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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Accessing multiple wifi networks simultaneously from debian wheezy

I have got 2 wireless adapters on my machine (one built-in and the other a purchased USB wireless adapter) is there a way I can utilize different WiFi networks simultaneously? I have in mind ...
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Debian based Raspberry – samba invisible unless I restart

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian along with other computers on the same network. I installed, configured and started samba to share files from my home folder of the Raspberry Pi to my other ...
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Install man pages in directory with update-alternatives

Using update-alternatives(8) on a Debian system it is possible to add man pages as slaves under some master alternative. For example, the following command installs an alternative man page tclsh.1 ...
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How can I mount a dm_crypt device during boot, it fails all the time

EDIT: Problem solved, i updated from Debian 6.0.6 to 7.0.0, everything works now! I have a complex problem at booting. Basically, I have a debian apache box, as a music server in my home network. The ...
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How to unprotect Excel sheets in Linux (Debian/Squeeze)

I have a fairly complex (by my standards) process that extracts Excel files (.xls) from certain inbound emails and saves them in a directory on my Debian/Squeeze machine. My next step would have been ...
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How to troubleshoot kernel panic on boot

I'm trying to run Debian Linux on a Nokia IP710 firewall, but I can't get it to boot correctly: kernel panic every time. The firewall has a Pentium III 1Ghz and 512MB RAM. It has no vga, a very ...
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No communication services enabled following startup

I recently installed Parsix (Debian) on my system, and I've been struggling to figure out how to autostart my services. Of the list of services that don't run and should run are: ssh apache mysql ...
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How to set ssh access for user on debian?

I set groups: usermod -G ssh username and then I've checked account info: id username the result is: uid=1000(username) gid=1001(username) groups=100(username) Anyway if I try to login using ...
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Debian boots on one Mac but not another

I'm trying to boot Debian from a USB Hard Drive (using rEFIt as a boot loader), and am successful on two newer-model MacBook Pros and a Hackintosh (no surprise there), but I'm not successful on ...
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Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian

I'm trying to install debian 64bit from a debian live image using YUMI on my usb drive. I'm installing it on an Inspiron 6400, and there is missing firmware. I can't connect to the internet ...
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Debian package to install closed-source

I'm writing an application that relies on a closed-source (but free-as-in-beer available) library. I'm currently making a Debian repository to host it, and need a way to depend on that library, so I ...
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Linux boots sometimes into kernel instead of Openbox

I have a Solid-Run Cubox and installed Debian Netboot on it. Now I want to configure it as webserver/kiosk PC to run a self made webapp. I installed xorg, openbox, apache/php libs and wrote my own ...
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strange noise in some gui programs

I have Debian testing, I use XFCE. Recently, shortly after dist-upgrade, I noticed that XFCE terminal has some noise in it - especially near the end of long lines or when I use midnight commander. The ...
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sensors-detect does not detect

I am trying to run sensors-detect in Debian6 64 bits and I get: Sorry, no sensors were detected. Either your system has no sensors, or they are not supported, or they are connected to an I2C or ...
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IPSec VPN Debian Squeeze Server for Mac OS X

I'm trying to get an IPSec VPN set up on my Debian home server, so that I can access my home network and browse without having my internet filtered by my college network, and so that I can perform ...
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SOCKS proxy configuration on KDE 4.4.5 / Debian 6.0.5

I've been trying to use a SOCKS Proxy which I have been using with success from an Ubuntu 11.4 box with GNOME on my Debian box with KDE.The socks server is bound to the local port 1080 through the ...
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A problem with mknod when logged in as root

I am trying to load a char device driver written by myself. To achieve this I use a modified bash script published on this site: http://www.makelinux.net/ldd3/chp-3-sect-2. Here is my version of the ...
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Debian monitor unknown and dual monitor setup

I'm running Debian on my laptop (Thinkpad T420 if it matters), and what I am trying to do is setup the native resolution. I want it to be 1366x768 but it's stuck at 1024x768 because when I go to ...
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Nginx Owncloud 4 produces “No input file specified.”

I'm trying to setup an Owncloud 4 instance with nginx as a webserver. The host device is a Raspberry Pi with preinstalled Debian 6. When I try to open the URL to the Owncloud installation in a ...
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Debian “sid”/Gnome: bash + browser cursor blink

I'm struggling to make the cursor in bash stop blinking. Also, the cursor in Iceweasel has started blinking again, but, for some reason, a lot slower than in bash :) I got those problems since I ...
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Creating Windows self-extracting executables that can auto-run a script

Does a tool exist (preferably packaged in Debian) to create Windows self-extracting executables that can auto-run a script in the archive once the extracting is done? I've been toying with NSIS but I ...
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Fonts of some applications get confused

I am running Debian Testing with LXDE. After some time of work, some applications begin to show confused fonts, as shown in the following screenshot (the pdf specific area is good): This happens ...
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Any way for Unix to ignore lpoptions and let Java do it's job?

I'm using the javax.print API to print a Jasper Report on Debian Linux. For some reason the saved lpoptions (CUPS settings) always override settings chosen on the Java Print dialog. At this point the ...
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Upgrade to Debian testing shows only white noise

I've installed Debian on my desktop, but now all I can see is white noise on my screen. started with a squeeze netinstall updated my /etc/apt/sources.list from: # deb http://ftp.belnet.be/debian/ ...
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Debian Wheezy netinstall can't configure DHCP

I am reinstalling my Debian system with the Wheezy netinstall image on a USB drive. I have a wireless router that also comes with ethernet ports, so I could either connect to my LAN via wifi OR ...
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USB keyboard won't work with usbhid driver

I have an HP thin client (model t5325) which runs Debian Linux (kernel 2.6.22.18-1-armel). We are testing some kiosk keyboards from Operator Interface Technology which are presenting themselves to ...
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Asus G53S keyboard backlight

I have troubles enabling keyboard backlight in Asus G53SW-XR1 (2.6.39-2 kernel) with modules: $ lsmod | grep asus asus_nb_wmi 12393 0 asus_wmi 18488 1 asus_nb_wmi ...
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How to restore a Duplicity backup from Amazon S3 on Debian?

I have applied the script provided here to backup my stuff in Debian Etch and it works, I tried to reverse the SOURCE and DEST, but I can't restore. What am I missing?
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Debian 6: media keys in gnome-settings-daemon don't work

I am running a minimal Debian 6 x86_64 setup with pulseaudio, alsa and gnome-settings-daemon. Whenever I press a media key, gnome-settings-daemon spits the following out to stderr: ** ...
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partitions problem with Debian Squeeze and Windows 7 (Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary)

I have just installed Debian Squeeze in a hard disk where also Windows 7 is installed. Now, if I run cfdisk, I get the following message: "FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 3: Partition ends in the ...
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Stop /sbin/agetty and log out the session

I start agetty using /sbin/agetty 115200 /dev/ttyS2 vt220 to provide console access through my port ttyS2. From the other computer, I can create a connection, and upon opening, I am prompted with ...
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Thunderbird pop-up notifications

I have Debian 8 as my operating system with GNOME 3. I want to use Thunderbird as my desktop email client. I would like to receive emails without have Thunderbird always open. I was thinking about ...
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Some commands are no longer responding?

I have a Debian based distribution & lately a problem has been encountered when trying to execute the gcc or man command's (And probably other commands I haven't found yet). When I type them in ...
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What is the correct location to create a new WINEPREFIX?

I have a copy of WINE installed on a Debian Server. And I have now set up my first application. The .exe is in /home/user/appDir/appName.exe I have set up a .desktop file containing: Exec=env ...
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“link is not ready” error, vanishing network interfaces

I recently had a weird problem when trying to use airmon-ng. Here is its description: First, I plug in my USB WLAN adapter, and type ifconfig. Everything goes well and I see all interfaces are ...
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wkhtmltopdf & debian - install

I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command. So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand ...
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Verizon LG VL600 USB 4g Modem

I am trying to connect an LG VL600 USB 4g Modem from Verizon on a Debian based machine (tried on Linux Mint and Raspberry Pi). I got it working on Windows 7 Virtualbox VM so I know the device and ...
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update-initramfs failing after upgrading to stretch from jessie

I recently updated one of my Debian boxes to run with stretch, but unfortunately I run in an issue when it comes to the regeneration of the initramfs image. It seems that it doesn't recognize that I ...
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When are binary-all/Packages files read on debian repositories?

Debian repositories include the folder binary-all and inside them some Packages files, which mention independent-architecture packages. However, it seems that at least amd64 apt doesn't read the ...
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ADB doesn't recognize a Samsung GT-I9000

I've connected the phone via USB. The phone is rooted, USB debugging is enabled and ADB has root access. The system is a vanilla Debian 8.3.0. lsusb: [...] Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04e8:685e Samsung ...
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Debian 8 Jessie virtualbox vdi disk-image mount

I need to mount virtualbox dynamic vdi image on Debian 8 system. There is 2 ways to solve this task: To use vdfuse. But it was removed from D8 repo, though it exists for D7 wheezy and I use it on ...
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Asked for Terminus, and got TeX Gyre Chorus instead

For a long time I've dreamed of an "all-Terminus" desktop, but couldn't figure out how to do it. My taste in fonts is so far outside of the mainstream1 that I could not find any even remotely helpful ...
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Script to duplicate Debian setup?

I know I have a bash history of commands run on a server setup which I can use for a sort-of setup guide on cloning the same type of cloud server elsewhere, but settings done in nano would obviously ...
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How to Install RoundCube on Debian for Virtual Users?

I got a Droplet (server) from Digital Ocean running Debian Jessie 8.2. And the following were installed: Apache2, MariaDB, phpMyAdmin, and PHP5 were installed. The server is serving two ...
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Debian Jessie machines hangs at “Loading, Please wait.”

I recently migrated to a larger hard drive (1TB WD Black WD 1003 FZEX, SATA/64 MB Cache). Cloning and growing the primary partition worked okay, but I have the issue of the machine intermittently ...
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Most efficient for multiple distros on one machine

My laptop – which is my main everyday computer – is currently dual-booting Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04 (though I almost never use Windows). I recently tried out a USB boot stick of the live ...
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execute script on shortcut key in all runlevels

I have a laptop with intel graphics. The Fn key brightness control only works when the user is logged into the desktop environment. It never works in the login screen or in tty sessions. I have to ...
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Turn down the Energy Efficient Ethernet (eee) aka Green Ethernet

This is what is the Energy Efficient Ethernet. The problem is, that in lot of environments it conflicts with other features and stuff so i really need to disable it. I read that something can be ...
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raw printing - graphics mode

I have been playing with a 9-bit Epson LX-300 dot-matrix printer under Debian. So far was able to: send plain text to the printer: echo 'Los comandos para configurar > /dev/usb/lp0 change the ...
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lsblk shows non-existent md partitions after reboot

I'm getting weird behaviour while setting up an mdadm RAID1 array on debian 8.2. After I set-up the array, lsblk shows: simon@debian-server:~$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE ...