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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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 ...
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How to install much newer mpt2sas driver version in debian squeeze?

Linux debian squeeze 6.0.6 (2.6.32-5-amd64) is supplied with quite an old 02.100.03.00 version of the mpt2sas driver. I do wish to install a much newer mpt2sas driver version. In know there are ...
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How to fix mpt2sas “port enable: FAILED with timeout (timeout=300s)”?

Since having set the drives attached to an LSI SAS 2008 controller to "Power up in standby", these drives are no longer being detected. Power up in standby is also known as PUIS, POIS or "ATA6 power ...
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Installing JDK 7 on debian

So I just rented a dedicated server running Debian, and I know nothing about Linux. Anyway, I want to install the JDK 7, first I connected through SSH and granted myself administrator rights by ...
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Java uses max 8 cores on Debian, even though 16 are available [closed]

I have two servers at hand, both with 16 cores. The first is running Debian, the second running Ubuntu. I have written a small multithreaded java app that creates 16 threads. On the Debian machine, ...
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How to interpret and react to Shorewall log?

I see the following pattern in every 2-3 sec, for several minutes in syslog: Shorewall:net2fw:DROP:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff:gg:hh:ii:jj:kk:ll:mm:nn SRC=12.34.56.78 DST=98.76.54.32 LEN=60 ...
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Optimal SSD configuration

I am thinking about buying an SSD for my Debian system. However, because I don't know what is the optimal arrangement (i.e. what goes on the SSD), I am not sure what is the optimal size. Obviously I ...
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Rygel slowing down my Debian system

Recently I noticed that a process called rygel is taking a lot of IO resources every time I am starting something on my home system. What is this process doing and how can I disable it?
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Samba not working through AD

I'm trying to get a samba to work with a windows AD. And i can't use my shares through samba. My smb.conf #GLOBAL PARAMETERS [global] workgroup = MY_DOMAIN realm = MY_DOMAIN.COM preferred ...
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No sound on Debian VM

I installed Debian+XFCE using VMware and this YouTube video. Everything runs OK, but I have no sound in the VM. What's wrong?
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How to fix dpkg-buildpackage: command not found? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find out which (not installed) package a file belongs to? The wish is to install hd-idle on a bare Debian 6.0.6 installation. For installation the hd-idle ...
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What are the possible ways a Debian Linux system may write data to HDD and how to avoid them?

The background: Here I have a spare x86 board which has a low energe costing AMD CPU built on it. I am planning to DIY a home use file server with it running a Debian base system and some common ...
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How to debug whether restarts are caused by software or hardware?

A newly build Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 10:07:46 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux server suffers numerous restarts. 'last -x' output shows: root pts/0 192.168.254.11 Sat ...
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libssl1.0.0 doesn't satisfy libssl0.9.8 dependency?

In Debian Wheezy, I'm trying to install the vmware-view-client package from the Ubuntu Software Center (because the open client won't work for my situation), but dpkg can't handle it. Synaptic says I ...
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extundelete does not finish its work

I need to restore a file on sda7 so I remounted ro und startet extundelete manuel@P5KC:~/recovery/RECOVERED_FILES$ sudo extundelete --restore-all /dev/sda7 WARNING: Extended attributes are not ...
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How can I launch applications from 2 ttys on launch?

I've currently got 2 ttys logging in automatically, but I need to launch a node script from one and a C program from another as soon as the device loads. The device is a Raspberry Pi running ...
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How to allow www-data to create a folder without giving read access to the parent folder

I'm not exactly sure the right question to ask, so I'll try to explain what I'm trying to do. I have an internal web application (in PHP) that I want to be able to create a folder. The trouble is ...
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Debian boots on one Mac but not another

I'm trying to boot Debian from a USB Hard Drive (using rEFIt as a boot loader), and am successful on two newer-model MacBook Pros and a Hackintosh (no surprise there), but I'm not successful on ...
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Automate installation of VirtualBox Guest Additions via command-line

How can I install VirtualBox Guest Additions from a Bash script, in a unattended way? Whenever I run apt-get -y install dkms virtualbox-guest-dkms from the terminal I'm presented with a interactive ...
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Configuring Yaboot and Debian to Boot into a Command Line Login Shell?

I have a Debian Squeeze variant (MintPPC 9) installed on an old Mac Powerbook G4 (PowerPC CPU). I wish to boot it into a multiuser CLI login shell instead of automatically booting into the login ...
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Redirecting syslogd Error Messages to an Error Log or to a Null File?

I have an old PowerPC laptop (old Mac Powerbook G4) that I am running a variant of Debian Squeeze on (MintPPC 9). I keep getting Kernel error messages when I am connected to a particular wireless ...
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how do i check if (manually) upgrading software will break existing software?

As an example, let's say I want to upgrade sqlite3. The version I have after (apt-get) updating and upgrading is 3.7.13. The most current version is 3.7.14. If I install the most current version from ...
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Virtual Wireless Access Point

Basically, I want to be able to connect to a wireless network from my laptop. Then, I want my virtual machine to acquire internet access via a bridged connection from ETH0 of the VM to the host’s ...
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Is there any way of prompt a message when a command in /usr/sbin/ is tried to run as nonroot?

In most Linux distros I've used when you type for example ifconfig as a normal user, you get a prompt message telling you that only root can execute such command. In Debian, it only says command not ...
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Creating Emacs TAGS file

I am working through the "Emacs Lisp Intro" book within Emacs 23.4.1 on Debian Wheezy (CrunchBang Waldorf). Section 4.1 discusses the find-tags command and the TAGS file. Instructions are included to ...
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Fatal error: No compiled in support for x86_64

Can't use gcc on x64 debian: $ gcc a.cpp Assembler messages: Fatal error: No compiled in support for x86_64 what should I do? Some people propose installing binutils, but they are already there. ...
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compiling with gcc broken for users but fine for root

So somewhere along the way compiling as a regular user has stopped working on my server. I'm on Debian Stable. Can't think what has changed on my system that would result in this, or how to fix it, ...
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Disable the configuration tool in Zsh

When there is no .zshrc file in a user's home directory and zsh is started, an interactive configuration utility is run instead of directly giving access to the shell prompt. I set up zsh to be the ...
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DEL accel reseted in every boot. (Debian Testing, Nautilus)

Yesterday I did an install of Debian Testing without desktop environment. After installation finished, I installed gnome-shell and gnome-core. I'm facing a problem with Nautilus and DEL for move to ...
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redhat vs debian/ubuntu system architecture (& not deb vs rpm)?

What are the key areas (except package management) where Fedora/RHEL/CentOS differ from Debian/Ubuntu Linux systems? I'm asking this from a newbie's perspective to the Linux admin world so that I can ...
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Tmux Terminfo problem with Zsh key bindings

Zsh in Emacs edit mode comes with the default key binding ALT + Backspace to delete a word on the right side of the cursor and ALT + D to delete a word on the left side. I would like to add the latter ...
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Sample file for grep

Can anyone please point to some good sample files that helps to learn grep. This is for academic use. It should be a large one so that students could understand its importance
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openvpn WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled

I tried to install openvpn on debian squeez (server) and connect from my fedora 17 as (client). Here is my configuration: server configuration # Server TCP proto tcp port 1194 dev tun # Keys and ...
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How to get bash to suggest a missing package?

While running Ubuntu, while trying to execute a commmand in bash, it used to suggest that the said program was missing but found in another package Y, and that I could try installing it. Now on a ...
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How to set tz and date without restart in Debian Squeeze?

I've tried tzselect and all it appears to do is tell me what region I want to pick. I'm trying to change tz without a restart and for all users, then sync the time accordingly.
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Recommendations for good MTA / groupware solutions?

I'm setting up a Debian server, and one of the things I need on it is an MTA. I don't want to use something like Exim or Postfix because I want something that ties in SMTP, POP3, and IMAP all in one ...
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Extracting first rows of .csv files into a single new .csv file

I have over 1000 .csv files in a folder on Debian Squeeze. I am trying to create a new .csv file containing ONLY the first rows of each of these 1000 .csv files. I tried: read -r firstline < ...
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Debian Console Font with Nvidia Drivers?

On my Debian Squeeze (6.x) installation my system had a nice small login shell font (terminus??) but after installing the nvidia drivers for my machine it boots up using a very chunky font (on a 24 ...
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small screen in virtualbox installed OSs

have installed two virtual OSs. The host OS is debian. Two virtual OSs are win XP and debian ( without graphical environment) . I have install guest additions too. The win XP one is displayed in ...
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Issue with installing CPAN XML::RSS

I'am running debian on my server and want to install the CPAN module XML::RSS. But I get this error: http://pastebin.com/5syPaQfe (Pastebin because it's really long) I'am trying to install ...
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How can I resize my root partition in Debian?

I am trying to add space to my root partition and am really not sure the safest way to go about it. I have read this thread, Can I resize the root partition without uninstalling and reinstalling ...
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Debian install fails on USB-HDD

After my internal HDD broke in my laptop, I've tried to install Debian 6.0.6 on my external HDD. Please note that everything runs great when installing Ubuntu, but for some reason while the Grub stage ...
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Understanding aptitude's behavior on a machine with multiple archives enabled

I'm having to deal with a Debian server, which initially was Squeeze, I believe, but where administrator enabled several distributions: deb http://mirror.yandex.ru/debian/ stable main contrib ...
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ubuntu/debian: using bluetile with GNOME2-like environment?

The installation of debian wheezy defaulted to the KDE desktop environment. How do I remove it and switch to GNOME 2 (the version that is used in stable)? I fear that if I just install gnome-core, it ...
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Using rsync to sync two directories on server and localhost, but size is different

I'm using rsync to sync a directory from server to localhost: rsync -avz --delete ./Stuff user@host:/Stuff This all works fine, but how come when I type 'du -s' in both the server and the localhost ...
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Problem with Debian Squeeze and Wheezy mixed

nrc1:/var/cache/apt# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The ...