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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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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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How to show the number of installed packages

What is the Debian equivalent of Fedora's yum list installed | grep wc --lines?
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How to configure pure IPv6 hotspot on Debian Linux?

Due to testing purpose I would like to create a pure IPv6 wifi hotspot on my Debian Linux 64 machine. Therefore I do (see screenshot): Open the Network tool Click "Als Hotspot verwenden ..." ("...
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How do I route Internet from wlan0 to local network on wlan1 and eth0 in Linux?

I want to connect eth0 and wlan1 as one local network plus route the Internet from wlan0 to the local network. Linux (Debian, Raspbian, Linux Mint) easily bridges Ethernet to Ethernet but I run into ...
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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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Installation of MySQL 5.7 on Debian 8 fails

I have a problem installing MySQL 5.7. I downloaded the file here with windows and put it with ftp in the temp directory of my server, because wget always timed out. Then I executed sudo dpkg -i /...
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Configuring bridge network in kvm (debian wheezy 7.2)

I am desperately trying to run untangle 10 as a guest in kvm. My host system is debian 7.2 My problem is that I am unable to configure bridges/(virtual)NICS which are successfully identified by ...
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AppArmor is causing Firefox segfaults

I realise this is probably a bad question but I'm stuck. After a lot of googling I'm struggling to fix the problem. I've been trying to get AppArmor to work on Debian. I've been following the ...
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Getting Serial Ports Working on JNF9VT

I am trying to get the serial ports working on a Jetway JNF9VT mainboard under Debian 8.5. This board uses a FINTEK F81866A super IO chip for the serial ports. Apparently this is connected to the ...
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Disable gnome-keyring-daemon

Methods I have tried: https://wiki.gnupg.org/GnomeKeyring https://blog.josefsson.org/tag/keyring/ Removing the GNOME Keyring applications from Startup Applications http://lechnology.com/software/...
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Debian 8 installation on UEFI / GPT system

I'm completely lost and need some advice to further explore the problem. Steps that I made: 1) Partitioned my hard drive using gparted. First partition is formatted to FAT32, has flags "boot", "esp" ...
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Unable to SSH into Google Cloud Server after Reboot

I was learning to configure a Debian server and familiarising myself with the common command lines. However, after executing the reboot command in SSH, my subsequent SSH connections were refused and ...
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Wicd asking for password at startup

Wicd suddenly started to ask for password at startup, "Wicd needs to access your computer's network cards" sometimes followed by this error messages: "Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy, and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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Add user to other user's primary group

I have a user tom whose primary group is also tom. I'd like to add another user jerry to that group. Running $ sudo usermod -a -G tom jerry has no effect at all (also after logging out and back in ...
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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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ssh very slow connection

I have several remote systems, and one of them, a linode running debian, is very slow to ssh into - it takes approximately 20-25 seconds every time. This seems to have happened relatively recently. I ...
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Debian: OpenVPN connects but not able to get out to internet after

I'm trying to connect to a VPN on Debian with network manager. It connects fine but I can't ping anything afterwards. I have a suspicion it's something do to with the routes. My firewall has no ...
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No communication services enabled following startup [on hold]

I recently installed Parsix (Debian) on my system, and I've been struggling to figure out how to autostart my services. Of the list of services that don't run and should run are: ssh apache mysql ...
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Debian jessie 8.5 doesn't detect wireless

I finished the installation of Debian Jessie 8.5, but the system doesn't detect the wireless. My wireless is hidden, have password with wpa psk/wpa2 psk and I am using the Xfce desktop environment. ...
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how to update cURL openssl version for paypal IPN

I run Linux Debian 7 After hours of trying to get Paypal IPN I found out that you have to have at least 1.0.1 version of openssl. The issue is server does have 1.0.1 version but cURL version is 0.9.8....
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Building a Debian-based Linux Distro Online

susestudio provides an online tool for building one's own Redhat-based Opensuse linux distro. However, I am more of a Debian-based guy. I was wondering of there is a similar website that let's us ...
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Why are there more packages available for Debian 6 & 7 than Debian 8? [on hold]

I find that I always have to download packages from older versions. Why aren't there as many packages for Jessie?
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apt-get dist-upgrade does nothing when trying to upgrade from wheezy to jessie

I am on Debian wheezy and attempted to upgrade to jessie as follows: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade These operations completed successfully and I rebooted, but ...
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Apache2 connections issues

Having issues with some website I want to host. One is an owncloud server that is hosted on my physical machine (port 443) and I have another on a virtualbox guest (port 80). I have successfully ...
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Why login to second account cause logout on first?

My system is Debian unstable sid. I'm using Xfce 4.12 with Qtile WM. My display manager is LightDM. To have ability to switch user account I use this solution. In config file /etc/systemd/logind....
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How to run pure-ftpd with port range as a service

I am running pure-ftpd on raspbian, I need to pass it parameters to specify the port range for data connections, I read the following page here pure-ftpd faq it mentions that I can run the process ...
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Openvas 9 TLS Error in the push function

Im trying to install Openvas 9 on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I have tried many times to install it but the NVT database never rebuilds. Everything was promising on Openvas 9 until this happened. base ...
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Burning Windows XP ISO To USB [migrated]

I'm attempting to create a bootable ISO for Windows XP using Gparted and dd in order to install onto another computer. However, every time I've attempted to do so and have burnt the ISO to the disk ...
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How to use s2disk on a bootable thumb drive on multiple devices?

I have a bootable Debian USB drive. On a computer with ~1.3 GB of RAM, I used s2disk to hibernate. When resuming on that device, I have had no trouble. I tried resuming on a newer computer with more ...
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eth0 not getting disabled after setting up br0 interface

On debian squeeze, I setup a bridge based on eth0. My /etc/network/interfaces is # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface #allow-hotplug eth1 #...
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Is there a way to figure out a modem/router web IP address? [on hold]

I bought a Modem/Router d-link dsl-2750u couple of years back. I changed the web IP Address and now I don't remember what IP Address did I put in its place. Is there a way to figure out at what IP ...
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How to run Janus WebRTC Gateway on Beaglebone Black?

I installed successfully Janus WebRTC Gateway ( https://github.com/meetecho/janus-gateway) in /usr/local/lib and I re-configure to start Janus. But when I do sudo janus, I get this error: /* debian@...
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Autostart process and respawn only if error

I am trying to start a process_A automatically (on startup) just after another process_B ends (which makes some updates in the system and needs the process_A to be off) and then if process_A crash or ...
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iptables rules on startup - doesn't work [duplicate]

Using Debian Jessie stable, trying to make my own iptables rules activate during boot up, preventing any leaks. I did this: iptables-save > /etc/firewall.conf echo 'iptables-restore < /etc/...
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How to change the default soundcard in Debian to an external USB?

Running Jessie and aplay -l gives me this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC887-VD Analog [ALC887-VD Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: ...
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Maximum number of iwlist scan results

This is a question with reference to the command line utility 'iwlist' on debian. I have a remote machine which I need to produce a list of networks in the area. I use iwlist scan and sometimes my ...
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Can't figure out why Ethernet packets are ignored

I'm trying to setup an ethernet connection between a PC (Windows XP) and a notebook (Debian 9) using a crossover cable. No DHCP, just manually set IPs and a netmask. The notebook has Qualcomm Atheros ...
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Debian XFCE, print dialog does not shows 'Quality Option' and others settings

Trying to print in Debian 8 XFCE the system print dialog does not shows a lot of settings that can configure the print process accurately. But, using another Debian based distribution, like Ubuntu or ...
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Need help with enabling 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I installed Debian Wheezy on my daughter's desktop computer. It has Intel i5-4570 (Haswell) CPU and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics chipset. No discrete graphics card. I'm unable to enable 3D ...
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use VBox machine as proxy

i want use Whonix gateway as proxy in my deiban physical machine with this config: debian > whonix-gateway > physical eth0 port > tor > internet this is it possible with virtualbox?
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Loading iptables rules on boot [duplicate]

I'm using Debian Jessie stable and I wanted to make it so it uses my own iptables rules immediately on boot. I've tried the following: iptables-save > /etc/firewall.conf echo 'iptables-restore &...
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Building with sbuild and backports

We're building our package for Debian Jessie with sbuild, and so far it's working great. There's just one detail though: we'd like to take one of the build dependencies from the Jessie backports ...
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undefined method `downcase' for false:FalseClass at puppet agent

I have an old puppet running in an ancient debian Lenny. It worked since recently started complaining about an undefined method downcase. This is Debian Lenny, puppet 2.6.2. It loads facter, and ...
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How to build and publish binaries for multiple Debian/Ubuntu distributions?

For a proprietary piece of software I'd like to build and publish multiple versions of software for multiple distributions. E.g. 1.0, 1.1 and both versions for squeeze, wheezy and precise. The builds ...
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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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“make” doesn't find an installed library

I am attempting to use make to compile purple-facebook, a plugin for pidgin. It requires json-glib, which I have installed, but whenever I attempt to compile, it returns fatal error: json-glib/json-...
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debian 7.9 Duplicate sources.list

I'm trying to update wheezy to jessie and get duplicate source errors apt-get update ... Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ ...
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apt-get version of tmux is old

I used apt-get to install tmux and after doing so tmux -V returned 1.6, which is an older version. According to the tmux web site, the current version is 2.2. This is a problem because I would like to ...