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 vs Mint? [closed]

I am new to linux and I can't decide whether to choose Debian or Linux Mint for my first distribution. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu (if I understood right), and Ubuntu is based on Debian. But as I ...
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Debian 7.3 can't remove postgresql

Solved: I removed /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresql-8.4 Now everything is fine. sudo rm -r /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresq* I got this problem: alex@VRIL ~ % sudo apt-get install python3 Reading ...
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Terminate/skip SysV service during boot

I seem to remember that since SysV init runs services in a serial (not parallel) fashion, you can kill whatever's currently in the foreground with some key combination -- apparently not ctrl-c/z/d ...
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nginx php-fpm index.php doesn't load

I have a quite simple setup with nginx and php-fpm, howsoever when I try to access my website with my-website.com I get a 403 forbidden error, If I access my-website.com/index.php everything works ...
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How do I set up of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence with an Apache web server?

I'm trying to put together an Apache configuration for quickly getting IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server up and running. But I got no idea of how to do it, could someone help me?
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missed X-Spam- headers for all messages in exim4 + spamassassin

I'm trying to configure spam filter on VPS Debian Squeeze, exim4-heavy + spamassassin and dovecot. Exim version 4.72, SpamAssassin version 3.3.1, Perl version 5.10.1 And I have an irritating problem ...
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When removing a Debian package, how can I also remove Python *.pyc files?

I have a Debian package say XYZ.deb which copies some file on installation. As per Debian package policy on package uninstallation only those files will be removed which were copied during ...
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Hard disk power management with image toggling in display

We have a system in which we almost toggle some display data in the screen 24 hours x 7 days a week. Since our application runs every day, we see some hard disk failures in the field. Unfortunately, ...
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Samsung Ultra book won't wake up after hibernate and suspend on Crunchbang

I've been struggling for a few hours to get suspend and hibernate working on my Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Lite. When I try to resume the screen power led goes on, but screen stays black. The capslock led ...
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Missing usbserial driver

I am looking for the usbserial driver: “option” for Debian Jessie and armel architecture. Is there a package that contains this and other usbserial drivers? Where is the source-code for this driver ...
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How to stop `apt-get` complaining about unmet dependencies when I manually install the software from source? [duplicate]

I have been installing some applications onto my Debian system. Now there are some that have dependencies that I do not want installed with the applications at the moment. I have managed this by using ...
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track down executables installer

I have a freshly installed debian system It has vim installed using apt-get install vim Now I have the command xxd installed on the system. I know that this had to have come from the vim ...
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What is the difference between apt-get and dpkg?

I have several questions regarding apt-get vs. dpkg. Do they install to the same place? Is info from these tools 1 to 1 with each other? Is there any difference in the commands utility?
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Auto-Mounting CIFS Shares on Laptop

I've seen questions similar to this asked before in several variations, but I have yet to locate a satisfactory answer. Here's what I have: A highly mobile Debian laptop that switches networks ...
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I messed up my EFI boot, what do I do?

I have Debian Wheezy installed on my computer using EFI boot. It used Grub2 as the bootloader. I then decided to install Arch Linux, using EFI as well, on another partition and chose Grub bootloader ...
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Re-installing apps after a fresh install?

I'm on Debian and I want to re-partition my drive and reinstall. Is there an easy way to restore all currently installed packages after a fresh installation? I'm thinking of doing it by making a ...
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How do I make Wheezy see my sound card?

I'm working on a relatively clean install of Wheezy - relatively as I installed it today and have been installing packages for quite some time. I previously had Ubuntu which played sounds, so it's not ...
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iptables: The “script” way or the “*filter, rules, COMMIT” way?

I'm trying to figure out how NAT and iptables work. While I'm in the trial-and-error phase of learning about it, I found two somewhat conflicting howtos. One howto uses a script to call iptables ...
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Keep private key for remote reprepro package archive local

Currently I am using reprepro and inoticoming to maintain a Debian package archive on a remote machine. The repo is configured with this distributions file: Origin: ... Label: ... Codename: squeeze ...
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Debian: An MTA just to solve dependencies, not because I really need one

It has bothered me for years that with every new Debian installation, a full MTA (Mail Transport Agent) was installed even if I had no desire to use the machine as a mail server. The MTA was necessary ...
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Every few minutes sound is reset

I'm running Debian testing and I have a script that sets the volume of speakers on startup that looks like this: amixer -c 0 set Surround 50% > /dev/null & amixer -c 0 set Center 100% > ...
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How to get rid of the *Personal File Sharing* bar in Nautilus?

I just moved from Ubuntu to Debian Wheezy and I thought I'd be finally free of all the unnecessary clutter. I guess I was wrong. Here is the situation: In the Downloads folder, Nautilus displays the ...
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How to create Linux header for newly compiled kernel?

In Debian when I want to compile my kernel module I need to install linux-header-* package and then I need to write some makefile like this: obj-m := hello.o KDIR := /lib/modules/$(shell uname ...
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Debian install halts

I'm running Debian squeeze on my Lenovo laptop. Recently I tried to install Debian Jessie on a different partition. The installation process goes smoothly, but at some point (around 99% completion) ...
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Need More Information About KDE Job Notification

I installed Debian 7.2 on a new laptop a couple of days ago, and now I'm getting a strange job notification every once in a while. It just says the following: Source: ...
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Linking the `mail` and `sendmail` commands to Dovecot and Postfix

I have recently set up my mail server with Debian 7.2 (Wheezy), Dovecot, and Postfix, as described in this guide. This is all working fine, and I have installed and configured Roundcube and ...
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Installing a cross-toolchain to build ARM binaries on Debian

I tried to install a cross toolchain so I could build Linux kernel on amd64 (Debian testing "jessie") for my ARM system. I have this entry in sources.list: deb http://www.emdebian.org/debian sid main ...
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Logic behind Postgres binary installation path on Debian

It appears that the Postgresql installation is split into three folder locations on Debian: Configuration: /etc/postgresql Binaries: /usr/lib/postgresql Data: /var/lib/postgresql I ...
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Can GNOME/KDE be turned off?

I have installed Debian Wheezy on an old laptop I want to use as a server. However, sometimes I want to use that computer to read webpages and write some code on it. So I want to have a GUI where I ...
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Choose other timezone when install Debian?

Why can't I select English and choose timezone outside US?
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Downgrade php version on debian

I have a big problem with my sites after I migrated to a new server. The only difference is the php version. On the old server I have 5.3.3-7+squeeze15 and on the new server there is ...
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Invoking PolicyKit/polkit via xinit/startx?

I recently upgraded a minimal installation of Ubuntu (with no full-fledged DE) from precise to saucy and since doing so I'm no longer able to mount removable drives as a normal user. I googled a bit ...
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BAMT wireless connection no DHCPOFFERS received

I have managed to get my Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter registered and the correct driver installed, but need some help getting it connected to my WPA2 PSK network. root@bamt-miner:/home/user# ...
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Static IP for 2 PCs on crossover cable in interfaces(5) file?

I've got 2 PCs connected on an Ethernet crossover cable. On PC1 I run: sudo ip addr add 192.168.2.1 peer 192.168.2.2 dev eth0 sudo ip link set dev eth0 up On PC2 I run: sudo ip addr add ...
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Naming conventions / translation between dpkg and apt packages?

I've been trying to figure out package management in debian a little better. I figured out that you can list all the packages on your system by using the "apt-cache pkgnames" command: ...
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Installing acidbase on Debian Wheezy

I'm having issues to install acidbase on Debian Wheezy: apt-get install -y acidbase Throws: Unable to locate package acidbase My sources.list looks ok and I've already ran apt-get update. Am ...
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How to interpret the output of 'lsusb' — What are all these Linux Foundation root hubs?

I recently found out about the lsusb command while troubleshooting a headset issue.. My laptop runs debian and doesn't have anything plugged into USB currently, but when I run the "lsusb" command, I ...
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Get errors when aptitude update

I get the following errors when aptitude update. These errors are after non-error updates. What do I do to fix this, but not remove the ppas, etc? Err http://ppa.launchpad.net Packages 404 Not ...
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The curous incident of the missing ppa.ko in debian 3.11 kernel?

Ok. Running a version of LDME with a kernel of 3.11-2-amd64 ( basically debian testing). Suddenly with the installation of this particular kernel the module ppa.ko is gone. Further an apt-file search ...
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Turn system on by USB keyboard?

To hibernate my Debian Wheezy system, I run the following command: sudo sh -c 'echo disk > /sys/power/state' To wake up the system, I can press any key on my USB keyboard. My understanding of ...
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How to regenerate /etc/init.d/.depend.(boot|start|stop) on Debian?

Suppose one deleted the following files. /etc/init.d/.depend.boot /etc/init.d/.depend.start /etc/init.d/.depend.stop How to regenerate them?
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Error: /etc/network/interfaces/ is a directory!

Trying to edit the prior using nano /etc/network/interfaces/ in Debian and get the following error: Error: /etc/network/interfaces/ is a directory! Can someone help me fix this?
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Configuring different subnet IPs for a single physical interface on Wheezy?

I have a VPS that has been assigned three IP addresses. Let's say that these are 192.168.123.45/24, 192.168.225.98/23 and 192.168.225.99/23. (The actual addresses are globally routable, but that is ...
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Making ruby available to all users

I intend to use Ruby when programming my Raspberry Pi which is running the Debian based Occidentals. Via SSH, I executed: curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby which downloaded the ...
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Fujitsu Life book Debian Weezy 64-bit

Has anyone managed to get a 64 bit Linux installation on the Fujitsu Lifebook A3130 Currently have 32-bit Debian Wheezy but having troubles with building/Compiling Android and CyanogenMod. Having ...
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escape characters in /etc/network/interfaces

I want to be sure that whatever string I pass into the line wpa-ssid "abc" in /etc/network/interfaces won't be used to break out of the configuration. All I can find in the manual is that \ can be ...
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How can I install Bastille on a recent version of Debian?

To the best of my ability, I have looked everywhere in order to find a .deb file however even on its own website (bastille-linux.org) it is recommended to use aptitude which no longer seem to contain ...
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Cannot install java after apt-get upgrade

When I execute java -version, I get this: bash: /usr/bin/java: No such file or directory I followed multiple online guides towards installing java. I followed all the steps but I still get that ...
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Simulating a middle-button click on my touchpad often scrolls up the view

At times, when I simulate the mouse middle-button with my touchpad, my view auto-scrolls towards the top. I've seen this on my browser and my X terminal. Here's my touchpad settings: $ synclient -l ...
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Nautilus alternative for debian

I am having a hard time installing Marlin on Debian. PPA command doesn't seem to be working in Debian. Is there any other way I can get rid of Nautilus and install another alternative? Or better yet ...