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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Multiple named processes for bind9 in Debian

I'm running a name server using bind9 on Debian. I noticed that there are multiple "named" processes running, when bind starts: How can I limit this to n bind instances (processes)? What is the ...
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Playing MP3 in Firefox on Debian

Is there a way to get MP3 playback within Firefox 31+ without installing plugins? I know about the entire encoding issues, but I have read somewhere that Firefox will look for native OS encoders like ...
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Keyboard layout isn't changed in Chromium under Debian

I have a problem with switching layouts in Chromium. If I switch keyboard layout it changes successfully, but I can't still type Cyrillic (or other) symbols in Chromium. I found out that actually ...
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Give every IP address a different hostname?

I have a Debian server with 4 IP addresses. All IP addresses use the same hostname. Is it possible to give every single IP address its own unique hostname?
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How to build gcc inside a Debian chroot?

I used debootstrap to set up a minimal Debian system (x86): debootstrap wheezy /var/chroot http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ Then I entered the chroot and installed some packages: apt-get install ...
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NVIDIA Proprietary Driver on Debian Jessie Problems

I have dabbled in running a Debian server before, but this is my first time using its graphical interface for my main pc. I have been trying to install the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have SLI gtx ...
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Configure localtime. dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

I'm using this to configure localtime: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata It is ncurses interface. I'm looking for the way to programming this. Is there true way without user ncurses interface? How to ...
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Debian won't shut down completely

My Debian wheezy (64-bit) won't fully shut down. What I mean by this is that when I select "Shut Down..." from the menu the screen goes blank but the power button remains lit and front fan keeps ...
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sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver not found

I'm configuring a Business Intelligence tool Yellowfin BI on my Debian Linux server and I get this error: Error Message: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver I cannot ...
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disable init.d script in systemd

I changed the init system from sysvinit to systemd on a raspbian installation. The install boots fine, but now starts lightdm on boot. I don't want it to do that. I noticed lightdm.service is started ...
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zfs-fuse: enabling compression has no effect

I installed on Debian Wheezy zfs-fuse file system and enabled compression gzip-9 on one dataset ("storage/backup"). When I check if the compression is enabled on this dataset, it shows YES: $: zfs ...
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kvm killed by oomkiller

kvm version: QEMU emulator version 1.1.2 (qemu-kvm-1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u3, Debian), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard libvirtd version: libvirtd (libvirt) 0.9.12.3 debian version: 7.5 I'm running ...
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Use non-default keyring with gnome-keyring

I'm using Gnome Keyring with GPG. Whenever I need to sign something, the keyring daemon takes over and does it for me. However, if I do: export GNUPGHOME=/path/to/keyring from a Bash script and use ...
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How to suspend an USB device?

I want to suspend a connected USB device at my pc manually. I tried the following instructions in Debian (Kernel 3.2.0). uname output: Linux debian7-dev-gnome 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian ...
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Debian Jessie GRUB2 on a multi-boot EFI laptop cannot start a Gentoo kernel-initramfs

I have an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA laptop running on an AMD A8-4555M CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a 750 GB HD, currently running on dual boot Windows 8.1 accessible via the system's EFI boot manager, and ...
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How can I add additional resolution for my screen?

I tried to launch a game (GTA San Andreas) on wine. GTA showed Cannot find 800x600x32 video mode and closed immediately. The Computer I currently have is a Lenovo IdeaPad G510, with Intel HD ...
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Some icons are broken in the application menu

I am using Xfce-4.10 on Debian 7. But I found some icons are missing (and only "x"'s appear) in the application menu. Take ipython3 as an example. Here's the ipython3.desktop: # If you want ipython3 ...
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How to reduce chrome's virtual memory usage?

I am running a Debian Jessie and having memory issues when using Google Chrome I tried disabling extensions, disabling cache, flushing the cache, and disabling the web 3d rendering, but nothing ...
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CTRL-ALT-DEL for init 0?

On On my Debian 7 system the Ctrl-Alt-Del is this line below and is by default init 6 ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now But I want to turn for init 0 and not init 6 when I press ...
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Why does verifying SHA256 checksum with `sha256sum` fail on Debian and work on Ubuntu?

On Ubuntu 14.04, sha256sum from coreutils works as I expected: echo 879dd0d7637876be4796f7e6f194a111d21088be85cfe717fc97e2e7f05e79d2 /tmp/myfile | sha256sum -c /tmp/myfile: OK However, the exact ...
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Chat application for monitoring with scripts

I am looking for a chat application, which would have the ability to interact with a shell script. I need this for a home project. An example of the usage would be: A client sends a chat message to ...
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What values from debconf-get-selections should not be preseeded?

I want to replicate the Debian installation choices made for my system's current configuration in the installation of a new system. Debian can be pre-configured through a "pre-configuration" (aka ...
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how to disable log files for root login? [closed]

I don't want to disable all logs in Debian only ones that record when root logged in and for how long. when I issue last command in terminal, I get my IP address, etc, I want to disable this. when ...
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how to create php-fastcgi.sock for Nginx

I've installed Debian Wheezy and downgraded php5.4 to php5.3, and wanted to use fastCgi instead of php-fpm since it is not included in php5.3 package. now I run into a little issue and can't seem to ...
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Live-Build Debian blank desktop

Following the example in the live-build manual, I build the iso, and run it with qemu. The only difference between what I did and what it says to do is in the package list, where vim and tmux ...
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Installing python gives dpkg error

Installing python gives a dpkg error. I have done these commands, output below $ sudo apt-get install python3.4 $ sudo dpkg -C $ sudo apt-get check $ apt-cache policy libglib2.0-dev $ sudo ...
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install php5-fpm on Debian Squeeze

I tried in many ways to install php5-fpm in om Debian squeeze, but couldn't. I was wondering if I have to upgrade php5.3.3 to higher version because it doesn't seem to work on lower than php5.4 I ...
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Make firefox command run downloaded firefox instead of iceweasel

I have downloaded Firefox, but when I run firefox in Alt+F2 (Gnome 3.4.2), Iceweasel runs instead. I used the type command to find the file apparently responsible for this: #!/bin/sh ...
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Debian wheezy FN key inverted after resume from suspend

I have debian wheezy installed on my new laptop (Toshiba Satellite L70), with Kernel 3.14 from backports. After I resume from suspend, all function keys (F1 - F12) behaviour is inverted, for example, ...
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CrunchBang Linux causes connection lost

I have a really weird problem with my newly installed CrunchBang OS. When turning on my laptop and trying to connect wirelessly, all the other computers in the network disconnect from the internet. ...
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How to regenerate /var/cache/debconf on Debian?

Suppose one deleted (or damaged) the following files/folder. /var/cache/debconf /var/cache/debconf/config.dat /var/cache/debconf/config.dat-old /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat ...
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How To Convert .run Installer to .deb Installer?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I have many 3rd party system libraries which I use for projects, but managing library installation is difficult. Some libraries are .deb files, some are built from source ...
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Why can I not install ncurses development package?

I am trying to configure Asterisk 12.3.2 on Debian 6.0.9 but I am getting an error: "configure: error: *** termcap support no found (on modern systems, this typically means the ncurses development ...
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Dynamic configuration of monitors (Debian, Intel i915) [duplicate]

I have an Asus EEE PC 701 laptop with 7" 800x480 screen running Debian Jessie with Openbox as a WM. As I try to maximally use all the capabilities of this laptop, I'm searching for a way to get a ...
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Looking for obsolete “libGLcore.so.1”

I've installed Steam on Debian using the Steam Wheezy Installer. On start up it says it's missing the 32-bit library libGLcore.so.1. Doing a package search I find it only exists in old nVidia drivers, ...
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How to verify Debian ISO integrity?

I recently downloaded Debian 7.5.0 Wheezy and managed to use the Release.sig signature to verify the integrity of the Release checksum file using GPG4Win. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any advice on ...
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How to clone a Debian installation? [duplicate]

I recently installed Debian from a live 7.5-amd64 image (downloaded from Debian's site) to a new laptop. I also apt-get install'ed a few additional Debian packages. I would like to clone this ...
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Cannot log in via a display manager on Debian Jessie

I updated libc on my Debian (Jessie) and with it hundreds of packages. Now I can't sign in using a display manager. After entering password and signing in it loads with a black screen and then pushes ...
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Suspend from console without leaving authenticated terminal on wake up

I want to suspend my computer from terminal (one obtained by CTR+ALT+F1). If I call: # echo -n mem > /sys/power/state after wakeup I'm leaving an authenticated console with (possibly) root ...
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Some settings in 50-synaptics.conf have no effect

I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2. The relevant portion (I suppose) of said file ...
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Smooth scrolling - where does it come from?

So, I've been dealing with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros for a while and kinda like Crunchbang. But I've been also noticing that Ubuntu (as well as LMDE) comes with that fancy/nice/eyecandy ...
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Debian + Linux kernel 3.12.22: “Kernel module loader” option is not available

The Debian guide for compiling a kernel says: Do not forget to select “Kernel module loader” in “Loadable module support” (it is not selected by default). If not included, your Debian installation ...
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pm-suspend fails to wake up

I use pm-suspend on Debian 7.5. Most of the time everything works perfect, but sometimes it fails to wake up. The fans spin up, even the hard disk shows activity, but there is only a blank screen. ...
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Letters tty terminal text mode are very small in debian. How to increase? [duplicate]

My Debian 7 is with letters tty terminal text mode are very small. How to increase? I know that Fedora 20 is possible to install in a troubleshooting installation. Thanks!
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How to change the default version of Python in Debian 7.5?

I'm using Debian 7.5, and I've installed Python 3.3 and 3.2. How do I make 3.3 the default for when someone types python in the command line?
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Raspberry pi running owncloud not reachable using no-ip URL

I have a problem reaching my raspberry pi from outside of my LAN and I don't remember having changed anything. It was working previously, but I don't know what changed. I've installed owncloud with ...
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Automatized kernel upgrade

I am writing a BASH script that automatically configures, builds and installs the most recent kernel image. The generated kernel should include the grsecurity patchset. It would use the previous ...
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How to prevent massive file delete on Debian

Today I noticed that I lost approximately 1 TB of very old movies in my collection. I have no idea how it happened, but Munin shows what happened. I'm pretty sure it was my fault. (I was awake at that ...
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Crunchbang/Debian apt-preferences

So I did manage to set up apt-preferences but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. So basically what I want is, if I have the need I want to install packages from TESTING, UNSTABLE and DEB-MULTIMEDIA ...
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Directories are missing in recovery mode

My service provider booted my virtual server in the recovery mode and now I'm a little bit lost. I'd like to save some files from my web-directory but I can't find /var/www. Though there are files in ...