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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Debian Wheezy installation with preseed

I have a USB stick with netinst version of Debian Wheezy (testing). I am trying to load a preseed file, named "preseed.cfg" in the USB root folder (same folder as initrd.gz). I use GRUB and my entry ...
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Automatic package is installed, but aptitude doesn't find any rdependencies. What am I doing wrong?

I have a package lm-sensors automatically installed on my Ubuntu 10.04, but can't find packages, that depend on it: $ aptitude show lm-sensors Package: lm-sensors New: yes State: installed ...
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Install gcc 4.7.2 on Debian squeeze 64x

I want to use gcc 4.7.2 on my Debian squeeze 64x I followed instructions in this thread: Get newest gcc for debian?, but I'm getting an error, I tried several apt-get install commands I will settle ...
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Hopelessly stuck on making Nvidia Driver work on Debian

Before I posted question here, I'd been hacking around for the solution for my problem, but none of them worked. Here is my situation. I had a Win7 OS before I put a Debian Squeeze on it, now I got a ...
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Encrypt boot file system

I just tried to set up Debian in a VM (just testing, before installing it on a real system). I have set up 4 drives in total. 2 drives that simulate pen drives, on which I want to install the boot ...
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New menu entry in GRUB2, “file not found” and “you need to load the kernel first” errors

I wanted to add new menu entry to my GRUB2 list. This is how I tried to do this and necessary info: Erros after choosing "Debian Wheezy" menu entry from GRUB2 list: error:file not found error:you ...
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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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Why is this OR dependency not working as I expected

I tried to remove python2.6 from my Debian system: $ sudo apt-get purge python2.6 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Can't find smbfs package in Debian Wheezy

In squeeze there was a package smbfs for mounting samba filesystems. In wheezy this is no longer present. What is the new package name? Is there a general formula to solve problems like this?
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Install debian without gnome

I would like to install debian with another desktop than Gnome. In this case I can't use tasksel but have to install every package with apt-get. What do I need to run debian with Windowmaker?
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How to configure swap space after system instalation?

I've installed Debian Wheezy and after installation completed, I realized that I forgot to set the swap memory. So now, how can I configure the swap space?
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How to install LXDM instead of GDM3?

I'm running Debian Wheezy and my default Display Manager is GDM3, and I would like to replace it with LXDM. The problem is that I'm trying to run # apt-get install lxde and it's not working, what am I ...
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Need recommended PCI Wifi Cards for Debian

I want to find a brand and model of wireless PCI card for use in Debian computers. My computer club has numerous computers to refurbish and distribute to people who can't afford to buy a computer. ...
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dpkg: new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1

I ended up dealing with a software meant to be deployed using dpkg. The .deb package works fine on the test env but fail on staging. Both are running the same version of Ubuntu but I am not 100% sure ...
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Being not admin user how to install local GCC instead of provided?

So I came into my classrom Debian is installed, and gcc 4.1. I want to install (compile from sources is an option - I have time..) for my self GCC 4.7 and adress it in bash as gcc anywhere. Is such ...
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Capture and broadcast video from web cam

I have server on Debian 6, without Desktop Environment and I have simple web camera. Web camera is defined like /dev/video0, so I can use cat /dev/video0 > ~/photo to get image from it (of course ...
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Getting webcam to work in Raspberry Pi

I am trying to get a HAMA webcam to work with my raspberry pi with the raspbian os. When I type usb-devices I get: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ usb-devices T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 ...
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Debian: unable to set up SELinux

I'm trying to set up SELinux on Debian 6 according to (the instructions reported on the Debian wiki). I've run this commands: apt-get install selinux-basics selinux-policy-default selinux-activate ...
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How to clean up unnecessary files

Please suggest me any particular unnecessary file that I can clean to back everything to normal condition(temporarily). (i.e. any log or archieve or anything ). My var/log has only 40MB and Home ...
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Run program after finish ssh connection

How do I connect to ssh debian and running a program and let it continue to run after you finish my connection through ssh.
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Make box only communicate on lan only?

I am running a VM with Debian as the guest OS (I can choose another distro). It has nginx running along with some other software. Some of the software tries to make outgoing connections (for example ...
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Can I lock the root account during an install of Debian GNU/Linux 6 “squeeze”?

By default, Ubuntu locks account root; can I do the same, in Debian GNU/Linux 6 "squeeze", during install?
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su-to-root fails when root user locked?

How might I use script /usr/bin/su-to-root after I have intentionally locked the root account? Running Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.5 "squeeze" and noticed menu item "System > Administration > Synaptic ...
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Problem after deleting a system partition on another HD

While installing Debian Wheezy, I decided to use my another HD as /home/igor/Documents/, and the system installed correctlly nothing wrong happened, but later I decided to delete that partition so I ...
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Expanding a partition in Ubuntu

This is what GParted displays about my partitions. And this is the output from df: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 61409452 4503052 53786836 8% / udev ...
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How to add a path to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell for debian

After installing some programs in /opt/xxx/bin, I want to add /opt/xxx/bin to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell. What should I do?
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Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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Find packages not maintained in main repo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: listing packages in Debian, a la dpkg -l, but including the package origin/source E.g. Ubuntu Server offers only security updates for software contained in the main ...
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Migrating Data from Debian to ubuntu server

I am current in the process of migrating my website(big and complex with mysql backend) from debian server to ubuntu server. The kernel of debian and ubuntu are different. I have some concerned ...
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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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Mount USB drive (FAT32) so all users can write to it

I have a USB FAT32 drive that is on /dev/sda2. I've mounted it as /media/bigdrive however, I get permission denied whenever I try to touch a file there as a non root user. When I run mount I can see ...
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Run shell script when new volume mounted

I'm interested in running an rsync script whenever any new volume is mounted on my Debian box. What are some potential triggers / strategies for listening for a new volume mount?
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Debian restarts itself after booting with a “not responding” error

I had a stable Debian 6 install until earlier today, when some keys on my USB keyboard stopped working and my USB mouse buttons started to behave strangely. I had not installed anything new since the ...
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remote desktop view of a Debian Lenny Machine

Let me give a summary of my project specification. I have a windows server and bunch of debian clients on the same LAN, Debian machines do not have x window system, they are bound to command line use. ...
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Move GRUB from USB to HD

When I installed Linux debian 2.6 and GRUB I managed to install it, the boot loader, on a usb flash drive. Right now, If the USB drive is plugged into the computer, the GRUB and the OS starts, ...
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Trying to do arithmetic in Perl rename tool (Debian)

Supposed I have five mp3 files: 01-trackfoo.mp3 02-trackbar.mp3 03-trackbaz.mp3 04-trackabc.mp3 05-trackxyz.mp3 Now I give a quick listen to the files (just mplayer on console will do the trick) ...
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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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Debian-based distros that have a regular release cycle

Are there any Debian based distributions that have a regular release cycles besides Ubuntu or Linux Mint? I'm running Squeeze right now and I really like the Debian ecosystem and package system. ...
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Segfault on a debian server

We moved our retail software to new hardware (we passed from an IBM x3200 with SATA 7200rpm disks to an IBM x3200 with SAS 15000rpm disks) but after a few days with no problem at all we keep getting ...
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Disable changelogs

I'm using Synaptic (and occasionally aptitude via ssh) under Debian. When upgrading packages, there is the extremely annoying behavior of scanning changelogs, which can take a minute or two when ...
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Can I determine what changed in an upgraded package using apt or dpkg on Debian 6?

I just did an apt-get upgrade on my Debian 6 development server and noticed that a certain package named tinyproxy was upgraded. I have a particular interest in seeing precisely what changed in that ...
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How to set downloaded Firefox to default web browser in Debian?

How do I set a manually downloaded Firefox as my default web browser so that clicking a link in another application will open the link in this Firefox? I tried these commands, but they didn't seem to ...
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Console won't power off on PowerPC with Debian

I installed Debian 6.0 on a Power Mac G5. First it would boot to a blank screen but I fixed that by blacklisting nouveau as described here. Now the monitor will never turn off. It's a server so I'll ...
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Why does e2fsck fail during boot, but not later?

When booting my Debian server, I'm presented with the following error concerning my external hard drive: /dev/disk/by-label/elements: The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ...
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pure ftpd : how to set owner on files uploaded

I have a debian with pure ftpd installed with virtual users. I'm not an expert at all of unix systems. I used the documentation for my setup so the local account of pure ftpd is ftpuser:ftpgroup When ...
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good Ubuntu/Debian distro for a development/coding VM?

I have a Windows laptop, but I like to use Linux as a development/coding environment. Currently I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS with VirtualBox. Some of the issues with this setup ...
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How to provide a “guest LAN” on one ethernet device

I have an always-on machine running Debian/Squeeze with a couple of ethernet ports (it's doing various serverish jobs, including DHCP) and a LAN on each. eth0 is on 192.168.7.* and has access to 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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Recovering overwritten LVM metadata

Yesterday I was trying using the Debian install in rescue mode in order to fix my Grub (The menu-item for Debian was suddenly gone). Now I wasn't able to fix it and didn't have a lot of time, so I ...
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How can I create a .deb package with my compiled OpenCV build?

OpenCV 2.4.2 took 6 hours to compile on the Raspberry Pi and I'd love to package everything up as a deb but I have never done that before. How can I package the compiled files so that they download or ...