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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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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How long are Debian stable releases supported? like Debian Wheezy

I am Ubuntu user; while I know that Ubuntu 12.04 is LTS and will be supported until April 2017, I'd like to know what the projected support lifetime of Debian Wheezy will be.
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clipboard not working when connecting via rdesktop to xrdp-sesman

I have a Debian machine with xrdp-sesman setup following way Xvnc 127.0.0.1:5910 xrdp-sesman 127.0.0.1:3350 xrdp 0.0.0.0:3389 I am connecting to this machine with rdesktop ...
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Debian USB automount

Got my USB flash automount broken after reboot. Using Debian 6, GNOME 2 My NTFS hard disk is still mounting correctly. When i connect my Android smartphone (with SD and local drive) my messages log ...
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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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Clonezilla hangs after boot

I have installed clonezilla live on pxe server. My pxe server works fine and I have installed clonezilla image in it to boot from remote location. My clonezilla image is booting successfully but it's ...
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debian wifi setup for failover

I do have a small pc(router_office) that runs debian wheezy (7) and it gets internet from wlan0 and acts as router for eth0 (NAT). Everything works fine. My setup is pretty simple in ...
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How to redirect roundcube log to stdout

Installed roundcube from source on top of debian. I wanna redirect roundcbe logs to stdout. How to achieve this?
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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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phpmyadmin doesn't work after installing php5-mysqlnd

I am currently running into some problems with phpMyAdmin. I set everything up correctly and made sure everything worked. Then later after some developing on some pages I noticed I couldn't execute ...
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equivs-build / apt-get: how to preserve directory

I'm building some packages for a private repository using equivs-build. The files are installing ok using apt-get install but when I go to remove them they are trying to delete the whole folder ...
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Linux/Raspbian equivalent to Add/Remove Programs || Programs & Features?

Is there a Linux (and specifically Raspbian) equivalent to the Windows OS programs "Add/Remove Programs" and/or "Programs & Features"? Android has it's own Application Manager as well. Back in ...
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Debian cannot connect to local daemons from localhost

Long story short. Apache2 running on 0.0.0.0:80 Mysqld running on 0.0.0.0:3306 Can't access these ports from localhost, but CAN access them from remote hosts. From Remote host (laptop) ...
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Graphic problem ATI Radeon HD7770

My OS (resembling Ubuntu 12) is having a graphical issue. An app "ATI binary X.Org driver" when not installed makes the graphics very laggy and slow; while I can take screenshots. When installed, ...
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After sending shutdown command, ssh session doesn't terminate

Whenever I send the command to turn off or restart my Debian servers, my shell is left hanging and unresponsive (can't type any commands). Performing the same action in Ubuntu results in the ...
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how to re-use existing completion with recent bash-completion?

i use alias which adds some parameters to some program. for example: alias git.home='git --git-dir=$HOME/.git.home/' complete -o bashdefault -o default -o nospace -F _git git.home \ ...
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Fresh install Debian Jessie over existing Debian Wheezy on laptop

I am very new to Linux and any sort of communities for that matter so if I'm posting to the wrong place please let me know. I was hoping I could find a solution to my "problem". I installed Debian ...
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Finding all software packages in Debian that provide a particular alternative

The Debian distribution has the Debian Alternatives System. From the Wiki: The Debian alternatives system creates a way for several programs that fulfill the same or similar functions to be ...
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Changing settings for XFCE4 on debian wheezy terminal

I am using a raspberry pi running raspbian wheezy. How do you change the desktop settings for an XFCE4 desktop on raspbian, installed with sudo apt-get install xfce4-full, now the default X desktop, ...
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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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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 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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Connecting to WEP WiFi/wlan0 using Minimal Debian Wheezy

Alright, I've had a doozy of a time trying to set up wlan0 on a minimal Debian install, meaning I have no DE, but you probably knew that. The problem lies in that I cannot for the life of me get my ...
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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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Boot Debian netinst CD to RAM?

Is it possible to boot an install CD to RAM? I want to boot the CD and eject it before I proceed with the setup. And when not, where do the changes have to be made, to get a "toram" boot option?
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I always need to ifdown/ifup wlan0 after reboot

I'm trying to create an ad-hoc wifi made of 5 computers (one windows pc and 4 raspberry pi loaded with a raspbian) the raspberry pi will talk through mqtt, but tha'ts not the point. The problem I have ...
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bind mounts by systemd don't magically work with systemd-tmpfiles?

I have an weird challenge from on my Debian 8 box. The background is I want to mount some directories as tmpfs, to avoid physical IO (disk wakeup / flash wear). Probably I should just mount a ...
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Prevent Google Chrome to hang the system on Debian Jessie with GNOME (live)

I'm running Debian Jessie with GNOME (live) off an USB drive; when using Google Chrome, after a while, due to its heavy memory usage, the system hangs; at first the pointer just slows down for a few ...
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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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Log out goes to black screen

I've just updated my Debian to Jessie from Wheezy. I have auto login for my user and after logging out it goes to black screen. After clicking "Screen lock" nothing happens. Any ideas ?
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Best practice to mount directory in /home to directory in /media?

I have 4 drives on my home server. 3 external drives mounted in fstab to three individual directories in /media. The fourth drive contains a headless debian os install. I want to mount a directory in ...
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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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Install man pages in directory with update-alternatives

Using update-alternatives(8) on a Debian system it is possible to add man pages as slaves under some master alternative. For example, the following command installs an alternative man page tclsh.1 ...
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Debian - disabling use mirror on preseed.cfg

I have create a preseed automated instalation on my debian jessie 8, but after installing the base packages, it returns error mesage error it can not use the mirror package, please enter hostname ...
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update-alternatives returns error about Java directory not available

I've been trying this tutorial: How To Manually Install Oracle Java on a Debian to install Java on Debian 8, but I'm getting the following error : update-alternatives: error: alternative path ...
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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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Udev triggers are not firing on insert of CF card into USB card reader (anymore)

I've got a udev rule that triggers a shell script that copies photos off my CF card when I insert the card into my USB card reader. This worked fine for a while. But after a recent upgrade it has ...
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Hint driven Mouseless gui navigation

Is there any software that can display a hint on buttons so I can click around with just the keyboard? Like in those firefox plugins https://github.com/mooz/keysnail/wiki ...
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Build customized Linux using Ubuntu or Debian Source

I want to customize a Ubuntu or Debian distribution for my Raspberry Pi. How can I remove packages and applications from Ubuntu or Debian? And is it possible to modify the GUI (graphic interface) of ...
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How to Scale down Debian [closed]

I would like to customize Linux ubuntu or Debian for my raspberry pi. How can I remove packages and Applications from it? And Also if possible I would like how to change the graphics? Do i need to ...
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How to slow down the web

You may think that your internet connection is anyway too slow, but here I have the opposite problem. I am not very good at concentration, and I believe that part of the problem is the ease with ...
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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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Delete files in /var/cache to save space [duplicate]

There is small space left on my file system , i want to delete files in /var/cache to save disk space . Are there some important files in the /var/cache which can't be deleted ,if there are,please ...
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Apache CGI didn't work?

I install Apache2 to use dwww for browsing docs. At the first time it works ok. A second time (after I've rebooted the PC), Apache is still enable: when I type localhost in the browser, the default ...
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Unknow Display - DVI-I to VGA adapter

My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 405 with only one HDMI and DVI-I port. My monitor is VGA-only, so I had to get converter to plug it into my graphics card, the converter is a DVI 24+5 Male to VGA ...
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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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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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How to configure Debian with Thinkpad T440 trackpad/clickpad?

I have trouble trying to figure out how to configure the Lenovo Thinkpad T440 trackpad ("clickpad") with the Linux OS. I like the way that Windows configured the laptops trackpad, and want to mimic it ...
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Compile freedink couldn't find SDL2

I tried to compile GNU Freedink as described in the BUILD file but when I try to configure it couldn't find SDL2. Log: http://pastebin.com/GYHHa4T0
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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 ...