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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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Emergency mode after adding partitions and installing another Linux distribution

I had Linux Debian installed onto my computer. My partition table was as follows: sda1: __________________________________________________________________________ File system: vfat Boot sector ...
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How to find out which package of libc6 I need?

I am running into following error: version GLIBC_2.14 not found version GLIBC_2.15 not found when trying to install software I need. Therefore, I decided to upgrade libc6 on my debian (Linux nn15....
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NanoPi M4 - RK3399: Apache2 + SSL: Large download hangs

I've a brand new setup of Apache2 running under Debian 9 (armbian on NanoPi M4). Everything works fine until I try to download a large file over HTTPS. Small files download successfully however, ...
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starting hostapd fails — ACS: Unable to collect survey data

I'm on a jessie on an embedded device, trying to set the WLAN into AP mode. When I try # /usr/sbin/hostapd -P /run/hostapd.wlan0.pid /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd....
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Arch: Is there any chance to use Apache all default for 2 or more virtual hosts?

I consider establishing an Arch based LAMP. From reading this document, it seems there is must configuration to be done just for Apache itself, not to mention MySQL and PHP. In Debian LAMP there ...
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Create bootable hfs+ partition for macbook

I've installed Debian testing on a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) without keeping OS X on the internal SSD. I've used the following GPT partition layout: HFS+ EFI on /boot/efi BTRFS on / SWAP on swap I've ...
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how to correctly delay the execution of a startup script based on a tested condition?

I need to start a service (namely ntp) only when true Internet connectivity is in place (not only a link up). I seem to have noticed that some startup scripts delay themselves when a condition is not ...
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Debian, Bluetooth, I cant turn on my bluetooth

When I turn on the bluetooth with the gnome GUI nothing happens. The button becomes blue but if I leave and come back the button is normal again. I tried a bunch of stuff in the cli that I copied ...
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Two monitors: intel VGA + Nvidia DVI

Recently I've bought a GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard and a GTX 660 graphics card. Now I have two monitors, the first that I'm using is attached to the DVI port of the Nvidia graphic card, the second one is ...
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Why does my CD drive pop open randomly?

I have Debian 9 and at random times my CD drive pops open. Sometimes it pops open while browsing on Firefox, and sometimes it pops open while I'm just moseying around my desktop. A few times it even ...
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“Unable to find an initial ram disk that I know how to handle” when trying to install new kernel

I am trying to install a new kernel that I just built from source using the following command on a machine currently running Linux rc70 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2 (2016-01-02) ...
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DHCP client fails to get IP address (Modem EM7430)

O/S: Raspberry Pi running Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) Kernel: Linux 4.9.24-v7+ Ran ip addr and confirmed wwan0 and wwan1 interfaces are created. wwan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu ...
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vncviewer: VNC server closed connection

So I installed a VNC server (Tight VNC) on my workstation 'orac' which is running Debian Jessie with KDE Plasma. And a VNC client (also Tight VNC) on my workstation 'tact' running Debian Stretch with ...
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Systemctl status always shows full log, even with --lines

1So, I'm trying to get the status of a unit, but only the first 3 lines like this: systemctl --user status resilio-sync --lines=3 I've tried various variations of this with -n 3 etc..., nothing ...
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Kali/Debian live-build: ISO that auto-mounts device [duplicate]

Using Kali's live-build, I would like to create a bootable USB drive and auto-mount /home. I don't want to use persistence, as I want to make sure all changes outside /home are ephemeral. I think the ...
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Is there a distro-agnostic configuration management software?

I don't want to label myself to specific configuration-manager modules like Ansible's apt module or yum module. Is there a distro-agnostic configuration management software, or at least one with ...
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Why is my Debian 9 (Stretch) Linux kernel not getting upgraded after 'apt install'?

I spent the better part of the month trying to install, reinstall, delete manually, and reinstall the latest linux-image-4.9.0-8 (or thereof) onto my Debian 9 (Stretch), but it will always (re)...
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Where can I find the source code specifically for the minimal debian installer cd?

I want to distribute a debian virtual machine as a OVA file, in order to comply with the GPL I want to provide the source code for debian alongside the debian virtual machine. Instead of downloading ...
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Ubuntu reliability issues when upgrading

I had some problematic days after issuing an sudo apt upgrade and then rebooting on a remote Banana Pi board. uname -a results in Linux ... 3.4.112-BPI-M1-Kernel cat /etc/issue in Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS ...
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Apache/Nginx document root environment-variable

Apache/Nginx "default" document root path is usally /var/www/html but theoretically this could change tomorrow. Having a distro-default and communally-maintained environment variable for it (instead ...
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fail2ban conf file

I'm running: Fail2Ban v0.9.6 on Debian 9.4 (4.9.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.88-1+deb9u1 (2018-05-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux) This is my F2B directory: $ la -al /etc/fail2ban total 72K drwxr-xr-x 6 ...
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Gah. Your tab just crashed. How do I know what made the tab crash?

I am using Firefox Quantum (57.0.1) on Bunsenlabs Hydrogen (Debian Jessie with Openbox). For some pages, (namely, Panopticlick's result page), the tab start to load, and crash. All I then get to see ...
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How to customize debian to run kali tools without using katoolin? [duplicate]

I was installing tools like Snort, Nikto,kismet and I was asked if to run those tools as a root user. But people are suggesting not to run as a root user and in debian these tools did not run as a ...
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Install CUDA 8 on Debian 9

I want to install cuda for use it in blender. When I try to install it with this and run sh /home/username/Downloads/cuda_8.0.61_375.26_linux.run it just writes ***WARNING: Incomplete installation! ...
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openjdk-8-jre-headless : Depends: ca-certificates-java but it is not going to be installed

Can't install Java8 apt-get install openjdk-8-jre-headless Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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OOM killer doesn't work properly, leads to a frozen OS

For years, the OOM killer of my operating system doesn't work properly and leads to a frozen system. When the memory usage is very high, the whole system tends to "freeze" (in fact: becoming extremely ...
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How can I weaken the bass output levels, but not overall volume?

My room and my desk conduct bass overly well... so I want to lower/weaken the output at the lower (bass) frequencies. But my volume control (pavucontrol) doesn't seem to have that option in its GUI. ...
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apt - How disable the fetching of the Contents files?

When apt update I want to avoid download all tthe contents.gz files to spare time and network resources. How could this be done with command line options nor configuration files?
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Using NVidia GPU on Clevo N871EJ1 laptop

I have a Clevo N871EJ1 (Schenker Media 17) laptop here which gives me quite a headache. I tried to install Ubuntu 18.10, Debian Stretch and Debian Buster (Testing) and all locked up during ...
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Arabic and Hebrew font rendering in Deepin (Debian) became monospaced everywhere

This issue came out of nowhere several days after my installation of Deepin. It is present in every single software I use, from browsers to text editors. I tried updating the system after the issue ...
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MediaWiki automatic upgrades

I use latest MediaWiki (either on Arch Linux or Debian stable) in a personal project - I'm the only one who works on it, and I use MediaWiki in a core-only way (I don't install any extensions ...
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Permission denied on mounted devices

I have checked many similar questions but the solutions didn't work for me. On my previous Debian wheezy installation I could mount devices from GUI with no permission problem and also after upgrading ...
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How do I remove unwanted bookmarks from the file chooser dialog on Debian?

I'm using Debian 9 with only a basic window manager (dwm). No Gnome, KDE, etc. In the file chooser/open/save file dialog, there are several bookmarks that I'd like to remove: (Specifically, both ...
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Routing public IP address through GRE tunnel

I'm trying to set up a tunnel to route a public address through it. The tunnel itself is working and the destination server receives the requests as well, but it doesn't send any reply if I try to ...
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systemctl status shows “active since” from before reboot

I have Debian 9.6 running on Beagle Bone Black. I have external hardware clock on /dev/rtc1 with correct date. Upon reboot /dev/rtc1 is initialized in rc.local. I added to rc.local lines showing date ...
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optirun-Cannot access secondary GPU

After installing bumblebee on debian 9 by sudo apt-get install bumblebee primus as described in debian-bumblebee webpage to use intel and nvidia (Geforce 940MX) gpu in my ASUS computer and running ...
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First Day of week stuck on Sunday in any locale (Debian)

I'm trying to figure out why I can't have any locale working with monday set as first day of the week. Installed locales: francescos@Thinkpad-T420:~$ locale -a C C.UTF-8 en_GB.utf8 en_IE.utf8 en_US....
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where to paste regulatory.db and how?

I am dealing with this regulatory.db error: [ 14.146398] platform regulatory.0: firmware: failed to load regulatory.db (-2) [ 14.146477] firmware_class: See https://wiki.debian.org/Firmware for ...
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Local keys don't work in graphical shell in Debian 9.6

I installed Debian 9.6 with english as the language, and locale settings (incl. keyboard) as finnish. All works fine in desktop apps e.g. Chromium, but the keys "ä", "ö" and "å" don't work in Konsole, ...
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xscreensaver and keyboard layouts

xscreensaver doesn't show which is the current keyboard layout, so sometimes I can't enter my password, because I've switched to Cyrillic without knowing it. I found a discussion about the same ...
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dictionaries-common package complains of possible debconf corruption

Upgrading my Debian Stretch distribution, I get the following error message during the configuration of package dictionaries-common: ┌───────────────────┤ dictionaries-common: wordlists ├─────────────...
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can't load iwlwifi nonfree firmware after kernel update

My hardware requires the iwlwifi nonfree firmware for working wifi. With the latest kernel version however it stopped being able to load it. The last working version is 4.9.0-7 while 4.9.0-8 does not ...
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How to run script at start when everything is up and running?

I have a PC for routing purposes, it has 2 network interfaces and runs Debian. I want to add a sound to it, to signal that it is booted and okay. So I've created some /etc/init.s/beep-startup script, ...
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How Can I Install Another Desktop Environment In Debian?

I tried to install Unity, and the Lubuntu desktop environment, but all I got as the result was this: > Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Shell script to download info about movies from imdb/thmb and putting it into an .nfo file for per-use

Does anybody know of a tool which will extract info from imdb.com/themoviedb.org and dumping it into a text file? I have been searching but with no luck. I usually get the movie name but want to have ...
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Keyboard issue console terminal

I have an issue on my Debian computer with Intel Stick. Link to screenshot => I have extra character in console tty like ^[ This issue is only with supperior 4.11.12 kernel Debian kernel and 4.11....
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$LIB variable does not expand to anything in Ubuntu Server 18.10

I have the same exact problem as this question previously posted, where /etc/ld.so.preload does not intercept the right architecture. A little background: I have compiled a shared object (64-bit) that ...
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How to remove trailing CR quickly?

This is my source file, it dumps a database into a JSON and worked great with Debian wheezy: #!/bin/sh echo "Status: 200" echo echo { printf ".mode csv\nselect * from cfg;" | sqlite3 /home/ftproot/...
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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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What's wrong with my Xen bridge configuration

I'm on Debian 9 (stretch): $ cat /proc/version Linux version 4.9.0-3-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 6.3.0 20170516 (Debian 6.3.0-18) ) #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u5 (2017-09-19) ...