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ssh very slow connection

I have several remote systems, and one of them, a linode running debian, is very slow to ssh into - it takes approximately 20-25 seconds every time. This seems to have happened relatively recently. I ...
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No communication services enabled following startup

I recently installed Parsix (Debian) on my system, and I've been struggling to figure out how to autostart my services. Of the list of services that don't run and should run are: ssh apache mysql ...
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Why can't I kill a SIGSTOP'd process with a SIGTERM in linux?

I am using Debian stretch (systemd). I was running the rsyslog daemon in foreground using /usr/sbin/rsyslogd -n and I did a ctrl+z to stop it. The state of the process changed to Tl (stopped, ...
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Debian jessie 8.5 doesn't detect wireless

I finished the installation of Debian Jessie 8.5, but the system doesn't detect the wireless. My wireless is hidden, have password with wpa psk/wpa2 psk and I am using the Xfce desktop environment. ...
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how to update cURL openssl version for paypal IPN

I run Linux Debian 7 After hours of trying to get Paypal IPN I found out that you have to have at least 1.0.1 version of openssl. The issue is server does have 1.0.1 version but cURL version is 0.9.8....
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Building a Debian-based Linux Distro Online

susestudio provides an online tool for building one's own Redhat-based Opensuse linux distro. However, I am more of a Debian-based guy. I was wondering of there is a similar website that let's us ...
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Why are there more packages available for Debian 6 & 7 than Debian 8? [on hold]

I find that I always have to download packages from older versions. Why aren't there as many packages for Jessie?
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apt-get dist-upgrade does nothing when trying to upgrade from wheezy to jessie

I am on Debian wheezy and attempted to upgrade to jessie as follows: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade These operations completed successfully and I rebooted, but ...
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Apache2 connections issues

Having issues with some website I want to host. One is an owncloud server that is hosted on my physical machine (port 443) and I have another on a virtualbox guest (port 80). I have successfully ...
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Why login to second account cause logout on first?

My system is Debian unstable sid. I'm using Xfce 4.12 with Qtile WM. My display manager is LightDM. To have ability to switch user account I use this solution. In config file /etc/systemd/logind....
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How to run pure-ftpd with port range as a service

I am running pure-ftpd on raspbian, I need to pass it parameters to specify the port range for data connections, I read the following page here pure-ftpd faq it mentions that I can run the process ...
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Openvas 9 TLS Error in the push function

Im trying to install Openvas 9 on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I have tried many times to install it but the NVT database never rebuilds. Everything was promising on Openvas 9 until this happened. base ...
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Burning Windows XP ISO To USB [migrated]

I'm attempting to create a bootable ISO for Windows XP using Gparted and dd in order to install onto another computer. However, every time I've attempted to do so and have burnt the ISO to the disk ...
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How to use s2disk on a bootable thumb drive on multiple devices?

I have a bootable Debian USB drive. On a computer with ~1.3 GB of RAM, I used s2disk to hibernate. When resuming on that device, I have had no trouble. I tried resuming on a newer computer with more ...
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eth0 not getting disabled after setting up br0 interface

On debian squeeze, I setup a bridge based on eth0. My /etc/network/interfaces is # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface #allow-hotplug eth1 #...
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Is there a way to figure out a modem/router web IP address? [on hold]

I bought a Modem/Router d-link dsl-2750u couple of years back. I changed the web IP Address and now I don't remember what IP Address did I put in its place. Is there a way to figure out at what IP ...
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How to run Janus WebRTC Gateway on Beaglebone Black?

I installed successfully Janus WebRTC Gateway ( https://github.com/meetecho/janus-gateway) in /usr/local/lib and I re-configure to start Janus. But when I do sudo janus, I get this error: /* debian@...
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Autostart process and respawn only if error

I am trying to start a process_A automatically (on startup) just after another process_B ends (which makes some updates in the system and needs the process_A to be off) and then if process_A crash or ...
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iptables rules on startup - doesn't work [duplicate]

Using Debian Jessie stable, trying to make my own iptables rules activate during boot up, preventing any leaks. I did this: iptables-save > /etc/firewall.conf echo 'iptables-restore < /etc/...
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How to change the default soundcard in Debian to an external USB?

Running Jessie and aplay -l gives me this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC887-VD Analog [ALC887-VD Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: ...
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Maximum number of iwlist scan results

This is a question with reference to the command line utility 'iwlist' on debian. I have a remote machine which I need to produce a list of networks in the area. I use iwlist scan and sometimes my ...
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Can't figure out why Ethernet packets are ignored

I'm trying to setup an ethernet connection between a PC (Windows XP) and a notebook (Debian 9) using a crossover cable. No DHCP, just manually set IPs and a netmask. The notebook has Qualcomm Atheros ...
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Debian XFCE, print dialog does not shows 'Quality Option' and others settings

Trying to print in Debian 8 XFCE the system print dialog does not shows a lot of settings that can configure the print process accurately. But, using another Debian based distribution, like Ubuntu or ...
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Need help with enabling 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I installed Debian Wheezy on my daughter's desktop computer. It has Intel i5-4570 (Haswell) CPU and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics chipset. No discrete graphics card. I'm unable to enable 3D ...
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use VBox machine as proxy

i want use Whonix gateway as proxy in my deiban physical machine with this config: debian > whonix-gateway > physical eth0 port > tor > internet this is it possible with virtualbox?
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Loading iptables rules on boot [duplicate]

I'm using Debian Jessie stable and I wanted to make it so it uses my own iptables rules immediately on boot. I've tried the following: iptables-save > /etc/firewall.conf echo 'iptables-restore &...
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Building with sbuild and backports

We're building our package for Debian Jessie with sbuild, and so far it's working great. There's just one detail though: we'd like to take one of the build dependencies from the Jessie backports ...
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undefined method `downcase' for false:FalseClass at puppet agent

I have an old puppet running in an ancient debian Lenny. It worked since recently started complaining about an undefined method downcase. This is Debian Lenny, puppet 2.6.2. It loads facter, and ...
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How to build and publish binaries for multiple Debian/Ubuntu distributions?

For a proprietary piece of software I'd like to build and publish multiple versions of software for multiple distributions. E.g. 1.0, 1.1 and both versions for squeeze, wheezy and precise. The builds ...
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Can Synapse launcher be installed in Debian?

I am thinking of changing from Linux Mint Cinnamon to Linux Mint Debian Cinnamon, but Synapse launcher is something I can't work without. It doesn't seem to be available in Debian. Does anyone know ...
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“make” doesn't find an installed library

I am attempting to use make to compile purple-facebook, a plugin for pidgin. It requires json-glib, which I have installed, but whenever I attempt to compile, it returns fatal error: json-glib/json-...
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debian 7.9 Duplicate sources.list

I'm trying to update wheezy to jessie and get duplicate source errors apt-get update ... Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ ...
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apt-get version of tmux is old

I used apt-get to install tmux and after doing so tmux -V returned 1.6, which is an older version. According to the tmux web site, the current version is 2.2. This is a problem because I would like to ...
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Unlock LUKS encrypted Debian root with key file on boot partition

I'm trying to decrypt the Debian root with a key file stored in the boot partition (decrypted partition). This will break the security, but it doesn't matter now. I have to conclude this successfully ...
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Change default terminal emulator on Debian

I'm trying to change my terminal emulator from xterm to eterm on Debian Jessie. I can't seem to find the tty config files. I've ran: sudo find / -name tty*.conf but that doesn't yield any results. ...
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How do I fix the to address when forwarding with mail/exim?

I am using Debian Squeeze (I believe, the box doesnt really say) I config exim4 to use Gmail and put root: someuser in /etc/aliases then put my email address (name+box@gmail.com) in .forward. I ...
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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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How do I start Xvfb on startup on Debian?

I’ve got a Debian web server that I’m using for occasional screen-scraping via Selenum and Python. I use Xvfb as a virtual X server for Firefox to run on when being controlled by Selenium. Given that ...
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Default-Start contains no runlevels

I am trying to make my custom made daemon run at startup and when I call update-rc.d ydcd enable I get the error update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing update-rc.d: error: MyDaemon ...
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Python3.4 package for Debian Wheezy

I'm looking for a way to get python3.4 for debian wheezy. I've been looking on repos but all I could find is 3.2 version. Does anybody know where I can find 3.4 package? (Or maybe does anybody know ...
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Building debian kernel package with custom configuration

I'd like to build a jessie kernel with my configuration. For that: I download an original tarball of the kernel, debian tarball for the kernel, and "dsc" file. Issue a command dpkg-source -x ${...
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Create a bootable Debian USB stick for PowerPC from Windows

I recently installed an SSD into my iBook G4, and I'm gonna try to put Debian 8.2.0 on it via USB stick. I know to how to trick Open Firmware into booting from USB, however, I need to create my USB ...
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make fatal error: openssl/sha.h: No such file or directory

I'm trying to compile a program that, according to the documentation, requires the "OpenSSL library". I have OpenSSL installed, and it's still giving me the error openssl/sha.h: No such file or ...
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At boot time, “Waiting for /dev to be fully populated” forces a reboot

I run Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE2, Debian 8.1). All updates are installed. About 50% of the time I boot my laptop, it crashes and forces an immediate reboot. The message I last got from the ...
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Can change monitor resolution of a SyncMaster SA850 and Intel HD graphics

I have installed Debian 7.2 from liveUSB and connected the monitor Samsung SyncMaster SA850 with DVI cable into integrated Intel HD graphics. However I have very low resolution and can't change it. In ...
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Debian (jessie) with XFCE, Sessions and Startup: Application Autostart

Long-time lurker, first time question-asker. I am running Debian jessie with XFCE, kernel 3.16.7. In the course of setting up Conky to run at startup, I wrote a bash script to... well.. run Conky. ...
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How to run unattended-upgrades not daily but every few hours

By default unattended-upgrades runs with cron.daily, that is at most on a daily basis. This can be a lot of time for attackers. I'd like to run it every 4 hours, how can I do this?
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Can't find vboxdrv on Debian Testing after installing Virtualbox.

Virtualbox refuses to load up any virtual machines, due to vboxdrv not being loaded. I have tried most things. From uninstalled everything virtualbox related, then installing linux-headers then dkms, ...
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can we use all the desktop environment in Debian 8.5

I install Debian 8.5 Jessie, but in the installation it show me Select and install Software exactly in the desktop environment. After taking this photo, I selected all and install it. Now, when I ...
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can't access CUPS interface

On attempt to access cups user interface at localhost:631/admin (or others) firefox gives "unable to connect". When i'm launching netstat i see no cups demon listening to port 631. Please help me to ...