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VirtualBox web service not recognised by PhpVirtualBox

A Debian 8 machine is running VirtualBox 5 and PhpVirtualBox, a web gui for managing VirtualBox. PhpVirtualBox requires the service vboxwebsvc to be running and it can be done easily by issuing the ...
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Grub (debian) will not start in AHCI mode

I was running my Debian (Acer laptop) for quite some time without much trouble. However, when I started it recently I've got message: No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key It ...
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How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?

What security systems and processes are in place to prevent malicious third parties from hacking/compromising the security of code in the Debian mirrors, or to verify that the packages we get are in ...
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SAMBA fails to restart >> nmbd.serviceJob for nmbd.service failed

Trying to set up samba on a new machine, but having problems. First I couldn't get the [homes] section to work (couldn't access from other machine). Now SAMBA won't restart: sudo /etc/init.d/samba ...
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Need to download package and all dependancies for armhf debian [duplicate]

So, I need to download a package and all its dependencies for armhf Debian. The thing is that I am stuck on an Ubuntu machine. How can I download all of this stuff?
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Unable to apt-get upgrade mariadb but dist-upgrade works? why is this?

Unable to sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade mariadb on debian 8.4, I have used this way of updating always, and this is the first time I see this message: The following packages ...
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Max brightness too dim Debian + Gnome + Fglrx

I'm running: Debian Jessie Gnome3 fglrx drivers Asus Laptop : VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R6 Graphics] The max screen brightness is too dim. I ...
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2 factor login for gui and ssh imposes verification for sudo use

tldr: how can I make it so I don't have to use a verification code to sudo? Hello, I followed this guide on how to setup 2 factor login for my debian install. I have it so when you try to login ...
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sudo update-ca-certificates always add new cert

When I run sudo update-ca-certificates on debian 8 it is always add one new cert. it is normal behavior? What's can be wrong? ar@work:/tmp$ sudo update-ca-certificates Updating certificates in /etc/...
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“psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory”

Actually, I installed PostgreSQL 9.4 (with postGIS extension), and when installed, everything used to work fine. As said on many tuts, I've set the /data folder, checked configuration files, and so ...
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too many levels of symbolic links in /usr/bin — disaster?

I was recently trying to resolve an issue regarding a mismatch in the version of my java jre and java compiler, so I tried something suggested in this answer, which seemed to be relatively harmless, ...
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SELINUX not installing on Hyper-V Debian Jessie VM

I'm currently trying to install SELINUX on Debian Jessie VM. I'm following the instructions on the Debian website here Once I've completed the installation, I make a change to /etc/default/rcS to ...
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How to check if my e-mail goes to recipient's spam folder? [closed]

I'm using Exim as an MTA to send emails. Is it possible to get notified if an email goes into the recipient's spam folder?
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Network interface crashes after disconnecting eth wire or restarting service

At startup or reboot, network interface works fine. Host is reachable and also can communicate with other devices on the local net or internet. IP address is configured as static, and dns-nameservers ...
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Intel Graphic error: i915 […] has bogus alignment

I'm using Debian unstable and I have a graphical problem after my computer suspend. My Xfce desktop is not correctly rendered on the wakeup, I can see my background through the panel (see screenshot) ...
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Error signing certificate

I am trying to create and sign a certificate for Email services. Using this. Everything went well until i reached : sudo openssl ca -in server.csr -config /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf After entering the ...
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How to install GCC 5 on debian jessie 8.1

I tried many solutions to install update for my gcc compiler on debian server. None of them worked. I need the compiler update to use new features of c++11, as this provides a stable libcxx11 ABI, and ...
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Gnome 3 is not allowing me to login as root

I tried to login as root in gnome 3 like so: I pressed Not listed?, then I typed in root as username then I typed in my root password, but it says That didn't work.
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Install GUI for debian

I did many manipulations when trying to install NVIDIA driver on my debian machine, without success. I've deleted everything related to debian's GUI (x11-common, xorg, gdm3, gnome, gnome-shell, ...
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intel cpu not showing up as VGA compatible controller

I am trying to set up a virtual machine with gfx_passthru. My system has an nvidia graphics card and a 4790k cpu. The nvidia cpu shows up properly as a VGA controller, but I don't want to use this to ...
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Debian :WiFi Works fine in Recovery mode

Wifi is working fine in recovery mode but in normal boot it works for sometime then disconnects and all the available connections also disappears.Log out login doesn't have any impact and when I ...
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no NVIDIA GPU detected

I'd like to install NVIDIA driver on debian, but the installer tells me that I've no NVIDIA GPU on my machine. $ lspci -nn | grep NVIDIA 01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [...
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Flash Drive is not detected and can not format it in debian jessie

I have one 4GB Flash Drive which is now not working at all. There are some important data in it but since it is not even detected I am running out of options. I even tried recreating partition table ...
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Extended permissions - after set acl, group cannot write [closed]

I want to use setfacl to set permissions to dir for the users group. I do something like this: mkdir /Employee chgrp employeers /Employee setfacl -m d:g::rwx /Employee And now, when I try to create ...
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How can I preseed the answers to the prompts in this deb?

I am trying to install jitsi-meet on a vm via automated script . However, the deb package prompts for a hostname. How can I set this value from a script? I have tried using debconf-set-selections, ...
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How to block non-free with apt preferences?

I want to block all packages from non-free, except for those that I name explicitly. Currently, I have: /etc/apt/sources.list : deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free /...
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Debian (jessie) with XFCE, Sessions and Startup: Application Autostart

Long-time lurker, first time question-asker. I am running Debian jessie with XFCE, kernel 3.16.7. In the course of setting up Conky to run at startup, I wrote a bash script to... well.. run Conky. ...
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How I make persistent network interface changes programmatically?

Maybe a bit of a newbie question: I am running Debian Wheezy on an embedded platform (Beaglebone-variant) and want to allow users to make persistent changes to a network interface - e.g., change from ...
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Apt-get installed programs in Debian Cinnamon Desktop

I usually use GNOME as a desktop for Debian and when I install a program like Terminator via apt I can immediately find it in the drop-down menu and drag a shortcut to it in the toolbar if I like. I ...
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Two ISPs and multipath gateway configuration

I have two different ISPs. I want to set some kind of load balancing setup that will distribute packets to those providers. I know this can be done using different routing tables, but I wanted to use ...
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Problems with timesyncd or networkd

I am using Raspbian Jessie and I want to set up time synchronization. What I did is: enabled systemd-timesyncd timedatectl set-ntp true enabled systemd-networkd systemctl enable systemd-networkd....
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How to have systemd-resolved correctly come alive after hot plug?

Setup I am playing with a small embedded board running Debian Jessie. I am using as much systemd stuff as I can, including the networking stuff. I have added the file: /etc/systemd/network/eth0-dhcp....
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Make debian use dual network ports for a gaming server

I have a server that has 2 LAN ports (or internet ports or whatever you call them) and i was wondering if its possible to make Debian Linux to use both ports? I will need maybe a link or somthing. I ...
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make wmaker default window manager - get rid of Cinnamon

There are a lot of questions and answers for setting the default window manager, e.g., here and here. I'm using Debian Jessie with XDM. I've tried editing /etc/X11/default-display-manager and using ...
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“Couldn't load plugin” error when trying to view Twitch.tv

I run Chromium v49.0.2623.87 on Debian v8.3. I ran sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, which gave me this output: Selecting previously unselected ...
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Full system backup with dd include symlinks

I'm really new in unix and Linux and just tried to learn something. My question is how can I make full system image/backup with dd include symlinks? Is dd good or I should use another approach? Can ...
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New Debian 8 install, no sound

Just built my new computer, but my problem is I have no sound. Can you help please? I'll run through what I have done so far... I installed Debian and updated the BIOS OK. I also apt-get updated and ...
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FFMpeg : Creating a video clip of approx. 10 seconds when video duration is unknown without audio-

I am working on a project where I am looking to extract a video clip from an input video. I have found many links(Eg : link) which do this task, but in all this I have to specify video duration. ...
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Kernel driver for trackpoint on Lenovo Thinkpad 13

On other ThinkPads I've succesfully configured the trackpoint with udev using this method but on my new Lenovo Thinkpad 13 this isn't possible: This command: find /sys/devices/platform/i8042 -name ...
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File /etc/ld.so.nohwcap is missing in Debian 7

What is the file /etc/ld.so.nohwcap used for?. In my machine (Debian 7), this file is not found. Therefore, Which package or library this file belongs to?
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Kernel panic after upgrading from wheezy to jessie

I upgraded my system from wheezy to jessie, However, I am not able to boot using the latest kernel that was installed with jessie. I get following error: Loading, please wait... /init: conf/conf.d/...
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Debian 8 - IPTables reverts to state on every packet

Problem: iptables cannot be changed. On my computer, I can run iptables -F. iptables -L shows it is flushed. When any packets come into or out of the machine, all rules are back! The same behaviour ...
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Is installing pre-compiled software from tarballs against the Debian philosophy?

Probably the biggest argument for trying out Debian is its stability. In order to not break that stability, we have to follow a certain philosophy, which is to always install software from the ...
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How to connect to wifi from command line

I'm using latest version of Debian based linux Kali. Maybe it is XY problem, as main problem is after I log in to the system got blank screen and mouse pointer. Somebody on internet recommend me to ...
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Nothing survives reboot in Debian Jessie

Running RasPBX based on Debian Jessie - I tried to change a few .conf files, but they always reverted following reboot. I initially thought this was dhcp messing with things, but it turns out nothing ...
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Error messages during debian install on a laptop. What should I do before deciding that it is hardware-related?

I'm getting this error while trying to install Debian Jessie netinstall from a USB stick, using guided partitioning 'everything in one partition' (my usual modus operandi): Failure trying to run: ...
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Debian topbar in virtualbox

I've installed Debian Jessie in a virtualbox ( v5.0 ). Also I installed the guest additions in order to use seamless mode ( which works nicely ). But when I'm in seamless mode, the topbar of debian ...
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Can't mount a multipath LUN

I'm trying to mount a lun, it's visible in multipath -ll and I can see the multiple access to it with lsblk. I know screw up somewhere along the line because sda isn't visibly mounted in lsblk anymore ...
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linux: Class10 SD card different device and block device size

A have a brand new 16GB class 10 SD card and produce a very strange behavior. After I attached the the card with an USB SD-Card reader, the device appeared as /dev/sdb. I tried to copy a 2GB raw image ...
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Debian & Debian-based distros won't work on 15" Mid-2009 MBP

I have a Mid-2009 15" MBP (MacBookPro5,3). It has always not been able to boot Ubuntu 12 and 14 (LTS), but Ubuntu 10 (LTS) works fine. I've also tried Debian and Linux Mint and they have the same ...