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Unable to install curl on Debian

I am trying to install Curl on Debian but unfortunately I get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: curl : Depends: libcurl3-gnutls (= 7.47.0-1) but 7.38.0-4+deb8u2 ...
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I'm trying to run RStudio Server on my ARM Chromebook, but it keeps saying it's unable to connect to the server

I run Debian Jessie via chroot, and I installed R 3.2.5 through its backports. R works perfectly fine, and it seems that RStudio Server installed well too, but I'm not sure why this keeps popping up. ...
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hibernate to disk not restoring, but suspend to ram is working

I have Debian 6, I have also seen this under Ubuntu (can not remember how I fixed it). I can hibernate, but when I switch on the system cold boots (it does not restore previous session). Note ...
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Possible encode error on open window titlte [on hold]

I'm having a problem after updating, upgrading and rebooting my system. When i open a program and its window shows up, the title only shows some little boxes. For example, if i open a terminal, there ...
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No Default Gateway route for bond0 / Slave eth* interface gets IP assigned

I have set up a 4-NIC bond on my Debian Wheezy box. After a fresh boot, the system has LAN access, but cannot resolve outside host names or access outside IPs. It seems that this is because the bond0 ...
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Powerbutton freezes applications

I've just installed Debian Jessie and I'm trying to get systemd to do basic power management. systemctl suspend and systemctl hibernate works well to suspend and hibernate the system. Now, I want ...
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Acer Aspire touchpad not detected

I have been searching for days and can only find threads about the touchpad not working or not being enabled but it seems Kali cannot find it all. I have both Windows and Mint and the touchpad works ...
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Renew my ip address (dhclient not found) [on hold]

I recently got a new cable modem and my internet connection is no longer working. I suspect I need to renew my IP address. How can I renew my address? The command ifconfig returns: bash: ifconfig: ...
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Debian 7.9 gnome or kde don't work on sparc server

I have a Sparc server with Debian 7.9 I tried to install gnome or KDE with these commands but it doesn't work: root@LABS://# apt-get install gnome Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to connect to wifi from command line

I'm using latest version of Debian based linux Kali. Maybe it is XY problem, as main problem is after I log in to the system got blank screen and mouse pointer. Somebody on internet recommend me to ...
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After Debian installation, how to add Grub Entries for new/other bootable disks/installations?

I have two SSDs, one is for my Windows 7, and one is for testing and tweaking it (like installing Linux, or other operating systems...). I've already installed Windows 7 on the first SSD, and I tried ...
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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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How can I install the proper GPU driver for radeon 5450 on Debian Jessie?

I have a monitor that supports 2560x1080. While I have a Radeon 5450 graphic card, running Debian Jessie, I only can get 1920x1080. I installed firmware-linux-nonfree to get it running. Why isn't my ...
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Print on debian like on Ubuntu/Mint

I have been using Ubuntu & Linux Mint for quite a while. I now switched to debian. I'm very happy with this except for printing. I just can't find any solution besides using CUPS on the web, ...
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Split DNS (bind9), match-clients any doesn't work?

I've been fighting with this for the last few days. A few of my entries have external and internal IP's. My internal network is 10.0.0.0/8. When I nslookup pc1.clase.net internally it responds with ...
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Smbclient asking for password

I am connecting to a samba share using the following command.. /usr/bin/smbclient \\\\server78\\publicfolder It asks me for my linux account password before it will connect. This isn't a problem ...
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Problems to install nginx-full on debian 8

I have some problems to install nginx pkg (nginx-full) on debian jessie # apt-get install nginx-full Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How to add myself to sudoers when I have no root access on my debian machine?

I've gotten myself into a weird situation. I just installed Debian on a virtual machine I made so that I can ease into it before I try dual booting. I went through all the set up, and as a test to see ...
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Debian 8 performance problems with good hardware

I'm finally asking for help after some research, 'cause my problems are getting me crazy... I bought about 6 months ago a good laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad E550 : Intel Core i5-5200U, 8 GO DDR3, AMD Radeon ...
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Installing apr(apt-get install libapr1-dev libssl-dev) in my linux system giving me errors

Because of some security problems I am moving to Apache 7 from Apache 6. I am trying to install apr packages in my linux machine. I am using the following command to install apr. apt-get install ...
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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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How can we verify the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are safe? [on hold]

How can we verify or test if the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are secure, safe, and unmodified? Related: How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?
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How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?

What security systems and processes are in place to prevent malicious third parties from hacking/compromising the security of code in the Debian mirrors, or to verify that the packages we get are in ...
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How do I get Cisco webex working under Debian 7 64bit

I'm running Debian 7 64bit on my server and I'm using Oracle Java 8 64bit and firefox 45.0.1. When I connect to the test webex page https://www.webex.com.au/test-meeting.html and test it loads the ...
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Can't delete dovecot-managesieved

When I want to install / delete or whatever a package, I get an error from dovecot-managesieved. So I tried to delete it with this line: $ sudo apt-get purge dovecot-managesieved reading package ...
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VirtualBox web service not recognised by PhpVirtualBox

A Debian 8 machine is running VirtualBox 5 and PhpVirtualBox, a web gui for managing VirtualBox. PhpVirtualBox requires the service vboxwebsvc to be running and it can be done easily by issuing the ...
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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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Debian/Security: From an information security standpoint, what are the biggest vulnerabilities in the Debian/Linux software chain? [on hold]

This question is part of a three-question series: How Secure is the Debian package/server system? (Part: 3 of 3) Main theme Main question: How secure is the Debian package management/mirror system? ...
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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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Grub (debian) will not start in AHCI mode

I was running my Debian (Acer laptop) for quite some time without much trouble. However, when I started it recently I've got message: No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key It ...
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too many levels of symbolic links in /usr/bin — disaster?

I was recently trying to resolve an issue regarding a mismatch in the version of my java jre and java compiler, so I tried something suggested in this answer, which seemed to be relatively harmless, ...
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Has anyone gotten deboostrap for jessie working from an Ubuntu host?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and trying to build an armhf Debian image for Jessie. I've done this before for Wheezy. The debootstap script doesn't seem to work if the target is Jessie however. Any ...
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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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Why does querying xrandr briefly freeze the screen?

Every time I run xrandr --query my screen freezes very briefly. It's enough to be jarring if I'm watching an animation or a video -- which sucks, because I have a script querying xrandr every 3 ...
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Hardening our existing Linux (Debian) system [on hold]

we are trying to implement some level of security to existing to our existing Linux system. Listed the are the requirement that has been gathered, 1. Application white listing 2. File integrity ...
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Unable to apt-get upgrade mariadb but dist-upgrade works? why is this?

Unable to sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade mariadb on debian 8.4, I have used this way of updating always, and this is the first time I see this message: The following packages ...
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Need to download package and all dependancies for armhf debian [duplicate]

So, I need to download a package and all its dependencies for armhf Debian. The thing is that I am stuck on an Ubuntu machine. How can I download all of this stuff?
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SAMBA fails to restart >> nmbd.serviceJob for nmbd.service failed

Trying to set up samba on a new machine, but having problems. First I couldn't get the [homes] section to work (couldn't access from other machine). Now SAMBA won't restart: sudo /etc/init.d/samba ...
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How do I list installed packages with source URI, distribution and section in Debian?

Pretty much like the title says. I have a set of (source) URIs, distributions and sections enabled in my Debian Wheezy apt configuration. Now I want a list of all installed packages, and for each of ...
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How to upgrade/downgrade a specific package from “sid” on debian jessie “stable”? [duplicate]

I need to upgrade some specifics packages from sid on debian jessie stable with their dependencies. By adding the following repo : deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ sid main deb-src ...
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How to install Aurora (Firefox) on Debian?

How to install the latest Firefox build (called Aurora) on Debian unstable? Are there any packages or repositories?
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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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Hardware accelaration on integrated Intel 5500 graphics and Debian result in unstable system

I have difficulty getting hardware accelaration to work properly with my integrated Intel 5500 graphics even with the use of newer drivers. I'm using a stable version of Debian 8 / Jessie (with the ...
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Set up enviroment for cross-compilation to i386, armel, armhf, arm64 and mips with no libglib2 conflicts

I'm trying to set up a build environment for a software in Debian Jessie. I need to produce amd64, i386 and eventually armel and armhf binaries of the software. It would be cool if I could ...
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2 factor login for gui and ssh imposes verification for sudo use

tldr: how can I make it so I don't have to use a verification code to sudo? Hello, I followed this guide on how to setup 2 factor login for my debian install. I have it so when you try to login ...
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“psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory”

Actually, I installed PostgreSQL 9.4 (with postGIS extension), and when installed, everything used to work fine. As said on many tuts, I've set the /data folder, checked configuration files, and so ...
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Network interface crashes after disconnecting eth wire or restarting service

At startup or reboot, network interface works fine. Host is reachable and also can communicate with other devices on the local net or internet. IP address is configured as static, and dns-nameservers ...
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Max brightness too dim Debian + Gnome + Fglrx

I'm running: Debian Jessie Gnome3 fglrx drivers Asus Laptop : VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R6 Graphics] The max screen brightness is too dim. I ...
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KVM network packet loss to guest

I am running a server with Debian 8.3, uname output Linux x 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux I am using KVM to run a virtual machine with CentOS ...
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How to check if my e-mail goes to recipient's spam folder? [on hold]

I'm using Exim as an MTA to send emails. Is it possible to get notified if an email goes into the recipient's spam folder?