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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Unable to start X Server with no screens, no xorg.config to edit

I am trying to start the X server (I have all the packages installed). The problem I am having is that the server is offsite, has no screen and never has had a screen connected to it and as a result ...
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Debian IPv6 Works off and on

I have a problem where when I boot my server IPv6 works. I can ping an IPv6 address for however long I want and it will continue to work. However whenever I stop using it and let it sit for maybe ...
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How to make a local template for a linux container and point to that

I am a newbie to the world of Linux Containers. I looked at quite a few webpages, wikipedia and checked out the questions at stackexchange but without any answers. Maybe my 'keyword fu' is not strong ...
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How to deactivate mbox?

I just finished to install the horde framework (git version) on my server (debian7 + dovecot + postfix + apache2). And I would like to know if it is possible to deactivate the "mail" program's ...
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xe sr-create type=ext results in backend failure

I'm trying to create an ext based storage repository: xe sr-create content-type="local SR" \ host-uuid=c7030a1f-15e3-7e7d-2932-b30200a15917 type=ext \ device-config-device=/dev/sdb1 \ ...
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Running a script during booting/startup; initi.d vs @root

I am currently trying to understand the difference between init.d and @root for running a script at startup/booting of the system. The use of @root is some what simpler by simply going into crontab ...
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Why there is no https transport for debian apt tool?

With all paranoia that has come with NSA and everything, I'm wondering why debian package installation mechanism does not support HTTPS for its transport, let alone using it by default. I know debian ...
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error while insatlling gstreamer

aptitude install gstreamer1.0-libav Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "gstreamer1.0-libav" Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "gstreamer1.0-libav" ...
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No /dev/hidraw device when I plug in a Yubikey

I have a Yubikey NEO, and I'm trying to get it to work on Debian. When I plug it in, I get udev events, but no /dev/hidraw? device. Here's what I know so far: cat /boot/config-$(uname -r) | grep ...
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Samba DC - account is saved only with temponary file [on hold]

I have problem with Samba AD. When I log in to account on Windows computer, account will not be saved. smb.conf: [global] workgroup = miegl server string = Home server netbios name = ...
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apache virtual hosts not working for new domain

I probably did some really trivial mistake but somehow I can't figure out where is the problem. until now I had my debian vps running with few virtual hosts using one domain and several subdomains. ...
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No screens found error when starting fresh install of chroot debian wheezy with xfce gui

I am not an experienced linux user, but have bought a chromebook and am now installing crouton. I ran into a problem for which I couldnt find a solution using google or SE. This SE seemed to have 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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Why do iptables drop / log even if the appropriate packet should be accepted?

I'm setting up a server running Debian Jessie with some applications like iptables firewall, fail2ban, openvpn, apache, ... The iptables firewall is configured in the way, that it logs every packet ...
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How to force fsck at every boot - all (relevant) filesystems?

I'm working with a fanless PC (hundreds of them, in fact) that has debian 6 and 3 partitions( FAT and 2x ext2). The system doesn't have a power button as such so most people tend to yank the plug to ...
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Ipv6 Network unreachable Debian

Been trying to configure ipv6 on my proxmox server for about an hour now and I just can't seem to get it right. /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet ...
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Alsa mixer unmute problem on Thinkpad laptop

After updating my Debian jessie laptop yesterday, the mute/unmute button stopped working. The volume up/down buttons work and I can mute the sound but when I press the mute button again to un-mute, ...
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Service that runs once when ppp0 connection shows up

We use wvdial to initiate a cell modem connection. We wrap it with nohup, launched by a cron job that checks if all is well every minute (everything we read said that wvdial and the associated ...
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Login dialog doesn't stay on screen long enough to input credentials(resume from screensaver)

I have an old computer which I upgraded the GPU to Mobility Radeon HD 5430 Series, I just installed the modules for Debian Wheezy, but now my screen-saver doesn't work anymore, when I come back to the ...
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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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Do I need systemd-logind service on server?

I'm setting up debian 8 lxc container on debian 8. And I see a lot of: [FAILED] Failed to start Login Service. See 'systemctl status systemd-logind.service' for details. when the container starts. ...
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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), ...
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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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Xrandr debian black screen when changing resolution

Impossible to change the resolution on wheezy to 1920x1080 I'm stuck and I'd down a bit as 1360x768. At the beginning in nvidia-settings i only had the choice to 1920x1080, after adding: Option ...
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exim4 on debian 7.8 sent mail never arrives @gmail

I followed the instruction on this page Debian Exim and configured my exim with a single file via the dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config setup. Now I can send mails between local users (from root to ...
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Managing unofficial repositories on a Debian system

A few years ago I added this repository to my sources.list: http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ because it contained packages like acroread or flash player, which were either missing or out of date in ...
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Installing Debian 7 (Wheezy) on VMWare Fusion

I'm trying to install Debian 7 x64 on to VMWare Fusion Professional 7.0.1 (on Mac OS X 10.10.1): I downloaded debian-7.7.0-ia64-netinst.iso and tried to start a VM with it and got the following: ...
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When did bash quit exporting SHELL?

I upgraded a Debian box from stable to Jessie and I noticed that SHELL is no longer exported, so screen and similar programs start dash for subshells instead of bash. When was this change made and ...
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OpenVPN Server only Serves traffic from Google.com to Client

So I am pretty sure this is a routing/config problem. Whenever my client (Android OpenVPN) connects to the OpenVPN server it can only retrieve traffic from google.com searches. Whenever I try and ...
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Source code location for debugging on Debian?

From Debian's DebugPackage, I know the debug information file for an executable goes in /usr/lib/debug when creating two part executables (i.e., stripping the executable of its symbols and placing ...
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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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searching for hardware via lspci

I just bought Lenovo ThinkPad X201 t. I have installed Debian Jessie (testing). I was able to make working all of its hardware, but with one exception. And that is mobile broadband modem. I have ...
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VirtualBox Bridged Networking is not working (NAT and Host-Only works)

I'll try to be brief and include all the things I've tried out so far: Guest OS: Debian Wheezy Host OS: Windows 7 Setting networking to NAT works. Setting networking to host-only works as well. ...
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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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Bash cannot see PATH update

I am running Debian on a VM. I login to the GUI and go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. # echo shell: /bin/bash I modified ENV_SUPATH, ENV_PATH inside of /etc/login.defs. I restarted ...
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How can I mount this .img file and browse its contents?

I am interested in mounting a firmware image and browsing its contents. I attempted this with the mount command but received some errors ("you must specify filesystem type"). However I think there may ...
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command to log out of LXDE directly

To log out of LXDE, I can click on the "Start" menu, click "Logout" and when the menu pops up click on "logout" again. Or I can type lxde-logout in my terminal and when the menu opens, click on ...
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How to install phpmyadmin 4.0 on Debian

Is there a way to install an up-to-date phpmyadin on Debian via apt-get? I only found a PPA for Ubuntu on the that you can install with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nijel/phpmyadmin apt-get update; ...
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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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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 get a grsecurity kernel on Debian Wheezy using the linux-patch-grsecurity2 package?

There is a package linux-patch-grsecurity2. But it seems to be lacking documentation. How to make use of linux-patch-grsecurity2 to get a grsecurity enabled kernel?
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debian wifi connection keeps dropping and establishing

My wifi connection keeps dropping and establishing with 1 second periods for 5 minutes or so, in a random moment in the day. Here is the dmesg output: (the same output produced million times) ...
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Connecting to WEP WiFi/wlan0 using Minimal Debian Wheezy

Alright, I've had a doozy of a time trying to set up wlan0 on a minimal Debian install, meaning I have no DE, but you probably knew that. The problem lies in that I cannot for the life of me get my ...
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Second monitor detected but not receiving signal?

I'm at my wit's end trying to figure this one out. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 (DMS-59 connector with DMS-59 to dual-DVI adapter). I'm trying to get dual monitors working properly. So far, 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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KDE 5 in Debian wheezy?

I really hate the look of all the desktop environments officially supported by Debian 7. I also really really like the look of KDE Plasma 5. Unfortunately Debian seems to only support KDE 4, and it ...
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Automatically update hwclock at boot

We're having a small issue with our Beagle Bone Blacks. Since they do not come with a RTC battery, when they lose power, the hardware clock gets messed up. I need a simple and clean way of syncing the ...
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Yet another question about the slowness of the Iceweasel browser

Using Iceweasel since three years on my Debian (today Wheezy), I noted that the browser became very slow since one month. The slowness is not when I open the application but only for the page load in ...
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Error attempting to use Subversion after upgrade: Segmentation fault

I did an apt-get update/upgrade today and my Subversion is giving me grief now. I am still a new user with debian so i wan not aware that sometimes a reboot is required after one of these updates, so ...
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systemd and *.service have been not existed (Are they generic?)

As you know, units of systemd have stored in /lib/systemd/system such as : rsync.service avahi-daemon.socket bluetooth.service cups.service When you use the following command : systemctl enable ...