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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Making a IRQ SMP Affinity change permanent

I have to change the smp_affinity of a interrupt permanently. The following code needs to be executed when the server reboots: echo "1" > /proc/irq/152/smp_affinity_list echo "2" > ...
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gpg: can't open `–': No such file or directory

I'd like to install php 56 on my Debian Wheeyz System. So I added the dotdeb repo to apt. While fetching the key, an error occurred: # wget http://www.dotdeb.org/dotdeb.gpg -O- |apt-key add – ...
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Linux Debian codenames

I've got few, quite silly, non-technical questions about giving codenames to Debian releases. Each Debian release has its unique codename, which is (so far) characters' name from Toy Story movies by ...
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Get the list of packages that are not installed on a Debian system

I am writing a script to print the list of packages which are not installed. #!/bin/bash declare -a LIST_OF_PACKAGES=("php5" "nginx") for i in "${LIST_OF_PACKAGES[@]}" do ...
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How to set upstart as default on Debian?

I have a virtual server running Debian. For some reason it doesn't boot if I am using sysvinit. I assume the problem lies with the host operating system, since it's a Virtuozzo based machine and not ...
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How to mount VMware-tools cdrom inside a VM

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali ...
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grub permission error

I had some package and a kernel update today on my Debian work computer. When running sudo apt-get install I get the following: paul@icarus:~$ sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done ...
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Debian 8.1 Automatic Mounting Issues

I'm having some issues mounting a partition in Debian 8.1. I have my system set up to mount /home/caleb/Downloads on a separate partition (on a different drive than /). The drive is /dev/sdc3 and ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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OpenVPN is working but not DNS resolution

I am using : uname -a Linux 2.6.32-042stab108.5 #1 SMP Wed Jun 17 20:20:17 MSK 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux This is my server config: cat /etc/openvpn/server.conf | egrep -v "#|;" port 1194 proto udp ...
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How to extend partition to all unallocated space in a VPS?

Hello and sorry for the dumb question but I'm a bit new to Linux and I'm always very scared to mess with partitions. Anyway, here it goes my story: I rent a VPS that uses a SSD of 10GB (Debian 7) and ...
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Upgrading KDE 4 to 5 on Debian

I installed KDE onto a minimal Debian image using apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop --no-install-recommends but the desktop environment that launches when I run startkde is KDE 4. How can I update ...
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Jessie RC2 installation on SDHC card

I am trying to install Debian Jessie RC2 (netinst) on a SD card on my laptop (thinkpad t440p). When the hd partition stuff step comes I select manual partition. Unfortunately only the USB (from which ...
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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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Troubleshooting GSS-API error on one client authenticating to Kerberos

When authenticating to kadmin with one client of many, it fails with kadmin: GSS-API (or Kerberos) error while initializing kadmin interface. The Kerberos host is specified with its subnet ...
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Python Module install Error

I am doing a project to implement Modbus client in the Python. I found the package pymodbus. I installed in Windows it works fine , When I installed the package in raspberry Debian Linux, it was ...
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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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how to access Internet using modemmanager and not network-manager

i all I recently bought a tata docomo dongle. On inserting it I got the below details :- Aug 05 17:30:46 think-debian kernel: usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd Aug 05 ...
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XFCE menus override shortcut keys

I have recently installed debian 8 with xfce 4.10, and I am annoyed by the following: Menus (like e.g. the one that pops up if I press ctrl-esc) overrides the access to short cuts. Normally I have ...
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How do I adjust the screen resolution for my Debian 8.1 64-bit VirtualBox machine?

I would like to adjust the screen resolution for my Debian 8.1 Virtual Machine (running in VirtualBox 5 on 64-bit Windows 10) from 1024x768 to 1366x768 (which for me would be full screen). Neither ...
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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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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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dns queries not answered plus broken https

I am on kali linux which means debian wheezy. I didn't change or install anything new,it just came out of the blue when i booted in. I am alone on the network. Router is D-link 2730U I was just ...
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When will dpkg delete directories?

In Debian Jessie's /etc/cron.d/ there's a file called .placeholder, the contents of which claim: # DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE # This file is a simple placeholder to keep dpkg from removing this directory ...
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Can't find vboxdrv on Debian Testing after installing Virtualbox.

Virtualbox refuses to load up any virtual machines, due to vboxdrv not being loaded. I have tried most things. From uninstalled everything virtualbox related, then installing linux-headers then dkms, ...
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Have cron check if the bash script is executing

I have a bash script that users while do along with sleep to constantly monitor the connection state and take measures in case something goes wrong. The only thing that is not guarded is the execution ...
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opening a terminal with a command on startup in debian

I have an application which is an object file (obtained from a c source code). When I run this application from the terminal it works fine. I want to run this application on system start up. Since ...
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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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rsyslog problem

I'm trying to execute this 3 commands into rsyslog: IFS=':' read -a trap <<< "${msg}" IFS='#' read -a trap2 <<< "${trap[11]}" if $trap2 > 300 then ^/pruebas/script.sh But when ...
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How do I disable the window-switching effect of mouse-roll in Debian 8.1 (KDE)?

I have installed Debian 8.1. It originally ran LXDE but I then installed KDE Plasma 4 on it (which is the desktop environment I am currently using) Now whenever I roll the centre mouse button back ...
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Why is ubuntu based on unstable debian and how is it affect stability? [duplicate]

First of all hello. I have this thought since i've seen ubuntu is based on unstable debian.Is this affect stability or is ubuntu fixes the issues that is come from unstable debian ?
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/etc/crypttab for anyusb?

On my LUKS-encrypted machine, I have editted my /etc/crypttab to inform a keyfile is on a pendrive. I did this by adding a line in /etc/crypttab, using the UUID of my encrypted HDD, and also the UUID ...
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Debian: cannot install packages

Some time ago I had old Debian system on my VPS, probably it was Lenny. In /etc/apt/sources.list it was stable so I don't really know what it was. So I've decided to upgrade it. My steps were: ...
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Error during apt-get upgrade in wheezy

Today I wanted to upgrade my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. As first step I thought it is a good idea to upgrade the current wheezy-packages: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ... ...
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“Bootstrapping” up from an old Debian 4 installation

I have a decade old laptop that is "working", with Debian 4.x running. It has working USB, but cannot boot from USB. Its optical drive is powered but doesn't seem to work (I have tried booting several ...
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Open the SSH Door to a Knocking Friend

I am logged into my Debian machine. I want my friend to get in via SSH. He comes to authenticate as the user friend. My machine asks him for a password. He does not know the password. I want to ...
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How do I install a PHP CLI with a usable interactive prompt on Debian Wheezy?

When I install php5-cli on Debian Wheezy (currently testing), the interactive prompt is very unusable due to missing readline support (bug 341868). What's the easiest way to install a version linked ...
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Debian jessie, primus and 32-bit applications

Whenever i start a 32-bit program aka. 386 with primusrun on debian jessie (be it steam or any of it's 32-bit games), i get a following error: wv@localhost:~$ primusrun steam Running Steam on debian ...
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How to build via iptables an transparent reverse proxy

I just use an Server with an public ip X.X.X.X to redirect without (changing the header ip) to another public ip Y.Y.Y.Y and the same back. My backend server is windows 2012 r2 and my proxy server is ...
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How to skip DHCP if no cable connected to ethernet in Debian

My Bananian Linux is wasting time at logon trying to get a DHCP lease for eth0 interface which is not connected. Well, the extender cable is connected to it, but nothing is on the other end. I have ...
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How to know whether Wayland or X11 is being used

So I just installed the latest Kali Linux on my laptop which was based on Debian 7 (olstable). I then dist-upgrad-ed the whole thing to Debian 8. I've always wanted Wayland instead of X11, so I ...
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Restrict USB access on a Debian

Is it possible to restrict the permissions of USB ports on a Debian (Linux) system ? For examples : Suppressing the ability to plug any kind of material excepted USB key? Giving the ability to ...
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Debian on a brix. LAN card drivers

Im trying to install debian(debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-gnome-desktop+nonfree.iso) on a brix(gb-xm12-3227). Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 BRIX / Ultra Compact PC kit Debian AMD64 ISO Using Rufus i ...
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What's limiting my CPU usage in forked processes?

I am running some long-running programs (for scientific purposes) on a multi-core Linux box. The processes are controlled by a small daemon which restarts the next job when one finishes (I run 3-6 at ...
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Apt-get hangs on “Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.44-0+deb8u1)” [closed]

I'm on Debian 8 (stable) (Linux zenbook 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux) and tried to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade yesterday. There was an ...
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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 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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Why is Debian Wheezy not displaying desktop icons?

After freshly installing Debian with Gnome 3, I cannot enable desktop icons. I tried to use dconf-editor, but all values were locked. I tried sudo dconf-editor: The option was changeable but had no ...
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Problem to launch java at Debian: “error while loading shared libraries: libjli.so”

I'm trying to launch java: $ java -version java: error while loading shared libraries: libjli.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory $ ldd ...
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Command to install linux headers fails

I need to install my linux headers for an Nvidia driver install. But I get an error when doing so: peter@peter-deb:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) Reading package lists... Done ...