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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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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How to make a GRUB Rescue Disc?

I am afraid that my GRUB is corrupted (I do a lot of experiments on my PC) and I know that I will not be able to reinstall Debian (downloading takes up a lot of time). Also, I am just 13 so I don't ...
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On Debian Testing: How to get a recent Iceweasel Release (non-ESR) version without updating to Unstable?

I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25). ...
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Debian: Unable to activate wifi on HP Pavilion Dm1-4055sg (with Broadcom BCM4313)

I just installed Debian Wheezy stable. I am now facing the problem, that I am not able to activate the WiFi. I use a HP-Pavilion DM1 notebook with a button (F12 and wlan button) to activate the WiFi. ...
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run a script at shutdown in Debain

I am using Debain wheezy. My problem is , I am using a limited 2.5 GB net connection. My idea is simply running a script as #!/bin/bash date >> ~/mydatausage.txt ifconfig -a >> ...
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network traffic monitor in Debian?

I am using Debian wheezy. I am using a limited connection for Internet with 2.5 GB data limit. So I shouldn't use Internet beyond that limit. are there any available data monitors which can do me such ...
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Can't change to Korean-named directory on my debian server

I made a rsync backup of some directories from a macbook laptop to a debian server. Some of these have korean characters (Hangeul) in their names. After fixing my server's locale, it displays well ...
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dpkg --configure -a not working

This command has been running for 1 hour and it is still not repaired. I use Debian 7.
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Can't get Intel I210 ethernet working on Debian wheezy

I have a server with an Asus P9D-I mainboard. It has two onboard Intel NICs: # lspci -nn | grep Eth 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation I210 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1533] ...
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Debian console size in VirtualBox

I installed Debian 7.2.0 as a guest operating system on VirtualBox 4.2.18 (host OS is Windows 7). I installed Debian without any graphical user interface. When I start up Debian, the console size is ...
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How do I keep my display output from toggling by itself?

It happens with a Vostro 3550, Debian, Gnome and a Philips 1080p television. As soon as I connect the HDMI it starts toggling output and goes from mirror to just the laptop display to just the TV to ...
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How do I remove acpi Warning on boot?

I have this message in dmesg log with linux 3.11.6-1 (2013-10-27) (debian version). I wonder how to fix/remove it? [ 5.098132] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042f SystemIO ...
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Gnome 3 always on fallback upon login

I have a Debian Wheezy install, with Gnome 3 as the windows manager. I also have a NVidia video card for what it matters. I autolog in gnome upon boot to my user account, but it always start gnome ...
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Could I add GPT BIOS Boot Partition after Debian installation?

I recently installed Debian Wheezy on a server with 24TB of storage (RAID 6). When I partitioned the big volume I selected Manual option and created the partition scheme. When I was partitioning, I ...
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Debian: package updates in stable distribution

I am running Debian Wheezy, which is the current stable Debian distribution. In my /etc/apt/sources.list, I have something like the following: deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy main deb ...
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Questions regarding mounting CD-ROM on linux

I am trying to mount the dvd+rw drives in my Debian 7 PC. There are two drives and I can see that these exist in /dev: $ ls -la /dev/dvd* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Oct 26 07:47 dvd -> sr1 ...
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Python error after installing libboost-all-dev on debian

A friend of mine wanted the libboost libraries installed on our shared computer so after installing libboost-all-dev 1.49.0.1 (a Debian wheezy machine), I get this error when using the "pydoc modules" ...
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Issues with grub badram

I have a stick of bad memory (the computer randomly segfaults an it gives memtest86+ errors, picture of output at bottom). As I would like this computer to be working while I work on getting new ram, ...
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How do I add custom GPG key to Ubuntu/Debian installer?

I'm trying to setup custom Ubuntu install CD using instructions on http://beezari.livejournal.com/191717.html I've added my GPG key to ubuntu-keyring and signed Release file with it (resulting in ...
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Problem with wheezy theme

I am a totally newcomer to Debian wheezy, and I can't install the Asian_Catharsis.tar.lzma theme from gnome-look.org; I've also copied it to ~/.themes yet no effects I earn. Also, I've changed my ...
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Cannot mount filesystem under luks. Device does not exist

I made one big luks device and re-used it on my debian install, then i ran into some boot problems and i need to acess the filesystem. The problem is, i decrypt the luks device and when i try to ...
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Debian package naming convention?

It's all very confusing. There are different examples out there, for e.g.: <package-name>_<epoch>:<upstream-version>-<debian.version>-<architecture>.deb source: ...
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How to install Gnome 3.10 on Debian

I am using Debian Testing (Sid) and i want to install Gnome 3.10. How can i do it? Is there a repository I can add in order to upgrade? I have searched a lot and the only thing I have found is the ...
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“debuild -S” changes debian/control

I'm trying to modify an nvidia-related package from the Ubuntu Saucy repositories. I change the Build-Depends: line, I run debuild -S to generate a source upload for my PPA, and... surprise, the ...
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Fix broken apt: insserv: Service killprocs has to be enabled to start service single [duplicate]

After I made a system upgrade (apt-get upgrade) on a Debian box, I get an error every time I try to use apt-get. Example: # apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Change Folder Permissons in Debian

I have some folders with account/user "OpenERP" and i created new folder (web_theme) under this directory . When i try to open/read this folder (web_theme) it throws "Do not have the Permissions" I ...
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gnome-terminal: cursor blinks in inactive window

I am using gnome-terminal in LXDE. When I have several gnome-terminal windows open, after some time the cursor in the inactive window starts to blink as well, as if the inactive window was actually ...
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How to install gcc 4-8 on #! Waldorf 64-bit?

I would like to install and use g++ 4-8 compiler. It supports various C++11 features, and I am willing to look into them and use them. Also, as I came here from Windows, my previous files also used ...
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How do I resolve the garbled sound in Debian?

I just recently installed Debian 7 Wheezy with KDE and once I turn on the computer, the start-up sound is garbled. The closest description I can think of is that the sound coming out is somehow ...
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Determining archive / suite from `deb` line

Is there an easy way to determine the "Archive", "Suite", "origin" (or whatever else APT uses) just from the deb line? For example, someone (trusted, of course) gives me this deb line: deb ...
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Why do I need to add a GPG-key with apt-key before adding URL to sources.list and download-installing an application with apt-get?

I went on to download an application today. It had it's instructions listed, step by step, number one being: adding a GPG-key with apt-key. It was followed by adding the application to apt/sources and ...
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Split DNS (bind9), match-clients any doesn't work?

I've been fighting with this for the last few days. A few of my entries have external and internal IP's. My internal network is 10.0.0.0/8. When I nslookup pc1.clase.net internally it responds with ...
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debian becomes slow after connecting a camera

my debian becomes slow after connecting a camera i use gnome 3 512mb ram 3 GHz Pentium dual processor 256 MB graphics. please help. it hangs and does not respond
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What is the equivalent of “ubuntu-desktop” package in Debian?

In Ubuntu, we can upgrade from text-mode installation to GUI desktop environment by installing ubuntu-desktop package. How to do the same with Debian?
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Having nVidia OpenGL 32bit driver on a 64bit Debian system in multiarch

I'm trying to install 32 bit nVidia drivers on my 64-bit system (to get wine working with OpenGL). So I tried: root@grzes:/lib# aptitude install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 libxvmcnvidia1:i386 The ...
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How to install Tuxpaint on Debian 7?

I want to use tuxpaint in Debian 7. Is there any software to get this software? I can't change my operating system. When I try to install through apt-get, I get this: utkarsh@Utkarsh[~]$sudo apt-get ...
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I broke my openbox menu.xml by mistake

I'm on a Debian distro, it's been a long time that I edited Openbox menu.xml, so I forgotten that I had to use obmenu or whatever, I opened it in a normal text editor, edited something in the right ...
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Cannot open slime-helper.el

I'm trying to install slime on a debian wheezy distro 64 bit called Crunchbang, trying to install common lisp, followed this tutorial, although the title says it's for windows, I installed it on linux ...
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Share (masquerade) Internet connection from Debian desktop to a bunch of computers

I need to share the Internet connection of my Debian desktop to some other devices (a Mac Laptop, and an Android tablet). The Debian desktop is connected to the local network via eth0, and the rest ...
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How to see when a package was installed? [duplicate]

I installed a package, i forgot when, using synaptic package manager, i want to know the installation date. I don't know how and Google doesn't seem to be helpful helping today.
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understanding Debian dpkg package version numbers

When I type dpkg -l | grep xserver-xorg, I get list of installed packages and their versions: ii xserver-xorg 1:7.7+3~deb7u1 ii xserver-xorg-core 2:1.12.4-6 ii ...
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How to upgrade debian VM with more CPUs

For some reason whoever built the server I'm working on only gave it 2 CPUs in the hyper-visor, I can easily give it 4, but I'm positive that will break it, the kernel will not recognize the others.. ...
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Lintian reports non-dev-pkg-with-shlib-symlink while dh_auto_install makes this link

So, I am trying to build the main package of a library (which means, without the development header file). When I run debuild lintian complains that: W: libwebsitesnapshot1: ...
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How can I know if a virtual package is “installed” on a Debian system?

Some packages, have a Provides: header. For example, the package postfix on Debian Wheezy has Provides: mail-transport-agent. The package mail-transport-agent which doesn't exist physically is ...
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PXE USB BOOT Debian

I have installed a Debian. I rsynced it. I load it on my client through PXE from NFS to make a backup. But I need my Computer(NFS-host) at the same time to make something other with it. For example, ...
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Debian Wheezy USB2 ehci_hcd

I have a friend who decided to switch to Linux from Windows. I was helping her to get up and running as quickly as possible but we ran into a problem which I can't seem to solve. She uses Debian ...
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Check if debian/control Build-Depends: requirements are satisfiable when backporting packages

Debian/Ubuntu question here. I routinely backport packages from more recent Ubuntu distros to older ones (LTS). I download (via dget) a Debian source, then cd into it and type debuild -b. It then says ...
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is there a Webview for debian to see what software, packages, etc. are installed? [closed]

I am searching for a webview where I have some overview over my system on my debian server. Is there something out there?
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How long are Debian stable releases supported? like Debian Wheezy

I am Ubuntu user; while I know that Ubuntu 12.04 is LTS and will be supported until April 2017, I'd like to know what the projected support lifetime of Debian Wheezy will be.
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Compilation of my wifi driver (RTL8192CE) fails

I'm kind of desperately trying to make my wifi work on my newly-installed Debian Sid (amd64, kernel 3.10.11-1). The relevant line of the output of lspci is : 06:00.0 Network controller: Realtek ...