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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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Unable to connect to internet after enabling wake on lan on Debian 9

I've enabled Wake-On-Lan on my debian machine with this tutorial. I didn't have the option to try it out or reboot, and went to sleep. The next day, a power surge happened, and rebooted my computer, ...
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No sound with debian, xmonad and pulseaudio

While I realize this question might have been asked multiple times, I can't seem to find a solution for my situation. I am using debian 9 with xmonad, and one time after rebooting -- no sound. When I ...
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How quick are Debian security patches moved to Stable?

Debian is known for its stability. As they require rigorous testing, packages are known to take a long time to become Stable, comparing to other distributions. In light of the extended review ...
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mmc0 warning on SD card bootup of linux

I get the following warning on debian linux (kernel 4.18.8) bootup of my microchip sama5d3 board: mmc0: unrecognised SCR structure version 4 mmc0: error -22 whilst initialising SD card after spewing ...
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systemd-timesyncd not starting with /var set as a rw ubifs volume

I am running debian with systemd version 241. I have a nand flash ubifs partition for my rootfs that I have split into two volumes (/dev/ubi0_1 for rootfs and /dev/ubi0_2 for var): ubi0:rootfs on / ...
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Unable to locate package spice-vdagent in debian

I am running a live debian as a guest OS in VMM. $ sudo apt install spice-vdagent ... E: unable to locate package spice-vdagent Do I need to add some repository first? The repository configuration ...
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Error compiling mosquitto_auth_plug

My config.mk file has the following settings: # Select your backends from this list BACKEND_CDB ?= no BACKEND_MYSQL ?= no BACKEND_SQLITE ?= no BACKEND_REDIS ?= no BACKEND_POSTGRES ?= yes BACKEND_LDAP ...
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Where is mosquitto source directory located?

I want to compile mosquitto-auth-plugin, which requires configuration of config.mk file, where one of the required parameter is to Specify the path to the Mosquitto sources MOSQUITTO_SRC =.Could you ...
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Beaglebone Debian/Wheezy. Static IP address some times is changed

I have Beaglebone Black with installation of Debian 7.11 Wheezy I have network which is created from Beaglebone and the Beaglebone IP address is set to be static: 192.168.20.1 This is my /etc/...
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Install/configure Debian without a GUI [on hold]

I am leaving Windows because XP is no longer secure and I do not want to switch to Windows 10. I am interested in switching to either Linux or FreeBSD; I am thinking Linux because of its wider usage ...
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Why debian8 64 bit version can't be installed into my 64 bit virtualbox?

$ uname -a Linux hwy 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u6 (2015-11-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux The virtualbox installed on my pc is 64 bit version too,it is installed this way . dpkg -i ...
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Debian 9, APT, and “GPG error: … InRelease: The following signatures were invalid:”

I publish a Debian repository. It was signed with a 4096-bit GPG key, and has been merrily in use from Debian 7 and Debian 8 systems for some time. Recently, one of my users reported that Debian 9 ...
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guest operating system debian8 [on hold]

I have already enabled Virtualization technology in bios but still I am getting following error on both 64bit and 32bit os error on 64bit:- guest operating system debian8-64 is not supported select a ...
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Gnome: Make Ctrl + Alt act like Altgr (3rd level choose)

I try to follow touch typing on a german QWERTZ-Layout. Since I am programming, I often need special characters, such as {, which can be accesed via the third keyboard level on the numbers row. On ...
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sane does not work as saned but as root it does

I have a plug computer that I want to use as scanner server using sane. It already worked with a different plug, so I know for sure that the scanner and sane are workable together. If I issue ...
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Debian clean with deborphan

Linux test 4.18.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2 (2018-11-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux Keep Getting message like this: /usr/bin/gdbus: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0:...
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mysql2 gem build error when installing redmine

when i tried installing redmine with bundle install --without development test I received this build error: Fetching gem metadata from https://rubygems.org/......... Resolving dependencies...............
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Getting Tightvnc Server Working on Debian 8 (with KDE)

I have done much research and attempted fixes on this issue, mostly involving tweaking the xstartup file. I've tried alternative VNC clients (UltraVNC and TightVNC) from a Windows 7 computer, with the ...
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Nginx disk io problem

I run a small video streaming website and i've been noticing some problems with videos on my site. TOP top - 15:43:48 up 34 days, 1:22, 1 user, load average: 37.80, 38.08, 38.38 Tasks: 184 total, ...
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Why do iptables rules disappear when restarting my Debian system?

I add this rule: sudo iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -d a.b.c.d -p tcp \ --dport 1723 -j DNAT --to-destination a.b.c.d:10000 When restart computer rules are deleted. Why? What I can do to make the ...
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Why does a systemd unit file at `/usr/lib/systemd/system/` still works for Ubuntu?

I understand that systemd stores unit files at different locations for different versions of Linux. On RHEL, it's at /usr/lib/systemd/system/, whereas on Debian-based machines it's at /lib/systemd/...
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Constant UFW Block in Syslog

In reviewing my syslog, I've found that 99% of it consists of UFW BLOCK statements from 3 or 4 IP's (see below; edited for space). Is this normal? What do these entries mean? If they are safe, how can ...
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Communication fails on DSA ethernet ports of Banana Pi R1 (Lamobo R1)

I don't get TCP/IP communication running on my Banana PI R1 on the switch ports (i.e., not the separate LAN port which shows up as eth0, which is working). It runs "Debian GNU/Linux 9.8", upgraded ...
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can't install ecodmsserver on crunchbang++ / Debian 9 stretch distro

I tried to install "ecodms Server" on linux according to the installation manual. but i have several issues installing the software, which leads me to the assumption that i am missing in general some ...
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GRUB doesn't boot copied Linux install

I copied a Linux installation from one partition to another partition on a different drive. I did this from a live usb and omitted dev, /proc and /sys. I ran update-grub from the original install, it ...
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Create iso image of persistent live usb with multiple partitions

Using this awesome tutorial I was able to create a bootable Debian live USB with persistence. After some days using it, it's quite configured and I would like to be able to replicate it into another ...
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Debian: installing a python package: apt-get or apt-src?

I tried to install a mutagen package, available according to apt-cache: $ apt-cache madison mutagen mutagen | 1.40.0-2 | http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main Sources apt-get won't deliver: ...
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How to download just one library from a newer version of debian using apt get?

My issue is this: I am using a library that changes versions across Jessie -> stretch, and I have dependencies based on the stretch version. Ideally, I can just this one time sudo apt-get from ...
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Debian 9: Folders & external devices visible on desktop

I'm running Linux Debian 9 but I cannot make visible neither the folders and the external devices on the desktop. The desktop environment is Gnome. Browsing on Google I did not find anything helpful....
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8tb usb drive randomly unmounts

I added a 8tb usb drive to my fstab using the uuid of the drive: UUID=ab38b866-2c81-4a4e-9ff6-79b00049c83c /mnt/ext_backup_8tb ext4 defaults,errors=remount-ro,auto,user,exec,rw But it keeps ...
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Delete files on idevice mounted via ifuse

When I mount my iPhone SE with iOS 12.1.4 via ifuse onto my system (Debian 9.8 stretch with xfce) I can see or copy all of my pictures stored on the iPhone in thunar. But I can not delete them. The ...
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Getting an error message: “Unhandled Lockdown error (-3)” when trying to mount iPhone SE to Linux Debian

I'm trying to connect an iPhone SE with iOS 11 to a Linux Debian 9.4 "Stretch" desktop with XFCE environment. I followed step-by-step about 5 different guides on the internet how to do so. I ended-up ...
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KDE screen unlock rejects correct password, then eventually unlocks

When my KDE screen is locked, it rejects my password multiple times and then eventually unlocks. Sometimes I make multiple attempts and KDE eventually accepts it; other times, I'll type it in once, ...
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Editing text files in WSL with Notepad++

I use WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) with Debian, which provides a simple cmd interface. I'd like to open files in Notepad++, which is installed on the Windows side of this PC. is this possible? ...
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How to allow non-roots to connect to WiFi?

/etc/os-release says Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) /proc/version says Linux version 4.4.132+ (jenkins@fdc-06) (gcc version 5.4.0 20160609 (Ubuntu/Linaro 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.9) ) #1 SMP sudo /sbin/...
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Are there binary packages available to upgrade python3 on Debian 9? [duplicate]

I need to upgrade Python on 30 laptops at several remote sites. These laptops have Debian 9 with Python 3.5, and the library they'll be using for the planned activity (arcade) requires Python 3.6. I ...
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ip6table-restore failed in Debian buster/sid

I have the below iptable rule in /etc/iptables/rule.V6 and /etc/iptables/rule.V4 -4 -A INPUT -p icmp -j ACCEPT -6 -A INPUT -p ipv6-icmp -j ACCEPT when I tried to restart the netfilter-persistent, it ...
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Debian USB installation

I am trying to install Debian 9 in a computer which doesn't have a DVD drive, which means that I have to install it through USB. I have tried several methods that I found on the Internet such as using ...
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Root shell in system filesystem with GRUB

I'm learning about GRUB and, after search for a while, I tried to get a root shell changing the kernel load string: /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-8amd64 root=UUID=e8485edc.... ro single to /boot/vmlinuz-4.9....
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Ctrl+a + d not only detaching screen but terminating it [on hold]

I'm connected by ssh to a remote server with Debian where I use to put some experiments in screens and, I think after updating some packages because it worked before, I'm getting a '[screen is ...
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Skype Call Recorder in Debian 7.1: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found

I am trying to configure Skype Call Recorder in Debian 7.1, running Skype 4.3.0.37. Since there was no amd64 package for Debian, I am using skype-call-recorder-ubuntu_0.10_amd64.deb. The installation ...
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iptables-restore failed in Debian buster/sid if it has --multiport option in the rules file

I have /etc/iptables/rule.v4 file contains many rule, the below is the line where I see the issue -A INPUT -p tcp -m multiport --dports 22 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p udp -m multiport --dports 16384:32768 -...
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What is Debian's equivalent of do-release-upgrade to upgrade the operating system? (for example, from jessie to stretch)

Ubuntu's do-release-upgrade command upgrades the operating system to the latest release. What is Debian's way or tool for the same purpose (to upgrade to the latest stable release)?
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Unable to write to VMWare Debian virtual drive

I created a Vmware Debian virtual machine and I cannot write to the virtual HD, saying I have no permissions. I tried SUDO CHMOD -V -r 777 * but no luck. The same happens on any virtual Linux ...
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Using Label in grub on Debian 9

I installed my server with Debian 9 and Grub with a LABEL. In my /etc/fstab I see My label as followed: LABEL=root / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom0 udf,...
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systemd service management using pkla equivalents to polkit's rules on Debian

I'm trying to allow users of a somegroup to manage someunit systemd service. In polkit (>=0.106), this can be done by adding rules: /etc/polkit-1/rules.d/20-someunit.rules --- polkit.addRule(...
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Package libmysql++-dev is not found in Debian buster/sid

I am trying to install libmysql++-dev on my Debian server, but I am getting the below error "Unable to locate the package". root@rs-dal-karthik-test:~# apt-cache search libmysql++-dev root@rs-dal-...
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Process only takes 50% of RAM on Debian [duplicate]

I have a program in python which takes lots of ram. My server has 16gb of ram, but when the program reaches ~8gb of ram, the os starts writing on disk which breaks performance. I want the process I'm ...
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Why is there a single space before the output of `uptime`?

Perhaps a trivial question, but I found myself in the situation of needing to strip the leading space off the output of uptime and it got me wondering why it was there in the first place. An example ...
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What's the story behind Super Cow Powers?

As we know, apt-get has Super Cow Powers and aptitude does not: $ apt-get --help | grep -i cow This APT has Super Cow Powers. $ aptitude --help | grep -i cow ...