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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How to make PulseAudio and OSS only applications coexist on Debian Wheezy?

Before I fell back to ALSA, I had severe problems with PulseAudio deadlocks for years on my Debian system on which I am using some OSS only (requiring /dev/dsp) applications. I would like to see ...
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Virtual ethernet is not getting its static ip on hotplug

I need to configure an ethernet interface to get its ip address dynamically if there is a dhcp server out there, and always have a static ip whether there is a dhcp server is present or not. I have ...
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Typing in Terminal underlines characters, adds accented characters

Whenever I type in Terminal now (it never happened before, I must've enabled it by accident), I get an option to enter an accented character. I want to turn this off. It looks like this (except with ...
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How to get Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) wireless card working on Debian Wheezy

I've tried many things, even updating the kernel to above 3.10. I've installed wireless tools and see the following from lspci: sudo lspci | grep controller 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm ...
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Why PulseAudio can not mix multiple OSS program's sound output? [closed]

I have (had) problems with PulseAudio frequently deadlocking when starting applications using OSS for sound output. I would like to know how to fix / work these around if possible, or if not, since I ...
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Problem mounting additional partitions after kernel update

Today I upgraded my pretty ancient Debian Linux kernel (3.2-23) to 3.16-7. The machine boots okay, except that some fstab entries are suddenly causing issues. # /etc/fstab: static file system ...
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sudo not working on debian

Why sudo command is not working on my fresh debian installation. I had this error after entering my root password: Sorry try again .. or / and incorrect password attempt EDIT : In my ...
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install gstreamer1.0-libav (mainly libavcodec54) on debian wheezy

I need to install gstreamer1.0 libraries.. I found that they are in wheezy-backports. So I added wheezy-backports to sources.list updated try ton install and stuck on dependency problems: aptitude ...
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Run itext script as cups filter

I have an itext script to apply some customisations to pdf files. These need to be done on-the-fly. I can easily do it this way : java -cp ".:itext5.jar" pdflayout input.pdf | lpr -P CP800/print ...
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How to enable second SIM slot in ALIX6F2 and how to switch 3G to it from the 1st one?

I am trying to enable the SIM slot under the RF card but with no success whatsoever. I'm using Voyage 0.8 (a stripped off Debian distribution) as an operating system. A bit of searching landed me to ...
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apt itself update and download packages

I have Debian SID with the following APT configuration: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0"; APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "0"; APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0"; ...
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Failed at step EXEC spawning /bin/plymouth (Debian testing)

After I performed a dist-upgrade on a Debian testing (Jessie) instance, I can no longer boot. I'm marooned at the command prompt: Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to ...
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Why does my script does not run in runlevel 0?

I made a script with following LSB header #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: updateservice # Required-Start: $local_fs $time $network $named $syslog # Required-Stop: $local_fs ...
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Why is my Debian jessie always in runlevel 5?

I have configured the line in /etc/inittab as follows: # The default runlevel. id:2:initdefault: But after logging in the output of runlevel is as follows: N 5 So why am I in runlevel 5 instaed ...
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Setting gateway to dynamic IP

My home router (given by ISP, must use it) does not accept static IP connections. I need to set the gateway for eth0 pointing to wlan0. I've succeeded in setting gateway in etc/network/interfaces/ to ...
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Automate a mount without linux password to mount a remote cifs filesystem

I have a directory in my Debian home: /home/myuser/pchome/ which i want to use as a mount point for a remote cifs filesystem. So i have a bash script, which is run on every myuser login. This script ...
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auto login with Cubian (debian with mate)

How do I automatically log a user in using Cubian? I have tried removing the default users password but it still promotes to enter a username at the login screen. I've tried editing the /etc/inittab ...
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TFTP put works with files in pwd but fails with absolutely pathed filenames

The following command works as expected: tftp <tftp_server_name> -c put some_file However, the following command fails: tftp <tftp_server_name> -c put /absolute/path/to/some_file ...
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Bash scripts ran from from gnome/nautilus don't have enviroment variables

In my ~/.bashrc and ~/.profile I have some variables set to some filepaths: export MY_VAR1="/path/to/somewhere" In my ~/bin/ (which is added to my PATH) I have a few scripts that rely on those ...
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Securely making an SSH connection from a public computer

Today, I had to remotely connect to my debian computer at home to fix an issue with a VPN server. I was using my iPhone with an SSH client to fix the issue, but I had a hard time due to the small ...
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Can I use my original GPG key even though I've re-installed Linux?

I'm a Debian user. I just created my own GPG public key. I'm just wondering if I re-install Linux on my system, is it possible to use the original GPG key or do I have to create a new one? NOTE: If ...
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Debian install failing due to CDROM not being detected

A similar question got asked but got closed. If you install Debian 7.7 to a USB in Windows with unetbootin and then try to install Debian from that USB, it will complain that it 'cannot mount CDROM' ...
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command to log out of LXDE directly

To log out of LXDE, I can click on the "Start" menu, click "Logout" and when the menu pops up click on "logout" again. Or I can type lxde-logout in my terminal and when the menu opens, click on ...
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Debian Squeeze: TCP/ICMP stops working suddenly (R8169 Driver)

we suddenly see our NETWORKING stops (TCP/UDP/ICMP) in our client system. tcp: We tried reaching our server every 5 seconds.But , there was no connection establishment TCPDUMP REF: ...
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Connect Asus Zenfone 5 to Linux box

I have Asus Zenfone 5 phone and now I want to connect the device to my Debian 7 via USB to mount inner phone storage as external disk. So after it was connected I see in logs: dmesg [79836.644019] ...
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Uninstall apache2 when apt-get claims it's not installed?

I restarted the VPS today only to find out that Nginx refused to start. As it turns out, Apache2 was running on the server already. Naturally, I stopped it and started Nginx, but I never installed ...
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Lot of dependencies while uninstalling libimobiledevice2 library

I want to remove package libimobiledevice2 and install package libimobiledevice5. Unfortunately there is a problem: libimobiledevice2 has many odd dependencies. When I type: apt-get remove ...
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Installing Debian 7 (Wheezy) on VMWare Fusion

I'm trying to install Debian 7 x64 on to VMWare Fusion Professional 7.0.1 (on Mac OS X 10.10.1): I downloaded debian-7.7.0-ia64-netinst.iso and tried to start a VM with it and got the following: ...
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Switch from Debian Jessie to LMDE

I don't like what GNOME applications, such as Gedit, came to be and how they look now in Debian Testing. These colorless and borderless windows with unfamiliar layout are totally unusable for me. I ...
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Debian Jessie updates

I've installed Jessie about 2 months ago (from a fresh download from Testing), and I never see package updates notifications. And I am never asked to download anything. Is there something I have to ...
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How will apt-get handle my manual installed software?

Suppose the Emacs version in the APT repository is 24.3, I configure && make install my own emacs 24.4. After a long time, the software in the APT repository was updated to 24.5. What would ...
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Xserver is working but not actually drawing on the screen

I'm currently going through configuration hell with my xserver. I'm using nvidia's proprietary drivers and I believe I have everything set up properly: The Nouveau open source driver is blacklisted, ...
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How to return Uptime of successful OpenVPN connection

I'm trying to figure out how to return the UP Time of a successful OpenVPN connection. I've tried different variants of the following code: #!/bin/bash TMP=$(grep 'tun0: link up' /var/log/syslog* | ...
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Debian Dual Boot. Wheezy, and Jessy

Is there a way I could have a Dual Boot OS with the same OS? I want Debian, but I want Jessie, and Wheezy. Are they the same OS or are they different?
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MariaDB installation is showing random letters

So I want to setup MariaDB with nginx and I have in the past but for some reason on my debian 7 machine the MariaDB is all glitched out and shows random letters. Any idea why? Thanks ...
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Issues executing program

Ultimately I'm trying to get a program to run at start up and work correctly. I have been successful in getting it to show up in running processes after a reboot, but it doesn't seem like it is ...
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USB to VGA on Linux

I've been offered a Macbook Pro mid-2012. Although it wouldn't have been my first choice it's still a great piece of hardware, only problem for me is that it only has a single Thunderbolt port ...
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configure second monitor

I have a new Debian machine and I'm trying to attach a second monitor to it. When I plug it in in my HDMI port, the second monitor duplicates the firts monitor, while I wuold like to extend it. My ...
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Edited /etc/cron.d/anacron, changes are immediately in effect?

After editing /etc/cron.d/anacron and saving the file, are the changes immediately acknowledged by cron? Or do I need to run a command to tell cron to reload /etc/cron.d/anacron?
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Bypassing the security message in Debian 7 when creating a bash script? [duplicate]

I've created a bash script which involves the installation / update of wget. As a result there is also a message from Debian showing the following: wget (1.13.4-3+deb7u2) stable-security; ...
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How do I install Steam on Debian [closed]

I have tons of games I want to play, that I know are Linux compatible, but I have no idea how to get Steam to work. I have tried the installer from Steams web site and I could not get it to run. I ...
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How to disable my touch screen

My screen is cracked, and the touchscreen makes the courser spasm every once and a while. Is there any way i can fully disable it? As requested: Module Size Used by ctr ...
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How can I auto-mount my MicroSD?

I'm rather new to Linux, I'll be up front about that, but I've sort of run face first into a wall on this one. I've just set up Samba on the server so that I can access my MicroSD card over the ...
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How do I install sfx files in Debian [duplicate]

I want to install a virtual machine, and i need to install a SFX file. I know the command for Ubuntu is chmod +x filename.sfx But I don't know the command for Debian. Does any one know? Please ignore ...
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Use Broadway on debian 7 server, how to install?

I search on the web, but I could not found anwser (except for Ubuntu with PPA, but it seems to be buggy with debian, or I can't use it). How can I install broadwayd on my Debian 7 server ?
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How to implement policy conform systemd custom actions on Debian?

What do I mean by custom actions? Here are some examples. sudo service apache2 stop-htcacheclean sudo service apache2 graceful-stop sudo service apache2 start-htcacheclean sudo service apparmor ...
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Debian Wheezy, issue connecting multiple monitors

I just recently migrated to Wheezy from Arch, everything has gone very well except I can't seem to get multiple monitors to work. Here is my setup: machine: Dell Latitude E6540 laptop graphics: ...
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xdg-open doesn't handle percent encoded “file:///” urls with LXDE

I noticed that xdg-open doesn't handle percent encoded urls. For example, these lines will succeed (provided the files exist): xdg-open "/home/sashoalm/Has Spaces.txt" xdg-open ...
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The background resets every time the system restarts

Every time I change my wallpaper on my dual screens, and I log off, the wallpapers revert to their original state when I log in. Is there a reason why this happens, or is it just what goes on in the ...
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Problems with Debian Wheezy installation

I recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.6 in my laptop which has 4GB nVidia graphics card. By default, on login it boots into gnome classic mode and reports "gnome 3 failed to load". Also, sometimes the ...