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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Using USB intermet through android phone rename dev name

I had a issue every time I connect my phone and enable Internet USB, the assosiated interfaces name changes like enx$(random mac). There's a way to set the name like ppp0 vía udev? I tried vía vendor ...
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Is there any advantage of using Iceweasel and Firefox?

I used Mozilla Firefox in Windows, and now I'm using Iceweasel in Debian 6. Is there any difference to the two programs? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each program? Which one seems ...
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I can't seem to get debian 8 to boot right on powerpc g5

Every time I install it I get a message like press l for Linux, press c for cdrom and it just gets stuck there I don't know what to do. It says specifically: First stage debian GNU/Linux Bootstrap ...
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postfix/smtpd: warning: connect to Milter service unix:/var/run/opendkim/opendkim.sock: No such file or directory

I have problem with postfix on debian after upgrading from squeeze to wheezy. Postfix was configured to sign messages using dkim-filter. Before update, everything was working flawlessly, now it fails ...
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multiple systemd-fcsk message on Debian 8.1 boot

Suddenly, when booting my computer, I see several messages like this: [ 16.123575] systemd-fsck[337]: , 408::f6/00, 306::c6/00, 408::f6/00, ... and in the end: Not automatically fixing this ...
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KDE How to switch between 4 keyboard layouts?

I have KDE 4.14.2 on Debian 8.1 installed. When I have 3 layouts, switching META+Spacebar works perfectly. The problem begins when I am adding 4th layout, switching works incorrectly: I'm only able ...
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Debian Linux Shell has no colors and desktop files/folders gone GNOME

Hello I have installed some packages to fix sound mute, but instead, after restart I saw no icons on desktop except 'Computer'. I have opened shell and wanted to do apt-get update but saw that the ...
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Execute Perl commands from a specific IP?

I have a Debian Jessie 8 server with three unique IPv4 IPs. I connect to the server from Windows 7 via Putty. I can open three Putty windows using each of the three IPs. I am trying to execute a Perl ...
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Umount network drives with systemd before shutdown

My shutdown takes quite a long time (I'm on Debian 8.1) and I found out that it can be fixed by unmounting the network drive before shutting down the system. Apparently the network gets disconnected ...
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Store CPU utilization into CSV file

OS: Debian 8 x64 I'd like to log every 5 seconds the CPU percentage into a CSV file in the format below: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS,CPU% I'm not familiar with how to use the top program to calculate the ...
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Installing Debian Jessie on a fake RAID, stuck at step 10

I am trying to install Debian Jessie on a server machine Dell PowerEdge T20 (PN: Spec1-T20-009), which has 2x 1TB HDDs plugged as a RAID 1 from the factory. The BIOS is set fine, i.e. there is a RAID ...
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Debian install fails on USB-HDD

After my internal HDD broke in my laptop, I've tried to install Debian 6.0.6 on my external HDD. Please note that everything runs great when installing Ubuntu, but for some reason while the Grub stage ...
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postfix - unknown group: vmail

I have a VPS running Debian 8 in which I used this tutorial to set up. It is running dovecot and postfix. Recently I have started receiving errors every few minutes in my mail.err log file which look ...
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My Debian freezes

I installed a fresh Debian 7 install, but it freezes from time to time, and when it happens (quite often indeed) only the mouse can move around but everything is blocked. All I can do is restart. I ...
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Is there a file search engine with a webserver?

I connected a huge USB HD to my linux server. I installed samba and the files can now be accessed over network. I can search for files over network but the samba search is slow. Do you know of any ...
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Can I determine what changed in an upgraded package using apt or dpkg on Debian 6?

I just did an apt-get upgrade on my Debian 6 development server and noticed that a certain package named tinyproxy was upgraded. I have a particular interest in seeing precisely what changed in that ...
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Debian won't boot: udevd fails to load device sda and sdb

I can't boot my Debian system, I got this error during boot up: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting. I have solved this by adding blacklist snd-pscp to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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Install the virtual box guest additions Debian wheezy

I am trying to install the virtual box guest additions and it mounts successfully on to Debian wheezy. When I open this mounted drive I see a message in nautilus in the top right saying "the ...
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How to install `service` command in a Stable Debian?

In ubuntu we do simple: service MyService restart service MyService stop ... So, the service command is good and simple. I need this simplicity: how to install service command on Debian? PS: this ...
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How to change programs used to handle files in Calibre in Debian

I have recently installed Calibre, and it works great, however I have some problems with handling of files by this program: Folders open in baobab. To open folder I just need to click on a book and ...
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Where is my eth0 configuration on Wheezy

I have a perfectly happy Debian Wheezy 7.4 install that sets up eth0 as DHCP. But as I want to set a static IP address for it, I navigate to /etc/network and open up the interfaces file and see the ...
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Debian ssh Cannot Resolve Hostname on DHCP Server

I used to connect to my raspberry pi via ssh using the hostname of the pi and vice versa. Now that doesn't work. I can connect by using the ip address, but that changes daily and it is annoying to ...
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How to stop update-grub from scanning all drives?

Every time update-grub is run all hard drives are scanned. Each drives that is in standby state will spin up to go idle. This is a waste of energy. We use update-grub version 1.98: # update-grub -v ...
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Why is my Debian jessie always in runlevel 5?

I have configured the lines in /etc/inittab as follows: # The default runlevel. id:2:initdefault: But after logging in the output of runlevel is as follows: N 5 So why am I in runlevel 5 ...
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Use default gateway as ntp server

I have a lot of servers running debian and they all must synchronize clock to NTP server running on their respective default gateway. Since there is many servers on many different network segments, I ...
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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 ...
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How to install cctrlapp on debian?

I try to install the cctrl command line client on a debian 8 machine. Following the install instructions, I installed python, pip and then (via pip) cctrl apt-get install python apt-get install ...
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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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internal and extern ip adress when installing softwares etc [on hold]

I rent a Linux Debian server. I have problems with installing software on it. When I install centovacast, I have no problem, but when I create a radiostation into centova for a client, it gives them ...
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Debian Jessie - Terminal not resizing for non-admin user

I've deployed a Debian 8 instance on ec2 using the "official" AMI listed for my region on the debian site. I logged into the default admin account and created another user before logging in as them. ...
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Network testing (e.g. iperf) using only one server

I would like to test my network performance using iperf on a single Unix host. As far as I can tell, a solution would be to make server able to distinguish traffic on the two networks without ...
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Driver for Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip

I just got a Macbook Pro 12,1 which comes with the Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip (output from lspci -nn -d 14e4:). What I've tried First, I built the latest kernel (4.1.6) from source. According to this ...
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How to configure synaptic in Debian Stable, Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

I am using Stable Debian (8.1 - jessie), installed from Live (debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso)... Now, starting to install all other things, nothing is possible (!)... apt-get and Synaptic ...
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Permanent swapping with lots of free memory

We have a Linux server running Debian 4.0.5 (Kernel 4.0.0-2) with 32G RAM installed and 16G Swap configured. The system uses lxc containers for compartmentalisation, but that shouldn't matter here. ...
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[Linux Debian 8]: Driver Installation asks me to insert a disc

So I recently installed Debian 8 and am currently trying to get the software configured with my NVIDIA video card. The official Debian page instructed me to do this: Add deb ...
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Choosing proper Debian installer

I have a server with Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5300 Sequence. I would like to install the latest stable release of Debian on it. But I'm very confused by the number of installers available for ...
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Debian Testing SDDM Does not Log In Users

I have a strange problem. I'm running a Debian testing installation and recently with KDE5 update stream, I got SDDM instead of KDM. However, SDDM does not log me in even when I enter my correct ...
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Debian/Xfce: Keyboard shortcut for home and end keys

I'm running xfce4 on debian. I'd like to assign keyboard shortcuts for the home and end keys (specifically, to move the cursor to the beginning and end of a line). In the settings manager there is a ...
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Debian based system, only one gui program, nothing else

I would like to make a debian system where you can only open one GUI program at boot, no other graphical interface, no minimize, or any X apart from that program, is there a way to do it on debian if ...
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Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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Installing virtualbox on Debian: dependency problems

I'm currently running Debian Wheezy (Testing). I want to install virtualbox but when I run the following: # aptitude install virtualbox ...I get the following result: The following packages have ...
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Fluxbox: Wallpaper settings in fluxbox will always reset

I just installed a fresh new debian and after that I installed fluxbox. I logged in with my normal user and start fluxbox with startx. Ive got now a simple wallpaper with the debian-logo. When using ...
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Hamachi login failed on Debian Wheezy

I am trying to use Hamachi on Debian (Wheezy 7.8) with an ARM architecture. Whenever I try to login, it fails: # hamachi login Logging in ..... failed I tried this command on another Ubuntu machine ...
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How to best track adventures of a novice administrator

I have this user that has limited sudo privileges, yet he manages to screw up from time to time. I would like to keep an eye on his adventures, so that I can reverse any damage with less digging. ...
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Printing in Debian Jessie Without avahi

I'm looking for a way to print to a networked HP LaserJet 600 M602 in Debian Jessie and I can't seem to find a solution that does not pull in avahi as a dependency. I don't want avahi because it ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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Is it safe to delete all swap partitions?

More explicitly: If it safe to shutdown a system, boot from a live cd, delete all disk swap partitions, and boot the system? This is in follow up to How to safely turn off swap permanently? (on ...
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How to check whether CAN bus controller's drivers are presented in my Debian Wheezy?

I've heard that Linux kernel has native CAN bus support at network layer since some years, with a lot of drivers for both embedded and USB CAN bus controllers, how do I check whether they are ...
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Scripts in rc.local (start at boot), doesnot start

In my Debian /etc/rc.local, I've put 2 scripts (one for Wifi AP, the other for VPN client-connection): sh /bootscripts/vpn.sh & sh /bootscripts/wifiap.sh & #test: date >> ...
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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: ...