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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USB Drive Software Disk Mirroring - Is this the right approach?

I have a 1TB NTFS USB Data Drive (no boot, etc...) that I would like to keep a mirror of as a backup in case of hardware failure. It is always connected to my raspberry pi running the raspbian ...
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Unable to login to my server using ssh

Yesterday I was migrating to my new server, needed to use rsync, I created a RSA key, so that rsync could connect, I saw an error that says add to trusted key in location x I didn't have that location ...
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Cups configuration does not consider my new PPD driver (Debian Wheezy)

My Brother HL-4040CN is very unpredictible when trying to print images or PDFs. Searching around, I found an accurate driver description file at openprinting.org: ...
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How to run a command after apt-get upgrade

Recently I came across the nice checkrestart tool, that checks if running processes use an outdated version of a recently updated library and would need a restart to load them with the updated lib. At ...
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When is it safe to disconnect my external HDD?

In Windows, there's an option to "safely remove hardware". Ignoring the fact that it almost always fails, and that most of the time I simply have to plug the device out, I get the initiative behind ...
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Problem starting a service running Debian

I want to run a UPNP renderer as a service on a Raspberry Pi using Raspian, a Debian based distro. Actually, everything runs fine but one thing : I can't manage to start the service at boot time at ...
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How to make a printer which is recognized but not working print

I'm running a Debian 6.0. I connected an HP 1000 J110 to my server which I access via SSH. Listing the USB ports it recognized it. Also I Pasted the PPD on the /etc/cups/ppd/ folder. Is the PPD my PC ...
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Force Debian kernel version

I need Debian with kernel 2.6.34.8 Is there any way to force Debian with it? I don't want to install and then compile version I need.
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Use eth interface to connect to a router and wlan for the internet

I am currently trying to configure a router to which I connect to (to its web interface) using an Ethernet cable through the eth0 interface. That router doesn't have access to the internet. Now, I ...
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How to create a debian 3.x kernel rootfs on a 2.x host

I'm trying to build a rootfs for an embedded A10 board. This will be matched up against 3.0.62+ modules and a corresponding vmlinux image. I've been trying for a few days to get a rootfs set up for ...
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Difference betwen grep pattern ^$ and ^

I understand that grep matches all the blank lines for the pattern ^$. But what does just ^ means. When I gave grep '^' filename. It matched all the lines. Also grep '' filename matched all the lines ...
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Start different applications on second, third and fourth monitor

I've read some questions about running an application on the second monitor but none of the suggested options has worked for me. Besides that, I'm trying to run different applications no only in the ...
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Apt-cache search only specified source

I use backtrack and I have a Packages.gz file with some packages on my hard drive. I want to use "apt-cache search" to search only the folder which contain Packages.gz. Is this possible?
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Debian Squeeze on HP Pavilion d7 with Sandy Bridge and ATI 6740 - display problems

After a fresh install of Debian Squeeze 6.0.7 on an HP Pavilion d7 laptop - the option to install the laptop packages was checked on the installer - the monitor was not recognized on ...
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How to recover grub after Windows installation

Usually when we install Windows after installing GNU/Linux, we usually lose the Grub. Which is the best way to recover grub when we lost grub or what are the possible different ways.
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conffiles syntax

I'm trying to find what is the syntax of conffiles. I'm creating several packages using a single rules file and if I put the configuration files into conffiles I get an error when building the ...
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What to do with an executable file that simply doesn't execute?

I downloaded the Linux executable for Unetbootin 494, and now I'm trying to run it. As root, I made it executable and attempted to execute it: chmod +x unetbootin-linux-494 ./unetbootin-linux-494 ...
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apt-proxy replacement/alternative on Debian

I missed that apt-proxy is not available anymore. What are my alternatives? Google didn't give me anything useful expect years old stuff.
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Making a IRQ SMP Affinity change permanent

I have to change the smp_affinity of a interrupt permanently. The following code needs to be executed when the server reboots: echo "1" > /proc/irq/152/smp_affinity_list echo "2" > ...
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Using screen to connect to Cisco console

I am trying to configure a Cisco (small business 300) via serial port. I read here: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6130/use-screen-as-a-terminal-emulator-to-connect-to-serial-consoles ...
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Is it bad/dangerous/inappropriate to put arbitrary backups in /var/backups?

There's a system-created /var/backups directory on Debian-based systems. I need a place to store backups of several git repositories (the primaries are on bitbucket). If I store them in ...
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How to add self to sudoers list?

I've added myself into the sudoers users list by using the command root@debian:/home/oshirowanen#adduser oshirowanen sudo If I try to run that command again, root@debian:/home/oshirowanen# ...
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No AirPlay in XBMC on EeePC (Debian)

I have a Asus EeePC (900 model I think) and I've installed Debian 6.0 on it. I've managed to get WiFi working on it and I've installed XBMC. It's working with our NAS drive on the network but for some ...
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console-kit-daemon Hogging CPU and RAM

We have a system that's been a bit sluggish. top reports that console-kit-daemon takes anywhere from 18-30% CPU and about 50% memory. There are only two users logged in, one on X and one via ssh. Any ...
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Preseeding Debian Install From Local Mirror: No Disks Detected

As a follow up to this question, I am trying to fully automate the Debian (squeeze) installation procedure. I have so far managed to mount an ISO image of the main Debian DVD and serve it over FTP to ...
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Rotate console on startup (Debian)

I want to rotate my console (not X Server) by 90 degrees (clockwise). The following seems to work for me: echo 1 > /sys/class/graphics/fbcon/rotate; however, I'd prefer to use a kernel option in ...
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Qt based apps have unreadable, tiny font sizes

I'm running debian squeeze with Xfce 4.6. Today I logged onto my machine and all Qt-based apps have really tiny font sizes. I took a screenshot with Kile, skype 2.6, Kate and gedit for comparison: ...
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How can I load Debian onto a USB stick on Windows

I have read the Debian documentation, specifically http://wiki.debian.org/BootUsb and http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#write-usb but they do not provide info on how to do it on Windows. So, how can I ...
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Debian PXE Preseeding: Can I clone my existing Debian system instead of using the Internet?

I'm currently working on PXE booting 10 or so machines to install Debian on them over the network from a centralized DHCP + TFTP server. I'm using the TFTP server to serve the Debian netboot image to ...
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Redirecting output in the shell, permissions

I have a question about permissions. Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.4 (squeeze) So I have a folder with a php script in it. Both folder and file are owned by User1 If I do this: php script.php I ...
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Mount a folder without noexec

Is it possible to mount a single folder without the noexec option. I have a situation in which a web app in the users home folder on the server has to be mounted without noexec to run correctly, ...
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Debian won't boot: udevd fails to load device sda and sdb

I can't boot my Debian system, I got this error during boot up: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting. I have solved this by adding blacklist snd-pscp to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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how can I configure cups to be used from network machines with windows?

Ive been fighting with "CUPS" since many hours (too many) and I still cannot figure out whats wrong, I installed a printer on a Debian Machine, when I will add a printer I have two options "Local ...
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Disable mounting to `$HOME/.gvfs`

I am using Debian Wheezy with Xfce and Thunar. Thunar (and other similer managers) enables e.g. connecting to SSH server using SFTP address like sftp://mysvr/ and browsing it like a local folder. I ...
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Where do the device option values beginning with “Monitor-xyz” come from in xorg.conf?

Trying to install prop drivers for my Radeon HD6850 card on crunchbang (debian-based linux). Followed these instructions for install from repo and used aticonfig instead of amdconfig to create an ...
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Disk quota exceeded problem

I am using Debian Squeeze. Suddenly I have started facing a problem that my user is not able to make directories and other such tasks. Running mkdir abc gives me mkdir: cannot create directory 'abc': ...
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GParted messed up my partitions

Update: running testdisk I can actually see all of my files in /dev/sda1! I wanted to install Windows alongside my Debian installation in order to play some games. In order to do that, I had to boot ...
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How do I start a gui framebuffer (no X) application on startup instead of console login prompt?

I have a python application that uses pygame to access the framebuffer directly without using X. I want to start this application on startup instead of showing the console login prompt. I haven't ...
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How to implement package install suggestion on Debian?

I have noticed that while on Ubuntu, if I type the following: mc and it isnt installed, I get the message below: The program 'mc' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo ...
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not able to mount burned ISO9660 file-system before ejecting and re-inserting the media

After burning an ISO9660 file-system(wodim -v dev='/dev/scd0' -sao ubcd521.iso) to a CD, I always need to first eject the CD and then re-inserted it in order to be able to mount the created CD: ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1, OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 19: Applying options for * debug2: ssh_connect: ...
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OpenSSH: How to end a match block

I'm using a Match block in OpenSSH's /etc/ssh/sshd_config (on debian) to restrict some users to SFTP: # my stuff Match group sftponly X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ForceCommand ...
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No DNS on Debian wifi after unplugging the DNS cable

I have installed wheezy Release Candidate 1 to my old laptop (Benq Joybook A52) right now, and I have some problem with my wireless card (Atheros 5006). It can actually see the wireless networks, I ...
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d-link dongle does not work

hello guys i've been searchin on the web but with no succes so im here im runnig wheezy with lxde . my dongle get listed when i run lsusb and it gives this then after a few seconds if i type again ...
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How can I expand ext4 partition size on debian

I have a drive with this configuration: fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size ...
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Determining the Password Status of a User

I have a debian box that I connect to via SSH. I have removed the password from the users root, and my personal account using the instructions here, and set up a public/private key pair so I can log ...
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Unable to switch back from tty1-tty6 to tty7?

I'm using Linux Mint Debian Edition with Cinnamon. If I switch to another tty using Ctrl + Alt + F# and then switch back to tty7, I only see the terminal with this error: [FAIL] startpar: services ...
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Wheezy RC1: Bug Report?: “Oh No! Something Has Gone Wrong.”

I got a new Thinkpad T430 but had all sorts of hardware/driver issues with Debian Squeeze since it's outdated. Major issues - wireless wasn't working after numerous attempts, yadayada. So I upgraded ...
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Insert Unicode Characters at Console Login

My password contains "special" characters like ü. How can I login at the console (no X running) when the default keyboard layout does not provide these characters? Or, differently put: how can I ...
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I want to install a library which requires a python version and, having two installed, finds the wrong one

I want to install a library on my debian machine and it requires a python version above 2.6.6-7. The machine had installed the version 2.5.2-3, so I installed python 2.7. When I run python -V, the ...