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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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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Where does Debian 8.1 install adduser?

Code and outputs apt-cache search adduser adduser - add and remove users and groups $ sudo apt-get install adduser Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Apache2 does not run on IPv4 tcp port

Can you help me please. I need run Apache2 on my Debian 7 server. But it run only on tcpv6 port, not on tcpv4 port. I installed it with apt-get install. I read some tips for this problem, but it does ...
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How to install `roundcube` without adding back-ports in `Debian`?

Trying to install roundcube by issuing following command apt-get -y install roundcube roundcube-pgsql roundcube-plugins roundcube-plugins-extra php-net-ldap2 getting following error. E: Unable to ...
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Why there is no sound on my Debian 7?

There is no sound on my Debian 7. How to set the sound properly now? root@localhost:/home/debian# alsactl init Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Realtek ALC887-VD" ...
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Debian's corresponding command for add-apt-repository? [duplicate]

I want to run this in Debian 8.1 sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nemh/systemback sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install systemback but I cannot find add-apt-repository in Debian 8.1 and its ...
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../lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.12' not found

I'm running a debian wheezy (7.8) box and I just ran into a problem with an application that needs `GLIBC_2.12'. The glibc-linking seems confusing to me. Maybe someone can enlighten me? The program ...
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debian jessie: how to automount from tty1?

[Note: before you mark this a duplicate: There are several similar-looking questions in this stackexchange (which did not show before creating this question--one seems to get much better matches in ...
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New debian 8 install… cannot get to a terminal without a GUI

NOTE: This is a fresh install of Debian 8 with defaults. Single user mode freezes on boot. I am trying to install Geforce 9 drivers, but cannot get to a terminal without a GUI. For example: Ctrl + ...
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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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openjdk-6-jre-headless dependency in debian jessie

i was trying to install flowvisor on debian jessie. but i get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: flowvisor : Depends: openjdk-6-jre-headless which is a virtual ...
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What causing locales issue in debian?

My question is not about how to fix it, but about what causing perl warning in debian after doing apt-get install. I found the easiest way to fix this issue is: export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 export ...
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Why getting CD requests in Debian APT-GET?

Code and outputs sudo apt-get install xfsprogs [sudo] password for masi: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages ...
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How to change the document root directory in debian8.1?

My apache2 installed on the debian8.1. In the configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Require all denied ...
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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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Configure localtime. dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

I'm using this to configure localtime: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata It is ncurses interface. I'm looking for the way to programming this. Is there true way without user ncurses interface? How to ...
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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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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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Creating a Debian package that does not remove directories after it's purged

I'm trying to create a Debian package that doesn't delete an empty directory after it's purged. Specifically, I'm creating my own package containing some CA certificates I trust. I'm following ...
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SiS 771/671 graphical card: Is there some Unix-like OS distro that works correctly with it?

I have a SIS 771/671 graphical card on my laptop, and till now I've just got the conviction that it just does not works very well on Debian 7.0, Linux Mint 16, 17 and some old Ubuntu versions. From ...
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Why can't split cron logfile up from syslog in bangwagong host?

There are two vps ,one is digitalocean ,oter is bangwagong host. All the os on them are debian7. I want to split cron logfile up from syslog with the following same steps. step1: vim ...
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Slow dragging of windows in Debian 8 LXDE

I did a fresh installation from Debian 8 with LXDE desktop iso. Everything is lightning fast except dragging of windows of programs.
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Debian: How to resolve relocation error?

I am running Debian 7.1. I tried to apt-get install -f, and messed up. All command line returns ln: relocation error: /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libc.so.6: symbol _dl_find_dso_for_object, version ...
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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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Cannot get back signal after reboot using VGA-to-HDMI adapter

I recently bought an VGA to HDMI adapter for a HTPC (has a DisplayPort jack instead of HDMI, which got disabled when I put the TV Tuner in - long story - but VGA jack is still functional). I got it ...
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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 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 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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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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Debian 8 connecting VPN additional search domain problem

Hi I'm trying to configure the vpn in Debian 8, and using network manager, I'm following the company manual and all goes well except that: In the manual there is a label in IPV4 Settings that says: ...
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Cross compiling a software module

I'm trying to compile dropbear with the GNU ARM tool chain. I've went through this guide and managed to successfully build all the required tools. They are located in a directory: ...
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debuild creates unsatisfiable dependancy

I want to cerate a deb package of an existing package but with updated code. The origin package has a dependancy to libc. After running debuild -us -uc -b I get the new package but it has a dependancy ...
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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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Problems to install nginx-full on debian 8

I have some problems to install nginx pkg (nginx-full) on debian jessie # apt-get install nginx-full Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Unable to install ia32-libs in Debian Wheezy

I was trying to install ia32-libs in Debian Wheezy. I got the error The following packages have unmet dependencies: ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-i386 but it is not installable E: Unable to correct ...
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Some problems with gnome-tweak-tool

I recently did a apt-get autoremove and ran into problems with my gnome-tweak-tool. It got uninstalled from my system. Later when I installed it again I wasn't able to get it up running unless I was ...
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Reinstalling all Debian packages

I killed by mistake a dpkg process running in the background and I would like to reinstall all packages to be sure everything is allright. First, I tried to get a list of all packages and reinstall ...
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Shrinking LVM physical volume on top of mdadm degraded RAID array, adding a spare and rebuilding it

I have a Debian Wheezy system with a couple of 500 GB HDDs in RAID-1 (mdadm mirror), on top of which sits LVM logical volumes with 5 partitions (boot, root, usr, var and tmp), total size of 47.15 GiB. ...
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rkhunter warnings about a script and a hidden directory

When I run a scan with rkhunter I get 2 warnings. I checked the log file and warnings are as the following: Warning: The command '/usr/bin/unhide.rb' has been replaced by a script: ...
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rkhunter warns about chkconfig

I ran rkhunter and received the following warnings in its output: $ rkhunter --update $ rkhunter -c ... ... ... Performing file properties checks /sbin/chkconfig ...
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Autostart a GUI application in Debian as root

I would like to know which is the most correct way to make my Debian automatically start up a graphical application once the desktop has been loaded. The app must be started as root.
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Best way to set serial port speeds on boot?

I've got instruments hooked up to /dev/ttyS1 through ttyS9 on a machine running Debian Wheezy. The various instruments communicate at various speeds. Is there a better way to set the baud rates than ...
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How to see package version without install?

I want to see the version of a package before I install it. How can I do this?
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Install Inkscape 0.91 on Debian (build from source)

There is no Debian build of latest (0.91) stable version of Inkscape (https://inkscape.org/en/download/linux/). So i can't use apt. I have try to obtain source code using Bazaar. First I install bzr: ...
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How to finally mount FAT16 USB flash drive

I have 4GB USB flash drive stick plugged into laptop on debian 8.1. It contains one bootable partition 2GB created and formatted as FAT16 in Windows. What only I did try everything didn't. Maybe I am ...
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Bluetooth Device not working debian wheezy

i just installed debian wheezy on msi cx640dx. my bluetooth device not working. here is some information. Kernel version: $uname -r 3.2.0-4-amd64 when i use hcitool dev it don't show any device. ...
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Add a foreign keyboard layout to Gnome in Debian 8

I would like to add an Italian keyboard layout as an input source, but my system only lists English layouts. I suppose that this is because I didn't select any locale other than English during ...
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popcon failed is the mailto address busted?

in my mail today ( I checked it today, the messages started 5 days ago) I got messages from popcon the package popularity contest which says: ... A message that you sent could not be delivered to one ...
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How to make PDF viewer responsive to changes in Debian

I have a fresh Debian 8.1 installation and am trying to make its usability feel like OSX. I run xelatex document.tex && evince document.pdf & but it only successfully runs xelatex and ...
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Debian apt pin priority for one package

On Debian wheezy pin priority for all (*) packages works fine, like this: #Package: php-pear php5-* redis-* #Pin: release l=packages.dotdeb.org #Pin-Priority: 100 Package: * Pin: release ...