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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 "grub"...
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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 \ shared=...
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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 a=...
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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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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 x11-xkb-...
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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 http://...
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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 ...
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Listing Debian packages which are not fully installed

This is with reference to sudo: apt-get: command not found. On Debian, SSH. This user managed to break his system by installing some packages from wheezy on a squeeze system - not sure why or how. In ...
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Problem with configure - cannot find -lgcc_s

I want install Argos 0.5 to Debian 3.12.6-2 (2013-12-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux. I had to install gcc 3.4 because Argos call for it. Now I have gcc 3.4 and gcc 4.8.2-2 too. Problem is that ./configure ...
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Unable to start GNOME after hibernation

I'm using Debian 6 (Squeeze) and I happened to hibernate my laptop today. After hibernation everything was very slow (a lot of disk accesses... most likely page faults, I guess) but this is a usual ...
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Optirun command stops working on Optimus system after some time

I need to run CUDA enabled applications, but (because of other things) I'd rather use Optimus technology rather than running on Nvidia card only. Note that for CUDA I need to use proprietary binary ...
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Debian Squeeze not detecting any hardware after Gnome 3.8 upgrade

So, somehow I accidentally upgraded to Gnome 3.8 (Don't ask me how, I have no idea). And after a reboot, none of my peripheral devices or interfaces are working. The built in mouse and keyboard do ...
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Where does MySQL store its databases on Debian?

Our system crashed and we're trying to recover our data. The disc is fine, but the OS is gone, so I'm trying to get at the actual MySQL database files. Does anybody know where to look for them in a ...
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control keyboard input on GUI over SSH

i am searching for a solution how to echo a keydown over SSH to a running GUI (based on debian). like VNC or Teamviewer but only command line based.
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How to install libc6 from unstable repository on Debian?

This is my server: Linux nn15.project.org 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux 7.1 (wheezy) Release: 7.1 I have sudo permissions. How can I install libc6 from ...
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How to Find and reload specific driver from kernel?

I am using Crunchbang 64 bit O.S. with a ASUS N150 wireless adapter. Everytime I close my laptop and it enters sleep mode, when I "wake it up" I am unable to connect back using the wireless adapter, I ...
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Alert notification for unauthorized users

Hi I'm using a Phidgets SBC (Single Board Computer ) connected to my PC. So I would like to create an Alert Notification so that whoever enters the Phidgets SBC, triggers an alert notification to the ...
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How to fix boot failure after update

I did a apt-get update on Debian. After reboot the system lost its mount point and failed to boot. How could be accomplished to fix the boot failure?
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Why can't my Debian received much wifi-signal

My wireless connection is always broken, and it can't receive good signal. I am not sure if the wireless driver caused it. Is my wireless driver too old? Or there are some other reasons? My mobile can ...
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How to add Debian Universe in etc/apt/sources.list?

In /etc/apt/sources.list I added universe to deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free universe When I did aptitude update the log complained about: W: Failed to fetch http://...
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My /var/www directory is full

I am using Debian 7 on VirutalBox as my virtual web server. Now, my /var/www directory is almost full. I added 27 GB of space to my VM as a new partition, formatted the partition with ext4 but my /...
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How to find out which package of libc6 I need?

I am running into following error: version GLIBC_2.14 not found version GLIBC_2.15 not found when trying to install software I need. Therefore, I decided to upgrade libc6 on my debian (Linux ...
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How to copy a debootstrap (chroot) directory to another computer?

I created an installation of Debian in a subdirectory using debootstrap on computer A. Now I would like to transfer this installation to computer B which has a local connection but no global internet ...
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Limit CPU/RAM usage per user? [duplicate]

I'm running game server applications on dedicated server that I have, but I want to be able to limit the CPU/RAM/etc usage on a per-user basis to make sure one of the servers doesn't eat up more ...
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How to search for Debian packages by tags?

At Debian's Packages page, one can search amongst the software available on Debian. In the package descriptions, they are categorized by tags, described here. For instance, the package [xterm][3] has ...
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Debian 7 - Kernel Panic after libc6 update

I installed and configured Debian 7.2 Wheezy AMD64 few days ago, I spent days configuring everything out and installing useful apps etc, so finally I tried to install Wine. And what happened? ...
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What are the numbers after the version in the output of apt-cache policy?

This is the output of apt-cache policy firefox firefox: Installed: 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde Candidate: 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde Version table: *** 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde 0 500 http://packages....
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Debian package created by checkinstall overwrites a config file in /etc/default

I'm using checkinstall (1.6.2) to create a Debian package from compiled binaries. "make install" copies two files as follows: install -m 0755 gmediarenderer /etc/init.d install -m 0644 -T ...
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How can I install more recent versions of software than what Debian provides?

Suppose I want a more recent version of software than is available for my current version of an operating system, what can I do? Cases to consider: There are semiofficial/official sources of ...
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Flag a package as being configured on Debian even if it's not

For various reasons, I have a package on my Debian system which cannot configure itself properly. I know why and I don't want to correct the problem right now. However, I want to avoid apt trying to ...
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How can I have a Trash/Recycle Bin for my Samba shares?

I have a couple of Samba shares on my NAS running Debian Squeeze which I access through Windows 7. Deleting any of the files from Windows will completely delete the files from the NAS server. Is ...
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Using root account to give sudo priviledges for a wordpress install [duplicate]

I'm quite new to Linux but I need to install Wordpress on a Debian Wheezy machine. I have been reading tens of websites to prepare for this and they seem to say that Wordpress should NOT be installed ...
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What is the faster way to launch any GUI program from the terminal

What is the faster way to launch any GUI program from the terminal without waiting for its completion and stdout / stderr logging? Now I'm using "program_name >/dev/null 2>&1 & but it'...
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How can I paste something to the VIM from the clipboard

How can I paste something to the VIM from the clipboard? In Windows "*p works as expected but in Debian both "*p and "+p doesn't work with both clipboard=unnamed and clipboard=unnamedplus.