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CRON Permission Denied

I have a Debian 7. 3 Server with WebMin installed. I configured a cron job to run every minute as root user, so I run the command crontab -l when I'm logged in as root it shows: * * * * * ...
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Is there a way to search a menu bar in Debian?

I want to search my menu bar, to easily find obscure menu items. I know that the HUD (Heads Up Display) in Unity has this feature, however I am running Gnome 3 on Debian 7. Is there a way to do this ...
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How do I keep my display output from toggling by itself?

It happens with a Vostro 3550, Debian, Gnome and Philips 1080p television. As soon as I connect the HDMI it starts doing it and goes from mirror to just the laptop display to just the TV to ...
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How to specify an ISO as the location of root filesystem for GRUB?

I'm trying to understand the Debian "booting from Hard Disk" installation manual. The process is as follows: I copy a kernel image, a ramdisk initrd and an ISO with installer to the hard drive and ...
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Rsnapshot destination full - how to safely rerun?

I ran my Rsnapshot backup today but my external drive became full half-way through the incremental backup (I have about 20 incremental backups now). "rsync: write failed on "": No space left on ...
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Problems with printer page format in CUPS

I'm setting up print server for custom thermal printer on RaspberryPi running Linux Debian and I have a strange problem. If I print a test page it prints OK, same with web page from Firefox, but when ...
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Caps lock doesn't take effect on all letters

I have a laptop running Debian Jessie with only the Linux console (X server not installed). On this laptop caps lock doesn't take effect on the special Danish characters æøå (I just get æøå instead of ...
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How can I share a thunderbird profile between two computers?

I have two computer which run both debian sid. My problem is that I want to synchronize thunderbird(+lightning) (contacts+calendar+email) (icedove(+iceowl) in Debian) contents between these two ...
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Some software runs only by root terminal

I'm facing this odd situation here, programs such as gparted, furiusisomount and Rstudio never run by clicking on their icons in the applications menu or by running them with terminal as a normal ...
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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 ...
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PCI passthrough with Xen

I am trying to run Windows XP in a Xen DomU virtual machine with a PCIe device, for which there are no Linux drivers, being passed through from a Debian Squeeze Dom0. My hardware supports ...
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Realize a multiseat system with a polarized 3D-monitor

Besides playing 3D-material, modern 3D-TV-sets (using polarization technology) offer the possibility of dual-play. While 3d-playback works with different polarization for the left and the right eye, ...
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Mounting a multi-partition (GPT/HFS+) USB 2.0 harddrive on Debian

I have a 3TB USB 2.0 hard-drive which has two HFS+ (Mac) partitions using GUID partition table for the partition records. It was partitioned with Mac OS Disk Utility. How can I mount these partitions ...
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How do I set up the SELinux sandbox in Debian?

I've installed SELinux in Debian sid in order to use the sandbox that locks down apps to a restricted enviroment, but I can't get it to work. If I try to use the sandbox command in permissive mode ...
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Slow system after running a KDE GUI application from a Debian Squeeze chroot

I have a PC with Ubuntu 11.04 and a Debian Squeeze chroot installed in it. As soon as I start any KDE application from within chroot (and installed there), e.g. Kompare for viewing git diff output, ...
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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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Debian 64-bit sees less than 4GB of RAM

I have a Debian wheezy (7.4) amd64 virtual machine running under VirtualBox 4.3.10 on a Win7 x64 host with AMD A10-5700 processor. The virtual machine is configured with 16GB of memory (the host has ...
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Debian - cannot find cdrom

Having a jessie/sid debian box on kernel 3.13 (had same issue on kernel 3.10) First thing I notices was that k3b didn't find any optical drives. Then: The optical drives (dvd-writers) are found in ...
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Switching from Nvidia proprietary driver to Nouveau driver for Nvidia card on Debian wheezy

I am running Debian wheezy. I have the following Nvidia graphics card installed: GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS. I am currently using the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers. I have the following packages ...
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How to install Metasploit Community on Debian?

After attempting to get Metasploit to work nice with my desktop box (with limited success), I've decided to instead set it up on on separate box. However, it seems like the Metasploit community ...
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DHCP lease acquired , yet no ping, not even to default gateway

I've just installed Debian Wheezy on my PC using netinstall. I can only use its wifi. My interface has been recognize by the system, and I've used: iwconfig wlan0 essid MY_HOME_AP (I've switched ...
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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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How to find out which package of libc6 I need?

I am running into following error: version GLIBC_2.14 not found version GLIBC_2.15 not found when trying to install software I need. Therefore, I decided to upgrade libc6 on my debian (Linux ...
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Use encrypted /home in fresh Debian created in Mint

I usually use my Linux Mint 15 installation on my PC. I have separate / and /home partitions. /home is encrypted with ecryptfs, which I did not configure myself, I just ticked the "encrypt home" when ...
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Disk Spin Down in Debian Wheezy

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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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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Could I add GPT BIOS Boot Partition after Debian installation?

I recently installed Debian Wheezy on a server with 24TB of storage (RAID 6). When I partitioned the big volume I selected Manual option and created the partition scheme. When I was partitioning, I ...
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Can't download Debian's Two Blu-Ray Disk

I use this command: $ jigdo-lite --noask debian-7.1.0-amd64-BD-1.jigdo $ jigdo-lite --noask debian-7.1.0-amd64-BD-2.jigdo I'm already download 41Gb. But It is stuck with next err: --2013-10-15 ...
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Network block after restart

I'm running wheezy and I don't want to install network-manager. I have a problem with network interfaces. When I restart the interfaces I cannot use any connection anymore. I cannot reach internet ...
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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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NIS users can't use yppasswd on client machines

I'm administrating a system where users authenticate via NIS and things went wrong when a user tried to use yppasswd to change her password. She got the error: yppasswd: yppasswdd not running on NIS ...
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Webmin alternative that installs & runs on the client machine & communicate via SSH

Are there any Webmin alternatives that don't consume server resources but instead install on client machine & communicate via SSH client. So effectively all the actions made on that GUI are ...
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Adding multiple gateways for separate physical interfaces with various metrics/priorities

My system has 3 interfaces. These are eth0, eth1 and usb0. eth0 is linked to my router and is the line I want to be used by default. eth1 is un used. usb0 is a 3G phone that's tethered. My issue is ...
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How to set up control for case fans in Debian Wheezy?

We'll for some days now I've been trying to get the fancontrol for my Debian Wheezy up and running. Actually (after some problems with pwmconfig not accepting my chipset, which is a AMD 770 one) now ...
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OpenGL acceleration stopped working after upgrading to Wheezy

After upgrading recently from Squeeze to Wheezy, my 3D acceleration suddenly stopped working. I'm using IBM Thinkpad T60 with ATI M52 [Mobility Radeon X1300]. I found in Xorg.0.log: [ 48286.173] ...
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Configure courier to forward certain mails to external addresses

I have a debian 6.0 server with courier/courier-mta set up and some local domains. Now I want to create some forwards for some email address that should go directly to external addresses as there are ...
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GNOME Panel Completely Blank

I had rebooted my laptop running Debian while it was in a perfectly fine running state. After the reboot, I log in again, and the top GNOME panel is completely blank. I only have one panel as I use ...
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Logwatch ignores self-defined service, but explicit setting --service $service works

I am using SSLH on my server to accept both SSL and SSH connections on Port 443. As the logs of sshd and apache2 show each incoming connection via SSLH originating from 127.0.0.1, I want to add the ...
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How to send HDMI sound to OTHER HDMI port?

I am running XBMC on a Debian Testing system on my HTPC. I want to switch between my monitor for browsing and my tv for XBMC. This is no problem. But the sound only seems to reach my television when ...
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locales: modify default time format

I need to change the default time format on my Debian Wheezy system. I am following this howto. I have modified the corresponding lines in /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_US d_t_fmt ...
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Old HP nc4400 laptop on Debian, fan turns on for 10 secs, then off for 20 secs

I run Debian 7 on an HP nc4400 laptop. This is an old laptop with an Intel Centrino chipset. It runs fine except that the fan turns on for 10 seconds, then off for 20 seconds and then on for 10 ...
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Waking an Ibook G4 (powerpc) running Debian Linux from suspend based on timer

I have recently received an Ibook G4 from a friend. I plan to use it as a server and have installed Debian Wheezy (7.0.0, release version) on it. However, I would like to suspend it at some points ...
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Automount of NTFS USB partitions on Gnome fails if device name is sdb (FAT32 is OK)

When I plug a USB storage device (i.e. USB key) on my computer with Gnome, the filesystems available on the device are automatically mounted (in /media/<partition-label>), and a file explorer ...
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Accessing multiple wifi networks simultaneously from debian wheezy

I have got 2 wireless adapters on my machine (one built-in and the other a purchased USB wireless adapter) is there a way I can utilize different WiFi networks simultaneously? I have in mind ...
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Debian based Raspberry – samba invisible unless I restart

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian along with other computers on the same network. I installed, configured and started samba to share files from my home folder of the Raspberry Pi to my other ...
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Debian Live 3.x with encrypted root filesystem

I'd like to build a Debian Live system based on sid with an encrypted root filesystem. It's quite easy to install a Debian system with a rootfs encrypted with dm-crypt/LUKS, so I suppose it's also ...