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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How to skip DHCP if no cable connected to ethernet in Debian

My Bananian Linux is wasting time at logon trying to get a DHCP lease for eth0 interface which is not connected. Well, the extender cable is connected to it, but nothing is on the other end. I have ...
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Restrict USB access on a Debian

Is it possible to restrict the permissions of USB ports on a Debian (Linux) system ? For examples : Suppressing the ability to plug any kind of material excepted USB key? Giving the ability to ...
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Debian on a brix. LAN card drivers

Im trying to install debian(debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-gnome-desktop+nonfree.iso) on a brix(gb-xm12-3227). Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 BRIX / Ultra Compact PC kit Debian AMD64 ISO Using Rufus i ...
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dns queries not answered plus broken https

I am on kali linux which means debian wheezy. I didn't change or install anything new,it just came out of the blue when i booted in. I am alone on the network. Router is D-link 2730U I was just ...
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Apt-get hangs on “Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.44-0+deb8u1)” [closed]

I'm on Debian 8 (stable) (Linux zenbook 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux) and tried to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade yesterday. There was an ...
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Can't add any principals in Kerberos

I recently botched a Kerberos install and have been trying to follow the walkthrough here. However, now I've reached an awkward impasse and cannot add any principals. Using kadmin.local I receive ...
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Connecting to network drive on startup

I'm on Debian 8.1 and trying to mount a network drive (WD MyCloud) on startup. At first I added the following to /etc/fstab: 192.168.1.101/the_red_drive /media/the_red_drive cifs ...
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Latest Debian 8 Updates Hosed KDE [closed]

System Information Current Kernel Version: 4.0.0-2-amd64 Version: 8 (output of cat /etc/debian_version is stretch/sid, i.e. testing release, codename stretch) KDE: 4.14.2 (Qt: 4.8.7) After the ...
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Does postfix support MySQL connections over SSL

I have a postfix server and a MySQL database server. I setup MySQL SSL and have it working successfully. I can connect from postfix to mysql with the user requiring SSL. The problem I have is, when I ...
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How do I disable Kereberos preauthentication?

I'm seeing this error message: NEEDED_PREAUTH: admin@THIS.LAN for for kadmin/admin@THIS.LAN, Additional pre-authentication required How do I disable Kerberos pre-authentication? The server and ...
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Trying to get a usb modem to run with wvdial

$ sudo wvdialconf Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf'. Scanning your serial ports for a modem. ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud ttyS0<*1>: ...
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Debian Installation over Windows7: It gets stuck.

I have windows 7 on one partition and the other partition is free. When I try to install debian 8.1 over windows using usb stick, the installation gets stuck during "select and install" software in ...
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how to access Internet using modemmanager and not network-manager

i all I recently bought a tata docomo dongle. On inserting it I got the below details :- Aug 05 17:30:46 think-debian kernel: usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd Aug 05 ...
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steam opengl glx extension not supported by this display nvidia drivers

So this is a story of me being dumb. I got a used desktop from work and wanted to put debian on it.I did and then I wanted to install Steam.I did that. Now here is where the dumb part starts. I have ...
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debian intel + nvidia optimus hdmi output not recognized

So i have an Asus N56VM laptop, with optimus graphics ( intel + nvidia ). It's got a HDMI connection, and i do have a monitor connected to it. In windows, i can have dual monitor, and so can i in ...
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NGINX Stopped Serving PHP After Upgrade

Preface: I performed a dist-upgrade of my Debian LEMP server from 7.x (jessie) to stable and PHP pages stopped displaying. I eventually figured it out but am not really sure -WHY- my fixed worked. I ...
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Debian Jessie randomly freezes

Was running debian 8 fine for about a month, suddenly yesterday it freezes constantly. Like really hard lockup to the point the reset button doesnt even do anything. The only thing Ive changed this ...
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How to set upstart as default on Debian?

I have a virtual server running Debian. For some reason it doesn't boot if I am using sysvinit. I assume the problem lies with the host operating system, since it's a Virtuozzo based machine and not ...
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mongodb unmet dependencies

When I try to install mongodb (sudo apt-get install mongodb), i get this : The following packages have unmet dependencies: mongodb : Depends: mongodb-dev but it is not going to be installed ...
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How to build a specific package from a Debian source package?

I'm testing a new locale-all package for my system, which comes with the turnaround that the source is the gigantic glibc package. I'm estimating at least 1 hour for it to build, when the package I ...
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Help with apache website access

I'm a newbie in Unix so please be clear. I have to install and configure Apache in Debian, it all works fine, and in one point I have to use Lynx to show it works. I have edited the configuration page ...
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ufw rules for openssh and bind9

I want to allow only incoming and outgoing ssh and bind9 connections. Are these commands enough to set up firewall rules for debian to allow ssh incoming and bind9? ufw allow Bind9 ufw allow OpenSSH ...
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cannot install libreoffice on debian sid

Using Debian sid. I cannot install libreoffice as I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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scp does not honor .ssh/config

Used for a few years arcfour as default cipher for SSH2 connection in my ~/.ssh/config file host namaka hostname localhost port 2022 ciphers arcfour IdentityFile ~/.ssh/virtualbox ...
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How to disable vcstime

There's a program /usr/sbin/vcstime which prints the date/time in the top/right corner of your terminals. You can enable it in /etc/kbd/config (on the last line). It's disabled by default. I'm having ...
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Set up enviroment for cross-compilation to i386, armel, armhf, arm64 and mips with no libglib2 conflicts

I'm trying to set up a build environment for a software in Debian Jessie. I need to produce amd64, i386 and eventually armel and armhf binaries of the software. It would be cool if I could ...
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Making a multiboot grub usb with debian jessie live

I'd like to put grub on my flashdrive, and be able to boot a live debian image from there. I got grub onto the flashdrive fine, I see my debian menuentry there, but I get a kernel panic when I try to ...
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Alsa not detecting my soundcard

So my onboard sound-card died and I bought a new small usb one. With windows it works perfectly, but on my debian testing not so much. It isn't detected by my audio system, and I cannot choose the ...
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Prevent other user read my files

Hello i have 2 users Joe is root and Gary (normal user) but if gary enter 'cat /home/joe/function.php' gary can view all code with mysql password into this file. What is the solution for disable all ...
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Print Screen button does nothing on Debian 8 “jessie”

I've recently noticed that the Print Screen button isn't doing anything on Debian 8 "jessie". Usually when you press it, you see a "click" and the image is saved in the folder /Pictures, but not in ...
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how to tell lxc to not use /usr/share/lxc/templates for making a linux container

This is a follow-up question to How to make a local template for a linux container and point to that Now, in that it seems that a user has to make some changes to /usr/share/lxc/templates in order ...
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Gedit-R-Plugin Working in Gedit 3.14?

I have installed Gedit 3.14 and the r-plugin in Debian Jessie. However, although the plugin shows up in the setting and everything seems to be fine the console doesnt open. The plugin folder is in ...
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Strange dependency error in installing package

I am trying to install an app we made in Ubuntu (with Quickly) to Raspberry Pi Raspbian. However, it has a dependency python:any (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) which is unmet in Raspbian although it has Python ...
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Network access behaviour problem

I have Debian Wheezy 64 bit installed on my PC. The problem is that in some situations I can only ping localhost and 127.0.0.1 and don't have access to outside world. And in other cases I can ping ...
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Is there any program like deep freeze for Debian allowing installations and compilations?

I researched and found some similar programs to deep freeze for Linux, not yet tested any program but the descriptions they leave not install programs on the operating system or am I wrong? Does ...
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Problem with loading settings from .bashrc

I have got strange problem with terminal settings. I am Debian 3.16.7 user. I saw .bashrc file using ls -a but I couldn't open it (no file comunicate), so I restored it from /etc/skel/.bashrc. Now ...
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Debian preseed file wont skip certain dialogs

I am creating a Debian preseed file for my Linux automatic configuration utility. I have successfully added it to the install image, and it provides answers for all questions, except this ones: My ...
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how to create installable customized Debian Linux?

how to create installable customized Debian Linux ? i want make a installable iso from my customized Debian (my favorite settings and packages) that it has default Debian installer. (No Live CD)
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Repositories of Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian

This was bugging me for really long time, but I was quite ashamed to ask, as this looks like most basic question about Linux. Linux Mint builds on top of Ubuntu and Ubuntu on top of Debian (I know ...
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Start service before user logs in

Noob question ahead. I'm running a debian 4.8.4-1 x64 vanilla on a VirtualBox VM on a Win 7 x64 host. Purpose of the installation is to serve as a server for the subsonic music streaming service, ...
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hwinfo not found after seemingly successful install

I installed hwinfo using sudo apt-get install hwinfo and the system tells me that: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW ...
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Debian jessie, primus and 32-bit applications

Whenever i start a 32-bit program aka. 386 with primusrun on debian jessie (be it steam or any of it's 32-bit games), i get a following error: wv@localhost:~$ primusrun steam Running Steam on debian ...
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Unable to use GSM and GPRS with 3G USB Dongle on BeagleBone Black at the same time

I working on BeagleBone Black(Debian running on it) and I have connected a 3G USB dongle (Huawei E173u-2) with it for GPRS and sending SMS. Now I am facing a problem when I am booting my board(dongle ...
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Is it possible to change the directory permission to its previous state?

I have accidentally changed the permission of "/usr/bin" directory and its files by the command: $chmod 775 /usr/bin -R First, there was a problem with sudo but I fixed it. Now I am suspicious that ...
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Cleaning up sources.list and sources.list.d

For some reason, mostly due to my incompetence, there is some invalid address ( ie 404 ) pointed by my sources.list, and from some files contained under sources.list.d ( this is an way extending ...
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Kerberos/LDAP login fails - remove Preauth?

Using a Debian system with a Kerberos/LDAP client - login fails on KDE as a user directory isn't being created. SSH is successful (and no directory is created); however, desktop login isn't. I've ...
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How to automate (copy) LDAP/Kereberos install

I have several machines running Debian that I'm configuring to work with Kerberos and LDAP. I thought I would automate using rsync. At first I tried a basic rsync clone excluding directories and ...
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install debian from hybrid standard CD

I downloaded debian-live-8.1.0-i386-standard.iso from http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.1.0-live/i386/iso-hybrid/ and booted a system from it , logged in with "user" and password as "live". NOW, ...
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Install wordpress package always require apache?

Debian wordpress package depend on apache|httpd, lighttpd is also provide httpd, but when I try to install wordpress, apt require me to install apache2 ! What I should do ? I want to use only ...
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How I can install Debian Xfce 4.12 in Debian 8

Debian 8 will with XFCE 4.10 but I like the version 4.12, anybody can guide me on how I can install it in Debian 8?