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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Rsync problem with cron and no problem manually

I have a backup.sh file that launch an rsync command. This rsync is to backup my dedicated server on a RaspberryPi running raspbian. (I use keychain so I don't need to type any password etc ...) The ...
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xterm login prompt not gnome login prompt

instead of loading gdm3 when i turn my pc on, i want to load into an xterm with just a window manager (no desktop environment) and i want the xterm to have the login prompt as its first action so that ...
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How do I install libgnomeprint in Debian testing?

I installed Debian testing (jessie) and put this in my /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://http.debian.net/debian testing main contrib non-free deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian testing main ...
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Using setfacl to create recursive permissions for Apache with rsync

I have a Dokuwiki installation locally, which I regularly sync to my server with rsync. I'm also going to give a friend of mine an ssh account, and host his public Dokuwiki installation. However, I'm ...
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New webserver: What all user accounts should I create and permissions to provide for

This is a followup on my question here. I am setting up the first webserver and am fumbling with what user accounts to create and permissions to provide for better security. Below is what I have. ...
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PID file not accessible after update of nginx

After I removed the version 0.7.x which was delivered by the Debian standard packages, I installed the version 1.4.1 of nginx by source. It is possible to start nginx with service nginx start and I ...
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How to set up ssh server with VPN tunnel? (Policy routing for sshd service)

It's difficult to me to explain in words, so I made diagrams. In short, I want this to work: Basically I want to be able to connect from my laptop [A] to my desktop [B] via ssh, and run terminal ...
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How to I install zabbix-agent over apt-get

Why is it that on my Ubuntu 13.04 system I can easilly install zabbix-agent by doing apt-get install zabbix-agent. When I do it in Debian 7.1, it says that the package zabbix-agent can not be found. ...
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error caused by undefined symbol: glXGetProcAddress

After my last dist-upgrade of my testing debian system, X refuses to start. I can see the following error (which shows up when gnome-session is started): symbol lookup error: ...
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How to custom build debian's busybox?

I'm building an embedded system based on debian 7, and I'd like to make the most out of busybox that comes with debian. The problem is default busybox build in debian seems quite minimal, for example ...
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Setup multiple access points with multiple wifi cards

I've got an old PC with debian on it, which works as some kind of router. It is set up as wireless access point using hostapd. I want to setup multiple access points, one on old wifi card with 2.4hz, ...
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Flatten shell script (include sourced scripts) and remove unused functions

I am manually tweaking Debian init scripts in order to optimize the boot time of an embedded device. So far I reduced it by half just with the "low hanging fruits" ie. the smaller scripts that are ...
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Where is the best place to put a local repo?

I've made a custom repo to install ruby 2.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 Currently, I have the repo in '/vagrant/files' for testing. root@gitlab:~# tree /vagrant/files/ /vagrant/files/ |-- default |-- ...
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cannot set up lm-sensors propetly

I actually try to get lm-sensors to work as I wish. And my only wish is to see how the cpu is doing. (Optional HDD's, FSB and I'm open your suggestions) So I run Debian wheezy, and did a apt-get ...
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My Debian freezes

I installed a fresh Debian 7 install, but it freezes from time to time, and when it happens (quite often indeed) only the mouse can move around but everything is blocked. All I can do is restart. I ...
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Does Debian have any kind of virtual environment for make install?

If someone used a Python virtualenv he knows we can run scripts in its own environment installing all necessary libraries which won't impact main python distribution. Do we have something similar in ...
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shared library not found even with ld.so.conf updated

$ sudo ldconfig -v|grep libOpenNI 355: libOpenNI2.so -> libOpenNI2.so but when I am executing the program I'm getting ./SimpleRead: error while loading shared libraries: libOpenNI2.so: cannot ...
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Is there a way to circumvent normal installation proceedures and manually install (M1400 Motion Computing Tablet)

TLDR version Can I install Linux by booting the Live CD and then doing a dd if=/ of=/dev/hda? Can I somehow install Linux by copying files off of the installing ISO directly onto the harddisk drive? ...
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autostarting scripts in debian

I have a service that I install as so: install -m 755 init_script /etc/init.d/spacenavd cd /etc/rc2.d ln -s ../init.d/spacenavd S99spacenavd what the init_script does is start the script: ...
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How to specify an ISO as the location of root filesystem for GRUB?

I'm trying to understand the Debian "booting from Hard Disk" installation manual. The process is as follows: I copy a kernel image, a ramdisk initrd and an ISO with installer to the hard drive and ...
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How do I install Debian onto the same physical hard disk that the installer files are on?

I need to somehow copy the installer to hard drive (local disk), so that I can plug this prepared hard drive to another computer, boot the installer from hdd and install it (on same hdd). Example: ...
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Easiest way to upgrade my onboard NIC drivers on a machine without connectivity?

I was assigned a workstation where I work and I needed to install Debian on it. I chose Wheezy because the other machines I use also have it, but I ran into a problem. The workstation is a Dell ...
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run x and getty on the same virtual console?

is it possible to start the x server on a virtual console that is running getty already? i like the responsiveness of getty - scrolling through the man pages or scrolling in vi is much quicker than ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-160 revision B2 with Ralink chipset on Debian Linux?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-160 revision B2. Little did I know that this revision comes with a Ralink chipset. The main reason why I got DWA-160 is because I already have one and I'm pretty happy with ...
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I always need to ifdown/ifup wlan0 after reboot

I'm trying to create an ad-hoc wifi made of 5 computers (one windows pc and 4 raspberry pi loaded with a raspbian) the raspberry pi will talk through mqtt, but tha'ts not the point. The problem I have ...
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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Adding a file to /etc of initramfs in Debian Wheezy

I have added the file /etc/initramfs-tools/etc/motd so that it would be available in /etc of the initramfs environment. However, it does not turn up. This is my second try where I gave the file all ...
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Is there html documentation finder/searcher, like info utility for info files?

Many packages have their documentation in html. Is there some sort of man or info utility to find locally installed html documentation and work with it? I mean, I need a program which would ...
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wmakerconf fails to build despite having a dependency installed

I'm running Debian Jessie (testing) for AMD64 and I'm trying to build wmakerconf, and the included configure script won't detect the libwraster3 build headers despite them being already installed. ...
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LXC migrate between hosts

I had setup a testsystem with LXC and installed a webserver etc. that all was not the problem. But now I want to swich to another host system also I compressed /var/lib/lxc/webserver and copied it to ...
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Where are linux packages hosted? (Debian in particular)

I'm trying to understand some things about package managers Debian wheezy packages, like when you do apt-get install example and suppose you never added sources. Where does apt look for the package ...
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debian prompt is broken

When I login via ssh or from the console this is what I see: Linux sensu.lbox.com 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free ...
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I just want to install a package! [closed]

I spent a few hours trying to install a package and didn't succeed; it seems like that just happens sometimes in a Linux environment. Background: The package I want to install is available as 1) a ...
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dual boot windows XP/debian, I can't boot windows

I tried to set up a dual boot windows xp/debian. I installed Debian after windows, and now I can't boot windows xp. I have grub2. I tried to directly modify /boot/grub/grub.cfg with menuentry ...
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Cannot send mail to top domain

I have a webserver with the domain name server1.mydomain.com, mydomain.com is currently directed to another server. If a mail is send to an e-mail address with my top domain, eg me@mydomain.com, I ...
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How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation?

How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation? I use s2disk. Note: Debian
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Bridging on boot causes system to hang

Whenever I set br0 to automatically start up on boot, it causes the system to hang - usually on a line that says something like "waiting 2 seconds for br0 to get ready" or "bound to x.x.x.x to br0 - ...
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Application fails if not in its directory?

I'm trying to run DeaDBeeF, a music player. It works fine if I'm in its directory, but if I'm anywhere else, it tells me that it "failed to find output plugin". Is there any way to get it to look in ...
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MySQL aborting during initial db installation

Linux version: shell> cat /proc/version Linux version 3.2.0-4-686-pae (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 Installing MySQL ...
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nfs-common installation fails

on newly installed Debian Wheezy machine, installation of nfs-common fails: apt-get install nfs-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Proper display of japanese and other special characters in debian linux

I am running debian, using the Terminus font. When I come across japanese characters, they are just displayed as squares. This is the same for some other special characters, (I'm not sure which ones ...
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Install single debian experimental packages? [duplicate]

I'm continually getting this error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found What I did before was add the Debian experimental repo and update to 2.17. But through a long ...
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stop/start gui on debian

I would like to start Debian without the GUI and then just type commands in to launch the desired programs (which are located on my local machine), eg $ chromium-browser & I already do a ...
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Invalid signatures and packages authentication issue

I'm using LMDE 201303 and i have two issues which i need to resolve as soon as possible. I need to install certain libraries: libopus0 libopus0 The apt-get install yells the following message: ...
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Linux Mint Debian quits on boot

I just upgraded Linux Mint Debian Edition with the up7 package. The update manager failed initially (can't remember where...) so I ran sudo apt update, sudo apt dist-upgrade, sudo apt upgrade and ...
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Have to run partprobe at every boot

I created an LVM logical volume. I partitioned it manually. I ran partprobe. I found the new device in /dev/mapper, then I mounted it where I needed it. Everything works. ...except on reboot, ...
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I can't connect with CUPS

I installed CUPS following the Debian Wiki instructions with: apt-get install cups-client cups-pdf cups Then started the CUPS service, /etc/init.d/cups start, and then tried connecting to ...
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What's the story behind Super Cow Powers?

As we know, apt-get has Super Cow Powers and aptitude does not: $ apt-get --help | grep -i cow This APT has Super Cow Powers. $ aptitude --help | grep -i cow ...
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Debian [ Wheezy ] : Suricata : LibHTP outdated

While looking to test suricata from the Debian Wheezy repo I ran into an issue. cat /var/log/suricata/suricata-start.log 23/9/2013 -- 19:25:03 - <Info> - This is Suricata version 1.2.1 (rev ...
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Enabling Bluetooth discoverability upon start-up

I would like to make a USB Bluetooth dongle discoverable upon start-up (or whenever it's plugged in) on Debian Squeeze or Wheezy. If I use hciconfig initially, I can see the device in this mode: ...