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Using mate desktop without systemd

I am using Debian Jessie with the Mate desktop and I would like to remove systemd from my system. I am following these instructions but as soon as I enter apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd ...
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IPtables installation question

I am new to installing iptables and have an excellent book called "Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response" by Michael Rash. I have a few questions before I begin. I want to make an ...
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cat tty freezes the system while I can observe tty through screen

So I have been subject to this weird behaviour. A few days ago I could read my GPS data on Beaglebone Black (latest Debian) on ttyO4 using cat /dev/ttyO4 But since yesterday whenever I try this ...
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Significance of groups assigned to user by Debian installer (only)?

I want to remove my default user from the sudo group. IOW I want to change it to an unprivileged account. However it also seems to be a member of ten other system groups. What is the overall ...
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kerberos preauth pkinit failed to initialize: No realms configured correctly for pkinit support

I have successfully installed Kerberos on debian wheezy and can perform service authentication (Apache, ssh) with Kerberos tickets from kinit. I would like to use certificates for kinit (pkinit) ...
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Linux Crypto API headers missing

As soon as headers are essential to deal with crypto algorithms, provided by kernel, I've installed linux-headers-4.4.0-1-amd64. However, this did not added files like crypto.h, module.h and init.h ...
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Debian git error: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n

$ sudo apt-get install git $ git clone sth Cloning into 'a-folder'... git-remote-https: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhogweed.so.2: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n ...
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broken dpkg, X after nvidia driver install on Debian

In following the Debian installation instructions for NVidia drivers for Debian 8 "Jessie", I hit a snag I can't figure out... # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') ...
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cd: permission denied: binutils-2.21.1

I'm following Tools Used in 6.828 to configure. $ sudo tar xjf binutils-2.21.1.tar.bz2 generate folder binutils-2.21.1 $ cd binutils-2.21.1 cd: permission denied: binutils-2.21.1 $ sudo cd ...
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kerberos: Why sudo command creates a ticket?

I have successfully set up a kerberos (MIT) / OpenLDAP debian server which can authenticate users with kerberos and get SSH access according to OpenLDAP groups. I must mention that as this is a ...
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How to remove a software installed by dpkg -i FILE.deb?

For example, Opera web browser is distributed as a deb file, and can be installed by the command dpkg -i opera.deb. How to remove it?
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Time travelling and log files

When testing changes to a legacy codebase on a development system, my preferred method of testing is to set the system clock to a date in the past, eg date -s '-7 days', I then playback some ...
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Exim4 forwarding all emails of domain type to a specific email address

Recently I switched from shared web hosting to DigitalOcean VPS where I have Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) running. In the web hosting I had the option to forward all emails (*@domain.com -- anything as ...
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Dropbox systray icon not showing in KDE4

I have Jessie Debian 8.4 I installed dropbox, but the icon in the systray is not present. How can I put it?
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Does the stable version of Debian contain a vulnerable version of wpa_supplicant?

I'm on Debian jessie the stable release. I noticed that version of wpa_supplicant is vulnerable to DoS attacks according to CVE-2015-8041: Multiple integer overflows in the NDEF record parser in ...
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Debian. Keyboard doesn't work properly

Last time I have strange bugs with my laptop keyboard. Some of the keys stop working time to time. More often it is shift keys, but some times it also a, s, d, k, l, ;, and others. But they doesn't ...
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mkfs.ext4 command not found in Debian (Jessie)

I have just installed Debian 8.4 (Jessie, MATE desktop). For some reason the following command is not recognized: mkfs.ext4 -L hdd_misha /dev/sdb1 The error I get: bash: mkfs.ext4: command not ...
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Automating Backup and Shutdown

I want to backup my entire internal hard drive files into an external hardrive and execute system shutdown once the backup is finished. The reason why I want to do that is to execute the backup during ...
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FFMpeg : Converting a video file to a gif with multiple images from video

I am working on a project in which the user can upload videos. Is there any way with FFmpeg I can take some images from the video and create a GIF out of it? As the project is in Java, I have a way ...
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Touchpad and Sound card undetected Debian 8 - asus R547U

I just installed Debian 8 on my new machine (an ASUS laptop i5/SSD 256Go/...), but I find myself stuck with two main problems. First, my touchpad is not recognized by Debian. To be more precise, I ...
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Debian Stretch - WiFi issues with BCM43143 (Gets ip then disconnects)

I've fixed up an old ITX desktop that I was given and am running a headless Debian install on it. To install I used the minimal install for Debian Jessie then I proceeded to install nginx, samba and ...
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Debian : Setting path for Node with root accessible globally

I have downloaded NodeJS setup and have it inside at /home/deploy/nodejs. I am trying to set its path, but it's not working out. I am logged in as root, and I would like to access nodejs and npm ...
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kernel: hpet1: lost 19 rtc interrupts

I have this error that flooding my syslog every day. As a solution on arch linux forum is hpet=disable in kernel command line, but I think it is a bad idea and I searching for another solution. Is ...
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AWStats Error “WARNING: LastLine parameter in history file”

got this error in AWStats (on Debian Squeeze 6.0.7) WARNING: LastLine parameter in history file is '20160425000004' so in future. May be you need to correct manually the line LastLine in some ...
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How to find ppd's in printer-driver-escpr?

This is a puzzle to stimulate you: I am installing an Epson XP-830 printer in Debian (wheezy). Openprinting doesn't list it (it's new), but the -820 seems like a close match. (Epson's own website ...
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Systemd: How to start/stop Python script that should run in background, inside Virtualenv

On my Raspbian machine, I want a successful OpenVPN connection to my VPN provider to initiate a Python script, that persistently should run in the background as long as the VPN connection is active. ...
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keyboard not working when log in with usb mouse

I have a very strange issue with my Xfce4/Debian Sid. When I log in with an USB mouse attached to the laptop, the build in keyboard isn't working. When I log out, disconnect the mouse and log in ...
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Installing a package manually using apt-get

I'm trying to install a deb package offline using apt-get command. From what I understand, I can download a package manually from the internet. Put it in the local repository folder (which is usually ...
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How can I use Unstable repositories and install only packages in Testing by default (via AptConf)?

I've followed the instructions on debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/apt.html (and the page linked there) which basically say to put the following text in /etc/apt/sources.list # Unstable deb ...
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Launching X11 server as non-root user

I'm trying to launch an x11 session (or is it an xorg session? I'm not sure) from the command line: startx &. I get the following result: X: user not authorized to run the X server, aborting. I ...
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Is next LTS versions of Ubuntu based on actual testing version of Debian

From the several sources I've completed this table: | UBUNTU VERSION | UBUNTU CODE NAME | UBUNTU RELEASE DATE | UBUNTU LTS | DEBIAN CODE NAME | DEBIAN VERSION | ...
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Installing VMware. Error : Kernel headers for version 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 were not found

Trying to install VMware Player on Kali Rolling (debian Wheezy). When running VMware Player for first time after installation I get Error: C header files matching your running kernel were not found. ...
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Merge contents of two partitions into one singular partition

I have a machine that has a 20GB FS at /dev/md1 mounted on /, and a ~200GB FS at /dev/md2 mounted on /home. A large amount of data will soon be stored in /var. How can I merge these two partitions ...
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How to install a specific package with dependencies using apt-offline command?

I have installed apt-offline on tow machine runing debian jessie pc1 (online) and pc2 (offline). I am using the following command :sudo apt-key exportall | sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --import ...
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How to activate the bumblebee driver?

I have Debian Jessie; I installed the bumblebee drivers for my video card nvidia geforce 720m. How do I activate the drivers and to use only his nvidia card? To install the drivers, I used the ...
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How to use same interfaces settings for all wlan devices

I am working with a pcengines apu2c4 board with debian 8.4 installed.I am quite new to Linux. We use edimax ew-7811un usb wifi adapters. Obviously when you insert a wifi dongle new to the machine it ...
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bash: cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device

one day I was doing some stuff and I might have changed something which I shouldn't (I was working on the /etc/network/interfaces file). By the way, this is my OS: $ uname -a Linux ribas ...
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Problem with bt-autoconnect 1.0.2 on Debian (raspberry pi 2 Jessie )

Sorry to ask it here, but I tried to run bt-autoconnect v 1.0.2 on Debian but it seems the my Bluetooth dongle is not detected. It's a CSR v4.0 dongle. Since it is not detected, it doesn't connect to ...
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Debian Jessie with Xfce: cannot change locale (LANG) after installing new locale

I am running Debian Jessie with xfce. I used to have the system in English (en_US.utf8 as LANG since I installed debian only with English). Lately, I installed new locales and even if I made sure I ...
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Is it possible to install both Gstreamer 0.10 and Gstreamer 1.0 at the same time?

I have a computer that runs Debian Stretch which has Gstreamer 1.0 installed. I am trying to run a Processing sketch that uses the Processing video library which in turn relies on Gstreamer 0.10. This ...
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use a different socket than /dev/log, system-wide

Is there a way to make a whole Debian (Jessie) installation use a different syslog socket than /dev/log (like, for example, /tmp/my-other-log) ? Reason: I'm running Debian Jessie in a chroot ...
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How to reinstall configuration file [duplicate]

How do you revert or reinstall a configuration file in Debian/Ubuntu? I accidentally overwrote the file /etc/bluetooth/main.conf. Running dpkg -S /etc/bluetooth/main.conf shows that the package bluez ...
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Set pause after USB ejection

When I am trying to safely remove my usb drive there is a very little time lag between states of being ejected and being connected again(I mean that device is still physically connected the notebook ...
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CLI connection from Raspberry Pi3 to bluetooth in solar PV inverter

I am new to bluetooth & trying to learn more so I can connect to my inverter. We have been able to use various command-line tools to: - scan & find my bluetooth mac address. - browse the mac ...
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GNOME 3 - Black border around window theme 'Bright'

I'm using GNOME 3. With the window theme Bright I get black border colors. I haven't had this trouble before in Debian. Images of it: http://anony.ws/i/2016/04/17/Screenshotfrom2016-04-17195440.png ...
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How to properly set environment variables in Debian Jessie?

I can't figure out how to set environment variables properly, even though I tried to follow https://wiki.debian.org/EnvironmentVariables. I've added this to ~/.bashrc: if [ -f ~/.bash_profile ]; ...
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Unresolved dependencies when installing AceStream

I'm using ''Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid'', though my knowledge of the system is not yet broad enough to my liking. I'm trying to install AceStream, following these steps. But when I added this line ...
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debian / screen freeze but system working

I've recently installed a dual-boot Debian Jessie / Win10 on a 64bit tower PC, and I'm having serious issues with Debian's install. Out of the blue the screen/mouse/keyboard freeze, while the system ...
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Raspberry Pi bluetooth keyboard not responding

I am running Debian Jessie on a Raspberry Pi (specifically 2 B model) and I have bluetooth working and a generic bluetooth keyboard paired and connected. Even so, nothing that I type on the kb will ...
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Debian does not recognize broadcom wireless (BCM43602) as wlan0 interface

I'm struggling to get my wireless card detected as wlan0 on a new Debian install (3.16.0-4-amd64). The wireless PCI device is visible as follows. $ lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 04:00.0 Network ...