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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Running Linux on Smartphone

I have recently thought about buying a cheap second hand smartphone and install Linux on it as an experiment. I am sure this has been asked a lot but I cant seem to find an answer: Is there anyway ...
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No audio on Debian “jessie” / KDE install [closed]

I've completed a fresh Debian jessie / KDE install on a Chromebook via crouton, but I have one problem: I can't get the sound to work. How can I fix this issue? I'm running the chroot from an SD ...
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Can't find vboxdrv on Debian Testing after installing Virtualbox.

Virtualbox refuses to load up any virtual machines, due to vboxdrv not being loaded. I have tried most things. From uninstalled everything virtualbox related, then installing linux-headers then dkms, ...
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How to access and edit GRUB files on SSD from Live CD?

Is it possible to access and edit GRUB files on SSD from Live CD? I need edit /etc/grub.d/10_linux /boot is in separate partition on SSD. If that's possible, how to do this using Knoppix Live CD?
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Locale environment variable settings do not take effect

I have a Debian 6 (64-bit) VPS where I cannot seem to get the locale environment variables LANG and LC_* set. (Everything below as root). vps:~# locale -a C POSIX en_US.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 vps:~# locale ...
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owncloud webDAV access

I have been trying to mount my owncloud server to my debian (stable with backports) system following the tutorial on owncloud website the command line part. ...
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Debian Wheezy on Samsung NP900X3A some Fn Keys don't work

I've gone through all questions and tutorials on how to solve this problem. They weren't meant for my Laptop version but "close enough". Unfortunately they didn't help. This is the case. # ...
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How can I made a Debian ports like repo?

Is there a way to have only a debian folder and build the package (downloading and unpacking the sources) automatic? I've seen uscan but it scans for new packages, it doesn't allow to have a fixed ...
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how to fix key lag on laptop on startup in battery mode?

I have an XPS 13 Developer Edition Dell Laptop running Debian GNU/Linux Jessie (testing). When the laptop starts up on battery power, the keyboard is so unresponsive that it is a real struggle to ...
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Private VPN compression for faster internet

I've posted this same question on StackOverflow as well, but figured out I may get more Debian-specific answers here Background: I'm a student, and currently the WiFi connection at my school is very ...
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cannot install locales in Debian 7 due to unmet dependencies

So instead of including the wheezy-backport in my sources.list I had the bright idea of adding jessie directly. Realising my mistake I cut out of and apt-get update/upgrade midway through and then ...
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ntpd installed to local directory, now have two versions

I got the latest version of ntpd because the binary releases have vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, after I built it and ran make install, it was installed to /usr/local/sbin, but the system is running ...
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30 second gap in boot process

I did a full upgrade on my Debian system (jessie/sid). Unfortunately there is now a 30 second gap on the bootup and I really don't know where it comes from and where I have to look to find it. I ...
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Can somebody explain The Debian Apache2 configuration files conundrum?

I am a newbie to Apache2.4. I know I am running the said version because of :- $ sudo apache2ctl -v Server version: Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server built: Jul 23 2014 13:15:48 Apparently there are ...
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where in Apache2 do you set the Servername directive globally?

NOTE: This is related to my question: "apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration?". The thing is I'm trying to test a local site, locally. As I understand Apache2 (and perhaps ...
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Replacing Upstart with Sysvinit in Wheezy results in error

I have a Debian Wheezy server with upstart installed. I removed upstart and replaced it with sysvinit, which resulted in the following error: apt-get install --reinstall sysvinit Reading package ...
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Where is/should be created wpa_supplicant.conf on Debian

I want to set my regulatory domain on debian stable but i can't seem to find wpa_supplicant.conf wich resided under /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf on fedora. Does anyone know where to find it ...
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I can open a Debian installation DVD but I can't boot the laptop from it

I recently download a DVD from http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.6.0/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-7.6.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso and I have an old Toshiba laptop which is running old Debian system on it. After I ...
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“PTY allocation request failed on channel 0 stdin: is not a tty” when SSH'ing into a Debian server

My hosting space (Debian Wheezy) serves two websites (one WordPress and one Rails). Today I saw both were down and I rebooted the server. The Rails site works again and the WordPress one now says that ...
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Mouse + network turned off after suspend

(After upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie), my mouse is not turning on again, when I wake up my computer (from suspend-to-ram sleep). Is there something that I can add to /etc/pm/... ? ...
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apt-get returns strange error

I am on kali linux and when I run apt-get update it returns this: W: Unknown flag value: yes W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems after running apt-get update several ...
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Dual monitors + Parallels 8 + debian lxde

My system have two monitors (primary 1920 x 1080 and secondary 1680 x 1050) and on this runs Parallels 8 with Xubuntu 12.10 as guest system. Since old version of Xubuntu will not be maintained, I want ...
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Why is apt-get trying to remove certain packages when I install wine?

I'm trying to install wine, which is software for running Windows applications. When I do sudo apt-get install wine, apt-get warns me that some packages are being removed. Why would apt-get remove ...
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shell script to download info. about movies from imdb/thmb and putting it into an .nfo file for per-use

Does anybody know of a tool which will extract info. from imdb.com/themoviedb.corg and dumping it into a text file ? I have been searching but with no luck . I usually get the movie name but want to ...
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how to get info. about different versions of a binary package which are not in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I am running Debian testing/jessie with a few packages (I can count on my fingers) from unstable/sid and a couple from experimental (browsers). As asked by Faheem, here's the output of apt-cache ...
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install OPENCV to Rasbian( Debian Linux )

I installed rasbian(debian) for windows . I want to install OPENCV. I have write the newest link . wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary/files/opencv-unix/2.4.9/opencv-2.4.9.zip But ...
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configure python3-tk for manually installed python 3.4 debian wheezy

On wheezy apt packaging python3-tk requires python3.2 & python3 packages. I want python 3.4 and have built it manually. The trouble is I don't know how to get my manual 3.4 build to 'see' the ...
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how many password generators are there in debian and how to know which are good

I know of two password generators in Debian. The first one which I have used is apg and it seems to generate some good passwords. $ apg -m 15 -M SNCL RefGav:quedTut7 {Shtetmigdybig1 ...
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Apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration?

I'm trying to get a VirtualHost file which was written in Apache 2.2 to work in Apache 2.4 and while I've done some changes to it, it doesn't pass the Apache configtest. The idea is to locally test ...
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Where has my RAM gone & how to interpret atop's memory output?

For a while, I encounter RAM-shortages on my Debian webserver (VPS/virtual machine). This would not be unusual, if they happend on a regular basis. But they do not. Here's a chart from Munin: ...
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full disk encryption (including swap, possibly plausible deniability as well)

I'm looking for a method to encrypt my laptop including the swap partition. I also read trough older similar questions but mostly the answer included just a what not much of a how. (Currently I'm ...
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Debian stable: Only GNOME classic with custom 3.16

I compiled a custom 3.16.2 today, which works flawlessly except that GNOME only starts in classic mode. Maybe this is due to changes in the drm i915 driver, but how would I debug this? System is a ...
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Simple telephone system to record kids' “calls”

My four year old daughter loves playing with an old POTS phone. She has these amazing conversations on it and I thought it would be nice to record them, and perhaps even let her pretend to make ...
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Debian Netinst - why apt is downloading Libre Office when I'm installing Gnome?

I have Debian. I was installing it from netinst to save disk space and network transfer (small partition, UMTS connection). I decided to install Gnome. When I typed: apt-get install gnome it ...
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How can I use a Raspberry Pi as a router between two WiFi networks?

I want to RDP from PC1 (Running Windows 7), to PC2 (Running Windows 7) using Pi (Raspberry Pi running Debian). This the network situation: Network1 Network2 ...
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How to use Debian in USB boot-able process

I am totally new to the Debian universe and want to use a USB stick so as to download, burn and then install Debian on a PC I got. I read the documentation of Debian online ...
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Journal commit I/O error for Seagate Expansion external USB hard drive

I am using Debian 7.6 (amd64) and for some reason when I am trying to read or write to my Seagate Expansion 1TB external USB drive, I am getting input/output errors ... Here is what the output of ...
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Run command on startup for one user

I made a new user on my server. The user is not logged into the bash shell on startup. To do this I can run /bin/bash --login and it works. Where do I place this command so that it runs ...
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Debian “Graphical expert install” mode

I made a partitions on a new SSD drive (empty), now I want to install Debian, use netinst ISO CD. I chosed "Graphical expert install" type, which show a series of questions. When installation process ...
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Systemd Initrd service and persistance

I need to run a simple daemon from system initrd image. According to system.initrd documentation, when sytemd is running directly from initrd all running processes will be killed on switch-root, ...
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make ASUS PCE-N15 driver errors on SteamOS

I am trying to install drivers for my wireless network card, thankfully the card does have up-to-date drivers which are suppose to be compatible with Debian (I am running SteamOS which is based on ...
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Can't install Python3 package in Debian 7

I get error while installing python3 in Debian 7 (I have all updates installed): root@nuclight:~# aptitude install python3 The following NEW packages will be installed: python3 python3.2{a} 0 ...
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Boot Error Debian: “ata3: softreset failed (device not ready)”

I am trying to figure out why I am getting this boot errors. I have looked all through the dmesg, boot.log, kern.log. I also have a few modprobe -b pci:<PCI ID> errors during boot on the screen ...
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2.6.35 usb-serial kernel patch

I am working with an ARMV71 chip, with embedded Debian 2.6.35.9 - However, the entire source tree of linux-source-2.6.35-9/drivers/usb/serial seems to be buggy. Trying to make the module ...
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How to create CronJob for running commands on reboot?

Via my host I have SSH access and a control panel. I installed Rails via SSH on a light weight server. I want to reboot the server when it goes down. I think I need to start it manually since I want ...
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How to provide crt1.o and crti.o for LFS?

I have tried to create a Linux distribution with the Linux From Scratch (LFS) website. Everything went good until step 5.7. Glibc-2.19, but when I tried: $LFS_TGT-gcc dummy.c I get: ...
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How do I set up NFS to respect user and group permissions?

After creating an NFS share between two servers, lb1 (nfs-client) and data-server1 (nfs-kernel-server), users with permission on the NFS server do not have access on the NFS client. data-server1 ...
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Problems to install nginx-full on debian 8

I have some problems to install nginx pkg (nginx-full) on debian jessie # apt-get install nginx-full Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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When does Linux send a root mail and how to force it for testing purposes?

Let's say I want to test root mail functionality after I set up nullmailer, how do I force my Debian Linux system to send a root mail? And furthermore on which events does Linux send root mails at ...
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How does sudo decide whether a command is only executable by sudoers with ALL rights?

I just wondered why on a Debian system with sudo installed a default user can execute ls but not ifconfig since the binaries do have the same rights: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 114032 Jan 26 2013 ...