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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Rotate console on startup (Debian)

I want to rotate my console (not X Server) by 90 degrees (clockwise). The following seems to work for me: echo 1 > /sys/class/graphics/fbcon/rotate; however, I'd prefer to use a kernel option in ...
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Qt based apps have unreadable, tiny font sizes

I'm running debian squeeze with Xfce 4.6. Today I logged onto my machine and all Qt-based apps have really tiny font sizes. I took a screenshot with Kile, skype 2.6, Kate and gedit for comparison: ...
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How can I load Debian onto a USB stick on Windows

I have read the Debian documentation, specifically http://wiki.debian.org/BootUsb and http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#write-usb but they do not provide info on how to do it on Windows. So, how can I ...
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Debian PXE Preseeding: Can I clone my existing Debian system instead of using the Internet?

I'm currently working on PXE booting 10 or so machines to install Debian on them over the network from a centralized DHCP + TFTP server. I'm using the TFTP server to serve the Debian netboot image to ...
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Redirecting output in the shell, permissions

I have a question about permissions. Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.4 (squeeze) So I have a folder with a php script in it. Both folder and file are owned by User1 If I do this: php script.php I ...
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Mount a folder without noexec

Is it possible to mount a single folder without the noexec option. I have a situation in which a web app in the users home folder on the server has to be mounted without noexec to run correctly, ...
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Debian won't boot: udevd fails to load device sda and sdb

I can't boot my Debian system, I got this error during boot up: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting. I have solved this by adding blacklist snd-pscp to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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how can I configure cups to be used from network machines with windows?

Ive been fighting with "CUPS" since many hours (too many) and I still cannot figure out whats wrong, I installed a printer on a Debian Machine, when I will add a printer I have two options "Local ...
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Disable mounting to `$HOME/.gvfs`

I am using Debian Wheezy with Xfce and Thunar. Thunar (and other similer managers) enables e.g. connecting to SSH server using SFTP address like sftp://mysvr/ and browsing it like a local folder. I ...
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Where do the device option values beginning with “Monitor-xyz” come from in xorg.conf?

Trying to install prop drivers for my Radeon HD6850 card on crunchbang (debian-based linux). Followed these instructions for install from repo and used aticonfig instead of amdconfig to create an ...
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Disk quota exceeded problem

I am using Debian Squeeze. Suddenly I have started facing a problem that my user is not able to make directories and other such tasks. Running mkdir abc gives me mkdir: cannot create directory 'abc': ...
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GParted messed up my partitions

Update: running testdisk I can actually see all of my files in /dev/sda1! I wanted to install Windows alongside my Debian installation in order to play some games. In order to do that, I had to boot ...
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How do I start a gui framebuffer (no X) application on startup instead of console login prompt?

I have a python application that uses pygame to access the framebuffer directly without using X. I want to start this application on startup instead of showing the console login prompt. I haven't ...
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How to implement package install suggestion on Debian?

I have noticed that while on Ubuntu, if I type the following: mc and it isnt installed, I get the message below: The program 'mc' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo ...
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not able to mount burned ISO9660 file-system before ejecting and re-inserting the media

After burning an ISO9660 file-system(wodim -v dev='/dev/scd0' -sao ubcd521.iso) to a CD, I always need to first eject the CD and then re-inserted it in order to be able to mount the created CD: ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1, OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 19: Applying options for * debug2: ssh_connect: ...
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OpenSSH: How to end a match block

I'm using a Match block in OpenSSH's /etc/ssh/sshd_config (on debian) to restrict some users to SFTP: # my stuff Match group sftponly X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ForceCommand ...
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No DNS on Debian wifi after unplugging the DNS cable

I have installed wheezy Release Candidate 1 to my old laptop (Benq Joybook A52) right now, and I have some problem with my wireless card (Atheros 5006). It can actually see the wireless networks, I ...
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d-link dongle does not work

hello guys i've been searchin on the web but with no succes so im here im runnig wheezy with lxde . my dongle get listed when i run lsusb and it gives this then after a few seconds if i type again ...
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How can I expand ext4 partition size on debian

I have a drive with this configuration: fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size ...
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Determining the Password Status of a User

I have a debian box that I connect to via SSH. I have removed the password from the users root, and my personal account using the instructions here, and set up a public/private key pair so I can log ...
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Unable to switch back from tty1-tty6 to tty7?

I'm using Linux Mint Debian Edition with Cinnamon. If I switch to another tty using Ctrl + Alt + F# and then switch back to tty7, I only see the terminal with this error: [FAIL] startpar: services ...
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Wheezy RC1: Bug Report?: “Oh No! Something Has Gone Wrong.”

I got a new Thinkpad T430 but had all sorts of hardware/driver issues with Debian Squeeze since it's outdated. Major issues - wireless wasn't working after numerous attempts, yadayada. So I upgraded ...
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Insert Unicode Characters at Console Login

My password contains "special" characters like ü. How can I login at the console (no X running) when the default keyboard layout does not provide these characters? Or, differently put: how can I ...
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I want to install a library which requires a python version and, having two installed, finds the wrong one

I want to install a library on my debian machine and it requires a python version above 2.6.6-7. The machine had installed the version 2.5.2-3, so I installed python 2.7. When I run python -V, the ...
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Are there any source APT repositories for Debian Lenny?

Debian Lenny, the current oldstable, ceased receiving security updates early in February, and now seems to no longer be hosted at the usual FTP mirrors (see, e.g., curl ...
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How do I add a custom package to debian repository?

I run my own debian apt repository server. I have a .deb file that i would like to add into the repository (Adaptec Storage Manager deb). I need the ability to manage that package independent of the ...
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/home partition recovery

Unhappy with Gnome 3 in Ubuntu I tried Mint 14. Had a backup of my home partition. During the Mint installation I designated my old home partition, and when it booted everything was fine. There ...
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How to enable on access scanning and the like in Debian Squeeze?

I am using Debian squeeze. I want to enable on access scanning and scanning of downloaded files and all options which are employed by a proprietary virus scanner for Windows on Linux. I am using ...
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How to mount USB stick on Debian Sid?

I've just installed Debian Sid on my computer but I cannot mount external USB drives as you can see in the image. Mounting failed Cannot mount "SENZATITOLO" Not authorized What should I ...
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Error after remove thunar

I'm not a Thunar fan, so I removed it and installed Nautilus. When I try to open picture or folder I have this error What should I do?
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Debian VirtualBox Guest - Common Files to Remove for Space Saving?

I have created a VirtualBox guest using debian-6.0.7-amd64. I am using it as a clone template to create Java work nodes, so my needs are pretty much limited to the JVM, networking, SSH and the basics ...
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Does apt update manually installed packages

I'm trying to install bnx2 non free driver on Debian wheezy. The driver is in non free repositories. Since there is no network connectivity I should download .deb file and install it on the box. After ...
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Why are files in the map 'Desktop' not shown on the desktop?

As far as my memory goes, the map 'Desktop' contains the files which are shown on your desktop. However, my desktop is empty, while having files present in the map. Yes, I mostly prefer an empty ...
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Network Manager doesn't show Wireless connection

I've just installed on my Debian Sid with XFCE4 network manager, but I have a problem, no wireless connection are shown. What Should I do? I used to use wicd but I had problems to connect to free ...
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How to build a personnal cluster?

I have a debian server running some services (mail, web, git, mysql...). But it is alone, meaning that if it breaks, I have to repair it to access my services. I'd like to put a second server so that ...
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Incoming/Outgoing seperation for VPN

My situation is that I want all my outgoing connections from my Debian server to pass through a commercial VPN service I've subscribed to, but I still want to run public-accessible services on this ...
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Debian - enable broadcom wireless controller

Ok, this is driving me crazy. I'm setting up an old Dell Precision M60 notebook, and I can't manage to enable support for its wireless device on debian squeeze. What I tried: lspci | grep -i ...
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The brightness on my Lenovo SL510 only moves between 100% and 0%?

I have a Lenovo SL510 laptop running Linux Mint Debian Edition (based on Debian Testing) using the Cinnamon DE, and the brightness appears to only have two settings: 100% and 0%. If I use the ...
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Preventing access blocking while external HDD spins up? [closed]

I have an old laptop where I installed Debian along with a samba server which I am using to share read-write access to 4 external hard drives, which I use to stream my media from. All works fine, ...
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Only two 2GB memory available on 64-bit Linux kernel

I've just upgraded my Debian Linux (Wheezy) to a 64 bit kernel, as well as user mode binaries, in an attempt to make use of the 4GB of memory in the system without PAE. Exchanging the kernel and ...
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Does the sudo user need a home directory?

In my setup, my aim is to have A standard user with minimal permissions to use on a daily basis A superuser account, defined in /etc/sudoers. Does this second user need a home directory? Both of ...
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Use UMTS Stick as a “dial in” modem - no dataplan required

I would like to create an on demand very low bandwidth data connection between two computers. For this I am planing to have a proxy and a client which both have a umts modem (e.g. huawei e169). The ...
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libpam-ck-connector causing apt-get to fail

I used apt-get autoremove on my Debian server and now apt-get won't install or remove anything as it keeps trying but failing to remove libpam-ck-connector. When trying to install anything… ...
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init.d script causes boot hang

I successfully installed a script to automatically launch in /etc/init.d on my new Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, it is a node.js app that never returns, and therefore hangs the device during boot ...
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hosts.allow: Not required when using iptables?

I am trying to configure the box I am using as a gateway/proxy/firewall to allow IP masquerading and finally switch over from using a proxy. It's a debian squeeze system. Currently, my hosts.allow ...
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Automatically run kpartx during boot

I'm running Debian Wheezy on an SSD, and in addition I have two 500GB hard disks in Intel software RAID 0 (fakeraid). Both the SSD and the RAID array have GPT partition layouts. I have set up my fstab ...
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zmodem not working without minicom

I want to upload and download file from and to the target board. I am able to send the file from the target board to PC using zmodem protocol to be specific using command sz -vv -b filename > ...
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(debian) installing mod_qos on apache results in error on start

I installed the mod_qos module using the steps found here, every step went perfectly fine without any problems, however, when attempting to restart the apache service it returned the following error: ...
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update-initramfs fails with 'File exists' errors during upgrade from lenny to squeeze

I am in the process of upgrading a machine from Debian Lenny to Squeeze (I know it was about time ;-) and ran into a weird error that boils down to the update-initramfs command complaining about some ...