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 happens when I press “Shut Down” from the GUI?

I have been banging my head against this for quite a while now. It's related to this question. I would like to find out exactly what happens when I choose to shut down my Linux box from the GUI. This ...
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How can I use the tmpfs to accelerate my chrome browser start up?

Every time when I am trying to start the chrome browser, it is a little bit slow because the chrome need to load the cache and that may cause a big amount of disk IO. My distribution is Debian ...
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Can't install Linux Headers on Debian 6

I don't understand why this isn't working (I'm stumped!); root@box:/home/user# apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Detecting Physical Network Addresses Reliably

I'm trying to find a way to list physical (aka MAC) addresses for all network cards/interfaces attached to a certain host. The problem is, I want this functionality on my Debian live (squeeze) USB ...
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Changing timezone on Debian keeps Local Time in UTC

I'm trying to get programs to log in local time for my own sanity. I have updated my timezone with: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata But the result of that command is: Current default time zone: ...
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Xfce: Upgrade from Squeeze to Wheezy broke xfce's user policies

While using Debian squeeze, I was able to allow a user shutdown in xfce by adding users to the powerdev group (see here: xfce: Allow shutdown for non-root users). Now, I upgraded my system to Debian ...
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IPTables - Port to another ip & port (from the inside)

I currently have a NAS box running under port 80. To access the NAS from the outside, I mapped the port 8080 to port 80 on the NAS as follow: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 8080 -j DNAT ...
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Accessing multiple wifi networks simultaneously from debian wheezy

I have got 2 wireless adapters on my machine (one built-in and the other a purchased USB wireless adapter) is there a way I can utilize different WiFi networks simultaneously? I have in mind ...
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How to build a live Debian CD/USB in Windows, bootable in EFI mode?

I tried to install the latest stable Debian release (Debian 7.0 "Wheezy") using the Debian Multi-arch netinstall (AMD64) "debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso" on my laptop. My laptop has a SecureCore ...
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What is rpc.statd, what ports should it be listening on, and how to kill it?

I have found rpc.statd running from a netstat -tunap command, on several ports (TCP:59061, UDP:40594, UDP:919) on my Debian server. I believe it's to do with NFS but I'm not running an nfs server ...
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Why does Linux 3.2 kernel (Debian backport) hang during boot?

I wanted to upgrade the Linux kernel on my Debian wheezy (stable) on Thinkpad T60. I installed linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae, version 3.2.41-2~bpo60+1. The problem is it hangs during boot, just ...
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Triple Booting; Windows, Ubuntu, Linux Mint by Windows Installer

I wanted to install Linux Mint 14.1 using the Windows Installer (mint4win.exe). I copied mint4win.exe to HDD, and when I running it, it prompts me to uninstall Ubuntu. Previously I installed Ubuntu ...
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Unable to install ia32-libs in Debian Wheezy

I was trying to install ia32-libs in Debian Wheezy. I got the error The following packages have unmet dependencies: ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-i386 but it is not installable E: Unable to correct ...
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building/compiling kernel headers

I am compiling kernel 3.4 and 3.8 for different target devices. I would like to install compat wireless driver which requires kernel header. Could anyone tell me how I can compile/build the kernel ...
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Change one typed key for another

I have LUbuntu 13.04. Is it possible to change the keyboard on the operating system, so that when I press k for instance, the system will hear it as I actually typed m? Or any other key for that ...
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udev rule not working

I have created a udev rules which is supposed to mount a USB device, backup some datas et cleanup everything. I am actually working on a Debian server. There is the information about my usb device ...
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How to install Debian package with file extension .deb

I am trying to install a Debian package, but it gives error as "sudo: dpkg: command not found". I installed SUDO, and it still giving the same error. I went to the dir where .deb is saved, and ran ...
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Debian based Raspberry – samba invisible unless I restart

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian along with other computers on the same network. I installed, configured and started samba to share files from my home folder of the Raspberry Pi to my other ...
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Debian Live 3.x with encrypted root filesystem

I'd like to build a Debian Live system based on sid with an encrypted root filesystem. It's quite easy to install a Debian system with a rootfs encrypted with dm-crypt/LUKS, so I suppose it's also ...
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Should I use useradd or adduser?

I am trying to add a new user to the system. I am confused though which command to run: useradd or adduser?
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Debian's ReportBug equivalent on Fedora/Gnome?

When I was using Debian, there was a tool called "ReportBug" - or something like that. Ironically, the tool itself was probably the buggiest program I have ever used. I was never, ever actually able ...
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How to write a script to read wifi SSID and password from USB drive at boot up and auto logon to wifi network

I have an embedded system that is running Debian. I want to be able to provide wifi network SSID and password information via a USB thumb drive. That way I can easily deploy it to any wifi network. ...
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“no public key available” on apt-get update

When performing apt-get update, I get the following error: root@ADS3-Debian6:/home/aluno# apt-get update Atingido http://sft.if.usp.br squeeze Release.gpg Ign http://sft.if.usp.br/debian/ ...
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Debian Networking Issues

I recently installed Debian Wheezy (gnome) on my ThinkPad T60. It was going well, until about 2 days ago when suddenly my machine stopped connecting to the web. I can connect to my router, I can ...
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Routing 4 Networks

I've been trying for almost a week to make it work but without success. I'm starting to feel hopeless. I have 4 Ethernet adapters : 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state ...
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Writing on NTFS drives (on Debian Wheezy)

I am currently setting up a personal server on Debian Wheezy. My machine is an ARM based architecture (Cubox). The problem appear when I want to mount and use my NTFS external hard drives. The mount ...
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Troubles with Wifi and ethernet Aspire One AO725

I'm use Debian wheezy on a Acer Aspire One AO725. It has the following kernels: 3.2.0.4-amd64 3.7-trunk-amd64 The command lscpi | grep Network: 02:00:0 Network controller: Atheros ...
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Excluding kernel modules through /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf does not work

I don't want to load the kernel module nouveau on my debian box at startup, so I put the following in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: blacklist ttm blacklist drm blacklist nouveau I even did a ...
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How to get Evolution to run in VNC on Debian/Wheezy?

For many years I've been in the habit of, when away from home, VNC-ing (over ssh) back into my "home machine" and running Evolution (for email, contacts etc) in a tightvncserver environment there. ...
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How to use better driver (nouveau) instead of generic VESA with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M?

I've got laptop with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M and have no Gnome-shell which I like very well. I use: Debian GNU/Linux jessie /sid \n \l When I run Debian as live USB everything works fine. How to ...
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Install using synaptic ignoring dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker a latex editor in my debian system from synaptic. It shows in the dependency list texlive-base, texlive-common. etc as dependencies. But I have already installed ...
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Install man pages in directory with update-alternatives

Using update-alternatives(8) on a Debian system it is possible to add man pages as slaves under some master alternative. For example, the following command installs an alternative man page tclsh.1 ...
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Unable to install skype on LMDE,how to resolve these dependencies?

I have downloaded "multiarch" .deb file for latest skype and unable to install it on latest version of LMDE (linux mint debian edition Xfce x86_64). e.g step one : sudo dpkg -i ...
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Does fail2ban offer any additional protection to SSH if password login is already turned off?

I’m setting up a Debian VPS on Linode to use as a public web server, and I’m following their security suggestions. The last suggestion they make is to install fail2ban, to avoid dictionary attacks on ...
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debootstrap from Intel Atom (i686) to AMD Sempron (AMD 64)

I'm working on setting up a minimal Debian install on a USB stick, and am just trying to wrap my head around debootstrap and differences in architectures. I want to create a system to run on AMD64 ...
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How to remove metapackage entirely in Debian

Is there any way to remove meta package and all its packages? Subset of metapackage is packages which don't depend on metapackage by all means. That's why if remove one metapackage only the package's ...
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grub2: how to bypass “press any key”?

I recently updated my motherboard and moved my grub2 onto EFI partition. I have same grub menu, but after I select a menu entry and press Enter, a message "Press any key" comes and the loading stops ...
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What are my problems with my VMWare runlevel setup?

I recently upgraded to Debian Wheezy (7) and had to upgrade VMWare Player along with that since the version I had didn't like the 3.2 kernel. However, I notice that the kernel modules aren't starting ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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Integrating custom kernel module into Debian

I've built a kernal module from source and now would like to load the module at boot. The .ko file is in the build directory in my user folder, and I know it works because running insmod ./vizzini.ko ...
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debian cannot install kernel source

I want to use debian linux for my laptop again. So I took my old debian 6.0 cds and installed it. From the last time I know, that I have to build the driver for my Atheros AR8151 Gigabit Ethernet ...
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Openbox doesn't seem to have correct environment variables set

I've installed Debian 7.0, and then installed Openbox on top of it. I've got some executable files in ~/bin, and this line in my .bashrc and .profile: export PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" I can normally ...
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Gdm3 doesn't start after upgrading system

I installed Debian a few days ago. The first thing I did was install the ATI graphics driver (I needed some additional software to install it) and some apps for everyday use. Today I upgraded the ...
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Should the “laptop” option be selected for netbooks when installing Debian?

When installing Debian on an Eee PC netbook, the "Software selection" screen shows "Desktop environment" is selected by default, but not "Laptop". As laptops are similar to netbooks, should I ...
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Virtualbox NAT + Host-Only Adapter

My host is Ubuntu 12.04 and guest is a Debian squeeze (LAMP server). I want to allow the host to connect the guest. and allow the guest to connect the internet. The guest should not be enabled from ...
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Upgrading dpkg on 64-bit debian

Recently I tried to install Steam on my debian, but I ran into a problem. It requires dpkg version 1.16.2 (for multiarch) but the one installed on the system is 1.15.8.13 The problem is that running ...
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postfix/smtpd: warning: connect to Milter service unix:/var/run/opendkim/opendkim.sock: No such file or directory

I have problem with postfix on debian after upgrading from squeeze to wheezy. Postfix was configured to sign messages using dkim-filter. Before update, everything was working flawlessly, now it fails ...
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Is i386 multiarch support broken on amd64 Debian Sid?

I am currently experiencing issues with Debian Sid. My architecture is amd64 (x86-64). If I want to install a i386 package and run the following commands: # dpkg -add-architecture i386 # sudo apt-get ...
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Can't pin Wheezy on Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

I'd like to have your advice on yet another pinning problem that hit me recently. I've been through man apt_preferences several times, and I can't find anything wrong in what I did. I was having ...
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how to delete temp and log files with terminal on vps?

I'm kinda pretty new to this but anyone know how to delete any temp and log files or these kind of files on vps with terminal? I'm runnin debian on the vps. I'm troubled since I can't locate those ...