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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Debian installation fails due to CDROM not being detected

This is a problem many users have, but there doesn't seem to be an effective solution that works for everybody. When trying to install Debian 7.6 (problem exists for other versions as well) from a ...
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Pointing domain name to server

I am still a newbie when it comes to Linux, and I recently bought 2 domains from NameCheap. Running a LEMP stack on Debian 7 and want to know how I can create name servers like ns1.example.com and ...
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Razor-Qt in Debian Wheezy?

I have Debian 7.3 Wheezy, KDE desktop and I want to install a light-weight desktop environment, based on Qt (like KDE, so I don't need to install too many dependencies). I've heard the buzz about ...
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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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Mounting external drive does not work anymore

~$ dmesg | tail [ 479.558062] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: S07F1601A00000090095 [ 479.559231] scsi7 : usb-storage 1-1:1.0 [ 480.557093] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access Ext Hard Disk PQ: ...
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How to power-on embedded flash memory after eject

On a Wheezy-ed Qnap TS-269L NAS I sent the embedded 512M DOM flash memory (/dev/sdc) to sleep using eject /dev/sdc after creating a new partition table on it. Previously it contained /boot/efi, ...
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Installing Steam on Debian Wheezy

I downloaded the .deb file from the Steam website, but couldn't install it as it complained about having and "outdated" version of libc6. I look around and apparently I have to add jessie sources to ...
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Ssh 'access denied' from one host but not the other

Consider the following scenario: I have a Debian-ssh-server setup and exposed it to the internet for some time for testing. Also I have an account which is basically configured as root in the sudoers ...
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Setting System Timezone based on a timestamp

I want to set the system date and timezone based on a string that looks like this (output of Javascript new Date().toString()): Fri Aug 01 2014 12:13:27 GMT+0200 (CEST) The standard way to set ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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Create WiFi AP with LXDE

Using the network manager that comes with LXDE, is it possible to create a Wireless Access Point/Hotspot? That is, instead of the laptop connecting to an AP, it creates the AP so other devices can ...
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Run a script when a package is updated?

I'm using runit to manage my services and when a new version of nginx is installed, I'd like to restart nginx using sv restart nginx. Is there a way that I can monitor a package or set of packages ...
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Python failing to import winregistry

I'm trying to use secretsdump.py, which relies on winregistry.py. The error I'm getting is: Traceback (most recent call last): File "secretsdump.py", line 41, in <module> from impacket ...
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How do I use new fdisk table without reboot (kpartx)?

When I run fdisk and change the size of a partition, fdisk says at the end of its output: The new table will be used at the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8) I'd like to do so ...
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Alsa driver update in client machine without make

I have a Debian 6 system and updated alsa from 1.0.23 to 1.0.25, It works as expected. Steps which I performed to compile: ./configure make make install Now , I have 100's of client machines in ...
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How to manually insert a repository in source.list?

I tried to add a new APT repository using this command: add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao but I got a "command not found" error. I tried installing python-software-properties, but it's already ...
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What provides LSB virtual boot facilities for Debian?

Debian's version of Sysv init uses scripts which reference various LSB "virtual" boot facilities such as $local_fs and $network as requirements for use by insserv in setting up the boot sequence, but ...
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Extracting a 2.7GB 7z file

I currently have a 2.7GB 7z file that backed up my computer (it extracts to about 6.2GB of data) I am running on a Chromebook with Crouton. The Chroot is running Kali with a Unity front end. I am ...
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Is it safe to use a bash script to create a daemon?

I would like to create an entirely automated box (based on something like a Raspberry-Pi or OLinuXino card). My box would run a Debian based system with a read-only filesystem and a ramdisk (to avoid ...
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How do I set up of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence with an Apache web server?

I'm trying to put together an Apache configuration for quickly getting IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server up and running. But I got no idea of how to do it, could someone help me?
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Solutions are telling me to update libc6, but it's already updated. How do I fix `GLIBC_2.15' not found?

I've been trying to run a Garry's Mod server through Open Game Panel all day. I've tried to fix almost all errors, but I can't fix this one. Failed to open dedicated_srv.so ...
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What values from debconf-get-selections should not be preseeded?

I want to replicate the Debian installation choices made for my system's current configuration in the installation of a new system. Debian can be pre-configured through a "pre-configuration" (aka ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop, but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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Denyhosts will ban IPs from outside the LAN, including the router?

Provided I don't mess up, I can log in with ssh just fine from within my LAN. The router is your run of the mill home linksys router hooked to a modem that I enabled port forwarding on along with a ...
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Run android app on debian without emulator

I'm trying to install a few android games on Debian. I've tried Bluestacks (via WINE), Genymotion, AndroVM, Android-x86 and I still can't get these few games (Samurai Siege, and Clash of the Clans). ...
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Debian Wheezy live - gparted, dmsg, fdisk etc. do not detect local hard drive but it is shown during installation

Yesterday I finished backing up my data and it was time to wipe that HDD of mine for good and freshly install Debian Wheezy stable with Xfce as a WM. I've booted into a live session to see if things ...
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Flash Player not working for certain websites in Debian 7.5

I'm trying to use a website that uses Flash Player for instant video podcasts. Flash Player usually works, but when I'm trying to visit the page I get the following message: express install is not ...
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How to use a USB device instead of a hard drive

Recently I setup a webcam that uses ftp, which uploads the current frame every 0.33 seconds. This creates thousands of images on my hard drives. I have a daily cron job deleting anything past 10 days ...
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Preseed.cfg ignoring host setting

I am installing Debian Wheezy (netinstall) in VirtualBox using preseed.cfg. I tried both d-i netcfg/get_hostname string somehost and d-i netcfg/get_hostname string somehost, but in both cases the ...
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Select drive partition table in preseed file automated Debian install

I am using a preseed file for my Debian installs. I am using 1TB drives, and I would like to use MS-DOS partition tables. It is defaulting to GPT. Is there a way to choose which type of table to ...
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System image of running Debian system?

Is it possible to backup a running Debian system to some kind of image file, that could simply be written back to another hard disk using dd in case of failures of the original (backed up) Debian ...
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Debian doesn't boot after plugging new graphics card

Recently, I've replaced a basic ATI card to NVIDIA GeForce 750 Ti. Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu work fine, but Debian cannot even boot. After selecting standard boot: And after boot in recovery mode: . I ...
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In Debian based systems, how do we purge configuration files of packages that have already been uninstalled?

To be more specific, I would like to do the equivalent of adding the --purge flag to the following command sudo apt-get autoremove --purge [package name] to packages that are no longer on the ...
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How to record Skype calls (audio) on Debian 6?

I conduct business over Skype. Sometimes when I talk to clients they give a lot of instructions real quick. It would be nice to have a way to record conversations so that I could listen to them at a ...
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how to disable log files for root login? [closed]

I don't want to disable all logs in Debian only ones that record when root logged in and for how long. when I issue last command in terminal, I get my IP address, etc, I want to disable this. when ...
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What is the difference in CPU utilization between 'ps aux' and 'ps -ef'?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 Linux. I see a difference between %CPU and C output format of ps command for a process. It is not clearly noted in the ps man page. Man pages says: CODE HEADER ...
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Help configuring a custom log file for iptables

I'm trying to log dropped packages to a custom file instead of /var/log/messages. To achieve this, I have added these two lines at the end of my configuration file: -A INPUT -m limit --limit ...
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/proc/cpuinfo showing zero cpu clock speed

I saw an interesting issue where the cpuinfo file from /proc filesystem shows the cpu clock speed as zero. It is a physical host with no virtualization. Can someone explain to me some probable reasons ...
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mysql fail to start bash_completion errors

So after upgrading my debian system, mysql does not start anymore with command "service mysql start". I get: Job for mysql.service failed. See 'systemctl status mysql.service' and 'journalctl -xn' ...
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Debian VLAN (8021q) Configuration doesn't work

I try to setup VLANs on a virtual Debian machine. It's connected to an Cisco 2960 Switch. The Switch has 3 VLANs (1,100,200) which're allowed the pass the trunk. The Switch Configurations was tested ...
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Gedit cannot save in shared folder (Virtualbox)

I'm getting the "Cannot save _ Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy" in Gedit 2 when I try to save in a shared folder with Virtualbox (Debian). I've searched and apparently ...
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The difference between a binary and a source package in Ubuntu/Debian?

The information below seems misleading. I am confused with the example they give that if you lose dpkg (the program that lets you handle .deb files) you can use the other commands ar, tar, and gzip ...
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USB3 drive plugged in to PC makes computer hang on “welcome to grub”

I have a Seagate 2TB USB2 hard drive, ext4 formatted. If I plug it in to my system and boot, PC gets stuck at "welcome to grub". If I restart without the USB drive plugged in, the system boots ...
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See the tracker url in deluge-console?

I'm currently using deluged (with deluge-console) on my server. I'd like to see the tracker it is using in the information of a torrent. How do I accomplish this? I already tried using info -v but ...
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“make test” failed while compiling Python

I compiled Python 3.4.1 on an emulated Debian 7 ARM system. make test failed on test_multiprocessing_fork: FAIL: test_semaphore_tracker (test.test_multiprocessing_fork.TestSemaphoreTracker) ...
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raspberry pi pulseaudio server connection failure

I purchased a raspberry pi model b , after installing image, the first thing I do is I installed vlc and copy a mp4 video in raspberry pi. Now from command prompt I tried to run my video using vlc. ...
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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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How to get byobu to start at startup with a command executed, as root?

I want when the computer start, a byobu session is started and a command executed in the first window (windows 0), without requiring any user intervention. It is very important that this doesn't ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-510 for Debian 7?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-510. But I can't install it on my Debian 7 32 bits. And I want to use in a runlevel 3. How can I use this D-link? Thanks!
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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, ...