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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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 ...
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Are there any source APT repositories for Debian Lenny?

Debian Lenny, the current oldstable, ceased receiving security updates early in February, and now seems to no longer be hosted at the usual FTP mirrors (see, e.g., curl ...
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How do I add a custom package to debian repository?

I run my own debian apt repository server. I have a .deb file that i would like to add into the repository (Adaptec Storage Manager deb). I need the ability to manage that package independent of the ...
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/home partition recovery

Unhappy with Gnome 3 in Ubuntu I tried Mint 14. Had a backup of my home partition. During the Mint installation I designated my old home partition, and when it booted everything was fine. There ...
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How to enable on access scanning and the like in Debian Squeeze?

I am using Debian squeeze. I want to enable on access scanning and scanning of downloaded files and all options which are employed by a proprietary virus scanner for Windows on Linux. I am using ...
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How to mount USB stick on Debian Sid?

I've just installed Debian Sid on my computer but I cannot mount external USB drives as you can see in the image. Mounting failed Cannot mount "SENZATITOLO" Not authorized What should I ...
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Error after remove thunar

I'm not a Thunar fan, so I removed it and installed Nautilus. When I try to open picture or folder I have this error What should I do?
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Debian VirtualBox Guest - Common Files to Remove for Space Saving?

I have created a VirtualBox guest using debian-6.0.7-amd64. I am using it as a clone template to create Java work nodes, so my needs are pretty much limited to the JVM, networking, SSH and the basics ...
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Does apt update manually installed packages

I'm trying to install bnx2 non free driver on Debian wheezy. The driver is in non free repositories. Since there is no network connectivity I should download .deb file and install it on the box. After ...
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Why are files in the map 'Desktop' not shown on the desktop?

As far as my memory goes, the map 'Desktop' contains the files which are shown on your desktop. However, my desktop is empty, while having files present in the map. Yes, I mostly prefer an empty ...
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Network Manager doesn't show Wireless connection

I've just installed on my Debian Sid with XFCE4 network manager, but I have a problem, no wireless connection are shown. What Should I do? I used to use wicd but I had problems to connect to free ...
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How to build a personnal cluster?

I have a debian server running some services (mail, web, git, mysql...). But it is alone, meaning that if it breaks, I have to repair it to access my services. I'd like to put a second server so that ...
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Incoming/Outgoing seperation for VPN

My situation is that I want all my outgoing connections from my Debian server to pass through a commercial VPN service I've subscribed to, but I still want to run public-accessible services on this ...
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Debian - enable broadcom wireless controller

Ok, this is driving me crazy. I'm setting up an old Dell Precision M60 notebook, and I can't manage to enable support for its wireless device on debian squeeze. What I tried: lspci | grep -i ...
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The brightness on my Lenovo SL510 only moves between 100% and 0%?

I have a Lenovo SL510 laptop running Linux Mint Debian Edition (based on Debian Testing) using the Cinnamon DE, and the brightness appears to only have two settings: 100% and 0%. If I use the ...
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Preventing access blocking while external HDD spins up? [closed]

I have an old laptop where I installed Debian along with a samba server which I am using to share read-write access to 4 external hard drives, which I use to stream my media from. All works fine, ...
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Only two 2GB memory available on 64-bit Linux kernel

I've just upgraded my Debian Linux (Wheezy) to a 64 bit kernel, as well as user mode binaries, in an attempt to make use of the 4GB of memory in the system without PAE. Exchanging the kernel and ...
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Does the sudo user need a home directory?

In my setup, my aim is to have A standard user with minimal permissions to use on a daily basis A superuser account, defined in /etc/sudoers. Does this second user need a home directory? Both of ...
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Use UMTS Stick as a “dial in” modem - no dataplan required

I would like to create an on demand very low bandwidth data connection between two computers. For this I am planing to have a proxy and a client which both have a umts modem (e.g. huawei e169). The ...
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libpam-ck-connector causing apt-get to fail

I used apt-get autoremove on my Debian server and now apt-get won't install or remove anything as it keeps trying but failing to remove libpam-ck-connector. When trying to install anything… ...
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init.d script causes boot hang

I successfully installed a script to automatically launch in /etc/init.d on my new Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, it is a node.js app that never returns, and therefore hangs the device during boot ...
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hosts.allow: Not required when using iptables?

I am trying to configure the box I am using as a gateway/proxy/firewall to allow IP masquerading and finally switch over from using a proxy. It's a debian squeeze system. Currently, my hosts.allow ...
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Automatically run kpartx during boot

I'm running Debian Wheezy on an SSD, and in addition I have two 500GB hard disks in Intel software RAID 0 (fakeraid). Both the SSD and the RAID array have GPT partition layouts. I have set up my fstab ...
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zmodem not working without minicom

I want to upload and download file from and to the target board. I am able to send the file from the target board to PC using zmodem protocol to be specific using command sz -vv -b filename > ...
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(debian) installing mod_qos on apache results in error on start

I installed the mod_qos module using the steps found here, every step went perfectly fine without any problems, however, when attempting to restart the apache service it returned the following error: ...
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update-initramfs fails with 'File exists' errors during upgrade from lenny to squeeze

I am in the process of upgrading a machine from Debian Lenny to Squeeze (I know it was about time ;-) and ran into a weird error that boils down to the update-initramfs command complaining about some ...
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I'm running out of room on my root partition. How do I expand it with free space?

I'm running Debian (wheezy) on my Raspberry Pi, and I apparently allocated something incorrectly when setting it up awhile back. I have a 16GB SD card, and I'm only using a couple GB for the root ...
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“./configure” command does not work

Fairly newbie. Fresh Debian install. I need to compile a package but the "./configure command" does not work ? Getting the following error : -bash ./configure : No such file or directory Where ...
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Installing from mounted iso located on USB-HDD

I formatted my ~200GB HDD with RMPrepUSB to FAT32 and with syslinux bootloader. Used XBoot to "Create USB" with debian-6.0.6-amd64-netinst.iso inside. In linux.cfg it shows up as: ### MENU START ...
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./configure, syntax error: unexpected token (lighttpd)

I want to build a modified version of lighttpd. I follow this tutorial: Downloading and building the H264 Streaming Module for Lighttpd (version 2) This is what I've done so far: apt get install ...
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Email Sent via root@domain.com despite modifying /etc/aliases

First, here are the entries I added/modified in /etc/postfix/main.cf file: mydomain = domain.com myorigin = $mydomain relayhost = email-smtp.us-east-1.amazonaws.com:25 smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes ...
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Mint Debian Install - Thinkpad T430s Problem

I wanted to try out the Linux Mint Debian. I downloaded an iso, checked it and then dd it on a usb stick. I boot on the usb fine and Mint is starting, but then it looks like that : The desktop ...
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Mounting external drive does not work anymore

~$ dmesg | tail [ 479.558062] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: S07F1601A00000090095 [ 479.559231] scsi7 : usb-storage 1-1:1.0 [ 480.557093] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access Ext Hard Disk PQ: ...
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Why do I constantly have to update my apt cache?

When I want to install a new package, I'm usually greeted with a response like: oliver@cloud:~$ sudo apt-get install unison Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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debian/XFCE Virtualbox Guest on a Mac: how to use home and end keys?

So I have a Mac, and rather than boot debian/XFCE directly and have to configure hardware drivers I'm using VirtualBox. This means that my multitouch trackpad works well, and I can jump in and out of ...
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How do I compile wxWidgets with the same options as the package as the repository?

I am compiling wxWidgets as a pre-step to compiling the newest version of pgAdmin3 since there isn't a deb version in the repository that supports version postgres 9.2. I am having troubles and ...
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Is there a difference in resource use/requirements between Ubuntu and Debian versions of Linux Mint (under the same DE)?

I intend to use Linux Mint on a RAM/1GB laptop. I'm used with Xfce and LXDE and I see that both Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint Debian have Xfce versions. Is there a reason to prefer one to the ...
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Can't format external drive

I am trying to format an external drive, but getting the error /dev/sdb1 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here! Based on the internet, I have to run cat ...
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Really umount external drive

I had a USB drive mounted on /dev/sdb1 and I want to reformat from NTFS to ext3. I did umount -l which unmounted the disk. I deleted the old partition using cfdisk. I ran mkfs.ext3, but got the error: ...
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System boots only with CD inserted

I have a weird problem lately: My system only boots if either a CD is inserted (any CD, not a specific CD(*)) or if I enter UEFI-BIOS before boot. Otherwise, grub2 would start but afterwards the ...
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Newer versions of Mozilla (Iceweasel / Icedove) not working when X forwarding is used

On one of my machines (debian squeeze), I have just upgraded the standard version of Iceweasel provided with debian squeeze stable (3.5.16). I am now using the version available with the backports ...
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Adding printer from Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy, Firewalld not running

I get an error trying to add a printer on Debian Wheezy that FirewallD is not running. I am trying to add a remote printer. There is no firewall on this computer, iptables blocks nothing, and there is ...
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SD card not accessible (works in an old Nokia though)

Background I have two visually same 2GB microSD cards, both labeled "SD-C02G JAPAN", under the "2GB microSD" logo. My problem is that I can't read one of them in any device except an old Nokia 5310 ...
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Creating a Debian package that does not remove directories after it's purged

I'm trying to create a Debian package that doesn't delete an empty directory after it's purged. Specifically, I'm creating my own package containing some CA certificates I trust. I'm following ...
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How to correctly configure Debian watchdog daemon for BIOS Watch Dog?

Supermicro main boards contain a BIOS feature named "Watch Dog Function". Having Debian 6.0.6 with kernel "Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP" we did: Change BIOS "Watch Dog Function" from Disabled ...
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Error 'IO Error: Broken Pipe' when upgrading server from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy

As I am upgrading my virtual machine from Debian 6 (Squeeze) to 7 (Wheezy), I am seeing what appears to be a changelog (screenshot below). So, I pressed the 'q' key to quit and proceed with the ...
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Debian Sid /etc/debian_version

I have a question that I fear is already answered but the answer has thusfar successfully eluded me. I installed Debian Wheezy via netinstall CD, changed sources to reflect Sid instead of Wheezy, did ...
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Upgrading Debian Squeeze To Wheezy - Should conf' files be kept or replaced?

I am currently upgrading my all-new Linode server running Debian 6 (Squeeze) to 7 (Wheezy) this way: Updating current system: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Replace all ...
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How to check if IPv6 is enabled on a Debian Linux?

Can one disable the IPv6 stack on Debian Linux, especially Wheezy? If so how do I know if it's disabled on a system?