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Debian Squeeze character encoding issue

I'm running Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze). Normally, to get the euro symbol, I would type altgr-$ and this works fine on Ubuntu but with Squeeze when I hit those keys the cursor jumps back to the beginning ...
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Cron reports error in php5-common job after update

After an update to php5-common this night, cron reports a sed error "invalid option -- 'z'". This problem has also been reported on the Debian mailing list. What should I do, until the problem is ...
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how to stop the screen from blanking / blacking out?

I have re-installed Debian 7 (Wheezy) after a while. For the first time, I am using the open-free nvidia drivers (not nouveau) and vesafb for virtual consoles. I cannot, for the life of me, stop the ...
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External drive EFI bootloader with Debian 7.7 Wheezy

I'm currently trying to install Debian 7.7 on a removable drive with an encrypted LVM from DVD-1 with a self contained EFI bootloader like the one the DVD uses - that is, the computer's HDD should be ...
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mysql2 gem build error when installing redmine

when i tried installing redmine with bundle install --without development test I received this build error: Fetching gem metadata from https://rubygems.org/......... Resolving ...
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LMDE - Blank terminal on boot, no input

I was having an issue where my machine was continuously accessing the hard drive but was stuck and totally unusable for an hour. After forcing it down, it starts up and shows the GRUB menu and the LM ...
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Help finding small graphical file manager

I have a console only debian install. I installed X, and then slim, and now I would like to add a minimal file manager, one step up from the terminal/console... I installed xfe, but noticed that uses ...
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How to enable a non-root user to empty the linux buffer cache

I'm required to empty the linux buffer cache in a python script, that runs on a Debian wheezy VM. As root I run sync; echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches, but the script is run by a user, ...
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How to set-up mouseemu on Debian

I own an iBook running Debian Sid and would like to configure mouseemu to emulate a mouse wheel using the right Apple-key and the trackpad. It seems that I can get away wit the -scroll option of ...
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wifi not working on new debian machine

I just bought a new computer and I intalled Debian on it. I am having a hard time with the wifi connection. It seems that Debian can not see the wlan0 network interface. To provide some details, my ...
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Screen session terminates when program crashes

I am running a program in a Screen session if the program crashes it restarts itself, but when the program crashes the screen session terminates. I want the screen session to stay open so the ...
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user-level guide to maintaining Debian package update security? [closed]

Recently I listened to an interview with Kim Zetter (audio download here) on cybercrime/warfare, particularly Stuxnet and Flame. While listening to the discussion of how Flame exploited Windows ...
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Invisible cursor after FGLRX install (Debian Jessie)

After I've installed proprietary FGLRX driver (version 1:14.9+ga14.201-2) from Debian 8 Jessie repositories, my cursor became invisible. All mouse actions are working correctly, just can't see the ...
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/etc/network/interfaces not loading correctly at boot

I'm trying to use my Beagleboard Black as a wireless access point (using hostapd and dnsmasq). I've found that I can connect (I'm assigned an IP address, get a DNS Server and Default Route), but I am ...
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What is the difference between these Debian ISOs? [duplicate]

On the page where you can download 32-bit Debian DVDs, there are three different ISO images listed: debian-7.7.0-i386-DVD-1.iso 2014-10-18 14:23 3.7G debian-7.7.0-i386-DVD-2.iso ...
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dnsmasq - flooding daemon.log with messages

I am hoping to use dnsmasq to provide for a wireless AP on Debian Wheezy. Issue: daemon.log is filling up with repeated 'DHCPREQUEST' and 'DHCPACK' messages from the one test client (win7). Config ...
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how to know which php extensions are installed

I need to install on a lamp server exactly the same php extensions that are installed on an old server, how do to know exactly which extensions are installed in order to install the same on the new ...
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cannot reconfigure virtualbox-dkms

I have installed vitualbox on Debian Jessie according to instructions on debian wiki. By running: apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') virtualbox During installation ...
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Correct hostname doesn't change in entire system

I have a very strange problem with my hostname on Debian 7+. I've changed the hostname on my new server but for some reason it doesn't change in wierd places. Right now I get the old hostname when I ...
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How do I make debian lightdm look like trisquel lightdm

In trisquel the file folder looks like the first picture. Debian is the second. They both use lightdm and I installed the gtk+ greeter. Unity doesn't appear to be in the debian repos but I don't think ...
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Debian Jessie: My LAN is not working!

I can connect to the Internet without a problem by using wireless networks. I have a DSL connection on defined which can connect to the Internet when LAN is connected. When I plug-in network cable, ...
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Debian apt-get broken after trying to install skype

I tried to install Skype on my x86_64 computer, only to be faced with disaster, I followed the instructions on the Debian website, https://wiki.debian.org/skype for the 64bit instruction set, but ...
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How to type a right to left language in terminal?

Please forgive me if this is a bad question. OK. I have installed Debian recently (without a GUI) to learn the CLI and C using the LearnCodeTheHardWay tutorials. Its going well, and I feel at this ...
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Testing to Jessie [closed]

I want to install a fresh debian on my new computer, but I ended up with a problem with the Z97 chipset, and saw that this problem is resolved in 3.16, so my question is : Is it safe to install ...
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Mounting and unmounting USB storage from the command line

I have a backup script which mounts and unmounts a USB harddrive. In Ubuntu I used the command udisksctl but it is not included in the Debian 7.7 repository. Is there a similar command in Debian to ...
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Debian PHP5 is 500 Internal Server Error after install, folowed Debian LAMP Wiki

Im trying to setup debian lamp stack for a live production server, im following the wiki at https://wiki.debian.org/LaMp, I have Apache2 working from the /var/www and from my user ...
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Is it possible to have multiple screens using multiple video cards with Gnome3 standard experience?

I have two Nvidia cards and 3 monitors. My current config file is this... # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 319.72 (pbuilder@cake) Sat ...
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What is the command to check what version of Java ME I have installed?

I have Debian 6 installed on a device and want to check what version of Java ME I have installed. I tried java -version, but I get -sh: java: not found. What command should I use?
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System wide proxy with encypted ISA server request

I recently install Linux Mint Debian on my computer. It is working fine and I also have internet. But just firefox is able to get through the proxy. After some research I found out that the ISA ...
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what does “ gbp:error: upstream/1.5.13 is not a valid treeish” mean?

I want to build a debian package with git build package.(gbp) I passed all steps, and at least, when I entered gbp buildpackage, This error appeared. what does it mean? and what should I do? ...
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Is Kubuntu Debian-based? and installing alongside Windows 8 [closed]

Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project. Is it also compatible with all debian software, isn't it? So are all softwares made (or certainly-compatible) for Ubuntu (i.e. Software Center, Steam, Blender, ...
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MacBook Pro Mini DisplayPort flickering over Debian

I have some problems involving a Macbook Pro Mid 2009 13" (MacBookPro5,5) running a Debian 7,7 Whezzy and a LCD screen Benq E2200HD. I am using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter in order to use the ...
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Theme not applying correctly

I just switched from Parabola running GNOME 3.14 to Debian Sid running GNOME 3.14, and the same theme that worked fine on Parabola now isn't applying correctly. The scroll bars among other elements ...
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Finding locales with no separate entry in /usr/share/locale on Debian

I want to remove all unneeded locales on my Debian system in /usr/share/locale. I have installed the package locales and generated en_IE.UTF-8 UTF-8 by using echo "en_IE.UTF-8 UTF-8" > ...
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What is Debian equivalent of RPM package perl-ExtUtils-Embed?

I need to install some SW on Debian. This SW requires perl-ExtUtils-Embed in a installation guide made for RedHat based systems (CentOS in my case). What should I install on Debian to get all what is ...
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Which is the software package for creation of PDF documents on Debian and OpenBSD OSes?

I have installed the software package called evince. It only opens and reads PDF files but does not create them. What software package should I install on boxes that run Debian (or OpenBSD) that can ...
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Installing Python without package manager

I need to install Python 2.7.x on a TI Sitara ARM processor (based on the BeagleBone Black) running a minimal custom version of Linux. In particular, the OS does not have any package manager, no gcc, ...
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How do I install GLIBC in Kali/Debian?

How can I install GLIBC? When I installed Spotify on my Kali 1.0.9a it gives me the following output when I try running Spotify through the Terminal: spotify: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version ...
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C compiler cannot create executables whilst creating backport in Debian

I am trying to create a gcc-defaults-1.133 backport for my Debian Wheezy installation from Sid/Jessie. As this requires dpkg-dev greater than version 1.17.11 I assume I need a backport of this too. ...
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/etc/apt/sources.list won't accept URLs with https connection

In Debian Wheezy, my /etc/apt/sources.list file looks like this: deb https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free deb-src https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib ...
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How to forward IP traffic between wlan0 and eth0 without killing network performance on the forwarding machine

I have a laptop running Debian 7 that connects to my building's Wifi. I want so share this network connection via the laptop's Ethernet port. I have setup a script below to do this based on some ...
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iptables NAT on Debian openvz

So i want to create a nat rule for an openVPN server. After getting trouble with the TAP/TUN Devices, it's finally working i think. Now i have to make a nat rule like so : >iptables -t nat -A ...
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ATA error: COMRESET failed (errno=-32)

Today I boot my laptop (HP pavilion dv6) running debian 7, and the window manager won't start. I just get over and over again errors as: [###.######] ata6: COMRESET failed (errno=-32) [###.######] ...
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How can I force SOCKS proxy(Danted) to open UDP port

I nearly waste my 1 day for this issue. I have 2 PCs; 1. Windows as a client, 10.20.30.20 2. Debian(latest) as a server, 10.20.30.10 I install Dante(SOCKS proxy) and configure/restart it. I can use ...
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Prevent Debian from auto-assembling RAID at boot

I set up a Debian wheezy (7.6), installed openmediavault, and created a software raid 5 with that. It is listed at /dev/md127. Now I want to move that to a virtual XEN VM. To do so, I have to stop ...
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Trim last few video frames using command line tools only

I am using GStreamer to record to video. Sometimes during synchronization, I need to trim off the last few frames ~15frames or so. What is the fastest tool to do so, that can be launched from the ...
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identify harddrive before mounting

I've recently made 2 script that take care of mounting and dismounting a harddrive in linux. The thing that I could not figure out is the following. I am currently mounting /dev/sdc1 to ...
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Security concerns

I've recently been struggling with ways to make a easy way for my father to both mount and unmount a harddrive on a linux based system. I thought of a way to execute a shell script with PHP. The ...
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Add network eth with a separate gateway

OS: Debian Currently I have only 1 network connection setup (br0). I'd like to connect a second network connection (eth3) to a separate network/gateway. Everything should continue to be sent ...
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Debian - how to run a script on startup as soon as there is an internet connection ready for use?

I am running Debian 7 Wheezy and I need to start some screens on startup as soon as there is a fully functional internet connection. However, not, if the internet connection broke and was connected ...