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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Debian Wheezy netinstall can't configure DHCP

I am reinstalling my Debian system with the Wheezy netinstall image on a USB drive. I have a wireless router that also comes with ethernet ports, so I could either connect to my LAN via wifi OR ...
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USB keyboard won't work with usbhid driver

I have an HP thin client (model t5325) which runs Debian Linux (kernel 2.6.22.18-1-armel). We are testing some kiosk keyboards from Operator Interface Technology which are presenting themselves to ...
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How to reinstall apt on Debian?

I accidently removed apt-get from my Debian system by issuing: dpkg --force-depends --purge apt How can I reinstall it?
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where should I put the sudo in this command? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Redirecting stdout to a file you don't have write permission on echo "some words" >> /etc/apt/source.list permission denied sudo echo "some words" >> ...
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Is Grub installed to all the MBR of a RAID array by default by the Debian Installer?

If I use the Debian Stable (Squeeze) Installer to install Debian, booting from a RAID1 pair of drives, does it write grub to the MBR of both drives - if not, how should I best protect against a drive ...
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Install key 3G Huawei E1752 in Debian

I have a PC without a CD ROM drive. I have a connection with Orange 3G, using a Huawei E1752 device. I want to install Debian on my hard drive from a 15BG USB Disk. I tried with Debian Live but that ...
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How to reinstall /bin/sh

I have accidentally deleted /bin/sh, and I am trying to to re-install it. If I type sh in the terminal, It says The program 'sh' can be found in the following packages: * bash * dash If I try to ...
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installed `default-jdk` but there is no `javac`

I have a Debian Unstable VM which I used to package a Java project before. Today, the javac was gone somehow, so I installed default-jdk again. But still, there is no javac. What could I do?
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Where can I find configuration file for uw-imapd on debian?

Where can I find configuration file for uw-imapd on debian? Is there even one?
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How to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Squeeze

Using Ubuntu, I want to install Debian Squeeze on my PC with a bootable USB stick. I found this tutorial: Plug the usb key in order to find the device location: $ df -k /dev/sdb ...
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Boot device /dev/sda1 does not exist on Debian in QEmu

I have an image of Debian/LXDE assembled for ARM and I trying to run it in Qemu. I am using this command: sudo qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb \ -kernel ./vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-versatile \ ...
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Debian squeeze post-installation automount problem, USB port confused for /dev/cdrom0

Usually when I install Linux on a laptop, I use the following command $ dd if=installcdrom.iso of=/dev/sdX where sdX is the inserted, unmounted USB stick (sdb usually), and installcdrom.iso is a ...
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Trouble understanding the Debian bug reporting system

I am currently experiencing this bug, except that I'm using the Wheezy/testing netinstaller. Strangely, I used the netinst .iso a few months ago, and everything was fine. So it almost seems as if the ...
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Ubuntu - My /var/wiki folder has gone missing. Is this a Linux issue? [closed]

I implemented a few installations of mediawiki in a parent folder called: /var/wiki I was alerted this morning that the wikis are no longer working. Upon a little research, the /var/wiki folder is ...
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How do I use the OpenDNS servers for wlan0 in Aptosid?

How do I use the OpenDNS servers for wireless networks in Aptosid? All the methods I've found are either specific to other distros, specific to eth0 or they just don't work with Aptosid or wpa_gui.
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Restart does not shutdown first on Debian Squeeze

I installed Debian Squeeze from the live DVD. Going to System->Shutdown->Restart does not shutdown the computer in the usual way where the BIOS screen is seen before login. Instead it simply restarts ...
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Asus G53S keyboard backlight

I have troubles enabling keyboard backlight in Asus G53SW-XR1 (2.6.39-2 kernel) with modules: $ lsmod | grep asus asus_nb_wmi 12393 0 asus_wmi 18488 1 asus_nb_wmi ...
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Is Debian stable a rolling release?

The question is really that simple: is Debian stable a rolling release? If it's not a rolling release type OS, does a rolling release distro exist which is based on Debian stable? I know Debian ...
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NTPDate runs three times at boot resulting in incorrect date

I am running Voyage Linux (a Debian-based distribution) and am having trouble getting the correct date. When I look in /var/log/daemon.log I see the following: Nov 18 11:04:07 voyage ntpdate[1676]: ...
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Connect to LDAP with cn=config in Debian Squeeze

How can I connect with an LDAP-Browser to a Debian Squeeze default openldap-installation? (It uses cn=config only).
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Partitioning and installing Voyage Linux

I am trying to install Voyage Linux 0.8.0 (a distribution based off Debian) on a Soekris Net4801. I would like to have two partitions, one for the operating system and another one for data. I have ...
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Automounting USB sticks on Debian

I'm running Debian Squeeze on a plug computer (so SSH only, no GUI) and what I'm trying to do is get it so that when a USB stick is plugged in, it gets automatically mounted. What I've done is ...
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Significant difference in speed between fsck using ext3 and ext4 on Debian Squeeze

Recently I installed Debian Squeeze, first using ext3 and then again using ext4 on the same machine. The automatic fsck done after a certain number of mounts is much faster using ext4 (about 1 min) ...
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Dependencies between shared libraries in the same Debian packages

Suppose I want to create a package with multiple shared libraries - call it libfoo, which contains liba.so.1 and libb.so.1. Now, say liba.so.1 uses a symbol from libb.so.1. If I compile like this, ...
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Switching from Debian 6 Squeeze stable to testing version

I had this problem and I asked some friends of mine and their advice was to upgrade from my messed-up Debian Squeeze system to the testing version. So I did it. First I changed the ...
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nvidia-cuda-toolkit 4.0 gone from Debian repositories

I can't find the following packages in Debian testing: http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/nvidia-cuda-toolkit No more than month ago when I was setting another CUDA box and they were there, now ...
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Debian 6 Squeeze - installing build-essentials - gcc / g++

The first thing to say is: "I am noob", so please be patient and don't laugh.. too much on me. I need to install c / c++ compiler and I heard that the best thing to do is to install gcc/g++ for that ...
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Using update-rc.d

As per this question, I'd like to start a /etc/init.d script on boot. I have the following script comments: # Startup script for Wowza Media Server # # chkconfig: - 80 20 # description: Wowza Media ...
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Where to install local software that runs before /usr is available?

I'm writing a local program to be called by a udev IMPORT{program} rule. Normally, I'd install local software in /usr/local, but these udev rules are run when block devices appear. So they're running ...
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create a debian installer with custom kernel

First what I need to do is install a debian on a 3300mx computer which is based on a vortex cpu. The problem is the debian installer always crash because the required drivers are in the kernel as ...
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Why is exim4 listening on port 25?

Am I misinterpreting the results of netstat -anp --tcp --udp | grep LISTEN wrong, or does the output mean, that the process exim4 is listening to the outside on port 25: tcp 0 0 ...
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Meta key does not open “Activities” menu in Gnome 3

I've started using the Gnome 3 packages that just came through the Debian testing repositories, and encountered a problem. Hitting the Super/Meta/Windows key would not open "Activities" menu. Other ...
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Debian GNOME 2.30, desktop does not respond anymore

I have Debian Wheezy with GNOME (2.30.2) installed on my computer and my problem is that my desktop does not work anymore. I can't right click on the desktop (to change wallpaper, etc...). Moreover, ...
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Can't get correct screen resolution on MacBook Pro 8,1 running Debian [closed]

I just installed the latest debian (6.0.3) on my MacBook Pro 8,1. My screen resolution is supposed to be 1280x800, but I can't get it higher than 1024x768. I tried using xrandr, but xrandr also tells ...
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Installing Unity on Debian

I'm a former Ubuntu Unity user, and currently running Debian Squeeze. I love Debian's stability over Ubuntu, but I do miss being able to switch between applications use Super+1,2,3 etc. Has anyone ...
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Kernel 3.0.0-1 and NVIDIA driver boot problems

I can't boot kernel 3.0.0-1 on Asus G53S running Debian, it freezes when booting with: NVRM loading NVIDIA Unix x86_64 kernel module 275.28 then it times out with: udevd[350]: timeout: killing ...
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How to enable TCP connection in Debian Squeeze?

I need enable TCP connections to my system, for use graphical applications in marionnet, network simulation system, in debian squeeze. In older versions of debian it is achieved with ...
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How to update Debian kernel to latest in backports

I have a machine running Debian stable, and I'd like to update the stock kernel to the latest kernel available in the backports repository. There are many kernel-related packages and virtual ...
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Check and fix all files from Debian packages.

I've been having some memory corruption issues, causing random crashes, but I've fixed them now. However, I'm concerned that some packages may be corrupted (as naturally any package update has to go ...
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Debian - Stripped down Automated Install Disc

I want to create a debian install disc that only installs the minimum software to get a web browser such as ice weasel to run in an x-windows environment. Question: How can I make an stripped down ...
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Burning a directory structure from a stdin pipe

I'm trying to do something tricky, I want to burn a directory structure onto a CD from a pipe stream. The reason is that it is coming from the network and I don't want it written on the hard drive of ...
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What ghc package does cabal-install need?

I've just installed cabal to try and get http://dmwit.com/yeganesh/, but on running cabal-install it throws the error: cabal: ghc version >=6.4 is required but it could not be found. Apt-cache ...
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How can I reliably “hold” a package in Debian?

I have a package in Debian that has been manually patched (not ideal, I know) that I must hold at its current version so upgrades don't overwrite the patched changes (I will manually inspect and apply ...
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Combination of ls, xargs and zcat leads to duplicate file name suffixes?

Disclaimer: Yes, finding files in a script with ls is bad, but find can't sort by modification date. Using ls and xargs with echo everything is fine: $ ls -t1 ssl-access*.gz | xargs -n 1 echo ...
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How long will Debian be supporting Gnome 2?

I'm choosing a new distro, and I'm trying to avoid Gnome 3 (and Unity). Debian is using Gnome 2.3, but I'm not sure for how long -- I don't want to install it and be forced to update to Gnome 3 in a ...
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How to make nohup not create any output files and so not eat all space?

So I start some server with nohup ./myServer &, I actually have loging mon my server so I do not need any help from nohup with it, but any way I get 66GB nohup.out file in fiew days and that is a ...
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Debian 6.0 system with 2.6.39 kernel dropping packets, sandy bridge hardware

I recently migrated an existing Debian system to new hardware, a core i3 chip running on an intel sandy bridge motherboard. I’m experiencing a very strange problem; when I ping my router, about 50% of ...
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rpc.statd and avahi-daemon listening on all networks?

Background: - I'm running a home Debian GNOME desktop connected to the internet through an ethernet cable to an ethernet router. - I have a printer connected directly to my PC with a USB cable. - My ...
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Do sleeping processes get the same CPU time?

Some processes spend most of their "lives" in a sleep status. Daemons, servers and general listener come to mind. I was wondering if they get the same CPU time in that state? On something like my ...
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How to maximize the use of computer performance Core i7 [closed]

How to maximize the use of computer performance Core i7 960 / 12GB Ram?. My operating system is Debian 6 (Linux kernel - 3.0.0-1-amd64). I think it does not work very quickly. Looking for some ways to ...