Questions specific to the Debian official distribution (stable, testing, or unstable); if you are using a derivative of Debian (e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, Kali, etc), then use that distribution’s tag instead.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
83 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
98 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
327 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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....
0
votes
1answer
292 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
16k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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:...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
961 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
358 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
443 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
209 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
156 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
187 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Enable systemd service file?

I have created a debian package for one of my autotool project.I don't have any problem in debian creation and installation.The problem is that debian includes a systemd service file and I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
142 views

LTSP fails while downloading images

Some time ago, I've configured LTSP on Debian machine. I've been using it from time to time and it worked. Today it stopped working and I cannot figure out what's wrong. Client says: Intel UNDI, ...
1
vote
1answer
280 views

Debian: exim, Maildir and mail

I have exim installed and configured as "internet site; mail is sent and received directly using SMTP". Mail is stored in /home/*user*/Maildir and it is really there. I can send and receive mail ...
2
votes
0answers
188 views

Restore /var/cache files

I've accidentally deleted all contents of /var/cache files. I managed to reinstall most by doing dpkg -S /var/cache and apt-get --reinstall install PACKAGE_NAME (see here) on every package that I've ...
3
votes
1answer
264 views

disable dhcp in initramfs

In Debian, how can I tell initramfs not to request an IP address via DHCP? I'm using initramfs-tools. I'd be okay with assigning a static IP address for the initramfs, but I can't find how to set ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

How to slow down MySQL service autostart on boot (dependency on another service)

I'm running a MySQL database on Debian on RaspberryPi (Raspbian). I would like to use the RaspberryPi as a local MySQL server, but to have the MySQL database datadir outside RaspberryPi's SD card - ...
2
votes
2answers
227 views

Free fonts with U+0CA0 (ಠ) character?

The glyph ಠ comes from the alphabet of Kannada, a language which I do not speak, and if it weren't for the Internet as it exists, I wouldn't care to have any of its glyphs. I recently discovered that ...
0
votes
1answer
216 views

How to reinstall Debian during boot-up

This question is an extension to my previous question as it deviates far too much from my initial question, however I kindly encourage you to give it a brief read before tackling this. How does one re-...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Failover boot setup

I am considering a failover boot setup which can tolerate any single drive loss. The primary system partitions (/, /home, /usr etc.) shall reside on a flash drive. /var and /tmp partitions shall be ...
2
votes
0answers
67 views

Why does my fresh Debian have a high latency?

The time between clicking and seeing a response is very high. Typing looks very funny, and makes me feel queasy. I think there's about 50-20ms "extra". I would expect a top notch linux distro to have ...
1
vote
0answers
540 views

Dependency issues when installing MySQL

I've searched around this Stack Exchange network for this particular solution, it seems others have encountered something similar but not quite under the same lines as mine. I've been trying to ...
0
votes
0answers
179 views

Making a usb wifi device work an a PowerPC Debian computer (iBook G4)

I recently installed Debian Wheezy onto an old iBook g4 I bought second hand. The computer does not have a wifi card installed. After the installation, I have completely updated my software to the ...
7
votes
3answers
490 views

Shrinking LVM physical volume on top of mdadm degraded RAID array, adding a spare and rebuilding it

I have a Debian Wheezy system with a couple of 500 GB HDDs in RAID-1 (mdadm mirror), on top of which sits LVM logical volumes with 5 partitions (boot, root, usr, var and tmp), total size of 47.15 GiB. ...
0
votes
0answers
424 views

Debian System Settings not working properly

i am a brand new Debian Linux user. I installed Debian stable Wheezy edition two days ago. I am super happy with my install, but i have one annoying problem. PROBLEM: When i try to edit some settings ...
0
votes
1answer
10k views

OpenVAS 7 not working after apt-get update - Failed to receive data: A TLS packet with unexpected length was received

The problem started when my Kali installation updated OpenVAS to v7: My admin username for the web service stopped working so I could no longer log in. I have tried everything I can think of to fix ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Debian 6 upgrade to Wheezy then testing release require kernel upgrade?

Debian 6 upgrade to Wheezy then testing release require kernel upgrade? I was doing a squeeze to wheezy upgrade. Then I got to testing. Each step with upgrade then dist-upgrade. I think I may over-...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to refresh chromium (F5) from shell script in debian (alternative of xdotool)

I need some help finding an alternative to xdotool. I am using a Raspberry Pi to refresh a webpage regularly using chromium. For this, I use a shell script: xdotool search --name chromium key --...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

segfault in libgnutls - Debian won't complete boot

this problem occurs on Debian jessie x86 with systemd. It leads to an incomplete boot sequence on init 2 because network-manager won't start. it leaves the whole system unusable NetworkManager[785]: ...
1
vote
0answers
889 views

Can't add keyboard layout on Debian remote desktop

I want to enable Russian keyboard layout on a Debian remote desktop (connected with Xvnc). dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration changed /etc/default/keyboard as desired: # KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION ...
2
votes
1answer
527 views

How to make PulseAudio and OSS only applications coexist on Debian Wheezy?

Before I fell back to ALSA, I had severe problems with PulseAudio deadlocks for years on my Debian system on which I am using some OSS only (requiring /dev/dsp) applications. I would like to see ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

Virtual ethernet is not getting its static ip on hotplug

I need to configure an ethernet interface to get its ip address dynamically if there is a dhcp server out there, and always have a static ip whether there is a dhcp server is present or not. I have ...
1
vote
0answers
78 views

Typing in Terminal underlines characters, adds accented characters

Whenever I type in Terminal now (it never happened before, I must've enabled it by accident), I get an option to enter an accented character. I want to turn this off. It looks like this (except with ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How to get Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) wireless card working on Debian Wheezy

I've tried many things, even updating the kernel to above 3.10. I've installed wireless tools and see the following from lspci: sudo lspci | grep controller 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm ...
2
votes
1answer
128 views

Problem mounting additional partitions after kernel update

Today I upgraded my pretty ancient Debian Linux kernel (3.2-23) to 3.16-7. The machine boots okay, except that some fstab entries are suddenly causing issues. # /etc/fstab: static file system ...
0
votes
1answer
856 views

sudo not working on debian

Why sudo command is not working on my fresh debian installation. I had this error after entering my root password: Sorry try again .. or / and incorrect password attempt EDIT : In my /etc/...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

install gstreamer1.0-libav (mainly libavcodec54) on debian wheezy

I need to install gstreamer1.0 libraries.. I found that they are in wheezy-backports. So I added wheezy-backports to sources.list updated try ton install and stuck on dependency problems: aptitude ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

Run itext script as cups filter

I have an itext script to apply some customisations to pdf files. These need to be done on-the-fly. I can easily do it this way : java -cp ".:itext5.jar" pdflayout input.pdf | lpr -P CP800/print ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

How to enable second SIM slot in ALIX6F2 and how to switch 3G to it from the 1st one?

I am trying to enable the SIM slot under the RF card but with no success whatsoever. I'm using Voyage 0.8 (a stripped off Debian distribution) as an operating system. A bit of searching landed me to ...
0
votes
0answers
104 views

apt itself update and download packages

I have Debian SID with the following APT configuration: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0"; APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "0"; APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0"; APT::Periodic::...
8
votes
4answers
6k views

Failed at step EXEC spawning /bin/plymouth (Debian testing)

After I performed a dist-upgrade on a Debian testing (Jessie) instance, I can no longer boot. I'm marooned at the command prompt: Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to ...
1
vote
1answer
290 views

Why does my script does not run in runlevel 0?

I made a script with following LSB header #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: updateservice # Required-Start: $local_fs $time $network $named $syslog # Required-Stop: $local_fs ...
6
votes
5answers
10k views

Why is my Debian jessie always in runlevel 5?

I have configured the lines in /etc/inittab as follows: # The default runlevel. id:2:initdefault: But after logging in the output of runlevel is as follows: N 5 So why am I in runlevel 5 ...