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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Upgrade okular in debian wheezy

I have okular version 0.14.3 with KDE 4.8.4. I use debian wheezy and I dont know how I can upgrade to 0.15 version of okular.
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Debian bridge doesn't accept IPv6 config

I'm currently trying to configure my bridge in Debian 7. I do have a working config for IPv4: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto br0 iface br0 inet static address xx.xx.xx.131 netmask ...
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Should I confirm/verify an existing Debian bug?

I am currently experiencing similar issues as reported in this bug on my Debian laptop (similar symptoms, different software). I've read the documentation on bug reporting but I'm not sure what is ...
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How to add EBCDIC support on debian/ubuntu

I have to add EBCSIC text support to deal with IBM OS text messages. I have succesfuly added EBCDIC support to a CentOS box by adding lang and encoding to /etc/i18n/sysconfig. I searched in the docs ...
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FreeRadius/Samba/Winbind “reading winbind reply failed” error

I'm trying to set up FreeRadius (on debian 7, samba 3.6.6) to authenticate with AD, and I've successfully joined the the radius machine to the domain (server 08 r2). I can successfully run wbinfo ...
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Old Debian packages install sources

I'm trying to install make program using aptitude install make in my Debian. Unfortunately I have error : Err http://debian.balt.net lenny/main make 3.81-5 404 NotFound What I need to do to make ...
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Linux “/dev/SDA” goes read only file system on SDB device failure [closed]

i have a very peculiar issue that is running in my system. Using debian linux : My system boots up very normally with a primary and secondary hard disk. suddenly my secondary hard disk fails with ...
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Obiaf Intel graphics drivers won't update - 404 not found

Following up to my previous question, I'm following a guide on how to get games to play on my linux computer. However, the guide specifically asks to run the command apt-add-repository ...
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Debian: Network connection dropping randomly

I am having an issue with my network connection dropping after a while, sometimes an hour if I'm lucky two. I can regain the connection by running: sudo ifdown wlan0 sudo ifup --force wlan0 when I ...
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Since yesterday's Debian update, X11 does not appear to load my ~/.Xmodmap file, what would the most proper way of loading it be?

Due to lack of multimedia keys on the current keyboard, I bind F12 to play/pause, but that stopped working since yesterday, after to a large batch upgrade from the last month or so. So, what I am ...
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Squash all UIDs automatically, without “all_squash”

I have a pair of Debian stable boxes sharing /home over NFS. The server used to serve LTSP workstations and has had a long running NFS configuration that never gave me any trouble. The LTSP project ...
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Faulty support for the installation of Debian Jessie/testing

From here I downloaded a debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso and boot.img.gz, then I followed these instructions but the result is an USB dongle that is capable of booting the Debian installer, reading ...
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Two or more yes/no questions in a script?

I'm writing a bash script which has a "yes/no" question in it, but now I want to have another yes/no question in it. The script can only cope with one yes/no, so how can I have two, or more, yes/no ...
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Cant update ICEauthority/unable to resolve debian host

I got a problem installing whonix gateway. It starts up fine but when I get to login it I get an error Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/ICEauthority. When I run whonixcheck -v I get ...
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Can't install any packages

Can't install any packages on Debian 7.2 through the apt-get root@sandbox:~# apt-get install curl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Extended monitor - scroll right to access left screen

I am running Crunchbang (debian based) and I'm trying to extend my desktop, I've ran the following command: xrandr --output DVI-I-2 --auto --output DVI-I-1 --primary --auto This has extended the ...
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Modifiying source code of an application

I'm doing a project where i need to change or add some functionality on an Debian based application. I've downloaded the source code but problem is they all have .rpm as extension. Anyone know what do ...
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How does AptConf work in Debian Wheezy?

As far as I understand, the /etc/apt/apt.conf file of Squeeze has been broken into separate files within the /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ directory in Wheezy. The debian wiki has not been updated yet and it ...
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debootstrap local download dir

Can someone tell me where does debootstrap store downloaded packages that it's about to install? Possibly also the download method would be interesting (wget/curl/apt-get). In my case I run: sudo ...
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realpath command not found

I have debian squeeze amd64. My current shell is bash. If I write the following in my terminal, it works: $ uname -a Linux core 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Fri May 10 08:43:19 UTC 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ ...
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Debian user is not in the sudoers file

Accidentally removed my gnome desktop and am stuck in tty1. Trying to reinstall the desktop and keep getting the error "user is not in the sudoers file". Having trouble adding my user, new to debian ...
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What happens between double-click in file manager and application launch?

What is the chain of apps involved in process of opening a file from a file manager? Consider these two moments, say it's Xfce 4 and a simple plain text file set up to open in Mousepad: I hit ...
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Blank Screen after login. Although virtual console works. Please help [closed]

A very frustrating thing happened today. To give you a little background, I had been running Dropbox and a few other programs prior on my CrunchBang box (Debian based). It seems that some of the ...
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NetworkManager failing to authenticate to WPA-EAP using TTLS and PAP in LMDE

I'm running Linux Mint Debian Edition with Update Pack 7. I'm trying to connect to a WPA enterprise network using TTLS and PAP, with no luck. The problem seems to be in authentication. Visually, ...
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Configuring bridge network in kvm (debian wheezy 7.2)

I am desperately trying to run untangle 10 as a guest in kvm. My host system is debian 7.2 My problem is that I am unable to configure bridges/(virtual)NICS which are successfully identified by ...
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apt-get update won't update - undo /apt-add-repository

When I run apt-get update, this happens: Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release Hit http://security.debian.org ...
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deleted user is still an option in gnome login in Debian 6

I'm running Debian 6.0.8. I misnamed the original username I wanted, so I made a new user with the proper username. On the gnome log on screen, I see two users of the same name (the login screen ...
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Is it safe to Install Debian, and possible to go back?

I already use bosslinux and want to try Debian (by installing Debian) would I be able to delete it completely afterwards?
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Bring Debian to second Position in the GRUB Menu at startup [duplicate]

So, I currently have BOSS Linux and I am going to install debian (currently installing right now) And I want my older OS (BOSS linux), on the first position and the debian, (freshly installed) to be ...
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Bring Debian to second Position in the GRUB Menu at startup

So, I currently have BOSS Linux and I am going to install Debian (currently installing right now) And I want my older OS (BOSS linux), on the first position and the debian, (freshly installed) to be ...
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Problem installing Debian 7 64bit on UEFI laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532

I have installed Debian 7 64bit on my brand new laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532. As I understood lately this is UEFI-enabled laptop. At first installation attempt I've not created EFI boot partition, ...
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Debian's no more needed packages

I'm using Crunchbang Linux on my laptop. I noticed a strange behavior of the package manager: when installing a package from the official repo (libdirectfb-extra in my case) apt told me that a bunch ...
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Getting Sublime + xDebug to work on Debian

I have been trying to get sublime and xdebug to work on debian, but have had no luck. I can't seem to find any debian specific guides. I have tried using the ubuntu based guides, but they don't work ...
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How can I uninstall packages from the command line on Ubuntu?

I am wondering how one would uninstall software from the command line/terminal. What commands would I use?
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Using ip addr instead of ifconfig reports “RTNETLINK answers: File exists” on Debian

I have a Debian system working as a wireless router with eth0 and wlan0. Now I added an additional network manually on eth1 with ifconfig: alix:~# ifconfig eth1 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Make a bootable CD without ISO file but from a CD

I have a Windows XP CD which I want to install on a USB Drive. However my own CD drive is broken. I have a friend's laptop on which Windows 7 is installed (and no idea if it has a CDROM of not). ...
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Could not find any hostgroup matching 'allhosts'

I've just started configuring Nagios from scratch, and I'm new at this. I've been getting this error after adding objects/printer.cfg Error: Could not find any hostgroup matching 'allhosts' (config ...
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GNOME 3 fails to load (old ATI graphic card driver problem)

I'm delighted to find this version of StackExchange as I normally lurk in the GIS board. I would greatly appreciate help with the following problem (which seems to be quite common - but I am just ...
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sources.list - Understanding syntax & structure in Debian

I have generated a sources.list file from http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ with the following parameters: Country: New Zealand Release: Stable (Wheezy) Architecture: 64 bits Sources: Main + Security + ...
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How can you complete an interrupted Debian installation?

I started a Debian installation on a dual boot with Windows, but the package updating procedure got interrupted. Now I have only a text console available. How can I continue the Debian installation? ...
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Xmonad.hs adding scratchpad, Not in scope error

Hey there im having some troubles adding scratchpads to my xmonad config. When im trying to compile the xmonad.hs file i get this: Error detected while loading xmonad configuration ...
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Squeeze/Lenny compilation : Library Link error

I've got a problem here : I have a C++ Library ("DataTsBroad") and a C++ Test app ("DataTsBroadTest"), to test it. Actually, the Lib and the Test app are both compiled an a Debian Lenny. Now, i ...
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How to associate with an EA-N66 (in repeater mode) in Debian Wheezy?

I bought an Asus EA-N66 that I want to use in repeater mode to extend the range of my 2.4 GHz wireless network. The setup guide allowed me to associate it to the correct SSID without a hitch, and I ...
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Modifying one line in Iptables

How would one modify the following line in iptables file (debian)? ACCEPT all -- XXX.XXX.XX.X anywhere PHYSDEV match --physdev-in vif3.1 TO ACCEPT all -- ...
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Local DNS Server Refuses to Ask itself for DNS

I am running Debian 7 and have set up a DHCP and DNS server. Everything is working nicely, except for the server itself not following the DNS entries in BIND. The problem is that /etc/resolv.conf is ...
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Monodevelop D Bindings for Debian / Ubuntu?

I want to install the D-Language binding for MonoDevelop but it does require MonoDevelop 4.x, which isn't available yet for Linux based systems. Is there any way I can get around this? I tried ...
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Do I need a special firewall on a personal computer

I am relatively new to Linux and was wondering about security issues. Most people agree that a virus-scanner is not useful on a linux system, but what about a firewall? I am using Debian wheezy stable ...
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Fail to install node.js on Debian

I'm running Raspbmc which is running a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian. And I would like to install node.js via package manager but I'm fail to install on my system. Which it come with this ...
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Find which process is modifying a file [duplicate]

A specific file on our production servers is being modified at apparently random times which do not appear to correlate with any log activity. We can't figure out what program is doing it, and there ...
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Running Debian jessie, missing some packages

I want to install gajim and virtualbox-fuse in Debian jessie but the repository isn't offering me these. Whats the correct approach on this? Backports, wheezy or repositories from oracle/gajim? ...