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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Connecting to WEP WiFi/wlan0 using Minimal Debian Wheezy

Alright, I've had a doozy of a time trying to set up wlan0 on a minimal Debian install, meaning I have no DE, but you probably knew that. The problem lies in that I cannot for the life of me get my ...
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Persistent drive block usind udev

I have 8 hard disks on a home server. Sometimes I plug and unplug one or two, and if I restart the system all the drive letters are messed up. I would like to assign a block to each hard drive based ...
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Debian system: install specific packages from source automatically to boost the performance

On Debian /Ubuntu systems, how to set a list of packages which can be installed from sources automatically by apt-get or aptitude? The server is mainly for scientific computing and I would like to ...
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Video freezes with Debian Jessie

On a fresh Debian testing installation I am not able to watch a video using standard video player such as: parole, VLC or banshee. Here are the symptoms: The sound is OK, but the image is always ...
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Wireless not working on very old PC on Debian

I have this really old PC Toshiba Pro L10 running on 512 MB on RAM. I installed Debian 32 bit lxde spin off. Everything is working well except the wireless (no wireless extensions). Wired network ...
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Two monitors: intel VGA + Nvidia DVI

Recently I've bought a GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard and a GTX 660 graphics card. Now I have two monitors, the first that I'm using is attached to the DVI port of the Nvidia graphic card, the second one is ...
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Installing Ubuntu/Debian on 16 GB SD Card

Is it possible to install Ubuntu/Debian on my 16 GB SD Card ? Do I just during installation process chose my SD Card partition and install it (that doesn't work if we have USB) or do I need to install ...
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Debian Wheezy can not use LDOCE5

I have installed LDOCE5 (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Edition 5) on Debian Wheezy 7.6 adm64, and I have installed libc6 by the following method: dpkg --add-architecture i386 # enable ...
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Is is ok to run multiple PHP Websockets using 1 machine?

I am using Debian LAMP Server and I need to run PHP Websockets with very simple coding. Will need at least five different WebSockets running with same IP different ports but as you know this things ...
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Why does this script work on Ubuntu, and not Debian?

I run a simple minecraft server. I made a script awhile ago for Ubuntu that would automatically create a Gnu screen and start said server. I decided get a new server with debian instead. Now for some ...
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Add a single key to to CA certificates from an automated script

I'm doing some automation for a local machine in Vagrant using Puppet. I need to add a CA certificate to the trusted list in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 LTS. I simply add the file to the right place: file ...
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privoxy blocks all traffic on browser configured to use 127.0.0.1:8118 proxy url

I'm in the process of distro hopping and in the past configuring privoxy has been a simple task. This time I am using LMDE 201403 (essentially a debian wheezy system). I've installed and started ...
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mount luks volume through pam with gdm

I'm on debian testing. I encrypted my /home with dm-crypt (luks). Following various tutorials I setup pam_mount to open it at login time. However when I try to login using gdm, it fails. The login ...
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How do I make apt pick a certain package from a specific source?

I tried pinning the debian_testing source, but it's not really working (I want to pick version 0.10.29): Package: nodejs Pin: release a=debian_testing Pin-Priority: 1000 Here's the apt-cache ...
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How to enable both built-in audio output and HDMI audio output with PulseAudio?

I've been searching for this issue for days now and tried various solutions suggested, without any success. Basically, I have a laptop with built-in audio (the output goes either to the headphone ...
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Disable GUI on BeagleBone Black running Debian

The Debian image for the BeagleBone Black that they have on their website comes with a GUI by default. I'd like to completely disable the GUI, but in the simplest way possible. It is used as a ...
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Help installing USB wifi drivers in Debian Wheezy

The Leoxsys Nano adapter that I bought recently does not work in my Debian wheezy, but works flawlessly in my Ubuntu. I tried installing using the install.sh script that came with the drivers, but ...
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Build a package for Debian

I'm try to build a Debian package, using this commands : debian/rules clean dpkg-source -b . debian/rules build debian/rules binary I've got this file : myprog_1.1.0.orig.tar.gz myprog_1.1.0-1.dsc ...
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no install buttons in extensions.gnome.org

I just got a new computer, and I wanted to install all the nice shell extensions I had on my old one. Both of them are running Debian 7.5, and have gnome shell version 3.4.2. The only difference I ...
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Create a manpage adressing several executable

I am packaging an application with a bunch of executable accepting roughly the same arguments. I would like to write (and provide) only one manpage with common explanations and the list of arguments. ...
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Why do I get a 403 error when visiting /javascript on my website?

I was just playing around with a small web application I wrote today, wetagg.in. When I visit the site with a path, like http://wetagg.in/unix, it will take unix as input and render content ...
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Locale not being set on initial login on Raspbian/Debian

When I log in to my headless Raspbian box using putty/ssh, the locale is not being set correctly. However, if I su to another user, then su back, the locales are then set. This session shows the ...
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Do files with equal name conflict in unionfs (aufs)?

I just tried to mount two folders in one using aufs on Debian 7 wheezy. The command I issued is the following: mkdir /test1 mkdir /test2 mkdir /test mount -t aufs -o dirs=/test1:/test2 none /test ...
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Install CUDA 6.0 on Debian 7 via package manager

I am following the official installation guide for Ubuntu. I first installed the cuda-repo package (cuda-repo-ubuntu1304_6.0-37_amd64.deb), which adds the NVIDIA repository to apt. Then it gives when ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Wheezy - Using Inspiron 3537

I've recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.5 and dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed all of the drivers except the graphics driver which I've been trying to install for a couple of days. ...
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Port multiplexer sslh: why is it so resource-intensive?

I've just discovered the existence of sslh. I tried to install it on my 512MB RAM VPS running Debian 7 wheezy. After having configured sslh, I tried to connect to one of my apache2 virtual hosts, and ...
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Install gcc into x86_64-linux-gnu

I'm trying to compile and install gcc-4.9.0 on my Debian system, and in particular I want the new version to overwrite an old version of libstdc++.so.6 in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu that came as ...
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hibernate / suspend problems

Problem The Fn-F4 function key combination does not result in hibernating, instead it resets the internet connection instead Symptoms pm-hibernate and pm-suspend just reset the connection. ...
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How to enable “Predictable Network Interface Names”?

I decided to check out what name my ethernet device will end up with, but contrary to other distros, Debian doesn't seem to have activated this change (or is holding it back?), * Keep the old ...
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ssmtp package missing in debian jessie - alternatives?

I'm missing the ssmtp package in debian jessie alpha 1 (extremely simple MTA to get mail off the system to a mail hub). It's available in wheezy and sid. Has this package been discontinued? What are ...
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Multiple named processes for bind9 in Debian

I'm running a name server using bind9 on Debian. I noticed that there are multiple "named" processes running, when bind starts: How can I limit this to n bind instances (processes)? What is the ...
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Playing MP3 in Firefox on Debian

Is there a way to get MP3 playback within Firefox 31+ without installing plugins? I know about the entire encoding issues, but I have read somewhere that Firefox will look for native OS encoders like ...
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Keyboard layout isn't changed in Chromium under Debian

I have a problem with switching layouts in Chromium. If I switch keyboard layout it changes successfully, but I can't still type Cyrillic (or other) symbols in Chromium. I found out that actually ...
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Give every IP address a different hostname?

I have a Debian server with 4 IP addresses. All IP addresses use the same hostname. Is it possible to give every single IP address its own unique hostname?
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How to build gcc inside a Debian chroot?

I used debootstrap to set up a minimal Debian system (x86): debootstrap wheezy /var/chroot http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ Then I entered the chroot and installed some packages: apt-get install ...
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NVIDIA Proprietary Driver on Debian Jessie Problems

I have dabbled in running a Debian server before, but this is my first time using its graphical interface for my main pc. I have been trying to install the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have SLI gtx ...
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Configure localtime. dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

I'm using this to configure localtime: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata It is ncurses interface. I'm looking for the way to programming this. Is there true way without user ncurses interface? How to ...
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Debian won't shut down completely

My Debian wheezy (64-bit) won't fully shut down. What I mean by this is that when I select "Shut Down..." from the menu the screen goes blank but the power button remains lit and front fan keeps ...
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sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver not found

I'm configuring a Business Intelligence tool Yellowfin BI on my Debian Linux server and I get this error: Error Message: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver I cannot ...
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disable init.d script in systemd

I changed the init system from sysvinit to systemd on a raspbian installation. The install boots fine, but now starts lightdm on boot. I don't want it to do that. I noticed lightdm.service is started ...
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zfs-fuse: enabling compression has no effect

I installed on Debian Wheezy zfs-fuse file system and enabled compression gzip-9 on one dataset ("storage/backup"). When I check if the compression is enabled on this dataset, it shows YES: $: zfs ...
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kvm killed by oomkiller

kvm version: QEMU emulator version 1.1.2 (qemu-kvm-1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u3, Debian), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard libvirtd version: libvirtd (libvirt) 0.9.12.3 debian version: 7.5 I'm running ...
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Use non-default keyring with gnome-keyring

I'm using Gnome Keyring with GPG. Whenever I need to sign something, the keyring daemon takes over and does it for me. However, if I do: export GNUPGHOME=/path/to/keyring from a Bash script and use ...
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How to suspend an USB device?

I want to suspend a connected USB device at my pc manually. I tried the following instructions in Debian (Kernel 3.2.0). uname output: Linux debian7-dev-gnome 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian ...
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Debian Jessie GRUB2 on a multi-boot EFI laptop cannot start a Gentoo kernel-initramfs

I have an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA laptop running on an AMD A8-4555M CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a 750 GB HD, currently running on dual boot Windows 8.1 accessible via the system's EFI boot manager, and ...
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How can I add additional resolution for my screen?

I tried to launch a game (GTA San Andreas) on wine. GTA showed Cannot find 800x600x32 video mode and closed immediately. The Computer I currently have is a Lenovo IdeaPad G510, with Intel HD ...
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Some icons are broken in the application menu

I am using Xfce-4.10 on Debian 7. But I found some icons are missing (and only "x"'s appear) in the application menu. Take ipython3 as an example. Here's the ipython3.desktop: # If you want ipython3 ...
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How to reduce chrome's virtual memory usage?

I am running a Debian Jessie and having memory issues when using Google Chrome I tried disabling extensions, disabling cache, flushing the cache, and disabling the web 3d rendering, but nothing ...
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CTRL-ALT-DEL for init 0?

On On my Debian 7 system the Ctrl-Alt-Del is this line below and is by default init 6 ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now But I want to turn for init 0 and not init 6 when I press ...
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Why does verifying SHA256 checksum with `sha256sum` fail on Debian and work on Ubuntu?

On Ubuntu 14.04, sha256sum from coreutils works as I expected: echo 879dd0d7637876be4796f7e6f194a111d21088be85cfe717fc97e2e7f05e79d2 /tmp/myfile | sha256sum -c /tmp/myfile: OK However, the exact ...