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Which linux distro is most proactive in fixing bugs? [closed]

On which secure and stable Linux distro am I least likely to come across minor bugs which have been open for a year or more?
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Installed 'gnu-screen' and now files looked at with 'less' appear in stdout terminal

Hello I am working on a raspberry pi with Raspian version 10 (buster), and I recently installed GNU Screen version 4.06.02. When I used to look at files with less, the contents would appear on what ...
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awk misbehaving , where some have long strings (up to 45 characters)? [duplicate]

I would like to extract the last and first columns of the following file, which I will call filename. A 0.400 1.0 1.0 3.0 0.0 1.00 2.0 5.0 1.0 1.00 0.0 0.0 ...
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/etc/bash.bashrc invoked incorectly on Ubuntu 20.04

Using a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 I have found that the --rcfile option is not working as documented. From the man bash page: The --rcfile file option will force bash to read and execute ...
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Why do FOSS developers claim cross-platform support when their stuff is frequently broken on Windows in frustrating ways? [closed]

Two examples out of thousands I've countered: Bitcoin Core on Windows has a very annoying glitch which causes a cmd.exe (or similar) window to briefly appear and immediately go away, showing only for ...
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I seem to have two Bash cursors. What's going on here?

I seem to have two Bash cursors. The initial position of what I deem the "extra" cursor seems to depend on the length of my prompt, with longer prompts causing it to start farther behind. ...
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Kali Linux - QTerminal visual issues [duplicate]

I just fresh installed Kali 2020.2 and I like their redesign and move to Xfce. However, I noticed fairly quickly that the terminal is causing me issues. I recorded my screen to show the problem, as it'...
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Clicking on effects doesn't work in Cheese on Debian 10

I'm running Debian 10 with Cheese 3.31.90. Whenever I use Cheese, everything seems fine, however, when I try to apply click on an effect to apply it, such as flip, it doesn't work, and nothing changes....
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Mouse cursor is stuck to the edge of the screen and keeps clicking

I tried to install Ubuntu and noticed this bug for the first time. I used windows before and didn't have this issue. It was there from the beginning and didn't go away after installing multiple Nvidia ...
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Debian command-not-found error - local variable 'cnf' referenced before assignment

After fresh installing Debian buster OS and Package: command-not-found running command: $ curl Could not find the database of available applications, run update-command-not-found as root to fix this ...
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device-mapper: reload ioctl on osprober-linux-nvme0n1p7 failed: Device or resource busy

I ran into the error device-mapper: reload ioctl on osprober-linux-nvme0n1p7 failed: Device or resource busy while compiling the kernel in Ubuntu Studio. I use ZFS for my main drive. ...
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Many icons don't show up in gucharmap on Ubuntu

I just installed gucharmap this package on my Ubuntu system but don't know why many icons can't show up. Does anyone koow the reason? Thank you.
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How to stop console spam due to a (likely) kernel bug?

So, I updated my rolling distro OpenSuSe Tumbleweed last week using zypper dist-upgrade. It was running fine prior to the update. After the update, the kernel started spamming the terminal every 4 ...
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Bug: `watch &` won't work within a script

I had the following script to alert me when someone sends me mail: cd /var/mail watch -g ls && cat end ./alert end would be a blank file; when I am going home, I would modify the end file ...
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ffmpeg creates a broken video

The video created by this command: ffmpeg -y -framerate 25 -i picture.png -i sound.wav -vcodec libx264 -crf 20 -preset medium -acodec aac -vf scale=1280:-2,format=yuv420p output.mp4 is not accepted (...
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Debian 10 Mouse lagging

I have installed Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) on my 4k laptop. All things are working fine. 4k resolution is also rendering fine only issue is that my mouse is lagging too much. What should I do to ...
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BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000048

I had an issue for some time that my server was crashing without any recognizable reason. Yesterday I finally was able to "catch my server in the act" of crashing and prevented the logs from being ...
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Sound not working - bug in a specific version of kernel?

I find it rather hard to believe, but since I installed kernel: 4.15.0-58 several days ago, my sound on Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon stopped working, and no matter what I tried like: sudo apt ...
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zsh: Variable gets unset without reason

Somehow v gets unset after calling f. $ zsh -xc 'v=1; f() { local v; v=2 true; }; f; typeset -p v' +zsh:1> v=1 +zsh:1> f +f:0> local v +f:0> v=2 +f:0> true +zsh:1> typeset -p v zsh:...
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Debian testing 'bullseye' logs out user while in sleepmode

since some resent upgrades of my Debian testing/bullseye distribution, my user gets logged out while in sleep-mode (lid closed). Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid Kernel: ...
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cd /bad-directory ; source junk.1 logs me off!

I thought I knew unix/bash etc. The compound statement USING TCSH! cd /lkjsdf ; source junk.1 completes and then logs me off IF the cd directory does not exist. It works fine if the directory ...
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How to install ocx file to wine

I am using Mac OS 10.14.5, and I am trying to run an exe file. So I did brew install wine. Then, using wine to run the program yields the following error: 0009:fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests ...
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How to resolve framebuffer issues in Debian XFCE, displaying old windows randomly?

The problem: In X, an old application window (or several), which I closed minutes or hours ago (or even days!), will suddenly appear on top of the currently active window. Sometimes an entire old ...
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How to deal with “A stop job is running” in Debian 9 for 90s, once every 2 or 3 shutdowns?

When I'm turning my Debian Stretch (9) off, chances are that I see something like: So a have a few questions: 1) It seems like a bug that's not been solved yet (it's been around for a few years). By ...
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Do bug corrections spread automatically to all Linux distros and updates? [closed]

I'm using Debian 9. When turning off my computer, many times (more than 50%, I think) I get the following message: A stop job is running for Session 3 of user rodrigo (Xs / 1min 30s) X increments ...
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BUG in clang linker - name resolving issue

I found bug in clang, and i post it here because it's very difficult to find how to do it in clang system. I think this information in useful - i saw similar questions in web. So, clang makes wrong ...
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Linux repeatedly scrambles portions of the filesystem on NVME

I have an NVME device holding the / ext4 partition and a few extra partitions for other operating systems and /boot/efi. Repeatedly, the file system gets corrupted, to the point where the already ...
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How to remove bloat from journald systemlog?

tl;dr The "managed-by-journald" syslog is littered with repeated error message created by one-buggy-software. How to remove those entries from the journal? Being one of the blessed users of ...
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If I open konsole it opens non-stop more windows of konsole

If I open konsole it opens non-stop more windows of konsole and the gui hangs because of overload, I tried apt purge konsole && apt install konsole, I tried to restart but to no avail. EDIT: @...
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Why am I finding duplicates of directories (folders)?

On my Manjaro Linux installation, I sometimes find partial duplicates of folders. In each case, the original folder has as many duplicates as it has characters in it's title minus 1. Each duplicate ...
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How to force 60 Hz in 1366x768 despite kernel bug after kernel 4.13?

If your screen resolution is 1366x768 and your Intel card is able to go down to 40 Hz screen refresh rate for power saving (and most modern laptops can, no matter how cheap) instead of the usual 60 Hz,...
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How safe is it to use unionfs in FreeBSD?

From man mount_unionfs: BUGS: THIS FILE SYSTEM TYPE IS NOT YET FULLY SUPPORTED (READ: IT DOESN'T WORK) AND USING IT MAY, IN FACT, DESTROY DATA ON YOUR SYSTEM. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. BEWARE OF DOG. ...
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How to open a draft in reportbug after canceling the reporting before?

I've been using reportbug in novice mode on Debian 9 and needed to cancel the report because no editor was installed (on a Docker image). The last interaction was Submit this report on postgresql (e ...
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SUSE Linux 12sp2 server struct at maintenance mode how to troubleshoot this issue?

We have changed some OS related parameters on SUSE linux server after that we have taken server reboot in this time server went to maintenance mode.. Please help me out in this situation..
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How to fix vulnerabilities related to Spectre and Meltdown bugs in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just learned about Meltdown and Spectre bugs. I read that: There are patches against Meltdown for Linux (KPTI (formerly KAISER)), Windows, and OS X. Following the link in the quote I get to an ...
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macOS (BSD) vs GNU grep multiple pattern inconsistency [duplicate]

I am on macOS Sierra 10.12.6 $ grep --version grep (BSD grep) 2.5.1-FreeBSD $ ggrep --version ggrep (GNU grep) 3.1 Packaged by Homebrew Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License ...
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Which component does the Linux bug “reboot instead of shutdown” have? [closed]

I'm trying to get a reboot instead of shutdown bug and would like to attract more attention to it by changing the product and component. Which one is better than "Other"? I checked all of them and ...
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centos 6.3 bug command[cp] [closed]

echo "aaa" >abc.1.txt echo "bbb" >abc.2.txt cp abc* linux no error bug same command [ cp abc.1.txt abc.2.txt] cp abc.* = cp abc.1.txt abc.2.txt why?
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Strange artifacts/overlays with full-screen windows using “nouveau” video driver

I'm using Gentoo Linux on my Dell Latitude E6530 laptop. It has a nVidia GF108GLM video card and it provides the Optimus technology, which I have disabled in the BIOS in favour of using only the ...
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Is there a way to get a buggy package to work on debian stretch?

I need to install isc-dhcp-server on debian stretch, but the package cannot be installed correctly. apt-listbugs list isc-dhcp-server: #867362 - isc-dhcp-server: DHCP server does not start after ...
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Gnome 3.12 - GTK Apps black areas glitch

This is my first question here so I hope I'm asking it the right way. My setup is: ubuntu gnome 14.04 gnome 3.12 gtk2 (version 3.12.2) and gtk3 (version 3.12.2) installed integrated Intel Graphics ...
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How can I detect whether an “NMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup” is a hardware or a software issue?

Soft Lockup dmesg reports in my laptop, since quite some time now, NMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup every time I try to use updatedb or firefox. Samples of what is reported posted at https://github.com/...
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mv `Argument list too long` for a single file

I was trying to move a set of 7 files to my computer, via mv g* dir. The command line moved 6 of them, and for the last file gave the following error: mv: g.tex: Argument list too long Since the ...
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iotop shows negative values for some metrics

To gather some metrics, cumulative : iotop -P -a On one server (Linux 2.6.18-348.6.1.el5, centos 5.9) iotop (iotop 0.4.3) shows : 5 be/7 root 0.00 B 0.00 B -125056859448.21 % 0.20 % [...
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Submit bug report for util-linux

How / where do I submit a bug report for util-linux? Specifically I want to submit a bug for losetup which exits 0 but doesn't actually remove a device under some cirsumstances with the -d flag.
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`vim` brings me to lockout [Unity bug? Solved…ish]

Anytime I open a file with vim I am taken to the lockout screen. My monitors briefly display that there is no signal. After entering my credentials I am back in and the file is opened. This started ...
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Cause of “No such interface 'com.ubuntu.AccountsService.Sound'” bug?

Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 DE: Cinnamon 3.4.1 I am currently in the middle of trying to figure out whether this bug is apart of the Cinnamon desktop or is a problem with the Lollypop package. I sent a ...
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Mouse left click stops working

On Xubuntu, for a long time I've had an issue where my Left mouse button stops working for some reason. It happens pretty much everyday. Everything else seems to work. The only way I can get my mouse ...
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Debian: Failed to stop unattended-upgrades.service

Running a Debian 9 (stretch). During every installation/removal of a package I get the following error thrown Failed to start unattended-upgrades.service: Unit unattended-> upgrades.service failed ...
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How can we predict when the next Debian release will be out?

Is there a way to predict when the next release will be out? I read somewhere that it has to do with number of bugs remaining in the testing branch. Could someone please explain how this works and ...