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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Media changed: please insert the disk labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux

I installed Debian 7 using a USB flash drive "burned" from the first DVD ISO of the Debian installation CD/DVD. I did a very minimal install without Debian desktop environment, Print server and ...
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Debian preseed file wont skip certain dialogs

I am creating a Debian preseed file for my Linux automatic configuration utility. I have successfully added it to the install image, and it provides answers for all questions, except this ones: My ...
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Debian package naming convention?

It's all very confusing. There are different examples out there, for e.g.: <package-name>_<epoch>:<upstream-version>-<debian.version>-<architecture>.deb source: ...
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hwinfo not found after seemingly successful install

I installed hwinfo using sudo apt-get install hwinfo and the system tells me that: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW ...
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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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how to create installable customized Debian Linux?

how to create installable customized Debian Linux ? i want make a installable iso from my customized Debian (my favorite settings and packages) that it has default Debian installer. (No Live CD)
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Start service before user logs in

Noob question ahead. I'm running a debian 4.8.4-1 x64 vanilla on a VirtualBox VM on a Win 7 x64 host. Purpose of the installation is to serve as a server for the subsonic music streaming service, ...
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Repositories of Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian

This was bugging me for really long time, but I was quite ashamed to ask, as this looks like most basic question about Linux. Linux Mint builds on top of Ubuntu and Ubuntu on top of Debian (I know ...
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Why can't change runlevel from 1 to 5 in my debian7.8?

In my debian7.8,the runlevel can change from 5 to 1,when to enter into runlevel 1 from 5,to input then command on the console: init 5 INIT:switching to runlevel 5 INIT:sending processes the TERM ...
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Skype install - debian amd64. libdbus issues

I have looked quite thoroughly for an answer to this question to no avail. I am trying to install Skype on Debian amd64 (with Xfce, which shouldn't make any difference...). After installing Skype ...
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Is it possible to change the directory permission to its previous state?

I have accidentally changed the permission of "/usr/bin" directory and its files by the command: $chmod 775 /usr/bin -R First, there was a problem with sudo but I fixed it. Now I am suspicious that ...
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XZ - Cannot allocate memory

If i run this command: XZ_OPT=-9 tar --xz -cvf files/compressed/xz/archive.tar.xz -C files/original/ . Get this message: xz: (stdin): Cannot allocate memory tar: ...
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How to add Debian Universe in etc/apt/sources.list?

In /etc/apt/sources.list I added universe to deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free universe When I did aptitude update the log complained about: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Getting hardware accellerated 2d graphics with ATI card

I run Debian 8.1 on an iMac G3 500 from 2001. The computer has an ATI Rage 128 PRO graphics card. In order for X to start it needs to know the horizontal sync frequencies and the vertical refresh ...
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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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Debian jessie, primus and 32-bit applications

Whenever i start a 32-bit program aka. 386 with primusrun on debian jessie (be it steam or any of it's 32-bit games), i get a following error: wv@localhost:~$ primusrun steam Running Steam on debian ...
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How to automate (copy) LDAP/Kereberos install

I have several machines running Debian that I'm configuring to work with Kerberos and LDAP. I thought I would automate using rsync. At first I tried a basic rsync clone excluding directories and ...
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Unable to use GSM and GPRS with 3G USB Dongle on BeagleBone Black at the same time

I working on BeagleBone Black(Debian running on it) and I have connected a 3G USB dongle (Huawei E173u-2) with it for GPRS and sending SMS. Now I am facing a problem when I am booting my board(dongle ...
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How to download Debian package's source code?

I want to read source code of some package in Debian, how can i do that?
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Binding /run/udev in Debian chroot [closed]

I was trying to solve the problem mentioned here: Running (X) Xfce4 in Debian chroot The solution he mentioned was to "bind /run/udev". As far as I see, it is suggested that binding host's /run/udev ...
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Cleaning up sources.list and sources.list.d

For some reason, mostly due to my incompetence, there is some invalid address ( ie 404 ) pointed by my sources.list, and from some files contained under sources.list.d ( this is an way extending ...
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install debian from hybrid standard CD

I downloaded debian-live-8.1.0-i386-standard.iso from http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.1.0-live/i386/iso-hybrid/ and booted a system from it , logged in with "user" and password as "live". NOW, ...
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Virtual Wireless Access Point

Basically, I want to be able to connect to a wireless network from my laptop. Then, I want my virtual machine to acquire internet access via a bridged connection from ETH0 of the VM to the host’s ...
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Kerberos/LDAP login fails - remove Preauth?

Using a Debian system with a Kerberos/LDAP client - login fails on KDE as a user directory isn't being created. SSH is successful (and no directory is created); however, desktop login isn't. I've ...
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debian testing hangs on wakeup from s2disk / hibernate

My machine (ThinkPad x230) hangs on wake up from s2disk or s2ram after a recent aptitude safe-upgrade.† The hang looks like a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the upper right after loading data ...
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/proc/cpuinfo showing zero cpu clock speed

I saw an interesting issue where the cpuinfo file from /proc filesystem shows the cpu clock speed as zero. It is a physical host with no virtualization. Can someone explain to me some probable reasons ...
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How I can install Debian Xfce 4.12 in Debian 8

Debian 8 will with XFCE 4.10 but I like the version 4.12, anybody can guide me on how I can install it in Debian 8?
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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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GSS-API error - only on one client authenticating to Kerberos

When authenticating to kadmin with one client of many, it fails with kadmin: GSS-API (or Kerberos) error while initializing kadmin interface. The Kerberos host is specified with its subnet ...
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Linux LUKS encrypt and cloning machines

I'm working a prototype based on Mint. Mint installed + installed and configured packages. This proprotype is built on a rasp-like computer. I plan : to clone disk on several other rasp-like ...
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Why does man page completion fail after su?

I have a default Debian 8.1 installation. I do su man apt<TAB> but get nothing. I do see the manual when I write man apt-get in both modes: as user mas and as root. However, tab ...
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Install wordpress package always require apache?

Debian wordpress package depend on apache|httpd, lighttpd is also provide httpd, but when I try to install wordpress, apt require me to install apache2 ! What I should do ? I want to use only ...
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...
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How to update linux “locate” cache

How can i update the cache / index of locate? I installed new packages and the files are clearly not yet indexed. So which command do I have to ommit, in order for the indexer to trigger. I'm ...
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Network Install Debian on a VLAN

My lab is on a VLAN. If the machines are connected to the VLAN they can connect to the Internet. If not they can't. Installing the VLAN package enables network connectivity. However, I don't know how ...
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How to apt-delete-repository? [duplicate]

I would like to run the reverse of this command to remove the non-compatible repository in Debian 8.1 sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nemh/systemback where the command add-apt-repository is in the ...
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The performance difference between a command that does the same thing

What is the difference? It is performed in the same? tar -czf files/compressed/gzip/archive.tar.gz -C files/original . tar -c -C files/original . | gzip -1 > files/compressed/gzip/archive.tar.gz ...
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the most minimal Debian/sid installed with debootrap?

In the past years I used debootstrap to install my desktop Debian (daily usage) and I'm planning to use it once again, but until now I just used debootstrap default options, this time instead I'd like ...
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How do I restore grub on a uefi boot after a windows update wiped it?

Until yesterday I had a dual boot debian / win8 with grub that worked like a charm. Yesterday a stupid windows update totally wiped grub and I'm now unable to boot in linux. I installed linux a year ...
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Set LZMA compression level via tar [duplicate]

How can I set the compression level for this command? tar --lzma -cf files/compressed/lzma/archive.lzma -C files/original/ . With --bzip I just use: BZIP2=-9 tar --bzip2 -cf ...
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Uninstalling default VBoxGuestAdditions on Debian

When I ran sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run I got the following warning message: You appear to have a version of the VBoxGuestAdditions software on your system which was installed from a ...
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Can't get Intel HD 5500 graphics to work with Debian

I'm using Debian 8, but my integrated graphics card does not seem to be used. This is on an Asus Zenbook UX303 which uses HD 5500 integrated graphics: $ sudo lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Wifi cuts out after some time

I recently installed Debian on my laptop (after playing around with dozens of distros in VMs for a year or so), and while most everything has gone quite swimmingly I'm having some issues with my wifi. ...
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After switching to Devuan, how do I remove systemd?

So, I've also switched from Debian to the Devuan pseudo-fork. But - this doesn't get rid of systemd... I've followed the instructions here, and did: # apt-get install sysvinit-core sysvinit ...
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Setting default udisk2 NTFS option for removable drive

I am running debian/jessie amd64, and I would like to change the default options for ntfs-3g. Namely I'd like to state that any removable device for which filesystem is NTFS, should be mounted with ...
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How to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 (with zfs file system) and debian 7 (crunchbang) using grub2 boot loader in MBR?

I want to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 with ZFS as the root file system (the only file system) with Debian 7 (crunchbang linux) with ext4 using grub2 boot loader installed in MBR and grub is managed by the ...
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How can I resolve a stale nfs handle?

I noticed once when I shut down my home server while my desktop was connected via NFS that I kept getting "stale NFS handle warning" when entering my home dir, this caused issues with some programs ...
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My Debian freezes

I installed a fresh Debian 7 install, but it freezes from time to time, and when it happens (quite often indeed) only the mouse can move around but everything is blocked. All I can do is restart. I ...
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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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Detect when sdcard removed

I'm working with a small Arm board (Emtrion) running Debian Linux. Emtrion has provided an sdcard image that can update the boards flash. I would like to extend the simple update script, so that when ...