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Lots of missing files in debsums output

I run debsums -cs in a machine running Debian Jeesie. The output is lots of missing files. Lots of them (maybe all) has some sort of locale two letters code (like zh, fr, de, and so on). I have run ...
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000-default.conf file is not the same on Wheezy and Jessie

I am trying to set up CGI-BIN on apache2 web server, but I figured out that 000-default.conf file is not the same on Jessie as it was on Wheezy, am I missing something?
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Debian install failing due to CDROM not being detected

A similar question got asked but got closed. If you install Debian 7.7 to a USB in Windows with unetbootin and then try to install Debian from that USB, it will complain that it 'cannot mount CDROM' ...
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USB Devices doesn't work but show up in lsub and dmesg

I'm found this article and seem to have a similar Problem. Why is USB not working in Linux when it works in UEFI/BIOS? I use VPro KVM and the input doesn't work in debian jessie. Live CD and rescue ...
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How to prompt window for grub versions comparison after package updates

I am on Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Debian 4.8.4-1) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u4 (2015-09-19), it's the 8.4 release (jessie) I had the ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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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 ...
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How do I get my Logitech Quickcam 4000 up and running?

I've just installed Debian “Squeeze” and would love it if I could get my webcam up and running. I've Googled for a solution, and there's a package named pwc that I need to install to get it up and ...
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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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Identifying source of audit messages in kern.log

I recently installed the auditd package on my Debian machine. I did some testing with auditctl, creating a single rule to watch a directory, proved something, and then removed and purged auditd. ...
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Set apt-get options to tolerate harmless 'dpkg --force-conflicts' kludge?

A trivially conflicting package foo can be made to work with bar, by running dpkg --force-conflicts -i foo. But eventually it's time to upgrade, and 'apt-get' objects: % apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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Unable to mount New Volume

When I plug in my encrypted USB drive, I get this message: Anyone know how this can be corrected? It was working fine yesterday.
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No sound output

I just upgraded my machine to a new motherboard (ASUS Maximus VIII), processor and RAM. I'm on Debian stable, 8.4. Everything works, except for there being no sound output. The following I already ...
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How do I preseed select a particular partition?

I am using a preseed to perform unattended install. I am encrypting one partition. So I use an expert_recipe to partition the disk, then use manual selectors to select the particular encrypted volume ...
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Good squid documentation + question [on hold]

I have a question concerning the logic used in the configuration of squid server. I was wondering how squid_acl, squid.conf, squid_whitelist.conf and squid_lans.conf interact, I was trying to look for ...
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Compiling Asterisk on Debian: Cannot Find `ptlib-config`

My Asterisk ./configure is returning: checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h usability... no checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h presence... no checking for /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h... no checking ...
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Two cronjobs - First to start a process - Second to stop a process

SOLUTION: 0 0 * * * /usr/local/bin/bitcoind -datadir=/home/pi/bitcoinData -daemon >> ~/bitcoinData/bitcoin-cron.log 2>&1 0 6 * * * /usr/local/bin/bitcoin-cli ...
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if I use multiplicative suffixes in systemd it errors - “failed to parse resource value”

Odd issue, this'n! As per the systemd man.. "The multiplicative suffixes K (=1024), M (=1024*1024) and so on for G, T, P and E may be used for resource limits measured in bytes (e.g. LimitAS=16G)." ...
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Debian. Keyboard doesn't work properly

Last time I have strange bugs with my laptop keyboard. Some of the keys stop working time to time. More often it is shift keys, but some times it also a, s, d, k, l, ;, and others. But they doesn't ...
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CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0): Is it a must have process?

This post is somewhat similar but mine is rather specific. CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Is this really a bug? In our system this process is creating ...
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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) ...
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Locale environment variable settings do not take effect

I have a Debian 6 (64-bit) VPS where I cannot seem to get the locale environment variables LANG and LC_* set. (Everything below as root). vps:~# locale -a C POSIX en_US.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 vps:~# locale ...
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How to hide a specific process?

The command hidepid is used to prevent users from seeing all processes that do not belong to them, but it doesn't offer the possibility of selecting a specific process. Is it possible to hide only one ...
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How to burn an iso image from the command line

Is that possible to get an alternative to the command dd to burn an iso image including some options: Detect the burning device , Burn an iso image and eject the CD from the command line?
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How to prevent the latest ImageMagick vulnerability? [migrated]

According to the CVE-2016–3714 there are a some vulnerabilities in the ImageMagick program (4 packages) : Insufficient filtering for filename passed to delegate's command allows remote code ...
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Moving up DNS domain between webhosting servers

first post over here. Until yesterday I had a virtual shop working in a VPS webhost site, but because of the quality of service it was decided to move the whole webapp to another webhost, in a ...
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How do I set up user quota for /var/www?

I want to add quota per user in my Apache2 webroot. My /var/www directory is not a partition. I've found tutorials on how to set up quota for partitions, but how do I set up /etc/fstab without moving ...
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Jittery ThinkPad TrackPoint scrolling in Debian / X / GNOME using Eclipse Mars

Eclipse scrolling happens with unbearable jitter, whereas other X applications (e.g. Google Chrome) behave more smoothly, what could be the cause? Why would Eclipse be different from other apps? $ ...
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How to disable trackpad at GNOME / X display manager (gdm3) login time

Using this: $ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.18.1 I want to do this: All Settings > Mouse and Touchpad > Touchpad > Off in a way that applies at Desktop Environment login time, ...
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Why fail2ban doesn't put some IP address in jail

This is several days ago, I observed some IP addresses was't banned by fail2ban, and continued to brute force attack on different port of ssh. This an extract of my logwatch: undef: 22 times a ...
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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. ...
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GRUB and LILO both fail to install to NVMe hard disk when installing Debian

I'm trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a Lenovo Thinkpad. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message: An installation step failed. You can try ...
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Can't delete files using SSHFS on windows

My problem is that i can't delete any fails from any folder using my windows sshfs client. Even though i'm logging in through root account, it still says that i do not have enough permission to ...
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How do you change the root password on Debian?

I want to change the password I assigned to root on my Debian webserver to something longer and more secure. Bit of an obvious newbie question, but how do I do that? I haven’t forgotten/lost the ...
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Geany text editor caret block

I have Geany installed via apt-get on debian 8. I want to set the caret shape to be a block, but i can't find any filetypes.common in my .config/geany/filedefs. How can i do this?
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Postfix doesn't send mail, complaining about “Host or domain name not found”

I followed these instructions in order to send mail and here's the Postfix log: Sep 26 00:46:24 tshepang postfix/smtpd[5728]: 8EE2464931: client=localhost[127.0.0.1] Sep 26 00:47:44 tshepang ...
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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 ...
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Incorrect used/free space

I've encountered this issue. I have a VM with Debian 8 on it. I gave that disk 350gb, /dev/sda1 is 344gb, used is 330gb and it's 100%. Situation is as follows, I'm importing huge mysql dump (300gb in ...
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Install Debian with only essential packages

I am attempting to build an extremely minimal installation of Debian. What is the best way to install the operating system with only packages marked as Essential, excluding Important and Recommended ...
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ELAN Touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6

I recently purchased an ASUS Q550LF laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6. I use Ubuntu for most tasks, but occasionally have reason to boot ...
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Reinstall Debian, keep conf and programs [on hold]

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 ...
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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 ...
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“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/ ...
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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin [on hold]

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

● munin.service Loaded: masked (/dev/null) Active: inactive (dead)