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Blank Screen after login. Although virtual console works. Please help [closed]

A very frustrating thing happened today. To give you a little background, I had been running Dropbox and a few other programs prior on my CrunchBang box (Debian based). It seems that some of the ...
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NetworkManager failing to authenticate to WPA-EAP using TTLS and PAP in LMDE

I'm running Linux Mint Debian Edition with Update Pack 7. I'm trying to connect to a WPA enterprise network using TTLS and PAP, with no luck. The problem seems to be in authentication. Visually, ...
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Configuring bridge network in kvm (debian wheezy 7.2)

I am desperately trying to run untangle 10 as a guest in kvm. My host system is debian 7.2 My problem is that I am unable to configure bridges/(virtual)NICS which are successfully identified by ...
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apt-get update won't update - undo /apt-add-repository

When I run apt-get update, this happens: Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release Hit http://security.debian.org ...
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deleted user is still an option in gnome login in Debian 6

I'm running Debian 6.0.8. I misnamed the original username I wanted, so I made a new user with the proper username. On the gnome log on screen, I see two users of the same name (the login screen ...
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Is it safe to Install Debian, and possible to go back?

I already use bosslinux and want to try Debian (by installing Debian) would I be able to delete it completely afterwards?
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Bring Debian to second Position in the GRUB Menu at startup [duplicate]

So, I currently have BOSS Linux and I am going to install debian (currently installing right now) And I want my older OS (BOSS linux), on the first position and the debian, (freshly installed) to be ...
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Bring Debian to second Position in the GRUB Menu at startup

So, I currently have BOSS Linux and I am going to install Debian (currently installing right now) And I want my older OS (BOSS linux), on the first position and the debian, (freshly installed) to be ...
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Problem installing Debian 7 64bit on UEFI laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532

I have installed Debian 7 64bit on my brand new laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532. As I understood lately this is UEFI-enabled laptop. At first installation attempt I've not created EFI boot partition, ...
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Debian's no more needed packages

I'm using Crunchbang Linux on my laptop. I noticed a strange behavior of the package manager: when installing a package from the official repo (libdirectfb-extra in my case) apt told me that a bunch ...
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Getting Sublime + xDebug to work on Debian

I have been trying to get sublime and xdebug to work on debian, but have had no luck. I can't seem to find any debian specific guides. I have tried using the ubuntu based guides, but they don't work ...
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How can I uninstall packages from the command line on Ubuntu?

I am wondering how one would uninstall software from the command line/terminal. What commands would I use?
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Using ip addr instead of ifconfig reports “RTNETLINK answers: File exists” on Debian

I have a Debian system working as a wireless router with eth0 and wlan0. Now I added an additional network manually on eth1 with ifconfig: alix:~# ifconfig eth1 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Make a bootable CD without ISO file but from a CD

I have a Windows XP CD which I want to install on a USB Drive. However my own CD drive is broken. I have a friend's laptop on which Windows 7 is installed (and no idea if it has a CDROM of not). ...
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Could not find any hostgroup matching 'allhosts'

I've just started configuring Nagios from scratch, and I'm new at this. I've been getting this error after adding objects/printer.cfg Error: Could not find any hostgroup matching 'allhosts' (config ...
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GNOME 3 fails to load (old ATI graphic card driver problem)

I'm delighted to find this version of StackExchange as I normally lurk in the GIS board. I would greatly appreciate help with the following problem (which seems to be quite common - but I am just ...
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sources.list - Understanding syntax & structure in Debian

I have generated a sources.list file from http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ with the following parameters: Country: New Zealand Release: Stable (Wheezy) Architecture: 64 bits Sources: Main + Security + ...
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How can you complete an interrupted Debian installation?

I started a Debian installation on a dual boot with Windows, but the package updating procedure got interrupted. Now I have only a text console available. How can I continue the Debian installation? ...
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Xmonad.hs adding scratchpad, Not in scope error

Hey there im having some troubles adding scratchpads to my xmonad config. When im trying to compile the xmonad.hs file i get this: Error detected while loading xmonad configuration ...
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Squeeze/Lenny compilation : Library Link error

I've got a problem here : I have a C++ Library ("DataTsBroad") and a C++ Test app ("DataTsBroadTest"), to test it. Actually, the Lib and the Test app are both compiled an a Debian Lenny. Now, i ...
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How to associate with an EA-N66 (in repeater mode) in Debian Wheezy?

I bought an Asus EA-N66 that I want to use in repeater mode to extend the range of my 2.4 GHz wireless network. The setup guide allowed me to associate it to the correct SSID without a hitch, and I ...
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Modifying one line in Iptables

How would one modify the following line in iptables file (debian)? ACCEPT all -- XXX.XXX.XX.X anywhere PHYSDEV match --physdev-in vif3.1 TO ACCEPT all -- ...
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Local DNS Server Refuses to Ask itself for DNS

I am running Debian 7 and have set up a DHCP and DNS server. Everything is working nicely, except for the server itself not following the DNS entries in BIND. The problem is that /etc/resolv.conf is ...
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Monodevelop D Bindings for Debian / Ubuntu?

I want to install the D-Language binding for MonoDevelop but it does require MonoDevelop 4.x, which isn't available yet for Linux based systems. Is there any way I can get around this? I tried ...
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Do I need a special firewall on a personal computer

I am relatively new to Linux and was wondering about security issues. Most people agree that a virus-scanner is not useful on a linux system, but what about a firewall? I am using Debian wheezy stable ...
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Fail to install node.js on Debian

I'm running Raspbmc which is running a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian. And I would like to install node.js via package manager but I'm fail to install on my system. Which it come with this ...
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Find which process is modifying a file [duplicate]

A specific file on our production servers is being modified at apparently random times which do not appear to correlate with any log activity. We can't figure out what program is doing it, and there ...
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Running Debian jessie, missing some packages

I want to install gajim and virtualbox-fuse in Debian jessie but the repository isn't offering me these. Whats the correct approach on this? Backports, wheezy or repositories from oracle/gajim? ...
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Can't create a minimal chroot jail

Was trying to create a minimal chroot jail. The steps followed was: Created a folder chroot Copied bash to the folder chroot Run ldd bash to know the dependencies ldd /bin/bash linux-vdso.so.1 ...
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Self complied version of GCC overwriting package installed version [duplicate]

I'm using debian to do most of my coding work, and I was doing a homework project that required a certain version of gcc to compile the program I was working on. I downloaded the gcc source and ...
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New user with root access in Linux Debian

I've created a new user by using "User Accounts" in "System Settings". How do I grant rights so that this new user can have the same level of access as root?
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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How to make a GRUB Rescue Disc?

I am afraid that my GRUB is corrupted (I do a lot of experiments on my PC) and I know that I will not be able to reinstall Debian (downloading takes up a lot of time). Also, I am just 13 so I don't ...
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On Debian Testing: How to get a recent Iceweasel Release (non-ESR) version without updating to Unstable?

I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25). ...
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Debian: Unable to activate wifi on HP Pavilion Dm1-4055sg (with Broadcom BCM4313)

I just installed Debian Wheezy stable. I am now facing the problem, that I am not able to activate the WiFi. I use a HP-Pavilion DM1 notebook with a button (F12 and wlan button) to activate the WiFi. ...
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run a script at shutdown in Debain

I am using Debain wheezy. My problem is , I am using a limited 2.5 GB net connection. My idea is simply running a script as #!/bin/bash date >> ~/mydatausage.txt ifconfig -a >> ...
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network traffic monitor in Debian?

I am using Debian wheezy. I am using a limited connection for Internet with 2.5 GB data limit. So I shouldn't use Internet beyond that limit. are there any available data monitors which can do me such ...
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Can't change to Korean-named directory on my debian server

I made a rsync backup of some directories from a macbook laptop to a debian server. Some of these have korean characters (Hangeul) in their names. After fixing my server's locale, it displays well ...
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dpkg --configure -a not working

This command has been running for 1 hour and it is still not repaired. I use Debian 7.
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Can't get Intel I210 ethernet working on Debian wheezy

I have a server with an Asus P9D-I mainboard. It has two onboard Intel NICs: # lspci -nn | grep Eth 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation I210 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1533] ...
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Debian console size in VirtualBox

I installed Debian 7.2.0 as a guest operating system on VirtualBox 4.2.18 (host OS is Windows 7). I installed Debian without any graphical user interface. When I start up Debian, the console size is ...
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How do I keep my display output from toggling by itself?

It happens with a Vostro 3550, Debian, Gnome and a Philips 1080p television. As soon as I connect the HDMI it starts toggling output and goes from mirror to just the laptop display to just the TV to ...
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How do I remove acpi Warning on boot?

I have this message in dmesg log with linux 3.11.6-1 (2013-10-27) (debian version). I wonder how to fix/remove it? [ 5.098132] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042f SystemIO ...
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Gnome 3 always on fallback upon login

I have a Debian Wheezy install, with Gnome 3 as the windows manager. I also have a NVidia video card for what it matters. I autolog in gnome upon boot to my user account, but it always start gnome ...
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Could I add GPT BIOS Boot Partition after Debian installation?

I recently installed Debian Wheezy on a server with 24TB of storage (RAID 6). When I partitioned the big volume I selected Manual option and created the partition scheme. When I was partitioning, I ...
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Debian: package updates in stable distribution

I am running Debian Wheezy, which is the current stable Debian distribution. In my /etc/apt/sources.list, I have something like the following: deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy main deb ...
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Questions regarding mounting CD-ROM on linux

I am trying to mount the dvd+rw drives in my Debian 7 PC. There are two drives and I can see that these exist in /dev: $ ls -la /dev/dvd* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Oct 26 07:47 dvd -> sr1 ...
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Python error after installing libboost-all-dev on debian

A friend of mine wanted the libboost libraries installed on our shared computer so after installing libboost-all-dev 1.49.0.1 (a Debian wheezy machine), I get this error when using the "pydoc modules" ...
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Issues with grub badram

I have a stick of bad memory (the computer randomly segfaults an it gives memtest86+ errors, picture of output at bottom). As I would like this computer to be working while I work on getting new ram, ...
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How do I add custom GPG key to Ubuntu/Debian installer?

I'm trying to setup custom Ubuntu install CD using instructions on http://beezari.livejournal.com/191717.html I've added my GPG key to ubuntu-keyring and signed Release file with it (resulting in ...