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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Installing and setting the default desktop environment in Debian

I recently installed Debian wheezy in my laptop using Debian netinst iso image. I would like to install latest gnome desktop environment but mistakenly downloaded the net installation iso and I also ...
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Best filesystem format for Samba between Linux and Windows [closed]

I've made some researches but I don't find what I need. I have a Linux based server (under Debian 7.1) and several Windows computers. On my server I have some HD which I want to use as external hard ...
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Debian: pulseaudio sink volumes syncing?

Running Debian jessie with pulseaudio, sometimes I would use pavucontrol to adjust volumes of different applications at varying levels. Then when I would forget about it and adjust the volume using ...
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debian: aptitude install sshfs > Couldn't find any package whose name [closed]

Why aptitude don’t found sshfs? And how can I install sshfs via aptitude? Pleas, without 3rd-Partys. https://packages.debian.org/en/wheezy/sshfs I typed this: root@s18:~# aptitude update Hit ...
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PHP mail() and Debian Wheezy Not Working

I am currently running my on debian wheezy with php5 installed. I was trying use the mail() function, and I realised that I will require a MTA/exim installed before it will be possible because the ...
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Google Compute Engine with multiple SSH users, Debian

I have managed to set up my server with a default user 'admin'. The sshKeys in the metadata is set with the following format, described in the google documentation. key: sshKeys value: ...
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Start notification-daemon as a service

I am running Debian and wish to make use of notify-send. But notify-send doesn't give me any notification unless I have one of the following running: # either: ...
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How can I add a still image inside a video with avconv or opensource software

I would like to add a still image inside a h264 video following an in and out point in time. I would like to use only opensource/free Linux/Debian packages. I tried a lot of things with avconv like ...
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Max Brightness too low on Debian

Using Debian wheezy 7.5 x64 on a Acer Aspire 5738Z, I found that maximum brightness (value '9' in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness) is much lower than maximum brightness offered by ...
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How can I change the gedit tab colouring?

I'm using Debian Jessie, and xfce desktop environment. I find the look of tabs for other applications, such as chrome, and the file manager (thunar), and terminal (xfce4-terminal), display the active ...
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Using dget to build package from mentors.debian.net

I'm trying to build this package: http://mentors.debian.net/package/isbg I thus ran: dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/i/isbg/isbg_0.99-5.dsc But the gpg verification fails: dget: ...
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Install package pacemaker-mgmt on debian wheezy

I want to install a GUI for Pacemaker on Debian Wheezy. I've seen that it is available only in the unstable branch. However I've added unstable branch to apt get sources.list deb ...
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Moving /var, /home to separate partition

I am attempting to move some folders (such as /var and /home) to a separate partition after reading this guide: 3.2.1 Choose an intelligent partition scheme I was able to move one folder ...
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Add $HOME/bin to PATH for a single user in Debian Wheezy with LXDE

In Ubuntu, if $HOME/bin exists, it will be automagically added to PATH, but this doesn't happen in Debian. How do I permanently add it to PATH for a given user, but only for him, not for all users? I ...
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Pull Metadata from a video in the terminal

I am writing a bash script that I want to echo out metadata (length, resolution etc.) of a set of videos (mp4) into a file. Is there a simple way to get this information from a MP4 file?
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Which TCP congestion control algorithm is best for low speed radio modems?

On my project we have remote Linux nodes that communicate over the Internet via very low speed CDMA cell modems. The bandwidth on these modems is about 2kbyte/second and the RTT back to the server is ...
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debian7 cron.allow & cron.deny files

Almost 3 weeks that, in my downtime, I try to find out where the files cron.allow & cron.deny are located in debian7 distro. No way, it seems that by default they are not in the system. 'Just' ...
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Is it possible to view unicode text in tcpdump capture output?

Unfortunately seems like tcpdump is not capable of detecting and displaying Unicode-encoded text (specifically utf-8) in captures. It treats unicode text like regular binary data and displays it in ...
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Create a deb package from difference between two images

I am maintaining an Ubuntu server image as a development environment with several deployments. If my base image changes - install a package, modify conf files, etc - I am manually patching the new ...
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Cannot resolve hostname

I'm using a Debian on a RaspberryPi and the problem that I'm having is that I can't connect to the Internet. Every time I try I see a message that says "cannot resolve hostname". From the terminal, I ...
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Installing GRUB in a dual-boot

I've just installed my OSes on a new HDD: Windows 7 and Debian 7. As usual I first installed Windows, then Debian. At the first attempt, GRUB seems to not have been installed properly, because my ...
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Old X11 config for vmware guest

I wonder if anybody knows X11 configs (for Vmware) which work with ancient linux distros like Debian2: (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300) Release Date: January 8 2000 If ...
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MIC not working due to USB bandwidth

Using debian and centos, i get the same error when plugging my USB mic in. In Windows (xp thru 8.1) it works fine. [ 304.237543] usb 2-1.6.2: USB disconnect, device number 6 [ 305.220785] usb ...
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Why doesn't 'ar' work like the manpage says?

I'm trying to use 'ar' included in Debian Wheezy armel version of binutils and it doesn't seem to operate like on other systems I've encountered. Some sample output from the command-line: $ ar ...
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To which Debian package does /etc/nsswitch.conf belong?

I tried to find out to which package /etc/nsswitch.conf belongs on my Debian machine, but dpkg --search /etc/nsswitch.conf won't tell me. Does anyone know?
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How helpful is it, really, to report bugs against Stable packages?

If the bug is fixed in a newer (Testing or Unstable) version of the package, is there any hope that the fix might make it down to Stable before the next major release? I imagine not, unless it has ...
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Is Debian 6 EOL or not?

I read that support for Debian 6 ended this month. And here I read that there is LTS until 2016. https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140424 Is this for paying customers only? Or can we safely keep ...
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How Debian PTS finds that there's a new upstream version?

For example, the package aisleriot says: A new upstream version is available: 3.12.1, you should consider packaging it. How does the Package Tracking System knows?
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program for PC-to-phone using Gtalk?

I know I can configure empathy to voice chat between gmail users. But is it possible to make PC-to-phone voice calls with empathy or do I have to use Google's browser plugin? Does any program support ...
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Start an installed Debian Package from Konsole

i have installed teamviewer from dpkg and when i list it: dpkg-query -l it shows up, but how can i run it? Its not under "Applications" thanks!
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Why does hostname --fqdn only return the domain name?

Relevant files (slightly anonymized): heinzi@d2:~$ cat /etc/hostname d2 heinzi@d2:~$ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost <myexternalip> d2.<myname>.at ...
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How to update Wine in Debian Wheezy?

I'm trying to run Wine with the game EVE Online. It pops out an error Error: Procedure not found. Could not load python dll However. Then I figure I'll try updating the Wine to a newer version. ...
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Can I disable all man pages?

Specifically on a raspberry pi (running Raspbian Wheezy), but also in general, can I disable all man pages? This would mean no stored man pages, no "processing triggers for man-db", and so on and so ...
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minimal X.org xserver installation on Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy with no desktop environment as I would like to use lightweight dwm window manager instead. However, as a first step, I need to install xserver. I would like to install ...
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How can I make sure that eth1 get its fe80 IPv6 address immediately on startup, even if it's not physically connected?

I'm working on an embedded-x86 Linux device that runs Debian (Linux 3.8.13). This device has two Ethernet ports, eth0 and eth1. If I boot up this device with only eth0 connected to a switch, and ssh ...
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Bind one process to multiple ports?

I have a socket server running and listening for incoming connections on a non-admin port (i.e. > 1024). I would also like for this process to be able to handle another type of connection on a ...
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Swf file won't play anymore in Iceweasel / chromium

I'm running on Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Sid Since roughly the beginning of the year I can't seem to play a swf file from my navigators. Chrome instead of playing it will save it ...
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ifconfig shows only lo

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. Actually I am trying to install the firmware through aptitude install firmware-linux-nonfree When I executed ifconfig and ...
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Help with Setting up network connection in Debian 7.5.0

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. When I execute apt-get update I get errors like: Could not resolve 'http.debian.org' Thus I changed the mirrors several ...
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dpkg won't install package with dependencies that have newer version

Please someone explain to me this, because it makes no sense: $ dpkg -i freeling-3.1-quantal-x86_64.deb Selecting previously unselected package freeling. (Reading database ... 283003 files and ...
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Unable to SSH into Google Cloud Server after Reboot

I was learning to configure a Debian server and familiarising myself with the common command lines. However, after executing the reboot command in SSH, my subsequent SSH connections were refused and ...
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Terminal filesystem location

I'm using gnome 3 on debian. I want to create a launcher on the desktop for terminal. Where is terminal in the file system? I tried "which terminal" but it doesn't output anything
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Sysctl parameter change after every reboot

I have found that the value of net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_count variable change every time i reboot the system. Did any one have an explanation for that?
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Can't seem to connect to my Debian Mysqli Server?

So I have a simple PHP script which I attempted to do something along the lines: $db = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "PASSWORD HERE", "database name"); mysqli_query($db, "SELECT STATEMENT ...
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Use IP tables to port forward behind a router?

Is it possible to use IP tables to port forward behind a router? My setup is thus: I have a Raspberry Pi running a small website on port 80, and a beefier computer running a Minecraft server on port ...
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Get a faster response for a ping

I noticed that the answer to my ping is slower in one debian machine that another. For the first one when i ping to 8.8.8.8: 64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=1 ttl=47 time=29.6 ms For the second ...
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Very weak wireless connection on Debian live image install

I'm having a problem with the wireless connection on a fresh install of Debian 7.4 which I didn't have before, I had Debian installed before and WiFi was working great, the only thing that changed ...
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Bus Error when run php-cgi

This is what I got when I run command "strace /usr/bin/php-cgi -v" execve("/usr/bin/php-cgi", ["/usr/bin/php-cgi", "-v"], [/* 39 vars */]) = 0 brk(0) = 0x11e4000 ...
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Equivalency of Debian Backport vs build from source?

I am looking to use Node.js in a Debian Wheezy Stable system. Of course it is not available as a package, so my choices are: Compile from source Load from Wheezy back ports My question is ...
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Editing files in debian before installation

I am having problems installing debian on virtualbox. The installation step fails when trying to configure packet manager. The guy in the following post had them solved by editing a certain file ...