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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Hostname variable doesn't work

I'm on a Raspberry Pi using RPiTC (Raspberry Pi Thin Client). I had made a script with an Hostname variable. It's worked perfectly but today when I had launch my script I saw something strange. My ...
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Awesome not showing up in GDM?

I recently installed debian with xfce. Once installed, I upgraded to Debian testing and installed awesome, then rebooted. When I click the list of session options at GDM's login screen, the only ...
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Java JDK missing libjli.so path in dependency list, Debian

This perhaps should have been asked at unix.stackexchange.com. Feel free to move it there if you have that power. I am scripting the creation of chroot jails and part of that automation includes ...
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Is there a Software-Center (like in Ubuntu) in Debian?

I wondered if there is some easy to use Software-Center in Debian as well. (You can search and install software easily with it.) Software Center The program can be used to add and manage ...
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grub permission error

I had some package and a kernel update today on my Debian work computer. When running sudo apt-get install I get the following: paul@icarus:~$ sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done ...
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Snapshotting a Linux container in Debian

I know that the command $ lxc-snapshot exists somewhere, but it seems that it's not available on Debian? Forgive my Linux ignorance - but how do I get a hold of this capability? Is there an ...
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Unable to determine your tty name on Debian Wheezy on ARM

while trying to create my Debian Wheezy image for a FriendlyARM mini210s ARM single board computer, I am bumping into this issue. I have opened a terminal via serial sudo screen /dev/cu.usbserial ...
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Get 'python-keyring' to stop prompting for 'encrypted keyring' password

Situation: I followed these instructions (http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/KeyringExtension) on setting up the mercurial keyring-extension for mercurial. On a Ubuntu 12.04.4 (precise) machine it ...
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What's wrong with this sources.list?

I always get the error: W: Failed to fetch http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/dists/stable-updates /Release Expected entry »maindeb/source/Sources« couldn't be found in release file (wrong entry in ...
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is there a way to see a listing of packages ONLY from Debian-experimental?

I am on Debian testing/Jessie and I have debian-experimental as well as in my /etc/apt/sources.list. So I am looking to list packages in two ways :- a. List all the packages which are in ...
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What's the difference between Debian Standard and Gnome?

I was wondering, is there any differences between Debian Standard and GNOME versions? Isn't Debian under GNOME by default?
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Mark files,folder in color using Debian Wheezy/Gnome [on hold]

I'm using Debian Wheezy with Gnome. Does anyone know if it is possible to mark individual files, folders, etc in different COLOR like under OSX? That was a feature of OSX I used a lot before migrating ...
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Debian boot freeze (hard lockup)

I'm using debian sid and during two years i watch the same problem. When I boot from grub my system on the screen appears follow text: Linux kernel in decompress level...Parsing elf and then freeze ...
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How to restore window manager / activities taskbar in Debian running under parallels?

I'm running Debian (Wheezy) under parallels (OSX Mavericks). Every now and then, the task bar (GNOME) in Debian crashes and disappears! (The bar on the top of the screen that shows the time, and ...
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Should I install the AMD/Intel microcode packages when running Debian?

Should I install the AMD/Intel microcode packages when running Debian? What exactly do they do, and when should/shouldn't I install them? Why are they in non-free?
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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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I try to install something, telling me to add -r flag, I do and still tells me to

when I try to install Pocketmine, It tells me to add the -r flag, i do, still tells me the same thing, picture.
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ZFS on Linux volume low freespace. Usedbydataset is larger than volsize

I have a storage with ZFS and Debian wheezy. I am always using the latest ZFS from their github. I created 3 different raidz-3 pools. One for every controller. On every controller I have 24x 4T SATA ...
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debootstrap fails getting Emdebian [on hold]

Following guidelines of this doc to create Embedian Squeeze rootfs $ sudo apt-get install debootstrap $ sudo debootstrap --arch=armel --foreign squeeze rootfs/ http://www.emdebian.org/grip/ W: ...
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Where to put files on a installer? [on hold]

I have a program that I am going to package in a .deb. Where should I put files for my program? I have had a look at the structure of things like Epoptes but I cannot figure out where I should put ...
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Debian offline dist-upgrade in one step

Is there a way to perform a distribution upgrade on an offline Debian system by making only one return trip to an online machine? I've managed to perform the equivalent of apt-get update && ...
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apt pin priority for a single package in a source

I am trying to get firefox through the debian repo for mint to work within debian wheezy I'm using the following source line: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import i've created a file in: ...
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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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External HDD partition not showing [on hold]

I have problem with an external HDD. I am using Debian Jessie. The partition is not showing, I can see only the device: # ls /dev/sd* /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 /dev/sda4 /dev/sda5 ...
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What is spinning my disk up periodically?

I recently bought a CubieBoard 3 and installed Debian. The OS is installed on SD card and I use a 2.5" HDD to share files. The HDD is using ext4. I want the HDD to spin down if it is not used to save ...
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How to install the GTK+2 or GTK+3 tookliks for Python 3 development on Debian?

I want to make a GTK+2 or GTK+3 application in Python 3. For GTK+2, I tried installing PyGTK, but I cannot find any version of PyGTK for Python 3 within Debian's repositories. For GTK+2, I followed ...
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dh_install: libnanomsg-dev missing files (usr/lib/*/lib*.a), aborting

I'm trying to backport libnanomsg-dev from jessie to squeeze and following this tutorial. Here's what I get: $ fakeroot debian/rules binary ... dh_testroot -O--parallel dh_prep -O--parallel ...
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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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Easy command line method to determine specific ARM architecture string?

I'm trying to write a script which will determine actions based on the architecture of the machine. I already use uname -m to gather the architecture line, however I do not know how many ARM ...
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How do I exit the window manager on the current X display?

Let's say I have the window manager Blackbox running on two different X displays, e.g. :0.0 and :1.0 launched from tty1 and tty2 respectively. From a terminal (emulator), how do I exit (kill) the ...
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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 write rules file to build /package_name/abc/xyz/Project for debian creation [on hold]

How do I create a package for the directory which has some text files and in some directory I have libtool project. I want to create debian for the package which tests libtool project builds ...
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dscverify: nanomsg_0.4~beta+dfsg-3.dsc failed signature check

I'm trying to backport libnanomsg-dev from jessie to squeeze. And dget says: $ dget -x http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/nanomsg/nanomsg_0.4~beta+dfsg-3.dsc dget: retrieving ...
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Login screen not appearing after upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I upgraded from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie by changing sources from /etc/apt/source.list and running: apt-get update apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade This operation ...
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install php5 with readline support on debian wheezy

php5-cli does not come with readline support on debian wheezy. this means that the interactive php shell (run as $ php -a) does not have a prompt (php >), instead it just says Interactive mode ...
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How to backup entire xen dom0 (on debian)

How do you go about creating a bootable backup ISO of my computer (dom0)? I have tried remastersys and this backs up everything but Xen does not work properly. LiveCDs also do not work. Does ...
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How do I keep my display output from toggling by itself?

It happens with a Vostro 3550, Debian, Gnome and a Philips 1080p television. As soon as I connect the HDMI it starts toggling output and goes from mirror to just the laptop display to just the TV to ...
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sssd-ad in wheezy

I have a similar question running on serverfault, but i have a followup question that is more suited here, in my humble(likely uninformed) opinion. I have been trying to validate users in my Debian ...
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How do I make Debian start with IceWM-lite by default at startup?

On a Debian box, I have installed IceWM and IceWM-lite, I'd like it to boot with IceWM-lite by default. So far I have done this through the desktop menu after each boot.
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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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shutdown, reboot, printer setup etc. unavailable to normal user after upgrading debian

I did an upgrade to my Debian Jessie box and after that shutdown, hibernate and suspend options are disabled in the gui. I can not even connect any new wifi connections via Network Manager. Also ...
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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 use rsync with samba share

I would like to synchronize all the content of my phone to my home server using the phone's samba share. My approach is to write a script that mounts the phone's samba share, and then copies all the ...
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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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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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Make custom iso debian file

I tried to create a custom distribution based on debian, after reading debian document, I found preseed file that can generate debian with preconfigured parameters. But this is not enough for me, ...
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Preseed setting wrong partition size

I'm trying to do an install of Debian with the preseed tool. Everything's working great so far, except for the partitions of my disk. Basically what I want is: / of 30GB - ext4 /var/lib about 2TB - ...
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Update Bastille on Debian Linux (Mint)

Is there anyway to update Bastille to it's lastest version (3.2.1)? The one i'm using is 3.0.9 and it was kinda hard to even find it's package (which i found on another SE question: How can I install ...
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Iceweasel (Wheezy) crashing with error in libmozalloc.so [on hold]

I use Debian and Iceweasel is crashing multiple times daily. I get this error, but cannot find any solutions online (though it IS mentioned in several posts): Chrome_ChildThr[27462]: segfault at 0 ip ...
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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 ...