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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wget changes downloaded file size

I'm using wget to download Excel file with xlsx extension. The thing is that when I want to deal with the file using openpyxl, I get the following error: "BadZipfile: File is not a zip file" But when ...
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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 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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Hamachi not working properly with PPPoE connections

I'm experiencing some troubles running Hamachi VPN alongside with a PPoE connection. On my linux_machine I have 3 different interfaces: eth0: the unconfigured ethernet interface used by ppp0 for ...
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How to find files that are not owned by any package?

In my system I have files that not belong to any package, they are mine or from compiled programs installed with make install. How can I find all files that do not belong to any package?
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PPPoE not working as Hotplug in particular conditions (Realtek 8169 NIC and Kernel 3.x)

I always used static ip or dhcp configurations in past, and this is what normally happens: when I pull out the cable my interface goes down when I plug back the cable the interface goes back up and ...
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Samba Debian Server + OSX Client = High CPU Load

I've a Debian server running Samba 4.1.17-Debian the shares are ok and it works fine most of the time. However when I connect an OS X client the server CPU goes to 100% and never comes down util the ...
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Using wpa_supplicant to select an access point

I have two access points in my home, and I connect to either one of them depending on which one I need. One runs behind a Tor router, the other is my normal access point. Can I use wpa_supplicant to ...
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Debian blu-ray and dvd both have 3 disks, what is the purpose of the blu-ray discs?

I tried to download the Debian "testing" (aka "stretch) install media that is blu-ray because I wanted a one disk solution. When I went to the Debian site to download the blu-ray disk... there was 3 ...
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Setting up LVDS display for debian jessie

I am just trying to setup my debian 8.2 stable in my Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 @ 1.60GHz. The installation goes smooth without any issues. For this system , we are planning to use DUAL display ...
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Uninstalling default VBoxGuestAdditions on Debian

When I ran sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run I got the following warning message: You appear to have a version of the VBoxGuestAdditions software on your system which was installed from a ...
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Preventing battery from constant charging in Ultrabook

I'm running Debian Jessie (64-bit) on a newly-acquired Samsung Ultrabook NP900X3E, so far everything's working as it's supposed to. However, the battery life is okay, but not great. Therefore, I ...
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Double sound icon in XFCE

I'm running XFCE 4.10 on the latest Debian Stable, Jessie. One single flaw bugs me ever since the installation even though it's thrillingly minor. Every time I use either the scroll-function or an ...
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apt-get install local package even when outdated

In Debian, the dvd source contains packages that may not be already installed on the system. When these get updated, the dvd contains the outdated package. And when we try apt-get install ...
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Why there is no automatic flag on automatically added libraries?

Under my Debian Jessie system, when I run aptitude I can see a lot of libraries not manually installed but without the automatic flag. So if I remove the main packages the dependent packages will ...
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GRUB no longer can boot the machine (different error messages)

When I boot from GRUB, I get various error messages from GRUB, apparently at random : "invalid arch independent ELF magic" or "incompatible license" or "file not found". I can boot from the rescue DVD ...
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Debian systemd network-online.target not working?

So, I'm trying to make systemd service on Debian Jessie. I need it to start after network-online.target is reached. The problem is network-online.target fires in the same time as network.target and ...
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Mhddfs drive failing procedure?

So i have 3 drives (1x 3TB and 2x 4TB) in my NAS. The 3TB drive is starting to die. My current setup involves the 3TB and 1x 4TB as a 6TB mhddfs pool with the remaining 4TB drive strictly for parity. ...
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execute script on shortcut key in all runlevels

I have a laptop with intel graphics. The Fn key brightness control only works when the user is logged into the desktop environment. It never works in the login screen or in tty sessions. I have to ...
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How do you make apt-get install faster? [closed]

I just installed Debian for the first time in a virtual-machine (I have used centos/RHEL/fedora for the last 11 years so I have some Linux experience). I did an apt-get install gcc... the command took ...
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Running a script on power off needing wireless network

I am trying to run a script that rsyncs a directory from one linux box to another on shutdown. I thought I had it working but all my tests were on a box connected via a wired connection. When I tried ...
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I set time to wrong time zone, how do I change it? (Debian)

I am on Debian and have used the dpkg-reconfigure tzdata command, however it changed the universal time and not the local time. My clock on xfce still displays the wrong time. Right after setting the ...
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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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Arrow keys in `less`

In the manpage of less the up- and down-arrow keys aren't mentioned in the context of normal navigation, yet on Debian Linux (8.2) they obviously work to scroll up and down. Why is this? A lesskey ...
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How to install/enable `syslog.target`?

The output I get when I run systemctl list-units --type=target --all includes the line ● syslog.target not-found inactive dead syslog.target How do I install/enable whatever it is ...
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Adding gdbm on Debian (Beagle Bone Black)

So right now I'm going through my An Introduction to GCC book and I'm up to chapter 3 with gdbm. Now it wasn't there in the first place, and I've tried some "gdbm" "gdbm-devel" to get C gdbm on ...
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files list file for package 'gucharmap' is missing final newline

My OS is debian SID and i can't apt-get install anything because I am greeted with this message everytime: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'gucharmap' is ...
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Virtual Wireless Access Point

Basically, I want to be able to connect to a wireless network from my laptop. Then, I want my virtual machine to acquire internet access via a bridged connection from ETH0 of the VM to the host’s ...
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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin

I'm running this as a debian wheezy inside a vm with NAT networking with a win7 host. When I try to install pidgin using sudo apt-get install pidgin I get following error Err ...
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Turn down the Energy Efficient Ethernet (eee) aka Green Ethernet

This is what is the Energy Efficient Ethernet. The problem is, that in lot of environments it conflicts with other features and stuff so i really need to disable it. I read that something can be ...
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How do I remove a driver when apt-get remove fails?

I am trying to remove fglrx-driver as part of an upgrade from wheezy to jessie. Running apt-get dist-upgrade failed with the following message: fglrx-driver ... dpkg: error processing fglrx-driver ...
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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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tty works, but cannot run programs

So, I went poking around at /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyUSB0, trying to get some ham radio accessories working, and broke it. ttyS0 controls the radio transmission, and if I run cat /dev/ttyS0 as the ...
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Package installs old version of Java [duplicate]

I have installed Java 8 on my debian (manually, not with apt) and have removed openjdk-7* and icedtea* (with apt-get). I try to install maven (with apt-get) but that package requires Java ...
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Moving files between two drives remotely

Any ideas on a OS X app or protocol that would let me easily move files between say... /home/user/Downloads and /media/user/External my attempts so far trying to use SFTP or SMB haven't worked. ...
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What is Debian's equivalent of do-release-upgrade?

Ubuntu has do-release-upgrade. What is Debian's way or tool for the same purpose?
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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Need help with enabling 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I installed Debian Wheezy on my daughter's desktop computer. It has Intel i5-4570 (Haswell) CPU and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics chipset. No discrete graphics card. I'm unable to enable 3D ...
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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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Debian jessie boot hangs at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes.”

I just upgraded my MOBO and CPU on my PC, and now whenever I try and boot my debian install it hangs at [ OK ] Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes. Is there an way I can boot into my ...
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Clone Linux user (copy user, based on another one)

How can I create a new system user, an exact copy of another one (having the same groups, permissions, privileges and settings), but with different username, password and home directory?
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till what depth can aptitude -v verbose work

I have tried to understand how the verbose flag works and failed. Both the man page and the aptitude reference guide via file:///usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/en/ch02.html . The only helping usage is ...
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xe sr-create type=ext results in backend failure

I'm trying to create an ext based storage repository: xe sr-create content-type="local SR" \ host-uuid=c7030a1f-15e3-7e7d-2932-b30200a15917 type=ext \ device-config-device=/dev/sdb1 \ ...
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How to stop update-grub from scanning all drives?

Every time update-grub is run all hard drives are scanned. Each drives that is in standby state will spin up to go idle. This is a waste of energy. We use update-grub version 1.98: # update-grub -v ...
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What is a hotplug event from the interface?

According to Debian Network setup document allow-hotplug <interface_name> stanza in /etc/network/interfaces file starts an interface when the kernel detects a hotplug event from the interface. ...
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Cannot install GPIO on CubieTruck : Error processing udev archive

I am running Cubieez 2.0 on a Cubietruck. After running apt-get update, I wanted to run pySUNXI GPIO. However, I encountered a problem: root@cubietruck: cd pySUNXI-VSRNDCT-0.0.1/ python setup.py ...
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Regular freeze/lag in search

I have a problem with the search (Super) in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.0. When I open the search screen (with the Super button) and start typing, the interface freezes after two characters, for ...
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Unable to reconnect 3g connection after new IP was given

I use Debian Jessie 8.2 and I am using a 3G connection using this modem. The 3G connection works fine, except after 24 hours the connection drops and I cannot reconnect. If I reboot the computer, ...
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Failed at step EXEC spawning /bin/plymouth (Debian testing)

After I performed a dist-upgrade on a Debian testing (Jessie) instance, I can no longer boot. I'm marooned at the command prompt: Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to ...
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No Default Gateway route for bond0 / Slave eth* interface gets IP assigned

I have set up a 4-NIC bond on my Debian Wheezy box. After a fresh boot, the system has LAN access, but cannot resolve outside host names or access outside IPs. It seems that this is because the bond0 ...