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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Adding multiple gateways for separate physical interfaces with various metrics/priorities

My system has 3 interfaces. These are eth0, eth1 and usb0. eth0 is linked to my router and is the line I want to be used by default. eth1 is un used. usb0 is a 3G phone that's tethered. My issue is ...
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IP address on Linux keeps forwarding to a different one

It's Debian 6.0 setup, I used to have the ip manually set to 192.168.7.50 but now I have a new server with that IP I want to just copy some stuff over through the network but now I can't seem to get ...
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Does Debian's dpkg store the time/date of package changes (.i.e. installation/purges)?

I know that dpkg and dpkg-query are good tools to find out about packages currently installed on a Debian system. Besides the information logged to the files /var/log/dpkg.log.* is there any other ...
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Stuck on installing grub to a usb stick (unknown filesystem/no such partition)

I just spend all day on trying to get my system to boot again, I'm getting a bit desperate...snif. The setup is as follows: a debian installed in a luks encrypted usb hard disk with lvm volumes for ...
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Swedish unicode characters in xdm / xlogin

I decided to localize my XDM login screen but I'm stuck with corrupted Swedish characters. I'm using Debian Wheezy with the following /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources Xcursor.theme: whiteglass ...
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Access VirtualBox Debian Apache Guest on Windows Host

I am running Oracle VirtualBox with Debian as guest OS on a Windows 7 host. I have installed Apache and specified the following two network adapters in VM: Bridge Host-only w/ the same IP set as ...
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Help configuring a custom log file for iptables

I'm trying to log dropped packages to a custom file instead of /var/log/messages. To achieve this, I have added these two lines at the end of my configuration file: -A INPUT -m limit --limit ...
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Skype install - debian amd64. libdbus issues

I have looked quite thoroughly for an answer to this question to no avail. I am trying to install Skype on Debian amd64 (with Xfce, which shouldn't make any difference...). After installing Skype ...
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How to see all commands executed by the current user, in all sessions/screen/byobu terminals?

If there is debian box, some users have access to the root account, some of those users open an ssh connection and start executing commands, some open screen or byobu or other similar tools to execute ...
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Setting up a shared folder with group: ACL and file creation [duplicate]

I'm very new to ACL, and at the moment I've been trying to set up a shared folder such that any user belonging to a certain group (lets call it "thegroup") can have full access to the folder (which ...
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How do I share an internet connection through USB?

I have two Linux boxes. One is running KNOPPIX and the other Ubuntu. I have only one wifi dongle between them, and only one of them has an Ethernet port. They both have free USB ports however. I ...
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How to create a custom debian liveCD (customize which packages are preinstalled)?

How would I do this? I have tried simple-cdd, but it did not work: $ build-simple-cdd FINISHED --2013-08-28 17:57:11-- Total wall clock time: 51s Downloaded: 54 files, 5.5M in 9.9s (568 KB/s) ...
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Unstable network on integrated Debian environment

Good afternoon, I recently installed Debian Wheezy (7.0) on a freescale board (SABRE MCIMX6Q / iMX6Q) and discovered some disturbing lags for all network communications. What I have tried so far was ...
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Monitor a process in Debian

I want to create a service that monitors the existence of a certain process. I wrote the following shell script: #!/bin/sh while : do w=`ps u -A | grep -P ".+Sl.+/usr/local/MySource/endpoint" -c` ...
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Mobile Broadband disconnects as soon as connected - Crunchbang

For months now my mobile broadband (GSM) stick has worked with Crunchbang. Yesterday it stopped. When I plug it in, it appears in the network manager and I can connect to it, but as soon as it is ...
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Difference between Debian 7.1 and Linux Mint 15 Debian

What is the main difference between Debian 7.1 and Linux Mint 15 Debian besides look and Desktop Environment. Basically with a special reference to security stability, and updates if you are going to ...
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Adding priority to the task permanently on Linux machine

How do I increase the priority for a task in Debian Linux system? After a little research I found that I can increase the priority to a task using nice command and if I want to increase the priority ...
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Mounting LVM2 volume gives me 'mount: you must specify the filesystem type'

I have a LVM2 Volume Group 'vgXEN' with a Logical Volume in it called 'test-disk'. This is the output of lvdisplay: --- Logical volume --- LV Path /dev/vgXEN/test-disk LV Name ...
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Idiomatic location for file based sockets on Debian systems

I am writing a daemon process for a Debian system in C that uses a Unix Domain Socket. If the deamon process's working directory is the root directory, is there an idiomatic directory to place the ...
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Add Chakra os benz to grub 1.99

I have Debian 7 with grub 1.99 in sda1 and Chakra OS without grub in sda2 I want to make a dual boot via grub 1,99, how?
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What is the effect of setting immutable bit on /boot partition [closed]

What is the effect of setting immutable bit on /boot partition with perspective of security. is it advisable to set the immutable bit (-i) to everything under /boot? Will it enhance or degrade the ...
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Random mac address at startup [closed]

I would like to get a random mac address everytime I turn on my linux machine (debian). Is this possible? If so, how?
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Arch CPU temperature much higher than on Debian [closed]

I switched to Arch Linux from Debian/Crunchbang and noticed much higher temperature. It's almost the same configuration: openbox, etc and Arch runs with 57-70 °C but Debian works with 43°C - 50°C I ...
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Exiting out of an infinite reboot loop in startup (rc.local)

I am creating a startup script (called from rc.local) in Debian Squeeze. The startup script checks for a variable value from a file, decrements the variable and writes it back to the file, then if the ...
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How to dual boot windows 8?

I just installed debian on my computer which has windows 8 from before (has 2 hds installed debian on the storage hd), however it booted straight into windows 8 without loading grub or anything. What ...
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Is running GUI apps on server a security issue?

To edit system files for example /etc/named/named.conf, I use: su - Password: gedit And then opens and edit above like files, instead of: nano /etc/named/named.conf or: vi ...
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Upgrading error

When I do apt-get update // apt-get upgrade i received this error whatever I do: root@debian:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Not able to run vnstat unless as root in debian 7

So, I need to run this command: vnstat -tr 2 But as a user I just created, not as root, as root it works fine, but as a regular user I get this: Error: Unable to get interface "eth0" statistics. ...
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linking problems when installing python module and dependencies as non-root

I want to install a certain (non-public, numerical) python module on a remote (Debian squeeze) system on which I do not have root (or sudo) privileges. As the python-dev package was not installed, I ...
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Uninstalling software packages, without removing the downloaded .deb in apt-cache?

Currently I am running Wheezy 32-bit, and recently I installed FreeSWITCH from the official repos. However, I realized that for the purpose I had in mind, I needed to rebuild FreeSWITCH myself, from ...
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Openbox isn't loading correctly

I'm on Crunchbang 11, 64 bit, it is a Debian Wheezy distro. This morning Openbox isn't loading correctly     All the programs and shortcuts are working correctly. Conky is loading ...
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Manual configuring network interfaces on Cubieboard

I have installed Cubian (It's Debian for the Cubieboard). After the system has started, the wired network works fine. I've read this and configured the network interface(I added only the wlan0 ...
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How to see password as we type it

In debian wheezy terminal i type su - It ask for password, which i type but it dont show anything as Password: I want to it to show at least some asterisks as the placeholder for the password ...
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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 fatal error: openssl/sha.h: No such file or directory

I'm trying to compile a program that, according to the documentation, requires the "OpenSSL library". I have OpenSSL installed, and it's still giving me the error openssl/sha.h: No such file or ...
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How to install gnome shell 3.6 in debian 7.1

I have installed Debian 7.1 and I realized it has installed gnome shell 3.4.2. How can I upgrade it to version 3.6?
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Upgrade debian from oldstable (squeeze) to unstable (sid) [duplicate]

I am trying to get debian sid. Firstly, I installed a clean squeeze on my hard drive. I replaced everything in my 'sources.list' with 'deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib ...
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Lxc giving error at the time of shutdown

I had installed lxc on my debian wheezy. Now during shutdown it give error /var/lib/lxc/*/status : no such file or directory. it show this line for 50-60 times then got shutdown. why am i getting this ...
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Would installing different versions of libssl cause problems?

I am trying to install testing version of Spotify on Debian. It's a testing version and they say it's for Debian Squeeze, my Crunchbang (64 bit) is based on Debian Wheezy, but I'm trying to install it ...
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customize and pack a debian image

Given a vanilla Debian I need to: pick a filesystem configure the software ( writing .conf files and edit shell scripts ) install/remove packages install/remove software compiled by me After that ...
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MailScanners: spamassassin vs spamd & clamav vs clamd [closed]

I'm trying to decide which method is better question for you today. I'm running a Debian+Sendmail(w/TSL+SASL)+MailScanner+SpamAssassin+Clam setup. I'm wondering which is a better way to execute my ...
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Explanation of the default Debian sources?

So I've looked online and haven't found a clear explanation of the default Debian source list. Specially, what do main, updates. proposed-updates and security mean in the context of ...
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Restarting Gnome 3 in Debian Wheezy?

What's the correct way to restart Gnome 3 (and Xorg) under Debian 7.0 Wheezy? I've seen older documentation on how to this, but it is outdated. The ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut no longer works by ...
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What's the difference between Debian Standard and Gnome?

I was wondering, is there any differences between Debian Standard and GNOME versions? Isn't Debian under GNOME by default?
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How to quickly create a local apt repository for random packages using a Debian based linux distribution?

Some situations call for manually installing a local package using dpkg -i <packagename>. Sometimes it may be further useful to leverage the functionality of apt with that package so the ...
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Package php5-json breaks firephp

Background Recently I upgraded php to version 5.5. Within this upgrade module for json was moved out from php5 package into a new package php5-json. So I installed it. Now the connection with ...
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Handbrake for wheezy?

Has anyone figured out how to install/backport a Debian Handbrake package on Debian wheezy? The only version of Handbrake currently in Debian is in experimental, and the dependencies are not available ...
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PHP + Exim4 on Debian - mail does not get delivered

I have a fresh Debian installation with LAMP. There is a PHP script that sends email messages to arbitrary addresses using the mail function, but it does not work - the messages don't get delivered. ...
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Will purging GNOME remove gedit? [closed]

If I remove the GNOME desktop environment from my Debian 7 installation, will that also remove additional applications like gedit or will they remain installed and usable?
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HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy because of expired ink cardriges

HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy is ink cardriges are marked as expired, this is a non-feature since cardriges should not degrade on time. How can I fix that? PS. I really ...