Questions specific to the Debian official distribution (stable, testing, or unstable); if you are using a derivative of Debian (e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, Kali, etc), then use that distribution’s tag instead.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
0answers
13 views

GRUB and LILO both fail to install to hard disk when installing Debian

I'm trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a 4th gen Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message: An installation step ...
2
votes
1answer
14 views

Reinstall Debian, keep conf and programs

I am having trouble to login on the GUi (gdm3). I can login in a prompt in this machine and connect to the internet (it's a fast connection). Could I just run a command and reinstall the system and ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

systemd slow boot - systemd-tmpfiles-setup

Recently I upgraded to debian jessie (current testing) and after that avg boot time has increased to 3-4 minutes. Between grub and gdm start, I get this message for 2-3 minutes. A job is running for ...
39
votes
6answers
65k views

“no public key available” on apt-get update

When performing apt-get update, I get the following error: root@ADS3-Debian6:/home/aluno# apt-get update Atingido http://sft.if.usp.br squeeze Release.gpg Ign http://sft.if.usp.br/debian/ ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin

I'm running this as a debian wheezy inside a vm with NAT networking with a win7 host. When I try to install pidgin using sudo apt-get install pidgin I get following error Err ...
5
votes
3answers
271 views

Real time cmd tool to show HDD space remaining

Is there a command line tool which shows in real time how much space remains on my external hard drive?
4
votes
2answers
90 views

Better method for acting on IP address change from the ISP?

I have a Debian server at home. The server is my router and provides VPN access to the outside. I do not have a static IP address; the lease time given by the ISP is two hours.This cable cell seems ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Bash says file not found when `ls` and `dir` list it

I downloaded the ChromiumOS shell for Linux from here, unpacked it, and attempted to run chrome-wrapper. However, Bash tells me that the file chrome, a shared library according to Thunar, is not ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

nautilus opens but not displayed (Debian Jessie)

in sometimes when I open a folder nautilus suddenly is stopped. then I must restart the system for solve problem because nautilus not open. I try: killall -9 nautilus sudo apt-get remove nautilus ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

Resize a partition without losing data?

I have read a lot of articles about that, but I'm not sure about the results... On my dedicated server (debian), I have the following : Sys. fich. Taille Util. Dispo Uti% Monté sur rootfs ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Web Browser for Debian on ARM?

I recently installed Debian on my ARM Android tablet. However, I'm having trouble finding a good web browser. I've added the Raspbian repos in addition to the standard Debian repos, but I can't find a ...
-3
votes
0answers
12 views

because I can not start munin , I get this … please help [on hold]

● munin.service Loaded: masked (/dev/null) Active: inactive (dead)
2
votes
1answer
15 views

Kali: Bluetooth adapter is not working

My Bluetooth adapter is not working. I tried to connect to my device using graphical interface, but the button connects not working. So, I had to use command line, but this time I get the error: root ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Symlink - what i need to know?

I have a Website with a CMS under the folder /var/www/html/mysite My admin made a symlink once, so when you request my URL, you will be redirected to the folder mysite. I have now created a copy ...
2
votes
1answer
17 views

Debian : Installing Coturn causing error, and package not getting removed.

I am working on install Coturn which is an open-source Stun and TURN server. For that, I had two options, one was to download the debian package and install it by gdebi, and other was to make the ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Why are the timestamps on my removable media taken as UTC time?

I'm running Debian 8, and all of the files on my removable media (SD cards, USB sticks) show up with the time stamp interpreted as UTC, rather than my local time? What's going on? date gives me the ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

“Error constructing proxy” on gnome terminal

I just installed a fresh copy of Debian 8.4 in VirtualBox 5.0.20. I am now attempting to install the "Guest Additions" CD. To do so I had to change my fstab so I am able to execute things from the ...
2
votes
0answers
13 views

Unable to run Virtualbox properly on Kali Linux Rolling because of KERN_DIR error [duplicate]

I added the repo for Virtualbox to my sources.list deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib Afterwards, I installed DKMS and Virtualbox-5.0. When I run virtualbox, this ...
-1
votes
2answers
19 views

Debian apt-get install asks for the DVD Binary [duplicate]

I have installed debian 8 jessie via usb stick on my thinkpad x250 (the laptop doesn't have any cd-dvd rom). Now when i want to use the synaptic or install some programms (especifically pure data) ...
6
votes
1answer
9k views

Debian cannot resolve hostnames

I have a problem resolving host names on Debian running on vmware. It just stopped working out of the blue. Somewhere after uninstalling percona server and deleting /etc/mysql . Initially it thought ...
5
votes
1answer
6k views

What is the difference in CPU utilization between 'ps aux' and 'ps -ef'?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 Linux. I see a difference between %CPU and C output format of ps command for a process. It is not clearly noted in the ps man page. Man pages says: CODE HEADER ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

Why is KDE redirecting back to login page after initial load?

I am running a new install of Debian Jessie and just tried to install KDE and when I login choosing plasma as my desktop environment it goes to a plasma splash screen for a few seconds then goes right ...
1
vote
2answers
32 views

Debian installation on Thinkpad tablet x201

I have installed debian on a Thinkpad tablet x201 via usb. The Debian loads actually succesfuly but there are a couple of things that didn't work, most important of which is i have no access to ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Installed Xfce4 on Debian - Now it doesn't work after reboot

I installed XFCE 4 all went well. I could logout and login and change between different desktop environment. However when I shut down my computer and booted it up. I get an error from GNOME 3 that ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

Media changed: please insert the disk labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux

I installed Debian 7 using a USB flash drive "burned" from the first DVD ISO of the Debian installation CD/DVD. I did a very minimal install without Debian desktop environment, Print server and ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How to install Debian Jessie as a persistant install on my 16GB usb from Windows 7 OS?

Sir, I am a complete newbie. I have never used Linux extensively in my entire life. I use Windows 7 32 bit but my system supports 64 bit architecture and I want to switch to Debian linux 64 bit. ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

Windows and Debian dual boot menu order?

I have debian(elementary os) and windows installed on my lap. In the boot menu, every time I'm getting debian os first and it will automatically load after 5 seconds. How can I change the order to ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Debian Stable (“wheezy”): was trying to build Python 3.4, and I ran sudo make install — am I in trouble now?

So, I wanted to run Python 3.4.x inside a virtualenv virtual environment. I learned that the first step should be to build Python 3.4.x. I was doing so in /usr/bin/Python3.4.x (a folder I created), ...
1
vote
1answer
182 views

Debian 8 Jessie virtualbox vdi disk-image mount

I need to mount virtualbox dynamic vdi image on Debian 8 system. There is 2 ways to solve this task: To use vdfuse. But it was removed from D8 repo, though it exists for D7 wheezy and I use it on ...
2
votes
1answer
995 views

Debian netinstall over wifi?

I have a question obout installing debian. Ubuntu has this option which can install all mising packages from ethernet of wifi, while debian has only ethertnet option. The firmware I prepaire -> see ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Changing mode preference (1x/EVDO/Hybrid) for USB modem

Device in question - Huawei HC156 (what it says on the packaging)/HC1260 (what it says in lsusb). I CAN connect to the internet with it, but I can't change modes between 1x, EVDO, Hybrid. The option ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Qubes OS and .deb packages [on hold]

Qubes Project(https://www.qubes-os.org/getting-started/, variant of Xen Project) is a beautiful OS. However installing non repository packages is difficult. There is a file manager for templates. But ...
1
vote
1answer
987 views

Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

Turning off console output?

I have a Debian on beaglebone without an X server and I need to get rid of any console output to the framebuffer device. I was trying few things I found, like console=null or kernel argument vga=0, ...
2
votes
1answer
681 views

How to forward Remote-Desktop Port across interfaces using ufw?

Machine A has two network interfaces: Network eth0: 10.10.20.0/24 Network wlan0: 192.168.1.145/24 Machine A has 192.168.1.145 as Default Gateway, and also a route to pass 172.16.0.0/16 to ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

KDE Network Manager Can't Add WPA2-EAP Connection

My college has a WPA2-EAP wifi that broadcasts it's SSID but I'm unable to connect via the GUI KDE (package name plasma-widget-networkmanagement). I can connect to other kinds of WPA2 wifi networks ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
20 views

Which services should be stopped by preinst vs. prerm scripts?

The debian manual (https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-pkg_basics.en.html#s-maintscripts) says the following about preinst: Many 'preinst' scripts stop services for packages which are ...
0
votes
0answers
819 views

Compile network card driver on debian

I buy a new network card , D-Link DGE-528T. My OS is Debian(Jessie) kernel : 3.16.0-4-amd64 but it can't detect the new network card, so I must to compile driver by myself. follow README file. ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

LXDE (Debian) doesn't start correctly after kernel mode setting (grub) Help!

Our brand new Debian server caused some java problems that made me test the boot option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nomodeset" After that, the server boots, I can also graphically login - and then nothing ...
-1
votes
0answers
9 views

Intel 4400 Multi screen problems

So I have a Dell Inspron 15 with a i3 processor and intel 4400 graphics. I have just installed debian 8 (jesse) and when I plug in my monitor, the laptop flickers for a second and then goes blank. The ...
3
votes
0answers
25 views
+50

kerberos preauth pkinit failed to initialize: No realms configured correctly for pkinit support

I have successfully installed Kerberos on debian wheezy and can perform service authentication (Apache, ssh) with Kerberos tickets from kinit. I would like to use certificates for kinit (pkinit) ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Problem in writing to a File after Power on/off? [on hold]

I am writing the content of my script to a .log file using > operator. I am doing it on a Raspberry Pi. After a Power on/off if I try to execute the script it doesn't write to the file. I then ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

Installing Linux on spare SSD

I installed linux distribution (a debian-based one,called pardus) on HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 Notebook PC (http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-elitebook-folio-1040-g2-f6r38av-1) and it has a ...
0
votes
2answers
137 views

No numlock in screen?

I am using a laptop and Putty on a Windows system. When I connect to my Debian Squeeze server in Bash environment, I can use the "Pos1/Home" or "End" (at the numlock part of the keyboard) to navigate ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Start notification-daemon as a service

I am running Debian and wish to make use of notify-send. But notify-send doesn't give me any notification unless I have one of the following running: # either: ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

How can I stop my Debian Cinnamon desktop from always starting with the US English keyboard layout?

Since a few weeks Cinnamon on my Debian "Jessie" 8 system suddenly started to start with the X keyboard layout set to US English. It does that even though in the "Keyboard" settings the German layout ...
3
votes
3answers
49 views

IPtables installation question

I am new to installing iptables and have an excellent book called "Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response" by Michael Rash. I have a few questions before I begin. I want to make an ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Debian git error: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n

$ sudo apt-get install git $ git clone sth Cloning into 'a-folder'... git-remote-https: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhogweed.so.2: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Lost mouse pointer in XServer

Have tried many windows managers including TWM, xfce and Gnome, but my mouse pointer is gone. It is invisible, but it performs all the actions. If I do the right click the context menu opens and this ...