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Debian (jessie) with XFCE, Sessions and Startup: Application Autostart

Long-time lurker, first time question-asker. I am running Debian jessie with XFCE, kernel 3.16.7. In the course of setting up Conky to run at startup, I wrote a bash script to... well.. run Conky. ...
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launch process foreground on boot

I know how to launch programs in the background with cron on boot or at certain intervals, but in this case, I want to launch a python script in the foreground, automatically when the computer starts, ...
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How to check if my e-mail goes to recipient spam folder?

Actually, I'm using Exim as an MTA to send emails, is it possible to get notified if an email goes to recipient spam folder?
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Debian - enable broadcom wireless controller

Ok, this is driving me crazy. I'm setting up an old Dell Precision M60 notebook, and I can't manage to enable support for its wireless device on debian squeeze. What I tried: lspci | grep -i ...
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sudo update-ca-certificates always add new cert

When I run sudo update-ca-certificates on debian 8 it is always add one new cert. it is normal behavior? What's can be wrong? ar@work:/tmp$ sudo update-ca-certificates Updating certificates in ...
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Network interface crashes after disconnecting eth wire or restarting service

At startup or reboot, network interface works fine. Host is reachable and also can communicate with other devices on the local net or internet. IP address is configured as static, and dns-nameservers ...
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Cannot connect (start?) to postgresql 9.4 on Debian (8.x)

All is in the title,... Actually, I installed PostgreSQL 9.4 (with postGIS extension), and when installed, everything used to work fine. As said on many tuts, I've set the /data folder, checked ...
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FFMpeg : Creating a video clip of approx. 10 seconds when video duration is unknown without audio-

I am working on a project where I am looking to extract a video clip from an input video. I have found many links(Eg : link) which do this task, but in all this I have to specify video duration. ...
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SELINUX not installing on Hyper-V Debian Jessie VM

I'm currently trying to install SELINUX on Debian Jessie VM. I'm following the instructions on the Debian website here Once I've completed the installation, I make a change to /etc/default/rcS to ...
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Debian jessie boot hangs at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes.”

I just upgraded my MOBO and CPU on my PC, and now whenever I try and boot my debian install it hangs at [ OK ] Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes. Is there an way I can boot into my ...
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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, which is ...
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Unable to start jack server in beaglebone black debian [duplicate]

I am trying to build run a C program in Beaglebone Black using Debian in which I am trying to receive sound from USB sound card. For this I have made my USB sound card as default sound hardware by ...
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Install GUI for debian

I did many manipulations when trying to install NVIDIA driver on my debian machine, without success. I've deleted everything related to debian's GUI (x11-common, xorg, gdm3, gnome, gnome-shell, ...
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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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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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Error signing certificate

I am trying to create and sign a certificate for Email services. Using this. Everything went well until i reached : sudo openssl ca -in server.csr -config /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf After entering the ...
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WebGL support on VirtualBox guest

I've managed to install a Debian 7.3 as guest on virtualbox 4.3.6 VM with guest additions, and I'm not able to make work webGL. While I'm able to see openGL working (tried with glxinfo and glxgears ...
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How to install GCC 5 on debian jessie 8.1

I tried many solutions to install update for my gcc compiler on debian server. None of them worked. I need the compiler update to use new features of c++11, as this provides a stable libcxx11 ABI, and ...
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intel cpu not showing up as VGA compatible controller

I am trying to set up a virtual machine with gfx_passthru. My system has an nvidia graphics card and a 4790k cpu. The nvidia cpu shows up properly as a VGA controller, but I don't want to use this to ...
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Intel Graphic error: i915 […] has bogus alignment

I'm using Debian unstable and I have a graphical problem after my computer suspend. My Xfce desktop is not correctly rendered on the wakeup, I can see my background through the panel (see screenshot) ...
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How do I set up the SELinux sandbox in Debian?

I've installed SELinux in Debian sid in order to use the sandbox that locks down apps to a restricted enviroment, but I can't get it to work. If I try to use the sandbox command in permissive mode ...
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Error during apt-get upgrade in wheezy

Today I wanted to upgrade my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. As first step I thought it is a good idea to upgrade the current wheezy-packages: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ... ...
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Possible encode error on open window titlte

I'm having a problem after updating, upgrading and rebooting my system. When i open a program and its window shows up, the title only shows some little boxes. For example, if i open a terminal, there ...
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Gnome 3 is not allowing me to login as root

I tried to login as root in gnome 3 like so: I pressed Not listed?, then I typed in root as username then I typed in my root password, but it says That didn't work.
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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 to get Evolution to run in VNC on Debian/Wheezy (or later)?

For many years I've been in the habit of, when away from home, VNC-ing (over ssh) back into my "home machine" and running Evolution (for email, contacts etc) in a tightvncserver environment there. ...
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make wmaker default window manager - get rid of Cinnamon

There are a lot of questions and answers for setting the default window manager, e.g., here and here. I'm using Debian Jessie with XDM. I've tried editing /etc/X11/default-display-manager and using ...
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Debian :WiFi Works fine in Recovery mode

Wifi is working fine in recovery mode but in normal boot it works for sometime then disconnects and all the available connections also disappears.Log out login doesn't have any impact and when I ...
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How to block non-free with apt preferences?

I want to block all packages from non-free, except for those that I name explicitly. Currently, I have: /etc/apt/sources.list : deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free ...
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Installing Steam on Debian 8.3 Jessie

I have ran into some issues when it went down to install Steam on Debian Jessie. The console as well as Apper comes up with missing dependencies and the package isn't going to install.
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Why does startx give a black screen, with no errors?

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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no NVIDIA GPU detected

I'd like to install NVIDIA driver on debian, but the installer tells me that I've no NVIDIA GPU on my machine. $ lspci -nn | grep NVIDIA 01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M ...
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building Debian package fails at dh_auto_install stage

I'm trying to build a very simple debian package. I have two files, main_file and functions, they are both shell scripts, functions is sourced by main_file. There are no dependencies on any external ...
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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 ...
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Installing Debian 8 (Jessie) from HDD Partition

I tried to install Debian 8 (Jessie) with the official DVD 1 from my Card Reader (SDHC UHS-I Card 32GB). Now that does not work, because I am unable to mount it (no signal at all). Now I want to know ...
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Flash Drive is not detected and can not format it in debian jessie

I have one 4GB Flash Drive which is now not working at all. There are some important data in it but since it is not even detected I am running out of options. I even tried recreating partition table ...
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Cannot resize Gedit window

Gedit 3.14 in Debian 8 has no window manager decoration and the window cannot be resized. Do I need to install any additional package to make it work or has Gedit become unusable outside of the Gnome ...
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How I make persistent network interface changes programmatically?

Maybe a bit of a newbie question: I am running Debian Wheezy on an embedded platform (Beaglebone-variant) and want to allow users to make persistent changes to a network interface - e.g., change from ...
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Extended permissions - after set acl, group cannot write [on hold]

I want to use setfacl to set permissions to dir for the users group. I do something like this: mkdir /Employee chgrp employeers /Employee setfacl -m d:g::rwx /Employee And now, when I try to create ...
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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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Wait for a network device to come up before bringing another network device up on boot?

I'm in the middle of setting up my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian as a bridge between my university's wireless network (which requires WPA2-Enterprise authentication) and my private wireless router ...
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How can I preseed the answers to the prompts in this deb?

I am trying to install jitsi-meet on a vm via automated script . However, the deb package prompts for a hostname. How can I set this value from a script? I have tried using debconf-set-selections, ...
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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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How to install drivers for intel GMA 3600 intergrated graphics system?

I am currently using crunchbang 11 32bit, on a laptop with Atom D2500/GMA3600. Does anyone know how to install a more modern driver - rather than the gma500? Is this even possible?
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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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Two ISPs and multipath gateway configuration

I have two different ISPs. I want to set some kind of load balancing setup that will distribute packets to those providers. I know this can be done using different routing tables, but I wanted to use ...
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“A stop job is running…” on shutdown

Almost every time when I'm shutting down or rebooting the system I get the following message before the system actually shuts down: A stop job is running for Session 1 of user xy It waits for ...
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Apt-get installed programs in Debian Cinnamon Desktop

I usually use GNOME as a desktop for Debian and when I install a program like Terminator via apt I can immediately find it in the drop-down menu and drag a shortcut to it in the toolbar if I like. I ...
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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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Problems with timesyncd or networkd

I am using Raspbian Jessie and I want to set up time synchronization. What I did is: enabled systemd-timesyncd timedatectl set-ntp true enabled systemd-networkd systemctl enable ...