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My Debian freezes

I installed a fresh Debian 7 install, but it freezes from time to time, and when it happens (quite often indeed) only the mouse can move around but everything is blocked. All I can do is restart. I ...
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kgdb not returning control to gdb

I've compiled a kernel with kgdb support and I'm trying to debug it. I have two machines running, a debug machine (running the kgdb kernel) and the machine I'm using to debug it. They are connected ...
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How to find where driver.mod.c links to?

I'm trying to port the webcam composite gadget from kernel 2.6.37 to 2.6.32. I don't have a choice on this since I depend on other drivers and a SDK which only compile for this version. My train of ...
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Linux kernel slab usage growing on embedded system

I'm in the process of QA/debugging a project on a custom embedded linux system. The problem we're VERY tight on memory, and even a couple megs can cause issues with our software. What I'm seeing ...
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Dump Page table layout (KERNEL CONFIG)

While configuring kernel for debugging found this option: CONFIG_X86_PTDUMP: Export kernel pagetable layout to userspace via debugfs Does this mean RAM page-table layouts ? any guides on how ...
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Bash script in ( set -x ) mode does not display what “cat” command does. ( contents of it )

in this bash script.. it simply shows.. +cat as it runs. #!/bin/bash set -x cat > /test << "EOF" a b c d EOF but i rather show everything that it does . including the a b c d ...
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How to proceed solving ppp connection problems?

I got an embedded system trying to create a ppp connection using a GSM modem. However the connection is never established and all I get is this error message in syslog: Oct 12 08:38:48 pppd[451]: ...
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Bash option to get resolved executable path?

Bash is able to trace execution script commands with the -x command line option. Each command is then output to stderr, prefixed by PS4 as stated in the man page. -x After expanding each ...
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How do I know on which IDE to edit a project's source code?

EDIT: Thanks to all answerers and commenters, there's enough material to keep me busy for a while ! I recently switch to Linux and wanted to do my first development steps with the following ...
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Double click Linux Bash Script and debug with pause commands

I'm fairly good with windows .bat scripts and normally use the pause command while developing them so I can see things step by step as the script runs in the command prompt. I am trying to do ...
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Why does Linux print a lot of debugging messages on boot/shutdown?

Why does Linux print a lot of debugging messages during the boot and shutdown processes? The boot/shutdown processes usually have no error. Why not hide the debugging messages, and show them only ...
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what are some of the best resources to learn advanced debugging techniques using gdb? [closed]

I know the basics of how to use gdb. But I would like to learn some advanced debugging techniques using gdb. What are the best resources - books, blogs, tutorials - that any of you use regularly. I ...
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How to “listen” to nginx writes to a file socket

I'm trying to get uwsgi and nginx to play nice. After moving to "file sockets" (hopefully I'm using the right terminology here) from TCP sockets, the only thing I get from uwsgi is a 400 with no ...
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How to extract running Apache configuration from core dump?

Apache is loading the configuration from files into its memory. If the config files are changing the Apache process won't activate it until a reload/restart happens. Now I have to debug the current ...
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How to detect a possible hardware error?

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop and it freezes every now and then, requiring a reboot. One time it didn't even load the operating system, but it wasn't I who was using it so I ...
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Killed `rm` and `cp` on nfs share

I am just testing an rsnapshot installation on my laptop which should backup to a NAS mounted via nfs on my laptop. On one test rsnapshot died with a cp -al problem (i.e. a problem with hard links) ...
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USB not working : USB Ports Hijacked/Reserved Permanently by VirtualBox

This scary incident happened today morning. I started a virtual machine inside my Linux Mint host and shared my USB Wireless device with the machine. The virtual machine's image resided in an ...
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How to avoid overflowing the kernel printk ring buffer?

I'm trying to debug a linux driver and a particular piece of code is behaving very strangely. In order to see what's going on I've filled the code with printk statements so I can see exactly what the ...
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Linux, Debugger program development

We are trying to implement the debugger program which will takes either PID or Program name as input and Invoke the gdb by using PID. Below is two small programs are written, Not able to figure out ...
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How do I fix a noisy input device (Internal Mic)? snd_hda_intel - debug included

As the title says, I'm having trouble with a very noisy audio input device - the internal mic or any plugged in mics. So far I've narrowed it down to an problem in ALSA since my debug info is showing ...
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Is there any way to attach latrace to an already-running process?

I want to trace a running multi-threaded process's library calls. As of 5 November 2012, there's only one way to get ltrace to fully support tracing multi-threaded processes: you must check out and ...
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Unprettyfied SSL error message?

I am trying to authenticate using my USB smartcard reader to a website. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, with its most up to date Firefox browser 3.6.24. I get the following error message: Secure ...
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How to debug a kernel panic on boot with archiso?

I have an iMac mid 2011 running OSX and I am trying to install Arch Linux following this guide. I successfully set up a dual boot last year following a similar procedure but now I can't even start ...
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How to Dtrace a newly added function to the Kernel [closed]

I'm on Solaris 11. I'm writing various functions which will sit in different places in kernel. I need to watch the value of their internal variables for debugging purposes. For instance, the following ...
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ath0 wi-fi connection breaks

Can't hold wi-fi connection in hostapd mode. Sometimes it's good, sometimes not, yesterday all day wi-fi works, today no chance even to connect. % more /etc/rc.conf wlans_ath0="wlan0" ...
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Transfer file to pc from embedded linux device via serial communications

I'm working on an AT91SAM9G20. I'm connected to AT91SAM9G20 via the debug port using rs232 serial communications. It has Linux version 3.4.8 but does not appear to have any of the common file ...
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How to generate a list of configuration files accessed by a tool (eg bash or vi)?

Many times, there are slight inconsistencies between two similar linux machines, where (for example) tmux supports colours on Machine M1, and does not support colours on Machine M2, or vi adds ...
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How to compile without optimizations -O0 using CMake?

I am using scientific linux. I am trying to compile a project that uses a bunch of cpp files. In the directory user/project/Build, I enter make to compile and link all the cpp files. I then have to ...
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Which log files do I look at to debug copy/paste and Klipper?

Short Version What log files do I look at to monitor copy/paste actions? And what logs do I look at to monitor all Klipper actions? Long Version After using my desktop for a while (could be a few ...
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Debugging info in linux kernel - how does it work?

I have found that I can compile linux kernel with some flags adding debugging support like CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO. These options while useful in debugging are also required by some utilities like ...
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Debugging multiseat: How to run two X server layouts together without display manager?

How to run two X servers together, each with its own layout, directly from command line, without any display manager (e.g. GDB, KDM or LightDM)? Lets say there are two ServerLayout sections in ...
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How to display printk messages filtered by level as they come?

I wrote a hello word module that performs a printk when it is loaded in level ALERT and another printk when it is released with level INFO: #include <linux/module.h> #include ...
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What does “Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session” mean?

Instead of logging me in, PAM greets me with the message "Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session" after I enter the password. What entry is it talking about (and what session)? The ...
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SystemTap simple demo fails

Started learning SystemTap using RedHat's manual. Here is the example I'm trying to run. While executing stap open.stp I got the error: [root@ror6ax ~]# stap open.stp semantic error: while resolving ...
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What's a good way to debug issues with X forwarding over ssh where just some applications won't run?

As far as I understand it, X forwarding is usually pretty simple. Once I can run some things like xeyes or gimp over ssh, complex applications like firefox/iceweasel should also be able to run. ...
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Why is the service unavailable the second time?

How can this happen? /volume1/homes/me $ tdtool --list /volume1/homes/me $ tdtool -e 44 Learning device: 44 - Could not connect to the Telldus Service /volume1/homes/me $ tdtool --list Error fetching ...
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How to trace calls to library from library?

I have an program that calls libcurl, and libcurl calls libgssapi_krb5. If I want to debug calls to libcurl, then ltrace works. But now I want to debug calls to libgssapi_krb5, then ltrace ...
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Tools for Debugging Routing Tables on a Linux Machine?

Is there a tool that debugs routing tables on a Linux machine? I mean one that I can use by inputting an ip address into it, it'll take the existing routing table into account and output the ...
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Emacs how do I interpret this Lisp debugger report

I am trying to make up a .emacs file on my new Fedora 20 computer, and get this line when I use emacs -debug-init &. I expect it to be a trivial mistake, but I find the help on this too detailed ...
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How to launch «gdbserver» in background?

I am communicating with a device via a serial port, and for I am launched «gdbserver» (like gdbserver :2345 myapp) it completely blocks the terminal. Neither an ampersand & symbol, nor ^z ...
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How to enable printk selectively?

I want to print some statements from kernel but not all. So can I use printk selectively? By selectively I mean I want to enable printk only at particular places and disable it everywhere else. ...
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Linux server as a target for my C code [closed]

How to use a linux server as a target for my C code written on a different (Windows) machine. Including step by step debugging and etc... All that with Eclipse Env.
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What is the impact on system performance when kernel debug info is enabled?

In order to debug kernel or use tools like stap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SystemTap) kernel must be compiled with full debugging information included - namely option CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO has to be ...
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Error - Segmentation Fault

I am trying to run DQN, which is some AI for Atari. Upon launching the program (sudo bash run_cpu < the_name_of_the_game >), I get the following error: run_cpu: line 46: 9377 Segmentation ...
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How to find out what the Cinnamon process does

I would like to identify what draws power in Cinnamon (the process not the entire desktop) aka what eats the cpu and causes the context switches. It is not about finding out what draws power overall ...
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“Failed to complete SSL handshake: NSS error -5938.” while connecting with the retrace server

Having installed Fedora 21 and found that it works very nicely (unless you want dropbox, hardware acceleration in some things, decent video drivers & codecs etc), I have recently turned to ...
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frequent linux mint hangs

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different white screen black screen screen freeze Maybe some of these symtoms ...
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GNOME 3 - bottom panel is hiding - how to unhide it or change behaviour

After upgrading Debian Wheezy to Jessie, I experience some random unhiding behaviour of the bottom panel. It does not appear - as before - by moving the mouse into lower right corner. It seems it is ...
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Script in C shell skipping over last else statement?

This is a C shell script that checks the number of arguments and if the file/directory exists. When the arguments are valid, it should go to the last else statement and print "hi", but when I run this ...
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How to change the console_loglevel in linux?

I read at multiple places (e.g. here http://elinux.org/Debugging_by_printing), that you can change the console log level by echoing an integer to /proc/sys/kernel/printk. If that worked shouldn't the ...