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hidapi ./configure error — missing libudev

I am trying to install hidapi on Debian. I already have libudev-dev and libusb-1.0-0-dev installed, but when I run ./configure in hidapi-master, it says that I do not have libudev, to install it and ...
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What connection should I enter for USB printer? (HPLIP)

I am trying to add a HP LaserJet 1320N printer to CUPS. The printer is connected by USB. in the CUPS web admin interface, I selected HPLIP, then on the next page I have to enter Connection. According ...
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Having issues unmounting partition for debian install

I have a 50gb partition set up on my mac for installing debian, MS-DOS (FAT) format. I blessed it and am now unmounting it in order to copy the img file over. I'm using: $ diskutil unmountDisk /dev/...
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xmodmap modified keyboard settings gets overwritten once in a while

I remapped capslock with xmodmap to something which is more useful (in fact I mapped it to F12 which I use as tmux command key, but that's not important here). Apparently this setting get's ...
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Maintain two tomcat installations with apt-get

On our server we have two tomcat8 installations on debian wheezy. One tomcat was installed via apt-get install , the second instance was then just copied from the first installation. But this makes it ...
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Experimenting with Xen on already running Debian without LVM

A co-worker of mine was telling me about using Xen for virtualizing systems on Debian, and it peaked my interest. I looked up the instructions on Debian's Wiki regarding installation. I already have ...
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Debian - System (audio) Settings breaking when starting/stopping LXC

I'm rather new to Linux, recently having to start using it to make something for work (controlling Linux Containers). I'm on debian: $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+...
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How to burn debian iso to usb

I downloaded the debian amd 64-bit iso file (apx 650 mb) on a macbook w/retina (i.e. no cd drive) running OS X. I'm trying to dual boot and have already gotten rEFInd working. Set up partition for ...
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suspend doesn't work after upgrading to Debian 7.8

On 2 partitions of my HD I have installed Debian 7.7 and Debian 7.8 (upgraded from 7.7). The first OS has "suspend" to ram or disk working, the latter not anymore. I made some tests, changing home ...
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How do you repackage a deb package for an older OS?

I know how to extract a package, make some minor changes, and repackage it. I wanted to know if there was anything special you'd have to do if you were to repackage a deb package so it was compatible ...
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What does `NO-CARRIER` and `DOWN` mean for a wireless interface?

I have a remote server and I log output of certain commands while the server cannot access the internet. It uses a wireless interface to connect to the internet. In a working state the output of ...
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How limit the storage space for a user?

I want to have a user that can store a limited amount on its account.
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No Default Gateway route for bond0 / Slave eth* interface gets IP assigned

I have set up a 4-NIC bond on my Debian Wheezy box. After a fresh boot, the system has LAN access, but cannot resolve outside host names or access outside IPs. It seems that this is because the bond0 ...
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How to run unattended-upgrades not daily but every few hours

By default unattended-upgrades runs with cron.daily, that is at most on a daily basis. This can be a lot of time for attackers. I'd like to run it every 4 hours, how can I do this?
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How to autoremove with apt?

After uninstalling a package I used to do apt-get autoremove to remove other unused dependencies. I understand that apt (rather than apt-get) is the modern way to manage packages on the command-line -...
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How do I find out if something is using the serial port?

I want to program a microcontroller under Debian Wheezy, but can't get it to work so far. I asked on Electrical Engineering and got the advice to check if something is already occupying the serial ...
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Debian 7.7 PPC (iMac G4) - switch from nouveau to nv driver

I'm trying to get some flavour of Linux going on an old iMac G4/800 with NV11 video hardware. So far I've tried Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 7.7. All face the following common issues: I ...
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Gmail instant new mail notifier for Debian 7 systems?

The way I do it now is that I have to keep a 'Gmail' tab open at all times in my browser to check for new mail. My mails are important and I need instant notifications. I thought of using a client ...
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Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy

I am install Debian Jessie Beta2 on my laptop, and I just compiled mplayer on it. however when i use mplayer command to play some videos, i can't get the sound, the error shows as below: Can't open ...
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Florence doesn't show up for text fields in Midori

I am having problems with the Florence keyboard displaying (when using the auto hide functionality) when input fields are focused in Midori. It displays when the address bar is focused and strangely ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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Pacemaker and iSCSi

I currently am trying to make a highly available NAS under debian 7. I am using following packages: drbd8-utils iscsitarget iscsitarget-dkms pacemaker corosync ...
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Unable to listen or use microphone in Skype

I installed Skype 4.3.0.37 on my machine (debian 7 64bits XFCE 4.10) and both incoming and outgoing audio is not woring. I tried the echo sound service of skype but to no success. Here my ...
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Compiling Asterisk on Debian: Cannot Find `ptlib-config`

My Asterisk ./configure is returning: checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h usability... no checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h presence... no checking for /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h... no checking /...
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What's overwriting my apt sources files?

I'm working on a Phidgets SBC2. It's got emdebian grip, but grip has is over and so I get 404 on those repositories when apt-get is trying to get package lists. I can get things to install using apt-...
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How do I enable thumbnails in PCManFM?

In the file manager PCManFM version 0.9.10 (in the Debian Wheezy repositories) thumbnails are generated for images but not for other file types such as PDFs and videos. Does this version of PCManFM ...
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bluetooth mouse disconnects

I'm using Debian Jessie (testing). I have a bluetooth mouse (Microsoft Sculpt Comfort) and I can pair it and use it ok, but after some time of inactivity (around 10 minutes) it stops working, I have ...
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How can I fix “insserv: There is a loop between service mountnfs and nfs-common if started” in Debian wheezy?

I'm working on a Debian wheezy x64 box, with dist-upgrade to: Debian 7.7 (wheezy) 64-bit kernel Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 It's configured with Linux RAID10, dm-crypt/LUKS and LVM. I've installed ...
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Why autoconf.h is not copied automatically to its place?

I'm working on a clean Debian 7.7 install. After the install everything was working fine except the webcam in Iceweasel browser. After reading a lot I found that the best solution is to install ...
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Fix grub v2 bootloader configuration on running debian

We have a server running Debian Wheezy. It is connected to a UPS, that's why it basically never went down for years and we never noticed that the grub v2 bootloader could not load the correct kernel ...
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Find source of all installed packages on Debian based systems

I am trying to find a good method to find the repository for each package that was stored on my system that can be easily parsed. Backstory: I have Debian wheezy systems and have setup the wheezy-...
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How to encrypt data in a folder in a samba share, and share it both encrypted and decrypted?

So far I have a Debian NAS with a samba share accessible from a Windows client by user credentials. Within that share I have a folder of images encrypted by ecryptfs. A friend of mine have agreed to "...
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Debian ignores PAM env variables (while Arch doesn't)

I have a weird issue with my Debian Sid system. I want to set a global environment variable in /etc/environment, which is supposed to be read by the pam_env module. Unfortunately, after having relogin ...
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How to install / parse build dependencies from debian/control?

Let's suppose you downloaded a source code folder, that contains an existing /debian/ folder as well as /debian/control file. Let's suppose the package in question is not in Debian official ...
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How to upgrade a shared library to a newer version when installing from source code?

I am installing an application from source code and it requires a shared library which I'll call abc. The configure process finds a libabc.so symlink in /usr/lib that points to a 0.23 version of abc ...
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Mesa Compile results in unusable drivers?

I built mesa from git on debian wheezy following the instructions here. I had to build libdrm_intel from source as well, as the version in the repo was too old. I'm on a T500 with integrated graphics,...
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error when trying to remount / readonly [closed]

On my Debian wheezy system I'm trying to remount / readonly. I switch to runlevel 1 and then issue mount / -o ro, remount which always errors out with "column: invalid argument" Additional ...
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Fully erase/delete disk with a live debian disto

Is it possible to do a full format of a disk with a live debian usb? I mean really destroy all the data on the disk so that even data recovery tools can not get the data back in any way? I have tried ...
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Virtualized Debian Jessie: slow booting / shutting down :(

I have a Debian 8 (Jessie), cat /proc/version says: Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.3 (Debian 4.8.3-16) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) ...
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What is the difference between all of these Debian version numbers?

In attempting to find the version of Debian I am running, I have run several commands; the confusing thing is, nearly all of these commands return different results. For instance, in /proc/version I ...
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How do I know which version of Debian I'm running?

In a tutorial, I'm prompted "If you are running Squeeze, follow these instructions..." and "If you are running Wheezy, follow these other instructions..." When I run uname, I get the following ...
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Wireless server only allows a single client

I have a BeagleBone Black running Debian configured as an access point using hostapd and udhcpd. A node based HTTP server accepts request on port 80. The device is not connected to any wired network. ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux on HP Chromebook 14? USB boot doesn't works!

Following this guide from the debian wiki, I'm tring to install Debian on my HP Chromebook 14 (FALCO). The problem is that, when I choose "Install" in the Debian-Installer's menu, instead of the ...
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compile source package with multiple cpu cores in debian, “apt-get -b source”

I use apt-get -b source and this command download and compile source with one core of cpu, Is there any way to compile package in debian with apt package manager with multiple cpu cores ? like -j ...
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USB Mouse Freezing in Debian / KDE // Keyboard OK

Having problems with seemingly random freezes of my Logitech Wireless Mouse in Debian (KDE). With regards to a number of articles out there, I don't have powertop, mouseemu or laptop-mode-tools ...
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Debian Linux - Ubuntu - Logs cleared for last and lastb, but not /var/log/auth.log after new year

So like the title says, I logged into my server and I noticed last and lastb seem to have been reset sometime before 00:48 after the new year. Is this intentional to have it reset, or does it only ...
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Broken libc6 makes system unbootable when I install packages via apt-get

I tried to install Skype on my amd64 Debian 7, after believing the page that told me to upgrade libc6 and allow the x86 architecture. When I started downloading such packages and upgrading libc6 my ...
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bootup hangs on “started monitoring of lvm2 mirrors”

Recently I had some problems with hard disk. I think I solved that problems, but now my computer (with Debian) doesn't boot up. It hangs for several minutes on "started monitoring of lvm2 mirrors" ...
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Remotely connect to computer when connection partly fails

I have a Debian computer acting as a server at home. It has a dovecot+postfix mail server, an SSH server, an apache server, and everything you would expect from a do-everything server. At home, it is ...
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debian asus g551jm gnome 3 using integrated gpu instead of nvidia

I have an asus g55jm running debian wheezy with gnome. By default the integrated gpu instead of the nvidia gtx860M card for the desktop. running lspci outputs: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...