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Kernel 3.14 not working with ATIProprietary fglrx?

On my debian laptop I installed kernel 3.14 so I have the alx driver so my ethernet works, I originally had the 3.2 kernel (Debian 7.7). AFter installing the new kernel, gnome3 went back to the ...
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Linux/Unix Executables && FSH with libs/executing sequence

Okay, relatively new Linux User here. (Messed around with Linux for ages, looking for more depth) I know that all files in Linux can be executed if they have the executable bit. What are these ...
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Cannot install Intel NIC in Debian squeeze

I've upgraded an old machine to a brand new i3 (Asus H97-PRO motherboard, cpu and ram only) and Debian accepted it quite well, except for the network card. I'm having some trouble trying to install ...
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Debian Jessie: Why gcc-4.7 conflicts with gcc-4.8?

My recent upgrade to Jessie removed gcc-4.7 from my system and install gcc-4.8 on the box. The problem is that I need the former one. Can anyone explain me why these two versions conflict in Debian? ...
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Forcing owner on created files and folders

I have a directory that contains data shared between a number of users. Access to this directory and anything underneath, will be controlled by the directory's group, which will be added to the users ...
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Forwarding traffic through an OpenVPN tunnel

I'm attempting to set up a Raspberry Pi (192.168.1.118) in such a way that it allows all traffic that uses it as the default gateway to be pushed through an external OpenVPN tunnel (Private Internet ...
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Why does Debian prefer a temp file replacing the original over modifying bytes in original file?

In the mp3gain manpages, you can read the following: -t mp3gain writes modified mp3 to temp file, then deletes original instead of modifying bytes in original file (This ...
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Google Chrome not working in Debian wheezy chroot

I have a wheezy chroot running on squeeze, using schroot. I'm successfully using Skype. I've installed google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb (version 38) in the chroot but when I try to run it, it ...
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Debian Wheezy: Limit internet access

Is it possible to limit the number of hours my computer can access the internet by specifying a maximum number of hours the computer can remain connected? Ideally, I want to be able to surf for 3 ...
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Install latest GTK without building myself

I'm using GTK3.4 and I need to update to > GTK3.10 for a theme editor I would like to use. I've never built something like that from source and the task looks a bit daunting. I've looked at what's ...
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Change default desktop manager

I'm kind of new into Linux world. I'm using a Debian distro. I want to switch the default desktop manager into Awesome, and I want to boot straight to the command line, and from there start Awesome. ...
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Debian: how to compare and compute fingerprint of an individual package?

As the tile says, I wish to compare and compute the fingerprint of a package that I download from a Debian FTP mirror. How do I go about doing it?
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Maximum clients with USB hotspot

I made a small access point using Hostapd, Dnsmasq and Debian Wheezy. I'm using an USB dongle, how could I know the maximum number of clients allowed? Can I change it? How can I manage (disconnect, ...
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How can I upgrade a complete list of packages from stable to backports

I have installed Qt 4.8.2 from Debian Wheezy on my system. Now, some application requires Qt 4.8.3 on my machine, so I looked at the versions and found that Qt 4.8.6 is avaliable in Wheezy-Backports: ...
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Why is a ten point font smaller in Debian compared to Ubuntu?

I use Debian 7.7.0 and my ~/.Xresources file contains Xft.antialias: true Xft.autohint: false Xft.dpi: 96 Xft.hinting: true Xft.hintstyle: hintslight Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault Xft.rgba: rgb (These ...
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Writing ISO (Specifically Debian Jessie) to an SD Card

When updating Debian Wheezy (the stable release) to Jessie, it crashed, so it is currently unusable. The only solution to this, as far as I can tell, is to overwrite Jessie on top of what is currently ...
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Grub fails to install - Debian Wheezy with mdadm RAID1 and GPT partition table

I've been trying all day to get my new Wheezy install completed but it fail to install Grub every time. I'm using x64 netinstall iso. Here is my partition table: Model: ATA ST3000DM001-1CH1 (scsi) ...
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CUPS configuration assistance

I'm working on setting up Debian Wheezy as a print server (among other things) in our company network. So far I have succeeded at: Installing Debian Wheezy Configuring SSH Getting VNC running ...
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Permission denied in scripted chroot jail

I am attempting to script the creation of a chroot jail (I know that there are tools for this, but I am in it for the experience, so please don't recommend a tool). I have a script which looks up ...
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ntfs-3g: Input/output error

For the past 3 days (after an update) my Debian Jessie refuses to mount NTFS disks. I reinstalled libfuse2 and ntfs-3g, yet I get the same Input/output error I tried the same disks under Windows 7 ...
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Squid3 failing to install via apt

I am trying to update squid3 on my Debian Wheezy box, via apt-get. When I run the upgrade, it's the only package that does not install. # apt-get upgrade -y Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Log monitoring directly from a mail client

I have a mutt mail client installed for receiving backup logs on my server for monitoring, Is there a way I can read the body of a mail message directly in the client in a way that I can search for a ...
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List installed packages only from disk image

My Raspberry running Raspbian crashed but I would like to know which packages I had installed on that SD card. Is there a way to detect that without actually booting the system?
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Network connectivity trouble to non-routing multi-homed hosts?

I have two networks: A and B (172.16.2.0/24 and 172.17.2.0/24). A is Ethernet, B is WiFi. An OpenWRT router connects A and B, and most traffic gets passed OK. Default route on router leads to a ...
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Java JDK missing libjli.so path in dependency list, Debian

I am scripting the creation of chroot jails and part of that automation includes copying various executables and their dependencies into the jail. I am using the following bash line to parse the file ...
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[Debian][KDE] Can't get wireless to work

Before going into the problem I'd like to state that before this incident I had Debian with gnome instead of KDE. I formatted to KDE today and now I am unable to get wireless to work. On the system ...
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Debian blackscreen after suspend

After fully updating my laptop after a few weeks downtime and now the suspend function isn't working anymore. It does suspend my laptop but on the wake-up it only starts the HDD agian but the ...
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What is the correct way to fix the configure error: “Requested 'libdrm_nouveau >= 2.4.33' but version of libdrm_nouveau is 0.6”?

This issue came up when trying to assist a user with the questions: What are the required build dependencies of mesa for Debian-based distros? and How do I backport Mesa on Debian Wheezy?. Mesa on ...
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Unlock LUKS encrypted Debian root with key file on boot partition

I'm trying to decrypt the Debian root with a key file stored in the boot partition (decrypted partition). This will break the security, but it doesn't matter now. I have to conclude this successfully ...
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See files other than home folder files in activity overview seach bar in debian

Right now I could only see the applications (frequent and all) and files in the home folder. But I can't see a file which is present in a folder in home directory. For example I can't see the files ...
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Allowing normal user to mount and eject devices

In the file manager PCManFM I can access discs in my USB DVD drive but I cannot eject them or access other USB storage devices - I get the error message "Not Authorized". Any clues? I use Debian ...
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Debian 7.6 Wheezy Gnome upgrade

I Downloaded Debian 2 weeks ago I got 7.6. The thing is that it has Gnome 3.4.2, I am aware that it probably won't support Gnome 3.10 and above. I won't put add the Ubuntu repositories, because I ...
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How can I prevent disk I/O from taking over my CPU?

I run Debian Jessie on a quad-core i7 processor, which results in 8 cores being shown thanks to hyperthreading. On disk-heavy loads, all eight cores are maxed out with io-wait, as shown by htop. This ...
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How to Install Debian with GUI

I need to install Debian wheezy. I don't need to install all the packages. I tried netinst image, but I have no internet connection in my laptop to download a GUI. Is there a CD/DVD image of Debian ...
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SSH not logging properly

I am looking at /var/log/auth.log on a Debian Webserver, and the last thing it logged was: Jul 2 21:09:01 h311 /USR/SBIN/CRON[25912]: (root) CMD ( [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -d ...
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Resize root LVM and FS in Debian 7

I have a Debian server and I would like to increase the "root" partition from 5GB to 17GB and to diminish the "home" partition from 14GB to 2GB. I am a newbie in linux sysadmin, so a really need your ...
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How to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 (with zfs file system) and debian 7 (crunchbang) using grub2 boot loader in MBR?

I want to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 with ZFS as the root file system (the only file system) with Debian 7 (crunchbang linux) with ext4 using grub2 boot loader installed in MBR and grub is managed by the ...
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Apache not listening on port 443

I've purchased an SSL and I'm trying to set it on a browser. The port is forwarded in the router to the server, and I believe that SSL certificate is installed correctly (the apache starts OK). I ...
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How to get all IPtables rules

I'm trying to see a list of all the rules in IPtables in a Debian 7 server. when I try: iptables -L -n I only get one rule (which I entered 5 minutes ago). I have many others, for port 80, mysql ...
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How to reach interface alias bond0

I'am setting up an interface alias with my bond0 network. Why am I not able to ping/reach the second ip address, in this case 192.168.30.84? However I can ping the address from another server. ~# ...
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How do I install free drivers on a debian system?

I did a text mode install on trisquel which is a debian based system. I'm not sure why but when using the live cd (of trisquel), ubuntu and other distros it finds a driver for my usb wifi adapter. I ...
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Can't run Remarkable, a markdown editor, on Debian GNOME

I have Debian with GNOME (oct-2014). I have downloaded Rermarkable as a deb package. The installation with GDebi has ran correctly. However when I execute the application in the console, I have the ...
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Create virtual network adapter with own MAC and IP?

I have a server with 4 different IPs over one real NIC. Now i try to setup different virtual network adapter in debian with this IPs. The Problem is, that each IP needs also a specific MAC. Otherwise ...
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Allow all users to call sudo -l

On my debian server, when a user who does not have any rights in the sudoers file or any include dirs, calls sudo -l, he gets the standard "responsibility header" and is prompted for his password. Is ...
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Fail2ban consuming lot of bandwith

I have a raspberry pi on which I have a nginx and a ssh server, I have installed iptables and fail2ban in order to limit the attempts of ssh connection. The problem is that it seems that fail2ban ...
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Why is it that my initrd only has one directory, namely, 'kernel'?

I'm using debian live-build to work on a bootable system. By the end of the process i get the typical files used to boot a live system: a squashfs file, some GRUB modules and config files, and an ...
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Does the debian setup with lvm also encrypt the swap partition?

I'm planning a fresh debian install on my notebook and want to have full disk encryption. But I mainly hibernate, which is why I want my swap to be encrypted as well. During the graphical expert ...
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How to gain ownership of external HDD (and all files/folders) mounted to /mnt

I've plugged in a USB Hard Drive to my new Debian Jessie machine. I've got it to auto-mount by updating /etc/fstab: UUID=21AE-9B96 /mnt/local/ext001 vfat defaults 0 2 ...but it's owner is root and ...
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Change audio volume when headphones are plugged in KDE

I am working on Debian 7 with KDE Version 4.8.4. I want the volume to be reduced automatically when I plug my headphones, I know it is not a problem with my computer (at least directly) because it ...
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How can I see processes being run by another instance of root on my Beaglebone

I am installing a Raspbian Linux image onto an sd card inserted into my BeagleBone Black. I will use this later in my Raspberry Pi. To do this, I am using the dd command from my MacBook Pro (via ...