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disable any usb keyboard and mouse

I would like to disable any keyboard and mouse user puts in USB port (regardless their ID, vendor, name, ...). I found this article http://wpkg.org/Disable_/_enable_keyboard_and_mouse_in_Linux but it ...
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hard disks spin up by processes / applications that simply get a list of disks? How to prevent?

I have a 24/7 always-on Debian Jessie based headless home server that has a large 1TB SSD for the OS and all of my frequently accessed files. This same system has 4 larger hard disk drives in a ...
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Does Debian use GB or GiB for it's partition manager during installation?

I'd like to create a 5GB (1000) as one partition during the install of Debian. However, I'm not sure if if the partition manager uses Gib or GB. The version of Debian to be installed is 8.4 using the ...
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update-initramfs selects wrong kernel

I'm running Debian 8 Jessie with kernel 4.1.20 from kernel.org. For some reason when I do update-initramfs -u it tells me the following: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.4 does not exist. Cannot update. For some ...
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How to encrypt/hide password in /etc/network/interfaces file on debian?

How can I encrypt/hide my - wpa-psk "password" - line in the /etc/network/interfaces file? Since it's uncovered and readable for everyone who can get in the file now. Or is it better that I use ...
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GNOME Full screen notifications

When I watch a YouTube video in full screen or use steam in-home streaming, I can't see the notifications at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, for in-home streaming, I can't use my windows key ...
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What's the best way to install apt packages from Debian Stretch on Raspbian Jessie?

I'm using Raspbian Jessie but there are a few packages I want that aren't available (but are in Debian Stretch repos). I want to temporarily use the Stretch repo to install them (and any ...
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Why is unattended-upgrades not sending emails?

I'm using Raspbian Jessie Lite. I've configured unattended upgrades as detailed here, but I don't seem to be getting any emails. Updates were installed this morning: 2016-04-03 06:52:55,942 INFO ...
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Elantech touchpad stopped working completely (Debian Jessie)

I've had this laptop for about a month and the touchpad (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad) was working fine. Yesterday that changed. I had this weird issue with my battery where it didn't recognize that I ...
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Debian : changing home directory in triple boot setup

I have a triple-boot system with Windows 10, Debian and Ubuntu. At first I had only Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Then I installed Debian and I used the same home folder for both Debian and Ubuntu. It was ...
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Load disk driver during Debian installation

I have a server with all disks connected to a controller LSI 3008 IT (non-RAID mode). Unfortunately disks are not detected during installation of Debian Wheezy. Nevertheless the controller can be ...
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Debian 8 jessie wacom tablet

When i try create profile or change settings in Wacom Tablet Settings, it brings up the settings window, along with a notification saying "Graphic Tablet error. Profile Default does not exist". I use ...
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Debain 8 Touch screen in Console mode is this possible?

I would like to ask a question. I have a PoS Terminal running Debian 8 and I would like to know Do I have to load X server to allow the touch screen to work? I ask this as the application itself is ...
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Debian 8 GUI desktop not working on PC but Debian 7 does

I have a problem that has stumped me. I have a Debian 8 PC that will not load a GUI desktop (using a Vesa Driver I get a blank screen) BUT if I install Version 7.9 the System will load with no ...
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How to stop dhclient from updating resolvconf on Debian?

I want to use certain DNS servers regardless of whatever I get through DHCP. I'm trying to configure dhclient to ignore those, but I can't seem to get it to work. Per advice from this article I added ...
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How to understand “Replaces” field in output of “apt-cache depends”?

When I run apt-cache depends tar under my Debian 8.3 installation, then it says that it will replace cpio: # apt-cache depends tar tar PreDepends: libacl1 PreDepends: libc6 PreDepends: ...
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Disabling USB automount in GNOME3

I'm trying to disable the USB automount in GNOME 3.14.1 (debian Jessie). I've modified the gnome media handling using dconf-editor, my configuration looks like this: I'm not sure of what proces or ...
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hid_generic module not loading

I have two Debian systems connected to a KVM switch. On one system the KVM is recognized and the hid_generic module loaded without any issue, on the other one lsusb show the device but the hid_generic ...
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Program on Debian8.3 appears different than on Fedora18

I've made a couple of programs (Let's call them ProgressBar and LabelsAndInfo) with Qt4.8 and C++ for my enterprise's HW. It runs on a Fedora 18 and it works fine. Now, a mate is trying to run all ...
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Fail2Ban - Failed to execute ban jail 'xxx' action 'xarf-login-attack'

I recently set up Fail2Ban (v0.9.4 on Debian Jessie). I only use it for SSH. By default my main jail bans after 5 failed attempts in 10 minutes for a day. This setting has worked well for me however ...
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certain characters get converted when adding to file

I have a script I am writing, that includes passing across a connection string to socat. When I paste this into the command line it is fine, but when I open a file and paste it into there (pico ...
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Maintaining single binary across Debian distributions

We are currently migrating our system from Debian 6 to 8. The agenda is to try to maintain single binary across OS platforms (x86 based) However, I tried running a Debian 8–compiled binary in ...
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Right Timezone - Wrong Time - DST (Debian)

After the Daylight Saving Time (last Sunday) the "date" output is wrong. I run dpkg-reconfigure tzdata, set the timezone (again) to Europe/Athens, and it still displays the wrong time. After ...
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TCP SYN,ACK Retransmissions

The following network trace was recorded on a Raspberry PI running Debian Linux. It seems the Raspberry is not seeing the data packet #36995 for some reason; it is just stupidly repeating his SYN,ACK ...
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How to know where resolv.conf entries come from?

I use resolvconf for nameserver management because my OpenVPN requires it. However, I notice that it generates nameserver information that is not exactly how I would want it: # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) ...
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How to handle Eject action from Nautilus in FUSE filesystem?

I've written a FUSE filesystem in Python and I am having trouble getting it to un-mount properly when I click on the eject button in the Files utility (this is being tested in Debian 8/Jessie). When ...
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driver for Ralink USB RT2870 --> 148f:7601

I bought the Ralink USB Network Interface device listed below $lsusb Bus 004 Device 002: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. And I've looked at many threads which all point to the same chipset ...
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Debian8(jessie) doesn't detect bluetooth

when i use hcitool dev sudo hcitool dev Devices: rfkill list 0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no ...
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Mouse button stops working intermittently

I have noticed that I'm not the only one with mouse button problems. This problem seems to affect multiple users on many different Linux versions regardless of Desktop versions (at least in Unity ...
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In Debian-GNOME's log viewer, how to add default logs after deleting them?

Using Debian-GNOME's log viewer, I used ctrl+W instinctively and closed some logs from the side pane. How do I get them back in one fell swoop (one step)? I know I can go to /var/logs and add them ...
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Why is crontab executing on one server but not the other?

I have two servers on linode that have some websites on them. I created a script to see if mysql is running on the server and if it's not running then the script will start mysql. The script is on ...
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Ethernet intermittently fails to come up

I'm working with an embedded Debian system and I'm having trouble getting ethernet working consistently. Once every 5 or 10 times that eth0 is brought up something fails and I can't connect to it via ...
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How to disable warning message for Apt repositories using SHA1?

A recent update of apt (in Debian unstable) generates an warning message for repositories SHA1 signed. I get the idea you should privilege SHA2 signed repositories but I use some softwares which does ...
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Alfa Network Atheros AR9271 not works under Debian

I'm trying to use the Alfa network Atheros AR9271 but not works, when I execute the following command lsusb I got: Bus 001 Device 035: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n I ...
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When inside the Debian installer the keyboard is not recognised

I have a USB Drive with debian 8.3.0 amd64 netinst which I got using unetbootin and the discimage option My motherboard is a gigabyte GAZ77X-D3H and I have legacy USB support enabled as well as xhci ...
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How to download rtmp video stream on linux?

I want to download a video recorded today at 5-6 pm from the following earthcam: http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing How can i download it in debian or ubuntu? Inspecting the source code i got the ...
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How do I install LXDE offline into debian?

I am running the latest version of Debian, command line only. the PC is offline. Do not ask me to get it online because i can't. I want to install the desktop environment LXDE but I have no CD and no ...
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How do I customize the launch menu icons in MATE

I'm running Debian 8.2 "Jessie" with MATE Desktop Environment. How do I rearrange and change the launchers in the launcher menu?
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Installing older PHP versions on Debian Jessie

I need to conduct some testing on older version of PHP, and I want to use my laptop running Debian Jessie. At the moment, I've got PHP5.6 installed on it, which I tried to delete with apt-get remove ...
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How to visualize bridge and port connections in Linux?

I have complex setup of Linux bridges, OVS bridges, veths pairs etc in a Debian host. Is there a tool that will produce a image of which is connected to what and which port's traffic is egressed ...
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Do I need an NVidia GPU locally if I only sync projects to create remote builds on targets?

I'll be installing the cuda toolkit 7.5 on debian stretch, currently without an nvidia card. I only intend to do remote development (sync projects to create remote builds on targets) on an nvidia ...
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Debian version not matching kernel version and sources.list [closed]

Prelude: Since i had a problem with apt-get, which was solved by commenting out the last line of it (attached at the end of this text), i started looking into what version of Debian am i running ...
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ath10k firmware not updated for 168c:0041

I'm running a Debian 8 system with an Atheros ath10k chipset. My wireless drivers won't activate, forcing me to use a USB dongle. It appears the drivers included with my kernel don't support my ...
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Fans always spinning at max. speed

Previously, on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, my computer's fans were always spinning just as much as they needed to. Today I switched to the base version of Debian 8.3.0 and now they are always running at 100% ...
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No session for PID xxx (lxpolkit)

I'm trying to use LXDE on debian sid, launching it by adding startlxde to the end of ~/.vnc/xstartup. Using tightvncserver as VNC server: tightvncserver -alwaysshared :1 However, when I log in ...
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`apt update` failed on Debian Linux

Attempting to upgrade testing/stretch Debian Linux: $ sudo apt update Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb stable InRelease Hit:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb stable Release ...
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Unresponsive Java Application with ssh X forwarding

I have an X session forward via ssh. I run a Java jar application (Apache JMeter) on the remote server. It functioned really well with acceptable lag until today. Recently has become really ...
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Packets not moving through linux ethernet bridge

I am trying to set up a debian 8.3 machine with eth0 and eth1 bridged, but I can't get packets to traverse the bridge. Currently, eth0 is connected to a LAN with many other hosts, including a DHCP ...
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How to install kernel 4.4 on debian testing?

Hello can someone tell me how to install kernel 4.4 on current debian testing ? I have a bug that might be solved by the kernel 4.4 so I want to give it a shot but can't find the name of the package ...
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How to install mongodb 3.x in debian jessie (8)?. mongodb web only supports wheezy

I want to install mongodb in debian jessie, but debian repo only has mongodb 2.4 and I need mongodb 3.x. Mongodb web page instructions for installing latest mongodb in debian only supports wheezy. ...