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Can not set static DNS on debian

I'm using Debian jessie and I don't have network-manager or resolvconf installed and I'm using DHCP. DHCP with static DNS First of all I tried editing: /etc/network/interfaces And adding this: ...
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Text display issues - certain applications only show a and _

I'm using a Debian 8 with testing repositories and i3wm. Quite a while ago some applications (vlc, ownCloud client, qbittorrent, teamspeak3) started to only display 'a's and underscores as dialog and ...
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Installing Proprietary NVidia 304 drivers on Debian Testing/Stretch

I am trying to install the legacy nvidia 304 drivers on my old Latitude D820, which has a GeForce Go 7300, but the installer fails saying "Failed to build the NVIDIA kernel module". Here is the ...
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Linux router - Throughput speed of clients

I have a computer that is configured as a router with two NIC's, one is connected to Internet, the other is connected to the local network switch. I know that I can get the current throughput of NIC'...
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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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Apache not listening on port 443

I've purchased an SSL and I'm trying to set it on a browser. The port is forwarded in the router to the server, and I believe that SSL certificate is installed correctly (the apache starts OK). I ...
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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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Why does startx give a black screen, with no errors?

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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Debian USB-device-remembering

Given Smartphone (ZUK Z1 with cyanogen os). Im using debian testing with kernel 4.6.0-1-amd64. Task I want to sync my local music files with my smartphone. I heard about "clementine" and installed ...
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Flash an OS to an eMMC, from uSD with larger capacity than eMMC

With a Debian distro installed into a 8GB uSD (although uSD memory is almost free), I need to flash this distro into the 4GB eMMC of a BeagleBone Black board, based on AM335x SoC. The S2 switch ...
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Debian 8 installation on UEFI / GPT system

I'm completely lost and need some advice to further explore the problem. Steps that I made: 1) Partitioned my hard drive using gparted. First partition is formatted to FAT32, has flags "boot", "esp" ...
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Debian GNOME: touchpad settings missing. Use libinput instead of synaptics

I recently did a clean install of Debian GNOME and updated from stable to testing. Before updating to testing, I had several GUI settings for my touchpad. After updating, they are gone as shown in the ...
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Upstart services only work on startup

I'm working on Raspbian Jessie and I wrote my upstart script by follows this tutorial. Here is my /etc/init/videostream.conf script file. # RPI Camera Service description "RPICAM streaming" ...
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Linux Debian Jessie Sudo Command keeps asking for password

I have recent configured a Symfony 3 site which involved me to set up some permissions on the /var folder. I had to do the following: $ HTTPDUSER=`ps axo user,comm | grep -E '[a]pache|[h]ttpd|[_]www|[...
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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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How to change timeout in systemctl

When I boot on my debian, startup hangs for approx 2 minutes on the line: Loading, please wait... [ 5.191043] systemd-fsck[129]: /dev/mmcblk0p2: clean, 234192/873120 files, 2335263/3491328 blocks [...
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Force dpkg repair

I did a terrible mistake and deleted two folders from the /usr/lib directory on my Debian. I deleted python2.7/ and pkgconfig/ Things I've tried to fix it without success: sudo dpkg -i python2* -> "...
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Domain is redirected to another domain in same droplet

I am new on Debian, Built server on Digital Ocean with Debian OS. I successfully added two domains into one droplet: mysite.com anothersite.com Created new dir: /home/user/www/mysite.com/...
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sources.list Debian 8 doesn't work!

Recently I've installed Debian 8 Jessie, so I wanted to install some packages but I got the message that I need to insert the System Installation CD in order to proceed with package installation. I'...
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Configure network card without knowing its name

I have a domestic headless server that boots from (and has the root filesystem in) a removable USB stick. I install it from my laptop (following this nice checklist) and edit the configuration files ...
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Weird control sequence before password prompt

I have installed debian 8 with xfce4 - freshly - and everything seems to work fine, except: When I try to enter some password into the xfce4-terminal there sometimes is displayed some weird escape ...
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Compiling non-Debian (doesn't have a debian sub-directory) package into a .deb [on hold]

I have the source of a package that I'm trying to compile into a .deb (Thunderbird to be exact), but it is not a Debian-specific package (it doesn't have a debian subdirectory). I was following this ...
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How to sandbox code in chroot for multiple users?

What am I trying to do? I'm writing a code evaluator using chroot and python and went to hackerrank for some inspiration. What I think is happening at Hackerrank? Hackerrank creates run-...
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SSH takes too long to ask for password

I've seen many other questions on this subject but none seem to actually solve my problem. Like any other day, I connect to my LOCAL Raspberry Pi server from my client machine at 192.168.0.5 with ssh ...
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Can't run some Python programs after Debian upgrade

I did apt-get dist-upgrade yesterday and now I get the following error when I try to run anki: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/anki", line 5, in <module> import aqt ...
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postfix, dovecot, rainloop, can't log in

I configured dovecot, postfix and squirellmail - everything works just fine i can send and receive emails. It's Debian Jessie 64 on ovh hosting (VPS SSD 3) I went one step ahead and i want to use ...
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Webdav access to /var/www

I am trying to set up webdav to the /var/www directory on debian 8.4 I can setup webdav to access a subdirectory of /var/www such as /var/www/webdav but when I remove the directive from the apache ...
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dbus: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.login1': timed out

I keep getting the following error messages in the syslog of one of my servers: # tail /var/log/syslog Oct 29 13:48:40 myserver dbus[19617]: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop....
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Swap usage too high?

I have a Debian Sid box, freshly installed about a month ago, with no desktop apps running at the moment. Any command I try to run (via ssh) makes the hard disk work very hard. The system worked ...
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Screen corrupted after booting debian 8.5 installer

Problem: I'm trying to install Debian 8.5 Linux (amd64 netinstall from USB) on a Fujitsu Lifebook P701, but after I select "Install" (or "Graphical Install", or anything else) from grub, I get ...
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Configuring simple service with systemd

We are using Bamboo server for continues integration with remote agents which are building our projects. These agent can be started up with a simple shell script (which works fine). But I thought I ...
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Allowing Masscan To Run On More Than A Single Core

When I run Masscan on my dedicated server, using Debian, I have a CPU issue. The server has 8 cores, but Masscan only uses 1 of them. In doing so, Masscan maxes out the core to 100%. I was wondering ...
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Debian jessie boot hangs at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes.”

I just upgraded my MOBO and CPU on my PC, and now whenever I try and boot my debian install it hangs at [ OK ] Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes. Is there an way I can boot into my ...
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How to replace GnuPG stable with GnuPG modern?

First I would like to state that I'm an absolute beginner in the Linux environment. For decades I only used Windows. Since a week or two I'm now using Debian for developing a C++ application with ...
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Multicasting with a Debian Router

I have a local network and I want to use NTP in multicast mode on this LAN. The first step to do this is to get multicast networking to work first. In the network I have 5 Debian machines all ...
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Granting all users access to mounted CIFS shares

I'm trying to set up a debian server that will run several network-based services. These services need access to an external network drive to store their data. For security reasons, I have set up each ...
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No sound on fresh install of Debian

I'm on a fresh install of Debian with i3 and I'm quite new to Linux. I have both pulseaudio and alsa installed but I cannot get sound to output. I would have posted any command outputs but I'm not ...
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Directory Listing disabled despite Options +Indexes in configuration

I have 3 vhosts on a server, I want one of them to have directory listing enabled. This is the configuration file for it: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName me ServerAdmin me ...
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Serving two hosts from a single port [duplicate]

I have the following situation, not sure if the headline corresponds to the issue at all. I have two physical servers with Apache running on them, serving two small test websites behind a router. ...
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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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Can change monitor resolution of a SyncMaster SA850 and Intel HD graphics

I have installed Debian 7.2 from liveUSB and connected the monitor Samsung SyncMaster SA850 with DVI cable into integrated Intel HD graphics. However I have very low resolution and can't change it. In ...
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Can Synapse launcher be installed in Debian?

I am thinking of changing from Linux Mint Cinnamon to Linux Mint Debian Cinnamon, but Synapse launcher is something I can't work without. It doesn't seem to be available in Debian. Does anyone know ...
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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 does perl complain about locales? [duplicate]

This thread is not a duplicate to locale not found/setting locale failed - what should I do? because the file /etc/locale.gen has uncommented the line en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 which should sufficient no ...
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BackupPC restore using command line tools

Can anyone suggest a proper command line tools and syntax that should be used to restore files created by BackupPC software?
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Broken dependency for lvm2

I am on fresh Debian jessie system and trying to install lvm2: # apt-get install lvm2 The following packages have unmet dependencies: lvm2 : Depends: watershed (>= 2) but it is not going to be ...
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how to grant openLDAP user login in three Linux servers only

I have openldap (phpldapadmin) that sync all users to Linux Debian servers,if I try to add LDAP user as Linux user I got error user already exist (I know its not a valid) aabuhasna@qa:/$ who am i ...
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VirtualHost issue on Debian 8

I got my own server on Debian 8. My Website is on it (with a domain name). For the question my domain will be domain.com My website is under /var/www/website I got owncloud under /var/www/owncloud ...