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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how to specify session to connect to when xrdp has spawned multiple sessions?

I have installed xrdp on Debian 7 like so: apt-get install xrdp vnc4server I have been connecting using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection. I have noticed that sometimes, my existing session ...
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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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Why can I not source a file with the default cron installed on a debian wheezy server?

I use cron for years now. In order to load all my environment variables at once (often but not always .bashrc), I define them in a dedicated file that I source in the crontab: * * * * * (. ...
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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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Debian TUI to GUI

I have a console-only version of Debian (latest one). Is there any way to upgrade to the GUI without having to reinstall the whole system?
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Disable incoming telnet connections

I'm trying to secure my Debian server, and noticed that if I type telnet myserverip port# then anyone can see my ssh version. I'm a bit worried that people can do some harm aside from that. How can I ...
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Unable to install package via APT

While attempting to install the package sw-nginx I encountered the following error messages: 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/327 kB of archives. After ...
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SSH pipe broke while running apt upgrade. What can I do about it?

I was connected to my aws debian wheezy server and while running apt-get upgrade the ssh pipe broke. I didn't use screen or anything, so I don't think there's a way to recover that session. If I ...
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Add $HOME/bin to PATH for a single user in Debian Wheezy with LXDE

In Ubuntu, if $HOME/bin exists, it will be automagically added to PATH, but this doesn't happen in Debian. How do I permanently add it to PATH for a given user, but only for him, not for all users? I ...
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Cannot install and use nvidia drivers (Wheezy)

I have a build with the GTX 560 TI card every time I try to install the Linux drivers (with Debian Wheezy and using tecmint.com or debian wiki as a guide), I always end up restarting X or the computer ...
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Setting up Proxy Settings on Debian

During installation of Debian I was asked for a Standard Proxy String in the form of http://user:password@host:port/, which I entered. apt-get ran and retrieved files during update, and now Debian is ...
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hostapd on Debian Linux opens WLAN Hotspot, but I can't connect to it

I have a Debian Wheezy machine with hostapd running. I want it to make a WPA2-PSK secured WLAN Hostpot. I can see the Hotspot from my Android phone, but every time I try to connect to it, it shows ...
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udev rules fail to run a script on addition of usb device

Here is a simple rule I created in /etc/udev/rules.d/21-persistent-local.rules for my Seagate 500 GB expansion drive which uses a USB interface on a Debian machine running inside a VM. ...
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How can I made a Debian ports like repo?

Is there a way to have only a debian folder and build the package (downloading and unpacking the sources) automatic? I've seen uscan but it scans for new packages, it doesn't allow to have a fixed ...
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Mouse + network turned off after suspend

(After upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie), my mouse is not turning on again, when I wake up my computer (from suspend-to-ram sleep). Is there something that I can add to /etc/pm/... ? ...
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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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Process 'rtorrent' showing as “main” when run in screen

So I'm running "rtorrent" in screen (detached) and in ps/top, it seems to show the process as "main" instead of "rtorrent". It shows the real process name in "htop". #ps -u USER PID TTY TIME ...
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Cannot install ia32-libs-i386 [on hold]

I'm trying to install ia32-libs-i386, but it's giving me this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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rkhunter warns about chkconfig

I ran rkhunter and received the following warnings in its output: $ rkhunter --update $ rkhunter -c ... ... ... Performing file properties checks /sbin/chkconfig ...
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Show server processes in debian 7

someone who can take me out, please... I have a server were 7 and want to see exactly which process runs at a certain time, for example:: Every day at 3:00 am.
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Debian Server Login Error

Forgot password, booted into root recovery to reset root password. Now any other userid login produces the message "The system is going down for reboot on . . .", a pause, then "Login incorrect". ...
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Sound not working in Debian except in google chrome and test utilities [on hold]

Yesterday, I had Archlinux on my Dell Latitude E6520 and the sound was working perfectly fine (I even had the loud beep I couldn't get rid of). Today, I installed Debian and alsa. The first surprise ...
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Fix broken permissions on /var (or any other system directory)

Long story short, I destroyed /var and restored it from backup - but the backup didn't have correct permissions set, and now everything in /var is owned by root. This seems to make a few programs ...
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how to run virtualized kali linux on bootable usb [on hold]

Please advice me how to run virtualized kali linux on bootable usb? If there is a way, its possible with which one of Virtualization softwares? In Vmware is it possible? Any way to change all serial ...
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Forensic Linux distributions? [on hold]

Review between there distributions; 1. Kali 2. Caine 3. (SANS Investigate Forensic Toolkit (SIFT 4. DEFT Linux 5. Matriux 6. Masterkey Linux 7. Swift Linux 8. GRML Live Linux 9. Plain Sight 10. ...
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GRUB no longer can boot the machine (different error messages)

When I boot from GRUB, I get various error messages from GRUB, apparently at random : "invalid arch independent ELF magic" or "incompatible license" or "file not found". I can boot from the rescue DVD ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Wheezy - Using Inspiron 3537

I've recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.5 and dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed all of the drivers except the graphics driver which I've been trying to install for a couple of days. ...
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Change password hashing to PBKDF2 on Debian-based OS

I'm looking for a way to change the hashing scheme on my Debian-based OS from sha512 to pbkdf2. Searching the internet hasn't helped much. The closest I've got is this question: Enable Blowfish-based ...
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Debian USB automount

Got my USB flash automount broken after reboot. Using Debian 6, GNOME 2 My NTFS hard disk is still mounting correctly. When i connect my Android smartphone (with SD and local drive) my messages log ...
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Debian stable: Only GNOME classic with custom 3.16

I compiled a custom 3.16.2 today, which works flawlessly except that GNOME only starts in classic mode. Maybe this is due to changes in the drm i915 driver, but how would I debug this? System is a ...
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Debian, ActiveDirectory and Password

I have joined a Debian Wheezy to a Win server 2003 with Active Directory, following this guide: Everything goes well except for the password change. I am not able to change the password of my domain ...
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Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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Running proprietary firmware in virtualized environment, but not in host environment

I've got a fresh install of Debian Wheezy on my laptop, and for security reasons I would like to not have any proprietary firmware running on this system. However, I require the iwlwifi non-free ...
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How to display contents of mounted /boot and '/' root partitions?

How to display contents of mounted /boot and '/' root partitions of Debian on SSD drive from Linux Live CD? I know ls -1 to list directory contents, but what is exact steps to get this?
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Where has my RAM gone & how to interpret atop's memory output?

For a while, I encounter RAM-shortages on my Debian webserver (VPS/virtual machine). This would not be unusual, if they happend on a regular basis. But they do not. Here's a chart from Munin: ...
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What's limiting my CPU usage in forked processes?

I am running some long-running programs (for scientific purposes) on a multi-core Linux box. The processes are controlled by a small daemon which restarts the next job when one finishes (I run 3-6 at ...
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Debian, Dibbler, IPv6 and Bridging Woes

I'm currently trying to setup my Dedibox LT as a virtualisation (KVM) server. I've elected to use Debian instead of Proxmox or ESXi for various reasons. Currently I'm having problems with getting ...
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Debian Wheezy problem with packages and architectures

I recently installed Debian wheezy on my desktop PC. Here is the uname -a command: Linux devnet 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Once the installation finished, I ...
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Running Linux on Smartphone

I have recently thought about buying a cheap second hand smartphone and install Linux on it as an experiment. I am sure this has been asked a lot but I cant seem to find an answer: Is there anyway ...
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locale not found/setting locale failed - what should I do?

I've installed Debian 7 i386 on my VPS (OpenVZ). Everything works fine, except locales - any attempt to install anything shows: [...] perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check ...
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Saving alsa settings

After a new update, there is no sound by default in my Debian Squeeze box until running alsactl init, but whenever rebooting the computer I have to run the command again to gain sound. How can I ...
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Finding all software packages in Debian that provide a particular alternative

The Debian distribution has the Debian Alternatives System. From the Wiki: The Debian alternatives system creates a way for several programs that fulfill the same or similar functions to be ...
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Add packages to Debian live CD

I have to customize a Debian live CD with some files I have created. Until now I have extracted the official iso to a folder, uncompressed filesystem.squashfs, added my files, recompressed ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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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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No audio on Debian “jessie” / KDE install [closed]

I've completed a fresh Debian jessie / KDE install on a Chromebook via crouton, but I have one problem: I can't get the sound to work. How can I fix this issue? I'm running the chroot from an SD ...
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Wlan configuration when there is a portal login

At a conference as we speak. Have a small embedded device running Debian that has no GUI. Trying to connect to confrence wifi which is open, i.e. no security, but has a type of web portal login page ...
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Error while installing glibc-2.14 from source

The version of glibc in the repository is 2.13 so I couldn't use apt-get to install it. I downloaded the source code of glibc-2.14, but when I run ./configure command I get this error: checking for ...
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How do you change the root password on Debian?

I want to change the password I assigned to root on my Debian webserver to something longer and more secure. Bit of an obvious newbie question, but how do I do that? I haven’t forgotten/lost the ...
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Can somebody explain The Debian Apache2 configuration files conundrum?

I am a newbie to Apache2.4. I know I am running the said version because of :- $ sudo apache2ctl -v Server version: Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server built: Jul 23 2014 13:15:48 Apparently there are ...