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Nginx Owncloud 4 produces “No input file specified.”

I'm trying to setup an Owncloud 4 instance with nginx as a webserver. The host device is a Raspberry Pi with preinstalled Debian 6. When I try to open the URL to the Owncloud installation in a ...
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How to install gimp 2.8 on Debian Squeeze?

Gimp 2.8 comes with a lot dependencies. How to install gimp 2.8 with dependencies on Debian Squeeze ?
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Linux clean install on an HP ThinClient

I'm having some issues with installing and removing stuff in Linux. I have a HP ThinClient (T5325) and was following these instructions to remove the HP OS and set up a Debian OS: ...
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Is it possible to make a chroot -bind with debian under mac os x lion?

Within Linux (e.g. Ubuntu), it is possible to mount partitions like /home, /etc, /lib from another Linux machine and bind them to /proc /sys /tmp to the host's to actually take control of the mounted ...
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libpangocairo-1.0.so.0: undefined symbol: cairo_has_show_text_glyphs error

I am using Debian Squeeze and I wanted to install Gimp 2.8. I installed a lot of packages dependencies for Gimp but I could not successfully complete the install of the Gimp package When installing ...
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How to see package version without install?

I want to see the version of a package before I install it. How can I do this?
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Login box is not showing (Debian 6)

I have a Debian 6 running in a VM for two weeks now. Today I noticed Debian is not showing the login box anymore. Instead, it shows an information box that when I click on it changes between "Debian" ...
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How do I navigate to sabnzbd.ini in Debian?

I need to locate this file, and apparently it's in ~/.sabnzbd/. Total Linux newcomer here, how do I access that file?
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How to purge package in debian without affecting other packages?

I had mysql-server-5.1 installed, then upgraded to mysql-server-5.5 and now upgraded to percona server (package percona-server-server-5.5). So now I have 2 mysql-server packages removed, but not ...
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debian lenny ftp not working?

I've installed ftp in my debian lenny virtual server with apt-get install ftp and it uses the archive ftp_0.17-18_amd64.deb. But when I type ftp command into my shell there isn't any response? When I ...
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debian, problem with DNS

When I type in "google.com," firefox tells me that the server is not found. When I type in the IP address of google, it works just fine. I was playing with this computer at another place and it ...
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How to configure FOSS ATI drivers on Debian Wheezy and ATI RS880 [Radeon HD 4250]?

Installed a fresh Debian Wheezy to enjoy Gnome 3 but it starts in fallback mode. I suppose that's because the loaded drivers do not support 3D acceleration. Installed packages I know are relevant: ...
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Global cache config of debootstrap

How should one configure the cache of debootstrap globally? I haven't found its configuration file, I have to specify the local mirror all the time.
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Debian: Must pkill -9 twm and then login with twm

I was experimenting with my Debian system (it says wheezy/sid when I log in with tty), and broke it somehow. When I start, there is a black screen with a watch cursor. It stays like that, but if I ...
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Keyboard and mouse do not function in Debian

I powered on my laptop running Debian kernel 3.3.0. After the boot process starts the X server and KDE, my keyboard and mouse do not function. Keyboard input works when I use the Recovery Console, and ...
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How can I expose JAVA_HOME to applications running under X and/or Gnome?

I'm trying to run IntelliJ from Gnome3's Applications menu, but it complains the JAVA_HOME variable is not set. I have the Java installation under my home folder. I managed to export the variable in ...
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How to determine why my computer crashed?

Yesterday, I ran a bash script for about 10 hours. When I went to use the computer, it locked up. I have an Eee PC with Debian. The screen was still visible, but the mouse or keyboard had not ...
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Debian and system clock change?

If I change my system time on Debian which files would be modified? Would it be /etc/default/rcS? Also, is default time on Debian Dec 31 1969?
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How can I determine if my processor is 64 or 32 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know that my CPU supports 64bit operating systems under Linux? I am running Debian Squeeze, how can I determine whether my processor is 64 or 32-bit? I'm ...
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How to make Compiz start automatically?

I'm using Linux Debian Squeeze and I already have compiz installed. I want metacity stop automatically boot, and instead want compiz to start automatically.
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Running 64-bit Linux with 750 MB of RAM: worth it?

I have a Debian server VPS, and the provider installed 64-bit Debian 5. Should I ask for an 32-bit install, given that I have only 750 MB RAM and I have heard that variables take more RAM on 64-bit ...
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udev randomly mixing up ethernet devices on Debian Squeeze

Installing Squeeze with newer kernels on servers with 4, 6 or more interfaces, I keep getting this really annoying problem: interfaces are always mixed up across cards, and don't even follow ascending ...
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Difference between /etc/init.d/networking restart and invoke-rc.d networking restart

Is there any real difference between /etc/init.d/networking restart and invoke-rc.d networking restart (Debian)?
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debian dead when copy over 1GB

I have a Debian Squeeze system with an AMD64 processor. When I try copy over 1 GB, the computer dies (no reboot, completely down), and the logs don't contain anything useful. The temperature of the ...
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Where does Debian store network connectivity history?

I would like to know if Debian has anywhere where it stores a history of network connectivity- IP addresses/server, DNS etc?
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Udev triggers are not firing on insert of CF card into USB card reader (anymore)

I've got a udev rule that triggers a shell script that copies photos off my CF card when I insert the card into my USB card reader. This worked fine for a while. But after a recent upgrade it has ...
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Repackaging a Debian package

I need instructions on how to do repackage a .deb package. Situation: I have a .deb package for an application with no source. I need to modify a Description field, save the file change and ...
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Make effective the changes in CPU governor plugin

I'm using Debian Testing + Xfce. I added to my panel the plugin the handle the CPU governor. My problem is that the setting that I do on the plugin interface are not made effective. Maybe because I'm ...
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Solving Ethernet watchdog timer deadlocks

I have a debian linux box (Debian Squeeze) that deadlocks every few hours if I run a python script that sniffs an interface... The stack trace is attached to the bottom of this question. ...
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How to install .tar.bz and .tar.bz2 packages?

I would like to know how to install .tar.bz and .tar.bz2 packages on Debian, please give me a complete explanation.
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Enabling apt repository priority in LMDE

I want to set up apt repository priority ordering in Linux Mint Debian Edition 2012.04. In /etc/apt/preferences the order should be: LMDE -> Debian testing -> Debian unstable. In other words, I almost ...
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How to install daemontools on ubuntu or debian from source

I am installing D.J.B.'s daemontools on an ubuntu 10.04 server (64 bit). (This question is about daemontools, which is a free and open software for managing UNIX services. It is not about 'DAEMON ...
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Is there a difference of stability between Linux distros?

I've using Debian since 2010 for some home purposes and it has been stable. Is Debian still a good option if I need a server for heavy network, cpu, disk and memory usage? Last month I listened to ...
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Gnome update-notifier doesn't show updates when user not in sudo group (Debian Squeeze)

Gnome desktop notifications of new updates is not working on my system. I noticed that the notifications stopped working when I removed my desktop user from the sudo group (I prefer to have a separate ...
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Reverse DNS lookups slowing down network operations on LAN

Environment My LAN setup is quite basic: A router connected to the ISP's modem and the internet My development pc directly connected to the router The router provides DHCP but does not run its ...
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Debian Mouse Preference?

I just loaded Debian onto a live usb today for the first time. I successfully killed my laptops annoying trackpad with the synclient command, but now I can't figure out how to get Debian to stop ...
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PulseAudio cannot open shared library

I'm running Debian wheezy (x86) with GNOME on a Intel Core i7 machine. I'm having problems getting PulseAudio to work properly. Since GNOME 3 automatically installs PulseAudio I'm pretty much stuck ...
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VirtualBox: two network interfaces (NAT and host-only ones) in a Debian guest on Ubuntu

I created a Debian VM on VirtualBox with two interfaces: a NAT one (for accessing internet) and a host-only one. However, I do not know how to make both interfaces work at the same time. If I the ...
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How to install Aurora (Firefox) on Debian?

How to install the latest Firefox build (called Aurora) on Debian unstable? Are there any packages or repositories?
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Install Cinnamon on Debian

Is it possible to install Cinnamon on Debian unstable? There is no packages for Debian on their official download page, and when i tried to add PPA to my repositories list, it won't install because ...
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Installing driver on Debian Squeeze laptop

I'm trying to activate the wireless chipset on my Debian Squeeze laptop by following this tutorial. I detected the type of wireless chipset I have built in my laptop using lspci and now I am trying ...
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Debian “sid”/Gnome: bash + browser cursor blink

I'm struggling to make the cursor in bash stop blinking. Also, the cursor in Iceweasel has started blinking again, but, for some reason, a lot slower than in bash :) I got those problems since I ...
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How to completely hide stuff from a user?

I want to let some of my friends access my computer by making them user accounts. They will mostly access my computer by sftp and ssh, but they could also sometimes access it at my home. However I ...
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OpenSSH, chroot user: Root needs to own the user directory, is there any consequence?

I want to create an account for my friend on my computer, but I don't want my friend to be able to view all my files. I saw that with OpenSSH, there is an option for that. Inside the SSHD ...
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Daemon file access denied while it shouldn't

I recently installed a new SSL certificate and then also decided to tighten security a bit by make the private key less readable. This caused a problem with exim. The certificate is now 640 with ...
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When to mount /tmp (and other temporary directories)

When is the right time to mount /tmp (on Debian)? For /home I would not feel bad just to echo "/dev/foo /home type defaults 0 0" >>/etc/fstab - but can I be sure that /tmp is not used by any ...
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Why is it possible to leave CHROOT with this sftp config?

I'm trying to create the user lenny, that has read and write permissions in the folder /home/lenny/ and has no shell but only access via SFTP. I'm doing the following: useradd lenny mkdir /home/lenny ...
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How do I define a samba share so that every user can only see its own home?

I would like to make every user's home directory from Debian machine to be available by its owner only (using Samba) but for now (with default Samba configuration) I can access other users /homes. ...
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Which users are allowed to log in via SSH by default?

When I set up my Debian 6, I was wondering, which users apart from root whose password I know can log into my system via SSH? When I install Apache 2 a user called www-data gets created. Does this ...
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/ readonly on boot, but don't see why. how to investigate and fix?

Root filesystem mounted fine under squeeze, and after I upgraded to wheezy. I've been living with it for a bit, so I'm not exactly sure, but I think it started after doing a dist-upgrade on wheezy, ...