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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chromium pepperflashplugin crashing on any page at load time (Debian Jessie)

I upgraded my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie and it went smoothly, though I did have to reinstall my graphics driver which is AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12. Now however, the pepperflash plugin for ...
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Kernel modules for compiled kernel

I cannot find kernel-headers. For the first time I compiled and installed the latest kernel (4.0.3) on my Debian Wheezy, and now I am trying to install ndiswrapper using module assistant. For that, ...
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USB flash drive is read-only under Gnome on Debian

I have Debian on my PC. I insert a USB flash and it open just fine in my Gnome environment. But when I try to copy something in it I get: Error during copy.The destination is only for reading. When ...
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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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Why is 'steal' time gradually increasing?

I'm tracking CPU usage on a VM on a lightly-loaded host. Everything appears to be functioning normally on all the VMs, but collectd is reporting a gradually increasing 'steal' time: The actual ...
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Manually installing a program on Debian

I have installed Debian on my pc, but the problem is that at the moment I have no Internet connection to this pc. So, to install a program I have to manually downloaded from a pc with internet and ...
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lshw shows a different amount of RAM than the 'free' command. Missing RAM? [closed]

Title says it all! uname -a: Linux servername 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux lshw output: *-firmware description: BIOS vendor: Dell Computer Corporation ...
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Skip syslog/rsyslog logging of certain cron jobs

In most GNU/Linux distributions the default is to log start (and many different events) of every cron job to syslog. It's rather convenient, but not for a very frequent jobs, which started, say, every ...
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raspberry pi ssmtp on behalf of

I have a Raspberry Pi running a Debian Command line OS I have (after a long time) managed to get it to send an email using SSMTP via a remote Microsoft exchange. My Question:How do I send on behalf of ...
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How to make my server use the hosts file to resolve names?

I have a computer with Debian at home, acting as a server with two Ethernet cards: eth0 connected to the router in DHCP mode and eth1 to a switch (static address) that holds four more computers. I'm ...
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bugzilla-IRC integration

I have a bugzilla instance. I also have an IRC channel. I need a bot which can spew out any changes happening in bugzilla. The bot should prompt or tell when any action from :- a. Raising a bug b. ...
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Why does python still work after being removed?

On Debian 8 jessie I've removed python: perry@perry:~$ sudo apt-get remove python Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'python2.7' ...
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Debian 8 Jessie EFI dualboot Windows 8.1

I'm quite new with EFI as I recently got EFI-enabled laptop. 500GB SSHD -> GPT - 80GB Window 8.1 - 80GB Empty - All rest data storage Now I would like to install Debian 8 Jessie to ...
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How to update an offline Debian 7 to Debian 8

I have an offline Debian 7 server, which I would like to update to Debian 8 at some stage, but I fear I'll do it wrong, so here I go ask you first for best practice to go about this. Currently the ...
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Discrepancy in Owncloud drive size

I have ownCloud running on Debian Raspberry Pi with an 8Gb USB as the drive. Checking the USB is mounted correctly: df -h /dev/sda1 7.3G 20M 6.9G 1% /media/owncloud But my ownCloud Mac ...
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NetworkManager changes default routing policy

I have a machine with a built-in NIC (eth0), which serves as a DHCP server for a Raspberry Pi. I also have a USB 3G modem, which shows up as ethernet device eth1. eth0 has the static ip 192.168.100.1 ...
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gedit installation size is too large

have installed Debian Linux, but gedit is not installed along with it. When I attempt to install gedit using apt-get, it prompts to download many packages up to 370 MB, which is strange. I only want ...
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Is it secure to mount with defaults my /chroot partition?

I run debian with GRSECURITY patched kernel. Apache is chrooted with mod_chroot under /chroot For now I have mounted /chroot partition with defaults,nodev. However, Apache need to access ...
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How to debug : Screen starts blanking after running wget

My system is currently running Cubieez 2.2, a Debian image for CubieTruck. My bash script is tasked with downloading driver files from a server to a specific folder through wget. I've tested this bash ...
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Synaptics touchpad loses its settings intermittently

From time to time, the Synaptics touchpad on my Samsung N145 Plus will lose "advanced features", like scroll area on the right side. I used to have a script to take care of this, IIRC by doing sudo ...
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How to chroot to provide a new glibc version to an app?

I am trying to run a program, but when I execute it the following error appears : ./app: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./app) At first I read to ...
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uninitialized constant XML::SaxParser / Error retrieving bug reports from the server

I use an old LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) installation that went through several repository changes. I've originally tracked LMDE's repositories, then at one point switched to Debian Testing ...
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How to know whether Wayland or X11 is being used

So I just installed the latest Kali Linux on my laptop which was based on Debian 7 (olstable). I then dist-upgrad-ed the whole thing to Debian 8. I've always wanted Wayland instead of X11, so I ...
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Samba erases content of files when saving

Samba SMB share hosted on Debian "Jessie" in a private home network setup. Can connect to share, open files and copy files to / from share OK. Attempting to make any changes to a file on the share ...
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Too many open ports in Debian 8

The IT department has given me 3 virtual servers with Debian 8 for my area, which I will manage (but they have some monitoring tools). Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-05-11 13:33 ART ...
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Downgrade Debian kernel

I have a requirement to install Debian kernel 3.2.65-1+deb7u2. I cannot seem to find the kernel. I have taken the following steps: Installed kernel 3.2.68-1+deb7u1. Downgraded the kernel to ...
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bluetooth file transfer issue in Debian Jessie

I've got a problem with the bluetooth file transfer, my Jessie linux box denies accepting files via BT, and I don't know why: sysconfig log doesn't return any error. The local service config dialog ...
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Getting the diff of a package update

Before (or after) updating a package with apt-get update, how can I view the source code diff between the the new and the old version?
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proper way to stop software RAID before system shutdown

This should be straightforward, but I have been unable to find a direct answer by searching. I find that if I unmount an mdadm-managed array and then either (1) unplug the array, (2) power off the ...
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File system not detected after OS upgrade - how do I debug this?

I have a computer with two hard drives in it. One carries the OS and a whole bunch of other stuff; the other was mounted inside /media as a dump-space for an additional terabyte of storage space. ...
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PHP sendmail_path not getting updated

Environment: Debian 7; PHP 5.4.39; Apache 2.2; ISPConfig Using the Perfect Server Debian guide from howtoforge, I built a web server to serve some PHP applications. My intention is to use an external ...
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How to manage Debian source code packages using aptitude or apt?

Background: I would like to regularly download and install source to /usr/src for certain important development packages. (For me: Qt5 and friends.) I have seen this other question about one-time ...
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Integrate correctly xmonad with 3.14.0

I recently installed Debian 8 (amd64). And I successfully installed xmonad. When I log in with it: I have several problems like screen positions, sound missing. But when I log with gnome I have no ...
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How to install a basic firewall on DamnSmallLinux?

I can't figure out how to install a basic firewall such as rc.firewall or Firewall-Easy etc, on DSL . I don't mind what type or brand of firewall it is. The reason why I can't install the firewall is ...
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Is /etc/rc.local a good place to run a script before any (normal) user can log in?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 Server which, during boot, should sync some stuff over the network before any normal user can log in (over ssh). I was wondering whether calling the script from /etc/rc.local is ...
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impossible to install xmonad-contrib using cabal

I'm trying to recompile my xMonad configuration. I know I have to install the ghc packages xmonad and xmonad-contrib. To do this I installed a lot a debian packages including : ghc cabal-install ...
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How create a Init Script LSB Header for this script in Debian?

I have this script below, but how can I create an LSB Header for it in Debian? I want to put in my init.d. I know that for Fedora is ok, but for Debian I don't know. Or where and how I put in ...
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Hostapd Debugging while Background

I am running a debian based OS (Bananian) on a Banana Pro single board computer which is based off a Raspberry Pi. The access point is working fine, however I am now trying to also scan for wifi ...
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Debian 8 Jessie and NVIDIA drivers

I am in the process of installing Debian 8.0 on a laptop with NVIDIA graphics cards. After a successful installation and reboot I use this guide to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers; essentially ...
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Change menu shortcuts in Evolution

I'm trying to change menu shortcuts in the E-mail client Evolution, specifically removing the "send message" via "Ctrl-Enter" shortcut, but can't figure out how. My system is rather new: Debian 8 ...
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Debian laptop suspends periodically

My Debian laptop (current release: testing) today started to suspend periodically for some unknown reason. It happens either I'm trying to type something, use mouse or make any other activity. What ...
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How do I find the installed package size in damnsmalllinux (debian)?

How do I find the installed package size in damnsmalllinux (debian)?I tried every? I tried most the solution on the internet but I can't seem to find all the installed package size dpkg-query -W ...
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How do we remove installed packages in damnsmalllinux distribution(debian)?

I'm currently running damnsmalllinux distribution and I want to remove certain packages from the desktop like the beaver but I can't locate package to in /etc/init.d/ to remove How do I remove the ...
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How to setting up a simple Debian 7 as a gateway?

I want to use a dedicated Debian 7 machine as a gateway for a LAN in my home. My machine has two network cards eth1 (external Internet) and eth2 internal LAN. This eth2 is the one which has an IP ...
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KRDC to Debian machine gives blue screen on reboot

I have two Debian machines, using XRDP on one and KRDC on the other to create an RDP connection between the two. This process works fine, until I reboot the server. Then, most often, after the server ...
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Upgrading packages automatically

I'm fairly new to using servers (debian 7) and I'm currently running cron-apt to e-mail me when there are new upgrades available. Is the following command safe to run when new upgrades are shown? ...
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error with transferring files from android to laptop

I am trying to transfer files from the main storage of my android phone to my kali laptop via usb cable. Every time I try it gives me a error saying: Error getting file: -6 Not Supported. I also ...
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Failed to create/mount swap during automated installation of Debian Jessie using preseed file

I try to create Debian Jessie installer which will be fully automated. I use for this purpose customised pressed file. For testing I use VirtualBox. Everything is all right, except one error at the ...
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Stable server distribution without systemd (for OpenVZ)?

I don't want this to become a "my distribution is better" flamewar so please read the whole question and only answer if you know a distribution that fulfils all requirements. The situation is the ...
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KDE: Leave --> Turn Off Computer not shutting down system

I recently decided to install Debian 8 with the KDE desktop environment. A problem I have been having is shutting down the computer. The computer always restarts even when I tell it to shut down. I ...