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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Debian server management GUI

I have to manage a number of Debian servers (one as the KVM host, and the others as virtual servers for File management, Infrastructure management - DNS, DHCP etc, and finally a Debian based ...
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Library missing compiling XBMC from source

Somewhere between the 13 and 13.1 releases I was no longer able to compile XBMC from source. I was able to compile v13 when it was first released (from the Gotham branch). Then, 13.1 was announced and ...
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Could Apt delete packages that are need by software that users have installed from source?

Apt handles dependencies among packages installed from its repositories or *.deb files. However, what about software that users have compiled and installed from source with ./configure && ...
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Move data from regular partition to lvm

I've read a bit about lvm and decided that I want to switch to using it. It seems like actually setting up lvm can be done from the debian installer, so I suppose that'll be easiest. What I'm not sure ...
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Why is the “harden” suite of packages not available for Debian Jessie (8.0)?

These include all the harden packages listed in the Debian automatic hardening documentation (https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ch-automatic-harden.en.html), including: harden ...
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How to mute microphone using command line in debian 8?

I use lenovo t420. It has mute mic button. But it cannot be assigned to any action, because I got error "The key you just pressed is not supported by Qt" when I'm trying to assign to any action. But ...
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Share WiFi internet over same WiFi adapter

I am trying to share internet through my WiFi adapter which is in use for connection to that internet. While I had Connectify license on Windows, I was able to do so: Internet from: My Wifi adapter ...
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How to Connect Different WiFi interfaces : 1 for external 1 for internal

I've built a Wireless Access point using hostapd and udhcpd. I have 2 WiFi dongles, one is used as wlan0 other is used as wlan1, I connected one of them to internet and other is keeping working as an ...
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KDE Very slow in Debian

I'm running debian + kde on a 32 Bit, 2GB RAM laptop. My KDE seems to be very slow, and gets hanged every now and then. What are the things that I can do to make reasonably faster? Please let me ...
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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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Use a Macbook pro 8,2 with AMD GPU on Debian 8

After installing Debian 8 on my MacBook Pro Early 2011 (8,2), i added this in the grub options, in file /boot/grub/custom.cfg outb 0x728 1 outb 0x710 2 outb 0x740 2 outb 0x750 0 These lines have the ...
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How to install wireless drivers for Debian 8 on a MacBook Pro 8,2

I installed Debian 8 (Jessie) with a triple boot on my MacBook Pro 2011 15" (model 8,2). I had to add some options to grub to disable one graphic card and some other great stuff, but I finally ...
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Compiling sources with a non-default compiler

I need to implement an authentication scheme on an embedded device and require gmp in order to perform large integer operations. After downloading the sources they must be compiled with a proprietary ...
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Copy directory on destination machine during .deb installation in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit

I just want to copy directory (which contains some files) on destination machine during .deb installation at path /opt/myProjectName in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. I am successfully able to install files ...
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Copying directories to directories with different names

How can I copy a number of directories: directory_01 directory_02 directory_03 to different directories tmp_directory_01 tmp_directory_02 tmp_directory_03 where each tmp_directory_* directory ...
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How to make a distro be fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I'm running Debian as host and I fail to get Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora guests to be fullscreen. Changing video memory didn't help. NOTES: I haven't tried any other distro I didn't create WinXP ...
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Editing multiple files simultaneously with vim/gedit

I'm trying to save some work by editing multiple files with the same name located in different directories: $ mkdir -p directory_{0..10}/results How may I create files with the same name in all ...
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How do I set systemwide connection over a proxy server

My Internet access is through a proxy, my OS is Debian 8, each application must configure it to use the proxy, but there are some that are a headache to make it work with a proxy, then my question is: ...
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Owners and groups of everything inside /var are changed mistakenly [duplicate]

I have recursively changed owner and group of /var to root:root. I have mistakenly ran following command while standing in /var. I thought I was in /var/www, sudo chown root:root . R Now many ...
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Is there any way to configure fully automated proxyclient for workstations?

My network diagram is similar to above image; pc-router is also acting as firewall & I'm running squid on it. pc-router is running debian Vlan having workstations running fedora, ubuntu and ...
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Starting Debian mono application (that has a GUI) AFTER boot is done [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out how to start an application after Debian (Wheezy) is done booting up and on an LXDE desktop session. It is a mono C# application. The script I have is simply mono ...
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Is there a default ftp server in Debian Wheezy default installation?

I just finished installing a test web server with Debian Wheezy, apache and phpPgAdmin. I don't know if the default installation includes the ftp server. How can I check if one is installed? What ...
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Why is setting up WLAN in Debian so hard? (compared to Ubuntu) [closed]

switching from Ubuntu 14.04 to Debian jessie (LXDE) on a ThinkPad T500 Lan (eth0) is configured in /etc/network/interfaces and works fine. After setting up LXDE i wanted to switch to WLAN and it ...
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how to specify daemon dependency upon another daemon

in /etc/init.d/ first daemon # Provides: first # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog second daemon # Provides: second # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog first Is this ...
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How to change mixing of channels by pulse audio / alsa

I have a recent problem with my sound configuration. Basically, it's way too loud until I set the volume below 10%. And then it's very quickly too silent. Using the alsa mixer, I can set the headphone ...
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Installing libssl1.0.0 and openssl 1.0 in debian 6

I am newbie to openssl. we are trying to connect to our server where its configuration requires TLS1.1 protocol for connection. Debian 6 repos does not have direct backports for libssl1.0.0 & ...
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GNOME doesn't work on Debian Jessie after installing fglrx

I'm using 64bit Debian Jessie and followed these instruction to install fglrx for Radeon HD 7000 series: https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary However GNOME doesn't work after it. I installed ...
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Slow dragging of windows in Debian 8 LXDE

I did a fresh installation from Debian 8 with LXDE desktop iso. Everything is lightning fast except dragging of windows of programs.
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Gksudo not working on Debian Jessie 8.1 XFCE

Hello I'm running Debian Jessie 8.1 on my machine with XFCE desktop environment installed. I'm trying to run some programs using gksu/gksudo but after entering the password and pressing OK nothing ...
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Gsettings don't use memory store

Gsettings seems to have switched to storing configuration in memory on my system, which means (among other things) that a lot of settings are forgotten when I reboot. How do I tell it to not use the ...
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Turn system on by USB keyboard?

To hibernate my Debian Wheezy system, I run the following command: sudo sh -c 'echo disk > /sys/power/state' To wake up the system, I can press any key on my USB keyboard. My understanding of ...
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Debian 8 XFCE Evince has no extended menu or hotkeys

How can I access the full menu in the Evince PDF viewer in Debian 8 with XFCE? It is also not accepting any hotkeys such as CTRLF to search the document.
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What connection should I enter for USB printer? (HPLIP)

I am trying to add a HP LaserJet 1320N printer to CUPS. The printer is connected by USB. in the CUPS web admin interface, I selected HPLIP, then on the next page I have to enter Connection. According ...
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Some keys on VNC Viewer on windows 8.1 remoting my debian server doesn't work well

I have a server running Debian 8 Jessie with a windows manager E17 running on it and I have a vnc viewer remoting my server using windons 8.1 but when I tried to write on the terminal of my server via ...
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How to move a PC's Debian to a USB and remain fully bootable?

I have a 64 GB USB 3.0 drive, to which I'd like to transfer (in terms of file system and grub2 bootability) the Debian Jessie installed on the SSD of my retina MacBook Pro. I am looking to do this in ...
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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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why I don't have suphp in debian testing

As far as I can see ( https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=suphp ), we have suphp package in some versions of Debian (in oldoldstable, in oldstable and in unstable) but not in stable or in ...
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Why can't I properly locate Debian 8.1 on my BeagleBone Black?

I was using the BBB (BeagleBone Black) for a while now but with Arch Linux. Now that Debian also supports systemd I decided to give it a try. So I followed this guide and used the eMMC flasher image ...
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Need help with enabling 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I installed Debian Wheezy on my daughter's desktop computer. It has Intel i5-4570 (Haswell) CPU and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics chipset. No discrete graphics card. I'm unable to enable 3D ...
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Installing and compiling log4cpp on Debian

How to install log4cpp framework package stored locally as tar.gz, and which file from that package to use for bulding. I read some articles on internet, but I'm getting stucked at this part: ...
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Debian package naming convention?

It's all very confusing. There are different examples out there, for e.g.: <package-name>_<epoch>:<upstream-version>-<debian.version>-<architecture>.deb source: ...
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Build log4cxx [DEBIAN]

Please help me from where to start when building log4cxx package, do I need some other packages for bulding this? I can't find anything significant to help me to solve this problem. I tried with ...
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Kernel panic? After ram increase

We asked our server provider to increase ram (from 4gb to 6gb) on our server. After they increased and restarted server, it started giving these messages: Message from syslogd@www at Jul 1 14:39:04 ...
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List packages by installation date

How can I list installed packages by installation date? I installed a lot of stuff to compile a certain piece of code, and I want to get a list of the required packages, which are the ones I installed ...
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Conditional file and directory installation in Debian Packages

Is it possible to create a binary Debian package with conditional files and directories installation (e.g. installation of an init script in /etc/init.d/ after being confirmed by user)?
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Debian 8 sytemd “found device” multiple times

I currently run a Debian 8 system (upgraded from Debian 7) with a software raid 1. Once in a while systemd reloads 3 times in a relatively short period and logs it into syslog. If it reloaded only ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy, and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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figuring out the e “manufacturer” and “product” attributes using udev for pendrive

I saw Writing raw images safely to USB sticks On Debian though, get nada from that command :- [$] udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/sdb)|grep -iE "manufacturer|product" [$] I ...
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ssh publickey authentication to a Ubuntu running inside VirtualBox

I have a Ubuntu running inside a VirtualBox inside my Windows 8 desktop. I am trying to communicate between the Ubuntu and another Debian server in the network. I have enabled Port Forwarding in ...
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GRUB no longer can boot the machine (different error messages)

When I boot from GRUB, I get various error messages from GRUB, apparently at random : "invalid arch independent ELF magic" or "incompatible license" or "file not found". I can boot from the rescue DVD ...