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 dual boot windows 8?

I just installed debian on my computer which has windows 8 from before (has 2 hds installed debian on the storage hd), however it booted straight into windows 8 without loading grub or anything. What ...
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Is running GUI apps on server a security issue?

To edit system files for example /etc/named/named.conf, I use: su - Password: gedit And then opens and edit above like files, instead of: nano /etc/named/named.conf or: vi ...
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Upgrading error

When I do apt-get update // apt-get upgrade i received this error whatever I do: root@debian:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Not able to run vnstat unless as root in debian 7

So, I need to run this command: vnstat -tr 2 But as a user I just created, not as root, as root it works fine, but as a regular user I get this: Error: Unable to get interface "eth0" statistics. ...
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linking problems when installing python module and dependencies as non-root

I want to install a certain (non-public, numerical) python module on a remote (Debian squeeze) system on which I do not have root (or sudo) privileges. As the python-dev package was not installed, I ...
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Uninstalling software packages, without removing the downloaded .deb in apt-cache?

Currently I am running Wheezy 32-bit, and recently I installed FreeSWITCH from the official repos. However, I realized that for the purpose I had in mind, I needed to rebuild FreeSWITCH myself, from ...
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Openbox isn't loading correctly

I'm on Crunchbang 11, 64 bit, it is a Debian Wheezy distro. This morning Openbox isn't loading correctly     All the programs and shortcuts are working correctly. Conky is loading ...
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Manual configuring network interfaces on Cubieboard

I have installed Cubian (It's Debian for the Cubieboard). After the system has started, the wired network works fine. I've read this and configured the network interface(I added only the wlan0 ...
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How to see password as we type it

In debian wheezy terminal i type su - It ask for password, which i type but it dont show anything as Password: I want to it to show at least some asterisks as the placeholder for the password ...
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Partition scheme for installation of Debian

I'm installing Debian Wheezy on a 50 GB partition of a 500 GB Seagate SATA hard disk with 2 GB RAM. I want to use following partition scheme, but stuck at: How much (in percent) of disk space should ...
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make fatal error: openssl/sha.h: No such file or directory

I'm trying to compile a program that, according to the documentation, requires the "OpenSSL library". I have OpenSSL installed, and it's still giving me the error openssl/sha.h: No such file or ...
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How to install gnome shell 3.6 in debian 7.1

I have installed Debian 7.1 and I realized it has installed gnome shell 3.4.2. How can I upgrade it to version 3.6?
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Upgrade debian from oldstable (squeeze) to unstable (sid) [duplicate]

I am trying to get debian sid. Firstly, I installed a clean squeeze on my hard drive. I replaced everything in my 'sources.list' with 'deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib ...
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Lxc giving error at the time of shutdown

I had installed lxc on my debian wheezy. Now during shutdown it give error /var/lib/lxc/*/status : no such file or directory. it show this line for 50-60 times then got shutdown. why am i getting this ...
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Would installing different versions of libssl cause problems?

I am trying to install testing version of Spotify on Debian. It's a testing version and they say it's for Debian Squeeze, my Crunchbang (64 bit) is based on Debian Wheezy, but I'm trying to install it ...
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customize and pack a debian image

Given a vanilla Debian I need to: pick a filesystem configure the software ( writing .conf files and edit shell scripts ) install/remove packages install/remove software compiled by me After that ...
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MailScanners: spamassassin vs spamd & clamav vs clamd [closed]

I'm trying to decide which method is better question for you today. I'm running a Debian+Sendmail(w/TSL+SASL)+MailScanner+SpamAssassin+Clam setup. I'm wondering which is a better way to execute my ...
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Explanation of the default Debian sources?

So I've looked online and haven't found a clear explanation of the default Debian source list. Specially, what do main, updates. proposed-updates and security mean in the context of ...
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Restarting Gnome 3 in Debian Wheezy?

What's the correct way to restart Gnome 3 (and Xorg) under Debian 7.0 Wheezy? I've seen older documentation on how to this, but it is outdated. The ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut no longer works by ...
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What's the difference between Debian Standard and Gnome?

I was wondering, is there any differences between Debian Standard and GNOME versions? Isn't Debian under GNOME by default?
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How to quickly create a local apt repository for random packages using a Debian based linux distribution?

Some situations call for manually installing a local package using dpkg -i <packagename>. Sometimes it may be further useful to leverage the functionality of apt with that package so the ...
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Package php5-json breaks firephp

Background Recently I upgraded php to version 5.5. Within this upgrade module for json was moved out from php5 package into a new package php5-json. So I installed it. Now the connection with ...
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Handbrake for wheezy?

Has anyone figured out how to install/backport a Debian Handbrake package on Debian wheezy? The only version of Handbrake currently in Debian is in experimental, and the dependencies are not available ...
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PHP + Exim4 on Debian - mail does not get delivered

I have a fresh Debian installation with LAMP. There is a PHP script that sends email messages to arbitrary addresses using the mail function, but it does not work - the messages don't get delivered. ...
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Will purging GNOME remove gedit? [closed]

If I remove the GNOME desktop environment from my Debian 7 installation, will that also remove additional applications like gedit or will they remain installed and usable?
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HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy because of expired ink cardriges

HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy is ink cardriges are marked as expired, this is a non-feature since cardriges should not degrade on time. How can I fix that? PS. I really ...
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lxpanel borked since dist-upgrade in Debian Sid

On 13-Aug, several LXDE-related packages were installed in my Siduction Linux system. All of these updates came from the Debian repos. Now, lxpanel is not started when I log in, so I have no panel ...
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Upgrading debian squeeze to sid

Atm I am trying to upgrade my debian squeeze to sid. I followed this tutorial: www(.)digitalocean.com/community/articles/upgrading-debian-to-unstable Everything seems to work well until Step 3. While ...
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Can't install software in Debian 6

I installed Debian 6 Squeez on my virtual machine and I can't install software using aptitude or apt-get. This is my sources.list file: root@debian:/etc/apt# cat sources.list # # deb cdrom:[Debian ...
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How to properly configure sudoers file, on debian wheezy?

I have seen many blog posts that say, it is enough to do aptitude install sudo su root adduser USERNAME sudo But that only protects aptitude, in other words: aptitude install sendmail will ask ...
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Disabling graphical login in Debian wheezy

I have installed Debian wheezy on my machine with a netinst image, now I would like to deactivate the desktop and boot straight to the command line, not only that but I would like to not waste any ...
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Replacement for standard KDE monitor manager?

My Linux experience is roughly a 4/10. I'm running the latest Debian-Wheezy install, and I've been having some trouble with the stock KDE display/monitor manager (to clarify as these terms seem to ...
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Update kde to newest version

My OS is debian squeeze and I installed kde as graphical interface. My current kde version is 4.4.5. But I want to update it to the newest version (4.10.5). How to do it? (I am a newbie).
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How can the Debian DVD .iso file be used to install software without a CD Drive or the Internet?

Question Background: I donot have a CD-Drive I downloaded Debian DVD Wheezy 64 Bit Installed Basic Utilities + Desktop by usb boot NOW I want to install more software Problem: apt-get install vlc ...
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How to install video driver in Debian?

I have an old computer with an ATI Radeon 1150. I installed Debian but I don't have a driver for hardware accelerated OpenGL. What should I do?
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LMDE: Install latest Iceweasel or Firefox

I am using LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition). By default, this ships with a quite old Firefox version (21.0). And if you install Iceweasel, it does not get better. There are a number of forum posts ...
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Figuring out installed packages on Ubuntu from filesystem backup

I have a full filesystem backup from my Ubuntu box, and my OS disk crashed. Is there a way to list all installed packages (like dpkg -l does but) from the backup? The logfiles are not an option as ...
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Output visual (ASCII) Debian dependency tree to terminal?

I'm not sure if this is more of a SuperUser or UnixLinux question, but I'll try here... Recently, I found this: #710689 - aptitude: use unicode character in the trees - Debian Bug report logs It ...
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How to set up control for case fans in Debian Wheezy?

We'll for some days now I've been trying to get the fancontrol for my Debian Wheezy up and running. Actually (after some problems with pwmconfig not accepting my chipset, which is a AMD 770 one) now ...
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Mount a device as another user

Is there a command (on Debian Wheezy) that a testuser that belongs only to the group testuser can run (maybe he needs to be listed in sudoers first) in order to mount a USB stick as if he belonged to ...
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install java sdk 6, wheezy

Followed debian Java Sun wiki, and later 1[open jsk 7 ]2 which has a note on installing 6 : link to java 7 on debian aptitude install sun-java6-jdk No candidate version found for ...
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boot without failing services

I'm using Debian testing. I want to configure wifi on my netbook, but failed to do so and when the system boots I get the following message: INFO: task wpa_supplicant:1634 blocked for more than 120 ...
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Install nagios3 on debian by apt, file not found error

I have a Wheezy Debian system, and I've installed nagios3 using apt-get. When I go to myhost.com/nagios3 and then go to a page, for example "Tactical Overview" I get the error message: The ...
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console displaying quote character from gcc wongly

After an upgrade to debian wheezy my text consoles displays questions marks where there should be quotes Under X I see things correctly window.cpp:1056:21: error: base operand of ‘->’ is not a ...
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Equivs: enhance or update an existing package without uninstalling?

Some background: I'm using Debian 7 as my main environment, and I want to tell my system that I have glibc = 2.15 in addition to the environment's required glibc = 2.13 for the purposes of using some ...
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How to attach my domain with bind in real www

How to attach my domain with bind in real wwwI install bind9, with apache. By God's very grace every thing went smooth. my dig, host, nslookup and ping provide this info: my system ip address: ...
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Debian-Windows dual boot: which one should I install first? [closed]

I have a fresh desktop with no OS that I want to run Windows 7 and Debian stable on. All guides for dual boot setups I found so far assume a pre-installed Windows (possibly because so many PCs come ...
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How to setup Git server on Linux Container in Debian

I have a LXC container on my Debian system. I want to setup a public Git server on it so that it's accessible to other people. How can I do this? UPDATE #1 Link to apache2.conf: ...
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Segmentation fault in libGL.so.1

A while back I posted a question about running a 32 bit app in Debian Wheezy 64 bit Thanks to @JosephR I was able to run it without the nasty could not find libGL.so.1 error. Now, however, the app ...
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Can't swap between two bootable drives

I'm attempting to setup a 2-drive (sda, sdb) RAID 1 in my PC, using Raider to convert from my old single drive (sda) system to the new RAID 1. From sda, on sdb I ran: # raider -R1 # raider --run ...