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Debian - how to find out why a lot of services stopped

I'm using a VPS WebServer with a preconfigured environment: Debian 6.0.5 Apache 2.2.16 PHP 5.3.3 MySQL 5.1.66 pure-ftpd Python 2.6 Postfix Dovecot Spamassasin Clamav Webalizer phpMyAdmin 3.3 ...
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How can I find out about “rootfs”

Running Debian 7; when I execute a cat /etc/mtab I can see all sorts of useful information about the filesystems that are mounted, such as the filesystem and options used to mount then; however ...
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Removing broken packages

Recently in a bout of frustration with getting phpmyadmin setup, I decided to start from scratch. Unfortunately, during the uninstall phase, I was prompted with the root password for mysql which I ...
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Optimal rootflags for rootfs for ext4 file system running on USB thumdrive

I have made myself a bootable USB Debian 7 thumbdrive, using debootstrap. It boots nicely - but occasionally freezes for a bit. I can see the load average is much higher than the running tasks should ...
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I can see my LVM but I can't initialize it. Missing UUID of one of the disks

I have had a 2 disk LVM called Data going for about 6 months, and I recently bought a third disk. I installed the disk in the machine, and wanted to format it and extend the lvm onto it, like I've ...
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automate updates with a bash script and cron

I'm trying to automatize the updates of debian system, without making upgrades. Then i'll send an e-mail to me, everytime there is an upgrade available. I've tryied to do it with cron-apt, but i ...
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Install nagios3 on debian by apt, file not found error

I have a Wheezy Debian system, and I've installed nagios3 using apt-get. When I go to myhost.com/nagios3 and then go to a page, for example "Tactical Overview" I get the error message: The ...
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nme for linux target setup fails on debian

I'm trying to run haxelib run nme setup linux To set up NME for the Linux target on my Debian box. Actually Linux MINT Debian Edition, but that shouldn't matter. However, I get the following ...
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how can I change what the command “apt-get update” looks for when executing the update?

Forgive my incompetence I am still new to GNU/Linux. I use Debian wheezy. When I type apt-get update I get this at the end W: Failed to fetch ...
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Debian USB automount

Got my USB flash automount broken after reboot. Using Debian 6, GNOME 2 My NTFS hard disk is still mounting correctly. When i connect my Android smartphone (with SD and local drive) my messages log ...
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Error while installing edx on debian squeeze

I am installing edx platform on debian squeeze with anisible at the middle of the process of installation I get this error : TASK: [supervisor | create a symlink for supervisor cfg] ...
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Tightvnc server on debian closes the connection when I open a program

I installed TightVNC server on my Debian Wheezy machine. I'm using KDE. I'm able to connect to the server, but as soon as I click on any icon on the desktop of the server, the client loses the ...
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CRON Permission Denied

I have a Debian 7. 3 Server with WebMin installed. I configured a cron job to run every minute as root user, so I run the command crontab -l when I'm logged in as root it shows: * * * * * ...
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How do I manually install the XPM library?

I'm wanting to install SWI-Prolog, however my linux box (more like a tuna can; it's a RasPi) isn't connected to the internet, so I can't just do sudo apt-get install libxpm-dev How can I do this ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using debian Jessie with xfce and cannot login into the gui as normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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Split DNS (bind9), match-clients any doesn't work?

I've been fighting with this for the last few days. A few of my entries have external and internal IP's. My internal network is 10.0.0.0/8. When I nslookup pc1.clase.net internally it responds with ...
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How do I get my Logitech Quickcam 4000 up and running?

I've just installed Debian “Squeeze” and would love it if I could get my webcam up and running. I've Googled for a solution, and there's a package named pwc that I need to install to get it up and ...
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Debian: Is it possible/safe to install packages from an older version of the repository?

I'm currently running Debian testing (Wheezy) and am trying to get SCIM working. I want to install the scim-pinyin package, but there is no such package available in the testing repository, although ...
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Changing timezone on Debian keeps Local Time in UTC

I'm trying to get programs to log in local time for my own sanity. I have updated my timezone with: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata But the result of that command is: Current default time zone: ...
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How to use a D-Link usb network adapter on debian

I have a Debian (squeeze) desktop, and I need to use a D-Link 150 USB Wireless Network Adapter. So far I've done this: $ lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2001:3c18 D-Link Corp. ... After looking ...
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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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Muting and unmuting sound with mutebutton

I'm running the testing branch of debian with codename Jessie and xfce as desktop environment on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410. When I press the mute-button, it mutes pulse-audio and alsa, but when I press ...
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How do I set up of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence with an Apache web server?

I'm trying to put together an Apache configuration for quickly getting IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server up and running. But I got no idea of how to do it, could someone help me?
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How to run scripts on headless startup?

How can I run a shell script when my Raspberry Pi starts up headless? I don't want it to be dependent on booting into a console, or logging in, etc. It will literally be plugged into Ethernet and ...
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Is there a difference of stability between Linux distros?

I've using Debian since 2010 for some home purposes and it has been stable. Is Debian still a good option if I need a server for heavy network, cpu, disk and memory usage? Last month I listened to ...
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How to update linux “locate” cache

How can i update the cache / index of locate? I installed new packages and the files are clearly not yet indexed. So which command do I have to ommit, in order for the indexer to trigger. I'm ...
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setcap error on Debian Squeeze: “unable to set CAP_SETFCAP effective capability: Operation not permitted”

My python script needs at least the CAP_NET_RAW capability, because it's using a pcap library, but I don't want to use sudo (and in fact sudo causes my script to not work properly, with the script's ...
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make fatal error: openssl/sha.h: No such file or directory

I'm trying to compile a program that, according to the documentation, requires the "OpenSSL library". I have OpenSSL installed, and it's still giving me the error openssl/sha.h: No such file or ...
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Installing Citrix receiver on 64bit Debian Wheezy

I am trying to install Citrix receiver v. 13 on my 64 bit Debian Wheezy. I tried both amd64 as well as i386 packages (in multiarch), but I fail. i386 version first The installation looks like this: ...
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Enabling 1366x768 resolution in Debian Wheezy on Atom D525 Board

For some reason, when I try to update to a modern version of Linux from Debian 6.0.7 or Ubuntu 10.0.4, I lose most of the resolutions that were available, including the native resolution of the panel ...
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How to restore a system?

I have a disk image from Acronis True Image 2011. My original disk, of 40gbs, had 2 partitions, 1 for FS and 1 for swap, but it started to fail. I've tried to make a backup, which finished with some ...
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Re-add accidently deleted system group

In my attempt to delete the admin user group I accidentally deleted the adm system group. I "added it back" by issuing addgroup --system adm. I have a feeling this is going to bite me back later. Is ...
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How to debug init.d script that isn't being run

I am trying to get god to start during boot on Debian. I added a script to the /etc/init.d/ directory which looks like this. #!/usr/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: god # ...
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How to create a custom Linux distribution? [on hold]

Can any one tell me the easiest way to create a system with live cd with installing function. Which can install backtrack all tools?? I need to create a custom boot animation and everything!
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command 'pecl install mong'o returns 'no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH' [on hold]

On debian 7.4, I have installed php 5.4 and mongoDB (shell version 2.0.6). Now I need the php extension for mongoDB. Trying "pecl install mongo" on the command Line, got the following errors: ...
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Unable to install new package on debian armhf

I got a debian 7.4 armhf that have been running for month without any problems. A few days ago I made some updates, and after that it seams that my dpkg doesn't work correctly any more. When I try to ...
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Pulseaudio startup fails on VPS as non-root

I installed pulseaudio, but I can't manage to run it as any non-root user. pulseaudio -vvvv output is (relevant parts with errors): D: [pulseaudio] cli-command.c: Checking for existence of ...
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building Debian package fails at dh_auto_install stage

I'm trying to build a very simple debian package. I have two files, main_file and functions, they are both shell scripts, functions is sourced by main_file. There are no dependencies on any external ...
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Proper way to disable tmpfs on /run/shm

How do I disable tmpfs on /run/shm? I searched through initscripts and found that the following code checks the entry in fstab, but what should I change to make it not mount /run/shm? I'm running ...
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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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Are All The Packages Included On The Debian DVD/CD Images Or Just The Most Popular?

My understanding is that Debian and all the software available in the matching online repo (eg: https://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages) are released together on a series of disc images ...
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how to correctly delay the execution of a startup script based on a tested condition?

I need to start a service (namely ntp) only when true Internet connectivity is in place (not only a link up). I seem to have noticed that some startup scripts delay themselves when a condition is not ...
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dependency error when run apt-get -f install in debian squeeze

I can't install or remove packages in Debian. When I type apt-get -f install to fix the problem I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Why isn't “REISUB” working on Debian?

I'm using Debian 'Jessie'. Sometimes my computer freezes, and then I can't use Ctrl+Alt+Supr to reboot, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill the X Window System nor Ctrl+Alt+F1 to open a new shell. I've read ...
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Why I sometimes see “INIT: version 2.88 reloading” in the console?

As far as I understand, the init should automatically restart when I update the package with init or some dependency like libc6. Why I see INIT: version 2.88 reloading in console without having ...
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Saving alsa settings

After a new update, there is no sound by default in my Debian Squeeze box until running alsactl init, but whenever rebooting the computer I have to run the command again to gain sound. How can I ...
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Multiple video cards on Xorg on Debian 7.4

I have 2 video cards installed and configured xorg.conf to output onto both monitors with Option "Xinerama" "1" but rather than extending my display, it is simply cloning the displays. I'm using KDM ...
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How to setup wireless AP with two wifi cards and ethernet as WAN on debian?

I'm trying to build wireless AP with 2 Atheros cards (AR5413 / AR5414 both), and one ethernet card to act as WAN. I am also having doubts if I should use ath5k or madwifi drivers. I've tried both ...
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Where is my eth0 configuration on Wheezy

I have a perfectly happy Debian Wheezy 7.4 install that sets up eth0 as DHCP. But as I want to set a static IP address for it, I navigate to /etc/network and open up the interfaces file and see the ...
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cat echoes to serial port

Connecting my Windows PC to a Linux system (Wheezy) via the serial port (RS232) basically works except one problem when sending a message from the the PC terminal the Linux system. The reception of ...