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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Font list not refreshing in apps in debian

I copied a bunch of .ttf and otf fonts into ~/.fonts, made sure permissions where set to my user/group and ran fc-cache ~/.fonts. Opened up GIMP and Geany but the fonts aren't available. Any idea ...
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Recover ext3 files from hard disk with bad sector [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover formatted ext3 partition I have a folder of about 5GB that suddenly disappeared. When I checked its hard disk, I found out it has bad sector for about 2-3MB on ...
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Synonyms (from a thesaurus) in Emacs

I use Emacs 23 on Debian sid. I can check the spelling of a word in Emacs with M-$. How can I obtain synonyms (using a thesaurus?) for a word in Emacs? None of the following were useful: one, two, ...
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HP Deskjet 3050A scanner not working in Debian

I have an HP Deskjet All-in-one 3050A. In Debian Testing I installed it through CUPS and the printer works fine. However I can't say the same about the scanner. I've tried install it using HPLIP, but ...
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Openwebload installation linux

Am trying to install openwebload in Debian. I realize the latest version is pretty old. I used alien to convert the rpm to deb. When trying to run openload as a command however I get this error: ...
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Setting Mod4 in awesome

I'm trying to set up awesome. When I start it the Mod4 (Windows) key is not working. So I tried to extent my .Xmodmap clear Mod4 add Mod4 = Multi_key When I run xmodmap .Xmodmap the Mod4 works, but ...
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How to undo sudo add-apt-repository?

I run sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/indicators to install my-weather-indicator but it requires GTK3 and I don't want to proceed. So I'd like to undo that command. I'd checked my ...
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is there a way to connect SAMBA and miniDLNA

I am quite new to both, SAMBA and DLNA, so I don't know if my attempt makes sense at all. But what I try to achieve is the following: I have a client, that supports DLNA and a server that is a ...
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Error “malformed patch at line” when patching file with .diff

I having some trouble adding .diff patch to a file. Patch file itself seems to be fine but it keeps giving error: root@pipiripi:/home/tomek/mad# patch mifare-mad.pl < pastie1.diff patching file ...
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Debian: Is it possible/safe to install packages from an older version of the repository?

I'm currently running Debian testing (Wheezy) and am trying to get SCIM working. I want to install the scim-pinyin package, but there is no such package available in the testing repository, although ...
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How do I fix these broken dependencies?

aptitude tells me I have some packages with broken dependencies: kmiller@debian-dev-box:~$ sudo aptitude search '.*' | grep ^.B iB console-setup-linux - Linux specific part of ...
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How do you integrate a media player with the Xfce taskbar i.e. for play/stop controls?

In a Debian sid Xfce set-up I'm trying to get the volume control in the taskbar to show the media player controls like it does in some more preconfigured distros. How do I do that? Searches in ...
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Installing Debian on an SSD

Does the Debian installer work out of the box for SSDs? I.e. I heard that you need to align the partitions to 32bit virtual clusters (is it actually true?). Are there any other things I need to take ...
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Debian on 64 bit Intel Core 2 Quad

I just ordered a new SSD, and so I am planning to reinstall my Debian system. I have an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU (Q9450). Does it make sense to install the 64bit version (I have just 4GB of RAM, plus 1GB ...
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What chunk size for KVM under Debian linux is optimal with RAID 5?

I would like to know, how to set optimal chunk size for my debian squeeze in future. I Work with 3x WD RE4 500Gb 7200RPM in SW-RAID 5, under debian squeeze. (in the future maybe under wheezy) I Saw ...
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Sensors showing bad values

I use Debian linux squeeze x64 now on gigabyte 970a-DS3. I installed this OS on motherboard which burned (from asus). And I've changed my motherboard to that gigabyte. After running back into linux, ...
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Alix Board write performance

I have an alix board on which I have installed debian4alix (sqeeze). After using it for a while I noticed that the write performance of the board was pretty low. I ran the following test: dd ...
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after replacing motherboard, Debian gets blank screen while booting

I have Debian installed on one computer. I just replaced its motherboard and CPU. And graphics card, because I use onboard one. I kept my old hard disk. Now machine boots well, grub starts well, ...
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use CEC with my TV

When I plug my Raspberry Pi to my TV (which supports SimpLink, or respectively CEC) the TV automatically turns on from standby. This is due to the fact that the Raspberry Pi also supports CEC: ...
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How to troubleshoot kernel panic on boot

I'm trying to run Debian Linux on a Nokia IP710 firewall, but I can't get it to boot correctly: kernel panic every time. The firewall has a Pentium III 1Ghz and 512MB RAM. It has no vga, a very ...
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debian-installer: report setup progress

Can I, using preseed, make the debian installer report its progress to a server? I'd imagine something like calling wget http://x.tld/stage_finished.php?s=partitioning_completed to report the ...
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setup filename encryption for encrypted home folder in eCryptfs

I used ecryptfs-migrate-home to encrypt my home folder on my Debian (Testing) system. As I am a complete encryption-greenhorn, I don't know yet how to check, if the encryption succeeded. However, I ...
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No communication services enabled following startup

I recently installed Parsix (Debian) on my system, and I've been struggling to figure out how to autostart my services. Of the list of services that don't run and should run are: ssh apache mysql ...
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“Error: permission denied” error from Transmission Client

When I try downloading files with Transmission I get: I've tried searching for this problem, and everyone always says to set permissions correctly, but I've done that: This is running on a ...
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How to add a custom widget to gnome panel

How could I add a custom widget to the GNOME panel. Which tool is used to create the widget. I want to create something like the weather widget.
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Installing virtualbox on Debian: dependency problems

I'm currently running Debian Wheezy (Testing). I want to install virtualbox but when I run the following: # aptitude install virtualbox ...I get the following result: The following packages have ...
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Very slow SW-RAID 5 in Debian Squeeze

I don't know why, but I have big trouble with speed of my raid. I have 4x WD RE4 7200RPM 500GB. Size of RAID 5 is 1000GB. 1 of HDDs is Spare. Problem is here: Every 1,0s: cat /proc/mdstat ...
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Two usb wifi adapaters, only wlan0 appears, how to get wlan1?

I'm attempting to connect two wifi usb dongles to a debian system, one is to connect to a local lan, the other I plan to use in adhoc mode to connect to a specific device. You could look at this as an ...
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What's the status of Upstart on Debian? [closed]

I know that this question has already got asked before, but it's pretty old and things have changed (probably). Already in 2009 the news rumbled, that Debian was going to switch to Upstart. You were ...
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run executable on boot

For the life of me, I cannot get this to work. I'm running Debian on Raspberry Pi. running this command from CLI: /home/pi/domotiga/DomotiGaServer.gambas -d runs my home automation server. How ...
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How to set ssh access for user on debian?

I set groups: usermod -G ssh username and then I've checked account info: id username the result is: uid=1000(username) gid=1001(username) groups=100(username) Anyway if I try to login using ...
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What difference is between ARM Debian for Raspberry PI and Ordinary debian x32/X64 for desktop?

I would like to know, how big is difference between ARM debian for Raspbery PI and x32/x64 debian for desktop. I would like to buy in future some ARM mini pc like raspbery PI and use it as for ...
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How long could I work with stable release after it is no more supported?

I'm still working on Debian squeeze which will be supported for only about 1 more year (it is server with KVM). How long is it possible to work on an old version of Debian (after Debian gets old) when ...
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Debian + KVM: Which version to use? Stable or “new”?

I have Debian 6.0.4 (Squeeze) x64. Nowadays I use KVM stable package from apt-get. Could you recommend me using a compiled newest or newer version instead of using the old one KVM package from Debian ...
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How to backup KVM images? Is it possible to backup whole VM?

I need to backup all (9 VMs) my KVM VMs. I would like to backup them in the night for example once a week. For example VMware server and VMware server 2 used to have possibility to create live backups ...
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How to limit CPU performance for KVM VM?

imagine 1 Virtual machine with 2 shared cores on quad core CPU 2Ghz speed. Is it possible to limit this Virtual Machine for 500Mhz of CPU power on both cores? Or to reserve 1Ghz on 1 core for this ...
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SW-RAID 5 - how much CPU time and performance can it take?

I have Debian squeeze 6.0.4, 4x WD RE4 500Gb 7200RPM, Athlon II X4 600E and 24GB RAM DDR3. Since I work with SW raid 5, it takes much more CPU, than I think is enough. How can I get know, how much ...
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KVM - Which Web Based management to use?

I would like to became an Expert of managing KVM on debian squeeze. I still use virt-manager. Yes, it is easy and quiet safe and quick for me. I tried a lot of web based management UI and non of ...
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Speed up playback rate of online videos in web browser on Debian Linux

Windows and Mac users have Enounce MySpeed to assist with increasing playback speed of online videos. What options do I have for increasing playback rate of online videos in Google Chrome on Debian ...
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conceal home folder completely - is ecryptfs the right choice?

On my Debian-Testing-System, I want to completely conceal the home folders. That means, I not only want the data to be encrypted, but I also want to preclude determining any (or most) information from ...
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pmount not working on Debian wheezy

"Not working" might be slightly inaccurate, since it still seems to mount and umount things properly, but it's inaccessible to users other than the root user, which defeats the purpose entirely. ...
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How to backup debian system?

I have VPS hosting with debian operating system. I would like to backup whole system time by time. Here is a lot of questions how to backup OS on local machine, but it's not what I need. I have just ...
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Python bindings for libtorrent-rasterbar are not working on debian

I'm running Debian 6.0.6 I've downloaded latest version of libtorrent-rasterbar from here: http://code.google.com/p/libtorrent/downloads/detail?name=libtorrent-rasterbar-0.16.6.tar.gz&can=2 and ...
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Swap usage too high?

I have a debian sid box, freshly installed about a month ago, with no desktop apps running at the moment. Any command I try to run (via ssh) makes the hard disk work very hard. The system worked ...
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debian X Xconf resolution xrandr badmatch

Recently I minimal installed debian squeeze(amd64), when I configs my resolution, unexpected errors came out, I did a lot of searching, but couldn't find a way to figure it out. to install the ...
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Trying to install spotify with libssl1.0.0

I would like to install spotify client but it's complaining that it can't find the old libssl0.9.8 So I created a symlink to libssl1.0.0: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so**.1.0.0** ...
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About Clonezilla and how store the backup

I've never used Clonezilla before. When storing a backup, Clonezilla needs a free partition or free space? I mean, I have a disk for backups with only one partition. Do I have to create a partition ...
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Run autostart program in a terminal instead of having it run hidden in background

I have added to sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart the line: python /path/to/script.py This launches script.py on boot. Which is what I want. However, I can't see the output from ...
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How to block loading kernel module only in single user boot when blacklist fails?

On a "Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP" installation where loading a kernel module (mpt2sas) is desired to be delayed to be loaded after starting sshd and users can remotely login, the mpt2sas ...
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PHP phantom cron job

I disabled all my cron jobs by putting a # in front of them. Except for one: @reboot echo "Hi I rebooted" The rest are: #0 2,14 * * * /home/backup1/mysql-backup.sh #0 * * * * mono ...