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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Change audio volume when headphones are plugged in KDE

I am working on Debian 7 with KDE Version 4.8.4. I want the volume to be reduced automatically when I plug my headphones, I know it is not a problem with my computer (at least directly) because it ...
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dnsmasq - how to measure DNS cache efficiency / cached items

I've configured dnsmasq as a caching-only DNS server on a Debian server, and it's working well (I'm seeing improved DNS response times via dig). However, I'd like to understand what dnsmasq is ...
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How can I see processes being run by another instance of root on my Beaglebone

I am installing a Raspbian Linux image onto an sd card inserted into my BeagleBone Black. I will use this later in my Raspberry Pi. To do this, I am using the dd command from my MacBook Pro (via ...
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Transfer wireless card's driver from Ubuntu to Debian or simply make wlan-usb work in Debian?

I'm kind of new to Linux and I just installed Ubuntu and I'm attempting to install the Debian distribution as well but I can't get my wireless card to work there. I'd like to know if there's a way to ...
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How to convert a 32-bit (x86) Debian Wheezy system to 64-bit

I have a 32-bit system which runs on a 64-bit processor. How do I convert it to be all-64-bit, without re-installing? I have seen somewhere that it is doable as a result of the new Multiarch ...
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Grub not starting on recently Debian install

i recently install Debian 7.4.0 on my laptop. The problem is when i reboot my system it start on Windows 7 by default, i tried to boot again the Debian installer and my surprise was the boot USB load ...
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Debian wheezy: supervisor (install from repostiory) not start automatically on boot

I've been fighting with this problem for more than 1 hour and I have no idea what's going on. Installation: $ sudo apt-get install supervisor Version: 3.0a8-1.1+deb7u1 $ sudo update-rc.d supervisor ...
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Enabling Bluetooth discoverability upon start-up

I would like to make a USB Bluetooth dongle discoverable upon start-up (or whenever it's plugged in) on Debian Squeeze or Wheezy. If I use hciconfig initially, I can see the device in this mode: ...
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How do I backport Mesa on Debian Wheezy?

This post is continuing a previous one where I tried to compile Mesa 10.0.5: What are the required build dependencies of mesa for Debian-based distros? . Except that this time, I switched to another ...
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unsquashfs fails

Debian 7.0, I extracted the firmware.bin image using binwalk. The extracted content is squashfs-root folder containing subdirectories and one file.squashfs file. I tried unsquashfs the file.squashfs ...
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Debian / Boot to CLI / No KDE

I'm trying to get Debian Jessie to boot to CLI, to allow me to start KDE manually. I've tried: sudo update-rc.d kdm disable ...but this results in: insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) ...
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Debian Squeeze apt-get update issue with HWRAID repositories

I'm running an inherited Debian Squeeze server (read: I just got this new job and the server was setup by the last guy), and I'm having an issue on the apt-get. The error at the end that comes up when ...
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apt-get update reports that http://ppa.launchpad.net list is being updated but there isn't an entry in the sources.list

I am trying to update Debian 6.5 and get the following errors. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Sources 404 Not Found Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main amd64 Packages ...
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Debian Wheezy problem with packages and architectures

I recently installed Debian wheezy on my desktop PC. Here is the uname -a command: Linux devnet 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Once the installation finished, I ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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Debian stable dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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Install PIL/Pillow via pip in Debian testing (Jessie)

On Debian testing (Jessie), when I try to install PIL or Pillow (python imaging libs) in a virtualenv via pip I get the following error: running egg_info writing Pillow.egg-info/PKG-INFO writing ...
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apt pinning package versions

Is it possible to pin a version of a debian package? Is it possible to pin only the major version? (like with pip install "pyramid < 1.4.0" will install the latest 1.3.x but will not upgrade the ...
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libcrypto.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am trying to install ODBC driver for Debian according to those instructions: https://blog.afoolishmanifesto.com/posts/install-and-configure-the-ms-odbc-driver-on-debian/ However, when I type ...
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How to properly configure sudoers file, on debian wheezy?

I have seen many blog posts that say, it is enough to do aptitude install sudo su root adduser USERNAME sudo But that only protects aptitude, in other words: aptitude install sendmail will ask ...
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UFW before rules for VPN forwarding

I'm trying to setup an OpenVPN server on Debian 7, following this guide: How to install and set-up OpenVPN in Debian 7 (Wheezy) In step 15 I have to setup forwarding and IPtables rules. I prefer to ...
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Protect folder with password [on hold]

I want to do the following: I want to protect the directory "foo" located in "/ var / www / foo" so that any user can create a directory, I read a tutorial where they use a tool called EncFS to ...
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Strange behaviour connecting to serial port

I'm using screen to connect to my Rasberry Pi with a baud rate of 115200. I can log in fine, and everything works. But, when I copy and paste data from my machine to the RPi in vi or nano it seems to ...
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What is the difference in CPU utilization between 'ps aux' and 'ps -ef'?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 Linux. I see a difference between %CPU and C output format of ps command for a process. It is not clearly noted in the ps man page. Man pages says: CODE HEADER ...
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Can't format external drive

I am trying to format an external drive, but getting the error /dev/sdb1 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here! Based on the internet, I have to run cat ...
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cronjob executes every minute but should execute every hour [on hold]

I have a script which should be executed every hour, which creates a new log file. But it executes every minute. I am really despairing. My entry in crontab -e looks like this: #Create new logfile 0 ...
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is there any use for /selinux folder, when I don't use selinux?

I'm using Debian Wheezy, and by default a folder /selinux exists on my filesystem, even though I'm not (knowingly) using any SELinux infrastructure. I know that SELinux is intertwined with some ...
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How to make local system CA certificates known to Firefox?

Recently, the CAcert root certificates have been removed from Debian (more precisely, from the ca-certificates package). Since I want to keep them, I backed up the directory ...
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systemd slow boot - systemd-tmpfiles-setup

Recently I upgraded to debian jessie (current testing) and after that avg boot time has increased to 3-4 minutes. Between grub and gdm start, I get this message for 2-3 minutes. A job is running for ...
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Moving physical disk from local computer to network server

In my Debian GNU/Linux based workstation I have a big nice disk (3TB), apart from my ssd where the OS is installed. I recently got an intel nuci5 and set it up as a home server, together with my ...
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SSH agent forwarding, multiple hop

I tested this setup with Linux origin machine - everything is the same - only the first hop can use keys from origin machine. Initial problem I'm trying to set up SSH agent forwarding with multiple ...
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Run Debian XFCE without a monitor

I want to run a program via ssh on a debian xfce pc, the program generates a file, my problem is that this program needs a screen to open, it will NOT work in terminal mode. I want xfce to boot ...
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When will Debian Jessie be released as stable? [on hold]

Not asking for an exact date. Just a best guess. When will debian Jessie become the stable version?
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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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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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Cursor flickering/vanishing in XFCE, even with display compositing off

I am running XFCE4 with Raspbian (essentially Debian) on my Raspberry Pi. I read here on Stack Exchange that turning display compositing off should resolve my problem, which it didn't. Also I would ...
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where can I find the 32-bit libraries needed to run MPLAB X?

I'm trying to install MPLAB X onto my kali Linux 64-bit OS and every time I get to the last part of installation I receive this message: root@kali:~/Desktop# sudo chmod 755 ...
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Which Debian kernel should I install?

I've started installing Debian testing on amd64 and I've come to a screen asking me to install a kernel. It gives me a choice between linux-image-3.16-2-amd64, linux-image-amd64, and none. What is ...
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Disabling hibernation in debian testing (lxde)

I have a dell inspiron 6000 laptop running debian testing lxde. I can't figure out how to disable hibernation once the lid is closed. Do I modify the systmd files or the lib/systemd/systemd-sleep ...
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Mounting a multi-partition (GPT/HFS+) USB 2.0 harddrive on Debian

I have a 3TB USB 2.0 hard-drive which has two HFS+ (Mac) partitions using GUID partition table for the partition records. It was partitioned with Mac OS Disk Utility. How can I mount these partitions ...
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The pool cannot be imported, because is formatted using an incompatible version

I can't access my zfs pool on Debian as it's saying that my version is too old: root@Microknoppix:~# zpool import pool: WD_4TB id: 12726205736285302822 state: UNAVAIL status: The pool is ...
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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin

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 ...
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host only network xen 4.4

I have one IP address (ipv4) and I am trying to install a domU (debian stable) on a dom0 which runs the latest xen 4.4.1 on debian testing. I have created xenbr0 bridge and it is mapped to my eth0. ...
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cannot find php5-sqlrelay package

why i cannot find php5-sqlrelay package is there any issue with my update aptitude update Hit http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates Release.gpg Hit ...
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Should virtual host files contain two <directory> directives?

We've heard that a good security practice is to reset everything in the virtual host to allow nothing, then have another directive to allow specific access - something like this: <VirtualHost ...
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Postfix unable to send mail from mydomain only

My domain DNS is served by the domain registrar. I am able to send mail successfully from any address with postfix but not from mydomain.com From this machine - I only want to be able to send mail. ...
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Is there an /etc/network/interfaces option like wireless-ap except for a wpa-ssid/wpa-psk connection?

In /etc/network/interfaces (on Debian Linux 7.6 with wpa_supplicant), wireless-ap forces a specific access point for wireless-essid connections. Is there an equivalent option for wpa-ssid/wpa-psk ...
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Should speed/cache settings go into the virtual host file or the apache config?

Some CMS's or websites don't seem to like all the speed settings we use so we've been putting the following into each virtual host file: # SPEED SETTINGS # ...
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How to get the build date of a Debian system?

What I have here is a powerpc device with pretty ancient Debian installed on it. It's identifiable as Lenny derivative: /etc/issue mentions Debian GNU/Linux 5.0. There are some vendor-specific ...
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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?