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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Emacs upgrade problem on Debian

I am new to programming, Debian and emacs. I tried to install packages of smex on emacs and I downloaded it from smex@marmalade but when I do the install step, emacs told me there is no match for ...
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No sound from Debian beside beeps

I bought Lenovo ideapad 500S and installed Debian 8. It's a fresh install, and no other OS is on this computer. I am having difficult on enabling the audio and days of googling to hunt any hint ...
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How can I configure the serial port under debian 8.3 on HP Server?

If there is no Monitor I can access via the serial RS-232 port on Debian/GNU/Linux 8.3! How can I configure the serial port under Debian 8.3. It should be possible already during the boot from Debian ...
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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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Iptables GEOIP not working under Debian Squeeze

I've just installed xtables-*, compiled the geoip database, but when I try to use an iptables command it always gives back the following error: Command iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m geoip ...
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Essential Packages for a Debian Build System

I am building a Debian Jessie build system running on an arm processor. I use elbe which, to oversimplify, is a bunch of Python scripts that call debootstrap to create the base system: debootstrap ...
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Installing ownCloud with NGINX and SQLite

I have a distro based on Debian Jessie running on an ARM device. How can I install a simple, secure ownCloud 8.2.2 installation that uses NGINX and SQLite without installing Apache and MySQL? Many ...
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Installing gsl on Debian

I am trying to install gsl on Debian Jessie (https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/gsl). I do not have root privileges and I need to install it on my home directory. So I do: apt-get source gsl ...
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I must run ./odoo.py as root instead of just having odoo service started

I just fresh installed Odoo 9.0 onto fresh installed Debian 8.3. I am having a strange problem, which I don't know, how to solve, because I don't really understand it. Odoo only works when I run ...
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Finding all software packages in Debian that provide a particular alternative

The Debian distribution has the Debian Alternatives System. From the Wiki: The Debian alternatives system creates a way for several programs that fulfill the same or similar functions to be ...
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clipboard not working when connecting via rdesktop to xrdp-sesman

I have a Debian machine with xrdp-sesman setup following way Xvnc 127.0.0.1:5910 xrdp-sesman 127.0.0.1:3350 xrdp 0.0.0.0:3389 I am connecting to this machine with rdesktop ...
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Debian 8.3. Sound doesn't work (No soundcards found…)

root@debian:~# alsactl init alsactl: init:1758: No soundcards found... root@debian:~# lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio ...
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User Authentication not working in global config

First of all, sorry if I'm on the wrong network, I struggled with finding the correct one. But well, I recently got my new server which runs on much newer software than my old one which I couldn't ...
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Unlock LUKS encrypted Debian root with key file on boot partition

I'm trying to decrypt the Debian root with a key file stored in the boot partition (decrypted partition). This will break the security, but it doesn't matter now. I have to conclude this successfully ...
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How do I use specific key combinations to change to specific keyboard layouts in Debian 8 (Gnome 3.14.1)?

For example, pressing Alt+LShift switches to eo and Alt+RShift switches to en (no matter what the current layout is)? I have previously found a solution utilizing setxkbmap, but using that breaks the ...
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Debian 8 - Install lastest version of MySQL

After downloading MYSQL APT Repository at http://cdn.mysql.com//Downloads/MySQL-5.7/libmysqld-dev_5.7.11-1debian8_amd64.deb I ran the command dpkg -i libmysqld-dev_5.7.11-1debian8_amd64.deb ...
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Debian dependencies for ttyecho

Which dependencies should have a debian package, which distributes the binary of ttyecho?
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espeak, alsa Unknown PCM

I have a Debian Wheezy and I connected to my linux a USB Dac. I use every time a MPD server (and that work) Now, I would like to use espeak with pyttsx But when I start my script (It worked and my ...
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How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”? [duplicate]

By "alternatives" I mean (for the most part; see exception below) the "roles" corresponding to the files under /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives. These roles include awk desktop-background editor ...
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Reinstalling all Debian packages

I killed by mistake a dpkg process running in the background and I would like to reinstall all packages to be sure everything is allright. First, I tried to get a list of all packages and reinstall ...
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How does PulseAudio start?

PulseAudio is always running on my system, and it always instantly restarts if it crashes or I kill it. However, I never actually start PulseAudio. I have checked /etc/init.d/ and ...
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How to install VirtualBox in Debian 8?

So, I have been crying for hours over this. I have been trying to install virtual box 5.0 in 64-bit Debian Jessie, and for the life of me can not figure it out. I have tried installing it from .deb, ...
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High memory usage but no process is using it

I run free -m on a debian VM running on Hyper-V: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 10017 9475 541 147 34 909 ...
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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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I can't connect to wi-fi, no wlan0 device on iwconfig

My Device I bought Lenovo ideapad 500S and installed Debian 8. It's a fresh install, and no other OS is on this computer. I am having difficult on connecting to wi-fi and days of googling to hunt ...
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Finger touch/mouse left click stopped working on LCD Touchscreen 4DCape-70T for BeagleBoneBlack (OS Debian)

we use many BeagleBoneBlack boards (OS Debian, kernel 3.8.13-bone50 (May 13 2014)) with LCD Touchscreen 4DCape-70T. My java application is running after startup of OS Debian 7.5. I use GPIO library ...
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Is it possible to redirect root email to axigen internal e-mail?

For a few month I've been using Axigen webmail as my main e-mail server. For the last month I was looking for a way of redirecting my root e-mail, as well as my crontab outputs into an internal ...
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Cannot configure wlan0 with static ip?

Debian Wheezy on ARM: wlan0 works with DHCP but doesn't work with static IP. This is my /etc/network/interfaces auto lo wlan0 iface lo inet loopback iface wlan0 inet static wpa-ssid "mySSID" ...
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Debian package of Tomee plus

I'm looking for Debian package of Tomee plus but I have not found anything. Also, I would like to know if it is possible to download the package( on windows) then be installed on Debian or I have to ...
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How do I change from gnome to i3 Debian 8

I have read all over the Internet about changing text files or running commands to change my wm but none of them work. I have looked all around the gnome lock screen for a button allowing me to change ...
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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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Clipboard doesn't work between Win7 (local) and Linux (remote)

I'm using Win7 64-bit and connecting remotely to Debian. The thing is copy/paste doesn't work even for plain text. I've tried killing this process rdpclip.exe and create again, but that didn't help. ...
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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 ...
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Locate and manage files on extern hard drive through FileZilla over SSH

I have installed Debian Server on one of my servers and plugged in a extern hard drive to it through USB (sdb1, 2, and 5 on the image below) where I have all my files on right now. Before I used this ...
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Debian 8 - Run scripts after boot

I've tried run some scripts after boot via /etc/rc.local. /etc/rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will ...
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sbuild schroot fails

I am trying to package an Ubuntu package as a Debian package. For maintainability I am trying to use sbuild. Following the steps here I go through the first five steps, but when I try to build I get ...
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How do I get deboostrap (via live-build) to use Raspbian's release keyring?

I am trying to use live-build 5.0 on Debian squeeze to build a Raspbian live image. The sudo lb build command fails during the debootstrap phase, at the step: I: Checking Release signature E: Release ...
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How to make 32bit and 64bit iso image together under 64bit debian using simple-cdd?

i have been using simple-cdd for about one month. i built some custom 64bit debian iso images successfully however now i need to build an iso for 32bit systems aswell under 64bit debian if possible. ...
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Putty doesn't have any colors, but only for one server

I'm using Putty to connect to 7 servers. The problem is that one of them doesn't have any colors, which makes it harder to distinguish folders from other files. Here's what I'm talking about. ...
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How do I include custom header files in my C++ file in linux? [migrated]

I am new to linux and have some question regarding inclusion of header files. I have created a blinkled.cpp file using nano editor and then I wrote a simple program to blink an LED using ...
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LLVM error instead of 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I've installed [tag: Debian] stable (Jessie) on a Acer Notebool (Aspire ES 15). If I try to start some programs (qtcreator, processing) I see: LLVM ERROR: Cannot select: intrinsic ...
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Why does /etc/machine-id changes at reboot?

/etc/machine-id changes at each boot on my recent Debian Jessie install. The docs say it shouldn't: The machine ID is usually generated from a random source during system installation and stays ...
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...
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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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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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Disable NFSv4 (server) on Debian, allow NFSv3

How can the NFS server on a Debian 8 system be limited to NFSv3? By default, shares can be mounted with both vers=3 and vers=4. /etc/default/nfs-kernel-server: # To disable NFSv4 on the server, ...
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Stop /sbin/agetty and log out the session

I start agetty using /sbin/agetty 115200 /dev/ttyS2 vt220 to provide console access through my port ttyS2. From the other computer, I can create a connection, and upon opening, I am prompted with ...
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Debian Farstream dependencies

I am having trouble getting pidgin to build from source. Running the ./autogen.sh I fail on not finding FARSTREAM but I have that package installed. blubee@naibed:~/Development/pidgin-main$ sudo ...
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Create bootable hfs+ partition for macbook

I've installed Debian testing on a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) without keeping OS X on the internal SSD. I've used the following GPT partition layout: HFS+ EFI on /boot/efi BTRFS on / SWAP on swap I've ...