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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specific swap partitions for multiple debian distros in single computer

I'm trying to setup a computer with three debian instances (wheezy, jessie and sid), I've created / and swap partitions for each debian instance, during the installation I did specify which swap ...
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Set up network with static IP and wpa_supplicant on Debian

On Debian, I am trying to set up my network to use ad-hoc mode with a static IP address. I also want wpa_supplicant to be running so that I can scan use it to scan for WiFi networks in range. To get ...
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How to implement policy conform systemd custom actions on Debian?

What do I mean by custom actions? Here are some examples. sudo service apache2 stop-htcacheclean sudo service apache2 graceful-stop sudo service apache2 start-htcacheclean sudo service apparmor ...
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Can't change gnome-terminal tab's title from within ssh session on remote debian 8 machine

When I connect to a debian 8 server I can't change gnome-terminal tab's title, see for yourself: $ ssh server1 $ echo -en '\e]0;test\a' # title changes $ echo $TERM xterm-256color $ cat /etc/issue ...
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gconftool-2 doesn't refresh with the dbus anymore?

I used to use gconftool-2 to edit keys in this way (here I change the cursor shape in gnome-terminal): gconftool --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Profile0/cursor_shape ibeam But it ...
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Delete all files by find

How to delete all files found by this command? find -type f -name "*-thumb.png"
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IPv6 connections timeout

Can anybody at least here help me troubleshoot? Need help with this ---> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2258021 I'm having issues with IPv6 connections. Only with those. They timeout ...
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How to add Debian Universe in etc/apt/sources.list?

In /etc/apt/sources.list I added universe to deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free universe When I did aptitude update the log complained about: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Trust a self signed PEM certificate

I have set up a proxy server with SSL using a PEM certificate. Now, there is a couple of machines of mine that I would like to trust this certificate automatically (without the web browser ...
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How to install KDE without Konqueror?

I want to install a very minimal KDE desktop in Debian. When running apt-get install kde-plasma-netbook, kde-plasma-netbook depends on kde-baseapps, which then installs some applications, such as ...
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is there a difference between these lines in `/etc/apt/sources.list`?

In a guide for installing a wireless card, I'm told to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free This is what my sources.list ...
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How to create a custom debian liveCD (customize which packages are preinstalled)?

How would I do this? I have tried simple-cdd, but it did not work: $ build-simple-cdd FINISHED --2013-08-28 17:57:11-- Total wall clock time: 51s Downloaded: 54 files, 5.5M in 9.9s (568 KB/s) ...
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HOW TO install debian after installation of kali linux? [on hold]

I Installed the linux on virtual machine and at that time i didnt installthe debian mirrror ! now what can i do to install it ? and the linux headers are releated to this debian ?
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Command to install linux headers fails

I need to install my linux headers for an Nvidia driver install. But I get an error when doing so: peter@peter-deb:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) Reading package lists... Done ...
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Serial program not responding on boot

I am trying to run a program written in C that uses ttyX for serial communication. The program is running on Cubieboard2 with Debian OS. When I run the program manually, it successfully runs and ...
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segfault in libgnutls - Debian won't complete boot

this problem occurs on Debian jessie x86 with systemd. It leads to an incomplete boot sequence on init 2 because network-manager won't start. it leaves the whole system unusable NetworkManager[785]: ...
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How to verify a bootable USB pendrive?

There are many OSs that can be written to USB flash drive and result in a bootable USB drive. For security reasons I need to verify the bootable USB that is written from the image file I downloaded. ...
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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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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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How to install the real Thunderbird on Debian wheezy?

I have Crunchbang 64 bit, a debian wheezy distro. Debian have a rebranded Firefox called Iceweasel and a rebranded Thunderbird called Icedove. But I don't want any of them. I was able to install the ...
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How to extend root partition (which wasn't created using LVM) in debian linux

I've read this question Can I resize the root partition without uninstalling and reinstalling Linux (or losing data)? before I ask. But I'm not using LVM when creating the root partition, so I'm not ...
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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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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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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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How to install Broadcom BCM4360 on debian on Macbook pro

I'm trying to install the wireless drivers because my macbook pro does not have a ethernet port, then I mount the 3 debian isos like local repositories to install the almost all of dependeces. So, ...
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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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Copy/paste to a folder not working [on hold]

I've been trying to copy some filter files to /usr/share/inkscape/filters under Debian 7 Wheezy, and can't seem to do so. I've tried CTRL + C and then CTRL + P, but not working. Then I've tried ...
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Skype install - debian amd64. libdbus issues

I have looked quite thoroughly for an answer to this question to no avail. I am trying to install Skype on Debian amd64 (with Xfce, which shouldn't make any difference...). After installing Skype ...
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Untrusted package apt-transport-https

I am using Debian wheezy and I would like to install the package apt-transport-https, which allows to access apt repositories through the https protocol. What really puzzles me is that the apt-get ...
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cURL settings in debian

I recently setup a cURL script, wich I tested at a Windows XAMPP envirement. Now I want to bring it live on our Debian machine, but its not working anyhow. I think this has something to do with the ...
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Replace user shell from dash to bash [duplicate]

Everytime I use my terminal, I am always put into the dash shell instead of bash. Is there any way to change this even just for my user only? Tried apt-alternatives but setting the default shell can't ...
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Syslog message “rt_bind_peer(0) @ffffffffa0283f57”, twice in every second

My /var/log/syslog on a Debian server is flooded with lines similar to: Dec 23 16:05:40 server1 kernel: [ 686.957585] rt_bind_peer(0) @ffffffffa0283f57 These messages occur up to twice a second ...
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UID less than 500 is getting created even after specifying UID_MIN as 500 in /etc/login.defs [on hold]

This is my /etc/login.defs: [root@nightly51-1 ~]# cat /etc/login.defs # # Please note that the parameters in this configuration file control the # behavior of the tools from the shadow-utils ...
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How do I install libXcursor.so.1 on Debian?

I have a Debian 7.3 vps, where I'm trying to run a Unity3d server. I get the error error while loading shared libraries: libXcursor.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Need to install glibc >= 2.14 on Wheezy

I am trying to get Protractor working for performing e2e angular testing, but protractor requires Selenium which requires ChromeDriver which requires glibc 2.14. My current development box is running ...
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Debian 7.7 - Troubles, starting service

first of all a little explanation of my infrastructure: 1x Debian 7.7 running PHP 5, MySql 5 and Apache The starting situation: We actually build an application based on php to process barcode ...
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Debian Jessie getting a black screen on startx command

I installed Debian Wheezy with the GNOME GUI, and then upgraded to Jessie using the terminal. After the upgrade was done, I tried logging out and logging back in, but it booted straight to command ...
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How to get back from “testing” to “stable” - Kernel downgrade

currently I am having lot's of fun with apt-get - and the bad thing is, it was my own fault. I had enabled the testing packages in /etc/apt/sources.list to install a certain package. And I told my ...
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Red glitch borders on linux desktop animations

I am using gnome 3.14 + debian 8 jessie + nvidia optimus graphic driver. Those borders on animations are driving me insane and I would love some suggestions on how to resolve it :( ? PS, can someone ...
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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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Same Wifi names keep messing with connection

I just got a RasPi and I'm looking to replace the Windows PC that's doing the routing job. (To save electricity) What I'm trying to do with it is make it connect to a wifi network using it's bssid(or ...
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Problem with aptitude/apt-get after upgrading libc6 on Debian [closed]

I tried to install Skype on my amd64 Debian 7, after believing the page that told me to upgrade libc6 and allow the x86 architecture. When I started downloading such packages and upgrading libc6 my ...
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Installing DripStat Debian

I think i have installed Tomcat properly, but i might be wrong.... But when i try to instal the java part of the instructions i get this Error: Could not locate a known app server at ...
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Why the “Dwarf Fortress Lazy Newb Pack” doesn't get executed [closed]

This is the pack that I want to run, but every time I click the executable button, it does not run. I would play the original Dwarf Fortress, but I can't stand the look of the map and the ...
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GCM encryption mode for Debian 7.6

Does an option exist for AES-GCM 256bit encryption for client connections with OpenVPN? I've tried to google around this question, but found no algorithm how to patch my openvpn/openssl. So my ...
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Default tmux config

I've been trying some .tmux.conf files but now I'd like to go back to the original/default configuration. How can I do it? I've been looking for the default file but no luck.
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NodeJS / Etherpad: freshly installed etherpad causes TypeError

I have a Debian 7 stable server and installed etherpad-lite with this tutorial how to install etherpad-lite on debian stable. Everything went fine and etherpad starts without errors using: service ...
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How to create user-defined tasks in Debian?

According to the Debian terminology, a task is a collection of several individual Debian packages all related to a specific activity (see here). Tasks can be installed through the tasksel program ...
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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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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 ...