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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Debian: No internet connection on reboot

A server I develop on ran out of memory during an overnight job and had to be rebooted. Upon reboot, it no longer has an internet connection. I've exhausted my google-fu abilities trying to ...
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ext4 used space (not -m option, not deleted files)

I'm a bit puzzled about the way ext4 reports used space. On a new Debian wheezy (testing) installation, I consistently got about 1GB extra space used with a 60GB SSD, when compared to du. I then ...
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Installing afpfs-ng from source

I want to install afpfs-ng to get access to an AFP share from my Mac. I am running Debian and am following instructions from http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/175/17242, and I get checking for a ...
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How to handle custom debian packages version numbers?

Let's take mplayer for example. I want to compile a new version and create a deb package to roll out to my developers. The version number is 2:1.0~rc3+svn20090426-1ubuntu16.1. I'm not making any ...
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Eye-FI SD Card not working with inbuilt card reader

I am tring to get my cardreader to work with and eye-fi SD card. My System is as follow: #uname -a Linux computer 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Mar 15 20:46:44 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux Debian ...
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Why does installing python-minimal package also grab the python package on Debian?

From running: apt-cache depends python2.6-minimal | grep Depends and apt-cache depends python2.6 | grep Depends it looks like python2.6 depends on python2.6-minimal and a lot more. However, ...
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Are bsdutils, coreutils, and busybox all necessary in a Debian install?

I first installed Debian with a netinst CD without networking, then edited /etc/apt/sources.list to point to the main repository, then ran dhclient eth0 to set up networking. Then I installed less. ...
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In Debian based systems, how do we purge configuration files of packages that have already been uninstalled?

To be more specific, I would like to do the equivalent of adding the --purge flag to the following command sudo apt-get autoremove --purge [package name] to packages that are no longer on the ...
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Why did adding the Debian testing repository create so many package dependencies?

I have Debian 6.0.4, and I'm running an outdated Geany text editor package. There's no newer version available in the current stable repository, so I added testing packages to sources.list: #debian ...
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Mumble doesn't bind to network address on boot, needs to be restarted (doesn't properly wait for network?)

I have a default, unchanged installation of the Mumble server on Debian Squeeze (package "mumble-server"). On a previous setup, starting the server (called murmurd) on boot using the default init ...
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VMWare daemon doesn't startup when system starts

I have installed VMware Player on my Debian squueze, but after the reboot the vmware daemon(/etc/init.d/vmware) does not start up automatically, i have tried without any success to set the daemon ...
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Recovery of data on raid5+lvm reiserfs partition, after raid5 problems

I've got a server with 3 sata hard drives. Each has 2 partitions: one small is part of /dev/md0, a raid1 array (/boot), rest is part of a raid5 array (/dev/md1), which is an lvm physical volume. ...
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Is it possible to run ganglias gmetad and ganglia-monitor not demonized on debian?

I wonder is it possible to run ganglias gmetad and ganglia-monitor not demonized, under my own user (me, sudo) on debian? Because while gmond.conf contains something like demonize option I see no such ...
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How to configurate ganglia-monitor on a single debian machine?

Here is what I currently have online, as you can see there is no information about my debian server. (While was installing I tried to follow next instructions) What I have changed in default ...
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Which Linux distribution is suitable for serverside development and somewhat easy to use?

I need to setup a Linux-based server which is going to be the backend for our web services. This is what I need: (In order of importance) A GUI to manage applications and files It would be running ...
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Which shell should I learn for FreeBSD and Debian?

I have read many articles that say the official shell in FreeBSD is tcsh, and in Debian, its dash. However, when I either echo $shell (FreeBSD) or env in Debian, it says that the shell is csh in the ...
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Configuring multiple static IP addresses for a disk image

Using Ubuntu 10.04 I'm using Clonezilla to create and install a customized image. I'd like to be able to set up multiple static IP addresses. For example, I'd like the first interface to have the IP ...
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How to change mixing of channels by pulse audio / alsa

I have a recent problem with my sound configuration. Basically, it's way too loud until I set the volume below 10%. And then it's very quickly too silent. Using the alsa mixer, I can set the headphone ...
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proper way to overwrite debian kernel modules

I just downloaded and compiled tg3.ko kernel module. Where should I put it on a Debian system? There is one in /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-xen-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/tg3.ko already. Ideally, I would like ...
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XeTeX problem on Debian-based distro

Was not sure if this should go here or on TeX Stackexchange. Feel free to move if I made mistake. My setup is: GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.32-5-686, CrunchBang Linux statler. I have installed xetex through ...
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Problem with pam_mount and sshfs

I'm trying to configure automounting of users home directories using pam_mount and sshfs (users are LDAP users on remote machine). I configured pam_mount: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ...
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Slow system after running a KDE GUI application from a Debian Squeeze chroot

I have a PC with Ubuntu 11.04 and a Debian Squeeze chroot installed in it. As soon as I start any KDE application from within chroot (and installed there), e.g. Kompare for viewing git diff output, ...
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Skype gtk style not working on debian squeeze 64

I have installed skype on my fresh squeeze 64bit system. It works fine except for the fact that the gtk theme isn't really working and the result is quite ugly: How can I fix this?
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Automatically opening kwallet while logging in to KDE

How can I configure kwallet to automatically open when I log in to KDE, so that I don't have to retype my password every time I want to connect to a wireless network or when Chrome needs some ...
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Debian Squeeze: Left mouse click stops working

After starting a new session in my Debian Squeeze (6.0.4, always updated) running in a VM (VMWare Workstation) there comes the point in time where the left mouse click stops working, so that I cannot ...
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Backports on Debian not working

I'm having problems to update to the latest version of particular software on Debian. I'm using Debian 6.0.4 and I currently I have Shutter version 0.85 which is currently the latest stable version. ...
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What ~/.config refers to and how to put files there?

I want to set up a plugin for the Geany editor on a Debian system. It's a theme changing plugin, so I am following this manual. It says: The simplest way to do this is to copy the contents of the ...
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How close is cdebconf able to serve as a drop-in replacement for debconf?

Most of the internet information around cdebconf is circa 06`, or I was just unable to find its location. Please mention if recent documentation, or FAQ, is available. Is cdebconf able to serve as ...
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/run in Debian Squeeze

I'm running Debian Squeeze (6.0.1) on a NAS (LinkStation, mipsel). I installed minidlna from unstable and noticed the daemon won't start because it can't create /run/minidlna. After a little googling ...
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Fixing broken packages in a Debian testing distribution

I'm playing around with Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) in a VirtualBox instance to try it out and see if it'd be good for a main operating system for me. I'm pretty competent with most system ...
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Reinstall Debian

I have a Debian based server but I don't have physical access to it and it doesn't have a DVD-drive or similar. I only have root access. Is it possible to format and reinstall Debian just by using the ...
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Can I use FAT partition for /home?

I'm new to Debian. I've been using Ubuntu for almost 5 years now and I want to switch and use a different distro. I chose Debian. I would like to know if is it possible store the home directory in a ...
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problems installing lcov on Debian 6

I have been stuck for a few hours trying to install lcov on a debian 6 box. Any help would be greatly appreciated! What I have tried the following in the command line: ...
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What log files to include when reporting a bug report for my wlan card?

I'd like to report a bug with my wireless card cutting out (seemingly) randomly, but I don't know what log files to include. I know a tail -F of a particular log file when the card cuts out would be ...
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Debian dhcpd “No subnet declaration for eth0”

I am trying to set up a pxe boot server on a Debian 6.0.3 Squeeze machine that gives images of PLoP Linux. I was following a tutorial from ...
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Bluetooth pairing hangs up the system in debian

Whenever I try to pair bluetooth in debian using bluetooth-agent command, the system hangs up and I am unable to do anything with it. When I ask for access from my remote laptop it gives the message ...
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Running Debian i386 binary on Debian armel via qemu

I am trying to follow this guide to set up a Ventrilo server on my SheevaPlug, running Debian armel. This page states that I can use QEMU to run the binary that was made for i386 on my arm system. ...
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Compiling for old versions of Debian

Can I build packages for Debian 5.0 using Debian 6.0 or Debian Wheezy? I assume that I could do a complete chroot'ed installation of Debian 5.0 and do my builds there, but it might be nice to have ...
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Would installing linux ease my Mac OS problems?

I have a Mac. I'm in college studying physics. Because of this, I would need to compile a lot of C++ libraries (think vtk, gsl, ...). I usually need to patch some Makefiles, compile from source, ...
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Why can't I boot off my Debian update CD?

I downloaded a .iso file with the name debian-update-6.0.4-amd64-DVD-1.iso from http://debian.org and burned it with k3b with default settings, but unfortunately found it won't boot. Did I download ...
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Xterm with Solarized only showing dark background without font colors

I am trying to get the Solarized color scheme for xterm, but have not had much success with it. I am running Debian 6 and downloaded the Xresources to ~/.Xresources. After loading the new settings ...
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GNU/Linux (Debian): detecting hard-disks mappings?

Let's suppose you have two hard-disks: one internal (boots GNU/Linux); one external (USB). "fdisk -l" detects both, but will not tell you which is /dev/sda and which is /dev/sdb. "lsusb" will tell ...
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Display X applications on an Android system

Host system: Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb Chroot system: Debian Testing lxde Hardware: Asus eee pad transformer tablet nvidia arm architecture Note 1: The Debian system boots on this hardware, thus it ...
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How can I view the list of packages that were “suggested” by apt?

When installing a package using apt-get install package a list of "Suggested packages" is displayed. What command can be used to print it again?
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How to remove gnome-games package without removing other packages?

So I want to remove (more exactly purge) some packages like gnome-games from Debian 6. As already expected and know by research Aptitude also wants to remove in example the meta-package gnome, as ...
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I want to upgrade to Debian Squeeze, but what are some pre-caution procedures that I should take?

I want to upgrade to Debian Squeeze and there are quite a few guides out there, but I want to be safe and make sure I don't break my system. Is there a way to check if my current install packages are ...
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Debian: Upgraded to php 5.3 and lost phpcli, php-pear, etc

I upgraded to PHP5.3 using this tutorial: http://www.debiantutorials.com/how-to-install-upgrade-to-php-5-3-on-debian-lenny/ It removed the following packages: Removing php-pear ... Removing ...
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How to launch an application with default “terminal emulator” on Ubuntu?

I wanted to execute some command in terminal emulator, like Konsole, but I need to make this cross-desktop. Is there some command like xdg-open, but for getting the default terminal emulator? I'm ...
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Debian: How to delay configuration when installing/upgrading?

One of my Debian systems is rarely upgraded. So when it is time to upgrade, there are loads of packages. Right now I basically have to monitor the upgrade, because every 50 packages or so there is a ...
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removing linux kernels

Below are all the linux kernels that are running on my machine. I am trying to make a debian base install as light as possible. The kernel I am running is linux-image-2.6.30-vortex86mx-apm. I am ...