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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Manually executing a CRON - Confused about params

I have this code snippet: $CUSER=tim $APPDIR=/var/www/testing $APPVENV=/var/www/testing/ven cat > $APPDIR/cronfile << EOF PWD=$APPDIR/$CUSER PATH=$APPVENV/bin:\$PATH 0 2 * * * testapp search ...
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Is my GPU causing MoviePlayer and Iceweasel trouble?

I am running Wheezy and am quite happy with it except: My Movieplayer and VLC have oversaturated colors and occasionally I get a black screen mid-video that can only be recovered by rebooting. Also, ...
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Integrating GNU/Linux Debian on a Android device : can't create init file because there is already a folder with the same name

I'm trying to boot Debian on my nexus 10 where I have installed android 4.4+cyanogenmod. This is the tutorial that I'm reading: http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I'm freezed where he says : ...
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how to automatically turn on hotspot

Gnome desktop on Debian Jessie provides easy interface to use WiFi on the laptop and turn it into a hotspot. Is there away to make it do automatically at startup or can I create a "shortcut" for that? ...
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clipboard not working when connecting via rdesktop to xrdp-sesman

I have a Debian machine with xrdp-sesman setup following way Xvnc 127.0.0.1:5910 xrdp-sesman 127.0.0.1:3350 xrdp 0.0.0.0:3389 I am connecting to this machine with rdesktop ...
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Extracted files to /usr, system seems broken now

I've extracted a tar file with sudo to / which contained the following file structure: Since then I can't do anything on my server anymore, each command is either permission denied or command not ...
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Missing step: debian-installer-launcher

I created a Debian Live Image, but I'm missing a step for getting the debian-live-installer to work. I took the following steps: ##needed packages apt-get install --assume-yes xorriso live-build ...
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xrandr: add a new mode

I would like to add a new mode with xrandr, but I have a problem, xrandr don't want ! ~$ gtf 1280 1024 60 # 1280x1024 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 63.60 kHz; pclk: 108.88 MHz Modeline ...
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Fresh install of Debian 7.8.0, cant apt-get install build-essential

Fresh install of debian-7.8.0-amd64 into a virtual machine. sudo apt-get install build-essential gives me these errors: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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Why is my network interface running at a low speed?

I recently replaced a 100Mbit switch with a gigabit one, and tested that two computers plugged directly into that switch could, indeed, share data at gigabit speeds (by the simple and obvious ...
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How do I list installed packages with source URI, distribution and section in Debian?

Pretty much like the title says. I have a set of (source) URIs, distributions and sections enabled in my Debian Wheezy apt configuration. Now I want a list of all installed packages, and for each of ...
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Linux run every program on cluster

I am playing around with Open MPI and I must say I love the concept of running programs on the cluster. The problem I am facing with Open MPI is that a specific program must support this way of ...
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Debian - ifconfig not showing wlan0

I have Debian installed on my laptop (T440s). I've installed the iwlwifi drivers but Wifi does not work. ifconfig -a only shows eth0 and lo. What should I do? Also, how do I adjust brightness?
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Install Linux distribution from already booted one

I have this problem which is really annoying and I want to reset my system and install clean Linux distribution to hopefully solve the problem. So is it possible to install new distro while I am in ...
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How can I change screen brightness in debian wheezy that installed in laptop?

My screen is just too bright. How can I adjust screen brightness? So far I tried the following: "Brightness and lock" settings doesn't work. Fn + F6 or F7 doesn't work. This doesn't work. This ...
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There is no shell-extensions settings in advanced settings window

I'm Debi user (Wheezy). I'm trying to use the fantastic theme from http://gnome-look.org/. In Advanced Settings Window, "Shell-extensions" tab has no any paramters such as below image. Do you have ...
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Disable KMS on Debian Sid

I've recently started having trouble resuming my Sid laptop from suspend. I'm not sure if this was caused by an upgrade or by me tinkering to try and get a splash screen working, but anyway, I have my ...
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Can't launch gnome-control-center, fglrx problem?

I have installed Debian yesterday. Later I installed the AMD Catalyst Driver because the system didn't detected the second screen. It worked perfectly. Now I can't launch gnome-control-center, I ...
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Can't connect to the server ftp.ch.debian.org

I want to update apt-get update, but I got an error. When I try to install something I get the same error. This is my network configuration:
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What is a Binaries-based installation on Linux? [closed]

can you explain me what a Binaries-based installation is and how does it work? On linux there is the Package-based installation, the Source-Based Installations and the Binaries-based installation. ...
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Can you set OpenVPN to auto-connect to 'fallback' .ovpns in case the current one fails?

I'm in Debian 7.8 Wheezy, and have installed openvpn from the stable repository. I'd like to set up a system for another user (who does not have high computer literacy) where, if the primary server ...
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Have a single program run in Debian

I am a chiptune musician and I've been fascinated with different trackers and ways to make music. Currently I have been interested in starting to use a tracker called LittleGPTracker, which can run on ...
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Flac playback in Iceweasel

Which package provides Flac support in Iceveasel on Debian Wheezy? At http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/test/ all test clips work except the Flac file.
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Are SMART diagnosis tools giving correct output?

My problem is the following: In November, the hard-disk analyser tool of Ubuntu 14.04 (Disks) showed some bad sectors. As this disk was very old, I replaced it by a Western Digital WD1600BEKT. Now, I ...
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Android chroot Debian

I have a armv7l embedded device with 3 usb ports and a sd card slot. The OS of the device is android with a Debian OS in chroot. Via the Debian I can ssh into the device and breakout the chroot to ...
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Cannot use ALFA-AWUS036NHA over my laptops wireless card

I recently bought an ALFA-AWUS03NHA Wireless Card, I am running Debian and I want to use the card with the aircrack-ng suite of tools. However, I am pretty sure it is using my laptops wireless card, ...
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Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux?

I've used many variants of Linux(mostly Debian derivatives) for over a decade now. One problem that I haven't seen solved satisfactorily is the issue of horizontal tearing, or Vsync not being ...
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Recover LUKS file/container that was lost during accidental reformat?

I created a LUKS file and was using it to store family pictures as well as backups for my Linux system. It was on a 1TB external HD. I accidentally dd'd the HD with a Debian iso image. I panicked and ...
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Understanding free -m Memory Usage

I dont understand this. When free -m show this: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 15334 14025 1308 0 258 10918 -/+ ...
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logwatch shows wrong temperature

I am using the logwatch application and I note that the smartd deamon return wrong information: the temperature is not displayed in Celsius degree ! Is it a smartd problem or a logwatch problem ? Is ...
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Building cURL 7.40.0 and OpenSSL 1.0.2 from source: Headers and library doesn't match

I would like to ask for assistance, related to cURL and OpenSSL, both of them, built from sources. OS is Debian 7, latest version, minimal and clean install. Only installed packages: apt-get -y ...
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How do I troubleshoot networking on Debian

Today I restarted my linux box, and following the restart, my linux box has no network connection. Here's what I've tried so far: Use an different ethernet cable that works on my other computer. No ...
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Epiphany shuts down as it is loading

On my Raspberry Pi, Epiphany starts up and then after "loading 'Most Visited'..." it closes. I reinstalled Epiphany after doing a full update, and the same thing still is happening. Other programs are ...
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Install python pip in Debian Wheezy

How to install pip in Debian Wheezy? I've found many advises 'apt-get install python-pip' but the result is "Unable to locate package python-pip" Is pip available in Debian Wheezy? I'm using 7.8
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Unable to start X Server with no screens, no xorg.config to edit

I am trying to start the X server (I have all the packages installed). The problem I am having is that the server is offsite, has no screen and never has had a screen connected to it and as a result ...
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How can I access samba from windows 8?

I'm running samba on debian (Running on a BeagleBone Black), and I cannot access the share via Windows 8.1. It prompts me for a username/password as shown below, and won't authenticate me. When it ...
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Why there is no automatic flag on automatically added libraries?

Under my Debian Jessie system, when I run aptitude I can see a lot of libraries not manually installed but without the automatic flag. So if I remove the main packages the dependent packages will ...
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apt-get failed to find any updates for Debian squeeze

# ls -F /etc/apt/ apt.conf.d/ preferences.old sources.list trustdb.gpg trusted.gpg~ preferences.d/ secring.gpg sources.list.d/ trusted.gpg trusted.gpg.d/ # cat ...
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Can I update eglibc to a non-vulnerable version using Debian Squeeze 6 on x86_64 architecture?

I'm currently attempting to update eglibc on Debian Squeeze 6 on x86_64 architecture from version 2.11.3-4, which is vulnerable to the GHOST exploit, to version 2.11.3-4+deb6u4, which isn't vulnerable ...
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Install libapache2-mod-fastcgi on Cubietruck (Debian 7.8)

I'm new in the Linux world, but I wanted to install Seafile 4.0.1 on my Cubietruck (Cubieboard 3) with Apache2 and MySQL using these two tutorials: ...
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How to check easily the munin alert-email-notification?

I run the munin monitoring application on my debian Wheezy server and I would like to test the alert-email-notification procedure. To do that, I add in munin.conf the following line: df._home.warning ...
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Installing chromium-browser on Debian Wheezy Depends: chromium (>= 10) but it is not installable

On FriendlyARM mini210s # uname -a Linux mini210s 3.0.8-FriendlyARM #2 PREEMPT Mon Feb 25 14:25:10 HKT 2013 armv7l GNU/Linux # more /etc/debian_version 7.8 When running the package manager # ...
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How can I block outgoing ARP traffic?

My server keeps sending ARP requests and my provider is not happy with this. To find out the reason I would like to block all outgoing arp requests (so that my provider doesn't block my server again) ...
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Raid no longer avaiable after replacement of master HD

I recently had to replace the master drive in my HP Prolient NL40 MicroServer after it crashed (hardware malfunction). The master drive only holds the OS, while all my data sits on a raid 5 array ...
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Hostname variable doesn't work

I'm on a Raspberry Pi using RPiTC (Raspberry Pi Thin Client). I had made a script with an Hostname variable. It's worked perfectly but today when I had launch my script I saw something strange. My ...
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grub permission error

I had some package and a kernel update today on my Debian work computer. When running sudo apt-get install I get the following: paul@icarus:~$ sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done ...
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What's wrong with this sources.list?

I always get the error: W: Failed to fetch http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/dists/stable-updates /Release Expected entry »maindeb/source/Sources« couldn't be found in release file (wrong entry in ...
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Snapshotting a Linux container in Debian

I know that the command $ lxc-snapshot exists somewhere, but it seems that it's not available on Debian? Forgive my Linux ignorance - but how do I get a hold of this capability? Is there an ...
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Debian boot freeze (hard lockup)

I'm using debian sid and during two years i watch the same problem. When I boot from grub my system on the screen appears follow text: Linux kernel in decompress level...Parsing elf and then freeze ...
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How to restore window manager / activities taskbar in Debian running under parallels?

I'm running Debian (Wheezy) under parallels (OSX Mavericks). Every now and then, the task bar (GNOME) in Debian crashes and disappears! (The bar on the top of the screen that shows the time, and ...