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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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How to share W10 wifi with Beaglebone black running Debian 9.5 through USB?

Please excuse the generality of this post... I am trying to share Windows-10 wifi with Beaglebone-Black running Debian 9.5, via USB and get a "temporary failure in name resolution". The setup for ...
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/usr/lib/tracker/tracker-store causes very heavy CPU load on Debian “Buster”

After the last upgrade on: Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-2-686-pae Architecture: x86 /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-store eats a huge load of CPU. ...
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Disable xdg-desktop-portal-gtk

Every time I click a link, it displays a thing that is completely out of place with my KDE desktop and cannot be dismissed with Enter. Tried removing it, then opening links stopped working at all. How ...
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Dynamic and Static Leases on ISC DHCP

I'm running ISC DHCPd on Raspbian. I want to set up my server so that all addresses in 192.168.0.0/24 are static leases, and all in 192.168.1.0/24 are dynamic leases. I'd like the two to share the 192....
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Error sending e-mail to internal domains hosted on linux server using sendmail

I currently have sendmail configured on a web server, and only need to send emails for newsletters, contact forms, notifications, any e-mail address using a domain hosted on the server fails to send. ...
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Debian refuses to switch to a different WiFi network

I have multiple WiFi networks in range that are set to automatically connect when available, in case one fails. Whenever I try to manually connect to one of them while being connected to another (for ...
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Debian 9.5 seems to have automatically updated itself to Debian 9.6

We have several Debian 9.5 servers. However, just a few days after the officially release of Debian 9.6, I noticed that one of our servers had already automatically updated itself to Debian 9.6. We ...
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Installing libdb4.8-dev and libd4.8++-dev on Debian Stretch

trying to install libdb4.8-dev and libdb4.8++-dev on Debian 9. They are not in the stable repositories nor the oldstable repo. Does anyone know where I can find them?
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Trying to install Image package on Octave 4.4.1

I am using the following version of linux. e130167@instance-1:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 9.6 (stretch) Release: 9.6 ...
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How to install octave 4.2.0 on my machine?

How can I install octave 4.2.0 or latest ? I have tried https://askubuntu.com/questions/945517/installing-latest-version-of-gnu-octave-when-i-have-already-installed-other-vers does not give flathub ...
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nginx 1.14 on Debian Testing (buster) - no TLS 1.0 / 1.1?

Just updated Debian from "stable" 9.* to "testing" 10.*. Have nginx 1.14 - used to come from "stable backports" now included in Debian itself. Seeing a strange issue with TLS versions in nginx. TLS ...
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APT version conflicts across different architectures even with Multi-Arch: same?

With Raspbian and a 64-bit kernel, I am fetching packages from the following sources: deb [arch=armhf] http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ stretch main contrib non-free rpi deb http://deb....
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How do I install Apache as a “service unit”?

I wanted to run Apache as a service so it will start on bootup, so I tried: sudo systemctl start apache2.service but got the error: Failed to start apache2.service: Unit apache2.service not found....
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Recovering from dpkg crash

I had a bad crash (power outage while running apt upgrade) that left my system (a VirtualBox VM running Linux Mint.19, actually; host is an up-to-date Debian Sid, if it matters) in a very strange ...
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Where can I download Debian 3 and 4 iso? [on hold]

I want to download debian 3 and 4 iso. Give me links to download these iso files.
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Colors in Gnome Terminal [on hold]

I would like to change the default terminal color. I went to "profile preferences" and then I selected tango in the section "colors" in the "built-in schemes" but nothing happened. Why?
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Docker CE not registered as a service on Debian 9

I've installed the Docker Community Edition according to the resource: https://linuxize.com/post/how-to-install-and-use-docker-on-debian-9/ However, when I reach step 5 (systemctl status docker) I ...
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APT Pinning dependencies resolution

I'm trying to master how APT pinning works under Debian, but I'm having a hard time grasping how it resolves priorities. I have a source.list file that has the following entries in this exact order: ...
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how to boot from external hard disk with ubuntu installed? [on hold]

i've made a bootable ubuntu 17.10 USB in order to install it on my external HDD, the installation had been completed successfully and i got the ubuntu system in my external HDD, the issue is that i ...
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“No outputs have backlight property” but xorg.conf is configured and xbacklight is installed

I'm using a Lenovo laptop with Intel video drivers, and I'm trying to control the brightness. I installed the xbacklight and xserver-xorg-video-intel packages, added these lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf: ...
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Error creating VM using VBoxManage

I'm followng Oracles instructions on how to create and manage a vm through VB's CLI. when I run VBoxManage createvm --name Debian_64 --ostype Debian_64 --register I get the following error ...
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Why do I need to restart OS after some package upgrade? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu, when running sudo apt update; sudo apt upgrade, why sometimes it asks me to restart my OS and sometimes not? What do the packages that have that restart requirement have in common? Is it ...
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keep dvd entry in sources.list during preseeded debian9.5 install

I'm trying to install Debian 9.5 preseeded on an offline VM. The install breaks because it can't install the package grub-pc. Research up to now shows that (presumably at this point during the ...
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Bind - Configure different Forwarders only for Specific Domains CDNs (eg. Wetransfer, Cloudflare, Amazon AWS)

INTRO I've setup a linux box where there's a BIND that serves me as a local dns. Basically by taking advantage of RPZ I can restrict some hosts and at same time with DNSCRYPT I forward everything to ...
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Can't Install Ralink RT3290 Driver [duplicate]

Ethernet has worked out of the box, but WIFI didn't, I am running latest version of Kali 64 bit version on Vmware Workstation. I found out that Ralink drivers are not supported anymore in Debian 9 ...
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tail: error writing 'standard output': Broken pipe

I tried to use some scripts which use tail commands on Debian stretch but I got tail: error writing 'standard output': Broken pipe. Does Debian handle tail and pipe syntax differently? Thank you in ...
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Dpkg/apt problem with pyhon/ansible [on hold]

i installed a kernel:apt install linux-image-4.18.0-0.bpo.1-amd64, after I used apt autoremove. It has removed some python packages that i don' t remember, after I ran into some problems. Settings ...
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Debian Grub - display a splash image/animation for the entire course of the boot (similar to KUbuntu)?

The issue - I am looking into displaying a splash image as soon as I start my computer instead of a blinking cursor. For instance KUbuntu does this, it displays an animation during the whole boot ...
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How do you tell OpenVPN to run on startup?

I've done these exact same steps on two Ubuntu computers and it works just fine. I copied the exact same foo.conf file (along with a corresponding auth.txt file) into /etc/openvpn/ and it works if I ...
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Wine Version 3.0.3 bug

I have a slight issue with Wine right now which is kinda annoying. Running on: Linux 4.18.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2kali1 (2018-10-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux Wine works just fine except every ...
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Debian/Ubuntu: Differences between apt-file find/search

Is there a practical difference between these two commands? /home/pkaramol/Desktop $ sudo apt-file search logrotate.conf logrotate: /etc/logrotate.conf logrotate: /usr/share/man/man5/logrotate.conf.5....
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Is there any disadvantage of making software update and upgrade automatic? [closed]

On Lubuntu 18.04, Software Updater notifies me there is update available from time to time. If I happen to have the time to, I will manually run sudo apt update; sudo apt upgrade. I am thinking about ...
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Cut/Paste stopped working for me

I am using Debian Sid/unstable. After a rather large set of installation (changing desktop from cinnamon to gnome) I got a completely non-functional clipboard. I literally cannot copy/paste in any ...
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Debian boots into terminal [closed]

Last night I installed docker and docker-compose with apt in Debian 9 and it worked fine. When I shut down my computer I was met with an authentication prompt (I had to type in my root password) ...
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task systemd-udevd:603 blocked for more than X secs .. Not tainted 4.18.0-0.bpo.1-amd64

System: Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7 w/ Threadripper 1900x,128GBRam, 2x Gigabyte Aorus RX580 (8GB), TRIED already different/all BIOS settings related to UEFI/Legacy mode, Disable CSM, ... (thought they ...
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omitting icon files from downloading updates of Debian 9.5 amd64 package lists?

situation when I am updating Debian 9.5 amd64 (stable, backports, test, unstable) package lists using APT or APTITUDE, the download size of the update is, as of writing this post, cca 60 MB with half ...
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Whither /etc/init.d/skeleton?

Long-standing advice on writing van Smoorenburg rc scripts for Debian, from many sources including the Debian Policy Manual and answers on StackExchange, until now has been: An example on which you ...
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Nothing Is Working: Installing Debian on USB

I need to be able to run a linux distribution on my Windows 10 laptop, so I decided to go with Debian. I want to have a USB flash drive that I own run Debian on my laptop, instead of having my laptop ...
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Bluetooth on Debian on a Toshiba Satellite C50-B

I've installed firmware-linux-nonfree, but I still can't use Bluetooth. All of the programs (e.g. bluetoothctl) complain about there being "no default controller" whenever I try to do anything related ...
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Changing resolution on touchscreen

My screen resolution is supposed to be 1366x768 according to the screen documentation. In viewing the display, it goes "off the screen" so I am guessing the resolution is simply set incorrectly. Here ...
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How to configure an audit to a folder in Debian?

I am interested in the security of the operating system that I have installed and I would like you to recommend commands that are used for the audit and also, if possible, explain how you can get to ...
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Add icons/menu items for applications in XFCE

I am running Debian (Stretch) with XFCE and many applications do not appear in the menu (in my case Whisker Menu). As an example, I often run remote sessions using VNC and at the moment I can only ...
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No internet after installing Firewall VPN [closed]

I created a VM and installed debian on it. Everything ok so far. I installed openvpn, tor browser etc. Then my next step was to install the FirewallVPN. After that the internet connection ist gone. ...
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Is it possible to search for a file using the checksum instead of the name? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to do a search to find out if I have a file that matches the sha256 generated from the file test1.txtusing the command: sha256sum -b test1.txt I get as output: ...
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Re-add ncpfs module to linux kernel 4.18, with Debian

I'm using Debian "testing". At my work we have a Novell network and we are "forced" to use ncpfs. With kernel 4.18 this module/driver was removed from kernel. Can someone explain how to re-add this ...
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Accidentally wrote chown -R root:root / [duplicate]

I accidentally wrote chown -R root:root / and now my website is not working? It displays bad gateway 502. I assume this is due to changing the owner of /var/www. My server runs using nginx, what ...
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When installing Debian it on a USB external hard drive, Can the file system be corrupted during disk shutdown?

I want to install Debian on an external hard drive but I'm not sure if this could corrupt the file system. I would like you to explain to me if there is any modification to be made to the operating ...
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debian 9 dns lookup does not work after creating bridge [closed]

Debian 9 has been installed and a also bridge device like described in https://wiki.debian.org/BridgeNetworkConnections It is reproducable that the DNS lookup does not work anymore after creating the ...
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Root login in Debian 4 [duplicate]

I have old Debian 4 laptop. I can login with username and password, but looks like my user is not power user. I can't login to system with root user since I don't remember it's password. Is it ...
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Opera browser set itself as default without asking!

I just downloaded opera-stable_56.0.3051.99_amd64.deb from https://www.opera.com/de/download and ran sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_56.0.3051.99_amd64.deb It complained about some missing dependencies ...