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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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error while insatlling gstreamer

aptitude install gstreamer1.0-libav Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "gstreamer1.0-libav" Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "gstreamer1.0-libav" ...
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searching for hardware via lspci

I just bought Lenovo ThinkPad X201 t. I have installed Debian Jessie (testing). I was able to make working all of its hardware, but with one exception. And that is mobile broadband modem. I have ...
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VirtualBox Bridged Networking is not working (NAT and Host-Only works)

I'll try to be brief and include all the things I've tried out so far: Guest OS: Debian Wheezy Host OS: Windows 7 Setting networking to NAT works. Setting networking to host-only works as well. ...
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Source code location for debugging on Debian?

From Debian's DebugPackage, I know the debug information file for an executable goes in /usr/lib/debug when creating two part executables (i.e., stripping the executable of its symbols and placing ...
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No /dev/hidraw device when I plug in a Yubikey

I have a Yubikey NEO, and I'm trying to get it to work on Debian. When I plug it in, I get udev events, but no /dev/hidraw? device. Here's what I know so far: cat /boot/config-$(uname -r) | grep ...
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Bash cannot see PATH update

I am running Debian on a VM. I login to the GUI and go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. # echo shell: /bin/bash I modified ENV_SUPATH, ENV_PATH inside of /etc/login.defs. I restarted ...
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KDE 5 in Debian wheezy?

I really hate the look of all the desktop environments officially supported by Debian 7. I also really really like the look of KDE Plasma 5. Unfortunately Debian seems to only support KDE 4, and it ...
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How can I mount this .img file and browse its contents?

I am interested in mounting a firmware image and browsing its contents. I attempted this with the mount command but received some errors ("you must specify filesystem type"). However I think there may ...
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Yet another question about the slowness of the Iceweasel browser

Using Iceweasel since three years on my Debian (today Wheezy), I noted that the browser became very slow since one month. The slowness is not when I open the application but only for the page load in ...
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Automatically update hwclock at boot

We're having a small issue with our Beagle Bone Blacks. Since they do not come with a RTC battery, when they lose power, the hardware clock gets messed up. I need a simple and clean way of syncing the ...
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Error attempting to use Subversion after upgrade: Segmentation fault [closed]

I did an apt-get update/upgrade today and my Subversion is giving me grief now. I am still a new user with Debian so I was not aware that sometimes a reboot is required after one of these updates. I ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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exim4 on debian 7.8 sent mail never arrives @gmail

I followed the instruction on this page Debian Exim and configured my exim with a single file via the dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config setup. Now I can send mails between local users (from root to ...
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systemd and non-existent *.service files: Are they generic?

systemd units are stored in /lib/systemd/system such as: rsync.service avahi-daemon.socket bluetooth.service cups.service When you use the following command: systemctl enable name Replace name ...
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How can I get the root terminal to add myself into sudoers file so that I can act as root? [closed]

Once again, I'm trapped in a Linux security circle. When I start terminal, this is what I get: So I looked up the internet how to solve it. All solutions unsurprisingly require root permissions. ...
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How to get a grsecurity kernel on Debian Wheezy using the linux-patch-grsecurity2 package?

There is a package linux-patch-grsecurity2. But it seems to be lacking documentation. How to make use of linux-patch-grsecurity2 to get a grsecurity enabled kernel?
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How do I use NMCLI to create a Wifi connection & connect to SSID over WPA?

Environment BeagleBone Black running Debian 7.7 nmcli tool, version 0.9.4.0 I tried some command examples to get started, however none helps me to add a connection and connect. Devices # nmcli ...
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Debian wheezy, 3.19, problem keyboard and mouse on dekstop environment

I am running Debian Wheezy on a BananaPi. I just compiled the kernel and the keyboard was working in terminal(if it's called that way). However, after I installed a dekstop interface using "apt-get ...
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How to make a local template for a linux container and point to that

I am a newbie to the world of Linux Containers. I looked at quite a few webpages, wikipedia and checked out the questions at stackexchange but without any answers. Maybe my 'keyword fu' is not strong ...
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Virtual eth-adapter in networking-configuration

I have on my Debian en eth0-interface and I need the interface to listen to other IP's. I know I can create it with the following command ifconfig eth0:1 10.10.10.20/24 With this command everything ...
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How well is Debian supported on MIPS these days?

I am doing a new embedded Linux design, and am thinking of using a MIPS CPU. All my previous designs have used ARM. On the most recent ARM design we installed Debian ARM-HF which was excellent. My ...
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How to enable and configure WiFi in debian 7 wheezy.?

I just installed the debian 7 wheezy, but WiFi is not working. I visited the debian wiki pages but they have already mentioned there that the broadcom chip BCM43142, 4e4:4365 is not supported by the ...
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Corrupt LVM metadata header after kernel update

I'm running Debian Wheezy (Linux wheezy3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux) as an encrypted LVM with hardware raid 1 (Adaptec 6405E) on a supermicro server. I was encounting ...
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CPU optimized compiled debian packages

I really don't know how the Debian maintainers check for all the bugs in every release of Debian, but isn't it the case that if all codes for every package have been patched up and tested for all CPU ...
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how to install the new package when some package is broken?

My OS is debian7.8. I have found that there is a broken package. How can I remove it completely and install new package? # apt-get install vim Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Alsa mixer unmute problem on Thinkpad laptop

After updating my Debian jessie laptop yesterday, the mute/unmute button stopped working. The volume up/down buttons work and I can mute the sound but when I press the mute button again to un-mute, ...
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mplayer couldn't find audio filter 'resample'

I've been converting a bunch of mp4 files to dvd format with movie-to-dvd (from videotrans). Most of the converting went fine, but some files can't be converted and fail with the following message: ....
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debian wheezy extreme boot delay

I migrated from Arch to Debian(wheezy) recently. Since Debian was still using sysVinit, I migrated to systemd, but following this. The system booted after a long init, using fallback LSB scripts for ...
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I log in with KDM but get a Gnome session, how do I get KDE instead?

I was using console-only version of Debian (amd64) for some time, but I got tired and installed GNOME desktop. Then I installed also KDE-full. sudo apt-get install kde-full. I updated default DE to ...
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Simple-cdd keyring addition

I'm looking to add a personal key for an apt repo to a netinstall disc which would require end users to not have to install it. I'm using simple-cdd to generate the build, so wrapping it into a .deb ...
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How to change timeout in systemctl

When I boot on my debian, startup hangs for approx 2 minutes on the line: Loading, please wait... [ 5.191043] systemd-fsck[129]: /dev/mmcblk0p2: clean, 234192/873120 files, 2335263/3491328 blocks [...
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Running two instances of Apache as separate users — permission denied

I followed these instructions (somewhat) on configuring two instances of Apache -- we have internal apps and third party programs (WordPress, etc) running on same VM so for security and performance ...
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Create a service in Debian that sources a bash startup script

The server is running Debian 7 Wheezy without systemd. I have a user in Debian with Perlbrew installed into their home directory. The user is running a Mojolicious app. In order for the app to work, ...
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baudrate config changes only after starting x

I've changed an i2c config file so current baudrate is 300000. I do a reboot and start an i2c baudrate checking program. sudo ./checkbr But what I get seems to be usual baudrate settings(default). ...
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Why doesn't my right screen refresh correctly when my left screen does?

I'm having a problem for which I can't find a solution. I'm currently using an AMD Radeon HD 6870 in dual screen. My left screen is plugged in HDMI and my right screen is plugged in DVI. My ...
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Unable to connect debian to android via bluetooth

I want to connect my android phone to my debian computer. And to be able to play audio from my phone through the laptops speakers. I have been able to do so in the past on Ubuntu and ElementaryOS (...
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Why is cron ignoring a / (forward slash) interval?

I want to set up a job to run every 15 minutes, starting at the 5th minute. This is my crontab line: 5/15 * * * * /root/job.sh >> /root/job.log But it only runs once an hour, on the fifth ...
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Linux Debian strange putty connection

I have just installed Linux Debian 7.8 on my VMWARE. Installed SSH and SSH-Server. I'm able to connect via putty with the local IP (192.168.x.x). When I try to connect from another computer after ...
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Package availability in 32 bit Debian 7 (Wheezy)

I am building a new production environment and I have been thinking wether I should use 32bit or 64bit Debian 7. All the servers will have less than 4Gb of memory so I thought I could save some memory ...
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Debian can't mount partition or external hd

I have recently installed a copy of Debian 7/Gnome in a partition along with Windows 7. Even though I am the sole user of this computer, during the installation two accounts have been created: a ...
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How can I let people install my package by apt-get?

I have a set of binary packages that I want the user to be able to install from command line via apt-get or yum without having to host it myself on a server. I have heard of reprepro and pushing it to ...
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Debian Fresh Install: IO_Page_Fault

I recently tried to install Debian alongside the mint installation I am using to type this. However, I keep getting this strange error whenever I try to boot it, even after a fresh install (...
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How to view a daemon's output in a session on Raspbian/Debian?

Okay I'm pretty new to Linux and I have setup a Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian and it's running a bunch of things for tracking aircraft as well as a receiver (RTL-SDR). It's all working great and I'm ...
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Linux Debian memory leak? [duplicate]

I am running an application which needs to be restarted everyday. I am noticing that when I close this application and I run "free -m" It says: total used free shared ...
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How to hide mouse cursor in gnome-shell and gdm display manager?

I'm trying hide the mouse cursor my Debian Jessie with gnome-shell and gdm display manager. I could easily do if I know how can pass the argument -nocursor to X server with the GDM Display manager. ...
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How can I upgrade an application from new source?

I am runnign debian wheezy. I have PHP 5.4 installed from default repos. And now I have added these to sources list to upgrade to PHP 5.6 deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy all deb-src http://...
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Why my xl2tpd doesn't redial?

I have a router that runs debian and is used to connect to my ISP using L2TP (over a cable modem). xl2tpd is configured to redial if the connection fails (and pppd is configured to do a LCP ping all ...
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atom cannot start because libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 is not found, but ldd can locate it

I've installed Atom editor on my Crunchbang VM. Atom depends on libc6>=2.15, but the stable Waldorf has libc6 2.13, so I had to set up dynamic linking as described here After that, I get another ...
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MySQL won't start

I'm using a debian system. I could not start my mysql after the partition went full - I received the message "ERROR: The partition with /var/lib/mysql is too full!" I found a recommendation to delete ...