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where should I put the sudo in this command? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Redirecting stdout to a file you don't have write permission on echo "some words" >> /etc/apt/source.list permission denied sudo echo "some words" >> /...
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Unpredictable memory explosions

The main server at my company has recently been having a lot of downtime. For reasons that neither I nor the other admins can determine, it has random (VERY sudden) explosions in memory. It becomes ...
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Map IDE drive to /dev/hda

I run a small home server with one IDE drive (for the system) and a few SATA drives (for a software RAID). The IDE drive used to be at /dev/hda and the SATA drives at /dev/sd*. After a power outage ...
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What is the difference between all of these Debian version numbers?

In attempting to find the version of Debian I am running, I have run several commands; the confusing thing is, nearly all of these commands return different results. For instance, in /proc/version I ...
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Debian PPC on PowerMac G5 boots to blank screen

As a side project, I thought I'd try to throw Debian (squeeze) on an old G5 PowerMac. It installed just fine, but after the bootloader and kernel boot-up output, the screen goes blank. Looks like a ...
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ntldr.mod missing from GRUB2

I use Debian Wheezy on EFI motherboard and need ntldr module in GRUB2 to load bootmgr of Windows 7 installer, because the way it starts on its own (apparently, using the boot sector of the USB flash ...
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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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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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What provides LSB virtual boot facilities for Debian?

Debian's version of Sysv init uses scripts which reference various LSB "virtual" boot facilities such as $local_fs and $network as requirements for use by insserv in setting up the boot sequence, but ...
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How to make a local template for a linux container and point to that

I am a newbie to the world of Linux Containers. I looked at quite a few webpages, wikipedia and checked out the questions at stackexchange but without any answers. Maybe my 'keyword fu' is not strong ...
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Mount hard drives in the same order in debian

How can I mount the hard drives always on the same /dev/sd? node? For example, how can I make the hard drive with the UUID xyz to be mounted always on the node dev/sda? The reason why I want to do ...
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Removing Debian Installation Prompt

I attempted to install Debian through a CD, with the initial .exe working fine. However, when I rebooted and went through the installation procedure, my system could not tell that there was a disk ...
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USB keyboard doesn't work with Debian installer

I have a wired USB keyboard. I've written the latest netinstall Wheezy image on my USB pendrive (using dd). It boots but the installer doesn't recognize the keyboard! (The same pendrive works on my ...
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Turn down the Energy Efficient Ethernet (eee) aka Green Ethernet

This is what is the Energy Efficient Ethernet. The problem is, that in lot of environments it conflicts with other features and stuff so i really need to disable it. I read that something can be ...
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debian, problem with DNS

When I type in "google.com," firefox tells me that the server is not found. When I type in the IP address of google, it works just fine. I was playing with this computer at another place and it didn'...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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How to build all of Debian

Let's assume: I have a mirror of the source repository locally. I only want to build for the architecture I'm running, which is i386 in my case. I'm not interested in customisation. In fact, I want ...
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Fonts of some applications get confused

I am running Debian Testing with LXDE. After some time of work, some applications begin to show confused fonts, as shown in the following screenshot (the pdf specific area is good): This happens ...
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Installing JDK 7 on debian

So I just rented a dedicated server running Debian, and I know nothing about Linux. Anyway, I want to install the JDK 7, first I connected through SSH and granted myself administrator rights by ...
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Connect to the Internet on a VPN connected server without Internet

I've a remote server which is not connected to the internet, but I can connect from via SSH to it through a VPN tunnel. On this client I got internet. Is it possible 'get internet' from the client ...
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debian wireless networking through terminal

I'm starting to use the wmii windows manager and I want certain pieces of information to display on a status bar. If I were to want to display the ESSID for the network, I would have to find it ...
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How to hibernate in Debian Jessie

When I use the "hibernate" button in the Xfce menu on Debian Jessie (testing) The system seems to correctly hibernate and power off. Then when I power on again to resume it hangs before X is started (...
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How to create a Debian live USB with persistence?

I would like to use Debian wherever I go by installing it on a USB flash drive, but I'm not sure how to make it save the settings and be able to install/update packages without loosing them on reboots....
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Debian - how to run a script on startup as soon as there is an internet connection ready for use?

I am running Debian 7 Wheezy and I need to start some screens on startup as soon as there is a fully functional internet connection. However, not, if the internet connection broke and was connected ...
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How to correctly configure Debian watchdog daemon for BIOS Watch Dog?

Supermicro main boards contain a BIOS feature named "Watch Dog Function". Having Debian 6.0.6 with kernel "Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP" we did: Change BIOS "Watch Dog Function" from Disabled ...
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How to make PulseAudio and OSS only applications coexist on Debian Wheezy?

Before I fell back to ALSA, I had severe problems with PulseAudio deadlocks for years on my Debian system on which I am using some OSS only (requiring /dev/dsp) applications. I would like to see ...
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Adding Kali repositories has changed the output of lsb_release on Debian host

I installed Kali in virtualbox with Debian as my host. I've done it several times. But, when I reboot my host I noticed Debian is missing from the list of OS'es in the GRUB menu. It's showing Kali. ...
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“wpa supplicant: No network configuration found for current AP” - carl9170-driven wifi adapter glitching on Debian 7

I've got a Debian 7 machine with Linux3.2 kernel and a USB wifi adapter with Atheros chipset (D-Link DWA-16 Xtreme N Dual Band), which in theory should work. Indeed, I managed to establish a wifi ...
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Difference between make-kpkg and make deb-pkg

I would like to know the exact difference between make-kpkg and make deb-pkg . This question asks almost the same thing but with no satisfying answers. Previously I was using make -j `getconf ...
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Partition scheme for installation of Debian

I'm installing Debian Wheezy on a 50 GB partition of a 500 GB Seagate SATA hard disk with 2 GB RAM. I want to use following partition scheme, but stuck at: How much (in percent) of disk space should ...
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Make does not compile modules. Error: Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 0 modules

I have banana pi and installed debian with kernel 3.19.3-bananapi from http://www.igorpecovnik.com/2014/09/07/banana-pi-debian-sd-image/ So I want to compile a module so I downloaded kernel from ...
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How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation?

How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation? I use s2disk. Note: Debian
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Debian 7.3 (stable) with GNOME 3.4.2, new Nautilus accel won't stick

Since I've been using Debian with GNOME 3.4.2 (default version upon installation), I've always used the dconf editor to change the delete accel back to the normal delete instead of <ctrl>delete, ...
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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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Debian - install missing man pages?

I run RaspBMC - a distro based on Raspbian, that's a custom minimal Debian for the Raspberry Pi. If I recall correctly, the man utility is NOT installed by default with RaspBMC (although I may be ...
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“lsmod |grep audio” doesn't return anything?

I am running Debian Squeeze. I installed and removed Gnome3 and reinstalled Gnome2.x (epic fail and stupidity) and in the process I have lost audio, lspci returns following # lspci | grep Audio 00:...
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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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rsync and xfr#1, to-chk=0/1, what do they mean?

I do stuff such as :- $ copy debian-8.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso /media/shirish/4719-38E5/ Copy here is an alias for :- $ alias copy alias copy='rsync --progress -ravz' When it does the command it ...
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identify harddrive before mounting

I've recently made 2 script that take care of mounting and dismounting a harddrive in linux. The thing that I could not figure out is the following. I am currently mounting /dev/sdc1 to /home/media/...
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How to install Broadcom BCM4360 on debian on Macbook pro

I'm trying to install the wireless drivers because my macbook pro does not have a ethernet port, then I mount the 3 debian isos like local repositories to install the almost all of dependeces. So, ...
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Configuring Apache 2.4 to permit CGI on Debian Jessie

I’m new to Sysadmin and Apache configuration. Trying to get AWStats running, but in troubleshooting have gotten to trying to run a simple Hello World (html output) script on port 8888 and have been ...
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fork() and exec() confusion

As when we do fork on current process, our process as parent process generates child process with same characteristics but different process IDs. So after that, when we do exec() in our child process, ...
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How do I enable kernel to load Intel® Wireless 7260 card on NUC DC3217IYE with Debian 7?

Environment Next Unit of Computing NUC DC3217IYE with Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 GNU/Linux 867Mbps 802.11ac Intel 7260 card, Dual band 5GHz + 2.4GHz Wireless 2x2 AC + Bluetooth4.0 Installing ...
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Debian - disabling use mirror on preseed.cfg

I have created a preseed automated installation on my Debian jessie 8, but after installing the base packages, it returns error message error it can not use the mirror package, please enter ...
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Trouble understanding the Debian bug reporting system

I am currently experiencing this bug, except that I'm using the Wheezy/testing netinstaller. Strangely, I used the netinst .iso a few months ago, and everything was fine. So it almost seems as if the ...
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Debian stucks at formatting 33%

I'm trying to install Debian Squeeze 6.0.5 on a new HP Proliant Microserver N40L with 4 GB RAM and 1.5 GHZ and 2 new Seagate BARRACUDA 2TB HDD (delivered yesterday). The installation stuck at the ...
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Debian “Graphical expert install” mode

I made a partitions on a new SSD drive (empty), now I want to install Debian, use netinst ISO CD. I chosed "Graphical expert install" type, which show a series of questions. When installation process ...
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Add a foreign keyboard layout to Gnome in Debian 8

I would like to add an Italian keyboard layout as an input source, but my system only lists English layouts. I suppose that this is because I didn't select any locale other than English during ...
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If I do not understand the difference in stability between Debian stable and Debian testing, am I better off with Debian testing?

I have been using Debian stable for the last few months, but it has not always been a blast. Often times, I have had to look for backports, and in some cases, I have been presented with only two ...
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How to install `service` command in a Stable Debian?

In ubuntu we do simple: service MyService restart service MyService stop ... So, the service command is good and simple. I need this simplicity: how to install service command on Debian? PS: this ...