raid0 (4TB x 2) HDD. Tried dmraid; when detecting HDD only 3.6TB is showing. Bios is showing whole 7.6GB HDD.. Any solution ??
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SSL installation on apache2 / debian

So I have a debian wheezy installation where I someone started to install SSL but gave up and so I'm here to finish the task. problem - when accessing with http (port 80) - all is working. When ...
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Unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie 64 bit

I am unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie (64 bit). I have already enables i386 architecture . The issue is with the installation of the package libqtwebkit4:i386: rsiwal@rsiwal-jessie:~$ sudo ...
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Enabling 1366x768 resolution in Debian Wheezy on Atom D525 Board

For some reason, when I try to update to a modern version of Linux from Debian 6.0.7 or Ubuntu 10.0.4, I lose most of the resolutions that were available, including the native resolution of the panel ...
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Connect to a localhost VirtualBox Debian server through FTP

I need help connecting through FTP to my virtualbox debian server. I've been trying for about 45 minutes. Followed a vsftpd tutorial but the configuration file on my end was different so I removed it. ...
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How can I install my network driver on Debian from a USB media?

Here's my typical workflow for installing Ubuntu/Mint: 1) Boot from a USB stick with Live installation 2) Install, reboot 3) Use my USB network adapter which is supported by Mint to get internet 4) ...
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Where is the `$TERM` environmental variable set in Debian Jessie for console logins?

I have read a lot of articles and SE questions regarding how and where the default $TERM environmental variable gets set. Unfortunately in Debian 8.1 I can't seem to find where the default $TERM ...
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uninstall geoclue from debian

using Debian 8 Jessie I don't like geoclue. I want to remove it Tried to do: apt-get remove geoclue* I got: The following packages will be REMOVED: empathy geoclue-2.0 gnome gnome-clocks ...
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X stopped working

A couple of weeks ago I made a system upgrade (aptitude upgrade) on my Debian Stretch x64 system. I finished my session normally, but since then I cannot access X anymore. When I turn on my computer, ...
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Defer some daemon startups until after disk idle at boot

Background: I have a laptop running Debian testing/unstable and booting with systemd. It's got a normal laptop magnetic hard drive (not an SSD). The machine is set to auto-login when turned on, so it ...
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Getting 2 monitors to work in Debian

I'm quite new to Debian let alone linux and would like to setup dual screens. I've done multiple searches but there is nothing beginner-friendly for me to grasp exactly what I need to do to get the ...
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Package update on debian jessie breaks dependencies

I would like to update my OCaml distribution from version 4.01 to version 4.02, in particular the ocaml-nox package. This breaks the dependencies of several other packages that explicitly require ...
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How do I create a deb package for a python progarm?

I created a python game that I want to distribute on my website via a Debian package. The game has a few dependence that are usually not installed (such as pygame) on some linux computers, but often ...
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release modified debian distro as educational tool?

I intend to release a VirtualBox image of a modified Debian Jessie installation for educational purposes (stripped down version optimized for programming),which will be publicly available. However I ...
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debian 7 sudo email notification

I edit sudoers by visudo: Defaults env_reset Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin" Defaults mailto = "me@domain.com" Defaults ...
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Enigmail plugin does not recognize anymore my private key

I am using a Debian unstable with Iceweasel (38.2.0esr-1) and the Enigmail plugin (2:1.8.2-3) from the distribution packages. I recently upgraded my system and got a new version of the gnupg2 package ...
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Is there any program like deep freeze for Debian allowing installations and compilations?

I researched and found some similar programs to deep freeze for Linux, not yet tested any program but the descriptions they leave not install programs on the operating system or am I wrong? Does ...
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Split DNS (bind9), match-clients any doesn't work?

I've been fighting with this for the last few days. A few of my entries have external and internal IP's. My internal network is 10.0.0.0/8. When I nslookup pc1.clase.net internally it responds with ...
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Is there a way for pre-setting proxy addresses for specific networks?

I'm tired of commenting in and out different proxy acquire lines which located in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10proxy as I change networks. Is there a way for binding the settings for networks? Iphones have ...
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How to set English as a defualt language in debian?

How to set English as a default language in debian ? I've installed debian in a different language. $ sudo update-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US update-locale: Error: invalid locale ...
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Alsa not detecting my soundcard

So my onboard sound-card died and I bought a new small usb one. With windows it works perfectly, but on my debian testing not so much. It isn't detected by my audio system, and I cannot choose the ...
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Static IP address without a gateway

Simple question. I have a machine with multiple network interfaces, two for example - eth0 and eth1. eth0 has a static address and has a default gateway assigned. eth1 has a static address and will ...
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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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ssh x11forwarding not working , but only on debian8 [duplicate]

I recently installed Debian 8 on my workstation , witch before ran ubuntu 15.04 , but after Debian 8 came into my live , I have not successed running ssh with X11forwarding. case is: I have a server ...
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Problems with connecting to wifi

Yesterday I have set up wifi connection on my BananaPro with bananian, a linux distribution based on debian 7. The connection was set up with 'wpa-passphrase' and then I have typed those information ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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How to enable output during debian/ubuntu preseeding

I am setting up a preeseded configuration with a somewhat longer running d-i preseed/late_command, in fact downloading and executing an ansible playbook. I am running a simple menu system with ...
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Why can't I run GUI apps from 'root': “No protocol specified”?

I installed debian onto my machine last night. Now, I don't understand why I can't run GUI apps from a terminal when running as root. For example: sudo -i glxgears Generates the following output: ...
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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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How to downgrade Grub legacy in a linux image

I have a 1 Gbyte image of installed debian 7 which I have made it myself by copying all the needed file to it. There is only one partition in it named hda0. I have mounted it to loop0p1. I had ...
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How do I get my Logitech Quickcam 4000 up and running?

I've just installed Debian “Squeeze” and would love it if I could get my webcam up and running. I've Googled for a solution, and there's a package named pwc that I need to install to get it up and ...
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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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Use NVIDIA graphic card as regular resource

I don't use my graphic card anymore, but it is still laying there, idle. Is there a way I can turn it back on and use it just a regular, additional CPU/RAM for my laptop?
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Debian Jessie LVM2 volume not found on boot

On Debian Jessie, is it possible to have LVM execute vgchange automatically at startup such that a LVM USB volume is available for auto-mount? (I have seen solutions with custom init scripts - I am ...
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Debian continue running script from lxde even after logging off

I'm trying to play some games on Steam (specifically Half-Life 2), but having Xinerama enabled with my dual monitor setup results in the infamous: Could not find required OpenGL entry point ...
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Kerberos/LDAP login fails - remove Preauth?

Using a Debian system with a Kerberos/LDAP client - login fails on KDE as a user directory isn't being created. SSH is successful (and no directory is created); however, desktop login isn't. I've ...
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How do I get John the Ripper running on a recent version of debian or ubuntu?

Although John the Ripper has been packaged for debian and ubuntu, it seems that as of August 2015 the packaged version doesn't actually work. Recent versions of these systems encrypt passwords using ...
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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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Terminal login screen after installing NVIDIA drivers

On Debian 8 Jessie I installed NVIDIA drivers according to the following article: NvidiaGraphicsDrivers: Debian 8 "Jessie" After everything finished, it told me I should reboot. OK, I rebooted. But ...
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After upgrade MongoDB it does not start and log is empty

Can you help me with this problem please? I have updated (apt-get upgrade) my system Debian GNU/Linux 7.6 (wheezy) but for problem with disk space operation failed. After I have released disk space, ...
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Computer shows no grub after failed installing debian

I have a laptop with windows 10, and I always have been working with one partition with Microsoft's windows, and another one with some linux OS. This time I wanted to try Debian, but when I was ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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Relationship between limits.conf and LDAP?

This seems like a straight forward question: Is there a relationship between the groups defined in ldap ldif files and /etc/security/limits.conf ? I.e., does defining an LDAP user with ...
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hostapd on Debian Linux opens WLAN Hotspot, but I can't connect to it

I have a Debian Wheezy machine with hostapd running. I want it to make a WPA2-PSK secured WLAN Hostpot. I can see the Hotspot from my Android phone, but every time I try to connect to it, it shows ...
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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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Debian checkinstall ignores install=no; how to have it build, but NOT autoinstall a package?

Ok, here is one thing that puzzles me... I'm trying to build a package from source, and then use checkinstall to generate a .deb package. Note that I want to just create the .deb package, but I do NOT ...
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Debian CLI torrent program through VPN

Has anyone successfully set up a CLI-only (no web UI's!) torrent client that can tunnel all of its traffic through a VPN? (Either by sending all traffic through a particular interface or a SOCKS ...
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How can I run unattended processes as authenticated AD/LDAP users?

I'm switching some servers over to Debian 8 and using realmd for Active Directory (LDAP/Kerberos) authentication. This has been working great and allows Domain Users to login to my server, etc. ...
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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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Cannot find HDF5 header files when installing h4toh5 in debian system

when trying to install h4toh5 in a debian system, when configuring using: ./configure CC=/usr/bin/h4cc --with-hdf5=/usr/include/hdf5/serial I am having errors like below checking for ...