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How to verify a bootable USB pendrive?

There are many OSs that can be written to USB flash drive and result in a bootable USB drive. For security reasons I need to verify the bootable USB that is written from the image file I downloaded. I'...
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How to extend root partition (which wasn't created using LVM) in debian linux

I've read this question Can I resize the root partition without uninstalling and reinstalling Linux (or losing data)? before I ask. But I'm not using LVM when creating the root partition, so I'm not ...
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How to install Broadcom BCM4360 on debian on Macbook pro

I'm trying to install the wireless drivers because my macbook pro does not have a ethernet port, then I mount the 3 debian isos like local repositories to install the almost all of dependeces. So, ...
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Untrusted package apt-transport-https

I am using Debian wheezy and I would like to install the package apt-transport-https, which allows to access apt repositories through the https protocol. What really puzzles me is that the apt-get ...
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Replace user shell from dash to bash [duplicate]

Everytime I use my terminal, I am always put into the dash shell instead of bash. Is there any way to change this even just for my user only? Tried apt-alternatives but setting the default shell can't ...
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cURL settings in debian

I recently setup a cURL script, wich I tested at a Windows XAMPP envirement. Now I want to bring it live on our Debian machine, but its not working anyhow. I think this has something to do with the ...
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apt pin priority for a single package in a source

I am trying to get firefox through the debian repo for mint to work within debian wheezy I'm using the following source line: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import i've created a file in: ...
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Syslog message “rt_bind_peer(0) @ffffffffa0283f57”, twice in every second

My /var/log/syslog on a Debian server is flooded with lines similar to: Dec 23 16:05:40 server1 kernel: [ 686.957585] rt_bind_peer(0) @ffffffffa0283f57 These messages occur up to twice a second ...
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Debian 7.7 - Troubles, starting service

first of all a little explanation of my infrastructure: 1x Debian 7.7 running PHP 5, MySql 5 and Apache The starting situation: We actually build an application based on php to process barcode ...
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Same Wifi names keep messing with connection

I just got a RasPi and I'm looking to replace the Windows PC that's doing the routing job. (To save electricity) What I'm trying to do with it is make it connect to a wifi network using it's bssid(or ...
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gconftool-2 doesn't refresh with the dbus anymore?

I used to use gconftool-2 to edit keys in this way (here I change the cursor shape in gnome-terminal): gconftool --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Profile0/cursor_shape ibeam But it ...
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Default tmux config

I've been trying some .tmux.conf files but now I'd like to go back to the original/default configuration. How can I do it? I've been looking for the default file but no luck.
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How to create user-defined tasks in Debian?

According to the Debian terminology, a task is a collection of several individual Debian packages all related to a specific activity (see here). Tasks can be installed through the tasksel program (...
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Red glitch borders on linux desktop animations

I am using gnome 3.14 + debian 8 jessie + nvidia optimus graphic driver. Those borders on animations are driving me insane and I would love some suggestions on how to resolve it :( ? PS, can someone ...
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NodeJS / Etherpad: freshly installed etherpad causes TypeError

I have a Debian 7 stable server and installed etherpad-lite with this tutorial how to install etherpad-lite on debian stable. Everything went fine and etherpad starts without errors using: service ...
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GCM encryption mode for Debian 7.6

Does an option exist for AES-GCM 256bit encryption for client connections with OpenVPN? I've tried to google around this question, but found no algorithm how to patch my openvpn/openssl. So my ...
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Xinerama misbehaving - drags to wrong screen

I am in the midst of setting up a new Debian workstation. Using one AMD HD 7870, I am running 3 screens. It took a little doing to get to the point where all three screens were showing up correctly, ...
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Reason for security repositories in Debian?

In /etc/apt/sources.list(lists APT data sources) file there are two repositories listed for security updates: deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free deb-src http://...
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Debian Stable (“wheezy”): was trying to build Python 3.4, and I ran sudo make install — am I in trouble now?

So, I wanted to run Python 3.4.x inside a virtualenv virtual environment. I learned that the first step should be to build Python 3.4.x. I was doing so in /usr/bin/Python3.4.x (a folder I created), ...
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What does /lib/lsb/init-functions do?

Can anyone help me in understanding the meaning of the following code from /lib/lsb/init-functions: base=${1##*/} Also it would be helpful if it was possible to explain how pidofproc function ...
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Linux Bridge Network with Static IP Addresses and Firewall

any and all help is appreciated. I am trying to set up my Network Map Can you give me advice in setting up my interface file? If I set a static IP on my PLC on the same gateway, I shouldn't need to ...
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rc.local and networking start order

If I add iptables-restore to my /etc/rc.local script, will this be guaranteed to be executed before any networking is started by the OS? The alternative is that there will be a brief period where my ...
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Trouble switching from DHCP to a static IP on Kali Linux

When I installed Kali Linux 64bit, I forgot to set up a static IP address, and now DHCP determines my address with my router. I have already modified /etc/hosts and /etc/network/interfaces to declare ...
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Install Lubuntu as 2nd OS on encrypted computer?

I have debian installed on my computer which is installed in a full encrypted disk. Having tried lubuntu in virtual box form and liking it, I want to try lubuntu out on the actual computer instead of ...
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Debian, tftp only works for localhost

I installed a new Debian Linux 7.7 in a virtual machine (with bridged networking) on a Windows 7 host. Now I am trying to get a tftp server running on it in order to supply an embedded device with a ...
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How to install the GTK+2 or GTK+3 tookliks for Python 3 development on Debian?

I want to make a GTK+2 or GTK+3 application in Python 3. For GTK+2, I tried installing PyGTK, but I cannot find any version of PyGTK for Python 3 within Debian's repositories. For GTK+2, I followed ...
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Create A Script That Responds To A Password Prompt

I'm writing a shell script that will respond to a prompt. For example, when I execute a file, the executed file will then prompt the user with this: Please enter the password: Then I want the script ...
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How to instablock IP based on root SSH login

I have had this setup before by a friend of mine but it got lost in a reinstall. Basically what happened was, whenever someone would directly SSH to my server as root their IP would get blocked, you ...
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Can I make my /home partition smaller and increase my / partition?

When I installed my OS I didn't set enough apace for my / partition. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 9.2G 9.1G 0 100% / udev ...
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nm-applet (the little computer) does not show up in my system tray after a fresh install of Debian Jessie Beta 2

I just installed Jessie Beta 2 using the amd64 DVD images, rather than netinst images, and fresh out of the box, nm-applet doesn't show up in the system tray. The little computer right next to the ...
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Properly power down SSD during shutdown

I recently got a Samsung SSD. I have debian wheezy installed on it. I carry it around in a USB enclosure and boot both my work and home computers from it. How can I ensure that the system properly ...
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What is executing those commands on my machine and is it normal behavior?

I spent some time looking at htop and found a row of weird processes/commands executed by the root user for short amounts of time and I was wondering whether this is normal behavior (or some kind of ...
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parted 3.2 says 1024MiB is outside of the device (of size 1024MiB)

I'm having a little trouble getting parted 3.2 to accept a partitioning scheme that was valid in parted 2.3 (tested on Debian with jessie vs. wheezy). parted 3.2 will not accept a partition that goes ...
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Initial iptable rule and knockd operation in vps

Today I launched a vps with Debian 7 x64 and started playing around with it. I installed xampp as well as knock daemon to get my hands dirty. So, all I wanted to do was to actually block all requests ...
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LXDE (openbox): double click on text selects only part of word (not whole text)

I am using LXDE as my desktop environment (on Debian Wheezy). My question is related to how mouse behaves in LXDE, but could be general to other desktop environments. When I double click with my ...
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ERROR: No room on ep ring

I built a pc around a Debian amd64 today. Every time I log in, I see hundreds of lines (that increase as the session proceeds) of ERROR: No room on ep ring. I've seen another question of this type ...
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Install php 5.6 on Debian Wheezy on Armel

I'm working with an ARM server, and it has Debian Wheezy on it. Poor choice, I know, I didn't install it. I've (loosely) followed this guide and added this to sources.list: deb http://packages....
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Why is Gnome 3.14 window decoration inconsistent

I am using debian testing with gnome 3.14. despite trying googling around why that happened, I didn't find a solution. My question is: Why is my terminal and sublime text not consistent with the gtk ...
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Why can't I start isc-dhcp-server upon installation?

I'm following this tutorial to install Linux in a system that does not have CD reader nor USB boot capabilities. Eventually, I reached the point where I had to install isc-dhcp-server and I did, sort ...
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notify-send not working on Debian Wheezy

I have libnotify-bin installed, yet when I type notify-send "hello" nothing happens. No error, no message I have the necessary packages: # dpkg -l | grep notify ii libnotify-bin ii libnotify4:...
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Locale error on Debian [duplicate]

On my Debian Wheezy VPS I keep getting the errors relating to locale and locale changes, when switching users, for example: -su: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8) And ...
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Have SSH on port 80 or 443 while webserver (nginx) is running on these ports

I have a remote Linux (Debian) machine which I'd like to access from a very restricted network. In fact the only two open ports are port 80 (for HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). On this machine I have nginx ...
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Delay before new/modified file appears

I'm seeing two separate cases where there's a (random?) delay before a new or modified file appears. The first case is my Rails development environment: I modify a code file (in vim) and save it, ...
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Verify Linux FAT32 Support [closed]

I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I could not find any related question. How can I verify that my Linux 3.16.1 kernel supports FAT32? Things to keep in mind: I do not have /proc/config.gz ...
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Games are lagging, chromium “hardware acceleration unavailable” Debian Wheezy 7

after a long time of using Ubuntu I've decided to move to Debian (#!), well, it's great but - For some reason, not like on Ubuntu, games are lagging and chromium doesn't have the hardware acceleration ...
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Windows 8.1 and Debian dualboot EFI problems

I am following the instructions described here and here My EFI-partition is /dev/sda2, but the following command does not work: mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi It says it cannot find the mount point. I ...
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Jail in chroot in debian 7.5 - Privileges Separation problem

I'm trying to create a jail for a user in my server. Let's call the user "juser". What do I want to achieve? I want an ssh user to be jailed in his home folder and not have any access (whatsoever) on ...
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Problems with installing Debian 7.7 on a Vaio laptop

I have a Vaio laptop (Model Number: SVF15218SGB). It had a Windows 8 on it when I'd bought it. After a few months, I decided to migrate to GNU/Linux. Thus I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it (It was July ...
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How to cross-build a Debian package

I want to build an armhf package on an amd64 machine. My armhf machine is a lot slower than my amd64 one.
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Dpkg env variable DPKG_HOOK_ACTION is not set in hook script

According to man dpkg I can use DPKG_HOOK_ACTION to get the current dpkg action being run in my dpkg hook script --pre-invoke=command --post-invoke=command Set an invoke hook command to be run ...