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Issue installing OpenVPN via apt

Pastebin I wanted to install OpenVPN on my Debian Wheezy server at home, so I could create a tunnel with my phone or tablet from outside my home. We use OpenVPN at work, so I figured it would be easy ...
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phpmyadmin doesn't work after installing php5-mysqlnd

I am currently running into some problems with phpMyAdmin. I set everything up correctly and made sure everything worked. Then later after some developing on some pages I noticed I couldn't execute ...
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Debian packaging with dependency (from the scratch)

I would like to package my software (in C) into a .deb file, but I encounter some difficulties. It would be nice if someone could give me a hand... Let the source code be the following toy example: ...
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Separate /boot partition on USB

During standard Debian install i decided to go with implementing additional security factor which is /boot on separate USB key. In Debian guide I've found it is only put this way. ...
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How to automatically mount an USB device on plugin-time on an already running system?

I know how to use /etc/fstab to automatically mount devices on boot or when doing sudo mount -a, which works perfectly fine. For example, here is my current line for my device UUID=B864-497A ...
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Explanation of version build time as opposed to version number, eg OpenSSL 1.0.1e versus h [duplicate]

Recently, to deal with newly revealed SSL bugs I upgraded my pure Debian distribution. OpenSSL reports a version number of 1.0.1e which is not the latest, however, I am told that it is ok, because the ...
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Direct i2c hardware access

I have a custom hardware, i.mx6q based board, running a custom stripped version of Debian, the usual Linux tools to make life easy are not available. Can I read and write to i2c directly with root ...
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Configuration - apache2.conf on Debian

Excuse me! But this is my second day on Debian, and I already have a lot of questions: I tried to save from the editor php file in / var / www / directory, but I get a message: Unable to save ...
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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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iptables - masqueraded NAT has delayed first hop in traceroute

I'm just in the process of setting up my Linux (Debian-based) router with a PPPoE connection via an ADSL/PPPoA -> PPPoE bridge. The connection works perfectly on the router itself but a traceroute ...
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Installing courier-mta causes sendmail to be installed instead

My Debian workstation will not install courier-mta. The command aptitude install courier-mta appears to complete without error, but actually installs sendmail instead. What I did I'll start without ...
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Who started xterm in my debian xterm+lightdm kiosk system?

I have stripped my full desktop debian 7 x64 to the bare, leaving just xorg and lightdm for a kiosk application. I have changed the lighdm configuration to auto-login a user. When I boot, this works ...
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How to install Uglify on Debian Sid

I have a question about how to install Uglify or Uglify2 on Debian. I'm also wondering whether I have to install Node.js as well. My main goal of asking this question is to minify all my CSS and .js ...
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xdg-open opens a different application to the one specified by xdg-mime query

I run Debian Jessie without a desktop environment (I use the tiling window manager i3) and like to use xdg-open to quickly open files using a preferred application. I have an ongoing problem setting ...
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MC does not apply custom config

I have a fresh installation of Debian 7. Upon using Midnight Commander I noticed that auto indentation is disabled. 'No problem' I told to myself and changed the ~/.config/mc/ini file. Surprisingly ...
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No numlock in screen?

I am using a laptop and Putty on a Windows system. When I connect to my Debian Squeeze server in Bash environment, I can use the "Pos1/Home" or "End" (at the numlock part of the keyboard) to navigate ...
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nginx server config with multiple locations does not work

I have been trying to get this to work for hours now! I would like to set up a simple web server. My web files shall be in /var/www. I also want to have phpmyadmin. I created a directory ...
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btrfs snapshots without subvolumes?

I'm starting to use btrfs. I want to be able to snapshot certain directories but do not want to create sub-volumes. Is this possible?
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Changing pasword for debian live

I have a hooks file, in the hooks folder, that looks like this: echo "root:rootpw" | chpasswd echo "user:userpw" | chpasswd After boot, Debian asks for user and password. When I type user along ...
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How to verify that package-installed files match originals?

Let's say I have an installed, working and up-to-date system, and want to verify that all package-installed files on it are the same as those packaged by the respective package maintainer. In effect, ...
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An obscure autotools error with Epson iscan project

I'm seeing the following error when attempting to build iscan using the master branch on Debian wheezy. This project provides support for Epson scanners, in cases when SANE doesn't. This project ...
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What is bitwise.c~? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux Debian and I am trying to made a program to experiment bitwise operators. The name of the program is bitwise.c Before compiling the program, I decided to look at the directory just ...
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How can I install only the basics in Debian?

I'm new on Debian, I moved from Ubuntu and I need to install a light distro on my laptop. I want to use in text mode. I just want to use gcc, nano, ghci, javac and some text browser. But when I ...
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DHCP server not responding to requests from KVM guest

I've setup a DHCP server on my Debian server (Proxmox) so that I can provision IPs to my KVM guests on the server automatically. For some reason the DHCP server (isc-dhcp-server) isn't responding to ...
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xscreensaver and keyboard layouts

xscreensaver doesn't show which is the current keyboard layout, so sometimes I can't enter my password, because I've switched to Cyrillic without knowing it. I found a discussion about the same ...
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Madwifi VAP (and wlanconfig) modern equivalent

It appears that the Madwifi project is deprecated, so I am curious if there is a replacement for the wlanconfig utility that allowed users create Virtual APs. I did search for wlanconfig in my package ...
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Unstable wireless connection on Debian 7.5 with a AR9382 chipset

I recently reformatted my primary drive (I have a custom built machine based on a Clevo P150 chassis), and decided to opt for Debian (7.5 / Wheezy) after some years using Ubuntu. My issue - which I ...
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Installing and setting the default desktop environment in Debian

I recently installed Debian wheezy in my laptop using Debian netinst iso image. I would like to install latest gnome desktop environment but mistakenly downloaded the net installation iso and I also ...
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libcrypto.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am trying to install ODBC driver for Debian according to those instructions: https://blog.afoolishmanifesto.com/posts/install-and-configure-the-ms-odbc-driver-on-debian/ However, when I type ...
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Best filesystem format for Samba between Linux and Windows

I've made some researches but I don't find what I need. I have a Linux based server (under Debian 7.1) and several Windows computers. On my server I have some HD which I want to use as external hard ...
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Debian: pulseaudio sink volumes syncing?

Running Debian jessie with pulseaudio, sometimes I would use pavucontrol to adjust volumes of different applications at varying levels. Then when I would forget about it and adjust the volume using ...
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debian: aptitude install sshfs > Couldn't find any package whose name [closed]

Why aptitude don’t found sshfs? And how can I install sshfs via aptitude? Pleas, without 3rd-Partys. https://packages.debian.org/en/wheezy/sshfs I typed this: root@s18:~# aptitude update Hit ...
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PHP mail() and Debian Wheezy Not Working

I am currently running my on debian wheezy with php5 installed. I was trying use the mail() function, and I realised that I will require a MTA/exim installed before it will be possible because the ...
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Google Compute Engine with multiple SSH users, Debian

I have managed to set up my server with a default user 'admin'. The sshKeys in the metadata is set with the following format, described in the google documentation. key: sshKeys value: ...
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Start notification-daemon as a service

I am running Debian and wish to make use of notify-send. But notify-send doesn't give me any notification unless I have one of the following running: # either: ...
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How can I add a still image inside a video with avconv or opensource software

I would like to add a still image inside a h264 video following an in and out point in time. I would like to use only opensource/free Linux/Debian packages. I tried a lot of things with avconv like ...
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Max Brightness too low on Debian

Using Debian wheezy 7.5 x64 on a Acer Aspire 5738Z, I found that maximum brightness (value '9' in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness) is much lower than maximum brightness offered by ...
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How can I change the gedit tab colouring?

I'm using Debian Jessie, and xfce desktop environment. I find the look of tabs for other applications, such as chrome, and the file manager (thunar), and terminal (xfce4-terminal), display the active ...
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Using dget to build package from mentors.debian.net

I'm trying to build this package: http://mentors.debian.net/package/isbg I thus ran: dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/i/isbg/isbg_0.99-5.dsc But the gpg verification fails: dget: ...
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Install package pacemaker-mgmt on debian wheezy

I want to install a GUI for Pacemaker on Debian Wheezy. I've seen that it is available only in the unstable branch. However I've added unstable branch to apt get sources.list deb ...
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Moving /var, /home to seperate partition

I am in attempts to move some folders such as /var, /home to a separate partition after reading the guide 3.2.1 Choose an intelligent partition scheme I was able to move one folder successfully ...
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Add $HOME/bin to PATH for a single user in Debian Wheezy with LXDE

In Ubuntu, if $HOME/bin exists, it will be automagically added to PATH, but this doesn't happen in Debian. How do I permanently add it to PATH for a given user, but only for him, not for all users? I ...
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Pull Metadata from a video in the terminal

I am writing a bash script that I want to echo out metadata (length, resolution etc.) of a set of videos (mp4) into a file. Is there a simple way to get this information from a MP4 file?
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Which TCP congestion control algorithm is best for low speed radio modems?

On my project we have remote Linux nodes that communicate over the Internet via very low speed CDMA cell modems. The bandwidth on these modems is about 2kbyte/second and the RTT back to the server is ...
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debian7 cron.allow & cron.deny files

Almost 3 weeks that, in my downtime, I try to find out where the files cron.allow & cron.deny are located in debian7 distro. No way, it seems that by default they are not in the system. 'Just' ...
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Is it possible to view unicode text in tcpdump capture output?

Unfortunately seems like tcpdump is not capable of detecting and displaying Unicode-encoded text (specifically utf-8) in captures. It treats unicode text like regular binary data and displays it in ...
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Debian 7.5 & Supermicro A1SAM-2750F

Has anyone had success with Debian 7.5 & getting the onboard NIC's of the Supermicro A1SAM-2750F to work?!?
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Wheezy and touchscreen issues

I've just bought an ASUS N550JV notebook and wanted to install Debian Wheezy. Right now, my worst concern is the touchscreen. I don't really care whether it works or not but it is really messing with ...
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Create a deb package from difference between two images

I am maintaining an Ubuntu server image as a development environment with several deployments. If my base image changes - install a package, modify conf files, etc - I am manually patching the new ...
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Cannot resolve hostname

I'm using a Debian on a RaspberryPi and the problem that I'm having is that I can't connect to the Internet. Every time I try I see a message that says "cannot resolve hostname". From the terminal, I ...