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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eth0 not getting disabled after setting up br0 interface

On debian squeeze, I setup a bridge based on eth0. My /etc/network/interfaces is # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface #allow-hotplug eth1 ...
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Resizing of partitions taking too long in Debian 6 installer

I had a Windows 7 PC, with three partitions on it: The default Windows partition (~300GB in size, primary) Some system stuff Windows 7 needs (100MB in size, primary) A partition called Shared, that ...
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Debian Linux is not starting because no bootable device was found

I have installed Debian with the Gnome Live CD on my notebook. Because there are still some applications which I need, it was necessary that I also have a Windows 7 system installed. Based on some ...
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How do I make a registered domain name resolve to a local/private IP address

I have a Debian Linux server running on my local network. I also have port forwarding set up on my router so that computers outside my network can use my domain name and get to my website/FTP/SSH ...
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Chromakey -video-editing in Unix?

My friends are recommending me to use OSx for video-editing but trying to use old good OSs such as Debian and Ubuntu. How can I do chromakey -video-editing in some Unix or Linux?
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Debian 6 internet problem: ifconfig doesn't show eth0

I just installed 64-bit Debian 6.06 on my ASUS K53S machine and internet is not working... Wireless is working fine. NetworkManager is doesn't show any wired connections and ifconfig in the terminal ...
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Hot partition CentOS 6 and add boot pick?

I have an existing CentOS 6 installation working wonderfully and its owner now wants to add a separate Debian installation onto the same machine. He only accesses this host via the command line and ...
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How to distribute my debian system?

I have a Debian (Wheezy) system that I have configured by installing/removing packages and editing some conf files. I would like to distribute an (almost) exact replica of my system to others ...
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Crunchbang hibernate rebooted system?

I installed the latest stable 64bit Crunchbang backport. When I tried to hibernate it last night, it rebooted into the locked state - when I logged back in all my windows/apps were as they were again. ...
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Can I Uninstall GUI From Debian?

I just did my first install of any Linux OS, and I accidentally selected "Desktop GUI" in the install, but I want to build everything myself. Is there any way by which I can uninstall the GUI ...
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How to use GoToMeeting in Linux

My employer wants me and the team of developers to communicate with them using gotomeeting.com service. Is it possible to use GoToMeeting in Debian? I know that officially GoToMeeting supports only ...
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Where is fsck startet for the root filesystem at boot?

I want to extend an existing Debian 6.0 system so that it is able to automatically fix a corrupt root file system by restoring a separate image. That process should start automatically instead of the ...
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How do you set a program as a service in Linux (Debian) but have it switched off by default?

When you install Alfresco, it gives you an option of having it installed as a service or not. If you install it as a service, the service starts up on booting but since it's using Tomcat it's too ...
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Leafpad ignoring gtkrc

On a fresh install of Debian Wheezy, I have Leafpad 0.8.18.1-3. Following instructions I created a .gtkrc-2.0 in my home folder and put the commands to change the text area colors. This had no effect. ...
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Connecting Debian webserver to network

I am currently running a webserver with Debian 5.0.2. It has been working (more or less) fine for the past 2-3 years but recently it went down due to some power-outage. Ever since I have brought it ...
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GNUPanel Install onto Debian GNOME with Apache2

I am a very very new linux user and I have somehow managed to install debian gnome onto a machine on our network and using apt-get i've installed apache2 with php5. I can access my website over the ...
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Weird mouse behaviour. Mouse too fast

When I move my mouse slowly over the desktop the pointer jumps often a few pixels (one or two) in the opposite direction of which I move my mouse. Horribly when trying to set the cursor around some ...
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HDMI output with HD 3000 only works with DVI output also in use

After moving to a new apartment I realized it was no longer practical to use my main desktop for my projector (Optoma HD100X) in the living room (the cable run would be crazy and I'd been planning on ...
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How to stop update-grub from scanning all drives?

Every time update-grub is run all hard drives are scanned. Each drives that is in standby state will spin up to go idle. This is a waste of energy. We use update-grub version 1.98: # update-grub -v ...
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can packages marked Debian/Ubuntu be installed in Linux Mint as well?

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 for some time now, and I kinda hate it. 12.04 was a lot better. While i can still revert to 12.04, I am thinking about trying out Linux Mint based on 12.10 (the Nadia ...
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gkSudo Error no matter what I do

I don't know why, It wasn't happening yesterday. Was it because I turned the machine off and back on again this morning? Anyway here's the error. GkSudo won't run anything at all now. (gksudo:3262): ...
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Running google cloudprint on boot

I use this Python script on my Debian based Guru Plug to make it work as a print server for Google Cloudprint. With this I can print from my Android devices using apps like PrinterShare or Cloud ...
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Debian Cannot Access Internet Despite Being “Connected”

I'm have a problem, I cannot access the internet. I'm using a dell inspiron 6400 with debian kernel 3.2 installed. My windows manager is xfce4. I was never able to figure out the wired network, ...
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How to disable the system beep of LMDE?

I got annoyed with the system beep of Linux Mint Debian Edition when I login or logout. I have found some solutions like: echo "blacklist pcspkr" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist but it ...
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How to skip/exclude one SCSI bus from scanning during boot?

A "Linux debian 3.2.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Aug 23 07:41:30 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux" system has at least 5 SCSI hosts: root@debian:~# ls /sys/class/scsi_host host0 host1 host2 host3 host4 ...
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Get current versions of applications via apt-get

I am new to debian. What bothers me is that apt-get install shows just really old versions of everything. E. g. "Eclipse Galileo" but currently it's "Juno" and imho there was "Helios" and "Indigo" in ...
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VMwarePlayer on debian. Missing kernel modules

Today I changed my workstation to Debian. As Ubuntu is not nearly stable. Now I installed VMware player. I started it and got a message "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and ...
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SSH tunnel to MySQL for PHP scripts

I need to establish an SSH tunnel so that my local PHP script can connect to a MySQL server on a remote server. Remote machine: MySQL (127.0.0.1:3306) on Linux (SSH port 44422) Local machine: Linux ...
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How can I access a directory outside a chroot from within it?

I have a user which is chrooted to her home directory, but I want her to also be able to manage files within /var/www. As such, I did the following: root@server:/home/username# ln -s /var/www www ...
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ufs fails on debian

I am a longtime openSUSE user. However, my friend convinced me to give debian a try. When installing, I noticed there was no ext3 option (which I usually use), so I selected ufs. Then I got an ...
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Lower resolution of LVDS-0 in different aspect-ratio nVidia

I am trying to clone 2 displays. I have a laptop with 1440x900 resolution and an external monitor with 1024x768 resolution. I want the laptop screen to show the same as the external monitor however, ...
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nme for linux target setup fails on debian

I'm trying to run haxelib run nme setup linux To set up NME for the Linux target on my Debian box. Actually Linux MINT Debian Edition, but that shouldn't matter. However, I get the following ...
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System-wide power management policy on debian-based distros?

I would like to put idle machines in our lab (running Mint Debian edition) on standby after a timeout. I have tried pm-suspend and it puts the machines on standby and wakes up fine. Does anybody know ...
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How to correctly remove mountnfs from /etc/init.d/

Cleaning up the boot process of a Debian squeeze installation running on kernel 3.2.0-0.bpo.3-amd64, I spotted several mountnfs scripts in /etc/init.d/: # ls /etc/init.d/ | grep mountnfs ...
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Proper way to disable tmpfs on /run/shm

How do I disable tmpfs on /run/shm? I searched through initscripts and found that the following code checks the entry in fstab, but what should I change to make it not mount /run/shm? I'm running ...
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Debian doesn't detect disks from Live CD

I've loaded from the USB stick with Debian Live CD on it to fix the MBR after a Windows installation. Suddenly I've found that fdisk -l shows nothing but the live USB itself. What would it mean? ...
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linux-sunxi - make failed, undefined references clk_*

I try to build uImage for linux-sunxi on a Debian box, which is prepared like this (How To Build Debian From Source Code for Mele): apt-get install emdebian-archive-keyring apt-get install ...
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How to stop waking all attached drives on reboot / deactivating swap?

A fresh install of Debian 6.0.6 for a system has 13 SATA drives attached. 12 refurbished WD-10EARS drives are yet unpartitioned. 1 WD1500BLFS drive is configured for OS and swap. Swap partition is ...
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Configure kbd and immediately profit of the changes without rebooting

I want to disable consoleblank and activates console clock vcstime which are obviously managed by kbd on my Debian 6. So I've changed the following in /etc/kbd/config file: POWERDOWN_TIME=1 ...
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PCI passthrough with Xen

I am trying to run Windows XP in a Xen DomU virtual machine with a PCIe device, for which there are no Linux drivers, being passed through from a Debian Squeeze Dom0. My hardware supports ...
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How to use a D-Link usb network adapter on debian

I have a Debian (squeeze) desktop, and I need to use a D-Link 150 USB Wireless Network Adapter. So far I've done this: $ lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2001:3c18 D-Link Corp. ... After looking ...
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How to enable vim addon packages?

I have installed vim-nox as well as vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner on Ubuntu 12.10. There's nothing wrong with Vim but neither of the add-on packages does anything. What do I have to do to in order ...
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How do I restore authentication for Debian Lenny synaptic package manager?

My neighbor calls me to fix things when his cats walk on his keyboard and cause problems that he can't fix. This time it happened while he was running synaptic package manager. After the reload, ...
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Tool to watch latest software releases from upstream?

Does anyone know of a program/framework to watch latest software releases from upstream? For example for wordpress, apache/nginx, and so on. The program should just retrieve respective software ...
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Dotdeb says PHP 5.3.18 is the latest

I'm using Debian 6 . Now I don't understand why it says PHP 5.3.18 is the latest when 5.3.2 has been around for 2 years? I need at least PHP 5.3.2 for my symfony project. Thanks.
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Debian checkinstall ignores install=no; how to have it build, but NOT autoinstall a package?

Ok, here is one thing that puzzles me... I'm trying to build a package from source, and then use checkinstall to generate a .deb package. Note that I want to just create the .deb package, but I do NOT ...
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Mass deinterlacing with FFmpeg on Debian

I have about 300 videos, on a Debian server, stored in the following manner: /mediaroot/1/m32.mp4 /mediaroot/2/m421.mp4 /mediaroot/n/mx.mp4 They all need to be deinterlaced, and I want to do it ...
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Java version for Tomcat

I want to run my Tomcat with Java 7 but all I found about configuring it doesn't work. The management interface of Tomcat shows 1.6.0_24-b24 as Java version. The JAVA_HOME variable is empty. % echo ...
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Debian Squeeze: connect to A2DP (bluetooth) through command line

I would like to turn my Lacie NAS into a A2DP bluetooth source, in order to stream audio to a bluetooth audio sink. The NAS runs Debian Squeeze in a chroot environment, and is connected to a Bluetooth ...
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Debian kernel package update freezes

So I have a Debian squeeze i386 install, and I'm trying to update to 3.2. I added the sources to the backports, I updated apt-get, I installed the firmware-linux-free, and when I try to install the ...