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Debian Jessie getting a black screen on startx command

I installed Debian Wheezy with the GNOME GUI, and then upgraded to Jessie using the terminal. After the upgrade was done, I tried logging out and logging back in, but it booted straight to command ...
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Full UEFI System, Grub 2 self-compiled + Clover 2, Debian kFreeBSD installation?

I've a computer with full installation UEFI system, with 2 bootloaders (GRUB & Clover on ESP) clover is the primary bootloader that allows me to load OSX and grub2. I want to make a new install of ...
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Linux speed up by moving files to ramdisk at start

I have more than enough ram in my computer (8GB), which hardly gets used. In the most cases my desktop and apps use up in 2-3GBs out of it, on the other hand I do not have an SSD. My system is 64bit ...
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CheckInstall fails to install on Debian

I tried CheckInstall to track installation of package on Debian, but it fails to install it. Installation follows the typical configure/make process $ autoconf $ ./configure $ make $ make install ...
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Login screen not appearing after upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I upgraded from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie by changing sources from /etc/apt/source.list and running: apt-get update apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade This operation ...
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System freeze on “setting up alsa”

I use Debian wheezy and I boot the computer and get stuck in the line: [....] setting up alsa .... It freezes, it only responds to "REUSIB" (Emergency Reboot With Magic SysRq), but it is unusable as ...
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Which Debian patches fixes shellshock lcamtuf CVE-2014-6277 and CVE-2014-6278? [closed]

Note that this question is definitely not a duplicate of: When was the shellshock (CVE-2014-6271/7169) bug introduced, and what is the patch that fully fixes it? According to: ...
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How to repair a file system corruption?

Debian on external USB SSD drive. There was some error in dmesg log file: ...[ 3.320718] EXT4-fs (sdb2): INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem [ 3.320721] EXT4-fs (sdb2): write access ...
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How to set local shared library path after setting file capabilities on Debian?

I have a custom application which comes with its own libstdc++.so.6 and it requires cap_net_admin and cap_net_raw to work properly. Before I set file capabilities it starts without problems but when I ...
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Wrong iso file preventing from booting Debian dvd with uefi

I have this new computer (MSI Ge70 2PE Apache Pro) that came with Windows 8 and UEFI. I made a partition to install Debian testing 64bits on the same HD where Windows is. I had no problem making the ...
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How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD?

Debian on SSD. How to check SSD disk for errors from a Live CD? Additionally, to save results to a txt file. Partitions are sdb1 /boot ext2 sdb2 root ext4 sdb3 swap Should I unmount partitions ...
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How to mitigate error “kernel: nf_conntrack: table full, dropping packet”

We recently had a problem with one of our servers (Debian Squeeze) becoming unresponsive during heavy-ish load. Looking at the kernel logs, I think this is the cause: kernel: nf_conntrack: table ...
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Booting Debian ISO

Ive mastered enough of the preseeding feature of Debian OS to boot a installation CD without the need to enter anything. But I'd like to know now if it is possible to go further and just enter the CD ...
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Error while installing Debian 7 on a virtual machine (Failure trying to run: chroot /target mount -t proc proc/proc)

I tried installing Debian wheezy on both Virtualbox and VMWare Player, but I incur everytime in the same error, Failure trying to run: chroot /target mount -t proc proc/proc. Debian is 7.6.0 amd64, ...
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Debian: chgrp doesn't works properly on home folder

I'm trying to use chgrp on a folder named "share" in a home folder of the user "2". The ls -l presents the folder like this: drwxr-xr-x 2 2 bin 4096 Sep 29 13:09 share When using chgrp with the ...
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checkinstall package conflicts with python

I'm trying to do a distribution upgrade from Debian 6 to 7 and am having some issues with some packages I created and installed with checkinstall. When doing the upgrade I get the following message: ...
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How to forward Remote-Desktop Port across interfaces using ufw?

Machine A has two network interfaces: Network eth0: 10.10.20.0/24 Network wlan0: 192.168.1.145/24 Machine A has 192.168.1.145 as Default Gateway, and also a route to pass 172.16.0.0/16 to ...
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How to use INSIGNIA USB bluetooth adapter on Debain (Kali Linux)?

I've just purchased a USB Bluetooth adapter for my computer the brand is Insignia and I was wondering if it's possible to use it on Debian (Kali Linux)? Ok I got it to recoginze the usb device by ...
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How to regenerate an initramfs with ash built-in shell?

I foolishly edited my /etc/mkinitcpio.conf and now my computer won't boot. It drops down to (initramfs). It claims it cannot find the root device. However, cat /proc/cmdline shows the correct UUID of ...
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Failing to load a module on udev event

I have a pretty simple udev rule which is executed when a USB is plugged into my Debian machine: SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", KERNEL=="sd?", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/usr/local/bin/USB/t.sh \ %k" My t.sh is also ...
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After upgrade MongoDB it does not start and log is empty

Can you help me with this problem please? I have updated (apt-get upgrade) my system Debian GNU/Linux 7.6 (wheezy) but for problem with disk space operation failed. After I have released disk space, ...
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Legacy Debian versions and Bash Shellshock

We are running Debian Etch, Lenny and Squeeze because upgrades have never been done in this shop; we have over 150 systems running various Debian versions. In light of the "shell shock" of this ...
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full rootfs on big hardisk, installation or update software not possible

Has anyone seen this issue that can help me solve it? I have got a preinstalled server (Debian GNU/Linux 7.6 (wheezy)), where the disk space was partitioned very badly... :-( The Hardisk is very big ...
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Correct way to find this (shellshock patch) package?

I was out to patch some squeeze servers for the shellshock bug. A few googles later I found that I could updated my apt sources list. This did however not work for some reason. I tried to search for ...
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zpool mount issues on boot

Looking for help with errors I'm encountering with ZFS. Firstly, the main issue is that I can't get my zpool to mount at boot, but there are obviously other problems I would like to sort out (see ...
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Udev rule not working on Debian

I can detect and mount my USB drive on my Debian VM machine. And the first post here - explained below - works on my Ubuntu machine. Should not it work on Debian too? It doesn't of course. Why is ...
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Powerbutton freezes applications

I've just installed Debian Jessie and I'm trying to get systemd to do basic power management. systemctl suspend and systemctl hibernate works well to suspend and hibernate the system. Now, I want ...
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Debian 7.6 OpenVZ VPS claims full disk usage when it's clearly not true

I have Debian 7.6 installed on an OpenVZ VPS with 10G hard drive space, but for some reason it claims 100% is used when I'm clearly not using that much. I ran df -h to find out the following: $ df -h ...
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MySQL startup errors: ERROR 1005

My Debian MySQL installation gives this: Sep 25 13:38:09 xint01 mysqld: 140925 13:38:09 [Note] Server hostname (bind-address): '127.0.0.1'; port: 3306 Sep 25 13:38:09 xint01 mysqld: 140925 13:38:09 ...
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Start a software on a specific workspace at startup [duplicate]

Is there a way to automatically launch a specific software on a specific workspace (i.e. 1, 2, ...)? I'm using Debian sid with Xfce 3.14.
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How to only install security updates on debian

Because of the Shell Shock bug I need to make updates on some of our machines. But I am not sure if all of the packages suggested in apt-get upgrade are OK for my system. In other words I am not sure ...
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High precision scheduler daemon

I'm looking for a scheduler daemon like cron, but with at least seconds precision so I can use it for a radio automation app. I've heard conflicting rumors about cron's ability to handle seconds. If ...
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lxc-start: No cgroup mounted on the system

Trying to start a Linux container, I get the following: lxc-start: No cgroup mounted on the system OS is Debian 7.
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Accidentally deleted /dev/tty, how to bring it back on debian7?

I am on debian 7 and accidentally delete /dev/tty so I cannot sudo su anymore. I can still ssh with my username however when I want to get root rights with sudo su I get following message: sudo: no ...
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URL Rewrite on debian not working

When trying to enable URL rewrite I just can't get it to work. I've enabled it with the command sudo a2enmod rewrite and I've restarted the service using sudo service apache2 restart. However in the ...
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USB fails to be mounted or detected on Debian machine

My lsusb command says this: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0951:1642 Kingston Technology DT101 G2 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 ...
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How to install Binwalk on Debian without installing the graphs libraries?

What is the proper way to install the Binwalk tool on Debian 7.0 without the added graphing capabilities (and it dependencies)? I've read that I can skip the make deps command, but this deps.sh script ...
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How to install Debian Jessie properly onto multiple devices with BTRFS in mode RAID 1?

As a short introduction I'm going to tell you, what kind of setup I have and what I want to achieve. After that I try to explain my problem. Since this is my first question on U&L I have to ...
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LC_ALL: cannot change locale

When I log into my server (Debian 7) through PuTTY, I get greeted by a message saying: -bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_GB.UTF-8). Then, when I try to run almost any ...
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Using pre-seeding and boot params for completely un-attended Debian install

I'm trying to use simple-cdd to create an complete unattended install of debian. I have created a preseed file that gets used - but the installer is still asking me three questions What is my region ...
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How can I change login while authenticating on SSH?

It's hard for me to express exactly what I mean, so I'll explain it in a few steps: I'm connecting with SSH, and server ask me for login. I write login, and then it asks me for password. I realize ...
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Can't FTP into Google Compute Engine instance using Debian

After trying to setup vsftpd on my google compute engine instance, I was unable to completely connect to the FTP server. After attempting to login with FileZilla, I got this response: Status: ...
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Why can I not source a file with the default cron installed on a debian wheezy server? [closed]

I use cron for years now. In order to load all my environment variables at once, I define them in a dedicated file (often but not always .bashrc) that I source in the crontab: * * * * * (. ...
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Disable incoming telnet connections

I'm trying to secure my Debian server, and noticed that if I type telnet myserverip port# then anyone can see my ssh version. I'm a bit worried that people can do some harm aside from that. How can I ...
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Unable to install package via APT

While attempting to install the package sw-nginx I encountered the following error messages: 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/327 kB of archives. After ...
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Debian TUI to GUI

I have a console-only version of Debian (latest one). Is there any way to upgrade to the GUI without having to reinstall the whole system?
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udev rules fail to run a script on addition of usb device

Here is a simple rule I created in /etc/udev/rules.d/21-persistent-local.rules for my Seagate 500 GB expansion drive which uses a USB interface on a Debian machine running inside a VM. ...
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Debian Server Login Error

Forgot password, booted into root recovery to reset root password. Now any other userid login produces the message "The system is going down for reboot on . . .", a pause, then "Login incorrect". ...
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Show server processes in debian 7

someone who can take me out, please... I have a server were 7 and want to see exactly which process runs at a certain time, for example:: Every day at 3:00 am.
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Fix broken permissions on /var (or any other system directory)

Long story short, I destroyed /var and restored it from backup - but the backup didn't have correct permissions set, and now everything in /var is owned by root. This seems to make a few programs ...