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 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 ...
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Is there apt-get for windows?

If it was windows machine that had no internet connection, what I would do is downloading the installers/programs on another computer, putting them on a portable media, copying them on the ...
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Debian fails to boot after installing xfce 4.10, “lp: driver loaded but no device found” error

I decided to install xfce 4.10 on wheezy. However after rebooting I am getting stuck at some screen beginning with the line" lp: driver loaded but no device found Thing is, I can't do anything at ...
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What does this “general protection fault” in my console mean, and how do I interpret it?

I had a couple of consoles open for other work and when I came back to them they both contained the following: Message from syslogd@Stacey-Windows at Jun 19 09:43:28 ... kernel:[ 4375.127165] ...
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How to remove unmet dependecies Debian 7 Wheezy

I'm trying to install different packages but it's showing unmet dependencies in most of them even after sudo apt-get -f install. Below is my /etc/apt/sources.list file: # # deb-src cdrom:[Debian ...
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Library missing compiling XBMC from source

Somewhere between the 13 and 13.1 releases I was no longer able to compile XBMC from source. I was able to compile v13 when it was first released (from the Gotham branch). Then, 13.1 was announced and ...
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How hide the grub 2 start up screen in debian during bootup? [duplicate]

How can I make it so that the grub start up screen will not show up in debian when I boot?
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Static IP on BBB won't change with network/interfaces file

I'm using multiple BBB's (Rev C), communicating with them from my Mac (OSX 10.9.3) over USB using the HoRNDIS drivers. The BBB's are running Debian, and so I want to manually assign them all different ...
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Why does Ubuntu use Debian “unstable”? How does it manage to be stable then?

Shouldn't Ubuntu use Debian "stable" for stability? How does it manage to stay stable by using Debian "unstable" ?
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Reprepro : How to add the whole packages of different OS

First, I would like to apologize if this is an easy question to some. I am just a newbie so I am asking for your patience... I am trying to use Reprepro for my software repository. My question is how ...
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Samba non-root user can't write to share

My problem is non-root users can't write to the share when it's mounted. But they can when it's not mounted. The group changes from users to root when I mount the share. And I can't figure out how ...
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What user-friendly distro uses same commands used in Kali Linux? [closed]

I want to use a distro that uses same terminal commands as Kali. I see that Kali is based on Debian, Debian is generally a base and not an end-user OS, so I want some distribution that I can run as my ...
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Debian: get package name for installed file

I'm connected via SSH to a PC running Linux kernel 3.11.1: root@alix:~# uname -r 3.11.1 how can I find out which package installed this specific file or kernel version respectively? I tried ...
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Where is the GPU?

Installed Debian 7.5.0 on Asus X550LD-XX028 (http://www.flipkart.com/asus-x550ld-xx082d-notebook-4th-gen-ci7-8gb-1tb-free-dos/p/itmdvyg4krwqgaes), with Nvidia GeForce 820M. The nvidia-detect ...
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Disallow Changing of Passwords [duplicate]

I have a spare computer running as a small server doing various things, and I'd like to create another account for my cousin, so she can learn how do manage a server/run minecraft etc. I'd like to ...
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Alternative for “locate” on debian

I often use "locate" command on CentOs to find files. What's the alternative for this command on Debian ?
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How to keep Debian internal clock synchronized (with NTP servers)?

I have a home server which runs an up to date Debian 7.5 (wheezy) installation. I just discovered that the server has its internal clock set to ± 3 minutes in the future. I knew that I can use NTP ...
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On Debian (64-bit), how do I install glibc that I built from source?

When I tried to do this, my system broke, with every program immediately segfaulting. I believe it's because it installed a new version of ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 in /lib64 but when a program was loaded ...
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Unable to install a package, newer libc6 required

I was trying to install openvasv6 using instructions given here. I am using Debian Wheezy (amd64). $ sudo apt-get -y install greenbone-security-assistant openvas-cli openvas-manager openvas-scanner ...
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What is the difference between a system with consolekit and the one without it?

First of all, I'm using Debian testing system with standalone Openbox. I don't have systemd, just sysvinit, and I certainly won't use systemd . Yesterday my Debian box started returning messages like ...
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Linux network stops when transferring files [duplicate]

Running Debian, when transferring files from the server to my pc, the transfer is suddenly interrupted. Some smaller files (couple of MB) seem to work most of the time, but bigger files mostly fail at ...
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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the ...
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After enabling SELinux (permissive mode) on Debian Wheezy, gdm3 does not finish loading

I recently enabled SELinux on my Debian Wheezy system, in permissive mode (I have confirmed that it is indeed operating in permissive mode). However, after the file labelling double-reboot, gdm3 ...
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Nvidia Update Problem On Debian 7 Stable

New User Here Guys bear with me! Specs: Debian Stable Weezy Gnome 3 edition 64 bit Video Card: Nvidia GTS 250, CPU: AMD Phenon X4 Quad core History: All was going so well, back-ports was added, ...
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How can I modify route table?

I don't want to delete or add, just want to modify one rule. Is there such a command or do I have to resort to Delete and Add ? Computer is running Debian 6.
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What's missing with my SELinux installation?

According to Introduction to SELinux, section 14.4.2, SELinux support is built into the standard kernels provided by Debian. The core Unix tools support SELinux without any modifications. I have ...
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top/ps/mpstat showing different output

When my top shows a load of 19/20 and my ps shows root@server:/home/nohup# ps -eo pcpu,pid,user,args | sort -k 1 -r | head -5 %CPU PID USER COMMAND 122131 18695 mysql /usr/sbin/mysqld xxxxx ...
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Should “invoke-rc.d” or “service” be used to restart services?

I'm confused as to which is best and in which circumstances: invoke-rc.d apache2 restart or service apache2 restart Is there a real difference? man service has the following interesting bit: ...
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X server crashes on startup with error message “No V_BIOS found”. How can I fix this?

I am running Debian with an ATI Radeon E6760 graphics card and the amd-catalyst-13.12 driver installed. Everything worked fine for a long time. I started the computer with a scientific linux live usb ...
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Executing backup script on external HDD plug using udev

I have tried to write a custom udev rule to run a backup.sh script when I plug my USB 3.0 external hard disk to my home server. I created a new file in /etc/udev/rules.d called 10-custom.rules. In ...
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Error while building Linux module of a wireless driver

I have recently installed Debian Wheezy onto one of my old computers to test it out and to become more familiar with Unix. To my surprise I enjoy the interface very much so far, but I have run into a ...
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php5-curl installation aborts due to ucf failing on /etc/php5/mods-available/curl.ini

I've screwed my raspbian (debian) installation. To fix this I'm going through reinstalling every single packacke. This is tiresome (or rather: slow) but works in general. Where I'm absolutely stuck ...
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Process specific ulimit still low after changes to soft and hard ulimits

I'm having trouble with increasing the open-files ulimit (ulimit -n) for a particular process on a Debian 6 server. AFAIK I've done everything to change the servers hard and soft limits in this case, ...
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find * looks for a file named “*” on Debian but not on RHEL

Where is the difference? Do these distributions handle something differently? Or does the configuration vary? What do I have to compare and adjust? I would prefer find * not to match the wildcard ...
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ACL is NOT enabled but it's working [duplicate]

How this is possible? ACL is not enabled in /etc/fstab, and I can verify it via manually opening fstab or running sudo mount | grep -i acl. But getfacl & setfacl Commands would work without any ...
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How to sign already built Debian package?

I have a project with a custom build-system, so the Debian package is just one of a targets: I do it with dpkg-deb. But now I want to upload my package to some enterprise repo - and I need some files ...
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How do I scan grayscale with simple-scan?

I really like simple-scan because: It's really simple It has an interface that fits with GNOME setup on Debian (unlike Skanlite) However, I can't seem to be able to set it to scan in grayscale. ...
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Globbing with * in Bash - Debian vs RHEL [closed]

Where is the difference? Do these distributions handle globbing differently? Platforms: Debian Wheezy 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Bash is always used. In my example, cat prints every file in /etc ...
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how to use html tidy on Nginx

I just installed HTML tidy using the following command line: sudo apt-get install php5-tidy yet I have no idea how to use it because I thought it is an auto process that can do things by itself ...
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Add VPN button is disabled in Debian Wheezy/LXDE

I want to configure a VPN connection, so choose VPN Connections->Configure VPN..., and I get to the Network Connections dialog. But the Add button is disabled. How do I enable it?
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Issue installing OpenVPN via apt

Pastebin I wanted to install OpenVPN on my Debian Wheezy server at home, so I could create a tunnel with my phone or tablet from outside my home. We use OpenVPN at work, so I figured it would be easy ...
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phpmyadmin doesn't work after installing php5-mysqlnd

I am currently running into some problems with phpMyAdmin. I set everything up correctly and made sure everything worked. Then later after some developing on some pages I noticed I couldn't execute ...
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Debian packaging with dependency (from the scratch)

I would like to package my software (in C) into a .deb file, but I encounter some difficulties. It would be nice if someone could give me a hand... Let the source code be the following toy example: ...
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Separate /boot partition on USB

During standard Debian install i decided to go with implementing additional security factor which is /boot on separate USB key. In Debian guide I've found it is only put this way. ...
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How to automatically mount an USB device on plugin-time on an already running system?

I know how to use /etc/fstab to automatically mount devices on boot or when doing sudo mount -a, which works perfectly fine. For example, here is my current line for my device UUID=B864-497A ...