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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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D ...
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Sound crackles and echos to the point of being unusable [closed]

I recently got a new desktop, installed debian 64 bit, and found out that the sound doesn't work at all. I'm not entirely sure what information I should give to help identify the problem but I'll do ...
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Just installed Debian - Having trouble connecting to wireless network

I know this question has been asked before but none of the solutions are working for me. I just installed Debian and I'm relatively new to Linux. I'm running Debian 7.4 (Wheezy) with Gnome desktop. At ...
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Can't install Flash Player on Debian Jessie

I tried to install the flashplugin-nonfree on Debian Jessie (testing) today. However, when I tr running sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree, I get E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree. ...
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Elantech Mouse Touchpad not working well

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Debian (GNOME) machine: My mouse touchpad does not work correctly (right-click not recognized, cannot do 2 finger drag and drop/highlight) on Debian, but it does work ...
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Using OpenVPN with systemd

Ok, so I've been searching the web for solutions to this problem with no answers seeming to work for me. Hopefully someone can help me. I'm only trying to configure the OpenVPN Client. I'm running ...
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Is this a so-called “Hybrid” Mac Partition table, and how can I mount this in Linux?

I would like to better understand what is on this hard disk, and how I can mount it into Linux (specifically Debian GNU/Linux, Stable): It was created on a Powerbook g4 "alu book" with the default ...
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Failed installation 32-bit python on 64-bit Linux Mint

I basically have two questions: How do you install 32-bit Python alongside 64-bit Python on linux? How do I fix my broken system from the failed attempt below? I just tried to install a 32-bit ...
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Wifi not working

I just dual-booted windows 7 with Debian 7, during the installation it said the wifi firmware was missing so I installed without an internet connection, after the installation I got my LAN cable to ...
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How many commands can be queued up with control operators?

I have been reading up on control operators, and I was wondering if there was a limit to how many commands you could line up with control operators, such as ||, && and ;. In addition, is ...
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RPM “ghost” directive equivalent in debian packaging?

So I have worked with RPM (Redhat package manager) and it has a feature called ghost files. This type of file designates a file that is owned by the package, but is not necessarily installed through ...
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Why didn't I get the same result after installing the OS as when using Debian Live?

Yesterday, I tested Debian Live 7.6 with non-free drivers using a USB stick. I used that because the completely-free version was not recognizing my wifi and video drivers out-of-the-box. Everything ...
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Changelog of deb package

I'm using dpkg -b to build packages with python scripts. (DEBIAN format). In the DEBIAN folder I'have added the following files: compat control copyright changelog The changelog is using the right ...
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How to set special folder permission on proFTPD?

On one of my servers, I have ProFTPD installed in Debian 7. I need special permission only for 2 specific folders. These are: append - user must be able to append data to an existing file rename - ...
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Gnome/Nvidia driver installation fails after upgrading to Wheezy

I upgraded one of my Debian 6 machines to Debian 7 but the graphical login never appears. All I get is a blinking cursor. When I switch to tty and try to install the proprietary Nvidia driver, ...
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sudo and fish: no credential caching

I use fish as my standard shell. And I use sudo sometimes. But I'm having problems with credential caching. On an Ubuntu system, this works: niklas@Niklas-Mobil~> sudo true [sudo] password for ...
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Configuring SSTP client on Debian

I would need to connect my Debian (stable) server to a Windows Server 2008R2 server, which is acting as a SSTP VPN server. I have managed to install sstp-client on my Debian server, but I do not know ...
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VIM as c++ IDE - autocomplete

I'm still learning C++, but I know already some stuff. I used to use Visual Studio, but after I switched to Debian, I was working with Code Blocks. Recently I heard about using VIM as IDE and started ...
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Cannot edit crontab as non root user

When I use the command crontab -e on my Debian server as a non root user (in this case as postgres), I can't edit it because of "/tmp/crontab.SJlY0Y/crontab" [Permission Denied] crontab -l on the ...
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Network locations like OSX

I couldn't find anything like that on Google, so I am asking it here. Is there a way to make multiple network configurations that can be activated with one click like OSX? Like for example, one that ...
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stable, stable/updates and stable-updates in the sources.list

Very often now I have seen sources.list files (including my own) that contain lines like these: deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free deb ...
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Pointing domain name to server

I am still a newbie when it comes to Linux, and I recently bought 2 domains from NameCheap. Running a LEMP stack on Debian 7 and want to know how I can create name servers like ns1.example.com and ...
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Debian installation fails due to CDROM not being detected [closed]

This is a problem many users have, but there doesn't seem to be an effective solution that works for everybody. When trying to install Debian 7.6 (problem exists for other versions as well) from a ...
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Setting System Timezone based on a timestamp

I want to set the system date and timezone based on a string that looks like this (output of Javascript new Date().toString()): Fri Aug 01 2014 12:13:27 GMT+0200 (CEST) The standard way to set ...
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Python failing to import winregistry

I'm trying to use secretsdump.py, which relies on winregistry.py. The error I'm getting is: Traceback (most recent call last): File "secretsdump.py", line 41, in <module> from impacket ...
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Alsa driver update in client machine without make

I have a Debian 6 system and updated alsa from 1.0.23 to 1.0.25, It works as expected. Steps which I performed to compile: ./configure make make install Now , I have 100's of client machines in ...
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Extracting a 2.7GB 7z file

I currently have a 2.7GB 7z file that backed up my computer (it extracts to about 6.2GB of data) I am running on a Chromebook with Crouton. The Chroot is running Kali with a Unity front end. I am ...
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Installing Steam on Debian Wheezy

I downloaded the .deb file from the Steam website, but couldn't install it as it complained about having and "outdated" version of libc6. I look around and apparently I have to add jessie sources to ...
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Solutions are telling me to update libc6, but it's already updated. How do I fix `GLIBC_2.15' not found?

I've been trying to run a Garry's Mod server through Open Game Panel all day. I've tried to fix almost all errors, but I can't fix this one. Failed to open dedicated_srv.so ...
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Run android app on debian without emulator

I'm trying to install a few android games on Debian. I've tried Bluestacks (via WINE), Genymotion, AndroVM, Android-x86 and I still can't get these few games (Samurai Siege, and Clash of the Clans). ...
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Flash Player not working for certain websites in Debian 7.5

I'm trying to use a website that uses Flash Player for instant video podcasts. Flash Player usually works, but when I'm trying to visit the page I get the following message: express install is not ...
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How to use a USB device instead of a hard drive

Recently I setup a webcam that uses ftp, which uploads the current frame every 0.33 seconds. This creates thousands of images on my hard drives. I have a daily cron job deleting anything past 10 days ...
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Run a script when a package is updated?

I'm using runit to manage my services and when a new version of nginx is installed, I'd like to restart nginx using sv restart nginx. Is there a way that I can monitor a package or set of packages ...
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Debian doesn't boot after plugging new graphics card

Recently, I've replaced a basic ATI card to NVIDIA GeForce 750 Ti. Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu work fine, but Debian cannot even boot. After selecting standard boot: And after boot in recovery mode: . I ...
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How to record Skype calls (audio) on Debian 6?

I conduct business over Skype. Sometimes when I talk to clients they give a lot of instructions real quick. It would be nice to have a way to record conversations so that I could listen to them at a ...
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Debian Wheezy live - gparted, dmsg, fdisk etc. do not detect local hard drive but it is shown during installation

Yesterday I finished backing up my data and it was time to wipe that HDD of mine for good and freshly install Debian Wheezy stable with Xfce as a WM. I've booted into a live session to see if things ...
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mysql fail to start bash_completion errors

So after upgrading my debian system, mysql does not start anymore with command "service mysql start". I get: Job for mysql.service failed. See 'systemctl status mysql.service' and 'journalctl -xn' ...
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Select drive partition table in preseed file automated Debian install

I am using a preseed file for my Debian installs. I am using 1TB drives, and I would like to use MS-DOS partition tables. It is defaulting to GPT. Is there a way to choose which type of table to ...
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How to make a portable Linux app?

I'd like to make a "portable" version of Emacs 24.3. I am using some Debian 7 systems, where I don't have root access. Since Debian 7 is missing Emacs 24, I'd like to build a portable version of it, ...
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“make test” failed while compiling Python

I compiled Python 3.4.1 on an emulated Debian 7 ARM system. make test failed on test_multiprocessing_fork: FAIL: test_semaphore_tracker (test.test_multiprocessing_fork.TestSemaphoreTracker) ...
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Creating a debian package that depends on libcudart.so.6.0 from cuda-core-libs-6-0

I try to create a Debian package for a program that depends on libcudart.so.6.0. The debuild script aborts with: dpkg-shlibdeps: Fehler: Bibliothek libcudart.so.6.0 konnte nicht gefunden werden, ...
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What do you do when you try to sudo and root's PATH has gone kerblooey?

I've got a feeling something bad just happened to this machine. faheem@bulldog:/usr/local/src/mercurial$ sudo dpkg -i mercurial_3.0-1_amd64.deb mercurial-common_3.0-1_all.deb dpkg: warning: ...
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I recently cloned my drive, while booting I have to wait at this screen which has a number of error messages

Once booted the computer works fine (debian 7 sid), no other issues. I just have to wait at this screen for around 3 minutes, unfortunate since I have an SSD. Are these error messages causing the ...
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How do you patch a kernel? [duplicate]

I got diff text from lkml how do I patch it into a kernel source? I am very new to compiling kernels, and I couldn't find decent sources online I am using debian if it is relevant
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Install Debian on ONE partition

My plan was to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian. Currently I have Windows installed. My disk can only have 4 partitions. One is system reserved. I want to give both OS their own 64GB partitions, and ...
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installing grub and a working kernel over an old and broken debian system

I have an old debian system, which I always have been able to upgrade over the years. I had installed an old kernel, compiled by me from sources. After my last dist-upgrade (using testing ...
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Why is my /etc/apt/sources.list set to squeeze when I have debian wheezy?

I have set up a few new debian boxes which were installed with debian wheezy (7.1). I set them up and upgraded to the current stable release: $ cat /etc/debian_version 7.6 If I look at my ...
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bash script not being run by cron [duplicate]

I have a very simple bash script that runs flawlessly when I do ./removeOldBackup.sh or sh /home/myusername/backup/removeOldBackup.sh but when I add it to crontab like * * * * * sh ...
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How to view files hidden by a mount on Debian 6

I have been trying for a while to view files, hidden by a mount on my device sporting Debian 6, to no avail, and being new to Linux, I am compelled to ask the question: How do you view files hidden by ...
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How to find Debian packages that would free up the most space

Say I have a Debian machine where I would like to free up space on '/' by removing useless packages. To find good candidates of packages to review, I would like to focus my attention on the largest ...