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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I always need to ifdown/ifup wlan0 after reboot

I'm trying to create an ad-hoc wifi made of 5 computers (one windows pc and 4 raspberry pi loaded with a raspbian) the raspberry pi will talk through mqtt, but tha'ts not the point. The problem I have ...
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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Adding a file to /etc of initramfs in Debian Wheezy

I have added the file /etc/initramfs-tools/etc/motd so that it would be available in /etc of the initramfs environment. However, it does not turn up. This is my second try where I gave the file all ...
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Is there html documentation finder/searcher, like info utility for info files?

Many packages have their documentation in html. Is there some sort of man or info utility to find locally installed html documentation and work with it? I mean, I need a program which would ...
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wmakerconf fails to build despite having a dependency installed

I'm running Debian Jessie (testing) for AMD64 and I'm trying to build wmakerconf, and the included configure script won't detect the libwraster3 build headers despite them being already installed. ...
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LXC migrate between hosts

I had setup a testsystem with LXC and installed a webserver etc. that all was not the problem. But now I want to swich to another host system also I compressed /var/lib/lxc/webserver and copied it to ...
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Where are linux packages hosted? (Debian in particular)

I'm trying to understand some things about package managers Debian wheezy packages, like when you do apt-get install example and suppose you never added sources. Where does apt look for the package ...
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debian prompt is broken

When I login via ssh or from the console this is what I see: Linux sensu.lbox.com 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free ...
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I just want to install a package! [closed]

I spent a few hours trying to install a package and didn't succeed; it seems like that just happens sometimes in a Linux environment. Background: The package I want to install is available as 1) a ...
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dual boot windows XP/debian, I can't boot windows

I tried to set up a dual boot windows xp/debian. I installed Debian after windows, and now I can't boot windows xp. I have grub2. I tried to directly modify /boot/grub/grub.cfg with menuentry ...
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Cannot send mail to top domain

I have a webserver with the domain name server1.mydomain.com, mydomain.com is currently directed to another server. If a mail is send to an e-mail address with my top domain, eg me@mydomain.com, I ...
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How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation?

How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation? I use s2disk. Note: Debian
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Bridging on boot causes system to hang

Whenever I set br0 to automatically start up on boot, it causes the system to hang - usually on a line that says something like "waiting 2 seconds for br0 to get ready" or "bound to x.x.x.x to br0 - ...
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Application fails if not in its directory?

I'm trying to run DeaDBeeF, a music player. It works fine if I'm in its directory, but if I'm anywhere else, it tells me that it "failed to find output plugin". Is there any way to get it to look in ...
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MySQL aborting during initial db installation

Linux version: shell> cat /proc/version Linux version 3.2.0-4-686-pae (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 Installing MySQL ...
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nfs-common installation fails

on newly installed Debian Wheezy machine, installation of nfs-common fails: apt-get install nfs-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Proper display of japanese and other special characters in debian linux

I am running debian, using the Terminus font. When I come across japanese characters, they are just displayed as squares. This is the same for some other special characters, (I'm not sure which ones ...
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Install single debian experimental packages? [duplicate]

I'm continually getting this error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found What I did before was add the Debian experimental repo and update to 2.17. But through a long ...
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stop/start gui on debian

I would like to start Debian without the GUI and then just type commands in to launch the desired programs (which are located on my local machine), eg $ chromium-browser & I already do a ...
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Invalid signatures and packages authentication issue

I'm using LMDE 201303 and i have two issues which i need to resolve as soon as possible. I need to install certain libraries: libopus0 libopus0 The apt-get install yells the following message: ...
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Linux Mint Debian quits on boot

I just upgraded Linux Mint Debian Edition with the up7 package. The update manager failed initially (can't remember where...) so I ran sudo apt update, sudo apt dist-upgrade, sudo apt upgrade and ...
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Have to run partprobe at every boot

I created an LVM logical volume. I partitioned it manually. I ran partprobe. I found the new device in /dev/mapper, then I mounted it where I needed it. Everything works. ...except on reboot, ...
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I can't connect with CUPS

I installed CUPS following the Debian Wiki instructions with: apt-get install cups-client cups-pdf cups Then started the CUPS service, /etc/init.d/cups start, and then tried connecting to ...
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What's the story behind Super Cow Powers?

As we know, apt-get has Super Cow Powers and aptitude does not: $ apt-get --help | grep -i cow This APT has Super Cow Powers. $ aptitude --help | grep -i cow ...
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Debian [ Wheezy ] : Suricata : LibHTP outdated

While looking to test suricata from the Debian Wheezy repo I ran into an issue. cat /var/log/suricata/suricata-start.log 23/9/2013 -- 19:25:03 - <Info> - This is Suricata version 1.2.1 (rev ...
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Enabling Bluetooth discoverability upon start-up

I would like to make a USB Bluetooth dongle discoverable upon start-up (or whenever it's plugged in) on Debian Squeeze or Wheezy. If I use hciconfig initially, I can see the device in this mode: ...
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Apache2 virtual hosts not working

I use Debian 7 and have installed a virtual host with address sub.domain.com following this tutorial: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/412 I have enabled it, rebooted the PC but still ...
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Apache2 virtual host not working

I use Debian 7 and have installed a virtual host with address sub.domain.com following this tutorial: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/412 I have enabled it, rebooted the PC but still ...
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What changed between kernels 3.2 and 3.9 that affect MiniDLNA?

I'm using Debian testing, and I've problems with MiniDLNA on kernel > 3.2. The DLNA client works about 30 min, after that it lost the connection with the minidlna server and can't discover the server ...
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“No such file or directory” on files that exist? [duplicate]

In the past day, I've found at least 4 binaries that say "bin-name: No such file or directory" when I try to run them. Even if I type part of the name and tab complete it, I get the same error. I'm on ...
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s3fs complains about SSH key or SSL cert - how to fix?

I downloaded and installed s3fs 1.73 on my Debian Wheezy system. The specific steps I took were, all as root: apt-get -u install build-essential libfuse-dev fuse-utils libcurl4-openssl-dev ...
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Network block after restart

I'm running wheezy and I don't want to install network-manager. I have a problem with network interfaces. When I restart the interfaces I cannot use any connection anymore. I cannot reach internet ...
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Debian experimental package refuses to install?

I keep getting this error: ./binary: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./binary) I tried the instructions here: ...
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Best way to set serial port speeds on boot?

I've got instruments hooked up to /dev/ttyS1 through ttyS9 on a machine running Debian Wheezy. The various instruments communicate at various speeds. Is there a better way to set the baud rates than ...
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Symlinks on /dev/ttyUSB* via udev

So I built a nice little GSM-Gateway with a PC-Engines ALIX.2D13, a Huawei E220 umts modem, Debian Wheezy and gammu-smsd. I need a fixed device name für gammu-smsd to survive reboots. I tried to make ...
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“wpa supplicant: No network configuration found for current AP” - carl9170-driven wifi adapter glitching on Debian 7

I've got a Debian 7 machine with Linux3.2 kernel and a USB wifi adapter with Atheros chipset (D-Link DWA-16 Xtreme N Dual Band), which in theory should work. Indeed, I managed to establish a wifi ...
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Debian 6: Can ping default gateway, but not the IP address of any server on the Internet. Routes appear OK

I can't connect to the Internet from our server. I'm able to ping the default gateway, LAN connectivity works fine but I can't ping any public IP (say, 4.2.2.1, an open DNS server which I know replies ...
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Execute custom script when an interface gets connected

I using a USB wifi dongle to connect to the Internet. When the wireless connection dies, I lose some iproute rules too. How can I reset these rules when the interface connected again?
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Does Debian guest need linux headers to install Virtualbox guest additions?

**Disclaimer, I'm fairly new to Linux ~2 years at home and, mostly, have only used ubuntu. I have salix (14.0) installed as host and would like to setup a debian(Squeeze) guest. In the process of ...
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Debian package available for ia64 but not for x86_64?

I want to download aptitude to build it from source on my 64bit machine. It is a Thinkpad with a normal x86_64 CPU, nothing special. The download page only has: alpha amd64 armel armhf hppa ...
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Apticron notifying about uninstalled packages

I'm using apticron to notify myself about available updates. However, I've got an installation on a VPN that seems to notify about packages I DON'T have installed. For example, it keeps (daily) ...
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Debian update fails with “Raid version incompatible”

While installing proftpd, it dropped with following error: [....] Starting ftp server: proftpdhexadecacordis proftpd[26849]: mod_tls_memcache/0.1: notice: unable to register 'memcache' SSL session ...
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Installing Firefox add-on globally without extracting the .xpi archive

Since the great -install-global-extension option was removed in Gecko 1.9.2 (for no obvious reason, as usual), copying the extension (as root) to /usr/lib/iceweasel/extensions/<appid> is now the ...
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Get network under Network-Manager's management

Initially, when I had installed Debian 'Wheezy' on my old trusty laptop, it's network was managed by Network-Manager. However, at some point, I think I did something, which lead to the network ...
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How to bring up a wi-fi interface from a command line?

I can't figure out how to properly bring up the wi-fi card on my laptop. When I turn it on and issue $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 txpower auto $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan wlan0 Interface doesn't support ...
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recurrent loss of wireless connectivity

My wireless connection is frequently terminated (reason unknown). I can remedy the problem either by rebooting or by unloading and reloading the kernel module for my wireless network interface ...
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Debian machine makes repeated requests to DNS for <gateway_ip>.in-addr.arpa

I recently forwarded all my router logs to my Debian machine. I noticed a repeated entry in the router logs. The entry is: Sep 14 17:07:29 192.168.0.1 [Host 192.168.0.1] UDP 192.168.0.2,38048 --> ...
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CUPS timeout for change status to error

I recently installed CUPS 1.5.3 on my Debian Squeeze server. I don't think it's relevant but I think the latest version is 1.6.3, right? However, I'm installing with aptitude, so I'm getting this ...
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What packages are installed by default in Debian? Is there a term for that set? Why some of those packages are `automatically installed` and some not?

It's a very simple question, but I wonder, is there a term to refer to the subset of packages that is automatically installed by Debian distribution? I though that it had something to do with ...
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How to upgrade Debian stable (Wheezy) to testing (Jessie)? [duplicate]

I downloaded and installed Debian 7 Wheezy, the stable version, but I would like more recent apps and libs so I'd like to switch to testing version (aka Jessie). How do I proceed?