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 find responsible script with ausearch results?

So I wanted to know which process is creating a directory ']' in my root. I was assuming this is some typo in some script. So I set up an audit for that directory, very similarly as shown on This ...
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apt-get won't install: dpkg: files list for package 'gnome-themes-standard-data' is not a regular file

I'm trying to install packages to get a webcam stream running on my raspberry pi. All of a sudden, apt-get is totally busted -- every time I try to install, reinstall or purge something that might fix ...
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Will I have to dist-upgrade from wheezy to Jessie?

I am running Debian testing (my sources.list is deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main ). When Wheezy comes out (testing becomes stable), will testing automatically point to the new ...
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Sound is staticy on Squeeze

I have recently setup a Debian Squeeze virtual machine, which uses OpenBox, via VirtualBox and got things work somewhat right, but I am having issues with sound. When I launch Google Chrome, which ...
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Why I cannot download pdf files?

I use Debian (Linux) and since some day I cannot download any .pdf file. I don't know if it's because of the web browser (I'm using Epiphany and the other ones do not work). I don't know how to use ...
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Second monitor detected but not receiving signal?

I'm at my wit's end trying to figure this one out. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 (DMS-59 connector with DMS-59 to dual-DVI adapter). I'm trying to get dual monitors working properly. So far, I've tried ...
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Where can I check what was updated on the last update?

Once in a while, when updating my system after reboot I got a black screen. The problem seems to bee ATI drivers, but it's weird because even TTYs do not work. For fix it I reboot on recovery mode, ...
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Debian: Screen stays black occasionally during boot with Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 mainboard. My graphics card is a Radeon 6850, I'm using the Open Source radeon drivers (xserver-xorg-video-radeon). During boot, my screen ...
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How do I update my Debian kernel?

Essentially I have an Ubuntu laptop and a board running Debian. I have installed the same kernel module and a utility for managing it on each, using aptitude. Unfortunately, the versions of the ...
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Shutting the computer down from Openbox

I've recently installed Openbox,and read a guide that said the PC should be shut down via this command: gdm-control --shutdown && openbox --exit However, it seems a bit counter intuitive. ...
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See which file using postfix

I have a - what I think Malware - problem on my site. Using my server to send spam mail. When running top and SHIFT+M I get the following: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ ...
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How to attach elisp function source code in Emacs?

I could use M-x find-function to find the source code of some elisp functions if the function is not written in C code. But since I am using a Debian binary package of Emacs , some of the source ...
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How to detect a possible hardware error?

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop and it freezes every now and then, requiring a reboot. One time it didn't even load the operating system, but it wasn't I who was using it so I ...
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New Computer keeps crashing on fresh install

I have a brand new HP Envy dv7-7212nr, second one, because I thought there was something wrong with the SSD with the first one. After I install Debian Testing or Mint, I compile the wireless drivers. ...
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how to mirror four monitors with 2 nvidia cards on debian?

I have 2 nvidia GeForce GT 610 video cards with 2 monitors plugged to each one of them. I can mirror the A and B and C to D but I want them all to show A. pleas help =)
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Trouble communicating with FTDI FT245RL on ttyUSB0. works fine on Win7x64

I purchased a Sainsmart 4 channel USB relay board which seems to be based on a FTDI FT245RL chip. I should be easy enough to use. when you plug it in it appears as a serial port (VCP). You send it ...
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Double GNOME UI elements with Xinerama

I have a Debian 7.0 system which I'm trying to set up with 3 monitors. I'm using a Quadro NVS 420 card with the latest NVidia drivers. I configured it using Xinerama and the nvidia-settings utility, ...
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Count number of lines of output from previous program

I'm trying to count the number of lines of output a certain program produces. The problem is, the program takes a long time to run, and I want to display the output to the user. Is there a way to ...
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Debian: Mounting NFS Volume at boot with fstab not working, How to change when this is attempted on boot

So there are a bunch of NICs and vlans on the server and after adding the last ones the auto mount of a network volume is not working. I can do it all right if i SSH in and use mount however it doesnt ...
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Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files

I installed php5-fpm package using apt; then I made some changes to the PHP configuration files. Now I would get the diffs between the original files versions (the ones of the package installed) and ...
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Open screen in terminal after user login [duplicate]

When a user logins to my Debian server using e.g. Putty, I need to perform the following: It will automatically execute command screen -r MyWindow, and the user won't be able to leave the screen ...
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What do I need to setup a linux box as a proxy to access the network?

At the minute I have all my machines connect directly to my isp-supplied broadband router. I want to make sure my machines are behaving correctly so I wish to test this by sniffing the traffic of ...
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How do I check if I have packet socket support enabled in my distro's kernel?

How do I check that packet socket support has been compiled into my kernel? I'm running Crunchbang, a Debian-based distribution.
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How to make my debian to work as http/html proxy?

I use debian on faculty server via putty having its public Ip adress. I have sudo. I wonder how to make it work as Http/html proxy for access to "web of science" from my home windows browser. I wonder ...
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Need telnet to connect to phone system, but not full client mode

My telephone system (fritzbox 7170) outputs log data on telnet and some form of script is needed to start it from crontab, capture all data and write anything that comes in to a log file without ...
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Lightweight Debian based distro?

Can anyone recommend an lightweight debian based distribution working on an PC with 800 MHZ CPU and 64 MB RAM? Also, would some old games like Worms Armageddon or Diablo 2 work on the lightweight ...
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Seagate external drive freeze problem [closed]

I've recently bought a Seagate STBU1000200 1TB external usb hard drive. The first thing I did was to delete the NTFS partition and create an ext4 one with Gparted. Ever since, I'm facing strange ...
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rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred

I'm trying to move my emails Maildir from an old centos server to a new debian server. rsync -avz /home/me/Maildir ssh root@ipaddress:/var/vmail/me/Maildir I tried to copy an 8gb account, didn't ...
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Linux not finding Serial Ports

I have debian6.0 installed on my machine. It has four comports of which 2 cannot be found. From looking that the systems bios I can see that the ports address are: PORT ADDRESS IRQ 1 ...
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How to create a customized distribution based on Debian?

I need to create a network with a small group of users. I thought about using Debian distro within computers. To automate it, I searched for automatic installation and customization tools for Linux ...
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Why does my 3G key blocks my eth0 interface and how to solve this?

I have a linux PC (Debian Squeeze) which is located into a room in another town (I cannot physically access to this PC from where I am) This PC is linked to internet using an internet box. I can ...
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Turning off subpixel antialiasing in Gnome 3 on Debian

I'm trying out the secondary monitor with portrait layout, and I want to disable subpixel font antialiasing. I have both turned it off to "Grayscale" in gnome-tweak-tool and created a symlink to ...
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Can I disable unattended Debian package updates?

Does debian have some sort of automated package update process? Im using it on a set of fanless PCs and noted that one had become v slow recently. On inspection the network LED showed lots of ...
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USB copy hangs for a while when reach the 100%

When I copy files of a considerable size (for example right now one of 689MB) to a USB stick, the copy hangs at 100% for 5 min or more. I have tried both Nautilus and rsync --progress. With the ...
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How do I install Adobe Flash on Debian Wheezy?

I have tried following http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer but on the very first command: sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree I get: oshirowanen@debian:~$ sudo aptitude install ...
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how to install older version of subversion in Linux Mint

With Linux Mint, when I install subversion the .svn metadata folders are not compatible with 1.6.18 of Eclipse subversion plugin (subclipse). I assume the plugin can only process 1.6 compliant ...
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Debian - Apache 2.2 & mod_php - memory usage

I have a memory problem with my servers (Debian 6.0) where is installed Apache httpd 2.2, mod_php and APC. Actually it seems that httpd allocate all available memory (4GB) when is waiting too much ...
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Setting the minimum pointer speed with no usable GNOME GUI

I use Debian Squeeze x86-64 (Kernel 3.2) with gdm3 and GNOME on a 2010 MacBook Pro. Recently, as I tried changing the pointer configuration, I accidentally set the minimum speed of the pointer to 0 ...
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Can I move an existing Debian installation to a RAID5?

I put myself a small NAS together, to experiment a bit with raid. I have a working RAID 5 array using mdadm under Debian 6 ("squeeze"). I installed GRUB and Debian to an USB stick, since I was not ...
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See latest added data in MySQL DB, Debian

Is there any way I - via any commmand - can see which data have last been added to a MySQL DB and when that data was added? Dist: Debian 7.0 (wheezy)
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Upgrade a single package from a target release

In Debian Squeeze I have installed a packageX from debian-backports. Q1: When I apt-get dist-upgrade or aptitude full-upgrade, what release is checked for updates for packageX? debian-backports or ...
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“Home Directory / Not Ours” on boot

I get the line Home Directory / Not Ours repeated about 30 times when i boot Debian. This has recently started happening since i did an update where everything was stuffed up. eg. Gnome and gdm3 ...
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How can I see which package manager is running?

I'm on Debian 6.0.5 (squeeze) and every now and then I see the following icon in the notifications area of the GNOME2 pannel: but black instead of red. It reads A package manager is working. Usually ...
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two instances of privoxy not working

SOLVED Always check for those pesky capital letters! In the privoxytor config file I had typed that the location of the config file as privoxyTor with a capital 'T' -why privoxy needs this I have ...
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Mysql server remove/install problem - horribily broken

I'm having the same issue as Ken did on this post. And I did pretty much what Ken did except to different packages. Now, I'm stuck with unclean hooks. I've detailed my problem here and the attempts ...
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USB Drive Software Disk Mirroring - Is this the right approach?

I have a 1TB NTFS USB Data Drive (no boot, etc...) that I would like to keep a mirror of as a backup in case of hardware failure. It is always connected to my raspberry pi running the raspbian ...
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Unable to login to my server using ssh

Yesterday I was migrating to my new server, needed to use rsync, I created a RSA key, so that rsync could connect, I saw an error that says add to trusted key in location x I didn't have that location ...
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Cups configuration does not consider my new PPD driver (Debian Wheezy)

My Brother HL-4040CN is very unpredictible when trying to print images or PDFs. Searching around, I found an accurate driver description file at openprinting.org: ...
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How to run a command after apt-get upgrade

Recently I came across the nice checkrestart tool, that checks if running processes use an outdated version of a recently updated library and would need a restart to load them with the updated lib. At ...
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When is it safe to disconnect my external HDD?

In Windows, there's an option to "safely remove hardware". Ignoring the fact that it almost always fails, and that most of the time I simply have to plug the device out, I get the initiative behind ...