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How do I use new fdisk table without reboot (kpartx)?

When I run fdisk and change the size of a partition, fdisk says at the end of its output: The new table will be used at the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8) I'd like to do so ...
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adduser: Specify only one name in this mode

I'm trying to add a user with this command on my debian server: #!/bin/bash APPUSER="test1" APPGROUP="test2" # User adduser -c 'uwsgi user' --group $APPGROUP --system --no-create-home --disabled-...
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Disable login for useradd [duplicate]

I tried to disable login for a user account but got this error in debain: useradd: unrecognized option '--disabled-login' What is the equivalent of this command for useradd? Do I have to pick ...
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How Can I Reset Graphics Drivers and Restore Defaults?

I tried to install AMD graphics without reading. My CrunchBang crashed and now every time I try to login, my keyboard inputs don't go into the login screen. I can reset X with Ctrl+PrtScn+K and it ...
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How to create a directory which will have access to the user who is installing a package?

I am packaging one of my projects on Debian. The project expects a directory to be created at XDG_DATA_HOME or ~/.local/share/ where the data files will be kept. Now I am trying to create and feed the ...
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Scanning a file by multiply antiviruses

I start needing to scan for viruses all files uploaded to my website. I've implemented a pretty simple prototype which I tested locally and it seemed work well. However, I need to make it more complex ...
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What are the different CD's & DVD's for?

I'm planning to install Debian on my home server. It will be running some services like Teamspeak 3, gaming servers, Samba, etc... No business services like DHCP, DNS, ... needed. So as this is my ...
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Poppler.h fatal error while installing Slider from git on Tanglu (Debian)

People! Trying to install little PDF presentation soft (https://github.com/TrilbyWhite/Slider). When trying to do "make" I get this: slider.h:9:21: fatal error: poppler.h: No such file or ...
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Installing mpd 0.17 or 0.16 on debian squeeze

How could I install mpd 0.17 or even 0.16 on debian squeeze? It's been suggested to me that I should use backports, but I did not quite understand what I should do in case of unmet dependencies. For ...
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Can't edit sources.list as root

I cannot edit/move/delete the sources.list file, despite being root. When I do ls -la /etc/apt it reports this: root@nibelung:~# ls -la /etc/apt/ total 356 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Feb 28 21:...
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How to compile a Debian package from source?

Newbie Ubuntu user here... I use a tool called YUMI to create a USB boot device. Its Debian package and its source can be downloaded from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/. I ...
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How to close all apps before X-server goes down?

I'm using debian testing OS and openbox WM. Moreover, I start X-server via the .xinitrc file, which has the following content: xrdb /home/morfik/.Xresources exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --sh-...
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debian: remove all packages installed on a specific day

I have to remove all packages installed on a specific day. My solution is to look up the file /var/log/dpkg.log, find out the entry with the right date, extract the names of the packages and remove ...
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Prey anti-theft configuration on Debian

I would like to protect my laptop from thieves. I would configure Prey, but I can't find any tutorial for Debian/Ubuntu users. I tried to go to the control panel on the project, but whenever I try to ...
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Debian listing packages that are recommended by already installed packages

As the tittle suggests: I'm looking for a way to list every package that is recommended by one of the packages that are already installed on my system. Kinda similarly to how apt displays recommended ...
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File monitoring to pre-empt hacker

We have a hacker occasionally attempting to hack a site, and so far unsuccessful, but I would like a way to determine if the site has been compromised (i.e., files edited). The type of attacks are LFI ...
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How can I run reboot as a normal user without needing to enter a password? [duplicate]

My goal is to use reboot as myusername without entering a password. How can I achieve this? I have read Allowing a user to use sudo without a password and followed the suggestions but it still doesn'...
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Debian Squeeze RAID 5 Install?

I have a box with four Hard Drives on it. I am going to install Debian Squeeze (I know it's old... I have to) on it. I want to be able to treat the the four Hard Drives as a single Harddrive. Durringt ...
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Broken libglib on debian 6

So, some time ago I wanted to update mpd from 1.5 to 1.6 which required a newer version of libglib( >= 2.31.8) on amd64, so I compiled them from source as I was on debian oldstable and couldn't find ...
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How to get back from “testing” to “stable” - Kernel downgrade

currently I am having lot's of fun with apt-get - and the bad thing is, it was my own fault. I had enabled the testing packages in /etc/apt/sources.list to install a certain package. And I told my ...
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Unable to extend desktop with USB display adapter and libdlo

Anyone familiar with using libdlo for DisplayLink's USB display adapters? I've followed the instruction steps from README file of libdlo Install a compatible libusb version (0.13) $ ./configure ...
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High RX packet error count with modem - how to analyze?

I'm testing a CDMA modem on my Debian embedded Linux system. I'm doing some wgets of large files and am seeing the connection drop now and then. Looking at the ifconfig output for the PPP interface ...
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Does the order of options in the /etc/network/interface option matter

I'm trying to determine if the order of the options matter I'm using a script (represents an external remote interface) that is updating the /etc/network/interfaces file. The script can set the IP ...
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Install specific 32 bit package on 64 bit debian squeeze(6.0)

I have an amd64 installation of Debian 6.0 (Squeeze), where I need to install a 32 bit version of the libpcap0.8. I have done an apt-get install ia32-libs which gets me a 32 bit libc and a few other ...
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Why is Debian Wheezy not displaying desktop icons?

After freshly installing Debian with Gnome 3, I cannot enable desktop icons. I tried to use dconf-editor, but all values were locked. I tried sudo dconf-editor: The option was changeable but had no ...
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How to update application on Debian?

When I run a@debianVM:~$ wine --version I get: wine-1.4.1 And the website says: Latest stable release: Wine 1.6.2 How to update?
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Backup of local folder to multiple removable disks

I have a server running Debian 7.3, with two RAID1 disks as system/data disks. I also have a removable SATA bay, where I have a backup disk. I have a few different backup disks, so I can swap disk ...
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What's the easiest way of installing JRE on Debian?

What is the easiest way of installing JRE on my Debian OS (Linux)?
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Alternate keyboard inputs: dwm on Debian

Currently my laptop's keyboard has some broken keys (z, x, c). When using my Windows partition I know I can just use Alt-codes to enter the keys or use alternate hotkeys for the respective keys (Alt- ...
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MySQL server won't install to a new os (Debian, Ubuntu)

Today I wanted to install (on a new VPS with new OS) a MySQL server. I used this command: apt-get install mysql-server mysql-common mysql-client-5.5 I tried with Debian 7 (x64 and x86) and Ubuntu ...
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Virtualbox complains that I don't have headers

I've installed Virtualbox (on Debian testing amd64)according to the wiki. But I get this error: $ virtualbox WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist. Please install the ...
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Debian 6 NDISwrapper doesn't install correctly

I'm using Debian 6. I've been trying to set up the Netgear N300 WiFi (model number WNA3100) adapter but haven't been successful. The Ndiswrapper was installed from .deb packages which I downloaded on ...
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How to re-install syslinux on a re-formatted (fat32 to fat16) partition

I wrote an .img file containing a custom debian distro to a USB stick via win32diskimager program. The stick doesn't boot on my older motherboard, returning: SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI ...
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Why does the Debian installation manual suggest to do “sync” after raw copy of image file to USB key?

According to the Debian installation manual, section 4.3, the hybrid installation ISO image can be easily copied on a USB key this way: # cp debian.iso /dev/sdX # sync But according to my previous ...
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USB keyboard doesn't work with Debian installer

I have a wired USB keyboard. I've written the latest netinstall Wheezy image on my USB pendrive (using dd). It boots but the installer doesn't recognize the keyboard! (The same pendrive works on my ...
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Online administration tool

do you know any solutions like webmin for my ubuntu/debian box? I want to control some of my machines over network via HTTP. Is there any solution that will provide me with a dashboard? Even better if ...
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D-Link usb dongle detection problem [ Debian Wheezy ]

according to this topic,I was upgrade kernel from 3.2 to 3.12 (using .deb backport),But at installation process I get some error message like this : # dpkg -Ri kernel3.12 Selecting previously ...
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How to de-select packages of a certain architecture in aptitude

I'm upgrading some Debian machines from i386 arch to amd64. The process is fairly straitforward: Boot a amd64 kernel For libraries which are multiarch-capable, install their amd64 companion ...
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Why doesn't NTP increase polling interval when using a GPS/PPS receiver and internet servers?

I have a Debian system that is used as an NTP server. It queries several servers on the internet and also has a GPS receiver with PPS output for precision timekeeping. If I don't use the GPS receiver,...
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Setting up Bind9 - lsb-base not in sources

I've been having real trouble installing Bind9 following this tutorial http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=39146 When I get to entering these commands: apt-get -y build-dep lsb-base ...
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Razor-Qt in Debian Wheezy?

I have Debian 7.3 Wheezy, KDE desktop and I want to install a light-weight desktop environment, based on Qt (like KDE, so I don't need to install too many dependencies). I've heard the buzz about ...
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How do I find where Apache keeps the log files?

I need to find where Apache is keeping the access and error logs for a site. I have root access to a server where dozens of sites are hosted. I'm trying to debug one of those sites. When I browse the ...
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Linux PPP : how to debug disconnects with exit code = 16?

I'm using pppd and wvdial on my ARM Linux embedded system. I have a CDMA modem connected via a serial port and am connecting to the Verizon network. I am seeing that several times per day pppd exits ...
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Debian/Ubuntu:How to compile a Linux kernel on one machine and use on other machines (same architecture)

Debian/Ubuntu: How to compile a Linux kernel on one machine and use on other machines (same architecture)? I know how to do it on the same machine. But to use a compiled kernel other machines, is ...
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How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless card working on Debian Jessie?

I have an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with a Ralink RT3290 wireless card running Debian Jessie with kernel 3.12.9-1. This distro looks as if the wireless drivers were included, and from another post ...
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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 ...