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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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Docker with Debian Wheezy is lacking lot of commands!

I have created a docker image from debian:wheezy, to follow a tutorial. I am just wondering how useful is this image because it does not support many commands. For example: "nc", but also (and the ...
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systemd requires=“some non-systemd process”?

I have not found a way for systemd to recognize that some required non-systemd process is required to be running before I start mine. In Upstart I could do, for example, if pgrep -f bin/postgres ...
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Replacement monitor not recognized in Debian, unless I “trick it”

I just got a new (to me) 27" monitor as an upgrade to my old 22" Acer (with the hope to eventually do dual monitors). The only way I can get it to work is to boot the PC (Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro ...
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...
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Apache 2.4 with self-signed certificates always redirect to the default virtual host

I've been trying to make work virtual hosts with self-signed certificates with Apache 2.4. I've tried many setup combinations but no matter what, every virtual host I try in Firefox goes straight to ...
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Can't install rust-doc on Debian Stretch

I'm running Debian Stretch. According to the Debian website, I should be able to install the package rust-doc, yet I can't: wizzwizz4@myLaptop:~$ sudo apt install rust-doc Reading package lists... ...
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Is there any software to access the server which is protected by VPN? [on hold]

Is there any client & server-side software to access the server which is protected by VPN
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Problem with gpg and apt-get update - missing keys?

I do not know how, but I managed to mess up apt-get. Executing sudo su apt-get update I get errors like the following W: http://security.debian.org/dists/stretch/updates/InRelease: The key(s) in ...
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Slow disk write speed

i installed new debian 9.8 server for DB application.it has two disk and running on vCenter 6.0. First write disk write speed 100-120 Mb/sec suddenly after for while disk write speed decrease ...
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Connecting a second monitor via DisplayLink on Debian

Problem: I am unable to connect my second monitor. Background: I freshly installed DebianStretch on my desktop computer. Before this, I was running Windows 10 on my host and Debian in a virtual ...
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Debian Jessie vs. Jessie (security) [duplicate]

I would like to know what is the difference between Debian Jessie and Jessie security, as on Debian's website they seem to be different versions of the Debian Jessie OS. Am I right? I cannot find any ...
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Debian Buster: install yarnpkg as yarn

I have installed yarn - Node.js package manager (alternative to npm): $ sudo apt install yarnpkg ... $ dpkg -l | grep yarn ii yarnpkg 1.13.0-1 all ...
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What's the Debian equivalent of Ubuntu Core/Base images?

For Ubuntu I use the Core/Base images as available here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-base/releases/ These 'images' are just base rootfs tarballs which can be used with for example rkt. More ...
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xe sr-create type=ext results in backend failure

I'm trying to create an ext based storage repository: xe sr-create content-type="local SR" \ host-uuid=c7030a1f-15e3-7e7d-2932-b30200a15917 type=ext \ device-config-device=/dev/sdb1 \ shared=...
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Using ip addr instead of ifconfig reports “RTNETLINK answers: File exists” on Debian

I have a Debian system working as a wireless router with eth0 and wlan0. Now I added an additional network manually on eth1 with ifconfig: alix:~# ifconfig eth1 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 alix:...
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How to find the kernel boot parameter for a given boot configuration option?

I have a Dell laptop running Debian Sid. Current kernel (4.15.4) is configured to load dell_smbios as module (CONFIG_DELL_SMBIOS=m). This produces the followning error while booting dell_smbios: No ...
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Get back my old desktop

So, I was tinkering around on my laptop, which has the raspbian for desktop(Debian with the raspbian desktop enviroment) and accidently double clicked on the file saying "LXDE" and it changed my ...
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Problems installing wifi driver on Debian 9

I have Lenovo Legion y530 laptop. I try to turn on wifi this way: type lspci -nn | grep Network, see this wireless adapter: Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:...
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Cannot su into root default shell - Debian

I am using a Debian 9 server. Usually I access via ssh to a normal user (say user1) and su into root, because I disabled ssh into root. Lately I was setting up a git-server where I created a user git ...
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How can I install Policykit with System V?

I created a minimal install on my Raspbian Raspberry Pi running Debian Jessie. Among other things, I removed libx11-.* and dependencies, which included removal of policykit-1. I'm trying to reinstall ...
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How to check if a COM port is being used

Im trying the check if a machine is connected to a device trough a COM port, i have tried comparing the dmsg output with the device plugged in and the output without the device plugged in, and they ...
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getting Checkpoint VPN SSL Network Extender working in the command line

The official Checkpoint out command line tool from CheckPoint, for setting up a SSL Network Extender VPN is not longer working from the Linux command line. It is also no longer actively supported by ...
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Way to have a Debian package reinstall when dependency updates?

For a little something I made (that used to be a word-of-mouth thing only and that's interesting to just a very narrow, and usually non-technical, user base), I'd like to be able to provide a .deb ...
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Connection closed log lines in auth.log on Debian machines

My auth.log on my Debian machines was full of the following messages: CRON[1736]: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) sshd[1742]: Connection closed by ::1 port 38518 [...
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Intel Atom N2600 Asus Eee PC 1011CX Display Backlight Turns Off Before Login Screen Loads

Specifications: Asus Eee PC 1011CX Debian 9.9.0 ISO with latest dist-upgrade updates as of this writing XFCE desktop environment. Backports is turned on in repo's along with non-free and security ...
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No Sound output on laptop with Debian Stretch

I installed Debian Stretch on my laptop and everything worked fine, but now I can't get any sound output. I wanted to try: pulseaudio --kill pulseaudio --start but if I wanted to kill the process I ...
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USB HDD not found

Some time ago I bought an external HDD 2TB. Now I am encountering a problem: My computer doesn't see it when I plug it in. (I tried Gparted, and some other program that I found on the internet). ...
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install ssmtp in Debian buster

I try to install ssmtp in Debian 10.0, but get the error Package ssmtp is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is ...
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Exim4 and root aliases? Send a copy to root?

When setting up my raspberry pi to use local email (using exim4 as the default MTA on Raspbian/Debian), and while doing the debconf initial configuration, I was asked whether to forward root's email ...
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Debian 9 stretch - How to prompt user from rc.local script and echo in current terminal

I need to create an easy to go Debian VM for new developers on my team. I run a script on boot with rc.local. This is a small test script : #!/bin/bash exec < /dev/tty1 # Checking if user ...
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Best way to set serial port speeds on boot?

I've got instruments hooked up to /dev/ttyS1 through ttyS9 on a machine running Debian Wheezy. The various instruments communicate at various speeds. Is there a better way to set the baud rates than ...
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Not detecting NVIDIA video card

I am almost certain my Debian 8 computer is just detecting one video card. The computer has two video cards, specifically an Intel HD Graphics 520 (integrated) and NVIDIA GeForce 940-mx (2GB). I ...
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How do I make my display a dual-screen stretch with Debian Jessie and a Radeon RX460?

I am running Debian 8.2 Jessie with an AMD Radeon RX 460. MATE is my desktop environment. I use two monitors. Anything on Monitor 1 is displayed on Monitor 2. I want instead for Monitor 2 to be like ...
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How to find encrypted installations with GRUB

I had Windows alongside Debian (with encrypted root) installed, then I installed another Windows instance which apparently has overwritten grub. To fix this, I installed a second Debian instance which ...
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How to set SSH key file to different directory?

Using Debian 8. I need a myuser user, which should have no password, just key file based SSH login. My /etc/passwd contains the following: myuser:x:11:11:myuser:/my/specific/path:/usr/sbin/nologin ...
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Unable to locate package python-pip

I am running Debian 9 and I want to install python pip but there is an error: E: Unable to locate package python-pip I've tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get python-pip, but I am still ...
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rtl8821ae Wifi driver

I've been having problems with my wifi connection (rtl8821ae driver). I can stay connected for hours (as long as 6 hours) and then sometimes it just crashes and doesn't work on reboot. I have to wait ...
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Shared folder in QEMU between Windows Host and Debian Guest

How do you share between the two? I have booted my image on my Windows 10 host using this: qemu-system-x86_64 -hda debian.img -m 512 -net user,smb=C:\users\jason\Desktop\sharing\ -net nic,model=virtio ...
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How do I install PHP 5.6 on Debian 7.10? (Having trouble with installation.)

Hi I was following this guide and trying to install php 5.6 on my Debian Wheezy (64 bits). I'm doing it because I have virtualmin on my server and my php version is 5.4 and I need the 5.6 to do a ...
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Creating bootable usb on ParrotOs [on hold]

Im on parrotOs and i want to create an unbuntu bootable usb.i cant manage to figure out or find out how to do it.
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Issue with kernel header files for installing VirtualBox on Debian

im trying to install virtual box-5.2 (got the .deb file from the website) on my Debian 9 stretch. Currently I have the Kernel: Linux 4.9.0 When I run: sudo dpkg -I virtualbox-5.2_5.2.12-122591~Debian~...
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Script alternative of GUI command executed on login - it should not

Since my main data is not in $HOME, I have made a small (executable) script to start the GUI file manager (caja) in the desired directory and put it in my local executable directory (~/.local/bin): #!...
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How is Ubuntu based on Debian?

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. Ubuntu is based on Debian. Like this, there are several other linux distributions that are based on Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware, etc. What confuses me is what does this ...
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How to prevent prompt that ask to restart services when installing libpq-dev

I want to install libpq-dev on my Vagrant machine. I install it with $ apt-get install -y libpq-dev During installation a prompt appears which asks if it's allowed to restart some services ...
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apt-get error while loading shared libraries libzstd.so.1 cannot open shared object file no such file or directory

I was trying to upgrade a system but I was getting a, You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/. I tried to apt-get autoremove, apt-get clean and still nothing. There is no ...
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Debian mailx won't attach files to emails

(Note: I have seen this question, but it does not work for me) I am attempting to send an email with an attachment using Bash on Debian Stretch, using the mailx package (not mutt). My implementation ...
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Windows and Debian-based dual boot installation problem

I Need to have Windows 10 and Debian in dual boot on my Laptop. I've installed Windows 10 ( uefi mode) as primary OS. When i try to boot into my USB Stick created for Uefi with the installer of Debian,...
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Pragha doesn't integrate with Cinnamon 3.8

When I was using Manjaro, Pragha would automatically integrate with Cinnamon, and clicking the volume icon in tray would bring up media controls like play/stop. In Debian testing with Cinnamon 3.8 ...
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Debian increase ulimit for Asterisk

I've been facing an issue with Asterisk 13.11.2 on Debian 8 where it's crashing after reaching the limit of open files bridge_channel.c: Can't create pipe! Try increasing max file descriptors with ...
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Error while doing apt-get upgrade or while installing something with apt-get

I am experiencing an error while I try to install or upgrade anything in a Debian 9.0 server. That is what the terminal returns to me. root@engelmar:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...