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 7 resets user settings and/or forgets them

I just installed Debian 7 (I've been a long time Windows user,and I tried Ubuntu 13.0x for 2-3 months and did not like it all that much,so I switched to Deb...). No problems in the installation or ...
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Where to install mininet [duplicate]

I read some posts and parts of FHS to understand which directory I should install packages in. As far as I could understand /opt is for independent packages and /usr/local is for packages that are not ...
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How to get system to shutdown when Xorg is quit?

I installed nodm, so that Debian starts Xorg and a window manager immediately after booting, without requesting any password and without a login. How can I similarly setup Debian to shutdown the ...
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Wicd and NetworkManager both not working in Debian Jessie

I recently installed Debian, and I was able to get the WiFi to work using the command line. After a while, it stopped working. I figured that it had something to do with the fact that my intel iwlwifi ...
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Make OpenGL GLX work with Steam client on Debian jessie

I'm trying to install Steam Client on Debian 8 (Jessie) 64-bit because the instructions ask me to (and because I've tried without them and it fails... read on!). In following the instruction I've ...
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How do I add a screenshot for my package?

I created a repository with reprepro and it is working fine, but I would like to add the "images" to the packages when they are displayed with some package manager such as synaptic. At first, i was ...
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H.264 support in Firefox (Iceweasel) 24

I am using Firefox (Iceweasel) 24 in Debian Wheezy. When I go to https://www.youtube.com/html5 it shows me that my browser does not support H.264 When I go to the same URL with Chrome, it shows H.264 ...
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enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox

I recently abandoned gnome and switched to a minimal openbox setup without any desktop environment. However, of the function keys on my laptop (ThinkPad), only the brightness keys are now responsive ...
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Gallium renderer used instead of Intel Mesa

I have got GPU (Intel Haswell HD4600) performance troubles on my Debian. I installed driconf, because I read it can help. When I ran it from my user account I saw my default renderer is Gallium ...
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X does not load after debian upgrade [closed]

After upgrading to "jessie" (debian 8) from stable (debian 7), the system hangs at a blank screen (displaying only an underscore at the top left corner), but otherwise displays no error message to ...
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Can ping Debian VM via IP but not via hostname

On my work's network, my new debian headless VM is not visible via its hostname. I'm using: Debian Jessie Virtualbox bridged adapter I can see other VMs on my machine from the headless VM, and I ...
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Create bootable hfs+ partition for macbook

I've installed Debian testing on a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) without keeping OS X on the internal SSD. I've used the following GPT partition layout: HFS+ EFI on /boot/efi BTRFS on / SWAP on swap I've ...
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Debian live-build mounting /home

I have a working liveboot usb, with persistence. It has two partitions, one being the actual os, the other containing an image file that is the persistence. The desired result is a live usb with one ...
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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. I am running Debian 8 (Jessie). uname -a gives me this: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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Permission denied when trying to run script as other user

I'm trying to run a script as another user that starts a piece of software (Etherpad), which is run like so (from root): su -c "/var/www/etherpad-lite/bin/run.sh" -s /bin/bash etherpad but I'm ...
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How do I remove a driver when apt-get remove fails?

I am trying to remove fglrx-driver as part of an upgrade from wheezy to jessie. Running apt-get dist-upgrade failed with the following message: fglrx-driver ... dpkg: error processing fglrx-driver ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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Preserve ownership with rsync and nonexistent user

I have two computers with the same user, me@Home and me@Work. I usually kept their folders synced by bringing Work home (it's a laptop) and rsyncing over LAN. However, now I'm not bringing Work home ...
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Gnome 3.12 on Debian Jessie freezes when I open dialogues

I recently did the upgrade from Gnome 3.8 to Gnome 3.12, in Debian Testing (Jessie), and I can't figure this one out. When I try to open certain dialogue boxes in some applications (for example, the ...
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Force installation of doc packages

I often find myself missing documentation when I happen to be offline. For this reason, I would like to force aptitude to install the corresponding doc packages whenever I install a package. Is there ...
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How to convince APT that a cross-arch package is installed manually?

I have a qemu-armhf chroot environment on an amd64 machine (it's mainly for compiling Raspberry Pi code). As such it can run both armhf and amd64 binaries but it's faster doing the latter. There are ...
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Why my systemctl v208 command doesn't support some features?

I'm presuming there's a patch somewhere where Debian decided to disable it, but I can't find it nor the changelog entry. There are several commands that aren't available, like dot, dump, list-timers ...
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Create NTFS partition (in Linux) for dual-boot into Linux/Windows 7

I have installed Linux (Debian) onto my computer (which is not partitioned). Want I want to do is to create an NTFS partition so that I can install Windows 7 onto my computer, so I can dual-boot into ...
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How to get Debian to detect my Audigy 2

I started my PC this morning and noticed that I had no sound. Since last using the sound card successfully, I had installed openssh-server, but I suspect this is unrelated. I think my PC isn't ...
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Fail2ban for nginx post flood ignores time intervals

I'm trying to create a fail2ban filter that is going to ban the host when it sends over 100 POST requests over 30 seconds interval. jail.local: [nginx-postflood] enabled = false filter = ...
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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D ...
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Sound crackles and echos to the point of being unusable [closed]

I recently got a new desktop, installed debian 64 bit, and found out that the sound doesn't work at all. I'm not entirely sure what information I should give to help identify the problem but I'll do ...
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Just installed Debian - Having trouble connecting to wireless network

I know this question has been asked before but none of the solutions are working for me. I just installed Debian and I'm relatively new to Linux. I'm running Debian 7.4 (Wheezy) with Gnome desktop. At ...
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Can't install Flash Player on Debian Jessie

I tried to install the flashplugin-nonfree on Debian Jessie (testing) today. However, when I tr running sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree, I get E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree. ...
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Elantech Mouse Touchpad not working well

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Debian (GNOME) machine: My mouse touchpad does not work correctly (right-click not recognized, cannot do 2 finger drag and drop/highlight) on Debian, but it does work ...
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Using OpenVPN with systemd

Ok, so I've been searching the web for solutions to this problem with no answers seeming to work for me. Hopefully someone can help me. I'm only trying to configure the OpenVPN Client. I'm running ...
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Is this a so-called “Hybrid” Mac Partition table, and how can I mount this in Linux?

I would like to better understand what is on this hard disk, and how I can mount it into Linux (specifically Debian GNU/Linux, Stable): It was created on a Powerbook g4 "alu book" with the default ...
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Failed installation 32-bit python on 64-bit Linux Mint

I basically have two questions: How do you install 32-bit Python alongside 64-bit Python on linux? How do I fix my broken system from the failed attempt below? I just tried to install a 32-bit ...
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Wifi not working

I just dual-booted windows 7 with Debian 7, during the installation it said the wifi firmware was missing so I installed without an internet connection, after the installation I got my LAN cable to ...
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How many commands can be queued up with control operators?

I have been reading up on control operators, and I was wondering if there was a limit to how many commands you could line up with control operators, such as ||, && and ;. In addition, is ...
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RPM “ghost” directive equivalent in debian packaging?

So I have worked with RPM (Redhat package manager) and it has a feature called ghost files. This type of file designates a file that is owned by the package, but is not necessarily installed through ...
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Why didn't I get the same result after installing the OS as when using Debian Live?

Yesterday, I tested Debian Live 7.6 with non-free drivers using a USB stick. I used that because the completely-free version was not recognizing my wifi and video drivers out-of-the-box. Everything ...
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Changelog of deb package

I'm using dpkg -b to build packages with python scripts. (DEBIAN format). In the DEBIAN folder I'have added the following files: compat control copyright changelog The changelog is using the right ...
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How to set special folder permission on proFTPD?

On one of my servers, I have ProFTPD installed in Debian 7. I need special permission only for 2 specific folders. These are: append - user must be able to append data to an existing file rename - ...
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Gnome/Nvidia driver installation fails after upgrading to Wheezy

I upgraded one of my Debian 6 machines to Debian 7 but the graphical login never appears. All I get is a blinking cursor. When I switch to tty and try to install the proprietary Nvidia driver, ...
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sudo and fish: no credential caching

I use fish as my standard shell. And I use sudo sometimes. But I'm having problems with credential caching. On an Ubuntu system, this works: niklas@Niklas-Mobil~> sudo true [sudo] password for ...
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Configuring SSTP client on Debian

I would need to connect my Debian (stable) server to a Windows Server 2008R2 server, which is acting as a SSTP VPN server. I have managed to install sstp-client on my Debian server, but I do not know ...
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VIM as c++ IDE - autocomplete

I'm still learning C++, but I know already some stuff. I used to use Visual Studio, but after I switched to Debian, I was working with Code Blocks. Recently I heard about using VIM as IDE and started ...
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Cannot edit crontab as non root user

When I use the command crontab -e on my Debian server as a non root user (in this case as postgres), I can't edit it because of "/tmp/crontab.SJlY0Y/crontab" [Permission Denied] crontab -l on the ...
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Network locations like OSX

I couldn't find anything like that on Google, so I am asking it here. Is there a way to make multiple network configurations that can be activated with one click like OSX? Like for example, one that ...
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stable, stable/updates and stable-updates in the sources.list

Very often now I have seen sources.list files (including my own) that contain lines like these: deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free deb ...
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Pointing domain name to server

I am still a newbie when it comes to Linux, and I recently bought 2 domains from NameCheap. Running a LEMP stack on Debian 7 and want to know how I can create name servers like ns1.example.com and ...
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Debian installation fails due to CDROM not being detected [closed]

This is a problem many users have, but there doesn't seem to be an effective solution that works for everybody. When trying to install Debian 7.6 (problem exists for other versions as well) from a ...
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Setting System Timezone based on a timestamp

I want to set the system date and timezone based on a string that looks like this (output of Javascript new Date().toString()): Fri Aug 01 2014 12:13:27 GMT+0200 (CEST) The standard way to set ...
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Python failing to import winregistry

I'm trying to use secretsdump.py, which relies on winregistry.py. The error I'm getting is: Traceback (most recent call last): File "secretsdump.py", line 41, in <module> from impacket ...