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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Steam on Debian Jessie

Whenever I try to start Steam on Debian Jessie via the console, I get the following output: Running Steam on debian 8 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception ...
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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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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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How do I transfer installed packages and settings from one distro to another?

I've been exploring learning and about the Linux system via VirtualBox for a few month's and decided that I want to make it my main OS and install it on my hard-drive. I have a number of files, ...
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How do I replicate installed package selections from one Debian system to another? (Debian Wheezy)

I am trying to set up a staging environment in a VM, in order to test updates before applying them to my main system. In order to do so, I have done a basic installation of Debian Wheezy (same as on ...
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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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Compile OpenBroadcaster on Debian

Trying to compile obs on debian like here described: https://github.com/jp9000/obs-studio/blob/master/INSTALL gives me this error: Linking C shared library libobs.so /usr/bin/ld: ...
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Can't get Intel HD 5500 graphics to work with Debian

I'm using Debian 8, but my integrated graphics card does not seem to be used. This is on an Asus Zenbook UX303 which uses HD 5500 integrated graphics: $ sudo lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA ...
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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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Adding printer from Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy, Firewalld not running

I get an error trying to add a printer on Debian Wheezy that FirewallD is not running. I am trying to add a remote printer. There is no firewall on this computer, iptables blocks nothing, and there is ...
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Different look and feel for gnome classic in Debian 7 and Debian 8

I have upgraded a Debian 7 system to Debian 8 and, among other changes, when I log in using gnome-classic, the desktop background is new. However, my gnome menus have not changed, as you can see in ...
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Flac playback in Iceweasel

Which package provides Flac support in Iceveasel on Debian Wheezy? At http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/test/ all test clips work except the Flac file.
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Debian 8: Shell “service” command works quietly [closed]

I reinstalled Debian 8 Jessie on my vserver recently. I noticed an anomaly to previous versions: The service command shows no confirmation message anymore. If I want to restart e.g. the ssh service ...
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Debian running high resource all the sudden!

So, I recently Installed Debian 8. It ran at about 800 Mb Of RAM but after installing metasploit ( with it not running ) My ram Is at 1800 Mb Without even running anything, I've check my startup ...
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How can I extract a Debian binary package from the ISO of an installation disk?

What process do I use to extract a Debian binary package from a Debian/Ubuntu based distribution's ISO image?
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IP packet forwarding in Debian

I have a physical network set up with machines A←–→B←–→C.  IP and Ethernet configurations are summarized as following: A(eth0: 10.10.10.2) ←—→ (eth0: 10.10.10.3)B(eth1: 192.168.0.3) ←—→ (eth1: ...
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How can I update or upgrade BOSS Linux by terminal?

I use EduBOSS Linux 3.0. Since installation I still not update my OS. But I want to solve some Audio, Video and Graphics problems. To solve that problems I want update my BOSS Linux. How can I ...
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Having problems when connecting pppoe in my Kali Linux

Here is my log: Jun 6 04:57:23 unknown pppd[3333]: pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0 Jun 6 04:57:36 unknown dbus[2534]: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.Avahi': timed out Jun 6 ...
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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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Need Debian driver for DWA-130 rev F1

Can't get my wireless adapter working. It's D-Link DWA 130 rev F1. There's a good deal of discussion about this in the Ubuntu world, but it doesn't seem to work on Debian. The chip-set appears to ...
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Sometimes-but-not-always tiny font via VNC?

I'm using tightvncserver on a Debian 7.8 to access the machine from Windows. The Windows machine has a 4K resolution, so I've manually set the -geometry to be quite large. The first couple times I ...
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HTML5 audio stuttering, how to debug Pulseaudio?

i've got a strange issue with audio playback on html5 videos (youtube for example). The Video plays fine, but the sound has dropouts for about 1 second almost every minute. Is there a way to debug ...
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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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Mediatomb apt source on Debian Jessie

I would like to install Mediatomb on my Debian Jessie. I keep seeing everywhere that people install it as simple as sudo apt-get install mediatomb but apparently I don't have mediatomb in my ...
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Metasploit target reverse connection

well, I found many tutorials on how to open a meterpreter session on devices. But this devices must be on the same network of the computer from I launch the attack (because the lhost often looks like ...
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How to install latest NodeJS on Debian Jessie?

I just installed NodeJS & NPM on Debian Jessie using the recommended approach: apt-get install curl curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | bash - apt-get install -y nodejs However it’s a ...
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Debian 8 KVM Guest - Loading initial ramdisk

I have updated my KVM management script for Ubuntu 14.04 KVM hosts to support debian 8 guests. After a manual installation (preseed script does not work yet), I am stuck with the the following message ...
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Unable to start proftpd server debian 8

I'm trying to configure an ftp server on debian 8. I'm using the basic conf file of proftpd: http://www.proftpd.org/docs/configs/basic.conf Now when I try to start the server I get this error: ...
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Is Linux Mint Debian Edition free software?

I was reading the list of Free GNU/Linux distro's on http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html and found Debian to be "optionally free" (http://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html). To me, that ...
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nmap doesn't detect opened port [closed]

I'm testing some vulnerabilities on a machine which has the port 22333 opened (it's used as the ssh port, and I can connect to it without any problem and I can get connected as well with the telnet ...
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Force IPv4 over IPv6 only for certain addresses

I'm currently running Debian 8 and I'm trying to force applications like Google Chrome to use IPv4 over IPv6 only for certain sites. My ISP natively offers IPv6 and it's amazing on all websites that ...
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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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Does CVE 2006-7098 require access (being a logged in) to the vulnerable Debian?

I'm studying the vulnerabilities of an old version of Apache, the 1.3.34. And I don't quite understand in what exact situation the CVE 2006-7098 vulnerability can be exploited. The README included in ...
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load balance router

i am do live far away from the local exchange and the DSL is quite unstable. it can get days without service. so i decided to invest in a usb 3g stick (10GB/month, ppp0 in my system) and a usb wifi ...
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Library missing compiling XBMC from source

Somewhere between the 13 and 13.1 releases I was no longer able to compile XBMC from source. I was able to compile v13 when it was first released (from the Gotham branch). Then, 13.1 was announced and ...
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Scheduler in Debian (Raspbian)

In what file or files would I find the kernal process scheduler for Debian and/or Raspbian? I would like to organize some Operating Systems Concepts labs by recompiling the existing scheduler with ...
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how to know which php extensions are installed

I need to install on a lamp server exactly the same php extensions that are installed on an old server, how do to know exactly which extensions are installed in order to install the same on the new ...
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scp from a remote machine

I am having trouble moving files off a remote machine that we need to take down. I can SSH into the remote machine just fine but, when I try to scp the files out I get an connection timed out on port ...
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Debian - enable broadcom wireless controller

Ok, this is driving me crazy. I'm setting up an old Dell Precision M60 notebook, and I can't manage to enable support for its wireless device on debian squeeze. What I tried: lspci | grep -i ...
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Cannot connect to ssh

Hello I type the following command: $ ssh -vv root@192.168.11.9 I enter the password correct, but I am getting the following error: debug2: we sent a password packet, wait for reply debug1: ...
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Tasksel vs metapackages

Some debian applications are installed via tasksel, rather than the traditional apt tool. What is the benefits/differences between the methods, when we already have the option of meta-packages?
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How to circumvent “Too many open files” in debian

If I want to see all relevant log files of my apache2 server at once, I use tail -f /var/kunden/logs/*log /var/kunden/logs/*log /var/log/apache2/*log |grep -v robots|grep -v favicon But since those ...
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Help needed installing Debian on a Toshiba Satellite laptop

first of all, I am trying to install Debian on a Toshiba Satellite C50-BCNTN01 with Intel Celeron Processor N2830. I have the Debian amd64 install disc (full, no network downloads necessary - ver 8, ...
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How can i fix my package manager?

Im running Debian 7.0 (3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64) for about a year now and it's running fine. Yesterday I did a apt-get dist-upgrade and after some fidling with Nginx it worked fine again. However, ...
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Turn system on by USB keyboard?

To hibernate my Debian Wheezy system, I run the following command: sudo sh -c 'echo disk > /sys/power/state' To wake up the system, I can press any key on my USB keyboard. My understanding of ...
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Packages Containing 'dfsg' in Version Number Causing Issues

I am running the same Python software under both Mint 13 and Mint 17.1 – both are 64-bit. Prior to 64-bit operation the software was running on Mint 13 32-bit. On 64-bit Mint 13 everything works as ...
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upgrading kali from iso image…Getting hash sum mismatch..help!

I followed the answers to -- how-to-upgrade-kali-linux-1-0-6-to-1-0-8-debian-using-an-offline-iso-image? Answer: Mount the ISO to /mnt directory sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop /path/to/iso /mnt/ ...
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How do I install GLIBC in Kali/Debian?

How can I install GLIBC? When I installed Spotify on my Kali 1.0.9a it gives me the following output when I try running Spotify through the Terminal: spotify: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version ...
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Debian log outgoing traffic

I've got my own dedicated server, running Debian 7.5. I'm doing some webhosting for me and friends, nothing very special. Now, in the last 3 days I kept getting messages from my uptime monitor ...
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Debian 8 (Jessie) screen resolution issue

I've upgraded a Toshiba Qosmio G30 laptop (Nvidia GeForce 7600 GPU) from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. There is an issue with the screen resolution. During boot the following messages are printed on the ...