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When inside the Debian installer the keyboard is not recognised

I have a USB Drive with debian 8.3.0 amd64 netinst which I got using unetbootin and the discimage option My motherboard is a gigabyte GAZ77X-D3H and I have legacy USB support enabled as well as xhci ...
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How to download rtmp video stream on linux?

I want to download a video recorded today at 5-6 pm from the following earthcam: http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing How can i download it in debian or ubuntu? Inspecting the source code i got the ...
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How do I install LXDE offline into debian?

I am running the latest version of Debian, command line only. the PC is offline. Do not ask me to get it online because i can't. I want to install the desktop environment LXDE but I have no CD and no ...
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How do I customize the launch menu icons in MATE

I'm running Debian 8.2 "Jessie" with MATE Desktop Environment. How do I rearrange and change the launchers in the launcher menu?
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Installing older PHP versions on Debian Jessie

I need to conduct some testing on older version of PHP, and I want to use my laptop running Debian Jessie. At the moment, I've got PHP5.6 installed on it, which I tried to delete with apt-get remove ...
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How to visualize bridge and port connections in Linux?

I have complex setup of Linux bridges, OVS bridges, veths pairs etc in a Debian host. Is there a tool that will produce a image of which is connected to what and which port's traffic is egressed ...
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Do I need an NVidia GPU locally if I only sync projects to create remote builds on targets?

I'll be installing the cuda toolkit 7.5 on debian stretch, currently without an nvidia card. I only intend to do remote development (sync projects to create remote builds on targets) on an nvidia ...
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Debian version not matching kernel version and sources.list [closed]

Prelude: Since i had a problem with apt-get, which was solved by commenting out the last line of it (attached at the end of this text), i started looking into what version of Debian am i running ...
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ath10k firmware not updated for 168c:0041

I'm running a Debian 8 system with an Atheros ath10k chipset. My wireless drivers won't activate, forcing me to use a USB dongle. It appears the drivers included with my kernel don't support my ...
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Fans always spinning at max. speed

Previously, on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, my computer's fans were always spinning just as much as they needed to. Today I switched to the base version of Debian 8.3.0 and now they are always running at 100% ...
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No session for PID xxx (lxpolkit)

I'm trying to use LXDE on debian sid, launching it by adding startlxde to the end of ~/.vnc/xstartup. Using tightvncserver as VNC server: tightvncserver -alwaysshared :1 However, when I log in ...
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`apt update` failed on Debian Linux

Attempting to upgrade testing/stretch Debian Linux: $ sudo apt update Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb stable InRelease Hit:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb stable Release ...
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Unresponsive Java Application with ssh X forwarding

I have an X session forward via ssh. I run a Java jar application (Apache JMeter) on the remote server. It functioned really well with acceptable lag until today. Recently has become really ...
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Packets not moving through linux ethernet bridge

I am trying to set up a debian 8.3 machine with eth0 and eth1 bridged, but I can't get packets to traverse the bridge. Currently, eth0 is connected to a LAN with many other hosts, including a DHCP ...
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How to install kernel 4.4 on debian testing?

Hello can someone tell me how to install kernel 4.4 on current debian testing ? I have a bug that might be solved by the kernel 4.4 so I want to give it a shot but can't find the name of the package ...
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How to install mongodb 3.x in debian jessie (8)?. mongodb web only supports wheezy

I want to install mongodb in debian jessie, but debian repo only has mongodb 2.4 and I need mongodb 3.x. Mongodb web page instructions for installing latest mongodb in debian only supports wheezy. ...
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Is possible to obtain a list of debian packages that doesn't have a gui / run in X?

I'm interested into creating a script able to get my own iso of debian for offline working purposes, however I have no the need of any gui utility that are generally for desktop usage. For the ...
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No bar at the bottom on Gnome after installing some Debian packages

A little bit back I tried to install a package with aptitude. One of its substitutions deleted gnome and many other packages. The bar at the bottom is gone basically, anyone know how to bring the bar ...
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How I can download a blu-ray iso of Debian with the most amount of packages possible for work offline?

I have pretty decent bandwidth here, but soon I will need to be abroad with nothing except for a small mobile connection. So I would like to obtain the biggest possible ISO of Debian. In other words, ...
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Long boot time on debian : “usb 1-x: new high-speed USB device number y using xhci_hcd”

Hello when I boot my keyboard takes 2 to 3 minutes to get activated so it slows my boot tremendously as I need to enter a passphrase to unlock a partition. I booted using the kernel parameter ...
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allow just running of two specific programs (scripts) for user's account

I don't have much experience with user privileges in Raspbian (Debian for Raspberry Pi). Sorry for "stupid" question but I would like to ask you for help with this. (I think it has something to do ...
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How can I activate extra-verbose mode (debugging mode) during Debian boot?

How do I activate extra verbosity during boot, on Debian? I removed the quiet parameter and tried to add debug but it didn't help. My problem is that my keyboard takes 2-3 min to activate so it ...
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Why don't I manage to enable connection on port 80 and 443?

My OS is Debian 8, the ports 443 and 80 are not opened as shown by the following command: nc -zv 127.0.0.1 80 localhost [127.0.0.1] 80 (http) : Connection refused I'm trying to open them with the ...
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Installer hangs randomly

I'm attempting to install Linux and absolutely nothing is working, I have tried: Booting from USB, in both UEFI and non-UEFI mode Booting from a DVD installer, Booting from a UNetBootin image ...
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Disable gnome-keyring-daemon

Methods I have tried: https://wiki.gnupg.org/GnomeKeyring https://blog.josefsson.org/tag/keyring/ Removing the GNOME Keyring applications from Startup Applications ...
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How extract under linux some capturing groups using command line in a php/preg fashion?

Given in linux environment exists lot of packages for manipulating strings (grep, awk, sed, ...), I would like a software to extract a capturing group in a php/preg like syntax. Maybe the most close ...
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8192cu driver: scan sometimes returns no results

I resolved the issue by switching to the ath10k drivers, which have now published drivers for my card. I've written up a step-by-step guide to what I did. My Debian 8 laptop using 8192cu drivers ...
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How to upgrade LibreOffice to Ver 5 in Debian Wheezy?

Debian Wheezy came with LibreOffice 3 (now two generations old). I want to upgrade or replace this with LO Ver 5 and manage this through the package manager. Online search for LibreOffice and Debian ...
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Debian Linux WiFi hardware monitor for embedded applications

I have an embedded linux board that I am using for a mobile robotics platform. This particular board (beaglebone black - Debian Jessie - Kernel 4.1.x) has seen a few issues regarding long-term ...
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Install Mesa3D on Debian - LIBDRM not found by configure autoconf

I am trying to compile and install mesa3D from source. (ftp://ftp.freedesktop.org/pub/mesa/11.0.0/mesa-11.0.0-rc3.tar.gz) I am at the configure step ./configure \ CXXFLAGS="-O2 -g ...
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Why is my system architecture i386 on a 64-bit processor? [closed]

Recently, a small message appeared on my Gmail, notifying me that my google chrome version isn't compatible anymore. So I tried to update my chrome (I didn't take care about my chrome version from ...
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Why are some apt-get-installed fonts being ignored by fc-list, xfontsel, etc?

Even after I run dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig (and getting the message Regenerating fonts cache... done.), font-related programs such as fc-list, xfontsel, gnome-font-viewer, etc. omit some fonts ...
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Virtual machines in a LVM partition or not?

When you create a virtual machine on Debian (with kvm-qemu), the .img file is placed in /var/lib/libvirt/images by default. Do you advise creating an LVM partition specifically for the vm's? Lets ...
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Understanding the linux boot order in /etc/init.d

This question is about Debian, but I guess it's the same in many linux environments. The /etc/init.d directory defines the services that run at boot-time. As I see it, there are two mechanisms that ...
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MacBook Pro Parallels (Kali) Linux Limited Screen Resolution

I installed Kali Linux 2.0 in a virtual machine running Parallels on my 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. For some reason the max resolution is 1920x1200. I have Parallels graphics set to ...
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I'm somewhat new to Linux, can the Linux OS be fully learned through the exclusive use of Khali? [closed]

I'm a young computer science student looking to get a head start on the subject of cyber security through messing around with Kali. I know the basics of Linux but not the detailed ins & outs of ...
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Edimax EW-7811UN Debian

I just installed Debian with xfce and am loving it except my wifi adapter doesn't work. As mentioned in the description, it is an Edimax EW-7811UN. My laptop is Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E running Debian ...
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Setting up encrypted swap in LMDE (debian)

I want to use a swap drive that is encrypted by a random key on boot. I'm not sure if I am doing it safely, though. I currently have /etc/crypttab based off of the example on arch wiki. Unlike their ...
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Serving two hosts from a single port [duplicate]

I have the following situation, not sure if the headline corresponds to the issue at all. I have two physical servers with Apache running on them, serving two small test websites behind a router. ...
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Update apt-get cache only if it's older than certain time

I'm on debian. I would like to execute an apt-get update (and maybe something else) only if the time since last update is bigger or smaller than a certain amount with a straight command, no cron ...
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How do I create and automatically sync a “merged” directory from multiple other directories without duplicating files?

If I have some number of source directories, e.g. dir1, dir2... dir5, how can I create an automatically syncing "merged" destination directory that has all the files and directories of the source ...
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Setting static ip address for multiple ethernet controller

I have a simple question for which I couldn't find a answer for hours on the internet. I didn't think it's so much special what I want to do, but it seems to be. I have Debian virtual machine within ...
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How to freeze the dash bar in Gnome 3?

I'm on a freshly installed Debian 8.3 (Gnome 3.14) and I can't find if it is possible to display the dash bar permanently (as a dock on Mac OS X). The dash is hiding automatically... This looks like a ...
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Fresh Install of OpenVPN Access Server Connection Refused

I have a fresh install of Debian Lamp server, everything works perfectly (Web server, mysql etc). Note: Before I proceed with OpenVPN installation I took a snapshot of my server. Then I wget the ...
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install mysql - has no installation candidate

I used to install mysql 5.6 in this way.. But now.. # echo "deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/ $(lsb_release -sc) mysql-5.6" >> /etc/apt/sources.list && echo "deb-src ...
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What is Elementary OS based on?

I've seen how Ubuntu is based on Debian, and how Manjaro is based on ArchLinux. What is Elementary OS based from? May I also ask on how the bases differentiate the OS itself?
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Random log off without any warning

I have a netbook with Debian 8 (before kali, and before that, ubuntu) And i got a weird problem (with all them): even without xserver running, its log off randomly without any warning. dmesg doesn't ...
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Changing mouse sensitivity (Debian)

I am not sure if I am asking this question at the right place, but I am trying to set (decrease) the mouse sensitivity on my Debian system (it's way too fast), sadly I can't make it work. My mouse is ...
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Problems with crontab du to curl

I am trying to send the output of a treesize command to my webserver for further processing. This is not going well, I guess mainly because I am very new to Linux/Debian7 :). Hope you can help me. ...
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Configuring ISC DHCPD on Debian

I have a Ethernet printer which should be running behind a Raspi which is connected via WiFi to the rest of the network. Network wise this is working fine, but I have issues with the ISC DHCP server ...