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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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restore duplicity backup from amazon s3 in 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 do the restoration. What happened?
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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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multiple systemd-fcsk message on Debian 8.1 boot

Suddenly, when booting my computer, I see several messages like this: [ 16.123575] systemd-fsck[337]: , 408::f6/00, 306::c6/00, 408::f6/00, ... and in the end: Not automatically fixing this ...
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Debian Jessie, copy file on NFS share (autofs) at shutdown

I'm on Jessie 8.1 so I use systemd to launch a service at shutdown. My service uses a script to copy a file on a NFS share (mounted by autofs). It doesn't work, I know the script can copy a file on ...
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VirtualBox - guest bridged connection to host's eth0 fails

I have some weird issues (or lack of understanding) with my VM Lubuntu 14.04 on a Debian Jessie host using VirtualBox. My host has a static IP on its eth0 which is wired to a Raspberry Pi 2 (also with ...
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running cron on a chroot

For my web development I use a debootstrap'ped Debian with sysvinit, I start apache2/mysql manually only when I need to work. Now for a new project I require to run some scheduled task for which I ...
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Three monitors with two different Nvidia cards

I have a Geforce 460 SE and a Geforce 6600 GT. OS is Debian 8, current video driver is 340.65. I'm trying to drive three screens with two cards, two outputs from the 460 and one output from the ...
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status_of_proc does not find the process

I am trying to make an init script to work as expected, the start / stop functionalities works flawlessly, but I cannot get the status function to work as expected. I am running : Distributor ID: ...
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How to enable output during debian/ubuntu preseeding

I am setting up a preeseded configuration with a somewhat longer running d-i preseed/late_command, in fact downloading and executing an ansible playbook. I am running a simple menu system with ...
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Wireless ssh “issue” (No route to host)

I installed Debian Jessie (gnome) on one of my machines today and it went smoothly except for the wifi. Calling this machine A, I set up an ssh connection with machine B (using an rsa key) and then I ...
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XFCE menus override shortcut keys

I have recently installed debian 8 with xfce 4.10, and I am annoyed by the following: Menus (like e.g. the one that pops up if I press ctrl-esc) overrides the access to short cuts. Normally I have ...
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/etc/crypttab for anyusb?

On my LUKS-encrypted machine, I have editted my /etc/crypttab to inform a keyfile is on a pendrive. I did this by adding a line in /etc/crypttab, using the UUID of my encrypted HDD, and also the UUID ...
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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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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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Configure debian ddclient with dyndns noip.com

I'm having trouble to configure debian jessie as noip.com updater. My config looks like this: # Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf # # /etc/ddclient.conf use=web ...
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Automounting of USB pendrives on Debian 8 XFCE desktop not working

The icons appear on the desktop but I still have to mount them. I must be missing something, mustn't I?
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Screen is shaking/wobbling in Debian 8.1

Just installed Debian 8.1 on my Lenovo Y70 laptop, besides other driver problems, one of the problems i cant get rid of is this shaking/wobbling screen. Tried to install intel drivers and xorg but ...
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Debian upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie fails on Amazon EC2

I have searched and read other debian upgrade threads, but my situation doesn't seem to match that described in the other questions on this topic. I have a t1.micro instance of debian running on ...
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Debian instance has two Kernels after installing Intel PCIe SSD drivers - one with Black screen

I am using Debian 8 and after installing Intel PCIe ssd drivers I noticed that the are two kernels. The kernel which has the Intel drivers installed does not display the desktop, only a black screen. ...
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Setting default udisk2 NTFS option for removable drive

I am running debian/jessie amd64, and I would like to change the default options for ntfs-3g. Namely I'd like to state that any removable device for which filesystem is NTFS, should be mounted with ...
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defining firewalld permissions without SELinux in Debian

I don't find an explanation regarding the permission system of firewalld in Debian without SELinux. I have multiple users. How do I grant one user admin permissions to firewalld while denying these to ...
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bind mounts by systemd don't magically work with systemd-tmpfiles?

I have an weird challenge from on my Debian 8 box. The background is I want to mount some directories as tmpfs, to avoid physical IO (disk wakeup / flash wear). Probably I should just mount a ...
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../lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.12' not found

I'm running a debian wheezy (7.8) box and I just ran into a problem with an application that needs `GLIBC_2.12'. The glibc-linking seems confusing to me. Maybe someone can enlighten me? The program ...
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Some problems with gnome-tweak-tool

I recently did a apt-get autoremove and ran into problems with my gnome-tweak-tool. It got uninstalled from my system. Later when I installed it again I wasn't able to get it up running unless I was ...
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Install Inkscape 0.91 on Debian (build from source)

There is no Debian build of latest (0.91) stable version of Inkscape (https://inkscape.org/en/download/linux/). So i can't use apt. I have try to obtain source code using Bazaar. First I install bzr: ...
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Share WiFi internet over same WiFi adapter

I am trying to share internet through my WiFi adapter which is in use for connection to that internet. While I had Connectify license on Windows, I was able to do so: Internet from: My Wifi adapter ...
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figuring out the e “manufacturer” and “product” attributes using udev for pendrive

I saw Writing raw images safely to USB sticks On Debian though, get nada from that command :- [$] udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/sdb)|grep -iE "manufacturer|product" [$] I ...
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Debian 8 installation on UEFI / GPT system

I'm completely lost and need some advice to further explore the problem. Steps that I made: 1) Partitioned my hard drive using gparted. First partition is formatted to FAT32, has flags "boot", "esp" ...
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groupadd failure: “Cannot open audit interface”

I'm trying to add a group in a chrooted environment: root@my-host:/# /usr/sbin/groupadd -g 101 games Cannot open audit interface - aborting. I'm operating with root permissions. Additional info: ...
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How to disable “Not listed?” in login screen?

when i used to use ubuntu there was a option at login screen if you are not in the list of users, create a new account now same thing in debian, at the login screen there is written under my name " ...
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Debian Jessie FULL download

I'd like to be able to download an ISO with all the .debs in it for amd64. The concept of CD and DVD is a bit behind the times when a 64GB USB stick costs $10 and plugs into any modern machine. Does ...
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Making a deb package where dh doesn't build the program

I am trying to make a debian package for my own application, using the PBuilder utility. I cannot use dh, because the build process of my program is very specific. When I compile it, I must run qmake ...
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How to move a file to trash with Del key in Gnome 3.14.1 / Debian Jessie?

By defualt, in the Gnome's Nautilus version shipped with Jessie, one needs to press Ctrl+Del to move a file to trash or Shift+Del to remove it permanently. I know there was a fix for that in older ...
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IP packet forwarding in Debian

I have a physical network set up with machines A←–→B←–→C.  IP and Ethernet configurations are summarized as following: A(eth0: 10.10.10.2) ←—→ (eth0: 10.10.10.3)B(eth1: 192.168.0.3) ←—→ (eth1: ...
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HTML5 audio stuttering, how to debug Pulseaudio?

i've got a strange issue with audio playback on html5 videos (youtube for example). The Video plays fine, but the sound has dropouts for about 1 second almost every minute. Is there a way to debug ...
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Debian 8 (Jessie) screen resolution issue

I've upgraded a Toshiba Qosmio G30 laptop (Nvidia GeForce 7600 GPU) from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. There is an issue with the screen resolution. During boot the following messages are printed on the ...
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Manual creation of NetworkManager connection file fails (Error: Unknown connection)

Objective: I am trying to set up a 3G connection using NetworkManager 0.9.4 via command line. I have previously succeeded (see this question) by setting up the connection through the nm-applet (GUI in ...
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Debian Network 2 subnets one interface proxmox

I have a box that runs proxmox with a debian 7 base. It is virtualizing openvz venet VMs. The host node and all VMs are currently inside of the same /24 . I recently got a new subnet and wanted to be ...
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Caldera Debian Keyboard Output Chinese Characters

So, I'm an involuntary IT guy at my current position, and we have come across an issue with Caldera's flavor of Debian Linux. For some reason, with no real prompting, our keyboard starting typing ...
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Configure a freeRadius server with dhcp function

I have installed a freeradius server on a debian machine and it is working correctly. I want to configure my freeradius server to provide IP addresses for the authenticated users! Can any one tell ...
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ARM Debian: how to transfer system from MicroSD to internal flash?

I'm a Windows user, and a true newbie in the linux world, so I hope my question is'nt too dumb. I have Debian running on a BeagleBoneBlack, booting from the MicroSD. After a lot of apt-gets, installs ...
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How to update an offline Debian 7 to Debian 8

I have an offline Debian 7 server, which I would like to update to Debian 8 at some stage, but I fear I'll do it wrong, so here I go ask you first for best practice to go about this. Currently the ...
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Is it secure to mount with defaults my /chroot partition?

I run debian with GRSECURITY patched kernel. Apache is chrooted with mod_chroot under /chroot For now I have mounted /chroot partition with defaults,nodev. However, Apache need to access ...
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Debian applications in a different language and unable to change

I recently had to reinstall GNOME on my Debian7 system, the reason being there was a problem with the older version. Unfortunately, probably since I am in Belgium, it has installed part French, part ...
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Unknown problem - Debian crashes after some minutes

I use Debian (wheezy) on a Raspberry. I use it via ssh and for the first minutes everything works well. Then if I try to use command that are not cd or ls then it seems to crash and I have to wait ...
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Debian jessie mounted pendrive not trusted by apt

I have installed debian jessie from unetbootin pendrive and without network drivers. After booting from HDD, I have added mounted pendrive to apt sources (with file:// prefix). I have two problems. ...
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Gnome 3.14.2 not working on Debian

I began by installing Debian from CDs this went smoothly and the system was working. I then shut down and started again, GNOME was not loading at all so I used the commands as follows to get GNOME ...