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 add repository from shell in Debian?

In Ubuntu one can add a repository to apt-get via the following command - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair As Ubuntu is based on Debian code base, I was expecting that the same ...
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How to to remove libgcj from Debian?

I am doing Java programming on Debian. By default Debian 6.x ships with libgcj JVM. On starting eclipse it shows a warning that this JVM is deprecated and may cause problems. For this reason I ...
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How do I fix broken libxml2-dev dependency on Debian using apt?

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade on my Debian Squeeze install, I get the following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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List all users and last time they read mail, pipeing to multiple output

I have one system that I would like to do a little clean up, so I would like to get all user accounts and last date they accessed they mail. It is a Debian system. So far I got to this: cut -d: -f1 ...
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Is there a way to make apt report which packages in a dist-upgrade will use additional disk space?

I recently decided it was time to do the ol' dist-upgrade. Since I don't upgrade often, I got this message: deus@machina:~/$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Creating and updating the packages for many Debian systems

I'm using a Lenny (Debian 5) for remotely controlled PC's (around 100 PC's) which will be pinging to my apache server. I'm developing a patch twice in a week to keep updated with the latest versions ...
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IPSec VPN Debian Squeeze Server for Mac OS X

I'm trying to get an IPSec VPN set up on my Debian home server, so that I can access my home network and browse without having my internet filtered by my college network, and so that I can perform ...
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Debian 6 xsession hangs after login

Debian 6 amd64, Gnome desktop. The logon screen appears regularly. After logon, the desktop background and mousecursor appears. Nothing else happens even after a lengthy wait (hours). Same happens ...
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How can I make Debian with KDE louder?

I am running KDE in Debian Testing and I just noticed that the system is really quiet. This is my office laptop, so to be honest I turned the sound on for the first time since I got it 2 years ago. ...
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uwsgi install in Debian 6 (Squeeze) wants to upgrade libc6 and initscripts

I'd like to install uwsgi on my Debian server. This package wants to upgrade some core packages: libc6 from 2.11.3-3 (now, stable) -> 2.13-35 initscripts from 2.88dsf-13.1+squeeze1 (now, stable) -> ...
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Can I substitute partition number with UUID?

Here is my grub.cfg: menuentry 'Debian 6.0 on hard disk' { set isofile="(hd0,6)/home/toinstall/debian.iso" loopback loop $isofile search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root ...
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Cut down the installed space?

My system: Debian 6.04, sda is working disk, sdb is my USB disk. I installed Debian onto the USB drive this way, to edit grub file on sda, nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg to add the new lines menuentry ...
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Upgrade Minor Version of Postgres in Debian using apt

I'm trying to move from 9.1.3 to 9.1.4. I thought all I had to do was "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade", but that didn't work. It did install some updates, but that was only for 9.1.3. Any ...
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Configuring Xorg.conf for i915 intel driver

I have a MotionComputing M1400 pen tablet. It runs Debian Squeeze, and today I noticed it was using software rendering for OpenGL, so I decided to try to use the intel driver. My chipset is the Intel ...
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How Debian package should create user accounts?

The package qqq.deb installs the program qqq that should run from uqqq user account. The package consist of the qqq program, qqq.conf config file and /etc/init.d/qqq initscript. How should the ...
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Trouble migrating from Yum to apt-get

I recently migrated from using Fedora to Debian. And I'm having some issues with the package manager. I used to be able to search for packages via yum using : yum search ...
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wlan is first brought to life when ethernet is plugged in

Endless timeouts... Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Reply from 192.168.1.11: bytes=32 time=105ms TTL=64 ...
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Setting up ad-hoc in Debian with DHCP?

I made a quick search and found a doc that showed me a way to setup ad-hoc. Only problem is that I need this to work with my phone (WP7) and I'm not able to set a static IP on the phone so I need the ...
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Where is tcl-doc man page stored?

I installed tcl-doc. Prior to installation "man tcl" gave nothing. Now it gives a page. When I do "dpkg -L tcl-doc" I get /. /usr /usr/share /usr/share/doc /usr/share/doc/tcl-doc ...
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Why did dd create a different uuid?

root@debian:/home/tiger# dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=10240k 11447+1 records in 11447+1 records out 120034123776 bytes (120 GB) copied, 4729.59 s, 25.4 MB/s root@debian:/home/tiger# blkid ...
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How to select packages start with “mate-” but not end with “-dev”?

I want to install all MATE packages, $ sudo apt-get install '^mate' However, it selects too many packages, and some packages are conflicted with some installed ones. Now, I want to exclude them. ...
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Deny flash plugin access to (a particular) webcam

I recently bought an external webcam to play around with OpenCV. It works great out of the box in Debian, but I realized that when I browse any site that contain flash content (youtube, soundcloud), ...
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Conditional dependencies for a Debian package

I am creating a package that needs to depend on a package if another is installed, but needs a different dependency if no such package is installed. Is that possible using just the control file of the ...
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Managing unofficial repositories on a Debian system

A few years ago I added this repository to my sources.list: http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ because it contained packages like acroread or flash player, which were either missing or out of date in ...
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Sound not working in Debian except in google chrome and test utilities [closed]

Yesterday, I had Archlinux on my Dell Latitude E6520 and the sound was working perfectly fine (I even had the loud beep I couldn't get rid of). Today, I installed Debian and alsa. The first surprise ...
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Templates for startup script?

I need to write a couple of Linux (Debian) startup scripts. Are there any accurate templates available?
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SOCKS proxy configuration on KDE 4.4.5 / Debian 6.0.5

I've been trying to use a SOCKS Proxy which I have been using with success from an Ubuntu 11.4 box with GNOME on my Debian box with KDE.The socks server is bound to the local port 1080 through the ...
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Issue with degraded raid5 after power outage

I have a raid5 that consists of 8 disks. After a power outage mdadm tells me that the raid is degraded. Here is the output: /dev/md0: Version : 0.90 Creation Time : Sat Jul 10 09:08:28 2010 ...
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Map IDE drive to /dev/hda

I run a small home server with one IDE drive (for the system) and a few SATA drives (for a software RAID). The IDE drive used to be at /dev/hda and the SATA drives at /dev/sd*. After a power outage ...
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Shell Script to Execute Shell Script to All Subdirectories

I am making a script to simplify my daily tasks. Everyday, I have to grep for a few things inside a company server. It was okay, however, now, they have segregated each object into sub directories. I ...
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How do I test hardware components to find out which one is bad?

Question How do I test hardware components to find out which one is bad? Details I have an old machine running debian as a file server using samba. The other day I was unable to login to my file ...
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Weird Booting Problem with Debian Squeeze

I have a Windows XP/Debian Squeeze (XFCE desktop) dual-boot set up on a Dell Latitude laptop. The Windows XP portion boots fine. However, sometimes the Debian portion does not boot. If it doesn't ...
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Upgraded to Gnome 3.4 on Debian, can't login to my main user?

I get into this endless login-cycle if I attempt logging with my main user - I tried Gnome Classic and regular Gnome, but after I login it sends me back to the login. The only way I can login is ...
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sudo add-apt-repository - command not found (GParted Live CD)

I am trying to burn a DVD using GParted (not a DVD of GParted). I see that GParted uses a Debian distro (Wheezy). I am trying to install dvd+rw-tools: sudo apt-get install dvd+rw-tools Package ...
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Is there any advantage of using Iceweasel and Firefox?

I used Mozilla Firefox in Windows, and now I'm using Iceweasel in Debian 6. Is there any difference to the two programs? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each program? Which one seems ...
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How to find which process is regularly writing to disk?

How can I find which process is constantly writing to disk? I like my workstation to be close to silent and I just build a new system (P8B75-M + Core i5 3450s -- the 's' because it has a lower max ...
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How to backup entire xen dom0 (on debian)

How do you go about creating a bootable backup ISO of my computer (dom0)? I have tried remastersys and this backs up everything but Xen does not work properly. LiveCDs also do not work. Does ...
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Where does package make-doc end up after installation?

I am on Mint 12 KDE. I used Software Manager to install make-doc - "Documentation for the gnu version of the "make" utility". How do I access what was downloaded?
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xfce4 loses title bars on all windows

I'm running Debian Wheezy using gdm3 as window manager and xfce4 as desktop environment. Every so often, when I login, the desktop environment starts OK, but all windows are missing the title bar and ...
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How to install Java Runtime Environment 7 update 5 for x64 arquitecture on Debian OS?

The History: Hey guys I want to install JRE7u5 and not OpenJRE7u5 because, while doing a research on the web I discovery that Minecraft runs better on JRE, than with OpenJRE. The Failure: But the ...
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problem dual booting windows 7 with debian [closed]

I install windows and resize its partition. I then try to install debian in the remaining space. As it's installing the base system, it consistently gives me the following error message: "No ...
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When was this vulnerability fixed in Debian? (CVE-2012-2088 affecting libtiff4) [closed]

I have Debian Squeeze installed on my one of my workstation. On my Ubuntu 10.04 workstation there have been two security updates to the libtiff4 package in the last couple of weeks, addressing the ...
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How to keep upstart installed-always, don't be replaced by sysvinit?

Each time I do apt-get dist-upgrade, the package sysvinit comes back and replaced upstart. Well, I have some scripts written for upstart, and I need to reinstall it every time (typing the annoying ...
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Cannot create “Hello World” module (and NVIDIA, and VirtualBox)

First off, the details. BEFORE: kernel: 3.2.0-2-amd64, nvidia driver: 295.59 AFTER: kernel: 3.2.0-3-amd64, nvidia driver: 302.17-3 My Debian wheezy is kept recent at all times. Actually, doing ...
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Why rootfs is mounted multiple times?

Here you can see two devices are mounted as root: $ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on rootfs ...
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Error compiling glib

I am trying to compile glib 2.24.2 under Debian 64bit GNU/Linux 6.0.4 (squeeze) using: gcc 4.0.3 glibc 2.3.6 Configure command: CPP="/home/swarkentin/externalBins/bin/cpp" \ ...
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TrackPoint hard to control after Debian update

I'm on debian testing, and after rebooting (after an uptime of 3 weeks or so, that included a bunch of package updates, I believe including the kernel) the other day, the fine-adjustment - what a ...
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git tab-completion does not work on Debian Wheezy but works on Squeeze

My question is about git command tab-completion, i.e. when I type git stat and hit Tab, it completes the command line to git status. (Where applicable, this also works with remote names and branch ...
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Trouble getting iwlwifi driver working

I just installed Debian and I am having issues getting my wireless working. I installed Squeeze and also the nonfree firmware for iwlwifi. I thought I did everything right but I am still not getting ...
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Xorg freeze with external monitor on Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 ( Debian linux )

I have as issue with my ASUS X80L laptop ( system config: Celeron M 550, 2Gb RAM, Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 video ). I'm running Debian testing on it with X.Org v 1.12.1.902 and XFce 4.8. Every 10-20 ...