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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Is /etc/rc.local a good place to run a script before any (normal) user can log in?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 Server which, during boot, should sync some stuff over the network before any normal user can log in (over ssh). I was wondering whether calling the script from /etc/rc.local is ...
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LIMITING resource usage: the limits.conf file

How can I limit the resource for a particular user ? I want to limit the resource just in case an intruder uses up all the CPU, memory, stack, etc. as the system can provide. This resource ...
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how to remove root clone folder

I am not entirely sure what i have done to be honest, but i believe i have mounted a folder to a / directory. So no when i am in / folder i have : bin etc lib media proc ...
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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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How create a Init Script LSB Header for this script in Debian?

I have this script below, but how can I create an LSB Header for it in Debian? I want to put in my init.d. I know that for Fedora is ok, but for Debian I don't know. Or where and how I put in ...
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Hostapd Debugging while Background

I am running a debian based OS (Bananian) on a Banana Pro single board computer which is based off a Raspberry Pi. The access point is working fine, however I am now trying to also scan for wifi ...
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why can't we install application compiled for Ubuntu, on Linux mint, or some other distros with same kernel?

When i try to download some applications like VLC, it shows in download options, various Operating systems which includes Linux mint, Ubuntu etc. Though Linux mint's kernel is from Ubuntu, still they ...
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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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error with transferring files from android to laptop

I am trying to transfer files from the main storage of my android phone to my kali laptop via usb cable. Every time I try it gives me a error saying: Error getting file: -6 Not Supported. I also ...
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User denied ssh access while in AllowUsers list

I've inherited the administration of a linux box in my workplace; it was set up by a colleague who is now gone. Recently, I added a new user to the system, and tried to give her ssh access as well; ...
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Different look and feel for gnome classic in Debian 7 and Debian 8

I have upgraded a Debian 7 system to Debian 8 and, among other changes, when I log in using gnome-classic, the desktop background is new. However, my gnome menus have not changed, as you can see in ...
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Debian 8 Jessie and NVIDIA drivers

I am in the process of installing Debian 8.0 on a laptop with NVIDIA graphics cards. After a successful installation and reboot I use this guide to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers; essentially ...
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Change menu shortcuts in Evolution

I'm trying to change menu shortcuts in the E-mail client Evolution, specifically removing the "send message" via "Ctrl-Enter" shortcut, but can't figure out how. My system is rather new: Debian 8 ...
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How do we remove installed packages in damnsmalllinux distribution(debian)?

I'm currently running damnsmalllinux distribution and I want to remove certain packages from the desktop like the beaver but I can't locate package to in /etc/init.d/ to remove How do I remove the ...
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How do I find the installed package size in damnsmalllinux (debian)?

How do I find the installed package size in damnsmalllinux (debian)?I tried every? I tried most the solution on the internet but I can't seem to find all the installed package size dpkg-query -W ...
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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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Upgrading packages automatically

I'm fairly new to using servers (debian 7) and I'm currently running cron-apt to e-mail me when there are new upgrades available. Is the following command safe to run when new upgrades are shown? ...
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How to setting up a simple Debian 7 as a gateway?

I want to use a dedicated Debian 7 machine as a gateway for a LAN in my home. My machine has two network cards eth1 (external Internet) and eth2 internal LAN. This eth2 is the one which has an IP ...
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xe sr-create type=ext results in backend failure

I'm trying to create an ext based storage repository: xe sr-create content-type="local SR" \ host-uuid=c7030a1f-15e3-7e7d-2932-b30200a15917 type=ext \ device-config-device=/dev/sdb1 \ ...
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Debian 8 Jessie, kernel panic on shutdown

I have my Asus M5A99FX (with AMD FX6300 6-core processor and 16GB of memory) loaded with Debian Jessie and KDE. Everything seems to be working fine until I shut down the system. I click the shutdown ...
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Adding printer from Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy, Firewalld not running

I get an error trying to add a printer on Debian Wheezy that FirewallD is not running. I am trying to add a remote printer. There is no firewall on this computer, iptables blocks nothing, and there is ...
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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 ...
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KRDC to Debian machine gives blue screen on reboot

I have two Debian machines, using XRDP on one and KRDC on the other to create an RDP connection between the two. This process works fine, until I reboot the server. Then, most often, after the server ...
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Debian Jessie getting a black screen on startx command

I installed Debian Wheezy with the GNOME GUI, and then upgraded to Jessie using the terminal. After the upgrade was done, I tried logging out and logging back in, but it booted straight to command ...
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Pacemaker and iSCSi

I currently am trying to make a highly available NAS under debian 7. I am using following packages: drbd8-utils iscsitarget iscsitarget-dkms pacemaker corosync ...
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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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what is a good choice for a windowmanager for temporary use?

Ratpoison is my windowmanager of choice and am running a fairly recent version of google chrome and I wish to drag a couple tabs between windows. This used to work, but recent changes in chrome makes ...
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How to create a fake inotify event on debian?

I have a dedicated box running minidlna on Debian sourcing media files from a shared cifs drive. When I add a new file to the share not using the midia box, minidlna does not recognize the new files ...
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Debian package of Tomee plus

I'm looking for Debian package of Tomee plus but I have not found anything. Also, I would like to know if it is possible to download the package( on windows) then be installed on Debian or I have to ...
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How to run mod_mono on Debian Jessie (package libapache2-mod-mono missing)?

I would like to run an ASP.net MVC application that requires Mono 4 on Debian Jessie, but Jessie is missing the required package "libapache2-mod-mono" [1]. On [2] I found that the package was removed ...
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lvm devices under /dev/mapper missing

I'm using Debian squeeze, and running LVM on top of software RAID 1. I just accidentally just discovered that most of the links under /dev/mapper are missing, though my system seems to be still ...
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Stable server distribution without systemd (for OpenVZ)?

I don't want this to become a "my distribution is better" flamewar so please read the whole question and only answer if you know a distribution that fulfils all requirements. The situation is the ...
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Connect Asus Zenfone 5 to Linux box

I have Asus Zenfone 5 phone and now I want to connect the device to my Debian 7 via USB to mount inner phone storage as external disk. So after it was connected I see in logs: dmesg [79836.644019] ...
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Debian 8 Jessie UEFI Installation

I am installing Debian 8 Jessie on a UEFI system. I have to set up RAID so I am using manual partitioning. The system installs fine in BIOS compatibility mode but there doesnt seem to be a UEFI ...
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Solving Ethernet watchdog timer deadlocks

I have a debian linux box (Debian Squeeze) that deadlocks every few hours if I run a python script that sniffs an interface... The stack trace is attached to the bottom of this question. ...
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Slow root / mounting time

By running dmesg -t -d on my Raspbian/Debian Jessie, I see that this is a bottleneck in my booting process: [< 4.777880>] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. ...
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Debian jessie 8 clean installation

I've installed debian jessie from net iso (~240Mb). On the last installation wizard step, i've unchecked all checkboxes (no kde, web, mysql, and system utilities also). Well right after that "apt-get ...
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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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How should look script that launches program on startup

I want program rescuetime to be launched when computer loads. I've found that for this task script should be created in /etc/init.d/my_script and this lines to be entered to console chmod 755 ...
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Where does “dpkg -l ”*“” gather its information?

As I understand, dpkg -l "*" under Debian lists all the available packages regardless of their state. Where does this information come from? I understand that /var/lib/dpkg/available lists all the ...
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Debian applications in a different language and unable to change

I recently had to reinstall GNOME on my Debian7 system, the reason being there was a problem with the older version. Unfortunately, probably since I am in Belgium, it has installed part French, part ...
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Iptables GEOIP not working under Debian Squeeze

I've just installed xtables-*, compiled the geoip database, but when I try to use an iptables command it always gives back the following error: Command: iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m geoip ...
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Why Debian Jessie is turned off instead of rebooting after installing qemu-kvm?

I'm using a new stable Debian Jessie (minimal installation without DE and standard utilities). First of all, I set 'enabled' for Intel virtualisation in BIOS and installed qemu-kvm as usual: # ...
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How to I install zabbix-agent over apt-get

Why is it that on my Ubuntu 13.04 system I can easilly install zabbix-agent by doing apt-get install zabbix-agent. When I do it in Debian 7.1, it says that the package zabbix-agent can not be found. ...
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How to create *.run./*.bin file in Debian based distros

AMD distributes the Catalyst drivers as a *.run file that when ran extracts itself, builds and then installs the driver. Thing is the driver needs a patch for it to build successfully. I want to apply ...
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Library missing compiling XBMC from source

Somewhere between the 13 and 13.1 releases I was no longer able to compile XBMC from source. I was able to compile v13 when it was first released (from the Gotham branch). Then, 13.1 was announced and ...
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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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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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Debian Lenny Adafruit_BBIO failure to install

Im sorry if i have this in the wrong forum, but im not sure where to put this. Google Groups is going to be too slow in a response (They are where i posted to first). I have Debian Lenny installed on ...
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Converting ext2 to ext4

I have a file-server with three disk's that are ext2 file-systems, is it possible to change/convert these to ext4 which have much improved characteristics, while data is on the disk's and without ...