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Install the virtual box guest additions Debian wheezy

I am trying to install the virtual box guest additions and it mounts successfully on to Debian wheezy. When I open this mounted drive I see a message in nautilus in the top right saying "the ...
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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin [closed]

I'm running this as a debian wheezy inside a vm with NAT networking with a win7 host. When I try to install pidgin using sudo apt-get install pidgin I get following error Err http://security....
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Linux-image-3.2.0.4-amd64 vs linux-image-amd64 [duplicate]

Installing Debian I have to choose between the kernels linux-image-3.2.0.4-amd64 linux-image-amd64 What's the difference?
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What does adduser do that useradd doesn't?

In addition to the more widespread useradd, Debian based systems also contain an additional adduser command which provides a higher level interface for adding users and some related tasks. There are ...
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Best conventions for icons in Debian/Ubuntu

I've been looking for a while for the best conventions for icons, but I just find lots of inconsistent web pages. Maybe the conventions have changed and they need updating, or maybe I just haven't ...
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Keeping copies of the X log file on Debian

I recently tried to replace my Nvidia driver with the Nouveau driver for my Nvidia card, (see Switching from Nvidia proprietary driver to Nouveau driver for Nvidia card on Debian wheezy). ...
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How to download Debian package's source code?

I want to read source code of some package in Debian, how can i do that?
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Switching from Nvidia proprietary driver to Nouveau driver for Nvidia card on Debian wheezy

I am running Debian wheezy. I have the following Nvidia graphics card installed: GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS. I am currently using the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers. I have the following packages ...
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Lightdm does not start after using webkit greeter

I am using lightdm. And I compiled the lightdm-webkit-greeter from source. Here are my /etc/lightdmlightdm.conf settings: [LightDM] [SeatDefaults] xserver-allow-tcp=false greeter-session=lightdm-...
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Socks5 server on Debian

I would like to setup socks proxy on my Debian VPS. I try to use squid but its to hard for me. I saw a Dante software and think about it. I would like to setup dante to work with the web browser and ...
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Errors at startup on my Wheezy system

I noticed that I got some error when my Debian Wheezy was starting today, but then I couldn't find anywhere to look into it in more detail. There was nothing interesting in dmesg or syslog. Where can ...
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Debian7, date and time formats to Hungarian

how can I change (only) the date and time formats to Hungarian on a Debian7 (but the language I want to keep English)... I've tried to change like this: /etc/defaults/locale # File generated by ...
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Unable to generate ssh public key when installing Redmine

I am trying to set up a Redmine on my server, and I am following THIS setup guide. I have used this guide before on my VPS and it worked perfectly however on this server I get following error when I ...
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Execute script when hard-disk's standby state changes (i.e. it spins up/down)

How can I execute a shell script when the standby state of a hard-disk (as reported by hdparm -C /dev/sdx) changes? If possible, I would like to avoid polling hdparm for changes.
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Debian Wheezy Losing video link on boot

I bought a small Intel Atom machine (Intel atom D525) and I've installed Debian Wheezy on it. After I install (successfully) the OS (via USB) the machine boots and after a couple of seconds I lose ...
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Delay in playing(recording?) real time raw audio. [OpenWrt, Debian]

I'm developing OpenWrt device which sends audio data to network but I have issues in the early beginning. I'm trying to find which cause delay in playing (or maybe recording, but more probably ...
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Debian Desktop working inside virtual machine [closed]

I installed debian wheezy on a virtual box hard disk but I don't see any desktop icons and things like desktop shorcuts don't work. I have the latest updates. How do I fix this?
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Benchmark performance of NIC IC 82574L on Debian 7.0

I figured out my NIC is an IC 82574L 1Gbit/s through ethernet by running lshw -class network. Theoretically, this should allow me to transmit and receive packets at a rate of ~125MB/s (I don't need ...
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How to determine how many bytes / hr are being written to my SD card

I have a Debian embedded Linux system that uses an SD card as the RFS. What is a reliable way to determine how many bytes / hr are being written to the SD card?
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Two HDD installation [closed]

Is there any easy tutorial or guide how can I setup Debian (amd64 v. 7 + xface) on my server, but using this separation ? Separation: SSD (32GB) for system Normal HDD (1TB) for data like /var ...
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Installation of my custom debian iso failed

I followed this tutorial to create my custom debian CD with build-simple-cdd but I get always an error even I use the basic config. The ISO file is created (named debian-7.3-amd64-CD-1.iso) but when ...
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RAID5 Arrary disappeard with no HW or SW changes made

I have a R-Pi running XBMC (Linux CaribNAS 3.10.24 #2 PREEMPT Mon Dec 23 05:18:12 UTC 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux) with a 3 disk raid 5 array that has been working up till yesterday when is stopped running ...
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lockfile-progs utilities usage [duplicate]

There is another question that is related, but it is actually different, because I'm asking why the behavior of lockfile-create & lockfile-touch is different to the current contents of the manual ...
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apt-get install fails with error “Unable to locate package”

Background Hi there. I'm relatively new to linux so you'll have to excuse my noobie question. I'm trying to follow the instructions found here: http://repo.pouf.org/ to install kamailio on my ...
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dxdiag.dll out of date? (Debian Wheezy 64 bit)

I am currently trying to make South Park: Stick of Truth work on Debian Wheezy (64 bit). Currently, upon launching the game, the game locks whatever workspace I'm on and I have to use xkill to stop it ...
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Terminal data flows [duplicate]

When you press enter after entering information into the terminal, what path does the terminal take in order to determine what to do with the string? How can I inject a process at the front of that ...
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dkms versus module-assistant

module-assistant has been the de-facto method of compiling and building binary Debian packages containing kernel modules for a while now. More recently a comparable utility has appeared - dkms. If ...
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Bare-bones linux? [closed]

I am working on a homemade OS and I was originally going to write it myself in Assembly and Python, but I decided that doing this would just be easier, faster, and more Linux-y. I have the Python part ...
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Escaping dash in `dch` call

I'm using dch to modify the changelog for a debian package that is being built using some bash script. The messages for changelog are taken from some data source and are just passed to dch --append. ...
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Copy files without changing owner [duplicate]

How to copy all files from /var/www onto a flash disk without changing owners of folders in the /var/www folder? (Or how to insert the whole /var/www folder into an archive and put it onto a flash ...
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How to install Metasploit Community on a remote headless Debian box?

After attempting to get Metasploit to work nice with my desktop box (with limited success), I've decided to instead set it up on on separate box. However, it seems like the Metasploit community ...
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Strip specific option from a response in dhclient

I aim to prohibit dhclient from updating my NTP config with servers received via DHCP, as it is the default on Debian/Ubuntu. However, my DHCP server ignores the list of requested options (from the ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy, and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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debhelper and fun question about dh_make

I create an distro about 6 years ago, i recall i used dh_make command, i have a suggesstion for creating distro recently, When i use : root@debian:/home/mohsen# dpkg -L debhelper |egrep dh_make /usr/...
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Letting an OVZ container use the hosts ip

I have a server over at OVH and it has Proxmox installed on it. I've created a container but I want to host a server in there and I want it to use the host's external IP. How can I do this? I hope I ...
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“Unknown terminal type” error when trying to run emacsclient

(I’m using emacs23; on Debian 7; Xfce.) I want to try Gilles’s recommended solution for taking quick notes with Emacs. When trying to run emacsclient -a "" -e "(remember-other-frame)", I get the ...
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Ripping DVD in Debian Wheezy

I need to rip a DVD, to watch it later on a tablet or laptop. How can I do it? I would like to use a tool from the standard repositories. So far I tried only k3b, but it crashed.
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Trying to delete crypto partitions from debian graphical installer

I'm setting up manual partitions (I made 2 crypto ones) on debian wheezy using the graphical installer, but I didn't leave enought space for the boot one. So I am trying to delete them but am not able ...
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Debian partial Mirror - “debpartial-mirror” specific mirroring

I am using Debian 7.3 with debpartial-mirror in order to create and maintain an offline mirror. Since I need only the basic packages (packages needed for installation via PXEboot and maybe the most ...
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Can't find rbenv after installation

I've been trying to install rbenv on my fresh Debian 7.4 install, per the instructions here. I follow all the steps on the guide, and they all work fine: I can use rbenv to install Rubies and gems ...
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How to strip unused architectures, drivers, etc from headers when building a custom linux kernel?

I am building custom linux kernel packages in a Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 environment usingapt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r)the debian way make-kpkg clean;fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=...
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Setting up linux with enought swap space to hibernate

Using Debian wheezy graphical install I want to ensure I have enough swap space to hibernate, what are the simplest steps to achieve this?
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Installing extra packages of Debian Wheezy from terminal (after a net install) [duplicate]

I've installed the small image of Debian Wheezy from here but had to skip the mirror install of the extra packages. Now that I have the command line how do I get the rest of the stuff? When I tried ...
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Building a Debian-based Linux Distro Online

susestudio provides an online tool for building one's own Redhat-based Opensuse linux distro. However, I am more of a Debian-based guy. I was wondering of there is a similar website that let's us ...
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Debian jessie Logitech G35 microphone not working

I'm on Debian jessie with KDE. I have a Logitech G35 headset and even managed to enable surround sound. Now I noticed that the microphone isn't muted. I'm pretty sure that it is not muted and set as ...
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Source code of the screens of debian-installer

Where do I can find the source code of the screens of the installation process of Debian? I've tried: apt-get source debian-installer But in this package I do not see the source code. To be more ...
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How to configure Nautilus 3 toolbar in Debian Wheezy?

I'm using Debian Wheeze and I would like to configure the default Nautilus 3.4.2 toolbar. Basically, I would like to add some buttons such as the Open parent button which can be accomplished with the ...
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Rescue /usr/bin on Debian Wheezy?

I accidentally deleted the /usr/bin directory. Using a bootable usb, is it possible to rescue my machine?
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Why do some Debian packages have a “+deb7u2” suffix?

I figured the "7u2" part stood for "Debian 7.2" (aka "wheezy"). But I'm wondering if anybody knows the official answer as to why some packages have it and others do not. Example: http://metadata.ftp-...
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Setting up a cron for every 30 hours in Debian

*/30 */30 * * * python /root/get_top.py I'm trying to run a script every 30 hours and 30 minutes. Is the syntax above proper for that? I've had multiple people tell me that */30 is not a valid ...