Debian is a community-driven GNU/Linux distribution which provides a large range of packages and supports a large range of architectures. It strongly focuses on free software. It has several derivatives, notably Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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Im booted into an Debian image supposedly Debian 8 but on the desktop and in applications it says:“install Debian Sid” everywhere

I've downloaded Debian Jessie(8) from the official site, here is the filename: debian-live-8.0.0-amd64-lxde-desktop And I'm currently booted into it on another computer through usb, but it say's ...
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Which program is altering my resolv.conf?

On Debian 8 stable, I add dns server IPs in /etc/resolv.conf but after some time they get overwritten. I don't have gnome installed (I use i3wm) and network-manager is not installed either. On ...
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Debian, Apache, 403 Forbidden Errors and Encrypted Drives

I have set up Apache on my local Debian Jessie installation but can not get my VirtualHost to work. Accessing http://localhost works just fine and shows me the It works! page. But when trying to ...
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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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Debian Network 2 subnets one interface proxmox

I have a box that runs proxmox with a debian 7 base. It is virtualizing openvz venet VMs. The host node and all VMs are currently inside of the same /24 . I recently got a new subnet and wanted to be ...
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Which shell should I learn for FreeBSD and Debian?

I have read many articles that say the official shell in FreeBSD is tcsh, and in Debian, its dash. However, when I either echo $shell (FreeBSD) or env in Debian, it says that the shell is csh in the ...
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Xscreensaver causing my monitors to turn off and on repeatedly when its power management features are active; how to fix?

Something weird is up with my Xscreensaver 5.15 configuration on Debian Wheezy. I have two Dell U2412M monitors hooked up to a single graphics card (one over native DVI and one over HDMI output to DVI ...
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Old ATI Video Card on Debian 8 - Xpress 200 - model: 1150

At first I would like to say I just came here in the last case, cause I don't know what more I can try, if I'm posting in the wrong place, please move the post. Well, my problem is very complicated, ...
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Windows 8.1 and Debian dualboot EFI problems

I am following the instructions described here and here My EFI-partition is /dev/sda2, but the following command does not work: mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi It says it cannot find the mount point. I ...
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Unmet Dependencies and sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code(1) error in DEBIAN

I'm trying to install desktop environment on Debian in VM gnome: apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment Throws Error: Reading package lists.. Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Differences between Debian and Ubuntu

I'm getting sick of Ubuntu's seemingly random changes. I'm thinking of switching to Debian permanently. Does anyone know if there's a list of changes between the two distros somewhere? I want to know ...
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Static IP changes to dynamic automatically after time

I have found only one discussion about my problem here, but not a solution. I have access to one Debian 7.8.0 amd64 virtual machine (under VMware) and its IP address is gained through DHCP, e.g., ...
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Ubuntu K/FreeBSD

I was wondering if it is possible to alter Debian K/FreeBSD so it becomes Ubuntu? I know there are builds of Debian 7 running on FreeBSD, so would it be possible to get a working Ubuntu system with ...
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Can't get GUI login screen on Debian Jessie [after upgrade from Wheezy]

As the title explains. Upon boot GDM3 is correctly started but hangs at the splash screen and no GUI login box appears. The only way to log into the system and graphical interface is following these ...
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How to create root user account in Debian?

I installed Debian OS today and while installation I skipped the option to create root user and chose to use sudo. Now I would like to create root user account. Is there any way to create the root ...
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Suppress questions by apt-get

I need to install a package in a script. This process needs to write over some already existing configuration files. Right now even though run with DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive and --force-yes -y, ...
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Why does Debian hang after DHCP?

This is my /etc/networking/interfaces file: auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp iface eth0 inet6 auto And here is a picture of where it is hanging:      Source: ...
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Can't FTP into Google Compute Engine instance using Debian

After trying to setup vsftpd on my google compute engine instance, I was unable to completely connect to the FTP server. After attempting to login with FileZilla, I got this response: Status: ...
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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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Mixup between root and first non-root user account

I just installed Debian Jessie and created a user account ("jerome") during installation. I log into my server through SSH as jerome, then use su to work as root. (sudo is not installed and root ssh ...
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full rootfs on big hardisk, installation or update software not possible

Has anyone seen this issue that can help me solve it? I have got a preinstalled server (Debian GNU/Linux 7.6 (wheezy)), where the disk space was partitioned very badly... :-( The Hardisk is very big ...
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Chromium not available from repository on Debian Jessie

I am running Debian Jessie on a Cubox (I am not very familiar with Debian yet). And according to the debian page the package should be available in the repos. Unfortunatly I cannot find it or it is ...
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Set up network with static IP and wpa_supplicant on Debian

On Debian, I am trying to set up my network to use ad-hoc mode with a static IP address. I also want wpa_supplicant to be running so that I can scan use it to scan for WiFi networks in range. To get ...
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Depends: libqtgui4 (>= 4.6.2) but it is not installed

I want to install the Wing IDE for python. When I executed it, dpkg showed me some qt packages that were not installed. I installed a few of them via Synaptic Package Manager, but the rest cannot be ...
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hibernate / suspend problems

Problem The Fn-F4 function key combination does not result in hibernating, instead it resets the internet connection instead Symptoms pm-hibernate and pm-suspend just reset the connection. ...
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start nginx on boot with systemd

I just installed nginx 1.9 on a debian 8 server. nginx is working fine, when I tell it to run, but it wont seem to load nginx automaticaly on boot. I have tried numerious init scripts recomended on ...
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PHP package won't install correctly

Yesterday I did apt-get upgrade on my Debian/testing and broke a php5 package. I even tried to remove & purge with apt and dpkg clean apt cache. When installed again clean, it fails with ...
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Wifi with WPA2-EAP MS-CHAPv2 authentication (username and password) during Debian installation

I am currently attempting to install Debian on my laptop computer. During the network configuration stage, I am prompted to "enter a passphrase for WPA/WPA2 PSK authentication". Unfortunately, I am on ...
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Changing settings for XFCE4 on debian wheezy terminal

I am using a raspberry pi running raspbian wheezy. How do you change the desktop settings for an XFCE4 desktop on raspbian, installed with sudo apt-get install xfce4-full, now the default X desktop, ...
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chromium pepperflashplugin crashing on any page at load time (Debian Jessie)

I upgraded my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie and it went smoothly, though I did have to reinstall my graphics driver which is AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12. Now however, the pepperflash plugin for ...
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Gnash crashed when I copy manually content of .mozilla

When install new GNU\Linux , run new iceweasel (firefox has been renamed iceweasel in Debian distro), At first I run iceweasel and ~./mozilla has been created. Then I copy old content of ...
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Number of Programs Crashing when Started [on hold]

I am using Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) and I am having an issue with opening a number of programs. The story goes that a couple months ago, I ran Debian with little-to-no issues. After updating it, ...
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How can I run as another user?

This is the bash code that should be runned. So first it substitutes the user to openproject and than runs all the code su openproject -c "bash -l" cd ~/openproject git checkout Gemfile.lock git ...
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Disable NFSv4 (server) on Debian, allow NFSv3

How can the NFS server on a Debian 8 system be limited to NFSv3? By default, shares can be mounted with both vers=3 and vers=4. /etc/default/nfs-kernel-server: # To disable NFSv4 on the server, ...
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How to restore the /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd-mysql?

By a mistake... this is my new /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd-mysql: /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd-mysql restart How to install or recover the file? The standard apt-get remove, apt-get install or apt-get ...
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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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read failure error while connecting to the server [on hold]

There was a problem last night when I tried to connect to a remote server from my personal computer having Linux. First, I received the following error: ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection ...
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Debian won't accept my network's password during installation

I'm trying to install Debian Jessie on a Toshiba Satellite M45-S331, but I'm stuck on the "Configure the network" step. I successfully installed the firmware for my wireless card, and I am able to ...
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USB keyboard doesn't work with Debian installer

I have a wired USB keyboard. I've written the latest netinstall Wheezy image on my USB pendrive (using dd). It boots but the installer doesn't recognize the keyboard! (The same pendrive works on my ...
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Add Repository In Debian 6.0.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to add a repository in Debian 6.0.8 sudo cat /etc/debian_version 6.0.8 sudo apt-get install software-properties-common E: Unable to locate package software-properties-common sudo ...
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How to add repository from shell in Debian?

In Ubuntu one can add a repository to apt-get via the following command - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair As Ubuntu is based on Debian code base, I was expecting that the same ...
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uninitialized constant XML::SaxParser / Error retrieving bug reports from the server

I use an old LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) installation that went through several repository changes. I've originally tracked LMDE's repositories, then at one point switched to Debian Testing ...
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Can`t mount external hdd

I am using Debian and I`m using Windows as well (much longer). I loaded a external disk on Windows but when trying to mount on linux again I keep getting the same error: Error mounting: mount exited ...
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USB flash drive is read-only under Gnome on Debian

I have Debian on my PC. I insert a USB flash and it open just fine in my Gnome environment. But when I try to copy something in it I get: Error during copy.The destination is only for reading. When ...
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no game sounds with XFCE and pulseaudio

Since recently I have sound problems ingame but now I have no ingame sounds can someone help me? Which info should I provide? EDIT: For saved videos the same.
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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin

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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Startx results in a black screen

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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Need Debian driver for DWA-130 rev F1

Can't get my wireless adapter working. It's D-Link DWA 130 rev F1. There's a good deal of discussion about this in the Ubuntu world, but it doesn't seem to work on Debian. The chip-set appears to ...
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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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Unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie 64 bit

I am unable to install Skype on Debian Jessie (64 bit). I have already enables i386 architecture . The issue is with the installation of the package libqtwebkit4:i386: rsiwal@rsiwal-jessie:~$ sudo ...