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 to mirror four monitors with 2 nvidia cards on debian?

I have 2 nvidia GeForce GT 610 video cards with 2 monitors plugged to each one of them. I can mirror the A and B and C to D but I want them all to show A. pleas help =)
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Trouble communicating with FTDI FT245RL on ttyUSB0. works fine on Win7x64

I purchased a Sainsmart 4 channel USB relay board which seems to be based on a FTDI FT245RL chip. I should be easy enough to use. when you plug it in it appears as a serial port (VCP). You send it ...
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Double GNOME UI elements with Xinerama

I have a Debian 7.0 system which I'm trying to set up with 3 monitors. I'm using a Quadro NVS 420 card with the latest NVidia drivers. I configured it using Xinerama and the nvidia-settings utility, ...
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Count number of lines of output from previous program

I'm trying to count the number of lines of output a certain program produces. The problem is, the program takes a long time to run, and I want to display the output to the user. Is there a way to ...
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Debian: Mounting NFS Volume at boot with fstab not working, How to change when this is attempted on boot

So there are a bunch of NICs and vlans on the server and after adding the last ones the auto mount of a network volume is not working. I can do it all right if i SSH in and use mount however it doesnt ...
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Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files

I installed php5-fpm package using apt; then I made some changes to the PHP configuration files. Now I would get the diffs between the original files versions (the ones of the package installed) and ...
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Open screen in terminal after user login [duplicate]

When a user logins to my Debian server using e.g. Putty, I need to perform the following: It will automatically execute command screen -r MyWindow, and the user won't be able to leave the screen ...
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What do I need to setup a linux box as a proxy to access the network?

At the minute I have all my machines connect directly to my isp-supplied broadband router. I want to make sure my machines are behaving correctly so I wish to test this by sniffing the traffic of ...
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How do I check if I have packet socket support enabled in my distro's kernel?

How do I check that packet socket support has been compiled into my kernel? I'm running Crunchbang, a Debian-based distribution.
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How to make my debian to work as http/html proxy?

I use debian on faculty server via putty having its public Ip adress. I have sudo. I wonder how to make it work as Http/html proxy for access to "web of science" from my home windows browser. I wonder ...
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Need telnet to connect to phone system, but not full client mode

My telephone system (fritzbox 7170) outputs log data on telnet and some form of script is needed to start it from crontab, capture all data and write anything that comes in to a log file without ...
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Lightweight Debian based distro?

Can anyone recommend an lightweight debian based distribution working on an PC with 800 MHZ CPU and 64 MB RAM? Also, would some old games like Worms Armageddon or Diablo 2 work on the lightweight ...
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Seagate external drive freeze problem [closed]

I've recently bought a Seagate STBU1000200 1TB external usb hard drive. The first thing I did was to delete the NTFS partition and create an ext4 one with Gparted. Ever since, I'm facing strange ...
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rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred

I'm trying to move my emails Maildir from an old centos server to a new debian server. rsync -avz /home/me/Maildir ssh root@ipaddress:/var/vmail/me/Maildir I tried to copy an 8gb account, didn't ...
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Linux not finding Serial Ports

I have debian6.0 installed on my machine. It has four comports of which 2 cannot be found. From looking that the systems bios I can see that the ports address are: PORT ADDRESS IRQ 1 ...
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How to create a customized distribution based on Debian?

I need to create a network with a small group of users. I thought about using Debian distro within computers. To automate it, I searched for automatic installation and customization tools for Linux ...
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Why does my 3G key blocks my eth0 interface and how to solve this?

I have a linux PC (Debian Squeeze) which is located into a room in another town (I cannot physically access to this PC from where I am) This PC is linked to internet using an internet box. I can ...
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Turning off subpixel antialiasing in Gnome 3 on Debian

I'm trying out the secondary monitor with portrait layout, and I want to disable subpixel font antialiasing. I have both turned it off to "Grayscale" in gnome-tweak-tool and created a symlink to ...
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Can I disable unattended Debian package updates?

Does debian have some sort of automated package update process? Im using it on a set of fanless PCs and noted that one had become v slow recently. On inspection the network LED showed lots of ...
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USB copy hangs for a while when reach the 100%

When I copy files of a considerable size (for example right now one of 689MB) to a USB stick, the copy hangs at 100% for 5 min or more. I have tried both Nautilus and rsync --progress. With the ...
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How do I install Adobe Flash on Debian Wheezy?

I have tried following http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer but on the very first command: sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree I get: oshirowanen@debian:~$ sudo aptitude install ...
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how to install older version of subversion in Linux Mint

With Linux Mint, when I install subversion the .svn metadata folders are not compatible with 1.6.18 of Eclipse subversion plugin (subclipse). I assume the plugin can only process 1.6 compliant ...
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Debian - Apache 2.2 & mod_php - memory usage

I have a memory problem with my servers (Debian 6.0) where is installed Apache httpd 2.2, mod_php and APC. Actually it seems that httpd allocate all available memory (4GB) when is waiting too much ...
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Setting the minimum pointer speed with no usable GNOME GUI

I use Debian Squeeze x86-64 (Kernel 3.2) with gdm3 and GNOME on a 2010 MacBook Pro. Recently, as I tried changing the pointer configuration, I accidentally set the minimum speed of the pointer to 0 ...
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Can I move an existing Debian installation to a RAID5?

I put myself a small NAS together, to experiment a bit with raid. I have a working RAID 5 array using mdadm under Debian 6 ("squeeze"). I installed GRUB and Debian to an USB stick, since I was not ...
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See latest added data in MySQL DB, Debian

Is there any way I - via any commmand - can see which data have last been added to a MySQL DB and when that data was added? Dist: Debian 7.0 (wheezy)
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Upgrade a single package from a target release

In Debian Squeeze I have installed a packageX from debian-backports. Q1: When I apt-get dist-upgrade or aptitude full-upgrade, what release is checked for updates for packageX? debian-backports or ...
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“Home Directory / Not Ours” on boot

I get the line Home Directory / Not Ours repeated about 30 times when i boot Debian. This has recently started happening since i did an update where everything was stuffed up. eg. Gnome and gdm3 ...
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How can I see which package manager is running?

I'm on Debian 6.0.5 (squeeze) and every now and then I see the following icon in the notifications area of the GNOME2 pannel: but black instead of red. It reads A package manager is working. Usually ...
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two instances of privoxy not working

SOLVED Always check for those pesky capital letters! In the privoxytor config file I had typed that the location of the config file as privoxyTor with a capital 'T' -why privoxy needs this I have ...
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Mysql server remove/install problem - horribily broken

I'm having the same issue as Ken did on this post. And I did pretty much what Ken did except to different packages. Now, I'm stuck with unclean hooks. I've detailed my problem here and the attempts ...
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USB Drive Software Disk Mirroring - Is this the right approach?

I have a 1TB NTFS USB Data Drive (no boot, etc...) that I would like to keep a mirror of as a backup in case of hardware failure. It is always connected to my raspberry pi running the raspbian ...
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Unable to login to my server using ssh

Yesterday I was migrating to my new server, needed to use rsync, I created a RSA key, so that rsync could connect, I saw an error that says add to trusted key in location x I didn't have that location ...
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Cups configuration does not consider my new PPD driver (Debian Wheezy)

My Brother HL-4040CN is very unpredictible when trying to print images or PDFs. Searching around, I found an accurate driver description file at openprinting.org: ...
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How to run a command after apt-get upgrade

Recently I came across the nice checkrestart tool, that checks if running processes use an outdated version of a recently updated library and would need a restart to load them with the updated lib. At ...
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When is it safe to disconnect my external HDD?

In Windows, there's an option to "safely remove hardware". Ignoring the fact that it almost always fails, and that most of the time I simply have to plug the device out, I get the initiative behind ...
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Problem starting a service running Debian [closed]

I want to run a UPNP renderer as a service on a Raspberry Pi using Raspian, a Debian based distro. Actually, everything runs fine but one thing : I can't manage to start the service at boot time at ...
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How to make a printer which is recognized but not working print

I'm running a Debian 6.0. I connected an HP 1000 J110 to my server which I access via SSH. Listing the USB ports it recognized it. Also I Pasted the PPD on the /etc/cups/ppd/ folder. Is the PPD my PC ...
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Force Debian kernel version

I need Debian with kernel 2.6.34.8 Is there any way to force Debian with it? I don't want to install and then compile version I need.
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Use eth interface to connect to a router and wlan for the internet

I am currently trying to configure a router to which I connect to (to its web interface) using an Ethernet cable through the eth0 interface. That router doesn't have access to the internet. Now, I ...
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How to create a debian 3.x kernel rootfs on a 2.x host

I'm trying to build a rootfs for an embedded A10 board. This will be matched up against 3.0.62+ modules and a corresponding vmlinux image. I've been trying for a few days to get a rootfs set up for ...
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Difference betwen grep pattern ^$ and ^

I understand that grep matches all the blank lines for the pattern ^$. But what does just ^ means. When I gave grep '^' filename. It matched all the lines. Also grep '' filename matched all the lines ...
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Start different applications on second, third and fourth monitor

I've read some questions about running an application on the second monitor but none of the suggested options has worked for me. Besides that, I'm trying to run different applications no only in the ...
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Apt-cache search only specified source

I use backtrack and I have a Packages.gz file with some packages on my hard drive. I want to use "apt-cache search" to search only the folder which contain Packages.gz. Is this possible?
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Debian Squeeze on HP Pavilion d7 with Sandy Bridge and ATI 6740 - display problems

After a fresh install of Debian Squeeze 6.0.7 on an HP Pavilion d7 laptop - the option to install the laptop packages was checked on the installer - the monitor was not recognized on ...
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How to recover grub after Windows installation

Usually when we install Windows after installing GNU/Linux, we usually lose the Grub. Which is the best way to recover grub when we lost grub or what are the possible different ways.
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conffiles syntax

I'm trying to find what is the syntax of conffiles. I'm creating several packages using a single rules file and if I put the configuration files into conffiles I get an error when building the ...
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What to do with an executable file that simply doesn't execute?

I downloaded the Linux executable for Unetbootin 494, and now I'm trying to run it. As root, I made it executable and attempted to execute it: chmod +x unetbootin-linux-494 ./unetbootin-linux-494 ...
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apt-proxy replacement/alternative on Debian

I missed that apt-proxy is not available anymore. What are my alternatives? Google didn't give me anything useful expect years old stuff.
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Making a IRQ SMP Affinity change permanent

I have to change the smp_affinity of a interrupt permanently. The following code needs to be executed when the server reboots: echo "1" > /proc/irq/152/smp_affinity_list echo "2" > ...