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xdg-open doesn't handle percent encoded “file:///” urls with LXDE

I noticed that xdg-open doesn't handle percent encoded urls. For example, these lines will succeed (provided the files exist): xdg-open "/home/sashoalm/Has Spaces.txt" xdg-open ...
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The background resets every time the system restarts

Every time I change my wallpaper on my dual screens, and I log off, the wallpapers revert to their original state when I log in. Is there a reason why this happens, or is it just what goes on in the ...
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Problems with Debian Wheezy installation

I recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.6 in my laptop which has 4GB nVidia graphics card. By default, on login it boots into gnome classic mode and reports "gnome 3 failed to load". Also, sometimes the ...
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MySQL (MariaDB) too many connections that don't close?

I have recently acquired my first VPS to run a mysql server for my minecraft server, I have setup MariaDB, it's using the default settings at present. I tested it last night with one plugin ...
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Xfce: How to specify row size in Alt+Tab window?

Alt+Tab window shows a list of open applications. Problem is it can put even 24 icons in a single row which makes navigation hard. Is there a setting to specify e.g. 5 icons per row?
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What are some of the things ROOT can do that could possibly destroy the computer [closed]

I eventually plan on diving into software manipulation, and i want to avoid any and all things that as ROOT could destroy my system. I know tinkering with the file-system are dangerous to mess around ...
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Is there an easy way to clean up useless files? [duplicate]

Is there a command or an application i can download or run that would clean up and uninstall useless and unused files? I just want to free up some space on my machine, and that is my main goal.
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sh script cannot run process

I have fairly simple sh script that checks if process is running, if not then start it. My problem is that sh script cant start the program for some reason... Here's my script: #!/bin/sh if ps x ...
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How to install Debian onto a flashdrive

I actually want my 4GB flash-drive to be the OS and for it to be transfer in-between any machine. I have tried to follow Debian's website, and I couldn't figure it out. I had my friend make my ...
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Problem with locale: “Setting locale failed.”

I have a problem with locale and I can't found any solution that work ! Every tutorial are similar like this: http://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Perl_warning_Setting_locale_failed_in_Debian So, ...
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curl: (35) error:14077438:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert internal error

I am using curl 7.26.0-1+wheezy11 on Debian Wheezy, and whenever I try to access the URL https://www.basebit.com.br, it fails with the message: $ curl https://www.basebit.com.br curl: (35) ...
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Update notification upon login

How do I configure Debian Wheezy to show available updates upon login on a virtual console? When I used Ubuntu it was setup by default.
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How to remove specific keys from a wordlist?

I have generated a wordlist of keys starting from 03000000000 and ends at 03999999999 through crunch. So what I want is to delete a specific number of keys from it, for example, I want to delete keys ...
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proftpd conf on debian

Iam new to linux / debian Im trying to configure an ftp server in debian using proftpd. I installed the package A user is created when it is installed I put a password to this user and it is working ...
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My Wifi wont work on my Debian laptop

Some Questions from someone new to Debian: I have tried to install some wifi detecting programs,but i don't think the driver is installed... How do i find and install the driver? I have tried to ...
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Debian Squeeze character encoding issue

I'm running Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze). Normally, to get the euro symbol, I would type altgr-$ and this works fine on Ubuntu but with Squeeze when I hit those keys the cursor jumps back to the beginning ...
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Cron reports error in php5-common job after update

After an update to php5-common this night, cron reports a sed error "invalid option -- 'z'". This problem has also been reported on the Debian mailing list. What should I do, until the problem is ...
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how to stop the screen from blanking / blacking out?

I have re-installed Debian 7 (Wheezy) after a while. For the first time, I am using the open-free nvidia drivers (not nouveau) and vesafb for virtual consoles. I cannot, for the life of me, stop the ...
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External drive EFI bootloader with Debian 7.7 Wheezy

I'm currently trying to install Debian 7.7 on a removable drive with an encrypted LVM from DVD-1 with a self contained EFI bootloader like the one the DVD uses - that is, the computer's HDD should be ...
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mysql2 gem build error when installing redmine

when i tried installing redmine with bundle install --without development test I received this build error: Fetching gem metadata from https://rubygems.org/......... Resolving ...
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LMDE - Blank terminal on boot, no input

I was having an issue where my machine was continuously accessing the hard drive but was stuck and totally unusable for an hour. After forcing it down, it starts up and shows the GRUB menu and the LM ...
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Help finding small graphical file manager

I have a console only debian install. I installed X, and then slim, and now I would like to add a minimal file manager, one step up from the terminal/console... I installed xfe, but noticed that uses ...
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How to enable a non-root user to empty the linux buffer cache

I'm required to empty the linux buffer cache in a python script, that runs on a Debian wheezy VM. As root I run sync; echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches, but the script is run by a user, ...
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How to set-up mouseemu on Debian

I own an iBook running Debian Sid and would like to configure mouseemu to emulate a mouse wheel using the right Apple-key and the trackpad. It seems that I can get away wit the -scroll option of ...
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wifi not working on new debian machine

I just bought a new computer and I intalled Debian on it. I am having a hard time with the wifi connection. It seems that Debian can not see the wlan0 network interface. To provide some details, my ...
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Screen session terminates when program crashes

I am running a program in a Screen session if the program crashes it restarts itself, but when the program crashes the screen session terminates. I want the screen session to stay open so the ...
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user-level guide to maintaining Debian package update security? [closed]

Recently I listened to an interview with Kim Zetter (audio download here) on cybercrime/warfare, particularly Stuxnet and Flame. While listening to the discussion of how Flame exploited Windows ...
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Invisible cursor after FGLRX install (Debian Jessie)

After I've installed proprietary FGLRX driver (version 1:14.9+ga14.201-2) from Debian 8 Jessie repositories, my cursor became invisible. All mouse actions are working correctly, just can't see the ...
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/etc/network/interfaces not loading correctly at boot

I'm trying to use my Beagleboard Black as a wireless access point (using hostapd and dnsmasq). I've found that I can connect (I'm assigned an IP address, get a DNS Server and Default Route), but I am ...
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What is the difference between these Debian ISOs? [duplicate]

On the page where you can download 32-bit Debian DVDs, there are three different ISO images listed: debian-7.7.0-i386-DVD-1.iso 2014-10-18 14:23 3.7G debian-7.7.0-i386-DVD-2.iso ...
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dnsmasq - flooding daemon.log with messages

I am hoping to use dnsmasq to provide for a wireless AP on Debian Wheezy. Issue: daemon.log is filling up with repeated 'DHCPREQUEST' and 'DHCPACK' messages from the one test client (win7). Config ...
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how to know which php extensions are installed

I need to install on a lamp server exactly the same php extensions that are installed on an old server, how do to know exactly which extensions are installed in order to install the same on the new ...
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cannot reconfigure virtualbox-dkms

I have installed vitualbox on Debian Jessie according to instructions on debian wiki. By running: apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') virtualbox During installation ...
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Correct hostname doesn't change in entire system

I have a very strange problem with my hostname on Debian 7+. I've changed the hostname on my new server but for some reason it doesn't change in wierd places. Right now I get the old hostname when I ...
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How do I make debian lightdm look like trisquel lightdm

In trisquel the file folder looks like the first picture. Debian is the second. They both use lightdm and I installed the gtk+ greeter. Unity doesn't appear to be in the debian repos but I don't think ...
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Debian Jessie: My LAN is not working!

I can connect to the Internet without a problem by using wireless networks. I have a DSL connection on defined which can connect to the Internet when LAN is connected. When I plug-in network cable, ...
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Debian apt-get broken after trying to install skype

I tried to install Skype on my x86_64 computer, only to be faced with disaster, I followed the instructions on the Debian website, https://wiki.debian.org/skype for the 64bit instruction set, but ...
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How to type a right to left language in terminal?

Please forgive me if this is a bad question. OK. I have installed Debian recently (without a GUI) to learn the CLI and C using the LearnCodeTheHardWay tutorials. Its going well, and I feel at this ...
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Testing to Jessie [closed]

I want to install a fresh debian on my new computer, but I ended up with a problem with the Z97 chipset, and saw that this problem is resolved in 3.16, so my question is : Is it safe to install ...
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Mounting and unmounting USB storage from the command line

I have a backup script which mounts and unmounts a USB harddrive. In Ubuntu I used the command udisksctl but it is not included in the Debian 7.7 repository. Is there a similar command in Debian to ...
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Debian PHP5 is 500 Internal Server Error after install, folowed Debian LAMP Wiki

Im trying to setup debian lamp stack for a live production server, im following the wiki at https://wiki.debian.org/LaMp, I have Apache2 working from the /var/www and from my user ...
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Is it possible to have multiple screens using multiple video cards with Gnome3 standard experience?

I have two Nvidia cards and 3 monitors. My current config file is this... # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 319.72 (pbuilder@cake) Sat ...
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What is the command to check what version of Java ME I have installed?

I have Debian 6 installed on a device and want to check what version of Java ME I have installed. I tried java -version, but I get -sh: java: not found. What command should I use?
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System wide proxy with encypted ISA server request

I recently install Linux Mint Debian on my computer. It is working fine and I also have internet. But just firefox is able to get through the proxy. After some research I found out that the ISA ...
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what does “ gbp:error: upstream/1.5.13 is not a valid treeish” mean?

I want to build a debian package with git build package.(gbp) I passed all steps, and at least, when I entered gbp buildpackage, This error appeared. what does it mean? and what should I do? ...
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Is Kubuntu Debian-based? and installing alongside Windows 8 [closed]

Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project. Is it also compatible with all debian software, isn't it? So are all softwares made (or certainly-compatible) for Ubuntu (i.e. Software Center, Steam, Blender, ...
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MacBook Pro Mini DisplayPort flickering over Debian

I have some problems involving a Macbook Pro Mid 2009 13" (MacBookPro5,5) running a Debian 7,7 Whezzy and a LCD screen Benq E2200HD. I am using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter in order to use the ...
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Theme not applying correctly

I just switched from Parabola running GNOME 3.14 to Debian Sid running GNOME 3.14, and the same theme that worked fine on Parabola now isn't applying correctly. The scroll bars among other elements ...
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Finding locales with no separate entry in /usr/share/locale on Debian

I want to remove all unneeded locales on my Debian system in /usr/share/locale. I have installed the package locales and generated en_IE.UTF-8 UTF-8 by using echo "en_IE.UTF-8 UTF-8" > ...
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What is Debian equivalent of RPM package perl-ExtUtils-Embed?

I need to install some SW on Debian. This SW requires perl-ExtUtils-Embed in a installation guide made for RedHat based systems (CentOS in my case). What should I install on Debian to get all what is ...