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Fully erase/delete disk with a live debian disto

Is it possible to do a full format of a disk with a live debian usb? I mean really destroy all the data on the disk so that even data recovery tools can not get the data back in any way? I have tried ...
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Virtualized Debian Jessie: slow booting / shutting down :(

I have a Debian 8 (Jessie), cat /proc/version says: Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.3 (Debian 4.8.3-16) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) ...
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What is the difference between all of these Debian version numbers?

In attempting to find the version of Debian I am running, I have run several commands; the confusing thing is, nearly all of these commands return different results. For instance, in /proc/version I ...
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How do I know which version of Debian I'm running?

In a tutorial, I'm prompted "If you are running Squeeze, follow these instructions..." and "If you are running Wheezy, follow these other instructions..." When I run uname, I get the following ...
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Wireless server only allows a single client

I have a BeagleBone Black running Debian configured as an access point using hostapd and udhcpd. A node based HTTP server accepts request on port 80. The device is not connected to any wired network. ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux on HP Chromebook 14? USB boot doesn't works!

Following this guide from the debian wiki, I'm tring to install Debian on my HP Chromebook 14 (FALCO). The problem is that, when I choose "Install" in the Debian-Installer's menu, instead of the ...
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compile source package with multiple cpu cores in debian, “apt-get -b source”

I use apt-get -b source and this command download and compile source with one core of cpu, Is there any way to compile package in debian with apt package manager with multiple cpu cores ? like -j ...
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USB Mouse Freezing in Debian / KDE // Keyboard OK

Having problems with seemingly random freezes of my Logitech Wireless Mouse in Debian (KDE). With regards to a number of articles out there, I don't have powertop, mouseemu or laptop-mode-tools ...
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Debian Linux - Ubuntu - Logs cleared for last and lastb, but not /var/log/auth.log after new year

So like the title says, I logged into my server and I noticed last and lastb seem to have been reset sometime before 00:48 after the new year. Is this intentional to have it reset, or does it only ...
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Broken libc6 makes system unbootable when I install packages via apt-get

I tried to install Skype on my amd64 Debian 7, after believing the page that told me to upgrade libc6 and allow the x86 architecture. When I started downloading such packages and upgrading libc6 my ...
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bootup hangs on “started monitoring of lvm2 mirrors”

Recently I had some problems with hard disk. I think I solved that problems, but now my computer (with Debian) doesn't boot up. It hangs for several minutes on "started monitoring of lvm2 mirrors" ...
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Remotely connect to computer when connection partly fails

I have a Debian computer acting as a server at home. It has a dovecot+postfix mail server, an SSH server, an apache server, and everything you would expect from a do-everything server. At home, it is ...
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debian asus g551jm gnome 3 using integrated gpu instead of nvidia

I have an asus g55jm running debian wheezy with gnome. By default the integrated gpu instead of the nvidia gtx860M card for the desktop. running lspci outputs: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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playing video on ancient computer

I'd like to play video stream on ancient computer (PII 400 + 512M). I installed debian with XLDE but iceweasel takes to much CPU - video is choppy. I was trying to cut everything unneeded - when ...
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Late authentication

I run Debian Wheezy with a simple window manager (Blackbox). If I remember correctly, in Ubuntu some applications like Synaptic and Update Manager ask for sudo password only when/if needed. How do I ...
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Can`t mount external hdd

I am using Debian and I`m using Windows as well (much longer). I loaded a external disk on Windows but when trying to mount on linux again I keep getting the same error: Error mounting: mount exited ...
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Where are xkb options defined?

I'm not too experienced with Linux on personal computers, but I've recently installed Debian Jessie on my laptop (using GNOME 3). It's a Macbook, so there's a command key on the keyboard. Initially, I ...
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Skype Call Recorder in Debian 7.1: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found

I am trying to configure Skype Call Recorder in Debian 7.1, running Skype 4.3.0.37. Since there was no amd64 package for Debian, I am using skype-call-recorder-ubuntu_0.10_amd64.deb. The installation ...
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How to configure Debian with Thinkpad T440 trackpad/clickpad?

I have trouble trying to figure out how to configure the Lenovo Thinkpad T440 trackpad ("clickpad") with the Linux OS. I like the way that Windows configured the laptops trackpad, and want to mimic it ...
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Unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie 64 bit

I am unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie (64 bit). I have already enables i386 architecture . The issue is with the installation of the package libqtwebkit4:i386: rsiwal@rsiwal-jessie:~$ sudo ...
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specific swap partitions for multiple debian instances in a single computer

I'm trying to setup a computer with three debian instances (wheezy, jessie and sid), I've created / and swap partitions for each debian instance, during the installation I did specify which swap ...
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Can't change gnome-terminal tab's title from within ssh session on remote debian 8 machine

When I connect to a debian 8 server I can't change gnome-terminal tab's title, see for yourself: $ ssh deb6-server $ echo -en '\e]0;test\a' # title changes $ echo $TERM xterm-256color $ cat ...
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How to install KDE without Konqueror?

I want to install a very minimal KDE desktop in Debian. When running apt-get install kde-plasma-netbook, kde-plasma-netbook depends on kde-baseapps, which then installs some applications, such as ...
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is there a difference between these lines in `/etc/apt/sources.list`?

In a guide for installing a wireless card, I'm told to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free This is what my sources.list ...
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IPv6 connections timeout

I'm having issues with IPv6 connections. Only with those. They timeout roughly every 10 minutes (due to address renewal i suppose). Happens with every debian based flavour of linux i tried in a year ...
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Serial program not responding on boot

I am trying to run a program written in C that uses ttyX for serial communication. The program is running on Cubieboard2 with Debian OS. When I run the program manually, it successfully runs and ...
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How to verify a bootable USB pendrive?

There are many OSs that can be written to USB flash drive and result in a bootable USB drive. For security reasons I need to verify the bootable USB that is written from the image file I downloaded. ...
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How to extend root partition (which wasn't created using LVM) in debian linux

I've read this question Can I resize the root partition without uninstalling and reinstalling Linux (or losing data)? before I ask. But I'm not using LVM when creating the root partition, so I'm not ...
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How to install Broadcom BCM4360 on debian on Macbook pro

I'm trying to install the wireless drivers because my macbook pro does not have a ethernet port, then I mount the 3 debian isos like local repositories to install the almost all of dependeces. So, ...
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Untrusted package apt-transport-https

I am using Debian wheezy and I would like to install the package apt-transport-https, which allows to access apt repositories through the https protocol. What really puzzles me is that the apt-get ...
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Replace user shell from dash to bash [duplicate]

Everytime I use my terminal, I am always put into the dash shell instead of bash. Is there any way to change this even just for my user only? Tried apt-alternatives but setting the default shell can't ...
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cURL settings in debian

I recently setup a cURL script, wich I tested at a Windows XAMPP envirement. Now I want to bring it live on our Debian machine, but its not working anyhow. I think this has something to do with the ...
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apt pin priority for a single package in a source

I am trying to get firefox through the debian repo for mint to work within debian wheezy I'm using the following source line: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import i've created a file in: ...
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Syslog message “rt_bind_peer(0) @ffffffffa0283f57”, twice in every second

My /var/log/syslog on a Debian server is flooded with lines similar to: Dec 23 16:05:40 server1 kernel: [ 686.957585] rt_bind_peer(0) @ffffffffa0283f57 These messages occur up to twice a second ...
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Debian 7.7 - Troubles, starting service

first of all a little explanation of my infrastructure: 1x Debian 7.7 running PHP 5, MySql 5 and Apache The starting situation: We actually build an application based on php to process barcode ...
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Same Wifi names keep messing with connection

I just got a RasPi and I'm looking to replace the Windows PC that's doing the routing job. (To save electricity) What I'm trying to do with it is make it connect to a wifi network using it's bssid(or ...
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gconftool-2 doesn't refresh with the dbus anymore?

I used to use gconftool-2 to edit keys in this way (here I change the cursor shape in gnome-terminal): gconftool --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Profile0/cursor_shape ibeam But it ...
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Default tmux config

I've been trying some .tmux.conf files but now I'd like to go back to the original/default configuration. How can I do it? I've been looking for the default file but no luck.
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How to create user-defined tasks in Debian?

According to the Debian terminology, a task is a collection of several individual Debian packages all related to a specific activity (see here). Tasks can be installed through the tasksel program ...
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Red glitch borders on linux desktop animations

I am using gnome 3.14 + debian 8 jessie + nvidia optimus graphic driver. Those borders on animations are driving me insane and I would love some suggestions on how to resolve it :( ? PS, can someone ...
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NodeJS / Etherpad: freshly installed etherpad causes TypeError

I have a Debian 7 stable server and installed etherpad-lite with this tutorial how to install etherpad-lite on debian stable. Everything went fine and etherpad starts without errors using: service ...
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GCM encryption mode for Debian 7.6

Does an option exist for AES-GCM 256bit encryption for client connections with OpenVPN? I've tried to google around this question, but found no algorithm how to patch my openvpn/openssl. So my ...
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Xinerama misbehaving - drags to wrong screen

I am in the midst of setting up a new Debian workstation. Using one AMD HD 7870, I am running 3 screens. It took a little doing to get to the point where all three screens were showing up correctly, ...
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Reason for security repositories in Debian?

In /etc/apt/sources.list(lists APT data sources) file there are two repositories listed for security updates: deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free deb-src ...
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Debian Stable (“wheezy”): was trying to build Python 3.4, and I ran sudo make install — am I in trouble now?

So, I wanted to run Python 3.4.x inside a virtualenv virtual environment. I learned that the first step should be to build Python 3.4.x. I was doing so in /usr/bin/Python3.4.x (a folder I created), ...
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What does /lib/lsb/init-functions do?

Can anyone help me in understanding the meaning of the following code from /lib/lsb/init-functions: base=${1##*/} Also it would be helpful if it was possible to explain how pidofproc function ...
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Linux Bridge Network with Static IP Addresses and Firewall

any and all help is appreciated. I am trying to set up my Network Map Can you give me advice in setting up my interface file? If I set a static IP on my PLC on the same gateway, I shouldn't need to ...
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rc.local and networking start order

If I add iptables-restore to my /etc/rc.local script, will this be guaranteed to be executed before any networking is started by the OS? The alternative is that there will be a brief period where my ...
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Trouble switching from DHCP to a static IP on Kali Linux

When I installed Kali Linux 64bit, I forgot to set up a static IP address, and now DHCP determines my address with my router. I have already modified /etc/hosts and /etc/network/interfaces to declare ...
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Install Lubuntu as 2nd OS on encrypted computer?

I have debian installed on my computer which is installed in a full encrypted disk. Having tried lubuntu in virtual box form and liking it, I want to try lubuntu out on the actual computer instead of ...