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Questions tagged [debian]

Questions specific to the Debian official distribution (stable, testing, or unstable); if you are using a derivative of Debian (e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, Kali, etc), then use that distribution’s tag instead.

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The /bin/ prefix to kill command is getting rid of the error message

I have Debian Stretch. First I thought that a regular user could kill root process as root. I was using the command /bin/kill 10733 as the user. There was not any error message. Then I typed out the ...
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Problems with Radeon 3450 tv out and Debian 9

I have this card that works in Windows, and in Grub it has color and looks fine, but in xorg I just get black and white from the component (RGB) cables. I have tried changing tv format with xrandr, ...
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Booting time slowed down due to errors

/dev/sda6: clean, 307317/2632672 files, 4045105/10522414 blocks bluetooth hci0: firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM20702A1-0a5c.hcd (-2) Would you please help me to solve those two errors? These ...
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for Linux in the enterprise, what percentage of the market is RHEL/CentOS/Oracle? [on hold]

I worked at Hortonworks in a previous life. The vast majority of our customers ran RHEL or some Linux variant that's similar to RHEL (e.g. CentOS, Oracle linux, etc...). I don't have an exact number, ...
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Can't install libc6-dev-i386 package

I am running Debian 9 (stretch) amd64. I tried to run a program that relies on libc6-dev-i386 to work, but I was unable to install the package using this command: apt-get install libc6-dev-i386 I ...
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Only load driver for a single NVMe drive

I have a system with multiple NVMe drives, one of which is a boot drive, the rest are data drives that I do not want accessed until later, if at all. Is there a way to prevent linux from loading the ...
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IntelliJ IDEA - Swing application on KDE plasma strange behavior

I'm on Debian 10 testing, fully updated, so on KDE Plasma 5.13.5 I'm using IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 EAP on Oracle JDK 1.8.181 When I open IDEA (maximized by default), this appears: You can see I only ...
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df size of partition and dd-ed image with sparse flag does not match

The size of a partition is close to 2Gb and the actual used size is 1.5Gb, I am trying to make image of this partition using dd with conv=sparse flag enabled. The generated image by dd is of size 1....
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Debian 9 openvpn client connection fails

I have an up2date Debian 9, and an openvpn config file. This file works as it is with the openvpn GUI client on a Windows 10 machine on network x connecting over the internet to the openvpn server. ...
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Error while installing Tor Relay on Debian Stretch? fail2ban-client -x start (code=exited, status=255)

I have already added new code to sources.list as well as gpg keys from torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en#ubuntu, but when I run apt install tor deb.torproject.org-keyring it exits with the message, ...
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The serial ports in Ubilinux Debian are out of order? [on hold]

I have six USB ports connected to ubilinux upboard via seven ports serial hub using python 27, pyserial. When ubilinux boots, it usually locates the ports in a particular order: USB0 through USB5. ...
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Why “receive / transmit bytes” is so big difference between optical modem and host when download data on host?

ens33 is my host network card,it show a normal number as my network use status,but I don't know why my modem show a very small data traffic in all interfaces of modem when download on host. My host: ...
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Is it safe to rename .deb file named by the standards?

The established structure of the .deb file name is package_version_architecture.deb. According to this paragraph: Some packages don't follow the name structure package_version_architecture.deb. ...
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Custom boot/shutdown order for libvirt vms

I'm working in a development company which runs libvirt on a local Debian root server. Every developer has his own VM plus an extra VM which takes care of DNS settings. So the root server is only for ...
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Shell script to autostart script

I would like to refer to my previous post here: Autostarting a python script whenever it crashes to restart two python scripts on my raspberry pi (Stretch OS) if they crash. The code of the shell ...
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Getting 'rxvt-unicode': unknown capability while compiling urxvt 9.22

I am working on Debian. I ran this command: ./configure && make && sudo make install and I got this error: ./etc/rxvt-unicode.terminfo", line 57, col 20, terminal 'rxvt-unicode': ...
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Debian server, auto-mount Samba share

I have a debian server where I need to auto-mount a Samba share during startup. I did the following: Added the following line to /etc/fstab: //192.168.1.1/FRITZ.NAS/WD-1600BEVExternal-01/share /...
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What is gbp.conf in debian/directory in a package

I heard yesterday about gbp.conf and while installing widelands, and I came across the following: https://tracker.debian.org/news/986137/accepted-widelands-119repack-5-source-into-unstable/ ...
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Chrome Linux is not showing an X.509 Extension, SCT

While I was showing this question X.509 certificate giving error in Chrome, works in Firefox to a co-worker using Chrome in Windows, he has shown me that Chrome in Windows is interpreting and showing ...
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X.509 certificate giving error in Chrome, works in Firefox

I just renewed a public X.509 certificate issued by Multicert in a site/vhost in a RedHat 6.2 VM running Apache 2.2. Let's call it https://www.multicert.com . My client machine visiting the site with ...
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What happened to evince.desktop?

I just noticed that I couldn't find the .desktop file for evince. It looks like it got removed from a recent update. I am on debian testing. Anyone know how to restore it or where to report this?
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How to downgrade Debian 9's Kernel to 2.6.32? [duplicate]

I would like to downgrade Debian 9's Kernel to version 2.6.32, because this older version will properly works with some hardware I use. I tried using an older version of Debian but as many had said, ...
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Is it still possible to install Debian 5 in 2018?

I would like to install Debian 5 on an older PC, because I expect that the kernel of Debian 5 would work better on this computer. I downloaded the netinstall ISO from debian.org and I tried to ...
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Debian 9 Stretch default login background location

I want to personalize my login a bit, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to change this image. I tried changing the .svg's filepaths at /usr/share/wallpapers/DebianThisOrThat by editing ...
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Python script runs as bash command on terminal but not as a cron job

I am trying to run a python script on my Raspberry Pi (Stretch OS) as a cron job but the script fails to run fully. On crontab -e, it reads like this: */1 * * * * python /home/pi/project/myfile.py &...
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Debian Stretch VLC has no GUI

I've been trying to install VLC for Debian Stretch and can get the command line to work fine, however I can't get the GUI to open. I've Googled this a bunch and came across multiple different ...
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How do I relate to huge auth.log and fail2ban.log files?

I have a question regarding log files on a Debian box. I'm running a low volume PHP server, so most log files are small. However, auth, fail2ban (and daemon) are huge, even with log rotation. 2000K ...
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rtlwifi compilation on Debian 7

I use Debian 7 Wheezy, and I have an error when I try to type make command. I am trying to compile rtlwifi driver. This is the error message: make[1]: *** /lib/modules/3.2.0-4-686-pae/build: No ...
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Looking for OpenVZ replacement in Debian 9 - I need to test software with 1000+ virtual hosts

I came from the past, where OpenVZ could be used to create 1024 virtual hosts with diffrent IP addresses by using with pretty simple script written in 10 minutes. I just realized, that OpenVZ is ...
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Unable to adjust screen brightness in Debian 9 [on hold]

I use Debian 9 on my laptop.  In the Monitor settings I see "unknown monitor", and in the power settings I cannot change brightness. Even in terminal with xbacklight. Laptop: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE ...
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Configuring eth0 to 100mbps with systemd-networkd service

My ethernet controller does not work well in 1 Gb/s mode. As long as I set it to run at 100mbit/s, it is fine. Before using systemd-networkd service, I used init script along with the interfaces file ...
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Unable to build NVIDIA kernel module

I am trying to install a driver for NVIDIA GTX1060 on my laptop. I used the official method. I ran NVIDIA script, and it shows: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module I have installed Linux kernel ...
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Strange error in apt-get download (bug)

Running here Debian 9.5/Antix 17 in amd64, in a Lenovo ThinkPad E560. I am having a strange error in apt / apt-get when doing apt-get download sudo. Interesting enough, it only happens when running ...
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Disk wiped but some space is still not freed?

I just erased my 1TB HDD with GParted but there is still 60GB in use. I tried to wipe the disk multiple times but it does nothing. From GParted: There is 15.70Gio in use after the wiped At the ...
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How can I display my own linux device on network?

How is it possible to show my linux device on the network of windows under section "other devices". On the device is running a webserver and a nodejs server and debian 8.
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How to uninstall Mongoose OS from Debian?

I installed Mongoose OS using the following command on Debian 9.5.0: curl -fsSL https://mongoose-os.com/downloads/mos/install.sh | /bin/bash How do I safely uninstall this software?
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Installing older kernel for older hardware vs Installing old distro version

I have an old IBM Think Centre computer, with a 3Ghz Pentium IV Processor. I bought it as a refurbished computer. I used it as a webserver a few months but now I want to use it as my personal computer....
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How can I disable the poweroff and reboot button in sddm on Debian?

What I tried: I created the file /etc/sddm/sddm.conf (also tried /etc/sddm.conf) with the following content: [General] HaltCommand=true RebootCommand=true Unfortunately, that did not help - the ...
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What does the sync command sync in fact?

When I do sync as a regular user, does this flush all the buffers belonging to other users including root or just my own? man doesn't provide this info. I'm asking about Debian 9 in particular, but ...
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Troubleshooting an RS-485 communication

I have an ND-6021 Analog Input Module. It is an RS-485 device that can set a variable output voltage based on the command it receives. I am trying to make it works under a Linux Debian Stretch. I have ...
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Debian NFS auto-unmount if the host PC is turned off

I have a home network with two Debian Stretch PCs. In each one, I have a directory called share, shared via NFS, where I put stuff I want to copy from the other PC through NFS. After auto-mounting on ...
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Enable Radeon graphics (hybrid with Intel) card in Debian 9

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics: Intel + AMD Radeon. I am trying to enable Radeon card, however without success. I have installed drivers according to the AtiHowTo - Debian Wiki: xserver-xorg-...
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Strange problem with Phantomjs, it gets 404 error for an url, and it works fine for many other websites

I have Phantomjs 2.1.1 installed in debian 9, it works fine for many websites but it gets 404 error for this simple URL: http://writeastory.net/test.jpg I tested in two servers, i got the same issue, ...
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Certbot installation from backports on Debian Jessie

While trying to install Certbot on Debian Jessie I needed backports according to certbot installation instruction. It failed. Then I tried to add backborts to Debian sources.list file. It failed too. ...
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Should I use nomodeset ? Nouveau: failed to create kernel channel -22

When I boot I get this errors: nouveau gr: failed to load gr/sw_nonctx nouveau DRM: failed to create kernel channel -22 But all the stuff it's working fine. When I add in /etc/default/grub ...
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apt package manager on Debian lists a package as upgradable but does not upgrade

This issue is similar to Debian Linux not updating package, but in my case the newer package is not from backports: § apt list --upgradable Listing... Done firefox-esr-l10n-en-gb/stable 60.2.0esr-1~...
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Restore middle click in Debian 9.5 & Mint 19.0

Does anyone know how I can restore the middle click capability in Debian 9.5? With version 8.5, I could hold down the middle mouse button, or both mouse buttons together, to drag a document or file ...
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Installing a package from Debian unstable into testing without setting priorities

To install a package from Debian Unstable into my Testing release I've followed a solution found at Unix & Linux. First, I added unstable as repository in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unstable.list: $...
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No sound - 'Dummy Output' on Debian 9 fresh install

As the title says, I have had no sound out of my laptop since I installed Debian overtop of Windows 10. Sound worked just fine in Windows, but nothing I have done has been able to bring it back since ...
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How to make systemd-nspawn work with ufw firewall?

I'm running a systemd-nspawn container (Debian 9, host also Debian 9) with VirtualEthernet=yes and some ports forwarded, e.g. Port=tcp:443:443. I.e. a web server runs in the container and should be ...