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Running a script after tty1 has loaded

I have been attempting to write a script to run dcled on start up, the program that runs this. I am using Debian Jessie with multiarch enabled. This is essentially a small file server. I am ...
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Debian - enable broadcom wireless controller

Ok, this is driving me crazy. I'm setting up an old Dell Precision M60 notebook, and I can't manage to enable support for its wireless device on debian squeeze. What I tried: lspci | grep -i ...
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escape characters in /etc/network/interfaces

I want to be sure that whatever string I pass into the line wpa-ssid "abc" in /etc/network/interfaces won't be used to break out of the configuration. All I can find in the manual is that \ can be ...
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How to mark “not fully installed” apt-get package as “successfully installed”

I have installed Debian 7.4 on my Iomega ix2-200 NAS, following this blog. The ix2-200 is running an ARM Marvel CPU and has a 128 MB NAND flash memory. The flash contains an initramfs image (uInitrd) ...
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How to make local system CA certificates known to Firefox?

Recently, the CAcert root certificates have been removed from Debian (more precisely, from the ca-certificates package). Since I want to keep them, I backed up the directory ...
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Where can I check what was updated on the last update?

Once in a while, when updating my system after reboot I got a black screen. The problem seems to bee ATI drivers, but it's weird because even TTYs do not work. For fix it I reboot on recovery mode, ...
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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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how to specify session to connect to when xrdp has spawned multiple sessions?

I have installed xrdp on Debian 7 like so: apt-get install xrdp vnc4server I have been connecting using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection. I have noticed that sometimes, my existing session ...
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Wireless driver issue slowing and sometimes freezing pc on start up

Can anyone tell me how to remove this start up error message or fix it? lspci: 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) Currently ...
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apt-get shows important packages as “no longer required”

I recently installed Kali Linux in my system. It came with a preinstalled Iceweasel. However, instead of Iceweasel I wanted to install firefox so I followed this guide and installed firefox ...
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6.0.7 Debian timeout if more connections at once

We are a some devs working on a Debian server. We are all connecting from one IP. So basically the server handles a lot of requests from the same IP. Now what happens from time to time, is that we ...
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List all commands of a specific Debian package

I want to know the commands that a specific Debian package offers me. For example lets say I installed a package called x.deb. This package surely contains some commands that i can use. How to list ...
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Boot to a terminal by default but still have GUI loading in Debian?

I've installed Debian on an old netbook of mine which I intend to turn into a thin client for a personal thingie while also having it ready to play a video or some music when needed. After swimming ...
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VirtualBox: two network interfaces (NAT and host-only ones) in a Debian guest on Ubuntu

I created a Debian VM on VirtualBox with two interfaces: a NAT one (for accessing internet) and a host-only one. However, I do not know how to make both interfaces work at the same time. If I the ...
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Can't use SSH anymore after installing denyhosts

so I'm in a very tricky situation. I've installed denyhosts on my debian machine and suddenly I can't use SSH anymore. Hopefully I could still login through webmin, but with root, so I had to login ...
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Error installing xserver-xorg-video-* package from squeeze-backports in Debian Squeeze

I wanted to upgrade my Intel Core i[357] Integrated Graphics (Arrandale) driver so that DRI would work. But some packages were broken in the middle of the installation. username@hostname:~$ sudo ...
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lockfile-progs utilities usage [duplicate]

There is another question that is related, but it is actually different, because I'm asking why the behavior of lockfile-create & lockfile-touch is different to the current contents of the manual ...
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Set up network with static IP and wpa_supplicant on Debian

On Debian, I am trying to set up my network to use ad-hoc mode with a static IP address. I also want wpa_supplicant to be running so that I can scan use it to scan for WiFi networks in range. To get ...
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Socket Connection Refused (raspbian) but ports are open for connections

I'd like to establish a connection between my client and raspbian. Within my network, I can connect to my service at any time without any problems. Now I want to connect to my service via the ...
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How to open multiple LUKS volumes with key entered in initramfs?

I have a Debian 7.4 (stable) based server configured to use an encrypted (RAID1 + LVM) root partition (/boot is un-encrypted regular partition) to which I installed dropbear SSH server so I can ...
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Can't Install Debian On wm8505 Tablet

I have WM8505 sylvania brand tablet which is come with windows ce 6.0 installed on it. I am trying to install Abrasive's Debian on it but when i remove sd (after install) it reboots and shows nothing ...
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How to select packages start with “mate-” but not end with “-dev”?

I want to install all MATE packages, $ sudo apt-get install '^mate' However, it selects too many packages, and some packages are conflicted with some installed ones. Now, I want to exclude them. ...
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Debian Wheezy vs Logitech Quickcam E2500

I've a bought a QBox-1000, I've installed Wheezy, and some services (SSH, Samba, Transmission, etc). Now I would like to step on a next level. I want to know what is what and how to do some advanced ...
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NetworkManager failing to authenticate to WPA-EAP using TTLS and PAP in LMDE

I'm running Linux Mint Debian Edition with Update Pack 7. I'm trying to connect to a WPA enterprise network using TTLS and PAP, with no luck. The problem seems to be in authentication. Visually, ...
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Where Is MySQL installed on My Machine?

What is going on, everybody? Recently I have installed MySQL server on my Debian machine using Advanced Packaging Tool, and I am curious where it is installed and how I can find all the source files ...
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Start X in Debian Wheezy

I have been trying for several hours to get to the desktop in Wheezy (amd64 and i386) on Virtualbox but when I execute: startx i just get a slightly different looking prompt. Do I have to do ...
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apt installing more packages than specified as dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker from the repository. For installing the texlive I followed the steps described here. For this the control file I used is this. It has the file texlive-binaries in it. ...
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Segmentation fault in libGL.so.1

A while back I posted a question about running a 32 bit app in Debian Wheezy 64 bit Thanks to @JosephR I was able to run it without the nasty could not find libGL.so.1 error. Now, however, the app ...
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What is the difference between console-data, console-setup, console-common and console-tools?

The debian packages console-data, console-setup, console-common and console-tools (maybe even more) all seem to do the same thing. What are the differences and which ones should I use?
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Unattended linux installation (Debian/Ubuntu)

I want to make an Debian or Ubuntu unattended ISO, for my FOG server - to boot up system installation via LAN. I've searched over the internet but I didn't found nothing, which will be adequate for ...
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Set lightdm user picture

How can I set user pictures on Debian with lightdm? Xfce does not seem to have a GUI facility for user management at all. I have tried installing gnome-system tools that contains user management ...
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Preventing access blocking while external HDD spins up?

I have an old laptop where I installed Debian along with a samba server which I am using to share read-write access to 4 external hard drives, which I use to stream my media from. All works fine, ...
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Debian cannot resolve hostnames

I have a problem resolving host names on Debian running on vmware. It just stopped working out of the blue. Somewhere after uninstalling percona server and deleting /etc/mysql . Initially it thought ...
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Make apt-get update and upgrade automate and unattended

I have about 7 Debian servers I manage, and I would like to set them to automatically update themselves. So, I created a script as such: #!/bin/sh apt-get update apt-get upgrade and placed it on ...
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External IP check reports different IP from /etc/network/interfaces

My ISP gave me static ip range for internet access: 123.123.123.120-125 (Debian) /etc/network/interfaces: auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static address 123.123.123.120 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway ...
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Debian on macbook air not booting

I installed Debian on my macbook air a week ago after first going through the http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/installing.html#osx installation guide. The installation of Debian worked fine and i ran ...
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LDAP Server under Debian vs LDAP Server under Red Hat

i have read about Red Hat Directory Server: Red Hat released a directory service, that it acquired from AOL's Netscape Security Solutions unit,[1] as a commercial product running on top of ...
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Debian Unstable: How do I install this i386 package under AMD64 using multiarch?

I am currently running Debian unstable (sid) on a AMD64 platform. I have previously enabled multiarch by: dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...and successfully installed some i386 packages, including ...
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Grub not starting on recently Debian install

i recently install Debian 7.4.0 on my laptop. The problem is when i reboot my system it start on Windows 7 by default, i tried to boot again the Debian installer and my surprise was the boot USB load ...
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Why did my debian server crash?

I have a debian server newly installed yesterday evening. I used an image called debian-7.0-amd64-minimal from my hoster. Just installed apache2, mysql, php, vim, lynx and configured a few webpages. ...
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What's the currently recommended way to install node.js on Debian?

I've found a few different methods on the web, but some of the articles are quite old, and I'm concerned that the methods they describe have been superceded. Can anyone tell me what the currently ...
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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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Second monitor detected but not receiving signal?

I'm at my wit's end trying to figure this one out. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 (DMS-59 connector with DMS-59 to dual-DVI adapter). I'm trying to get dual monitors working properly. So far, I've tried ...
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org.gnome.desktop.background defaults?

I seem to have the following settings in my gnome-fallback/flashback session. The following is via running gsettings list-recursively on the console. org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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SSH E-mail login alert if SSH port is as NAT

Can you help me with this problem please? How can I set e-mail alerting after SSH login when port 22 is NATed? I use Linux Debian 7. I have used these iptables rules: eth0 - external network, eth1 - ...
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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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Debian 7 - Kernel Panic after libc6 update

I installed and configured Debian 7.2 Wheezy AMD64 few days ago, I spent days configuring everything out and installing useful apps etc, so finally I tried to install Wine. And what happened? ...
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How to hibernate in Debian Jessie

When I use the "hibernate" button in the Xfce menu on Debian Jessie (testing) The system seems to correctly hibernate and power off. Then when I power on again to resume it hangs before X is started ...
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Where have all my inodes gone?

Today, I ran out of inodes on one of my VPSs. I deleted a bunch of superfluous small files, freeing enough inodes to make the system operational again: Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted ...
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Ripping DVD in Debian Wheezy

I need to rip a DVD, to watch it later on a tablet or laptop. How can I do it? I would like to use a tool from the standard repositories. So far I tried only k3b, but it crashed.