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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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 ...
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Using NetBeans on ARM Linux?

Is it possible to run NetBeans on a ARM CPU with Linux as OS (maybe Debian) ? I want to be clear I don't need to compile for ARM (I will use NetBeans only for PHP coding). So the question is about ...
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Controlling openvpn auth-user-pass in ifup scripts?

I have the following configured in /etc/network/interfaces: iface companyvpn inet manual openvpn company This allows me to: ifup companyvpn But unfortunately I am unable to provide my ...
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Google Chrome Repo (Debian Stable)

I need to install google-chrome on debian stable. Is there any way I can add the google's repos and have always the recent version of chrome installed?
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Apt-Get Install Unmet Dependencies

My debian computer will not install the new kernel. It says I have unmet dependencies, and those dependencies say they have unmet dependencies. Many of these dependencies are already installed ...
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How can I view packages from a specific repository?

In my /etc/apt/sources.list if I add the path: deb http://debian.meebey.net/pkg-mono ./ Can I view packages from this specific repository alone?
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Make and apt-get Have Stopped Working

So I downloaded the non-free broadcom driver(b44) for my debian install, however when I try to make it I get the following error: make make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/build ...
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Unable to access Linux share from a Windows machine with NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME error

On the Linux machine I changed the smb.conf like this: [john] path = /root/john/downloads available = yes valid users = john read only = no browsable = yes public = yes writable = yes The path ...
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Configuring Wireless Network

After a long struggle I finally seem to have installed the non-free wireless firmware for my wireless NIC. I'm trying to set up a file server, so I want to configure the network to be static. Would ...
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Install programs without an internet connection on Debian

So I've been battling with my debian install lately, it doesn't have the firmware for either eth0 or wan0 NIC's. However, I got a firmware.zip file that I need to extract to /lib/firmware. The problem ...
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rkhunter warns about chkconfig

I ran rkhunter and received the following warnings in its output: $ rkhunter --update $ rkhunter -c ... ... ... Performing file properties checks /sbin/chkconfig ...
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Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian

I'm trying to install debian 64bit from a debian live image using YUMI on my usb drive. I'm installing it on an Inspiron 6400, and there is missing firmware. I can't connect to the internet ...
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How soon do new releases get packaged into Debian Testing?

Mono 3.0 has been released yesterday. I am really excited by this release and am curious to know when this will be available in Debian testing (Wheezy). Is there a standard timeline set by Debian ...
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To not autoremove something

I have uninstalled my distro's (Debian Wheezy) package of torchat, and use a newer version I've built myself. Since removing the package apt-get wants me to autoremove something which the software ...
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Installing VirtualBox inside of OpenVZ - missing sources

I'm attempting to install VirtualBox inside of an offsite OpenVZ instance I got a good deal on. The point being to run a small Windows XP box for some kind of Windows Server. Yes, it's an ...
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Debian Squeeze not whole of package contents installed [closed]

When I do apt-get install usb-modeswitch-data, not all of it's contents are installed under /etc/usb_modeswitch.d. I looked inside package and wasn't able to understand how could it be -- there were ...
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Aptitude Search reports package installed, while Aptitude Show reports it not installed - how is that possible?

me@friedly_server:~$ aptitude search samba-tools i samba-tools - Samba testing utilities me@friendly_server:~$ aptitude show samba-tools ...
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Error while trying to retrieve dwm sources

I am trying to build dwm from source. Grabbing the source doesn't work: (28) $ apt-get source dwm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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VirtualBox on Debian

I have two kernels installed, 3.5.0 and 3.6.0. For several reasons I have to run kernel 3.5.0. VirtualBox works perfectly on 3.6.0, but not on 3.5.0. After I booted kernel 3.5.0 I triggered a module ...
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Swap space not used

I recently installed Debian 6.0.6. Here are the machine's states: CPU - AMD XP 3000+ RAM - 1 Gig HDD - IDE 80 Gig I primarily use this machine for developing toy personal projects. When I run ...
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Why do iptables rules disappear when restarting my Debian system?

I add this rule: sudo iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -d a.b.c.d -p tcp \ --dport 1723 -j DNAT --to-destination a.b.c.d:10000 When restart computer rules are deleted. Why? What I can do to make ...
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debootstrap fails to download Debian squeeze

I'm trying to use debootstrap to create a debian32 system and compile the kernel there but I'm not capable off. root@citsnmaiko-deb:~# debootstrap --verbose --arch i386 squeeze ...
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Lightdm user session settings on Ubuntu

Lightdm is displayed properly but after entering a password and clicking login, I see the screen blink and lightdm window re-appears and asks to log in as if nothing happened. Configs user@laptop:~$ ...
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Unable to mount root fs after new kernel compile in VMware

So, I'm attempting to compile and use the 3.6.2 kernel on my Debian 6 VM (running under Windows 7 in VMware Workstation 9). I've already had several hick ups, but I am slowly getting through them but ...
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Debian Squeeze/MySQL error

I am a Unix/Linux noob, so please bear with me. I installed lighttpd and PHP on MySQL using the instructions in the accepted answer here: ...
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Realize a multiseat system with a polarized 3D-monitor

Besides playing 3D-material, modern 3D-TV-sets (using polarization technology) offer the possibility of dual-play. While 3d-playback works with different polarization for the left and the right eye, ...