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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How do I retrieve email with Exim4?

I successfully installed and configured Exim4 on my Debian/Squeeze machine, so now I am able to send outgoing emails with a command like this: exim4 -v recipient@domain.com From: sender@domain.com ...
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Debian pinning - Use stable but install from testing/unstable when necessary | Also install deps from stable, backports when available

I am configuring a Debian 6 (Squeeze) x86 server, and want to install some packages from testing or unstable when needed, so I'm using pinning. I have configured my /etc/apt/sources.list as follow: ...
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Debian: very low resolution and an “unknown monitor” problem

Edit: I have installed CrunchBang (or #!, a Debian-based distro), and that seems to have solved all of my resolution problems. I've just installed Debian after using Linux Mint for a few months. ...
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Program to show keystrokes (shortcuts) on display

I'm going to make a presentation about a software product and it has some key shortcuts, that I want to show. Is there a program, which displays the keyboard-shortcuts, that I have used?
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SSH minimal rights user - su only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating a UNIX account which only executes one command I am trying to setup a user account that only has as minimal rights as possible. The user should be able to log ...
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Disable screen blackout in KDE while watching iPlayer

How can I turn off the screen blackout in Linux when playing a film in BBC iPlayer? I usually use it in Chrome, but if there is a way to do it in Firefox (Iceweasel) than it is good enough as well. I ...
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Can Debian linux find automaticaly drivers for USB ethernet NIC?

Can Debian linux find automaticaly drivers for USB ethernet NIC? Which would you recommend me? My problem is, on my datastore, there is only 100mbps network, no free PCI slots, so last chance how to ...
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How can I disable automatic IPv6 neighbor route advertisement on a router?

I work for an ISP that's in the process of making its infrastructure IPv6-ready. Our core routers already have a working setup, but a large portion of our fiber customers are behind a router running ...
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Installing Debian on USB

From my Ubuntu, I want to create a bootable Debian USB. I tried to install Debian with debootstrap. A brief list of commands is mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt debootstrap sid /mnt http://ftp.debian.org/debian ...
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download packages for different distribution with apt

I want to download a .deb package with it's dependencies for a different distribution. I have many Linux systems in my company: Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.10, and Debian 5 and 6. The command to ...
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Where did 47gigabytes of space go?

Clean installation od Debian squeeze 6.0.6 x64 on intel atom 230, with 3 HDDs, with 3x500GB. df -h shows : datastore size used free % mounted /dev/md0 917G 909M 870G ...
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update-alternatives just for one user

I'm using a shared server. On that server different versions of Java are installed: Selection Path Priority Status ...
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Is it possible to log directly into chroot?

Lets say I boot up my computer and I see the login screen. When I log in as myuser, I want to be restricted to a certain root directory via. chroot. Let's assume that the directory is ...
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SVN error message: “E200030: sqlite: database disk image is malformed” on checkout

The .svn folder doesn't exist yet. I tried deleting it after it was created, but I get the same issue again @:/var/www/htdocs$ svn checkout https://host/svn/trunk/ . svn: E200030: sqlite: database ...
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Crontab with Github

I want to be able to push a repository to Github at midnight, every night. I know that Github isn't a back-up service, and, in no way am I expecting it to be this - I just want the best up-to-date ...
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Atom 230 + 2GB RAM datastore for small server = 64 bit or 32 bit debian

would you recommend me for small debian linux with small apache, small mysql and primary datastore with SW RAID 5 just 32bit debian or rather 64bit and why? I have only 2 GB of RAM, so could that be ...
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Linux on a Dell Inspiron 630m

I have an old Dell Inspiron 630m with Windows XP and I want to put some Linux distro on it. I have tried Ubuntu 12 but it did not work (nothing happend). Downloading older versions is slow. I am not a ...
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OMXplayer and HDMI audio on the Raspberry Pi

When I try playing video using the command: omxplayer -o hdmi sound will not work unless I also include the -r switch. The only problem with this is when the video is done it leaves a black screen ...
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incoming ACCEPT all iptables rule still appearing

I'm following this guide here: http://isalazyadmin.net/2009/07/02/configuring-a-basic-firewall-for-debian-linux/ And I have the iptables listed shown, but my server still appears to be accepting all ...
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User denied ssh access while in AllowUsers list

I've inherited the administration of a linux box in my workplace; it was set up by a colleague who is now gone. Recently, I added a new user to the system, and tried to give her ssh access as well; ...
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Font list not refreshing in apps in debian

I copied a bunch of .ttf and otf fonts into ~/.fonts, made sure permissions where set to my user/group and ran fc-cache ~/.fonts. Opened up GIMP and Geany but the fonts aren't available. Any idea ...
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Recover ext3 files from hard disk with bad sector [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover formatted ext3 partition I have a folder of about 5GB that suddenly disappeared. When I checked its hard disk, I found out it has bad sector for about 2-3MB on ...
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Synonyms (from a thesaurus) in Emacs

I use Emacs 23 on Debian sid. I can check the spelling of a word in Emacs with M-$. How can I obtain synonyms (using a thesaurus?) for a word in Emacs? None of the following were useful: one, two, ...
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HP Deskjet 3050A scanner not working in Debian

I have an HP Deskjet All-in-one 3050A. In Debian Testing I installed it through CUPS and the printer works fine. However I can't say the same about the scanner. I've tried install it using HPLIP, but ...
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Openwebload installation linux

Am trying to install openwebload in Debian. I realize the latest version is pretty old. I used alien to convert the rpm to deb. When trying to run openload as a command however I get this error: ...
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Setting Mod4 in awesome

I'm trying to set up awesome. When I start it the Mod4 (Windows) key is not working. So I tried to extent my .Xmodmap clear Mod4 add Mod4 = Multi_key When I run xmodmap .Xmodmap the Mod4 works, but ...
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How to undo sudo add-apt-repository?

I run sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/indicators to install my-weather-indicator but it requires GTK3 and I don't want to proceed. So I'd like to undo that command. I'd checked my ...
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is there a way to connect SAMBA and miniDLNA

I am quite new to both, SAMBA and DLNA, so I don't know if my attempt makes sense at all. But what I try to achieve is the following: I have a client, that supports DLNA and a server that is a ...
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Error “malformed patch at line” when patching file with .diff

I having some trouble adding .diff patch to a file. Patch file itself seems to be fine but it keeps giving error: root@pipiripi:/home/tomek/mad# patch mifare-mad.pl < pastie1.diff patching file ...
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Debian: Is it possible/safe to install packages from an older version of the repository?

I'm currently running Debian testing (Wheezy) and am trying to get SCIM working. I want to install the scim-pinyin package, but there is no such package available in the testing repository, although ...
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How do I fix these broken dependencies?

aptitude tells me I have some packages with broken dependencies: kmiller@debian-dev-box:~$ sudo aptitude search '.*' | grep ^.B iB console-setup-linux - Linux specific part of ...
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How do you integrate a media player with the Xfce taskbar i.e. for play/stop controls?

In a Debian sid Xfce set-up I'm trying to get the volume control in the taskbar to show the media player controls like it does in some more preconfigured distros. How do I do that? Searches in ...
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Installing Debian on an SSD

Does the Debian installer work out of the box for SSDs? I.e. I heard that you need to align the partitions to 32bit virtual clusters (is it actually true?). Are there any other things I need to take ...
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Debian on 64 bit Intel Core 2 Quad

I just ordered a new SSD, and so I am planning to reinstall my Debian system. I have an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU (Q9450). Does it make sense to install the 64bit version (I have just 4GB of RAM, plus 1GB ...
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What chunk size for KVM under Debian linux is optimal with RAID 5?

I would like to know, how to set optimal chunk size for my debian squeeze in future. I Work with 3x WD RE4 500Gb 7200RPM in SW-RAID 5, under debian squeeze. (in the future maybe under wheezy) I Saw ...
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Sensors showing bad values

I use Debian linux squeeze x64 now on gigabyte 970a-DS3. I installed this OS on motherboard which burned (from asus). And I've changed my motherboard to that gigabyte. After running back into linux, ...
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Alix Board write performance

I have an alix board on which I have installed debian4alix (sqeeze). After using it for a while I noticed that the write performance of the board was pretty low. I ran the following test: dd ...
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after replacing motherboard, Debian gets blank screen while booting

I have Debian installed on one computer. I just replaced its motherboard and CPU. And graphics card, because I use onboard one. I kept my old hard disk. Now machine boots well, grub starts well, ...
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use CEC with my TV

When I plug my Raspberry Pi to my TV (which supports SimpLink, or respectively CEC) the TV automatically turns on from standby. This is due to the fact that the Raspberry Pi also supports CEC: ...
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How to troubleshoot kernel panic on boot

I'm trying to run Debian Linux on a Nokia IP710 firewall, but I can't get it to boot correctly: kernel panic every time. The firewall has a Pentium III 1Ghz and 512MB RAM. It has no vga, a very ...
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debian-installer: report setup progress

Can I, using preseed, make the debian installer report its progress to a server? I'd imagine something like calling wget http://x.tld/stage_finished.php?s=partitioning_completed to report the ...
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setup filename encryption for encrypted home folder in eCryptfs

I used ecryptfs-migrate-home to encrypt my home folder on my Debian (Testing) system. As I am a complete encryption-greenhorn, I don't know yet how to check, if the encryption succeeded. However, I ...
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No communication services enabled following startup

I recently installed Parsix (Debian) on my system, and I've been struggling to figure out how to autostart my services. Of the list of services that don't run and should run are: ssh apache mysql ...
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“Error: permission denied” error from Transmission Client

When I try downloading files with Transmission I get: I've tried searching for this problem, and everyone always says to set permissions correctly, but I've done that: This is running on a ...
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How to add a custom widget to gnome panel

How could I add a custom widget to the GNOME panel. Which tool is used to create the widget. I want to create something like the weather widget.
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Installing virtualbox on Debian: dependency problems

I'm currently running Debian Wheezy (Testing). I want to install virtualbox but when I run the following: # aptitude install virtualbox ...I get the following result: The following packages have ...
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Very slow SW-RAID 5 in Debian Squeeze

I don't know why, but I have big trouble with speed of my raid. I have 4x WD RE4 7200RPM 500GB. Size of RAID 5 is 1000GB. 1 of HDDs is Spare. Problem is here: Every 1,0s: cat /proc/mdstat ...
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Two usb wifi adapaters, only wlan0 appears, how to get wlan1?

I'm attempting to connect two wifi usb dongles to a debian system, one is to connect to a local lan, the other I plan to use in adhoc mode to connect to a specific device. You could look at this as an ...
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What's the status of Upstart on Debian? [closed]

I know that this question has already got asked before, but it's pretty old and things have changed (probably). Already in 2009 the news rumbled, that Debian was going to switch to Upstart. You were ...
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run executable on boot

For the life of me, I cannot get this to work. I'm running Debian on Raspberry Pi. running this command from CLI: /home/pi/domotiga/DomotiGaServer.gambas -d runs my home automation server. How ...