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Automatic security updates on Debian squeeze server

For a production Debian squeeze server, what are the best practices or recommendations for handling security updates? I have seen various articles on cron-apt, apticron, unattended-updates, apt cron ...
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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 ...
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Wifi not working

I just dual-booted windows 7 with Debian 7, during the installation it said the wifi firmware was missing so I installed without an internet connection, after the installation I got my LAN cable to ...
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How many commands can be queued up with control operators?

I have been reading up on control operators, and I was wondering if there was a limit to how many commands you could line up with control operators, such as ||, && and ;. In addition, is ...
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NVIDIA Proprietary Driver on Debian Jessie Problems

I have dabbled in running a Debian server before, but this is my first time using its graphical interface for my main pc. I have been trying to install the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have SLI gtx ...
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How to find Debian packages that would free up the most space

Say I have a Debian machine where I would like to free up space on '/' by removing useless packages. To find good candidates of packages to review, I would like to focus my attention on the largest ...
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Why didn't I get the same result after installing the OS as when using Debian Live?

Yesterday, I tested Debian Live 7.6 with non-free drivers using a USB stick. I used that because the completely-free version was not recognizing my wifi and video drivers out-of-the-box. Everything ...
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Slow DNS resolve from curl/lynx etc

I have a strange issue with DNS resolving: Root of the problem is that I get curl errors: "Error executing HTTP request: name lookup timed out". Tried to ping some sites, all resolved fine (and fast). ...
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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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Install programs without an internet connection on Debian

So I've been battling with my debian install lately, it doesn't have the firmware for either eth0 or wan0 NIC's. However, I got a firmware.zip file that I need to extract to /lib/firmware. The problem ...
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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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Cut down the installed space?

My system: Debian 6.04, sda is working disk, sdb is my USB disk. I installed Debian onto the USB drive this way, to edit grub file on sda, nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg to add the new lines menuentry ...
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Apt-Get Install Unmet Dependencies

My debian computer will not install the new kernel. It says I have unmet dependencies, and those dependencies say they have unmet dependencies. Many of these dependencies are already installed ...
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How Debian package should create user accounts?

The package qqq.deb installs the program qqq that should run from uqqq user account. The package consist of the qqq program, qqq.conf config file and /etc/init.d/qqq initscript. How should the ...
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Configuring bridge network in kvm (debian wheezy 7.2)

I am desperately trying to run untangle 10 as a guest in kvm. My host system is debian 7.2 My problem is that I am unable to configure bridges/(virtual)NICS which are successfully identified by ...
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Changelog of deb package

I'm using dpkg -b to build packages with python scripts. (DEBIAN format). In the DEBIAN folder I'have added the following files: compat control copyright changelog The changelog is using the right ...
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Preventing access blocking while external HDD spins up?

I have an old laptop where I installed Debian along with a samba server which I am using to share read-write access to 4 external hard drives, which I use to stream my media from. All works fine, ...
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Network locations like OSX

I couldn't find anything like that on Google, so I am asking it here. Is there a way to make multiple network configurations that can be activated with one click like OSX? Like for example, one that ...
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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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Installing Skype on Debian x64

I am new to Linux and I'm trying to install Skype using this manual. I successfully download the package using the command: wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb-64 ...
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Driver install fixes gnome on old laptop but Ice Weasel hangs the desktop

I installed Wheezy on an old laptop with a Quadro4 go700 video card in it. Gnome did not like it and the display was corrupted. Therefore, I disabled the Nouveau driver, downloaded the Nvidia Linux ...
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sudo and fish: no credential caching

I use fish as my standard shell. And I use sudo sometimes. But I'm having problems with credential caching. On an Ubuntu system, this works: niklas@Niklas-Mobil~> sudo true [sudo] password for ...
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...
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Is there a way to control the mouse wheel resolution in Debian?

I am using Debian 6.0.4. The mouse wheel scrolls way to much for it to be any use. Is there any way to configure how much "scrolling" is done with with one mouse wheel turn? Thanks! Update: My ...
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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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Debian 6 - Disk partitioning too long

I just got a new pc that comes with an empty 250GB 3G SATA Non-Hot Plug 7,200rpm HDD. I decided to install Debian 6 from a USB, I chose the partition to be Guided - use entire disk and set up ...
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Cannot edit crontab as non root user

When I use the command crontab -e on my Debian server as a non root user (in this case as postgres), I can't edit it because of "/tmp/crontab.SJlY0Y/crontab" [Permission Denied] crontab -l on the ...
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start-stop-daemon doesn't stop programs which redirect stdout/stderr

I just discovered, that start-stop-daemon doesn't work well with programs redirecting their stdout/stderr: # cat /root/_/1.sh #!/usr/bin/env bash set -eu cmd="~yuri/_/${2:-1}.sh" if [ "${3:-}" = ...
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How do I mount a Windows folder with cifs on Raspian

I'd like to access the music library from my desktop with my Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to do this via Samba/cifs. I did the following: Set the folder Q:\musik as a shared folder on my Windows ...
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Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files

I installed php5-fpm package using apt; then I made some changes to the PHP configuration files. Now I would get the diffs between the original files versions (the ones of the package installed) and ...
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How can I expand ext4 partition size on debian

I have a drive with this configuration: fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size ...
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stable, stable/updates and stable-updates in the sources.list

Very often now I have seen sources.list files (including my own) that contain lines like these: deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free deb ...
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Debian installation fails due to CDROM not being detected

This is a problem many users have, but there doesn't seem to be an effective solution that works for everybody. When trying to install Debian 7.6 (problem exists for other versions as well) from a ...
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Pointing domain name to server

I am still a newbie when it comes to Linux, and I recently bought 2 domains from NameCheap. Running a LEMP stack on Debian 7 and want to know how I can create name servers like ns1.example.com and ...
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Problem installing Debian 7 64bit on UEFI laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532

I have installed Debian 7 64bit on my brand new laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532. As I understood lately this is UEFI-enabled laptop. At first installation attempt I've not created EFI boot partition, ...
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Mounting external drive does not work anymore

~$ dmesg | tail [ 479.558062] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: S07F1601A00000090095 [ 479.559231] scsi7 : usb-storage 1-1:1.0 [ 480.557093] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access Ext Hard Disk PQ: ...
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How to power-on embedded flash memory after eject

On a Wheezy-ed Qnap TS-269L NAS I sent the embedded 512M DOM flash memory (/dev/sdc) to sleep using eject /dev/sdc after creating a new partition table on it. Previously it contained /boot/efi, ...
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Installing Steam on Debian Wheezy

I downloaded the .deb file from the Steam website, but couldn't install it as it complained about having and "outdated" version of libc6. I look around and apparently I have to add jessie sources to ...
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Ssh 'access denied' from one host but not the other

Consider the following scenario: I have a Debian-ssh-server setup and exposed it to the internet for some time for testing. Also I have an account which is basically configured as root in the sudoers ...
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Setting System Timezone based on a timestamp

I want to set the system date and timezone based on a string that looks like this (output of Javascript new Date().toString()): Fri Aug 01 2014 12:13:27 GMT+0200 (CEST) The standard way to set ...
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Create WiFi AP with LXDE

Using the network manager that comes with LXDE, is it possible to create a Wireless Access Point/Hotspot? That is, instead of the laptop connecting to an AP, it creates the AP so other devices can ...
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Run a script when a package is updated?

I'm using runit to manage my services and when a new version of nginx is installed, I'd like to restart nginx using sv restart nginx. Is there a way that I can monitor a package or set of packages ...
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Python failing to import winregistry

I'm trying to use secretsdump.py, which relies on winregistry.py. The error I'm getting is: Traceback (most recent call last): File "secretsdump.py", line 41, in <module> from impacket ...
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Alsa driver update in client machine without make

I have a Debian 6 system and updated alsa from 1.0.23 to 1.0.25, It works as expected. Steps which I performed to compile: ./configure make make install Now , I have 100's of client machines in ...
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How to manually insert a repository in source.list?

I tried to add a new APT repository using this command: add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao but I got a "command not found" error. I tried installing python-software-properties, but it's already ...
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What provides LSB virtual boot facilities for Debian?

Debian's version of Sysv init uses scripts which reference various LSB "virtual" boot facilities such as $local_fs and $network as requirements for use by insserv in setting up the boot sequence, but ...
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Extracting a 2.7GB 7z file

I currently have a 2.7GB 7z file that backed up my computer (it extracts to about 6.2GB of data) I am running on a Chromebook with Crouton. The Chroot is running Kali with a Unity front end. I am ...
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Is it safe to use a bash script to create a daemon?

I would like to create an entirely automated box (based on something like a Raspberry-Pi or OLinuXino card). My box would run a Debian based system with a read-only filesystem and a ramdisk (to avoid ...
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How do I set up of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence with an Apache web server?

I'm trying to put together an Apache configuration for quickly getting IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server up and running. But I got no idea of how to do it, could someone help me?
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Solutions are telling me to update libc6, but it's already updated. How do I fix `GLIBC_2.15' not found?

I've been trying to run a Garry's Mod server through Open Game Panel all day. I've tried to fix almost all errors, but I can't fix this one. Failed to open dedicated_srv.so ...