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 machine readable copyright: Files path

I want to create a machine readable copyright file for a Debian package, as defined in https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/#fields . I have some 3rd party files which ...
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Uninstall libc6 (from Debian testing) from Debian stable [duplicate]

I wanted to install the text editor Atom on Debian stable (but I don't want to anymore), and I had to install libc6 from Debian testing. Bad idea, I know. So I changed the sources.list, etc... Used ...
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why can't we install application compiled for Ubuntu, on Linux mint, or some other distros with same kernel?

When i try to download some applications like VLC, it shows in download options, various Operating systems which includes Linux mint, Ubuntu etc. Though Linux mint's kernel is from Ubuntu, still they ...
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CUPS not working correctly after Debian Wheezy -> Jessie upgrade because of a faulty libpam

I just upgraded a Debian Wheezy to Jessie, by changing the /etc/apt/sources.lst. If important: I pinned systemd to stay with sysvinit, and after the upgrade I removed the pin. If I now do apt-get ...
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Nvidia drivers debian wheezy

I had some problems with my graphics card. I tried following the instructions from here https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers to install the appropriate drivers. The result is I can't ...
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Cannot connect to OpenVPN server

I'm trying to run an OpenVPN server on a Raspberry Pi. After installation using apt, I wanted to establish just a raw connection to test it, but I can't connect to the server from another computer. ...
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System-wide desktop file installation for unpackaged software

I want to configure a locally installed unpackaged application to be started via applications menu in Debian. It should be independent of desktop environment and visible to all users. I don't want to ...
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Converting `for file in` to `find` so that my script can apply recursively

I've been working on my first bash script for some time now (I just started UNIX this week). I have this idea of running a bash script to check some conditions and using ffmpeg to convert all the ...
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Which package contains ddate?

I am using Debian8 (Jessie) and I have discovered a concerning lack of the ddate command. I have very important programs that rely on getting charming date and cometary data from the ddate program. ...
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Screen doesn't lock properly when remote desktop is in use

I am using Debian8 (Jessie) when I use the remote desktop remmina, to connect to an XP box the sleep function doesn't lock out the remote host properly. This is a security bug I think. When I return, ...
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Debian repo mirror or cache

Our company will soon have hundreds of vending machines running a custom Debian 7.x based image made with debootstrap. We want to set up the clients to be automatically updated keep the patch levels ...
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How to diagnose display issues in linux?

I have recently upgraded my system to Debian Jessie (testing) and everything went smoothly, except the occasional distortion when the screen is updating. When a part of the screen needs to update, ...
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Increase Icon/Text Size in Kali Linux

I am running Kali Linux in a virtual box (VMWare Player), and although the resolution fits my screen properly, the icons, windows, text is so small. In example, when I use the terminal or browse using ...
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cannot rename files with `[ ]` on its name?

I'd been trying to use the rename function in my debian, I searched here at unix.stackexchange but it seems the solution is not the same in my scenario which files contains [] ...
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Why doesn't monit like this syntax

I am trying to setup monit for my debian server. I have a main monitrc file in /etc/monit which at the end has include /etc/monit/conf.d/*. In conf.d I have two files for my apache and mysql servers: ...
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Debian dpkg error > libxrender1

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libxrender1 : Breaks: libxrender1:i386 (!= ...
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root can't send mail (apticron) but user can (mail/mailx)

I'm running Debian I've set up ssmtp as my MTA and this works perfectly I can send mail using both mail and mailx with a standard user account BUT... When I run sudo apticron I get: send-mail: ...
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ubuntu 14.04, error regarding package file read issue

E: Malformed line 58 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. I am getting this error every time I am trying to run the update command.
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managing resources on a debian server

We have a debian server shared by all group members to run their memory/cpu (64GB RAM and 23 cores) intensive codes on it. The problem is sometime one code overload the whole server and no one else ...
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Where are all the disks used?

This is almost a little embarrassing to ask, but I just can not figure this one out myself really. I'm trying to find out where the disks of my machine are used and if they are actually used at all. ...
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How to find out if a system uses SysV, Upstart or Systemd initsystem [duplicate]

Is there a simple way to find out which initsystem is being used e.g by a recent Debian wheezy or Fedora system? I'm aware that Fedora 21 uses systemd initsystem but that is because I read that and ...
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What MTA to use to deliver locally-generated mail only on debian?

Basically what i'm looking for Locally generated mail to local users is forwarded to some outside address Locally generated mail to remote domains is sent out directly to their MX servers (no ...
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Configuring Exim on Debian to authenticate using only a password?

I am attempting to configure Exim in such a way that clients who wish to relay email through the server must supply a single passphrase. The file /etc/exim4/conf.d/auth/30_exim4-config_examples ...
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Get Debian Wheezy netinstall to detect wlan

I'm attempting to install debian wheezy from the netinstall iso burned to usb. I'm trying to use a Belkin F9L1002v1. First time I attempted installation, I was notified of some missing firmware, so I ...
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Changing portname mount

I'm using a custom Cubietruck board. Currently, a serial port and a bluetooth port both get mounted to /dev/ttyS1, so i cannot enable both of them. How can I change the mounting drive to one maps to ...
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Sound problem (chipset ALC280 and kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64)

I recently installed Debian Wheezy and sound doesn't work (glitches/distortions). Output of lspci -v | grep -A 6 Audio: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wellsburg HD Audio Controller (rev 05) ...
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Is it possible to give a different website based on client ip address with apache2 on debian?

I was wondering if it would be possible to serve a different web root directory to web clients based on their ip address. i.e. if your ip address is in 192.168.2.0/24 then you get /var/www/siteone/ ...
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Debian ARM on SG2 no audio

I started using Debian Linux Deploy on my Android. Communicates via VNC. I have a problem when running audio file with mplayer. Got the following error: roott@localhost:/home# mplayer ...
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Install ARM-CrossCompiler with support for C++11

I spent over 5 hours searching the internet on how to install an ARM-CrossCompiler on a Debian Wheezy system on an Intel processor. I have found emdebian which gave me a working CrossCompiler but it ...
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How to make CUPS 1.5 remember a manually added PPD file?

I'm using CUPS 1.5 on Debian Wheezy. I have to administrate a lot of printers of the same model that is not in the preinstalled PPD database. Whenever I add a new printer (same model as always) I have ...
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Unable to use wifi card after putting it into monitor mode

I'm trying to monitor 802.11 Reauthentication requests and responses made from the DS to the STA. The problem is when using airmon-ng to put the card into monitor mode, the interface is no longer ...
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Permission denied on mounted devices

I have checked many similar questions but the solutions didn't work for me. On my previous Debian wheezy installation I could mount devices from GUI with no permission problem and also after upgrading ...
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How to setup DISPLAY to run a Java JAR Swing Executable from Init.d

I need to run a Java JAR Swing GUI executable in a Raspbian Wheezy Debian distribution inside an ARM device during boot time. I am following this as reference with myapp,myapp-start.sh and ...
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redirect all wifi user to specific page in debian

How can I forward all incoming traffic (http request on port 80 & 443) to a fixed IP address? I am using raspberry Pi B+ model, tp-link WiFi adapter. I have tried, among others, these two ...
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pm-hibernate, s2disk, no trackpad on resume

I am using an Acer C720 i3 Debian testing on suspend resume the trackpad does work, but when i hibernate and resume it does not work. # /etc/uswsusp.conf(5) -- Configuration file for s2disk/s2both ...
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Install firmware for Netgear WNA1000M on Debian (Jessie)

I'm trying to make my wifi dongle work on Debian: it is a Netgear WNA1000M. If found many "solutions" on forums but none seems to work. I initially bought it for my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and it ...
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Debian, beeping while installing

My PC beeps while I install Debian Wheezy and is stuck at the point Copying data to disk... Is this an error or a new "feature"? I downloaded the latest version from here and put the iso with the ...
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Boot hangs at 'initializing ramdisk'

On my laptop, any linux distribution get's stuck at 'initializing ramdisk' when booting. I tested this with Ubuntu Gnome, Debian, Linux Mint and Fedora. Windows 8 works properly, so it isn't a ram/hdd ...
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What does 'wine: Bad EXE format for Z:\m\Desktop\PortForward Network Utilities.desktop' mean?

Installed wine on Debian to run a Windows exe - specifically the PortForward Network Utilities bundle: http://portforward.com/help/setup_static_ip_address.htm ). Input: wine '/m/PortForward ...
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error: cant't find command linux when booting system

I need some help with a problem when booting. Recently I've installed CentOS 7 on my pc, previously I had debian 7 and manjaro installed. When I installed manjaro I overwrote the bootloader of debian ...
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How to recover a shell script I deleted from a specific folder in Debian 7?

So in a merry mood last night, I deleted an important shell script from my system. I mistook it for something else and figured it wasn't needed. I am trying to recover it. I have tried 'scalpel' and ...
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How to see a GUI program running in a remote Debian server

I connect to a Debian server using ssh -i mykey.pem username@ip. I want to install and run, for example, a browser with a GUI and see the window from my local client, how could I do it? Elinks works, ...
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Is there an Arch community repository system for Debian?

I'm looking for a way of having my package searchable by other Debian users from the command line. I don't want to go through the process of having to get a sponsor. Is there some kind of community ...
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-bash: auto: command not found

I'm going to config my network interfaces and run this command: auto eth0 but it returns -bash: auto: command not found. It seems I've missed something which I don't know. Any idea? What should I ...
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What shell extension recommends packages if command is not found and how to update it? [duplicate]

I know this question might sound a little strange but i really don't know how to describe it better. On my Debian system I have a shell extension for bash that, whenever I enter an unknown command, ...
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How do I configure SSHd to require 2 (or more) passwords to log in

I'm asking because I want to setup a server that cannot be administered by any single admin, not without the permission (and oversight) of one other authorized admin (there can be many). Since there ...
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My /var/log/ is mysteriously filling up GBs in minutes! Any cure before I re-install Debian 7?

Good morning, fellow *nix enthusiasts! I have been using Debian 7 for a while now and after a recent upgrade I noticed I constantly kept running out space on my root partition. I mean to the point ...
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Whonix Workstation signature verification fails

I'm following the instructions in this guide to install Debian on a USB device. I've done every step on pages 129-137, and things went smoothly until I tried to verify the Whonix Workstation file ...
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How can I redirect internet traffic from local to proxy server with ip tables (DEBIAN 6)

So i made topology as shown in figure. Router have 3 interfaces like this: eth0 to internet side (with ip 192.168.1.10/24 gateway 192.168.1.254/24). eth1 to server-PC side (with ip ...
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modify gnome's login/logout as user

My problem is following: I want to modify my login/logout so if I login a program is started, if I log off, it is closed (which it isn’t usually). (To let you know what I’m talking about – it’s ...