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Debian 8 hibernate and suspend not working

I've read these two official documentations on the matter: https://wiki.debian.org/Hibernation#Suspend_and_hibernate_configuration_in_Debian_Jessie https://wiki.debian.org/SystemdSuspendSedation I've ...
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iptables: block all inbound traffic over a certain port number

It is possible using iptables (on Debian) to block all inbound connections for all the ports with a port number over (as an example) 16000. Like this (using 16000 as reference): The port 15999 is ...
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custom bootup/shutdown message

I am using Debian. I set my own image during boot (so no boot messages are visible). When I start PC my own image is shown, then approx 15 seconds black screen is visible and after that it shows my ...
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How can get back to directory line from mysql line

So I'm not sure what exactly do but enter to mysql and now I cannot return to directory line. I show in picture what exacly I mean: My question is: How can from this directory go in: Here I ...
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Debian won't boot: udevd fails to load device sda and sdb

I can't boot my Debian system, I got this error during boot up: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting. I have solved this by adding blacklist snd-pscp to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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display tty1 on one moinotor and dipslay tty2 on second monitor (usb terminal)

I have Debian 7 in console only mode; is there a way I can display different programs on 2 monitors? example: Screen one is the primary screen and this is to display my PoS application Screen two is ...
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How to install the latest Python version on Debian separately or upgrade?

I'm still new to Linux, so I'm still trying to understand where executables and their libraries are and how to install packages, so I have Debian Wheezy 7.3 which has these Python versions: Python ...
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How can I remove hold libnss3-nssdb package

apt-get install -f with this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: aptitude : Depends: libboost-iostreams1.46.1 (>= 1.46.1-1) but it is not installable Depends: ...
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Wi-Fi problems using ASUS USB-N13 adapter

I have recently bought an ASUS Wi-Fi adapter (USB-N13), and I seem to be having some trouble with it. Every so often, the Wi-Fi connection just stops working, but the indicator says that I'm still ...
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On a KDE4 Debian installation, where does the QtCore library install to?

I have installed every possible package that could have to do with QtCore (I think), but the QtCore library is nowhere to be found. Not in /usr/lib, not in /usr/local/lib, not in usr/include... you ...
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How do I get Cisco webex working under Debian 7 64bit

I'm running Debian 7 64bit on my server and I'm using Oracle Java 8 64bit and firefox 45.0.1. When I connect to the test webex page https://www.webex.com.au/test-meeting.html and test it loads the ...
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How to install latest flash player for Iceweasel/Firefox

How does one install the latest version of Adobe's Flash Player for Iceweasel/Firefox?
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What games can I play on Steam on Debian?

I have installed Steam on my 32 bit Debian Jessie. Looking through the catalogue a lot of them have minimum requirements of Ubuntu as the OS. Can I still play the games?
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How to specify daemon dependency upon another daemon

in /etc/init.d/ first daemon # Provides: first # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog second daemon # Provides: second # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog first Is this ...
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Alsa mixer unmute problem on Thinkpad laptop

After updating my Debian jessie laptop yesterday, the mute/unmute button stopped working. The volume up/down buttons work and I can mute the sound but when I press the mute button again to un-mute, ...
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How do I create a dark blue text on a bright white background in MOTD in Debian?

This is what I currently have. It displays black on bright white. However, I want to have blue (0;34m) on bright white. ^[[0;7;34;37;5mWelcome!^[[0m I used this website as a reference, but I did ...
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How do I make the terminal background bright white?

I am using: setterm --foreground blue --background white --blink on The result is that the text is blue on bright white. However, the background around the text is grey. How can I make the entire ...
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Best way to use checkinstall

I was researching on how to properly uninstall Debian programs that I have compiled from source. One advice was to make use of checkinstall. But then I read on some sites that checkinstall doesn't ...
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Why flash plugin is not updating?

I'm running Debian Jessie. I've upgraded the system with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Then I try to update flash-plugin with: sudo update-flashplugin-nonfree --install But the ...
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How to handle Eject action from Nautilus in FUSE filesystem?

I've written a FUSE filesystem in Python and I am having trouble getting it to un-mount properly when I click on the eject button in the Files utility (this is being tested in Debian 8/Jessie). When ...
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Warning , couldn't open module nvidia

I'm using Debian 8, Lenovo z360 and Optimus Nvidia Geforce.
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Any way to get my ethernet to work without installing a non-free driver?

I'm trying to purge myself of all non-free software (using debian jessie) and the last thing remaining is firmware-realtek. Because you know, I want my ethernet to work. Is there any way I can get ...
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Debian Wheezy VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed

Installed virtualbox on wheezy via apt, while I try to launch my VM a message error appears: The virtual machine 'Windows 7' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1)." ...
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Load disk driver during Debian installation

I have a server with all disks connected to a controller LSI 3008 IT (non-RAID mode). Unfortunately disks are not detected during installation of Debian Wheezy. Nevertheless the controller can be ...
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which live/rescue disk it is which gives you an option to boot into your GNU/Linux OS without grub?

I remember a live CD/DVD where I could just boot into my GNU/Linux partition in case your grub was shot. The simplest thing was once in your GNU/Linux partition, install grub-pc and its brethen and ...
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How to get packets queued by the kernel packet filter?

I made simple HTTP proxy which accepts connections from clients on a fixed port; the proxy forks for every incoming connection, and the forked process deals with the flow of packets to the Internet ...
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How to disable warning message for Apt repositories using SHA1?

A recent update of apt (in Debian unstable) generates an warning message for repositories SHA1 signed. I get the idea you should privilege SHA2 signed repositories but I use some softwares which does ...
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Unlock LUKS encrypted Debian root with key file on boot partition

I'm trying to decrypt the Debian root with a key file stored in the boot partition (decrypted partition). This will break the security, but it doesn't matter now. I have to conclude this successfully ...
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how to Install oracle 12 on Debian jessie server

I want to install Oracle version12 on a server Debian Jessie but I can't find any tutorial or the commands to follow. How can I install it?
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Big crash out of nowhere?

So I was using my laptop (drawing in Krita with a Wacom tablet on Debian Wheezy) and the screen suddenly turned blue (like a Windows crash dump) and now looks like the attached image: Does anyone ...
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Can change monitor resolution of a SyncMaster SA850 and Intel HD graphics

I have installed Debian 7.2 from liveUSB and connected the monitor Samsung SyncMaster SA850 with DVI cable into integrated Intel HD graphics. However I have very low resolution and can't change it. In ...
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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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Cannot execute inserts querys after upgrade to mysql 5.7 [migrated]

I have Debian 8 (Jessie) server and i followed this procedure to upgrade from mysql 5.5 to mysql 5.7 https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/linux-installation-debian.html Now, any script in the ...
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PPTP VPN not working with Linux router

ORIGINAL: I've just switched from an old Linux install (Debian squeeze) to a new one (Linux Mint 17.3) for my router (I am using a full desktop PC with a Linux install as my router). The Linux PC ...
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Batch apt-get install from text file - help with grepping it [duplicate]

I've got a file called packages with a list of my installed packages, it looks like this: accountsservice install and so on. I know I can grep for them, but I'm not sure how to finish ...
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Iptables GEOIP not working under Debian Squeeze

I've just installed xtables-*, compiled the geoip database, but when I try to use an iptables command it always gives back the following error: Command iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m geoip ...
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WebGL support on VirtualBox guest

I've managed to install a Debian 7.3 as guest on virtualbox 4.3.6 VM with guest additions, and I'm not able to make work webGL. While I'm able to see openGL working (tried with glxinfo and glxgears ...
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Launching application without titlebar and window decorations

I want to launch VLC without the titlebar and window decoration. I'm using the following line to launch VLC: vlc -I dummy --no-video-deco --no-embedded-video test.mpg Unfortunately this doesn't ...
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Samba4 DNS - clear old DNS records

Creating AD 2003 domain using Samba-4.3.4 with internal DNS. ISC-DHCP as a server. On Debian. DNS updates comes only from DHCP-server. What tool do I have to use to clear old DNS records, or what ...
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How to install mongodb 3.x in debian jessie (8)?. mongodb web only supports wheezy

I want to install mongodb in debian jessie, but debian repo only has mongodb 2.4 and I need mongodb 3.x. Mongodb web page instructions for installing latest mongodb in debian only supports wheezy. ...
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Debian package of Tomee plus

I'm looking for Debian package of Tomee plus but I have not found anything. Also, I would like to know if it is possible to download the package( on windows) then be installed on Debian or I have to ...
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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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Issue with installing CPAN XML::RSS

I'am running debian on my server and want to install the CPAN module XML::RSS. But I get this error: http://pastebin.com/5syPaQfe (Pastebin because it's really long) I'am trying to install ...
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“E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)” when I try and install OpenVPN. What is this?

Whenever I try and install OpenVPN on My Debian x86 Minimal VPS I get that error. Here is the full code if that helps: root@fadvps:/# sudo apt-get install openvpn Reading package lists... Done ...
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Creating bootable Debian image with debootstrap

I have been trying to create a bootable debian (jessie/8.4) image for the past 2 days, and as far as I can tell I have the procedure right, but I can not get the filesystem right. I am relatively sure ...
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building a uefi-secure boot debian-USB

I assume that there already is something where exactly my problem was discussed years ago, but after spending too much time searching I try my luck here, I hope you can help me or atleast show me the ...
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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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Where to put shared Apache vhost configuration in Debian?

I have several vhosts that share some lines of configuration and I would like to put this common configuration in a separate file and include it in these vhosts. I am not sure what would be the best ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Wheezy - Using Inspiron 3537

I've recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.5 and dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed all of the drivers except the graphics driver which I've been trying to install for a couple of days. ...
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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 ...