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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WebGL support on VirtualBox guest

I've managed to install a Debian 7.3 as guest on virtualbox 4.3.6 VM with guest additions, and I'm not able to make work webGL. While I'm able to see openGL working (tried with glxinfo and glxgears ...
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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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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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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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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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Best way to use checkinstall

I was researching on how to properly uninstall Debian programs that I have compiled from source. One advice was to make use of checkinstall. But then I read on some sites that checkinstall doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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debian X Xconf resolution xrandr badmatch

Recently I minimal installed debian squeeze(amd64), when I configs my resolution, unexpected errors came out, I did a lot of searching, but couldn't find a way to figure it out. to install the ...
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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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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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Automatic deployment of software to Debian

I have been reading about creating my own Debian packages for my own software and deploying them to a apt-get repository that I also can create on my own. The source code for my software is in a Git ...
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MOTD not displayed after installing openssh from source

On Debian Wheezy the default openssh server package displays the motd from /etc/motd. When i compile it from source (openssh-6.0p1) it won't display the motd anymore after an ssh login. Configure ...
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How to remove a license file when debian packaging using autotools automake?

My Debian package produces a lintian error: rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar: extra-license-file usr/lib/rhythmbox/plugins/alternative-toolbar/LICENSE This is because the source contains the ...
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MariaDB Dependencies issue after isntall/remove

I tried to "upgrade" MySQL 5.5 to MariaDB by removing MySQL altogether. Then I installed MariaDB 10.1 as follows: sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys ...
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SSH freezes the whole computer when logging in

I am using a Debian wheezy mainly to play music and browse web as a shared computer. Problem is that all SSH connections freeze the computer for a moment when initiated. To be clear: all these SSH ...
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Why is there no kernel for the armhf architecture available in the Debian repositories?

I tried searching packages.debian.org for "linux-image" in the stable distribution for the armhf architecture. See here for my exact query. There are no results. Is Linux not included in Debian for ...
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Debian image build from Ubuntu launchpad

I downloaded the building scripts and some needed files to build debian cd image from the following link Debian_CD In the README, it mentions I should edit the PATHs for the mirror at CONF.sh # ...