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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Troubles with unresolved dependencies on Debian 6 Sqeeze

I'm working with a VirtualBox 4.2.14 VM and Debian 6 Sqeeze as guest system and trying to (re-)install Nginx, but it's not working: root@devmv:~# apt-get install nginx Reading package lists... Done ...
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Running a 32-bit application in Debian Wheezy 64 bits: Missing libraries

I want to play the game Aquaria in a Debian Wheezy 64 bits. The installation went ok, but when trying to play the game I get these errors: ALSA lib conf.c:3314:(snd_config_hooks_call) Cannot open ...
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Brightness too low in Debian Wheezy

I have just installed Debian Wheezy in my Toshiba Laptop and it works great. However, sometimes the brightness level is too low when starting the system. If I use the keys Fn+F6 to decrease and Fn+F7 ...
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Can not install wine on debian amd64:

Can not install wine on debian amd64: sudo aptitude install wine-bin Note: selecting "wine-bin:i386" instead of the virtual package "wine-bin" The following NEW packages will be ...
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imagemagick's convert unexpectedly changing the background color

what I'm trying to achieve is to pull a simple graphic from a webserver and use imagemagick to change a few colors so that I can then further use this image. This is the imagemagick portion: convert ...
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Installing firefox in debian 7

I'm new the Debian 7, I can't install my Mozilla Firefox, can someone recommend me a working way to install it properly.
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Use apt get install without inserting the DVD?

I installed Debian 7 using a DVD version, so every time I'm trying to install something using apt-get, the system ask me to mount the DVD. Is there a way to avoid that (inserting every time the dvd).
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Initramfs post-update hook

I need an initramfs hook to call a script after an initramfs has been generated. The Debian Linux Kernel Handbook mentions /etc/initramfs/post-update.d/: Packages for boot loaders that need to be ...
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Installing a .deb package on Arch - Is it possible?

The problem is simple - I have a .deb package and I want to install it on my Arch Linux. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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SVN repository - user premissions issue

I have created the repository long time ago when I was the only user. Now I need to add another user, so I created a usergroup where I added the both users and did the following: chmod -R ...
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Apache refuses to start on any port

I can't seem to get Apache to start on any port. I'm always getting the error: apache2(98)Address already in use: AH00072: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80 I checked to make sure that ...
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Installing libxml2 on secure Debian box

I have a very stripped Debian distro on a small custom computer that I purchased (don't know much about this distro as it was recommended on some site). The name is 'sid' and runs 2.6.37.1 kernel. ...
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How to install ia32-libs in Debian Wheezy?

I would like to install ia32-libs in Debian Wheezy however it seems it is deprecated. The solution in this question works when installing 32-bit packages from Debian repositories, but there are some ...
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Max file size for create_compressed_fs tool

Somebody knows what the maximum size of file could be processed by create_compressed_fs tool or used by /dev/cloop device? I suspect that it could be the root of the issue. I created "ISO" (UDF) ...
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How can I look at recent system activity to figure out what caused a huge slowdown? [closed]

I'm running CrunchBang Waldorf with OpenBox on a Lenovo e420. I made the switch from Windows a few months ago, and have had no problems with performance since then. Everything runs nice & fast. ...
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USB Dongle Not Working - Debian Wheezy, Cambridge Silicon Radio

I can't get my USB dongle to recognise my USB keyboard. I have tried both on Windows and they work suggesting it is a linux issue. The scan function simply never finds the keyboard. Also, hciconfig ...
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adding a program on start-up by using LSBInitScripts

I use Debian Lenny (I know lenny is old and other bla bla) and would like to place a program on the start-up. I use update-rc.d by adding an executable file on /etc/init.d. By referring to ...
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Are Ubuntu PPA Repositories usable on Debian wheezy?

I'm using Debian wheezy and i wonder are Ubuntu PPAs hosted at Launchpad safe to be added & used on Debian?
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Debian 7.0 (64bit) Skype crashes when answering call [closed]

I can make video call using Skype but when I answer Skype crashes and sometimes gdm3 too. LOG : ALSA lib conf.c:4687:(snd_config_expand) Unknown parameters CARD=DX ALSA lib ...
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Why is my keyboard typing the wrong letters?

While surfing with Iceweasel, I tried typing in a Web address, but I found, that every few keys, it started typing other letters instead of the ones I typed. For example, if I typed ...
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Does flashplugin still use mms.cfg?

I was poking around the flashplugin of Adobe for Linux trying to get the Hardware Acceleration working (which my current configuration supports). Then I found several forums/blogs that recommend I ...
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USB3 drive plugged in to PC makes computer hang on “welcome to grub”

I have a Seagate 2TB USB2 hard drive, ext4 formatted. If I plug it in to my system and boot, PC gets stuck at "welcome to grub". If I restart without the USB drive plugged in, the system boots ...
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How to install Cherokee web server on Debian Wheezy?

I'm trying to install Cherokee webserver on Debian Wheezy. All the docs and websites that I've visited suggest that apt-get install cherokee will do it, but when I do that, I see: $ apt-get install ...
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Logwatch ignores self-defined service, but explicit setting --service $service works

I am using SSLH on my server to accept both SSL and SSH connections on Port 443. As the logs of sshd and apache2 show each incoming connection via SSLH originating from 127.0.0.1, I want to add the ...
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System proxy settings not taking effect on Kali (debian 6)

I'm in the process of trying to configure TOR on a Kali installation, as a system-wide SOCKS proxy. I just did this successfully on Ubuntu, and it worked like a charm. I installed TOR & Vidalia ...
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Linux: how to rename cdrom drives

I'm running Debian. I've changed computer, migrating the root partition, a few times. My cdrom drive is listed as /dev/cdrom3. This does sometimes cause some problems. I'd like to rename it to ...
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Can't access command history in my shell (sh)

I'm not sure if readline is what really missing but the problem is shell (instead of bash) and when I click the up and down arrow I get the following instead of command history: $ ...
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What is the recommended way of checking running services?

I'm often exposed to various GNU/Linux systems including CentOS, SLES and Debian. I want to know: what is the recommended method of checking all running services across these systems? I am aware of ...
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Multiple screens on debian

I have two screens on my computer, but they all show the same image (i.e I can't activate dual screen). I saw on some blogs that I need to configure xrandr for this, but it fails to do so. Here is ...
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SSH tunnel through middleman server - how to connect in one step (using key pair)?

My question is basically how to turn my existing two steps into one step. I have a working SSH tunnel set up between two computers using a middleman server like this: ...
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Communicate across X-desktop sessions on same machine?

I've got a Raspberry Pi running Debian/Raspbian (thus X server) that I'd like to drive two screens with. I'm programming something that will have a public-facing screen and an operator-facing screen. ...
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Installing Debian without a DE [closed]

I'd like to replace Fedora with Debian testing on a laptop... However, I would like to not install any desktop environment along with Debian, and simply install Openbox once the base is there. I've ...
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Can I ignore failed package installation statuses?

I've upgraded a package with apt-get upgrade on debian 6. The upgrade failed, but I understand why (one of the init scripts had been customised, and the upgrade script was attempting to use the old ...
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Cross compile libzdb library for ARM9 architecture

I am using AM1808 ARM9-based micro processor for my project on Ubuntu v10.04 using G++ compiler. I am using sqlite3 database for data management. My application needs multiple simultaneous access to ...
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how to setup: proxy with confirmation of rules for browsing internet

I'm trying to achieve something like acceptance of rules before user gets connected to the internet. For example: when users enters address http://google.com (or any other) first thing he will see is ...
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What handles notifications in a pure Openbox environment?

I'm running Debian and logging in straight to Openbox. I'm sure that I sometimes receive notifications, which I can actually theme and modify through Xfce's notification settings manager, but what is ...
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Getty not starting in qemu

I'm trying to get running an ARM based Debian inside qemu. As a rootfs I'm using structure from embeddedarm 2gb sdcard image with versatile 2.6.24 kernel downloaded from fedora qemu tutorial site. At ...
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rsync failing to choose the correct target directory

I'm trying to write a short shell script which also handles copying a file called webcam.jpg into a date coded subdirectory. I'm using rsync for this as it automatically creates a directory if it ...
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How to tell aptitude to automatically install missing packages instead of removing ones to statisfy dependencies?

I'm creating a live CD with Skype using live-build. During the build process I run the following script: # Download the Skype package suitable for Squeeze wget --continue -O skype-install.deb \ ...
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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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telnet client - output hexadecimal network traffic on debian

Reading the manpage I thought it should be possible to print incoming characters in hexadecimal. But it didn't work. Do you know what I'm doing wrong? This is the relevant manpage description: debug ...
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How to fail prerm script and preinst script with error message in Debian package

I structured my debian package in following way preinst script which displays EULA to user and ask for choice 'y' or 'n'. postinst script which install the package and updates the initrd image. ...
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Building deb: How to put arch independent files into separated .deb package?

When you build a deb how do you make it so arch independent data such as plugin files to be packaged into a separated .deb?
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Cant get remote access to PostgreSQL

There is PostgreSQL 9.2 in Debian. My /etc/postgresql/9.2/main/postgresql.conf file contains: listen_addresses = '127.0.0.0, 212.49.109.137' password_encryption = on '212.49.109.137' is the IP of ...
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Difficulty setting up iptables

I'm very new to *nix operating systems, and I'm having some trouble which I believe is because of misconfiguration of the iptables firewall. My server has SSH running on port 22, and server software ...
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Copy file from cifs mount when a file is changed

I have a windows XP machine, and on this i'm running a weather station. The software updates several files in a folder. This folder is mounted via samba on the webserver(debian) I wan't to monitor ...
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Convert Debian Live USB persistent filesystem to a standalone installation

How would I convert a persistent filesystem (live-rw) from a Debian Live USB to a standalone, bootable installation that can be run on a VM? What I've tried Chrooting and installing a bootloader ...
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Debian Wheezy : problem installing .deb package that uses update-rc.d with dependancy numbers

I'm trying to install a .deb file, written by us, on a new Debian Wheezy system. The .deb file was originally written for Lenny so is fairly old. I've tracked down one point where the installation ...
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Postfix - unable to send mails to Internet (i.e. Gmail)

I've set up postfix (Debian) and it works fine. I can recieve mail and I can send them, but I can only send them to local (and local virtual) adresses. But when I try to send the mail for example to ...
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After upgrading to linux kernel 3.9, kde does not start correctly

I recently upgrade my debian from kernel 3.2 to 3.9. This leads to a strange problem. After booting to kernel 3.9, it directly goes to tty7 instead of kde login. I can identify that kdm is up and ...