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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GNOME doesn't work on Debian Jessie after installing fglrx

I'm using 64bit Debian Jessie and followed these instruction to install fglrx for Radeon HD 7000 series: https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary However GNOME doesn't work after it. I installed ...
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Debian Jessie updates

I've installed Jessie about 2 months ago (from a fresh download from Testing), and I never see package updates notifications. And I am never asked to download anything. Is there something I have to ...
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Moving /var, /home to separate partition

I am attempting to move some folders (such as /var and /home) to a separate partition after reading this guide: 3.2.1 Choose an intelligent partition scheme I was able to move one folder ...
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how to specify session to connect to when xrdp has spawned multiple sessions?

I have installed xrdp on Debian 7 like so: apt-get install xrdp vnc4server I have been connecting using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection. I have noticed that sometimes, my existing session ...
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Xserver is working but not actually drawing on the screen

I'm currently going through configuration hell with my xserver. I'm using nvidia's proprietary drivers and I believe I have everything set up properly: The Nouveau open source driver is blacklisted, ...
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Set up network with static IP and wpa_supplicant on Debian

On Debian, I am trying to set up my network to use ad-hoc mode with a static IP address. I also want wpa_supplicant to be running so that I can scan use it to scan for WiFi networks in range. To get ...
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How to type a right to left language in terminal?

Please forgive me if this is a bad question. OK. I have installed Debian recently (without a GUI) to learn the CLI and C using the LearnCodeTheHardWay tutorials. Its going well, and I feel at this ...
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Debian Dual Boot. Wheezy, and Jessy

Is there a way I could have a Dual Boot OS with the same OS? I want Debian, but I want Jessie, and Wheezy. Are they the same OS or are they different?
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MariaDB installation is showing random letters

So I want to setup MariaDB with nginx and I have in the past but for some reason on my debian 7 machine the MariaDB is all glitched out and shows random letters. Any idea why? Thanks ...
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Enabling Bluetooth discoverability upon start-up

I would like to make a USB Bluetooth dongle discoverable upon start-up (or whenever it's plugged in) on Debian Squeeze or Wheezy. If I use hciconfig initially, I can see the device in this mode: ...
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How can I auto-mount my MicroSD?

I'm rather new to Linux, I'll be up front about that, but I've sort of run face first into a wall on this one. I've just set up Samba on the server so that I can access my MicroSD card over the ...
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USB to VGA on Linux

I've been offered a Macbook Pro mid-2012. Although it wouldn't have been my first choice it's still a great piece of hardware, only problem for me is that it only has a single Thunderbolt port ...
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How to disable my touch screen

My screen is cracked, and the touchscreen makes the courser spasm every once and a while. Is there any way i can fully disable it? As requested: Module Size Used by ctr ...
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Issues executing program

Ultimately I'm trying to get a program to run at start up and work correctly. I have been successful in getting it to show up in running processes after a reboot, but it doesn't seem like it is ...
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configure second monitor

I have a new Debian machine and I'm trying to attach a second monitor to it. When I plug it in in my HDMI port, the second monitor duplicates the firts monitor, while I wuold like to extend it. My ...
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How do I install Steam on Debian [closed]

I have tons of games I want to play, that I know are Linux compatible, but I have no idea how to get Steam to work. I have tried the installer from Steams web site and I could not get it to run. I ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop, but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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SSH agent forwarding, multiple hop

I tested this setup with Linux origin machine - everything is the same - only the first hop can use keys from origin machine. Initial problem I'm trying to set up SSH agent forwarding with multiple ...
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Debian stable dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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Edited /etc/cron.d/anacron, changes are immediately in effect?

After editing /etc/cron.d/anacron and saving the file, are the changes immediately acknowledged by cron? Or do I need to run a command to tell cron to reload /etc/cron.d/anacron?
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Debian USB automount

Got my USB flash automount broken after reboot. Using Debian 6, GNOME 2 My NTFS hard disk is still mounting correctly. When i connect my Android smartphone (with SD and local drive) my messages log ...
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Bypassing the security message in Debian 7 when creating a bash script? [duplicate]

I've created a bash script which involves the installation / update of wget. As a result there is also a message from Debian showing the following: wget (1.13.4-3+deb7u2) stable-security; ...
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Unmet dependencies after using a backports repository

I have added a backport repository to apt's sources.list to get an application: deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main Long story short: I did not manage to install the ...
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How do I install sfx files in Debian [duplicate]

I want to install a virtual machine, and i need to install a SFX file. I know the command for Ubuntu is chmod +x filename.sfx But I don't know the command for Debian. Does any one know? Please ignore ...
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curl: (35) error:14077438:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert internal error

I am using curl 7.26.0-1+wheezy11 on Debian Wheezy, and whenever I try to access the URL https://www.basebit.com.br, it fails with the message: $ curl https://www.basebit.com.br curl: (35) ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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Debian Squeeze character encoding issue

I'm running Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze). Normally, to get the euro symbol, I would type altgr-$ and this works fine on Ubuntu but with Squeeze when I hit those keys the cursor jumps back to the beginning ...
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Mounting a multi-partition (GPT/HFS+) USB 2.0 harddrive on Debian

I have a 3TB USB 2.0 hard-drive which has two HFS+ (Mac) partitions using GUID partition table for the partition records. It was partitioned with Mac OS Disk Utility. How can I mount these partitions ...
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Skype install - debian amd64. libdbus issues

I have looked quite thoroughly for an answer to this question to no avail. I am trying to install Skype on Debian amd64 (with Xfce, which shouldn't make any difference...). After installing Skype ...
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In Debian based systems, how do we purge configuration files of packages that have already been uninstalled?

To be more specific, I would like to do the equivalent of adding the --purge flag to the following command sudo apt-get autoremove --purge [package name] to packages that are no longer on the ...
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The background resets every time the system restarts

Every time I change my wallpaper on my dual screens, and I log off, the wallpapers revert to their original state when I log in. Is there a reason why this happens, or is it just what goes on in the ...
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Debian Jessie getting a black screen on startx command

I installed Debian Wheezy with the GNOME GUI, and then upgraded to Jessie using the terminal. After the upgrade was done, I tried logging out and logging back in, but it booted straight to command ...
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Problems with Debian Wheezy installation

I recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.6 in my laptop which has 4GB nVidia graphics card. By default, on login it boots into gnome classic mode and reports "gnome 3 failed to load". Also, sometimes the ...
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Configuring default resolution and color depth for RealVNC's vncserver-x11-serviced?

When searching the web for information about how to configure the default resolution and color depth for RealVNC sessions, I always come across stuff that talks about passing commandline parameters to ...
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How to implement policy conform systemd custom actions on Debian?

What do I mean by custom actions? Here are some examples. sudo service apache2 stop-htcacheclean sudo service apache2 graceful-stop sudo service apache2 start-htcacheclean sudo service apparmor ...
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Debian Wheezy, issue connecting multiple monitors

I just recently migrated to Wheezy from Arch, everything has gone very well except I can't seem to get multiple monitors to work. Here is my setup: machine: Dell Latitude E6540 laptop graphics: ...
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LMDE - Blank terminal on boot, no input

I was having an issue where my machine was continuously accessing the hard drive but was stuck and totally unusable for an hour. After forcing it down, it starts up and shows the GRUB menu and the LM ...
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MySQL (MariaDB) too many connections that don't close?

I have recently acquired my first VPS to run a mysql server for my minecraft server, I have setup MariaDB, it's using the default settings at present. I tested it last night with one plugin ...
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How to install Debian onto a flashdrive

I actually want my 4GB flash-drive to be the OS and for it to be transfer in-between any machine. I have tried to follow Debian's website, and I couldn't figure it out. I had my friend make my ...
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proftpd conf on debian

Iam new to linux / debian Im trying to configure an ftp server in debian using proftpd. I installed the package A user is created when it is installed I put a password to this user and it is working ...
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Is there an easy way to clean up useless files? [duplicate]

Is there a command or an application i can download or run that would clean up and uninstall useless and unused files? I just want to free up some space on my machine, and that is my main goal.
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What are some of the things ROOT can do that could possibly destroy the computer [closed]

I eventually plan on diving into software manipulation, and i want to avoid any and all things that as ROOT could destroy my system. I know tinkering with the file-system are dangerous to mess around ...
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Xfce: How to specify row size in Alt+Tab window?

Alt+Tab window shows a list of open applications. Problem is it can put even 24 icons in a single row which makes navigation hard. Is there a setting to specify e.g. 5 icons per row?
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My Wifi wont work on my Debian laptop

Some Questions from someone new to Debian: I have tried to install some wifi detecting programs,but i don't think the driver is installed... How do i find and install the driver? I have tried to ...
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mysql2 gem build error when installing redmine

when i tried installing redmine with bundle install --without development test I received this build error: Fetching gem metadata from https://rubygems.org/......... Resolving ...
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sh script cannot run process

I have fairly simple sh script that checks if process is running, if not then start it. My problem is that sh script cant start the program for some reason... Here's my script: #!/bin/sh if ps x ...
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Update notification upon login

How do I configure Debian Wheezy to show available updates upon login on a virtual console? When I used Ubuntu it was setup by default.
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Log monitoring directly from a mail client

I have a mutt mail client installed for receiving backup logs on my server for monitoring, Is there a way I can read the body of a mail message directly in the client in a way that I can search for a ...
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How to remove specific keys from a wordlist?

I have generated a wordlist of keys starting from 03000000000 and ends at 03999999999 through crunch. So what I want is to delete a specific number of keys from it, for example, I want to delete keys ...
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External drive EFI bootloader with Debian 7.7 Wheezy

I'm currently trying to install Debian 7.7 on a removable drive with an encrypted LVM from DVD-1 with a self contained EFI bootloader like the one the DVD uses - that is, the computer's HDD should be ...