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Debian 6 - Disk partitioning too long

I just got a new pc that comes with an empty 250GB 3G SATA Non-Hot Plug 7,200rpm HDD. I decided to install Debian 6 from a USB, I chose the partition to be Guided - use entire disk and set up ...
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What is the difference in CPU utilization between 'ps aux' and 'ps -ef'?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 Linux. I see a difference between %CPU and C output format of ps command for a process. It is not clearly noted in the ps man page. Man pages says: CODE HEADER ...
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“Packages have unmet dependencies” but I don't want to install these packages anymore. How do I clean this?

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: fglrx-driver : Depends: libfglrx (= 1:14.4.2-1kali1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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Help configuring a custom log file for iptables

I'm trying to log dropped packages to a custom file instead of /var/log/messages. To achieve this, I have added these two lines at the end of my configuration file: -A INPUT -m limit --limit ...
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Debian Wheezy live - gparted, dmsg, fdisk etc. do not detect local hard drive but it is shown during installation

Yesterday I finished backing up my data and it was time to wipe that HDD of mine for good and freshly install Debian Wheezy stable with Xfce as a WM. I've booted into a live session to see if things ...
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How Debian package should create user accounts?

The package qqq.deb installs the program qqq that should run from uqqq user account. The package consist of the qqq program, qqq.conf config file and /etc/init.d/qqq initscript. How should the ...
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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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mysql fail to start bash_completion errors

So after upgrading my debian system, mysql does not start anymore with command "service mysql start". I get: Job for mysql.service failed. See 'systemctl status mysql.service' and 'journalctl -xn' ...
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Select drive partition table in preseed file automated Debian install

I am using a preseed file for my Debian installs. I am using 1TB drives, and I would like to use MS-DOS partition tables. It is defaulting to GPT. Is there a way to choose which type of table to ...
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Debian VLAN (8021q) Configuration doesn't work

I try to setup VLANs on a virtual Debian machine. It's connected to an Cisco 2960 Switch. The Switch has 3 VLANs (1,100,200) which're allowed the pass the trunk. The Switch Configurations was tested ...
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Gedit cannot save in shared folder (Virtualbox)

I'm getting the "Cannot save _ Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy" in Gedit 2 when I try to save in a shared folder with Virtualbox (Debian). I've searched and apparently ...
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The difference between a binary and a source package in Ubuntu/Debian?

The information below seems misleading. I am confused with the example they give that if you lose dpkg (the program that lets you handle .deb files) you can use the other commands ar, tar, and gzip ...
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USB3 drive plugged in to PC makes computer hang on “welcome to grub”

I have a Seagate 2TB USB2 hard drive, ext4 formatted. If I plug it in to my system and boot, PC gets stuck at "welcome to grub". If I restart without the USB drive plugged in, the system boots ...
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See the tracker url in deluge-console?

I'm currently using deluged (with deluge-console) on my server. I'd like to see the tracker it is using in the information of a torrent. How do I accomplish this? I already tried using info -v but ...
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“make test” failed while compiling Python

I compiled Python 3.4.1 on an emulated Debian 7 ARM system. make test failed on test_multiprocessing_fork: FAIL: test_semaphore_tracker (test.test_multiprocessing_fork.TestSemaphoreTracker) ...
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raspberry pi pulseaudio server connection failure

I purchased a raspberry pi model b , after installing image, the first thing I do is I installed vlc and copy a mp4 video in raspberry pi. Now from command prompt I tried to run my video using vlc. ...
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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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How to get byobu to start at startup with a command executed, as root?

I want when the computer start, a byobu session is started and a command executed in the first window (windows 0), without requiring any user intervention. It is very important that this doesn't ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-510 for Debian 7?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-510. But I can't install it on my Debian 7 32 bits. And I want to use in a runlevel 3. How can I use this D-link? Thanks!
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How to make a portable Linux app?

I'd like to make a "portable" version of Emacs 24.3. I am using some Debian 7 systems, where I don't have root access. Since Debian 7 is missing Emacs 24, I'd like to build a portable version of it, ...
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Creating a debian package that depends on libcudart.so.6.0 from cuda-core-libs-6-0

I try to create a Debian package for a program that depends on libcudart.so.6.0. The debuild script aborts with: dpkg-shlibdeps: Fehler: Bibliothek libcudart.so.6.0 konnte nicht gefunden werden, ...
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hw csum failure

For the past 5 days, my Internet connection just drop randomly. After some researches, I found this into the syslog : Jun 25 17:01:59 home kernel: [127541.168744] eth1: hw csum failure. Jun 25 ...
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Convert Debian Live USB persistent filesystem to a standalone installation

How would I convert a persistent filesystem (live-rw) from a Debian Live USB to a standalone, bootable installation that can be run on a VM? What I've tried Chrooting and installing a bootloader ...
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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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Installing a .deb package on Arch - Is it possible?

The problem is simple - I have a .deb package and I want to install it on my Arch Linux. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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How can I add additional resolution for my screen?

I tried to launch a game (GTA San Andreas) on wine. GTA showed Cannot find 800x600x32 video mode and closed immediately. The Computer I currently have is a Lenovo IdeaPad G510, with Intel HD ...
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How do I run as a limited user while logged in as Root, and another question

Is there a way to, on linux, do: run as limited user when logged in as root? (like sudo but vice versa, so instead of GRANTING rights, it limits them, i.e., for use with "bundle install" for missing ...
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What do you do when you try to sudo and root's PATH has gone kerblooey?

I've got a feeling something bad just happened to this machine. faheem@bulldog:/usr/local/src/mercurial$ sudo dpkg -i mercurial_3.0-1_amd64.deb mercurial-common_3.0-1_all.deb dpkg: warning: ...
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Build Transmission 2.84 .deb package with checkinstall

I'm trying to compile and make by myself some .deb packages to keep my Raspbian more up to date than the repository. Now I want to update Transmission to v 2.84. Here's what I've done: Download the ...
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I recently cloned my drive, while booting I have to wait at this screen which has a number of error messages

Once booted the computer works fine (debian 7 sid), no other issues. I just have to wait at this screen for around 3 minutes, unfortunate since I have an SSD. Are these error messages causing the ...
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installing grub and a working kernel over an old and broken debian system

I have an old debian system, which I always have been able to upgrade over the years. I had installed an old kernel, compiled by me from sources. After my last dist-upgrade (using testing ...
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Guake transparency Debian

When I open guake in Debian Weezy using lxde its transparency does not work. I'm shown the desktop instead of the window I had been looking at. Is there a fix for this?
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How can I install Policykit with System V?

I created a minimal install on my Raspbian Raspberry Pi running Debian Jessie. Among other things, I removed libx11-.* and dependencies, which included removal of policykit-1. I'm trying to reinstall ...
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KVM - Which Web Based management to use?

I would like to became an Expert of managing KVM on debian squeeze. I still use virt-manager. Yes, it is easy and quiet safe and quick for me. I tried a lot of web based management UI and non of ...
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Debian on Mac via reFINd: New Partitions doesnt Boot

im trying to get on Debian via the refind Bootmanager. I was able to create partitions on HDD (Swap + /) and install Debian, but i couldn't install a bootloader on the installation, nor Grub neither ...
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How do you patch a kernel? [duplicate]

I got diff text from lkml how do I patch it into a kernel source? I am very new to compiling kernels, and I couldn't find decent sources online I am using debian if it is relevant
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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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Install Debian on ONE partition

My plan was to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian. Currently I have Windows installed. My disk can only have 4 partitions. One is system reserved. I want to give both OS their own 64GB partitions, and ...
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Installing wireless driver (realtek 8188CE) on Debian wheezy

I had a hard time installing the wireless driver for my debian. My debian was Sqeeze but soon after I realized Wheezy was the one to support my wireless adapter, realtek 8188CE,I upgraded to wheezy. ...
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Installing and uninstalling gnome on debian

I am using debian sid with xfce. I would like to test last version of gnome (I didn't give gnome 3.x a chance). Therfore, I would like to install gnome but, also, to know how to go back to my xfce ...
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How can I remove a bunch of ancient packages on debian?

I'm running sid, and in the course of trying to cross-grade my system from i386 to amd64 I came across some ancient packages that I couldn't remove. Some background: I've had this system since ...
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How to view files hidden by a mount on Debian 6

I have been trying for a while to view files, hidden by a mount on my device sporting Debian 6, to no avail, and being new to Linux, I am compelled to ask the question: How do you view files hidden by ...
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Wireless not working on very old PC on Debian

I have this really old PC Toshiba Pro L10 running on 512 MB on RAM. I installed Debian 32 bit lxde spin off. Everything is working well except the wireless (no wireless extensions). Wired network ...
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Hard disk spins down and up too frequently when on battery

I'm using Debian Wheezy No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.3 (wheezy) Release: 7.3 Codename: wheezy $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 ...
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Why is my /etc/apt/sources.list set to squeeze when I have debian wheezy?

I have set up a few new debian boxes which were installed with debian wheezy (7.1). I set them up and upgraded to the current stable release: $ cat /etc/debian_version 7.6 If I look at my ...
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How to fix mpt2sas “port enable: FAILED with timeout (timeout=300s)”?

Since having set the drives attached to an LSI SAS 2008 controller to "Power up in standby", these drives are no longer being detected. Power up in standby is also known as PUIS, POIS or "ATA6 power ...
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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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Making proxies on Debian

Hi guys I am trying to create SOCKS Proxies on my VPS and currently am not getting too far so any help is well appreciated. Here's a few details on my VPS: It is running Debian linux, has 512mb ram ...
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bash script not being run by cron [duplicate]

I have a very simple bash script that runs flawlessly when I do ./removeOldBackup.sh or sh /home/myusername/backup/removeOldBackup.sh but when I add it to crontab like * * * * * sh ...
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System image of running Debian system?

Is it possible to backup a running Debian system to some kind of image file, that could simply be written back to another hard disk using dd in case of failures of the original (backed up) Debian ...