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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Prevent file corruption

I have an application that write files into a specific directory at the FS. This system, under no circumstances, can lose a single written file. When I have some problem at the HD, like badblocks or ...
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Debian: how to get the current loaded kernel package name?

With the following command, I can list all the installed kernel package: $ dpkg -l | grep linux-image With the following command, I get for instance the version of the current kernel used: $ uname ...
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Debian dns “A” record used by another domain?

I have a Debian Wheezy server with a domain name and a static ip address. The domain name's "A" record set to my server's ip address. Everything works fine. The problem started when another guy set my ...
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Run automatically Noip2 when the machine is booted?

How can I run automatically when the machine is booted using NOIP2? I put this script in file in /etc/init.d/rc3.d in my Debian 7 but it don't work when I on my computer #! /bin/sh # . ...
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mdadm Software RAID1 with GPT on Debian 8.0 amd64 - Does not boot on disk removal

INTRO: I have spent countless days attaching/detaching MOLEX->SATA power cables, rebooting machines and trying hundreds of edits and commands. I am on the verge of desperation and desperately in need ...
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Using OpenVPN with systemd

Ok, so I've been searching the web for solutions to this problem with no answers seeming to work for me. Hopefully someone can help me. I'm only trying to configure the OpenVPN Client. I'm running ...
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Debian : Mounting a raid array

I have a Debian system on which we migrated to a SSD for faster execution. Before that we had a 2.0Tb hard disks in RAID. Now we want to use the RAID drives to perform storage generated by the ...
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Cannot resize Gedit window

Gedit 3.14 in Debian 8 has no window manager window manager decoration and the window cannot be resized. Do I need to install any additional package to make it work or has Gedit become unusable ...
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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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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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Debian 8: How do I modify the Samba initscript in an upgrade-safe manner to include my virus scanner?

I'm using Debian 8 ("Jessie") and I have it configured to use systemd rather than sysvinit. I'd like to modify the init script (or whatever the systemd equivalent is) for Samba in such a way that if ...
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Running a script during booting/startup; init.d vs cron @reboot

I am currently trying to understand the difference between init.d and cron @reboot for running a script at startup/booting of the system. The use of @reboot (this method was mentioned in this forum ...
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Why is the kernel version not updated when I upgrade to a newer release?

I think my Debian 8.0 (Jessie) installation is outdated, but the Package Updater always says All packages are up to date. The result of: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -u upgrade is 0 upgraded, ...
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Create a subset of debian repo

I need to create a subset of an existing repository that contains certain packages. The dependencies of these packages need to be satisfied. Now, I know how to create an Apt repository from a given ...
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Synaptic Package Manager: Could not apply changes! Fix broken packages first.

Have been trying to fix it in various ways, but all these advices on the internet turned out useless for me. It was too strange to see when one instruction help other people, but don't solve my ...
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Debian 7 GNOME: Oh no! Something has gone wrong!

First of all, do not mark it as a repost: other solutions didn't help me.. So, as you see from the title, I am running Debian 7 (Kali) and once installed Steam from unofficial repo I can't open gnome. ...
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Upgraded to test branch by mistake in debian… how can I go back to stable?

I wanted to upgrade my GLIBC to a newer version on my remote server (to which I only have SSH access), so I added the test branch of Debian to my apt sources. I followed this by the mistake of ...
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After upgrade MongoDB it does not start and log is empty

Can you help me with this problem please? I have updated (apt-get upgrade) my system Debian GNU/Linux 7.6 (wheezy) but for problem with disk space operation failed. After I have released disk space, ...
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Debian - enable broadcom wireless controller

Ok, this is driving me crazy. I'm setting up an old Dell Precision M60 notebook, and I can't manage to enable support for its wireless device on debian squeeze. What I tried: lspci | grep -i ...
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Will Debian Wheezy (stable) automatically upgrade to Jessie once Jessie becomes the stable release?

I am on Debian Wheezy (stable) and routinely update my system via the basic: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade In the future, once Jessie becomes the stable release, I wonder whether ...
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Fixing a bug in an official Ubuntu package [on hold]

There is a package in the Ubuntu repositories (pidgin-latex) which has apparently been abandoned by its creators for some time. I have noticed a bug in this package and I would like to rectify it and ...
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Some settings in 50-synaptics.conf have no effect

I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2. The relevant portion (I suppose) of said file ...
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Why can't login in my debian console?

I normally log on to my Debian machine with the user name "debian" Today, I found that I can't log in with this user name but I can log in as "root". Possibly relevant information: root@localhost:~# ...
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Debian 8 Jessie UEFI Installation

I am installing Debian 8 Jessie on a UEFI system. I have to set up RAID so I am using manual partitioning. The system installs fine in BIOS compatibility mode but there doesnt seem to be a UEFI ...
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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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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 bind AtlGr to Ctrl+Alt in Debian 7

I'm new to Linux and recently I installed Debian 7 in my laptop. I used to use Ctrl+Alt shortcut all the time in Windows, but in Debian 7 I can only use AltGr. So, I was trying to bind AltGr to ...
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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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amixer: Mixer hw:0 load error: Invalid argument

Everytime i start my debian7, the error message pop out: amixer: Mixer hw:0 load error: Invalid argument root@localhost:~# lspci |grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 ...
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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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How do I know which version of Debian I'm running?

In a tutorial, I'm prompted "If you are running Squeeze, follow these instructions..." and "If you are running Wheezy, follow these other instructions..." When I run uname, I get the following ...
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How install xfce >= 4.10 from backports repository in debian

I am working in Debian 7 64bits with xfce 4.8 But in backports repository I found xfce 4.10.1 and I added this line in my sources.list: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main ...
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Can't use apt because python encoding issue

I'm getting a python unicode error every time I try to install or update anything with apt or aptitude, preventing me to update my system. The error I'm getting is the following: File ...
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RFC822-style sources.list yields “E: Type 'Types:' is not known”

On Jessie, according to man 5 sources.list, I can write my sources.list file in an RFC822-inspired format: Types: deb deb-src URIs: http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ Suites: jessie Sections: main ...
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How to install drivers for intel GMA 3600 intergrated graphics system?

I am currently using crunchbang 11 32bit, on a laptop with Atom D2500/GMA3600. Does anyone know how to install a more modern driver - rather than the gma500? Is this even possible?
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Should I learn Linux using Raspbian or Debian? [on hold]

Alright so I've worked with Unix a bit in the past (a university course) in which I've gained a slight knowledge of the basic commands, bash scripting and makefiles. Now I'm planning on actually ...
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Why port forwarding does not work in QEMU? [on hold]

How to redirect port 5555 of Host OS to port 80 of Guest OS? Host OS: Debian Jessie 64-bit Guest OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit I'm using the following commands: qemu-system-i386 -enable-kvm \ -name ...
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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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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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Package build system for Debian (like Fedora Koji)

I would like to deploy private deb package build machine with web interface and Git integration (probably some kind of Koji). Does it exist? If not so, I wonder, how these huge amounts of packages ...
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How can I recognize that a certain Linux distribution is based on Debian, looking at file structure? [duplicate]

I have an unknown (let's assume uname -a returns nothing) Linux distribution I have root access to. How can I verify, looking at file structure, that it is based on Debian?
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Making a IRQ SMP Affinity change permanent

I have to change the smp_affinity of a interrupt permanently. The following code needs to be executed when the server reboots: echo "1" > /proc/irq/152/smp_affinity_list echo "2" > ...
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Uninstall Phusion Passenger and repair package database

Some time ago I installed Phusion Passenger with these instructions. I also have the debdeb.org repository in my sources.list. I now want to remove Passenger and install a clean nginx package from ...
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apt-get shows important packages as “no longer required”

I recently installed Kali Linux in my system. It came with a preinstalled Iceweasel. However, instead of Iceweasel I wanted to install firefox so I followed this guide and installed firefox ...
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How to return multiple DNS A records in a specific order using bind9?

I have a bind9 testing environment in Debian wheezy that I am trying to set up two A records that are returned in a fixed order. In my named.conf.options file I have the following configuration: ...
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Is it possible to have a Debian package pre-install script run apt-get commands?

I'm creating a Debian package that has a few dependencies not found in the official repositories. Simply specifying these other packages as dependencies doesn't cut it, as their installations alone ...
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Need to install glibc >= 2.14 on Wheezy

I am trying to get Protractor working for performing e2e angular testing, but protractor requires Selenium which requires ChromeDriver which requires glibc 2.14. My current development box is running ...
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How to use a D-Link usb network adapter on debian

I have a Debian (squeeze) desktop, and I need to use a D-Link 150 USB Wireless Network Adapter. So far I've done this: $ lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2001:3c18 D-Link Corp. ... After looking ...
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What provides /etc/exports and how do I find that out?

I have two Debian virtual machines that were built from the same netinstall iso, but probably have different packages installed. One of them has an /etc/exports file for nfs mounts but the other one ...
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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 ...