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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What are the possible ways a Debian Linux system may write data to HDD and how to avoid them?

The background: Here I have a spare x86 board which has a low energe costing AMD CPU built on it. I am planning to DIY a home use file server with it running a Debian base system and some common ...
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How to debug whether restarts are caused by software or hardware?

A newly build Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 10:07:46 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux server suffers numerous restarts. 'last -x' output shows: root pts/0 192.168.254.11 Sat ...
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libssl1.0.0 doesn't satisfy libssl0.9.8 dependency?

In Debian Wheezy, I'm trying to install the vmware-view-client package from the Ubuntu Software Center (because the open client won't work for my situation), but dpkg can't handle it. Synaptic says I ...
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extundelete does not finish its work

I need to restore a file on sda7 so I remounted ro und startet extundelete manuel@P5KC:~/recovery/RECOVERED_FILES$ sudo extundelete --restore-all /dev/sda7 WARNING: Extended attributes are not ...
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How can I launch applications from 2 ttys on launch?

I've currently got 2 ttys logging in automatically, but I need to launch a node script from one and a C program from another as soon as the device loads. The device is a Raspberry Pi running ...
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How to allow www-data to create a folder without giving read access to the parent folder

I'm not exactly sure the right question to ask, so I'll try to explain what I'm trying to do. I have an internal web application (in PHP) that I want to be able to create a folder. The trouble is ...
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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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Automate installation of VirtualBox Guest Additions via command-line

How can I install VirtualBox Guest Additions from a Bash script, in a unattended way? Whenever I run apt-get -y install dkms virtualbox-guest-dkms from the terminal I'm presented with a interactive ...
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Configuring Yaboot and Debian to Boot into a Command Line Login Shell?

I have a Debian Squeeze variant (MintPPC 9) installed on an old Mac Powerbook G4 (PowerPC CPU). I wish to boot it into a multiuser CLI login shell instead of automatically booting into the login ...
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Redirecting syslogd Error Messages to an Error Log or to a Null File?

I have an old PowerPC laptop (old Mac Powerbook G4) that I am running a variant of Debian Squeeze on (MintPPC 9). I keep getting Kernel error messages when I am connected to a particular wireless ...
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how do i check if (manually) upgrading software will break existing software?

As an example, let's say I want to upgrade sqlite3. The version I have after (apt-get) updating and upgrading is 3.7.13. The most current version is 3.7.14. If I install the most current version from ...
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Virtual Wireless Access Point

Basically, I want to be able to connect to a wireless network from my laptop. Then, I want my virtual machine to acquire internet access via a bridged connection from ETH0 of the VM to the host’s ...
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Is there any way of prompt a message when a command in /usr/sbin/ is tried to run as nonroot?

In most Linux distros I've used when you type for example ifconfig as a normal user, you get a prompt message telling you that only root can execute such command. In Debian, it only says command not ...
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Creating Emacs TAGS file

I am working through the "Emacs Lisp Intro" book within Emacs 23.4.1 on Debian Wheezy (CrunchBang Waldorf). Section 4.1 discusses the find-tags command and the TAGS file. Instructions are included to ...
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Fatal error: No compiled in support for x86_64

Can't use gcc on x64 debian: $ gcc a.cpp Assembler messages: Fatal error: No compiled in support for x86_64 what should I do? Some people propose installing binutils, but they are already there. ...
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compiling with gcc broken for users but fine for root

So somewhere along the way compiling as a regular user has stopped working on my server. I'm on Debian Stable. Can't think what has changed on my system that would result in this, or how to fix it, ...
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Disable the configuration tool in Zsh

When there is no .zshrc file in a user's home directory and zsh is started, an interactive configuration utility is run instead of directly giving access to the shell prompt. I set up zsh to be the ...
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DEL accel reseted in every boot. (Debian Testing, Nautilus)

Yesterday I did an install of Debian Testing without desktop environment. After installation finished, I installed gnome-shell and gnome-core. I'm facing a problem with Nautilus and DEL for move to ...
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redhat vs debian/ubuntu system architecture (& not deb vs rpm)?

What are the key areas (except package management) where Fedora/RHEL/CentOS differ from Debian/Ubuntu Linux systems? I'm asking this from a newbie's perspective to the Linux admin world so that I can ...
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Tmux Terminfo problem with Zsh key bindings

Zsh in Emacs edit mode comes with the default key binding ALT + Backspace to delete a word on the right side of the cursor and ALT + D to delete a word on the left side. I would like to add the latter ...
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Sample file for grep

Can anyone please point to some good sample files that helps to learn grep. This is for academic use. It should be a large one so that students could understand its importance
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openvpn WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled

I tried to install openvpn on debian squeez (server) and connect from my fedora 17 as (client). Here is my configuration: server configuration # Server TCP proto tcp port 1194 dev tun # Keys and ...
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How to get bash to suggest a missing package?

While running Ubuntu, while trying to execute a commmand in bash, it used to suggest that the said program was missing but found in another package Y, and that I could try installing it. Now on a ...
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How to set tz and date without restart in Debian Squeeze?

I've tried tzselect and all it appears to do is tell me what region I want to pick. I'm trying to change tz without a restart and for all users, then sync the time accordingly.
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Recommendations for good MTA / groupware solutions?

I'm setting up a Debian server, and one of the things I need on it is an MTA. I don't want to use something like Exim or Postfix because I want something that ties in SMTP, POP3, and IMAP all in one ...
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Extracting first rows of .csv files into a single new .csv file

I have over 1000 .csv files in a folder on Debian Squeeze. I am trying to create a new .csv file containing ONLY the first rows of each of these 1000 .csv files. I tried: read -r firstline < ...
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Debian Console Font with Nvidia Drivers?

On my Debian Squeeze (6.x) installation my system had a nice small login shell font (terminus??) but after installing the nvidia drivers for my machine it boots up using a very chunky font (on a 24 ...
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small screen in virtualbox installed OSs

have installed two virtual OSs. The host OS is debian. Two virtual OSs are win XP and debian ( without graphical environment) . I have install guest additions too. The win XP one is displayed in ...
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Issue with installing CPAN XML::RSS

I'am running debian on my server and want to install the CPAN module XML::RSS. But I get this error: http://pastebin.com/5syPaQfe (Pastebin because it's really long) I'am trying to install ...
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How can I resize my root partition in Debian?

I am trying to add space to my root partition and am really not sure the safest way to go about it. I have read this thread, Can I resize the root partition without uninstalling and reinstalling ...
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Debian install fails on USB-HDD

After my internal HDD broke in my laptop, I've tried to install Debian 6.0.6 on my external HDD. Please note that everything runs great when installing Ubuntu, but for some reason while the Grub stage ...
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Understanding aptitude's behavior on a machine with multiple archives enabled

I'm having to deal with a Debian server, which initially was Squeeze, I believe, but where administrator enabled several distributions: deb http://mirror.yandex.ru/debian/ stable main contrib ...
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ubuntu/debian: using bluetile with GNOME2-like environment?

The installation of debian wheezy defaulted to the KDE desktop environment. How do I remove it and switch to GNOME 2 (the version that is used in stable)? I fear that if I just install gnome-core, it ...
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Using rsync to sync two directories on server and localhost, but size is different

I'm using rsync to sync a directory from server to localhost: rsync -avz --delete ./Stuff user@host:/Stuff This all works fine, but how come when I type 'du -s' in both the server and the localhost ...
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Problem with Debian Squeeze and Wheezy mixed

nrc1:/var/cache/apt# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The ...
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pm-utils: No network in suspend scripts?

I'd like to put a script in /etc/pm/suspend.d/ that needs network access (for a very short time) before allowing the system to suspend. However, even with scripts named "001_something" in ...
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Can't access to miniDLNA

I wanted to install a dlna server on my asus eeepc, and tried minidlna. My eeepc runs Wheezy, so I just had to run apt-get install to install minidlna on it. The first time I ran it, everything worked ...
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How to start an application automatically on boot

I am new to Linux & looking forward to start application (which toggles a led every 10 sec). I have written the application program & it is working fine but now I want to start it ...
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Is there something similar to SUSE Studio but geared toward Debian-based distros?

I am playing around with SUSE Studio and am finding it quite amazing, though (I imagine for sentimental reasons) I prefer Debian and the deb package manager. Is there something like SUSE Studio that ...
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Gnome 3 “broken” after upgrades, kind of looks like gnome 2 . . .?

I'm running debian wheezy ( testing ) and after some upgrades my gnome 3 is broken. It's not exactly broken, but it's completey different. Almost like it's no longer actually gnome 3; most of the UI ...
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Debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 I have all torrents client use only 100 MB speed but I have worked 1 GB

I have server in local network and i have problem with local speed. On this server I put deluged 1.2.3 opentracker. So when users download torrent for all peers availeble speed is 100 mb, but if in ...
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Data Recovery programs in Unix?

I did not expect to miss Windows when I changed it to Debian here. Now I need to get the installation-media back. By which tool can I get the installation media back in Unix? I use Debian.
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Command to see the size of Harddrive in Debian?

It is perhaps /proc or something else. So how can I for sure know which harddrive I am using Debian?
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Why can't I find wireless-tools in Debian repositories?

I have installed the squeeze version of Debian on a computer in offline mode (no internet connection during installation). After the installation (that was successful) I edited /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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eth0 not getting disabled after setting up br0 interface

On debian squeeze, I setup a bridge based on eth0. My /etc/network/interfaces is # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface #allow-hotplug eth1 ...
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Resizing of partitions taking too long in Debian 6 installer

I had a Windows 7 PC, with three partitions on it: The default Windows partition (~300GB in size, primary) Some system stuff Windows 7 needs (100MB in size, primary) A partition called Shared, that ...
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Debian Linux is not starting because no bootable device was found

I have installed Debian with the Gnome Live CD on my notebook. Because there are still some applications which I need, it was necessary that I also have a Windows 7 system installed. Based on some ...
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How do I make a registered domain name resolve to a local/private IP address

I have a Debian Linux server running on my local network. I also have port forwarding set up on my router so that computers outside my network can use my domain name and get to my website/FTP/SSH ...
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Chromakey -video-editing in Unix?

My friends are recommending me to use OSx for video-editing but trying to use old good OSs such as Debian and Ubuntu. How can I do chromakey -video-editing in some Unix or Linux?
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Debian 6 internet problem: ifconfig doesn't show eth0

I just installed 64-bit Debian 6.06 on my ASUS K53S machine and internet is not working... Wireless is working fine. NetworkManager is doesn't show any wired connections and ifconfig in the terminal ...