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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How to get Evolution to run in VNC on Debian/Wheezy?

For many years I've been in the habit of, when away from home, VNC-ing (over ssh) back into my "home machine" and running Evolution (for email, contacts etc) in a tightvncserver environment there. ...
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How to use better driver (nouveau) instead of generic VESA with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M?

I've got laptop with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M and have no Gnome-shell which I like very well. I use: Debian GNU/Linux jessie /sid \n \l When I run Debian as live USB everything works fine. How to ...
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Install using synaptic ignoring dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker a latex editor in my debian system from synaptic. It shows in the dependency list texlive-base, texlive-common. etc as dependencies. But I have already installed ...
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Install man pages in directory with update-alternatives

Using update-alternatives(8) on a Debian system it is possible to add man pages as slaves under some master alternative. For example, the following command installs an alternative man page tclsh.1 ...
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Unable to install skype on LMDE,how to resolve these dependencies?

I have downloaded "multiarch" .deb file for latest skype and unable to install it on latest version of LMDE (linux mint debian edition Xfce x86_64). e.g step one : sudo dpkg -i ...
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Does fail2ban offer any additional protection to SSH if password login is already turned off?

I’m setting up a Debian VPS on Linode to use as a public web server, and I’m following their security suggestions. The last suggestion they make is to install fail2ban, to avoid dictionary attacks on ...
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debootstrap from Intel Atom (i686) to AMD Sempron (AMD 64)

I'm working on setting up a minimal Debian install on a USB stick, and am just trying to wrap my head around debootstrap and differences in architectures. I want to create a system to run on AMD64 ...
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How to remove metapackage entirely in Debian

Is there any way to remove meta package and all its packages? Subset of metapackage is packages which don't depend on metapackage by all means. That's why if remove one metapackage only the package's ...
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grub2: how to bypass “press any key”?

I recently updated my motherboard and moved my grub2 onto EFI partition. I have same grub menu, but after I select a menu entry and press Enter, a message "Press any key" comes and the loading stops ...
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What are my problems with my VMWare runlevel setup?

I recently upgraded to Debian Wheezy (7) and had to upgrade VMWare Player along with that since the version I had didn't like the 3.2 kernel. However, I notice that the kernel modules aren't starting ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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Integrating custom kernel module into Debian

I've built a kernal module from source and now would like to load the module at boot. The .ko file is in the build directory in my user folder, and I know it works because running insmod ./vizzini.ko ...
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debian cannot install kernel source

I want to use debian linux for my laptop again. So I took my old debian 6.0 cds and installed it. From the last time I know, that I have to build the driver for my Atheros AR8151 Gigabit Ethernet ...
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Openbox doesn't seem to have correct environment variables set

I've installed Debian 7.0, and then installed Openbox on top of it. I've got some executable files in ~/bin, and this line in my .bashrc and .profile: export PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" I can normally ...
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Gdm3 doesn't start after upgrading system

I installed Debian a few days ago. The first thing I did was install the ATI graphics driver (I needed some additional software to install it) and some apps for everyday use. Today I upgraded the ...
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Should the “laptop” option be selected for netbooks when installing Debian?

When installing Debian on an Eee PC netbook, the "Software selection" screen shows "Desktop environment" is selected by default, but not "Laptop". As laptops are similar to netbooks, should I ...
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Virtualbox NAT + Host-Only Adapter

My host is Ubuntu 12.04 and guest is a Debian squeeze (LAMP server). I want to allow the host to connect the guest. and allow the guest to connect the internet. The guest should not be enabled from ...
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Upgrading dpkg on 64-bit debian

Recently I tried to install Steam on my debian, but I ran into a problem. It requires dpkg version 1.16.2 (for multiarch) but the one installed on the system is 1.15.8.13 The problem is that running ...
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postfix/smtpd: warning: connect to Milter service unix:/var/run/opendkim/opendkim.sock: No such file or directory

I have problem with postfix on debian after upgrading from squeeze to wheezy. Postfix was configured to sign messages using dkim-filter. Before update, everything was working flawlessly, now it fails ...
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Is i386 multiarch support broken on amd64 Debian Sid?

I am currently experiencing issues with Debian Sid. My architecture is amd64 (x86-64). If I want to install a i386 package and run the following commands: # dpkg -add-architecture i386 # sudo apt-get ...
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Can't pin Wheezy on Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

I'd like to have your advice on yet another pinning problem that hit me recently. I've been through man apt_preferences several times, and I can't find anything wrong in what I did. I was having ...
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how to delete temp and log files with terminal on vps?

I'm kinda pretty new to this but anyone know how to delete any temp and log files or these kind of files on vps with terminal? I'm runnin debian on the vps. I'm troubled since I can't locate those ...
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How can I easily configure samba share in Debian Wheezy?

I have just installed a new Debian Wheezy and I am trying to create a new share. I am using KDE 4, and there in the folder preferences menu I found option to share the folder with Samba - it doesn't ...
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How do I configure my tty session such that a form feed `\f` character will clear the terminal?

I'm connecting to a USB-serial connection on /dev/ttyACM0. The code on the sender side is sending a \f character at regular intervals. print("----------------------------\n\r"); print("-- LED ...
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telling network manager to temporarily ignore a network device

I have a laptop with debian. Networking is configured with NetworkManager. Now occasionally I want to connect a device to its wired ethernet port and then bridge wireless to it. That all works in so ...
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How do I mount a Windows folder with cifs on Raspian

I'd like to access the music library from my desktop with my Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to do this via Samba/cifs. I did the following: Set the folder Q:\musik as a shared folder on my Windows ...
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Skype window doesn't show on Debian 7.0 with Openbox

I'm running Openbox on Debian, and I don't use any panels or docks because I don't really need them. I installed Skype (from here: ...
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How to find responsible script with ausearch results?

So I wanted to know which process is creating a directory ']' in my root. I was assuming this is some typo in some script. So I set up an audit for that directory, very similarly as shown on This ...
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apt-get won't install: dpkg: files list for package 'gnome-themes-standard-data' is not a regular file

I'm trying to install packages to get a webcam stream running on my raspberry pi. All of a sudden, apt-get is totally busted -- every time I try to install, reinstall or purge something that might fix ...
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Will I have to dist-upgrade from wheezy to Jessie?

I am running Debian testing (my sources.list is deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main ). When Wheezy comes out (testing becomes stable), will testing automatically point to the new ...
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Sound is staticy on Squeeze

I have recently setup a Debian Squeeze virtual machine, which uses OpenBox, via VirtualBox and got things work somewhat right, but I am having issues with sound. When I launch Google Chrome, which ...
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Why I cannot download pdf files?

I use Debian (Linux) and since some day I cannot download any .pdf file. I don't know if it's because of the web browser (I'm using Epiphany and the other ones do not work). I don't know how to use ...
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Second monitor detected but not receiving signal?

I'm at my wit's end trying to figure this one out. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 (DMS-59 connector with DMS-59 to dual-DVI adapter). I'm trying to get dual monitors working properly. So far, I've tried ...
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Where can I check what was updated on the last update?

Once in a while, when updating my system after reboot I got a black screen. The problem seems to bee ATI drivers, but it's weird because even TTYs do not work. For fix it I reboot on recovery mode, ...
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Debian: Screen stays black occasionally during boot with Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 mainboard. My graphics card is a Radeon 6850, I'm using the Open Source radeon drivers (xserver-xorg-video-radeon). During boot, my screen ...
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How do I update my Debian kernel?

Essentially I have an Ubuntu laptop and a board running Debian. I have installed the same kernel module and a utility for managing it on each, using aptitude. Unfortunately, the versions of the ...
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Shutting the computer down from Openbox

I've recently installed Openbox,and read a guide that said the PC should be shut down via this command: gdm-control --shutdown && openbox --exit However, it seems a bit counter intuitive. ...
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See which file using postfix

I have a - what I think Malware - problem on my site. Using my server to send spam mail. When running top and SHIFT+M I get the following: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ ...
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How to attach elisp function source code in Emacs?

I could use M-x find-function to find the source code of some elisp functions if the function is not written in C code. But since I am using a Debian binary package of Emacs , some of the source ...
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How to detect a possible hardware error?

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop and it freezes every now and then, requiring a reboot. One time it didn't even load the operating system, but it wasn't I who was using it so I ...
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New Computer keeps crashing on fresh install

I have a brand new HP Envy dv7-7212nr, second one, because I thought there was something wrong with the SSD with the first one. After I install Debian Testing or Mint, I compile the wireless drivers. ...
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how to mirror four monitors with 2 nvidia cards on debian?

I have 2 nvidia GeForce GT 610 video cards with 2 monitors plugged to each one of them. I can mirror the A and B and C to D but I want them all to show A. pleas help =)
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Trouble communicating with FTDI FT245RL on ttyUSB0. works fine on Win7x64

I purchased a Sainsmart 4 channel USB relay board which seems to be based on a FTDI FT245RL chip. I should be easy enough to use. when you plug it in it appears as a serial port (VCP). You send it ...
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Double GNOME UI elements with Xinerama

I have a Debian 7.0 system which I'm trying to set up with 3 monitors. I'm using a Quadro NVS 420 card with the latest NVidia drivers. I configured it using Xinerama and the nvidia-settings utility, ...
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Count number of lines of output from previous program

I'm trying to count the number of lines of output a certain program produces. The problem is, the program takes a long time to run, and I want to display the output to the user. Is there a way to ...
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Debian: Mounting NFS Volume at boot with fstab not working, How to change when this is attempted on boot

So there are a bunch of NICs and vlans on the server and after adding the last ones the auto mount of a network volume is not working. I can do it all right if i SSH in and use mount however it doesnt ...
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Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files

I installed php5-fpm package using apt; then I made some changes to the PHP configuration files. Now I would get the diffs between the original files versions (the ones of the package installed) and ...
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Open screen in terminal after user login [duplicate]

When a user logins to my Debian server using e.g. Putty, I need to perform the following: It will automatically execute command screen -r MyWindow, and the user won't be able to leave the screen ...
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What do I need to setup a linux box as a proxy to access the network?

At the minute I have all my machines connect directly to my isp-supplied broadband router. I want to make sure my machines are behaving correctly so I wish to test this by sniffing the traffic of ...
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How do I check if I have packet socket support enabled in my distro's kernel?

How do I check that packet socket support has been compiled into my kernel? I'm running Crunchbang, a Debian-based distribution.