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Kali: Bluetooth adapter is not working

My Bluetooth adapter is not working. I tried to connect to my device using graphical interface, but the button connects not working. So, I had to use command line, but this time I get the error: root ...
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Unable to install libltc-dev in beaglebone black debian

I am trying to build some C programs in beaglebone black (using debian) which I git clone from here. Now I try command make I got this error :- Makefile:9: *** "https://github.com/x42/libltc version ...
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Kali Linux 2.0- htc_9271.fw download failed

I am trying to get my wireless adapter TL-WN721N to work on Kali Linux 2.0 64 bit which is running on virtual box. lsusb Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 ...
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Optirun command stops working on Optimus system after some time

I need to run CUDA enabled applications, but (because of other things) I'd rather use Optimus technology rather than running on Nvidia card only. Note that for CUDA I need to use proprietary binary ...
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Fuse errors when installing packages in Debian 8

I'm getting fuse errors when trying to install packages with apt-get. I've tried reinstalling it but it didn't help. This is output when I try to install something: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ...
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UTF-8 characters are not displayed correctly in Debian

Short description of my problem: I ran into an issue lately where I am unable to make bash/nano/irssi/etc display "special" UTF-8 characters like the german umlauts (äüö), the euro sign (€) and some ...
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How to install or update GLIBC_2015

I am trying to run Telegram messaging application in Wheezy 7.9.0. When I run it using bash (./Telegram), the following output is shown : /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.15' ...
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Configuring ulimit of `max open files` for daemonized nginx master process

I have an nginx-daemon running on a Debian (8.3). The nginx process occasionally runs into resource limitations when trying to write log files: too many open files. The nginx master process is ...
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Debian Mate : share folder with samba

I'm using Debian Jessie with Mate desktop. I installed samba and added my user to sambashare group. I can write in /var/lib/samba/usershares/. Yet, I can't share a folder using the "share folder" ...
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Debian - ifconfig not showing wlan0

I have Debian installed on my laptop (T440s). I've installed the iwlwifi drivers but Wifi does not work. ifconfig -a only shows eth0 and lo. What should I do? Also, how do I adjust brightness?
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How to keep Debian internal clock synchronized (with NTP servers)?

I have a home server which runs an up to date Debian 7.5 (wheezy) installation. I just discovered that the server has its internal clock set to ± 3 minutes in the future. I knew that I can use NTP ...
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phpmyadmin doesn't work after installing php5-mysqlnd

I am currently running into some problems with phpMyAdmin. I set everything up correctly and made sure everything worked. Then later after some developing on some pages I noticed I couldn't execute ...
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Executing backup script on external HDD plug using udev

I have tried to write a custom udev rule to run a backup.sh script when I plug my USB 3.0 external hard disk to my home server. I created a new file in /etc/udev/rules.d called 10-custom.rules. In ...
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Xorg switch DISPLAY between two users

I run Debian Jessie with GNOME3. I'm in a situation where two users are logged-in: user1 is on :0 and user2 is on :1. I want to swap them to have: user1 on :1 and user2 on :0.
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How do I install Skype Integration to Debian 8.4?

I am on Debian 8.4 and want to install Skype integration for GNOME which I found here: Skype integration for GNOME But, I am getting an error. Click on the switch ("OFF" => "ON") Click on the ...
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Debian 8 - Install lastest version of MySQL

After downloading MYSQL APT Repository at http://cdn.mysql.com//Downloads/MySQL-5.7/libmysqld-dev_5.7.11-1debian8_amd64.deb I ran the command dpkg -i libmysqld-dev_5.7.11-1debian8_amd64.deb ...
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Unable to access internet after making ip static in beaglebone black

I am newbie in Beaglebone black. I am trying to make my IP static in my Beaglebone black. For this I follow this tutorial. After making changes according to tutorial, my /etc/network/interfaces file ...
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ELAN Touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6

I recently purchased an ASUS Q550LF laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6. I use Ubuntu for most tasks, but occasionally have reason to boot ...
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Umount network drives with systemd before shutdown

My shutdown takes quite a long time (I'm on Debian 8.1) and I found out that it can be fixed by unmounting the network drive before shutting down the system. Apparently the network gets disconnected ...
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Create a manpage addressing several executables

I am packaging an application with a bunch of executables accepting roughly the same arguments. I would like to write (and provide) only one manpage with common explanations and the list of arguments. ...
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Lots of missing files in debsums output

I run debsums -cs in a machine running Debian Jessie. The output is lots of missing files. Lots of them (maybe all) has some sort of locale two letters code (like zh, fr, de, and so on). I have run ...
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How to setup wireless AP with two wifi cards and ethernet as WAN on debian?

I'm trying to build wireless AP with 2 Atheros cards (AR5413 / AR5414 both), and one ethernet card to act as WAN. I am also having doubts if I should use ath5k or madwifi drivers. I've tried both ...
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Debian install failing due to CDROM not being detected

A similar question got asked but got closed. If you install Debian 7.7 to a USB in Windows with unetbootin and then try to install Debian from that USB, it will complain that it 'cannot mount CDROM' ...
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How to prompt window for grub versions comparison after package updates

I am on Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Debian 4.8.4-1) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u4 (2015-09-19), it's the 8.4 release (jessie) I had the ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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How do I get my Logitech Quickcam 4000 up and running?

I've just installed Debian “Squeeze” and would love it if I could get my webcam up and running. I've Googled for a solution, and there's a package named pwc that I need to install to get it up and ...
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Second monitor detected but not receiving signal?

I'm at my wit's end trying to figure this one out. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 (DMS-59 connector with DMS-59 to dual-DVI adapter). I'm trying to get dual monitors working properly. So far, I've tried ...
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Set apt-get options to tolerate harmless 'dpkg --force-conflicts' kludge?

A trivially conflicting package foo can be made to work with bar, by running dpkg --force-conflicts -i foo. But eventually it's time to upgrade, and 'apt-get' objects: % apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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No sound output

I just upgraded my machine to a new motherboard (ASUS Maximus VIII), processor and RAM. I'm on Debian stable, 8.4. Everything works, except for there being no sound output. The following I already ...
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How do I preseed select a particular partition?

I am using a preseed to perform unattended install. I am encrypting one partition. So I use an expert_recipe to partition the disk, then use manual selectors to select the particular encrypted volume ...
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Compiling Asterisk on Debian: Cannot Find `ptlib-config`

My Asterisk ./configure is returning: checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h usability... no checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h presence... no checking for /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h... no checking ...
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Debian. Keyboard doesn't work properly

Last time I have strange bugs with my laptop keyboard. Some of the keys stop working time to time. More often it is shift keys, but some times it also a, s, d, k, l, ;, and others. But they doesn't ...
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CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0): Is it a must have process?

This post is somewhat similar but mine is rather specific. CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Is this really a bug? In our system this process is creating ...
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kerberos preauth pkinit failed to initialize: No realms configured correctly for pkinit support

I have successfully installed Kerberos on debian wheezy and can perform service authentication (Apache, ssh) with Kerberos tickets from kinit. I would like to use certificates for kinit (pkinit) ...
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Locale environment variable settings do not take effect

I have a Debian 6 (64-bit) VPS where I cannot seem to get the locale environment variables LANG and LC_* set. (Everything below as root). vps:~# locale -a C POSIX en_US.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 vps:~# locale ...
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How to hide a specific process?

The command hidepid is used to prevent users from seeing all processes that do not belong to them, but it doesn't offer the possibility of selecting a specific process. Is it possible to hide only one ...
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How to burn an iso image from the command line

Is that possible to get an alternative to the command dd to burn an iso image including some options: Detect the burning device , Burn an iso image and eject the CD from the command line?
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How to prevent the latest ImageMagick vulnerability? [migrated]

According to the CVE-2016–3714 there are a some vulnerabilities in the ImageMagick program (4 packages) : Insufficient filtering for filename passed to delegate's command allows remote code ...
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Moving up DNS domain between webhosting servers

first post over here. Until yesterday I had a virtual shop working in a VPS webhost site, but because of the quality of service it was decided to move the whole webapp to another webhost, in a ...
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Jittery ThinkPad TrackPoint scrolling in Debian / X / GNOME using Eclipse Mars

Eclipse scrolling happens with unbearable jitter, whereas other X applications (e.g. Google Chrome) behave more smoothly, what could be the cause? Why would Eclipse be different from other apps? $ ...
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How to disable trackpad at GNOME / X display manager (gdm3) login time

Using this: $ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.18.1 I want to do this: All Settings > Mouse and Touchpad > Touchpad > Off in a way that applies at Desktop Environment login time, ...
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Why fail2ban doesn't put some IP address in jail

This is several days ago, I observed some IP addresses was't banned by fail2ban, and continued to brute force attack on different port of ssh. This an extract of my logwatch: undef: 22 times a ...
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How to install Debian Jessie as a persistant install on my 16GB usb from Windows 7 OS?

Sir, I am a complete newbie. I have never used Linux extensively in my entire life. I use Windows 7 32 bit but my system supports 64 bit architecture and I want to switch to Debian linux 64 bit. ...
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GRUB and LILO both fail to install to NVMe hard disk when installing Debian

I'm trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a Lenovo Thinkpad. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message: An installation step failed. You can try ...
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Can't delete files using SSHFS on windows

My problem is that i can't delete any fails from any folder using my windows sshfs client. Even though i'm logging in through root account, it still says that i do not have enough permission to ...
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How do you change the root password on Debian?

I want to change the password I assigned to root on my Debian webserver to something longer and more secure. Bit of an obvious newbie question, but how do I do that? I haven’t forgotten/lost the ...
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Geany text editor caret block

I have Geany installed via apt-get on debian 8. I want to set the caret shape to be a block, but i can't find any filetypes.common in my .config/geany/filedefs. How can i do this?
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Postfix doesn't send mail, complaining about “Host or domain name not found”

I followed these instructions in order to send mail and here's the Postfix log: Sep 26 00:46:24 tshepang postfix/smtpd[5728]: 8EE2464931: client=localhost[127.0.0.1] Sep 26 00:47:44 tshepang ...
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Why are the timestamps on my removable media taken as UTC time?

I'm running Debian 8, and all of the files on my removable media (SD cards, USB sticks) show up with the time stamp interpreted as UTC, rather than my local time? What's going on? date gives me the ...
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Incorrect used/free space

I've encountered this issue. I have a VM with Debian 8 on it. I gave that disk 350gb, /dev/sda1 is 344gb, used is 330gb and it's 100%. Situation is as follows, I'm importing huge mysql dump (300gb in ...