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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Unable to access Linux share from a Windows machine with NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME error

On the Linux machine I changed the smb.conf like this: [john] path = /root/john/downloads available = yes valid users = john read only = no browsable = yes public = yes writable = yes The path ...
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Configuring Wireless Network

After a long struggle I finally seem to have installed the non-free wireless firmware for my wireless NIC. I'm trying to set up a file server, so I want to configure the network to be static. Would ...
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Install programs without an internet connection on Debian

So I've been battling with my debian install lately, it doesn't have the firmware for either eth0 or wan0 NIC's. However, I got a firmware.zip file that I need to extract to /lib/firmware. The problem ...
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rkhunter warns about chkconfig

I ran rkhunter and received the following warnings in its output: $ rkhunter --update $ rkhunter -c ... ... ... Performing file properties checks /sbin/chkconfig ...
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Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian

I'm trying to install debian 64bit from a debian live image using YUMI on my usb drive. I'm installing it on an Inspiron 6400, and there is missing firmware. I can't connect to the internet ...
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How soon do new releases get packaged into Debian Testing?

Mono 3.0 has been released yesterday. I am really excited by this release and am curious to know when this will be available in Debian testing (Wheezy). Is there a standard timeline set by Debian ...
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To not autoremove something

I have uninstalled my distro's (Debian Wheezy) package of torchat, and use a newer version I've built myself. Since removing the package apt-get wants me to autoremove something which the software ...
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Installing VirtualBox inside of OpenVZ - missing sources

I'm attempting to install VirtualBox inside of an offsite OpenVZ instance I got a good deal on. The point being to run a small Windows XP box for some kind of Windows Server. Yes, it's an ...
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Debian Squeeze not whole of package contents installed [closed]

When I do apt-get install usb-modeswitch-data, not all of it's contents are installed under /etc/usb_modeswitch.d. I looked inside package and wasn't able to understand how could it be -- there were ...
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Aptitude Search reports package installed, while Aptitude Show reports it not installed - how is that possible?

me@friedly_server:~$ aptitude search samba-tools i samba-tools - Samba testing utilities me@friendly_server:~$ aptitude show samba-tools ...
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Error while trying to retrieve dwm sources

I am trying to build dwm from source. Grabbing the source doesn't work: (28) $ apt-get source dwm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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VirtualBox on Debian

I have two kernels installed, 3.5.0 and 3.6.0. For several reasons I have to run kernel 3.5.0. VirtualBox works perfectly on 3.6.0, but not on 3.5.0. After I booted kernel 3.5.0 I triggered a module ...
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Swap space not used

I recently installed Debian 6.0.6. Here are the machine's states: CPU - AMD XP 3000+ RAM - 1 Gig HDD - IDE 80 Gig I primarily use this machine for developing toy personal projects. When I run ...
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Why do iptables rules disappear when restarting my Debian system?

I add this rule: sudo iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -d a.b.c.d -p tcp \ --dport 1723 -j DNAT --to-destination a.b.c.d:10000 When restart computer rules are deleted. Why? What I can do to make ...
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debootstrap fails to download Debian squeeze

I'm trying to use debootstrap to create a debian32 system and compile the kernel there but I'm not capable off. root@citsnmaiko-deb:~# debootstrap --verbose --arch i386 squeeze ...
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Lightdm user session settings on Ubuntu

Lightdm is displayed properly but after entering a password and clicking login, I see the screen blink and lightdm window re-appears and asks to log in as if nothing happened. Configs user@laptop:~$ ...
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Unable to mount root fs after new kernel compile in VMware

So, I'm attempting to compile and use the 3.6.2 kernel on my Debian 6 VM (running under Windows 7 in VMware Workstation 9). I've already had several hick ups, but I am slowly getting through them but ...
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Debian Squeeze/MySQL error

I am a Unix/Linux noob, so please bear with me. I installed lighttpd and PHP on MySQL using the instructions in the accepted answer here: ...
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Realize a multiseat system with a polarized 3D-monitor

Besides playing 3D-material, modern 3D-TV-sets (using polarization technology) offer the possibility of dual-play. While 3d-playback works with different polarization for the left and the right eye, ...
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How to host an intranet website inaccessible outside the LAN?

I am a Linux/Unix noob, so please bear with me. Here is my situation: I have a server (Debian Squeeze) on a LAN. I have installed Nginx web server on it. The server has Internet access to download ...
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Installing Debian without GUI for a web server

I'm unfamiliar with Debian (obviously), so I downloaded the live ISO thinking it might help me out. From the live GUI, I doubled click on the install icon on the desktop and proceeded - it gave me a ...
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How can I configure ethernet?

I just started using linux (installed Debian) and the one thing I'm trying to do right now is have my internet working. I connected my ethernet port but still no internet works. I googled for awhile ...
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Linux PPTX presentation Viewer

Besides Open Office, is there any solution for opening .pptx presentations on Linux (Debian to be more precise)?
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Finding which Debian distro CDs contain a certain package

I am currently installing Debian Linux on a computer that does not have Internet access. I have burned the first few CDs from the distro and have a working system so far. However, I am unable to find ...
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How to force Debian to wait for DHCP

I am running Debian squeeze in a virtual machine (VirtualBox). The machine has two interfaces: eth0 in "Host-only" mode so that the machine is accessible from the outside; and eth1 in "NAT" mode so ...
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Debian Wheezy, VirtualBox, HP DV6-7099EL problem with AltGr

I just bought a HP DV6-7099EL laptop (Italian keyboard). I'm going to install Debian in a week or two, I just want to test the computer without touching the partitions (just in case I need ...
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Can't ifdown eth0 (main interface)

I can't ifdown an interface on a Debian 6.0.5 box; user@box:/etc/network$ sudo ifdown eth0 && sudo ifup eth0 ifdown: interface eth0 not configured SIOCADDRT: File exists Failed to bring up ...
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Installing jdk7 on Debian server via SSH

Currently, I'm trying to launch a java program on a server. The server is launched on my virtual machine (VirtualBox) and controlled over SSH. Its OS is Debian. So, in order to launch my program I ...
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update mysql on debian

I'm trying to update Mysql on debian without success, and all tutorial on internet just fails. I got Debian 6.0.6 squeeze, my mysql version is mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.63. I did apt-get update and ...
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How to remove root password on Debian?

I'm running Debian in a virtual machine and for convenience I would like to remove the password on root (since it doesn't really matter what happens to this box). Internet hasn't been too helpful on ...
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Graphical interface on a remote server?

I've got a VPS with Debian running on it. I connect to it using SSH and configure it in a console mode. Now I want to install some graphical interface to it and use my VPS in graphical mode from my ...
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How to add a path to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell and login shell on debian

I installed some programs in /opt/my-program/bin, I wanted to add /opt/my-program/bin to system $PATH for all users's non-login shell and login shell. What should I do? Changing /etc/environment is ...
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Being not sudo on debian how to make a .sh execute each time I log in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set a user environment variable? (permanently, not session) So each time I log on I want to execute a command like export PATH=~/gcc-4.5.0-g/bin:$PATH. I have ...
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Getting newer version of GEOS than what is available in Debian repositories

I need to install a GEOS version >= 3.2.2, and doing so is beyond my current aptitude (pun intended). The current Debian squeeze version is 3.2.0, which will not work for my purposes (using the rgeos ...
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Ctrl-C does not work with pppd non-detached session

I have a Mini2440 ARM Board, and I have put a base Debian 6.0 system on it using multistrap. I have used tmux to run several processes in defferent windows from /etc/rc.local. I connect to the board ...
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How to suppress su authentication failure warning?

I created an account "diag" and set it as expired (usermod --expiredate 1). Then I have a script which I want to run to log into it, so in the script I use the following command: su -s /bin/bash - ...
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Move / to a new partition

I have Windows 7 and Debian dual-booted on my laptop. I'm getting cramped for space on the Debian side, so I want to remove the Windows partition and use the whole computer for Debian. I'm currently ...
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Problem with Airprint server for iOS 6

I'm trying to set up Airprint server on Raspberry Pi under CUPS. I have done everything like in this tutorial: Configuring the Raspberry Pi as an AirPrint server. Then I have done this: Linux ...
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Purpose and typical usage of /etc/rc.local

The header looks like this: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local - executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel # # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. What is ...
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Login fails from Windows on NTFS-3G Samba Share

I have a Raspberry Pi (though could be any Debian Linux box) connected to an external hard disk formatted as NTFS. My disk mount in fstab is: /dev/sda1 /media/disk ntfs-3g ...
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debian apt-get dist-upgrade from squeeze to wheezy failing on vlc

I can't continue until I solve this bug, I've tried removing the dpkg so it redownloads it but it still has this error when trying to dist-upgrade, or now, apt-get -f install. root@hayek:~# apt-get ...
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Unable to uninstall libglib2.0-0 from Software Center

I have a fresh install of Debian 6.0.5 (i386) on VMware Player. I was trying to install libglib2.0-0 using this command: sudo aptitude install libglib2.0-0 Unfortunately, I don't remember the ...
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TCP dies on a Linux laptop

Once in several days I have the following problem. My laptop (Debian testing) suddenly becomes unable to work with TCP connections to the internet. The following things continue working fine: UDP ...
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Command & binary exists but cannot be executed

I transfered /etc/* files from one Linux server to another and now I have a strange error. Both are Debian Squeeze. When I run a command, e.g. ssh, I get an error: bash: /usr/bin/ssh: No such file ...
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ntldr.mod missing from GRUB2

I use Debian Wheezy on EFI motherboard and need ntldr module in GRUB2 to load bootmgr of Windows 7 installer, because the way it starts on its own (apparently, using the boot sector of the USB flash ...
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How do you dual boot Debian and FreeBSD using GRUB2?

I've been trying to install FreeBSD alongside my Debian installation in a single partition. All examples readily present on the Internet had shortcomings: Some required chainloading the FreeBSD ...
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Trying to use multiple Debian repositories

General situation: I need to port a Qt project from MS Visual Studio 2010 to Linux (Debian). In VS 2010 I have Qt v.4.8.1, but in Debian it is Qt v.4.6.1. This difference prevents me from porting, as ...
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Installing wireless driver (realtek 8188CE) on Debian wheezy

I had a hard time installing the wireless driver for my debian. My debian was Sqeeze but soon after I realized Wheezy was the one to support my wireless adapter, realtek 8188CE,I upgraded to wheezy. ...
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Debian Wheezy installation with preseed

I have a USB stick with netinst version of Debian Wheezy (testing). I am trying to load a preseed file, named "preseed.cfg" in the USB root folder (same folder as initrd.gz). I use GRUB and my entry ...
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Automatic package is installed, but aptitude doesn't find any rdependencies. What am I doing wrong?

I have a package lm-sensors automatically installed on my Ubuntu 10.04, but can't find packages, that depend on it: $ aptitude show lm-sensors Package: lm-sensors New: yes State: installed ...