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Debian 8 Jessie virtualbox vdi disk-image mount

I need to mount virtualbox dynamic vdi image on Debian 8 system. There is 2 ways to solve this task: To use vdfuse. But it was removed from D8 repo, though it exists for D7 wheezy and I use it on ...
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Qubes OS and .deb packages [on hold]

Qubes Project(https://www.qubes-os.org/getting-started/, variant of Xen Project) is a beautiful OS. However installing non repository packages is difficult. There is a file manager for templates. But ...
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Installed Xfce4 on Debian - Now it doesn't work after reboot

I installed XFCE 4 all went well. I could logout and login and change between different desktop environment. However when I shut down my computer and booted it up. I get an error from GNOME 3 that ...
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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Turning off console output?

I have a Debian on beaglebone without an X server and I need to get rid of any console output to the framebuffer device. I was trying few things I found, like console=null or kernel argument vga=0, ...
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How to forward Remote-Desktop Port across interfaces using ufw?

Machine A has two network interfaces: Network eth0: 10.10.20.0/24 Network wlan0: 192.168.1.145/24 Machine A has 192.168.1.145 as Default Gateway, and also a route to pass 172.16.0.0/16 to ...
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KDE Network Manager Can't Add WPA2-EAP Connection

My college has a WPA2-EAP wifi that broadcasts it's SSID but I'm unable to connect via the GUI KDE (package name plasma-widget-networkmanagement). I can connect to other kinds of WPA2 wifi networks ...
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GRUB no longer can boot the machine (different error messages)

When I boot from GRUB, I get various error messages from GRUB, apparently at random : "invalid arch independent ELF magic" or "incompatible license" or "file not found". I can boot from the rescue DVD ...
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Which services should be stopped by preinst vs. prerm scripts?

The debian manual (https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-pkg_basics.en.html#s-maintscripts) says the following about preinst: Many 'preinst' scripts stop services for packages which are ...
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Compile network card driver on debian

I buy a new network card , D-Link DGE-528T. My OS is Debian(Jessie) kernel : 3.16.0-4-amd64 but it can't detect the new network card, so I must to compile driver by myself. follow README file. ...
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LXDE (Debian) doesn't start correctly after kernel mode setting (grub) Help!

Our brand new Debian server caused some java problems that made me test the boot option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nomodeset" After that, the server boots, I can also graphically login - and then nothing ...
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Intel 4400 Multi screen problems

So I have a Dell Inspron 15 with a i3 processor and intel 4400 graphics. I have just installed debian 8 (jesse) and when I plug in my monitor, the laptop flickers for a second and then goes blank. The ...
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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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Problem in writing to a File after Power on/off? [on hold]

I am writing the content of my script to a .log file using > operator. I am doing it on a Raspberry Pi. After a Power on/off if I try to execute the script it doesn't write to the file. I then ...
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Installing Linux on spare SSD

I installed linux distribution (a debian-based one,called pardus) on HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 Notebook PC (http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-elitebook-folio-1040-g2-f6r38av-1) and it has a ...
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No numlock in screen?

I am using a laptop and Putty on a Windows system. When I connect to my Debian Squeeze server in Bash environment, I can use the "Pos1/Home" or "End" (at the numlock part of the keyboard) to navigate ...
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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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Start notification-daemon as a service

I am running Debian and wish to make use of notify-send. But notify-send doesn't give me any notification unless I have one of the following running: # either: ...
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How can I stop my Debian Cinnamon desktop from always starting with the US English keyboard layout?

Since a few weeks Cinnamon on my Debian "Jessie" 8 system suddenly started to start with the X keyboard layout set to US English. It does that even though in the "Keyboard" settings the German layout ...
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How can I repair a dual boot system when the boot mount point is not empty and dev-mapper job times out?

You might ask, how did I get to ask this question. Well I built a rocket ship rig for my buddy and dual booted it with Windows 8 and Debian 7. 5 years later his wife upgraded the Windows OS to ...
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IPtables installation question

I am new to installing iptables and have an excellent book called "Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response" by Michael Rash. I have a few questions before I begin. I want to make an ...
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Debian git error: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n

$ sudo apt-get install git $ git clone sth Cloning into 'a-folder'... git-remote-https: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhogweed.so.2: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n ...
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Lost mouse pointer in XServer

Have tried many windows managers including TWM, xfce and Gnome, but my mouse pointer is gone. It is invisible, but it performs all the actions. If I do the right click the context menu opens and this ...
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Linux Crypto API headers missing

As soon as headers are essential to deal with crypto algorithms, provided by kernel, I've installed linux-headers-4.4.0-1-amd64. However, this did not added files like crypto.h, module.h and init.h ...
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Boot Menu won't boot USB for Debian install

I'm trying to install Debian Jessie on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga II. I created a usb using UNetBootin with the ISO image, and when I start my laptop with the usb in, the "Boot Menu" comes up, it gives ...
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GNOME doesn't work on Debian Jessie after installing fglrx

I'm using 64bit Debian Jessie and followed these instruction to install fglrx for Radeon HD 7000 series: https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary However GNOME doesn't work after it. I installed ...
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Changing password for Debian live

I have a hooks file, in the hooks folder, that looks like this: echo "root:rootpw" | chpasswd echo "user:userpw" | chpasswd After boot, Debian asks for user and password. When I type user along ...
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Grub Bootloader does not show Windows [on hold]

I have two hard disks connected to my computer, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. I installed Debian on /dev/sdb and the bootloader on /dev/sda and /dev/sda has Windows 10 on it. I think I have made a terrible ...
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Using mate desktop without systemd

I am using Debian Jessie with the Mate desktop and I would like to remove systemd from my system. I am following these instructions but as soon as I enter apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd ...
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“No such file or directory” on files that exist? [duplicate]

In the past day, I've found at least 4 binaries that say "bin-name: No such file or directory" when I try to run them. Even if I type part of the name and tab complete it, I get the same error. I'm on ...
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An obscure autotools error with Epson iscan project

I'm seeing the following error when attempting to build iscan using the master branch on Debian wheezy. This project provides support for Epson scanners, in cases when SANE doesn't. This project ...
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How to make a GRUB Rescue Disc?

I am afraid that my GRUB is corrupted (I do a lot of experiments on my PC) and I know that I will not be able to reinstall Debian (downloading takes up a lot of time). Also, I am just 13 so I don't ...
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debootstrap: unknown user 'root' in state override file

I muffed up my graphics card driver and/or xconfig files and decided to just reinstall Debian Linux (squeeze 6.0.6) last night. Part way through installing the base system, it failed. Sorry, I didn't ...
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cat tty freezes the system while I can observe tty through screen

So I have been subject to this weird behaviour. A few days ago I could read my GPS data on Beaglebone Black (latest Debian) on ttyO4 using cat /dev/ttyO4 But since yesterday whenever I try this ...
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Java “Could not reserve enough space for object heap” even though there is enough RAM

I am currently having some issues running Java. It won't start because of heap issues. But I have more than 9 GB Ram free (or even 16 GB if you assumed the cache would be empty). This is the error I ...
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Boot Error Debian: “ata3: softreset failed (device not ready)” [closed]

I am trying to figure out why I am getting this boot errors. I have looked all through the dmesg, boot.log, kern.log. I also have a few modprobe -b pci:<PCI ID> errors during boot on the screen ...
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How to scan a directory with a space in its name with maldet

I'm trying to scan some directories with Linux Malware Detect (command-line command maldet): maldet -a /SOMETHING\ 1/ But I get: maldet(13857): {scan} invalid path /SOMETHING 1/ I've tried ...
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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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Unknown problem - Debian crashes after some minutes

I use Debian (wheezy) on a Raspberry. I use it via ssh and for the first minutes everything works well. Then if I try to use command that are not cd or ls then it seems to crash and I have to wait ...
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error with transferring files from android to laptop

I am trying to transfer files from the main storage of my android phone to my kali laptop via usb cable. Every time I try it gives me a error saying: Error getting file: -6 Not Supported. I also ...
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Compile OpenBroadcaster on Debian

Trying to compile obs on debian like here described: https://github.com/jp9000/obs-studio/blob/master/INSTALL gives me this error: Linking C shared library libobs.so /usr/bin/ld: ...
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Why there is no https transport for debian apt tool?

With all paranoia that has come with NSA revelations and everything, I'm wondering why debian package installation mechanism does not support HTTPS for its transport, let alone using it by default. I ...
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TERM variable in chroot

I've created a chroot with the help of jailkit and now I'm trying to install some other libraries and tools. First I tried to install clear library. I've copied the file from the /bin folder and ...
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Significance of groups assigned to user by Debian installer (only)?

I want to remove my default user from the sudo group. IOW I want to change it to an unprivileged account. However it also seems to be a member of ten other system groups. What is the overall ...
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Upgrading debian squeeze to sid

Atm I am trying to upgrade my debian squeeze to sid. I followed this tutorial: www(.)digitalocean.com/community/articles/upgrading-debian-to-unstable Everything seems to work well until Step 3. While ...
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./configure, syntax error: unexpected token (lighttpd)

I want to build a modified version of lighttpd. I follow this tutorial: Downloading and building the H264 Streaming Module for Lighttpd (version 2) This is what I've done so far: apt get install ...
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Problem after deleting a system partition on another HD

While installing Debian Wheezy, I decided to use my another HD as /home/igor/Documents/, and the system installed correctlly nothing wrong happened, but later I decided to delete that partition so I ...
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Installing Skype on Debian x64

I am new to Linux and I'm trying to install Skype using this manual. I successfully download the package using the command: wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb-64 ...
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postfix - unknown group: vmail

I have a VPS running Debian 8 in which I used this tutorial to set up. It is running dovecot and postfix. Recently I have started receiving errors every few minutes in my mail.err log file which look ...
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No candidate version found for sudo

When I tried to install sudo in Debian 8.2 via aptitude install sudo I got an error: No candidate version found for sudo. The source list is standart. Here is the Source list: deb ...