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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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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How to get system to shutdown when Xorg is quit?

I installed nodm, so that Debian starts Xorg and a window manager immediately after booting, without requesting any password and without a login. How can I similarly setup Debian to shutdown the ...
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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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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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Debian won't shut down completely

My Debian wheezy (64-bit) won't fully shut down. What I mean by this is that when I select "Shut Down..." from the menu the screen goes blank but the power button remains lit and front fan keeps ...
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How can I share a thunderbird (icedove) profile, in real-time, between two computers?

I have two computers which both run Debian Sid. My problem is that I want to synchronize profile content between two computers both using thunderbird(+lightning) (contacts+calendar+email) ...
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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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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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Is i386 multiarch support broken on amd64 Debian Sid?

I am currently experiencing issues with Debian Sid. My architecture is amd64 (x86-64). If I want to install a i386 package and run the following commands: # dpkg -add-architecture i386 # sudo apt-get ...
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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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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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Keyboard triggering mouse events on Debian on Macbook

I installed Debian 6 on my Macbook in a dualboot configuration. Everything is working fine, except for the keyboard. As I'm typing, I see the mouse arrow moving a bit and strange things happen, such ...
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Locale environment variable settings do not take effect

I have a Debian 6 (64-bit) VPS where I cannot seem to get the locale environment variables LANG and LC_* set. (Everything below as root). vps:~# locale -a C POSIX en_US.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 vps:~# locale ...
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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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Systemd Initrd service and persistance

I need to run a simple daemon from system initrd image. According to system.initrd documentation, when sytemd is running directly from initrd all running processes will be killed on switch-root, ...
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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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Wait for a network device to come up before bringing another network device up on boot?

I'm in the middle of setting up my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian as a bridge between my university's wireless network (which requires WPA2-Enterprise authentication) and my private wireless router ...
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How do I stop the “Green double-underlined links pop-up ads” adware in Chromium?

Summary: In the Chromium web browser (Debian), can you tell me how get rid of whatever is causing the behaviour called "Green Double-Underlined Links pop-up ads"? I'd like to stop the behaviour, not ...
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Sound crackles and echos to the point of being unusable

I recently got a new desktop, installed debian 64 bit, and found out that the sound doesn't work at all. I'm not entirely sure what information I should give to help identify the problem but I'll do ...
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How to add another domain (SOA) to my bind9 installation when domain has not been delegated yet. What are the delegation steps?

I have a bind9 installation on my Debian Wheezy install. On this install I have a DNS-server which acts as the SOA for a domain, example1.com. My name server is also on the same domain, example1.com ...
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Is is ok to run multiple PHP Websockets using 1 machine?

I am using Debian LAMP Server and I need to run PHP Websockets with very simple coding. Will need at least five different WebSockets running with same IP different ports but as you know this things ...
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hibernate / suspend problems

Problem The Fn-F4 function key combination does not result in hibernating, instead it resets the internet connection instead Symptoms pm-hibernate and pm-suspend just reset the connection. ...
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Playing MP3 in Firefox on Debian

Is there a way to get MP3 playback within Firefox 31+ without installing plugins? I know about the entire encoding issues, but I have read somewhere that Firefox will look for native OS encoders like ...
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Chat application for monitoring with scripts

I am looking for a chat application, which would have the ability to interact with a shell script. I need this for a home project. An example of the usage would be: A client sends a chat message to ...
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Some settings in 50-synaptics.conf have no effect

I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2. The relevant portion (I suppose) of said file ...
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Crunchbang/Debian apt-preferences

So I did manage to set up apt-preferences but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. So basically what I want is, if I have the need I want to install packages from TESTING, UNSTABLE and DEB-MULTIMEDIA ...
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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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After enabling SELinux (permissive mode) on Debian Wheezy, gdm3 does not finish loading

I recently enabled SELinux on my Debian Wheezy system, in permissive mode (I have confirmed that it is indeed operating in permissive mode). However, after the file labelling double-reboot, gdm3 ...
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Debian: pulseaudio sink volumes syncing?

Running Debian jessie with pulseaudio, sometimes I would use pavucontrol to adjust volumes of different applications at varying levels. Then when I would forget about it and adjust the volume using ...
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program for PC-to-phone using Gtalk?

I know I can configure empathy to voice chat between gmail users. But is it possible to make PC-to-phone voice calls with empathy or do I have to use Google's browser plugin? Does any program support ...
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Bus Error when run php-cgi

This is what I got when I run command "strace /usr/bin/php-cgi -v" execve("/usr/bin/php-cgi", ["/usr/bin/php-cgi", "-v"], [/* 39 vars */]) = 0 brk(0) = 0x11e4000 ...
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Why sudo won't remember my password?

I use sudo in many systems, but I have one of them that makes me type my password each time I run sudo. All the others remember it for a while. This is debian 7.4 wheezy and sudo 1.8.5 I found this : ...
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Apache install on Debian: configuring CGI

I installed CGI via the package manager and enabled the mod, but two hours later I still cant get it to work. My /etc/apache2/sites-available/default is: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin ...
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Media changed: please insert the disk labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux

I installed Debian 7 using a USB flash drive "burned" from the first DVD ISO of the Debian installation CD/DVD. I did a very minimal install without Debian desktop environment, Print server and ...
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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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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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Alternate keyboard inputs: dwm on Debian

Currently my laptop's keyboard has some broken keys (z, x, c). When using my Windows partition I know I can just use Alt-codes to enter the keys or use alternate hotkeys for the respective keys (Alt- ...
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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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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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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 ...