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Split screen just like Windows or Unity do

I'm looking in Debian wheezy for a way to split screen in two windows just like you can do in Ubuntu or Windows7/8. I mean I'm used to select a window and push windowskey+left and select another one ...
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Occasional screen blackouts on Debian 7

I installed Debian 7 on an Asus Eee PC 2101HA. Sometimes the screen goes black for 1 second. My VGA card is VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics ...
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How do I get GNOME 3 to work in Debian Wheezy under VMware?

I just installed Debian 7.4 in a VMware machine. On first boot, it gave me the following error: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback ...
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How do I upgrade the Debian Wheezy kernel offline?

I using Debian (Wheezy) with the 3.2.0-4 amd64 kernel version and want to upgrade my kernel to newest version, like 3.13.3 stable, but I have no internet connection to my Debian OS. I have installed ...
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How to setup ATI/Intel dual graphics-card driver in Debian

I have searched it from the Internet, but there is only a solution for Ubuntu. Visit: http://xpressrazor.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/how-to-setup-amdintel-hybrid-graphics-cards-in-linux-ubuntu/ I ...
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How to deal with a problematic 3G dongle

I have an old 3G USB modem and I wonder if it's dying because it's very unreliable. Connecting it gives the following (/var/log/syslog): Feb 18 22:39:56 thome kernel: [ 5310.999854] usb 1-2: new ...
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Some software runs only by root terminal

I'm facing this odd situation here, programs such as gparted, furiusisomount and Rstudio never run by clicking on their icons in the applications menu or by running them with terminal as a normal ...
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Auto de-crypt all LUKS partitions in Debian

I use Debian Wheezy and have all partitions encrypted using LUKS, except /boot. I want to decrypt the partitions automatically without having to type the password in each of the 7 encrypted partitions ...
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How to automatically generate .desktop file?

There's a .deb software that doesn't have a .desktop file, I created that file. I want to create another package for that software, when the user installs it, I want the .desktop file to be generated ...
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What this page means for the Debian's package version

I am trying to figure out what these web page means for the version. I know that the epoch is the number previous the double dot. But I can't figure out what this all means ? I found this here
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What are the equivalent architecture of alphanumeric numbers in Debian?

On the Debian website, I found a list of the releases of Debian associate with alphanumerical architectures. Do you know to what those architectures numbers and letters stand for?   
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Debian init.d with a working C++ daemon, unexpected results

I am fairly new to programming for Linux, and init.d scripts, and I have a problem with my init.d script adapted from an example I found via a lot of google searching. Instead of getting a status, ...
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Verify that partition is encrypted

I just installed Debian and as far as I can remember I encrypted my home-partition using LVM. During the boot process I haven't been asked to enter the password. Is there any way to check whether ...
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IPTables “iptables table `filter': Table does not exist (do you need to insmod?)”

I'm trying to get iptables working for my embedded Debian system, kernel version 2.6.35.3-571-gcca29a0. I've tried to enable iptables support in the kernel by selecting these options (this is a diff ...
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what starts runsv on a Debian system using init and how?

A bit of background: I installed git-daemon-run on a Debian system, and now git-daemon starts at boot automatically, even though there is no init script for it in /etc/init.d. I did some digging and ...
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How to find out in which order /etc/init.d scripts are load on Debian?

I want to run one sysvinit script before another and figured out how to do that. To make sure, this actually happens in the the order I like, I would like to see a list, in which order that happens. ...
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How to install Debian on Acer Chromebook C720?

I did manage to find a set of scripts to install Ubuntu 13.10 onto a Chromebook (see link). However, every hour or so, I get a "System program problem detected" error. This is obviously not very ...
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dovecot. Can't allocate memory, but free -m show available memory

I trying to send mail with PHP (engine - Drupal). But it can't send mail and write message about it in to log (nothing more that adressed). Part of /var/log/mail.err : Feb 14 19:55:30 hivede13-3220 ...
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Verifying Debian/Ubuntu packages integrity when booting from a read-only DVD?

Is there an easy way to boot a Debian-based Linux system from a read-only medium (say a Live Linux read-only DVD) and then use Debian's .deb checksums / signatures (?) to verify that the files ...
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Difficulty with EncFS on Debian

I created 2 test folders: mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/encrypted mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/decrypted oshiro@debian:~/Desktop$ ls -l total 8 drwxr-xr-x 2 oshiro oshiro 4096 Feb 15 20:34 decrypted ...
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How to overwrite a non-Debian package?

Background I am trying to install Google Drive, so I am installing Grive. I previously tried to install SyncDrive, which isn't supported any longer. Now, I am having some conflicts between the two ...
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Debian wheezy - display- fresh copy (installed twice)

I'm totally new to Linux. I installed a fresh copy of Debian wheezy and everything installed fine. After first boot my screen is not set to proper resolution. I tried all the tech tips in Google which ...
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Why does Debian hang after DHCP?

This is my /etc/networking/interfaces file: auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp iface eth0 inet6 auto And here is a picture of where it is hanging:      Source: ...
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How to properly disable Gnome 3 shell in Debian?

I just did a Debian install on an old laptop, and I don't need Gnome shell on it. I did it with apt-get remove gnome-shell, and it worked after I restarted. However, later I did apt-get autoremove, ...
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Is there a shutdown/restart command for x11VNC? - Linux (Debian)

I am running Linux (Debian). I recently installed the x11VNC server on my computer. I found the command to start the server is: x11vnc -display :0 I have been searching but did not find any ...
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WD Advanced Format confusion

One of my Hitachi DeskStar 7K160 hard disks died today and the other one is not safe (has bad sectors) so I've ordered a new 1 TB WD Blue WD10EZEX. Apparently nowadays new hard disks come with this ...
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Unable to see Fedora 20, when triple booting it with Debian 7, and openSuSe 13.1

I just don't understand why I cannot see my Fedora 20 having it planned to triple boot it with Debian 7 and openSuSe 13.1. Initially I partitioned my system to: /dev/sda1 for openSuSe 13.1 /dev/sda2 ...
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Debian Wheezy update-grub: command not found

I'm trying to change my grub boot order, so I've changed /etc/default/grub, but I don't seem to have the update-grub command. I'm not sure if I'm using grub or grub2 because everything just says ...
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Slow DNS resolve from curl/lynx etc

I have a strange issue with DNS resolving: Root of the problem is that I get curl errors: "Error executing HTTP request: name lookup timed out". Tried to ping some sites, all resolved fine (and fast). ...
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Target filesystem doesn't have requested /lib/systemd/systemd

I have been using systemd for about a month without any problems on my Debian Jessie. I installed it according to the Debian wiki. But all of a sudden today I got this error:     ...
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Dual Monitor with integrated and discrete GPU on Debian

I've got an Asrock Extreme 3 motherboard and a Nvidia 660ti GPU. I was trying to configure dual monitor on debian 7 connecting one monitor to the mb and the other to the GPU. This configuration works ...
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unable to remount filesystem back to read-only after package upgrade

On my Debian system, I have my / on separate partition and mounted read-only. Only /home/, /var/ and /tmp/ are writable. I have also created a Pre-Invoke and Post-Invoke apt hook, so that apt can ...
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Is there a place where we can have an exhaustive list of debian's package?

Do you know if there is a place where we can have an exhaustive list of debian's package ?
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Why is the Provides field in the local Debian package ignored (DepCompareOp)?

I'm running Debian sid and want to use TeX Live from CTAN. So I didn't install the Debian texlive-packages, but created a virtual local package with equivs. You can find the control file below: ...
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How to recover deleted directories “/home/pi” [duplicate]

I just deleted my /home/pi directory while I was trying to remove the directory under /home/pi which was /home/pi/nmap. So, is there anyway to recover /home/pi directory as I have other important ...
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Is the crunchbang openbox autostart script simply a bash script

Is the crunchbang openbox autostart script simply a bash script, thus concluding I can put anything bashy in there?? And when is the script executed (e.g. login after rc.local)? System: Crunchbang ...
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xe sr-create type=ext results in backend failure

I'm trying to create an ext based storage repository: xe sr-create content-type="local SR" \ host-uuid=c7030a1f-15e3-7e7d-2932-b30200a15917 type=ext \ device-config-device=/dev/sdb1 \ ...
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How to pull dependencies for package/testing from testing

Trying to install a newer version of libav-tools from testing to my otherwise debian-stable installation. I have testing in my sources.list and my preferences look like: Package: * Pin: release ...
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What do the different version elements specify in debian package name?

In Debian, I found many different packet versioning, do you know what they stand for? For example : bind9 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze11 What do 9.7.3, dfsg-1 and squeeze11 stand for?
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Can i run a program on Linux startup instead of a Desktop Manager like Gnome, KDE, etc.? [duplicate]

I have a rasberry pi running raspbian and i would like it to "boot" into my program instead of starting Lxde. So basically let's say i will write a OpenGL program that will go fullscreen and i would ...
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Make custom iso debian file

I tried to create a custom distribution based on debian, after reading debian document, I found preseed file that can generate debian with preconfigured parameters. But this is not enough for me, ...
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How to specify a custom include directory in Debian?

I am trying to compile my program on a Debian system via ssh and without root privileges. PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="7" VERSION="7 (wheezy)" I ...
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apt-file vs apt-cache

I've known about apt-cache for quite some time, but only yesterday stumbled on apt-file. My question is, given this kind of output from the two... ttsiod@avalon ~ $ apt-cache search setxkb ...
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Update MOTD at ssh login on Debian

What's the most clean way to display a different quote from a file (line-seperated) as MOTD on every SSH login on Debian? In other words, how can I trigger a MOTD update on SSH login?
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Where to find default bindings for special keys

My keyboard has special keys, like for sound muting or launching the web browser. With my stock Xfce 4.10 installation on Debian testing (Jessie) these keys are automatically mapped, so I didn't ...
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Apache Server on different disk partitions

I have an Apache server installed with Debian. Later, I partitioned my hard drive and installed Ubuntu on the new partition. Afterwards, I realized I could not access my Apache server while booted ...
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Debian Stable with one install ever

Please this is not duplicate in this entire universe . After a lot research on distros I got more confused. I was happily living with my lubuntu and apt-get for years. Then I came across a system ...
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Why does Debian include “cdrom” in sources.list?

Here's my sources.list # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20130$ # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20130$ deb ...
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Weird behavior after upgrade

I upgraded my old computer and weird things have started happening. I successfully installed Debian and everything seemed to be fine but in a few days I noticed that after ~10 hours of work the ...
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In Debian 7, which user does bind9 use to start the daemon?

I have a Debian 7 and a default installation of bind9, I manually changed permission of /etc/bind/named.conf to 000 and remove -u bind flag from /etc/default/bind9 just to see what happens. As far as ...