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Create virtual network adapter with own MAC and IP?

I have a server with 4 different IPs over one real NIC. Now i try to setup different virtual network adapter in debian with this IPs. The Problem is, that each IP needs also a specific MAC. Otherwise ...
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Allow all users to call sudo -l

On my debian server, when a user who does not have any rights in the sudoers file or any include dirs, calls sudo -l, he gets the standard "responsibility header" and is prompted for his password. Is ...
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Fail2ban consuming lot of bandwith

I have a raspberry pi on which I have a nginx and a ssh server, I have installed iptables and fail2ban in order to limit the attempts of ssh connection. The problem is that it seems that fail2ban ...
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Why is it that my initrd only has one directory, namely, 'kernel'?

I'm using debian live-build to work on a bootable system. By the end of the process i get the typical files used to boot a live system: a squashfs file, some GRUB modules and config files, and an ...
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Does the debian setup with lvm also encrypt the swap partition?

I'm planning a fresh debian install on my notebook and want to have full disk encryption. But I mainly hibernate, which is why I want my swap to be encrypted as well. During the graphical expert ...
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How to gain ownership of external HDD (and all files/folders) mounted to /mnt

I've plugged in a USB Hard Drive to my new Debian Jessie machine. I've got it to auto-mount by updating /etc/fstab: UUID=21AE-9B96 /mnt/local/ext001 vfat defaults 0 2 ...but it's owner is root and ...
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Change audio volume when headphones are plugged in KDE

I am working on Debian 7 with KDE Version 4.8.4. I want the volume to be reduced automatically when I plug my headphones, I know it is not a problem with my computer (at least directly) because it ...
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How can I see processes being run by another instance of root on my Beaglebone

I am installing a Raspbian Linux image onto an sd card inserted into my BeagleBone Black. I will use this later in my Raspberry Pi. To do this, I am using the dd command from my MacBook Pro (via ...
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dnsmasq - how to measure DNS cache efficiency / cached items

I've configured dnsmasq as a caching-only DNS server on a Debian server, and it's working well (I'm seeing improved DNS response times via dig). However, I'd like to understand what dnsmasq is ...
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Debian wheezy: supervisor (install from repostiory) not start automatically on boot

I've been fighting with this problem for more than 1 hour and I have no idea what's going on. Installation: $ sudo apt-get install supervisor Version: 3.0a8-1.1+deb7u1 $ sudo update-rc.d supervisor ...
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Transfer wireless card's driver from Ubuntu to Debian or simply make wlan-usb work in Debian?

I'm kind of new to Linux and I just installed Ubuntu and I'm attempting to install the Debian distribution as well but I can't get my wireless card to work there. I'd like to know if there's a way to ...
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unsquashfs fails

Debian 7.0, I extracted the firmware.bin image using binwalk. The extracted content is squashfs-root folder containing subdirectories, and a separate file.squashfs file. I tried unsquashfs this ...
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How do I backport Mesa on Debian Wheezy?

This post is continuing a previous one where I tried to compile Mesa 10.0.5: What are the required build dependencies of mesa for Debian-based distros? . Except that this time, I switched to another ...
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apt-get update reports that http://ppa.launchpad.net list is being updated but there isn't an entry in the sources.list

I am trying to update Debian 6.5 and get the following errors. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Sources 404 Not Found Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main amd64 Packages ...
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UFW before rules for VPN forwarding

I'm trying to setup an OpenVPN server on Debian 7, following this guide: How to install and set-up OpenVPN in Debian 7 (Wheezy) In step 15 I have to setup forwarding and IPtables rules. I prefer to ...
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Strange behaviour connecting to serial port

I'm using screen to connect to my Rasberry Pi with a baud rate of 115200. I can log in fine, and everything works. But, when I copy and paste data from my machine to the RPi in vi or nano it seems to ...
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is there any use for /selinux folder, when I don't use selinux?

I'm using Debian Wheezy, and by default a folder /selinux exists on my filesystem, even though I'm not (knowingly) using any SELinux infrastructure. I know that SELinux is intertwined with some ...
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apt pinning package versions

Is it possible to pin a version of a debian package? Is it possible to pin only the major version? (like with pip install "pyramid < 1.4.0" will install the latest 1.3.x but will not upgrade the ...
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systemd slow boot - systemd-tmpfiles-setup

Recently I upgraded to debian jessie (current testing) and after that avg boot time has increased to 3-4 minutes. Between grub and gdm start, I get this message for 2-3 minutes. A job is running for ...
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where can I find the 32-bit libraries needed to run MPLAB X?

I'm trying to install MPLAB X onto my kali Linux 64-bit OS and every time I get to the last part of installation I receive this message: root@kali:~/Desktop# sudo chmod 755 ...
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Moving physical disk from local computer to network server

In my Debian GNU/Linux based workstation I have a big nice disk (3TB), apart from my ssd where the OS is installed. I recently got an intel nuci5 and set it up as a home server, together with my ...
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Run Debian XFCE without a monitor

I want to run a program via ssh on a debian xfce pc, the program generates a file, my problem is that this program needs a screen to open, it will NOT work in terminal mode. I want xfce to boot ...
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cannot find php5-sqlrelay package

why i cannot find php5-sqlrelay package is there any issue with my update aptitude update Hit http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates Release.gpg Hit ...
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Should speed/cache settings go into the virtual host file or the apache config?

Some CMS's or websites don't seem to like all the speed settings we use so we've been putting the following into each virtual host file: # SPEED SETTINGS # ...
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Should virtual host files contain two <directory> directives?

We've heard that a good security practice is to reset everything in the virtual host to allow nothing, then have another directive to allow specific access - something like this: <VirtualHost ...
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Which Debian kernel should I install?

I've started installing Debian testing on amd64 and I've come to a screen asking me to install a kernel. It gives me a choice between linux-image-3.16-2-amd64, linux-image-amd64, and none. What is ...
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How to get the build date of a Debian system?

What I have here is a powerpc device with pretty ancient Debian installed on it. It's identifiable as Lenny derivative: /etc/issue mentions Debian GNU/Linux 5.0. There are some vendor-specific ...
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Debian / Boot to CLI / No KDE

I'm trying to get Debian Jessie to boot to CLI, to allow me to start KDE manually. I've tried: sudo update-rc.d kdm disable ...but this results in: insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) ...
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localhost vs hostname

I am confused with localhost(127.0.0.1) and hostname(127.0.1.1) ,when I try for $ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 JAZZ and in case of ifconfig also I got about localhost(lo:local ...
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How can the integrity of Debian's debian-keyring package be verified?

I encountered a Debian machine that, when trying to update packages, threw the widely discussed "GPG error: http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates Release: The following signatures couldn't be ...
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How to make aptitude recognize Oracle Java as a valid java dependancy

I have Oracle Java 7 on my Debian. I want to install tomcat server using aptitude, but it keeps trying to install icedtea, and unnecessary java related packages, is it possible for aptitude to know ...
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Cursor flickering/vanishing in XFCE, even with display compositing off

I am running XFCE4 with Raspbian (essentially Debian) on my Raspberry Pi. I read here on Stack Exchange that turning display compositing off should resolve my problem, which it didn't. Also I would ...
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File transfer between SSD and RAID array uber-slow

It's really simple: this server has an SSD for the main drive, and a RAID array (mdadm) for storage. Intermittently, it has a problem writing to the array: the write speeds slow down to the point ...
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Is there an /etc/network/interfaces option like wireless-ap except for a wpa-ssid/wpa-psk connection?

In /etc/network/interfaces (on Debian Linux 7.6 with wpa_supplicant), wireless-ap forces a specific access point for wireless-essid connections. Is there an equivalent option for wpa-ssid/wpa-psk ...
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Compiling/installing driver for Wifi dongle missing kernel modules?

Goal Install the Netis wf2190 wifi dongle onto a NUC with Debian. Environment NUC DC3217IYE Netis WF2190 Debian Linux 3.16-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.3-2~bpo70+1 (2014-09-21) x86_64 ...
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Daemon's open file limit is reached even though the system limits have been increased

I am running Debian wheezy. File limits are increased to 100000 for every user. ulimit -a and ulimit -Hn / -Sn show me the right amounts of maximum open file limits even in screen. But for some reason ...
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Impossible to umount /mnt [duplicate]

I am running Debian kFreeBSD wheezy. Accidentally I mounted my zfs pool directly into /mnt. When I try to unmount I get an error: zfs unmount myzfspool cannot unmount '/mnt': Device or resource busy ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux 1.0.6 to 1.0.8 (Debian) using an offline ISO image?

I want to upgrade Kali Linux to 1.0.6 to Kali 1.0.8. I realized that I can do this using the command: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade But I have a slow network and it would take ...
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Usage of pinentry with keepass2 for gpg mail encryption

Debian Jessie, XFCE 4.10, KeePass2, IceDove (with Enigmail).. I'm using KeePass2 generated passwords for my gpg private key, to de/encrypt mails. Icedove is my client which uses the enigmail. As ...
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Why are there different types of linux distributions? What makes them unique, fundamentally? [closed]

They all use Linux kernel (lower layer). They all provide support for the same set of packages (higher layer), despite version differences. And even though their beliefs and "philosophy"s differ, what ...
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Error message: unknown user 'geoclue' in statoverride file

I obtained a strange error message inside a chroot: unknown user 'geoclue' in statoverride file when running apt-get install or apt-get upgrade. I use schroot to enter this chroot. I found that I ...
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Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Since today Netflix supports (or better doesn't block) Linux/Chrome for Linux. But it requires a newer version of libnss3 than the one that is in the Wheezy repository. I solved this problem earlier ...
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Compiling Riofs, can't compile with support to --force-head-requests

I am on Debian Jessie, compiling the last master with a gcc 4.8 and some higher versions for some of the required libs, required libs are : glib >= 2.22 fuse >= 2.7.3 libevent >= 2.0 libxml ...
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Why can't I install the midnight commander on Debian?

The midnight commander is not installed on my Debian Linux, so I tried to download it. I ran apt-get install mc in the terminal but it says the pack is not found. I did this task as root and the ...
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Why I can't set on the Debian 64 bit on the Virtual Box

I have installed the Virtual Box, and I would like to make a Debian virtual machine but I can't do this because my Virtual Box don't allow me to choose Debian x64. My computer and the .iso file are ...
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Wireless networks not showing up on Debian Wheezy

This is is continuation of another post that is resolved now. Now I am actually struggling to get the list of wireless networks available. The Intel 7260 appears to be installed and detected ...
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“X-Windows failed to start” after removing iceweasel (apt-get purge iceweasel $$ apt-get autoremove)

I use a Debian-based Kali Linux box. After I removed Iceweasel (apt-get purge iceweasel), everything was fine. The system worked. I then installed a newer version of iceweasel (apt-get update ...
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How to setup a l2tp VPN using strongSwan

I have found several guides to set up a l2tp VPN using openSwan, but I'd like to use strongSwan because I'm setting up a ikev2 VPN aswell, and I can't do it with openSwan. Do you know if there's a way ...
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How do I enable kernel to load Intel® Wireless 7260 card on NUC DC3217IYE with Debian 7?

Environment Next Unit of Computing NUC DC3217IYE with Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 GNU/Linux 867Mbps 802.11ac Intel 7260 card, Dual band 5GHz + 2.4GHz Wireless 2x2 AC + Bluetooth4.0 Installing ...
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How to find number of unique 'applications' in Debian jessie

This is a follow-up query on allpackages.txt.gz has two different file-sizes? $ wc -l allpackages.txt 57725 allpackages.txt I looked at the output and it says 57725 -6 the header files which is ...