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How to pause (or capture) the messages that fly by at the end of startup sequence?

Towards the end of the "startup sequence"1, I see a longish series of diagnostic messages fly by very quickly, right before I see the login prompt2. AFAICT, most, if not all, of the lines making up ...
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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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Change menu shortcuts in Evolution

I'm trying to change menu shortcuts in the E-mail client Evolution, specifically removing the "send message" via "Ctrl-Enter" shortcut, but can't figure out how. My system is rather new: Debian 8 ...
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“PTY allocation request failed on channel 0 stdin: is not a tty” when SSH'ing into a Debian server

My hosting space (Debian Wheezy) serves two websites (one WordPress and one Rails). Today I saw both were down and I rebooted the server. The Rails site works again and the WordPress one now says that ...
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How do I keep my display output from toggling by itself?

It happens with a Vostro 3550, Debian, Gnome and a Philips 1080p television. As soon as I connect the HDMI it starts toggling output and goes from mirror to just the laptop display to just the TV to ...
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Debian Squeeze: connect to A2DP (bluetooth) through command line

I would like to turn my Lacie NAS into a A2DP bluetooth source, in order to stream audio to a bluetooth audio sink. The NAS runs Debian Squeeze in a chroot environment, and is connected to a Bluetooth ...
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kerberos preauth pkinit failed to initialize: No realms configured correctly for pkinit support

I have successfully installed Kerberos on debian wheezy and can perform service authentication (Apache, ssh) with Kerberos tickets from kinit. I would like to use certificates for kinit (pkinit) ...
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Ethernet intermittently fails to come up

I'm working with an embedded Debian system and I'm having trouble getting ethernet working consistently. Once every 5 or 10 times that eth0 is brought up something fails and I can't connect to it via ...
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Problems demonizing Java process on Debian

I'm trying to turn Serviio into a service on Debian, to enable it to start at boot and to be controlled with the service command line utility. I have a dedicated user, serviio, to run the daemon. I ...
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How to keep my cursor focus when switching of workspace if I have a fullscreened window on another screen?

Let's say I have, On screen 1: workspace A: a web browser, extended (not full-screened with F11, just maxed out). workspace B: a terminal with Vi for example. On screen 2: a web browser, ...
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Workaround for mount -bind behavior change between wheezy and jessie?

I recently upgraded a system from wheezy to jessie that makes use of bind mounts. But with the update the behavior of the bind mount has changed, and now acts as bind one filesystem will recursively ...
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Why is the Debian testing version of a package behind the stable version?

Having 2 Debian installations - one on testing and the other on stable - on two different machines, I noticed that the version for chromium in testing is 47.0.2526.80-1~deb8u1 (testing on debian ...
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Keyboard doesn't work in X11 after resuming from sleep/suspend

My computer: Debian 8.3 Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux Dell Latitude 5420 I'm using XMonad window manager, some applets (in stalonetray) ...
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Gnome shell on debian use to much resources

I recently install debian 8 on my system and install gnome. But after working for couple of minutes I notice that my battery is discharging very fast. So I check CPU usage and it using half of CPU ...
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Clone running machine over network

I'd like to clone a running Debian machine (ext4, no LVM) to identical hardware, preferably over the network to create a test box. Q1) Which tools / scripts are available that allow me to do this? ...
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download rate limiting based on network usage

I have a Debian Wheezy (Open Media Vault) server with a few different downloaders working most of the time. (Primarily FTP) I would like to be able to adjust the download limits of this server based ...
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x2go printer sharing trouble

I have a got x2go server installed on Debian 8 by official manual: On server-side: sudo aptitude install x2goserver x2goserver-printing cups cups-x2go I login on server as user with x2goclient. I ...
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Turn down the Energy Efficient Ethernet (eee) aka Green Ethernet

This is what is the Energy Efficient Ethernet. The problem is, that in lot of environments it conflicts with other features and stuff so i really need to disable it. I read that something can be ...
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Make Debian 8 prompt for restart of services

I have VPS instances from three different providers, and those from two providers will prompt for a restart of affected services when running apt-get upgrade. VPS instances from one provider do NOT ...
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Allowing Masscan To Run On More Than A Single Core

When I run Masscan on my dedicated server, using Debian, I have a CPU issue. The server has 8 cores, but Masscan only uses 1 of them. In doing so, Masscan maxes out the core to 100%. I was wondering ...
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Debian 8 : where are default static routes set?

i'm facing a strange problem with my newly installed Debian 8 box : default static routes are missing the 0.0.0.0 destination route. $ sudo route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway ...
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kexec and USE_GRUB_CONFIG

I find kexec very usefull to speed-up the reboot of Linux servers. One parameter into /etc/default/kexec is USE_GRUB_CONFIG. This parameter is meant to "read Grub configuration file". But I don't ...
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What's the Debian way to retain a kernel config change through updates?

I have an embedded system running Debian. It is supposed to auto-update in order to pull in security fixes. But Debian's default kernel lacks a hardware driver that this system needs, so it will need ...
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Preseeding debian install - EFI

The EFI partition is formatted in ext4 during the setup of debian whereas it should be vfat. I am trying to preseed the install of debian jessie and I can't get it working since the UEFI partition is ...
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What to do if apt-get -f install fails?

I'm in a difficult situation. Using Debian Jessie / Stretch, apt-get -f install fails. The system is effectively stuck. I've sshed in now. As far as login terminals, only one was becoming ...
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How to best track adventures of a novice administrator

I have this user that has limited sudo privileges, yet he manages to screw up from time to time. I would like to keep an eye on his adventures, so that I can reverse any damage with less digging. ...
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Overheating in Jessie

I just upgraded to Jessie and my laptop, a vostro 1710, is overheating. alexis1@debian:~$ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +62.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core ...
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Wifi with WPA2-EAP MS-CHAPv2 authentication (username and password) during Debian installation

I am currently attempting to install Debian on my laptop computer. During the network configuration stage, I am prompted to "enter a passphrase for WPA/WPA2 PSK authentication". Unfortunately, I am on ...
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Configure a freeRadius server with dhcp function

I have installed a freeradius server on a debian machine and it is working correctly. I want to configure my freeradius server to provide IP addresses for the authenticated users! Can any one tell ...
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Corrupt LVM metadata header after kernel update

I'm running Debian Wheezy (Linux wheezy3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux) as an encrypted LVM with hardware raid 1 (Adaptec 6405E) on a supermicro server. I was encounting ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux on HP Chromebook 14? USB boot doesn't works!

Following this guide from the debian wiki, I'm tring to install Debian on my HP Chromebook 14 (FALCO). The problem is that, when I choose "Install" in the Debian-Installer's menu, instead of the ...
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USB Mouse Freezing in Debian / KDE // Keyboard OK

Having problems with seemingly random freezes of my Logitech Wireless Mouse in Debian (KDE). With regards to a number of articles out there, I don't have powertop, mouseemu or laptop-mode-tools ...
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How to setup a l2tp VPN using strongSwan

I have found several guides to set up a l2tp VPN using openSwan, but I'd like to use strongSwan because I'm setting up a ikev2 VPN aswell, and I can't do it with openSwan. Do you know if there's a way ...
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How to stream audio from /dev/dsp?

What is the best way to stream audio from /dev/dsp (I'm using OSS on Debian). I would prefer HTTP streaming, but if there is a way on another protocol, I can deal with that.
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Advertising local HTTP services via Avahi/Zeroconf on Debian

I have a Debian server on local network for home media center/NAS purposes. It is running multiple services such as Plex, or Ajenti, which I can access like so: http://debian.local:32400/web for Plex ...
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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D ...
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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the ...
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An obscure autotools error with Epson iscan project

I'm seeing the following error when attempting to build iscan using the master branch on Debian wheezy. This project provides support for Epson scanners, in cases when SANE doesn't. This project ...
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X11 module ABI version does not match server's version

When using startx on my 32 bit linux system running debian Jessie, I get the following error: (EE) module ABI major version (12) doesn't match server's version (15) (EE) no screens found tail ...
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fatal: bad ownership or modes for chroot directory component “/”

I used to be able to connect via ssh with the user I have created but now I keep getting: "Write Failed: Broken Pipe" and I can only connect as root In the ssh auth.log I get the following: ...
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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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Why is the Provides field in the local Debian package ignored (DepCompareOp)?

I'm running Debian sid and want to use TeX Live from CTAN. So I didn't install the Debian texlive-packages, but created a virtual local package with equivs. You can find the control file below: ...
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Linux md RAID: /dev/md0 vs. /dev/md/0

On newer systems /usr/share/mdadm/mkconf (the script that is used to generate /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf) tends to use the device name /dev/md/0 instead of /dev/md0: new-system ~ # /usr/share/mdadm/mkconf ...
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How to start aufs for two local directories

I'm trying to create a sandbox for testing an untrusted software. I'm using Debian, I have installed aufs-tools. When I try to mount a minimal example with the following command: mount -t aufs -o ...
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How to add EBCDIC support on debian/ubuntu

I have to add EBCSIC text support to deal with IBM OS text messages. I have succesfuly added EBCDIC support to a CentOS box by adding lang and encoding to /etc/i18n/sysconfig. I searched in the docs ...
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Gnome 3 always on fallback upon login

I have a Debian Wheezy install, with Gnome 3 as the windows manager. I also have a NVidia video card for what it matters. I autolog in gnome upon boot to my user account, but it always start gnome ...
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Installing Firefox add-on globally without extracting the .xpi archive

Since the great -install-global-extension option was removed in Gecko 1.9.2 (for no obvious reason, as usual), copying the extension (as root) to /usr/lib/iceweasel/extensions/<appid> is now the ...
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Getty not starting in qemu

I'm trying to get running an ARM based Debian inside qemu. As a rootfs I'm using structure from embeddedarm 2gb sdcard image with versatile 2.6.24 kernel downloaded from fedora qemu tutorial site. At ...
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Administratively spread several Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users?

I administer several computers that have Thunderbird/Icedove installed and I want to spread Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users. The rules are stored in a file - pgprules.xml in the user ...
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Window content freezes

I recently started using Kanotix, a Debian based distro that loads itself into RAM on boot, and i'm loving it. But this is the second time I have this problem, and I was wondering what caused it and ...