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 pretend as if a package is installed apt dpkg [duplicate]

I'm asking a solution for general case, but specific one may work either. I have installed oracle jdk, used update-java-alternative to make that default and uninstalled openjdk that came with my ...
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How to have `SPACE: magic-space` in ~/.inputrc without breaking Python 3 REPL?

If I put SPACE: magic-space in my ~/.inputrc file for configuring Readline, then I cannot enter SPACEs in python3 REPL (v3.8.7) How can I use SPACE: magic-space in my ~/.inputrc without breaking ...
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How to delete default session (Xfce4) from Debian?

I want to delete default session (Xfce4) from Debian. I don't want to damage Debian.
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SSh error in Whonix

When I try to connect to a ssh server from Whonix. This message display. Does anyone know the problem? $ ssh user@193.203.202.241 uwtwrapper uwt wrapper ERROR: /usr/bin/ssh.anondist-orig does not ...
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bash: ls: command not found [duplicate]

I'm using VMWare, and running debian and whenever I run a new terminal my commands like "ls" seem to be lost. I've tried the solutions listed here for instance: https://apple.stackexchange....
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How can I manually set a usb device to be a wireless adapter?

I just changed the wireless adapter I was using because my old one was crapping out. However, now my network manager doesn't register the device as a wireless adapter, even though I can see it when I ...
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Debian: Nextcloud : Can't create or write into the data directory /mnt/disk0/nextcloud-data/

I installed nexcloud on my debian install. When I run: sudo docker run -d -p 8080:80 nextcloud I get some random hash. Than I go to localhost:8080 where is set up screen. I fill up all textboxes and ...
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PulseAudio changes default device occasionally

I run Devuan GNU/Linux 3 Beowulf. My system uses pulseaudio. I have an on-board audio device, 2 GPUs with their own audio capabilities (e.g. via HDMI) and on-board HDMI which goes to my monitor (that ...
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Can ADB debugging make XAPK downloads possible?

I have just got the adb debugging method started on my chrome os for an alternate developer mode approach. However, I noticed that apks are starting to transfer into XAPKS which are a somewhat ...
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How do I install udeb packages in Debian?

I want to try installing cdebconf-udeb in a Debian Buster Docker container, however apt search cdebconf-udeb turns up empty. How could I try to install this package if I really wanted to. Context I'm ...
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I increased the RAM from 4GB to 8 for a VM and during the bootapp an issue occurs [closed]

Loading Linux 4.9.0-11-amd64 .... error: out of memory Loading initial ramdisk .... error: you need to load the kernel first. Press any key to continue .... What can I do to resolve this and to ...
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Apt error message on my Debian 10 Buster Linux on Chrome OS

I'm having an error message in my Linux terminal after trying to install adb debugging sideloader through my Chrome OS. I don't think it has anything to do with that, the error message I'm seeing when ...
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How do I stop automatic display layout switching on Debian?

I'm running Debian 11 with the Mate desktop, and using a Nvidia GTX 760 with the proprietary driver. I have multiple monitors. I set them in the correct order, and with the correct monitor as the ...
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Configuring GRUB in a USB debootstrap environment

I run Debian Testing on a Dell Latitude E5450. I created a USB environment with debootstrap following the instructions posted here, and here. As per those instructions (and others), I mounted my ...
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Debian 10 (Buster) VAAPI support for Tiger lake

i have just bought 11gen i7 tiger lake processor. And i am trying to install VAAPI and DRM drivers. I've tried so many things, but still no success. So I am wondering if Intel has provided tiger lake ...
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Debian 10: Setting PATH variable inside .profile does not work

I'm currently running Debian 10 Xfce and I would like to update my PATH variable to include /opt/bin and ~/.local/bin. As per these - 1 2 answers, I put the following lines in my ~/.profile file: if [ ...
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Is there anything wrong with my partitions? (with screenshot)

I installed windows over debian and i used boot-repair from a ubuntu live because i thought windows would break grub, when i turn on my computer a "grub2" shell (it's like a terminal but the ...
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Displaylink screen freezes can not be restarted

I am using Displaylink on Debian with three monitors. Sometimes the DislplayLinkManager would cause high system load and then the external monitors (hdmi) would freeze and not come back, also mouse ...
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Why exactly was SIGTERM issued? Why did my server shutdown when I did not want it to?

I have been running a script on an Amazon EC2 instance for a few hundred days now... It's not complicated and it's not extremely expensive to run CPU/memory wise... I just went to check on it and it ...
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I am always seeing the home directory even if I set -M

I am using debian 10 and I want to create a user with no home directory. the user should only have access to the directories that his or her group owns. that is the user has only to his or her group ...
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Debian: ZFS installation error: Module zfs not found in directory /lib/modules/4.19.0-14-amd64

I installed ZFS on Debian, but can not get it working. I try to install zfs this way: I added this to /etc/apt/sources.list : deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free deb http:...
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Debian with kernel above 5.4

My new laptop (dell g5 5505 s Amd ryzen 5 with Radeon graphics) doesn't support linux os with old kernel, how and where can I download debian with latest kernel. And my laptop has a gaming key and it ...
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error: ‘grub_disk_get_size’ not found

I am using dual boot with sony vaio laptop with windows 8.1 and Debian 10. After installing debian, i didnt use windows at all. today I boot into windows and when I am done,I reboot. i get the error ...
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How can I start resilio service automatically when I restart Debian VPS?

I'm a beginner of Debian. I install resilio service in my Debian VPS by the artical https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/206178924-Installing-Sync-package-on-Linux, it works well. But resilio ...
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Can't install other linux distros except ubuntu

I got a dell g5 5505 (ryzen 5 and amd Radeon graphics) I tried to try out a live img of debian 10.8 , but it ends up in a black screen. So I tried linux mint (black screen) , fedora 33 (freezes) , but ...
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How to use BASH variable for AWK filtering results

I have this script, I'm getting first letter of my directory name, and I wan't to get directory names that start with the same letter and write to textfile. The for loop is looping list of directory ...
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Why does prestashop make 503 errors?

I'm the system administrator of a website running on PrestaShop 1.6.1 | PhP 5.6 Mod-FPM | MySQL 5.5 since the attempt to migrate our DB to a new server running on MariaDB 10.3 my site returns 503 ...
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How to solve All threads core not showing

I want ask issue regarding the number of cpu threads that can be read from the os. This question is how to resolve core not showing and not ask how to check core threads. Server spec Hpe dl360p gen8 ...
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Debian 11 loads btrfs, xfs and other modules by default - and dm_mod reloads them

I am running Debian 11, amd64, with the 5.10 kernel. The distribution arbitrarily loads a number of (to me) unnecessary modules, like btrfs, hfs/hfsplus, xfs, ufs and others. I can modprobe -r them ...
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How to enable transparent drive compression for Ext4 partition used by Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint?

The following transparent drive compressions of other operating systems are known: MSDOS 6.22 Doublespace (configured by autoexec.bat or config.sys) Win XP/7: Drive Compression (configured p.e. by ...
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How do I successfully run a second X session?

I'm trying to run startx -- :1 vt1 on a tty with a standard user (named stduser), which is already natively logged on Debian 10 with XFCE as per this answer: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/85384 The ...
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How to install latest OpenJDK on Debian?

I have Debian 10 and openjdk-11-jdk installed from the Debian repository. I have to run a program that was compiled with Java runtime version 58 so I need to update it. I downloaded the .tar.gz of ...
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error from dbus, no wifi after reboot

I corrupted the ssd, so until I get this error again (hopefully I won't, but I probably will because it already happened 2 times) I can't do anything. I got a messagebox with this error when booting: ...
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LV split over multiple PVs - moving to one PV

I have 3 drives in my system. They are all PVs inside one VG. Inside this VG are a few LVs. One of them is pretty big and spans over two drives/PVs. The 3rd drive is big enough to hold this entire ...
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Bluetooth: No Adapters Found on Debian 10 buster

I have a dual booted laptop with built it bluetooth. which works for windows 8.1 but not in Debian 10. I have seen some other questions related to the problem, and I assume I need to install some ...
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How to secure/harden apache2 on Debian?

I recently found miner in my Debian 10 server by figuring out what was hogging whole resources (CPU and memory) with htop command. Apparently all malicious processes were running under www-data user. ...
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Rename files JSON with using jq

I need to rename my ping.json with jq My ping.json is: { "google.com": { "packet_loss_count": 0, "packet_receive": 10, "packet_loss_rate": 0, &...
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Update php key debian/ubuntu

How I can renew php key in apt ? the one I'm using is almost expired. I've tried to use https://packages.sury.org/php/apt.gpg but it will also expire on 2021-03-17.
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What does it mean for a Linux distribution to be stable and how much does it matter for casual users?

What exactly is a "stable" Linux distribution and what are the (practical) consequences of using an "unstable" distribution? Does it really matter for casual users (i.e. not ...
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Downgrade Debian linux from 10.8 to 10.7

I have installed Debian 10.7 OS on Virtual box. pra@pra:cat /etc/debian_version 10.7 However, somehow it is upgraded to 10.8 pra@pra:cat /etc/debian_version 10.8 Can I know how to downgrade back ...
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Gnome cannot launch GTK applications due to wrong DISPLAY

I am running Gnome 3.38.3 (X11) on Debian 11 and I noticed that sometime Gnome cannot launch some GTK applications. Those application are largely Gnome core applications such as nautilus, totem, ...
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How does `${!path//:/$'\n'}` perform parameter expansion to display $PATH with directories separated by newlines?

I have trouble understanding how ${!path//:/$'\n'} works in the shell function below. I have looked in man bash and considered the use of ${parameter/pattern/string} to subsitute : with \n, but in ...
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Play audio with Octave

I try to play a WAV file with Octave. When I use the ALSA tool, it works fine: $ aplay a3.wav Playing WAVE 'a3.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 44100 Hz, Mono But when I do the same with ...
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LVM 4,55 TiB Volume Group. I only can create a 2.70TiB logical volume

I create a Volume Group with 3 disks, 2 of 931g, and 1 of 2.73t. It seems like works propertly. sudo pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sdb nxt lvm2 a-- 931.51g 931.51g /dev/...
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Repairing a failed Debian upgrade

I was attempting to upgrade from debian 9 to 10 but the installation failed when attempting to install systemd-sysv_241-7~deb10u6_amd64.deb. I get the following error: My attempts to run apt --fix-...
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How to prevent changing default Python version?

Many applications I use (arandr, inkscape, ...) get broken when default Python version is set to Python-3 by update-alternatives --config python. How can I prevent myself from setting default Python ...
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Install JDK 9 on debian 10

For specific reasons I need to install JDK 9 on my Debian 10. But it seems like mission impossible. Can anyone share a tutorial ?
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Autofs fails to mount nfs-shared autofs bind mounted directory, but manual mount succeeds

Apologies for the long read below. Hopefully this will give enough context and traces so someone can help me. Context I store user home directories on some zfs dataset (one per user), where each user ...
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Can GNU FindUtils be configured to skip a directory?

When I run updatedb I get an error "Permission denied" to /run/user $ sudo updatedb /usr/bin/find: '/run/user/1000/doc': Permission denied Note my version of updatedb comes from the package ...
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Disable trackpoint acceleration in Gnome 3 on Wayland

I am using Debian 11 (testing) and Gnome 3. I was able to disable mouse pointer acceleration using gnome tweaks but there is still annoying acceleration when using a trackpoint. Looking through Gnome ...

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