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Force dpkg repair

Problem: I did a terrible mistake and deleted two folders from the /usr/lib-Directory on my Debian. I deleted python2.7/ and pkgconfig/ Things I've tried to fix it without success: sudo dpkg -i ...
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Weird control sequence before password prompt

I have installed debian 8 with xfce4 - freshly - and everything seems to work fine, except: When I try to enter some password into the xfce4-terminal there sometimes is displayed some weird escape ...
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Compiling non-Debian (doesn't have a debian sub-directory) package into a .deb

I have the source of a package that I'm trying to compile into a .deb (Thunderbird to be exact), but it is not a Debian-specific package (it doesn't have a debian subdirectory). I was following this ...
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How to sandbox code in chroot for multiple users?

What am I trying to do? I'm writing a code evaluator using chroot and python and went to hackerrank for some inspiration. What I think is happening at Hackerrank? Hackerrank creates run-...
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SSH takes too long to ask for password

I've seen many other questions on this subject but none seem to actually solve my problem. Like any other day, I connect to my LOCAL Raspberry Pi server from my client machine at 192.168.0.5 with ssh ...
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Can't run some Python programs after Debian upgrade

I did apt-get dist-upgrade yesterday and now I get the following error when I try to run anki: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/anki", line 5, in <module> import aqt ...
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postfix, dovecot, rainloop, can't log in

I configured dovecot, postfix and squirellmail - everything works just fine i can send and receive emails. It's Debian Jessie 64 on ovh hosting (VPS SSD 3) I went one step ahead and i want to use ...
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Webdav access to /var/www

I am trying to set up webdav to the /var/www directory on debian 8.4 I can setup webdav to access a subdirectory of /var/www such as /var/www/webdav but when I remove the directive from the apache ...
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dbus: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.login1': timed out

I keep getting the following error messages in the syslog of one of my servers: # tail /var/log/syslog Oct 29 13:48:40 myserver dbus[19617]: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop....
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Swap usage too high?

I have a Debian Sid box, freshly installed about a month ago, with no desktop apps running at the moment. Any command I try to run (via ssh) makes the hard disk work very hard. The system worked ...
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Screen corrupted after booting debian 8.5 installer

Problem: I'm trying to install Debian 8.5 Linux (amd64 netinstall from USB) on a Fujitsu Lifebook P701, but after I select "Install" (or "Graphical Install", or anything else) from grub, I get ...
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Configuring simple service with systemd

We are using Bamboo server for continues integration with remote agents which are building our projects. These agent can be started up with a simple shell script (which works fine). But I thought I ...
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Allowing Masscan To Run On More Than A Single Core

When I run Masscan on my dedicated server, using Debian, I have a CPU issue. The server has 8 cores, but Masscan only uses 1 of them. In doing so, Masscan maxes out the core to 100%. I was wondering ...
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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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How to replace GnuPG stable with GnuPG modern?

First I would like to state that I'm an absolute beginner in the Linux environment. For decades I only used Windows. Since a week or two I'm now using Debian for developing a C++ application with ...
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Configure network card without knowing its name

I have a domestic headless server that boots from (and has the root filesystem in) a removable USB stick. I install it from my laptop (following this nice checklist) and edit the configuration files ...
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Multicasting with a Debian Router

I have a local network and I want to use NTP in multicast mode on this LAN. The first step to do this is to get multicast networking to work first. In the network I have 5 Debian machines all ...
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Granting all users access to mounted CIFS shares

I'm trying to set up a debian server that will run several network-based services. These services need access to an external network drive to store their data. For security reasons, I have set up each ...
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No sound on fresh install of Debian

I'm on a fresh install of Debian with i3 and I'm quite new to Linux. I have both pulseaudio and alsa installed but I cannot get sound to output. I would have posted any command outputs but I'm not ...
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Directory Listing disabled despite Options +Indexes in configuration

I have 3 vhosts on a server, I want one of them to have directory listing enabled. This is the configuration file for it: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName me ServerAdmin me ...
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Serving two hosts from a single port [duplicate]

I have the following situation, not sure if the headline corresponds to the issue at all. I have two physical servers with Apache running on them, serving two small test websites behind a router. ...
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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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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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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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Slow DNS resolve from curl/lynx etc

I have a strange issue with DNS resolving: Root of the problem is that I get curl errors: "Error executing HTTP request: name lookup timed out". Tried to ping some sites, all resolved fine (and fast). ...
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Why does perl complain about locales? [duplicate]

This thread is not a duplicate to locale not found/setting locale failed - what should I do? because the file /etc/locale.gen has uncommented the line en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 which should sufficient no ...
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BackupPC restore using command line tools

Can anyone suggest a proper command line tools and syntax that should be used to restore files created by BackupPC software?
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Broken dependency for lvm2

I am on fresh Debian jessie system and trying to install lvm2: # apt-get install lvm2 The following packages have unmet dependencies: lvm2 : Depends: watershed (>= 2) but it is not going to be ...
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how to grant openLDAP user login in three Linux servers only

I have openldap (phpldapadmin) that sync all users to Linux Debian servers,if I try to add LDAP user as Linux user I got error user already exist (I know its not a valid) aabuhasna@qa:/$ who am i ...
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VirtualHost issue on Debian 8

I got my own server on Debian 8. My Website is on it (with a domain name). For the question my domain will be domain.com My website is under /var/www/website I got owncloud under /var/www/owncloud ...
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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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Substvars Doesn't Work Correctly

Edit: Updated full debian/rules and debian/control file I am working on a web project which need to build two debian packages for different deployment server. The main differences is the limitation ...
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Debian - No wired connection after restart

Last night I was working on my computer, for reference I'm using i3, and decided to uninstall XFCE4, as I felt I didn't need it. The next morning I turned on my computer and have no wired connection. ...
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Cannot change directory at /home as root user (Permission denied) [on hold]

I am using GNUroot debian ( an android app ) and after many attempts to connect with ssh to my server I now have no access with cd at my /home folder as a root user. I can run ls /home but I cannot ...
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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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“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 1:...
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Why is my script not waiting for networking service to start before running?

I am using Debian 8 and have configured a script and put it under /etc/init.d directory as below. Basically, I want to open ssh tunnels on startup. #! /bin/sh # /etc/init.d/open_tunnels ### BEGIN ...
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How to create *.run./*.bin file in Debian based distros

AMD distributes the Catalyst drivers as a *.run file that when ran extracts itself, builds and then installs the driver. Thing is the driver needs a patch for it to build successfully. I want to apply ...
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Launching application without titlebar and window decorations

I want to launch VLC without the titlebar and window decoration. I'm using the following line to launch VLC: vlc -I dummy --no-video-deco --no-embedded-video test.mpg Unfortunately this doesn't ...
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How to limit the load average

Question : How can I limit the load average so it does not excess a certain number? I am on a debian 4.7 (wheezy). Context : I rented a vps some time ago (4 cores) so I can run some computations, ...
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Can not stop Kerberos on debian 8

I'm trying to install krb5-admin-server and krb5-kdc for a school project, everything is working fine but I can't stop krb5-admin-server nor restart it. Here are the logs I retrieved with cat /var/...
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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 to run mod_mono on Debian Jessie (package libapache2-mod-mono missing)?

I would like to run an ASP.net MVC application that requires Mono 4 on Debian Jessie, but Jessie is missing the required package "libapache2-mod-mono" [1]. On [2] I found that the package was removed ...
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Dropbox systray icon not showing in KDE4

I have Jessie Debian 8.4 I installed dropbox, but the icon in the systray is not present. How can I put it?
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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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Can't find vboxdrv on Debian Testing after installing Virtualbox.

Virtualbox refuses to load up any virtual machines, due to vboxdrv not being loaded. I have tried most things. From uninstalled everything virtualbox related, then installing linux-headers then dkms, ...
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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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One of several file-append redirections of “python --version” is repeatably 'overlooked' by bash, but the others aren't [closed]

Why is bash consistently passing one, specific redirected output from python --version to the console rather than appending to file, while every other output is redirected properly? I am developing a ...