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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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Shutdown PC after remmina connection closed

I'd like my PC to shutdown straight after I close my remmina remote connection. I searched for solutions but remmina itself shows abnormal behavior. someprogram && sudo shutdown -h 0 Running ...
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Determine which device was assigned to a USB modem?

I'm testing a Tinker board, which is an ARM gadget running Debian 9.8. I inserted a USB modem. It appears the modem was detected but I can't find a device for it: [ 8178.815663] usb 1-1.1.5: new full-...
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all commands hang forever

After ssh into a VM, I am not able to run basically any command such as ps aux, cd /proc; ls, top, dmesg or systemctl status, all of them hangs, so I don't even know how to spot the problem. Linux ...
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All Debian package managers broken due to Python bug [closed]

I am trying to fix my apt to make it useable. It only ables to update the package list. I cannot remove or install any package. The error I am getting is Could not find platform independent ...
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How investigate sporadic restarts

The system is : Debian 8.1 run on embedded system with ARM7V CPU 2 GB RAM and 4 GB flash. The system sporadically restart itself couple time in day, before a week with appear very rare. What is the ...
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Debian Stretch drop in boot-time script not using rc.local

I'm setting up a new installation of Debian Stretch. Because it's on custom NAS box, there's one small gripe I have - original software was booted from a USB memory module molded on to the motherboard....
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LXDE: Keyboard settings not loading

Debian Stretch LXDE I made some keyboard settings wich means repeat delay and interval. After system's start I have to go into the settings and at least to cancel them to have that settings loaded. ...
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Error during installation of latest stable Chrome on Debian

I am trying to install latest, stable Chrome on Debian and get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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Debian 9 halt does not really power off in new versions - why?

IMPORTANT: I am able to restore halt old behavior if I do: apt install sysvinit-core Plus: Old Red Hat based versions are able to power off with halt too. I am trying to understand why in Debian ...
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How to enable TUI for gdb on Debian 9?

When debugging it is often helpful to loot at assembly, but on Debian 9 when I try layout asm I get: Undefined command: "layout". Try "help". According to some internet research it seems like I ...
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build missing Debian package dependency from source?

I'm currently trying to install PCP on Debian with sparc64. Unfortunately it requires the package libreadline6 (>= 6.0) which doesn't have an apt package for sparc64. libreadline7 does and is ...
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Equivalent of `rpm -K` using `apt`

What is the apt equivalent of rpm -K *.rpm, where -K is defined as verifying the signature of the repository in man rpm and in Maximum RPM? Example of a situation: sudo rpm --import https://mirrors....
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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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Debian Linux - Setting an environment variable for all users

I added the following in /etc/profile so that all my users can see the path export JAVA_HOME=/opt/jdk11 export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin But after restarting my laptop, I cannot see the changes ...
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Keep a very rough text mode in a non graphical Debian instance

I installed Debian for a server purpose and I do not need a good quality text mode. I would like to keep the very rough bad resolution text mode that is appearing just after a grub choice screen. Just ...
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How to resolve framebuffer issues in Debian XFCE, displaying old windows randomly?

The problem: In X, an old application window (or several), which I closed minutes or hours ago (or even days!), will suddenly appear on top of the currently active window. Sometimes an entire old ...
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Xrandr increase resolution black screen

When I try to increase the resolution in my virtual machine (Xen), running a debian distribution (Kali/Parrot in this case), I get a black screen. I use xrandr, because in the GUI, the max resolution ...
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Auto Refresh qpdfview

I am writing documents in latex that I compile to produce a pdf file opened with qpdfview (with the --unique option). Once compiled after a modification on the tex .document, I would like qpdfview to ...
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UEFI-installed Debian on a pendrive doesn't want to boot after being removed once

I read here, once, that installing a Debian 9 on a pendrive (well, in my case it's a SDCard adapter) directly would work, and it did. The problem came up, though, after i unplugged the adapter from ...
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Best compression for operating system image

I have an Operating system image of size 2.5G. I have a device with a limited size. Thus I was looking for the best possible solution for providing the compression. Below are the commands and ...
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DRBD comes up after reboot with Connected Diskless/Diskless

After an unattented power loss, facing a major issue, every reboot the DBRB comes up with Connected Diskless/Diskless status. main problems: dump-md response: Found meta data is "unclean" ...
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Handle booting failure for u boot ( Debian )

I have an embedded device with 512 Mb of ram and 4Gb internal storage. ( Consider Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone ) I have an external SD card available with 3 Partitions. mmcblk0 is the disk and ...
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Installing Debian on SSD

I have an Acer laptop (Aspire E1, x64, amd i7, ram 16, vga 2). My base tasks are using virtual machines. I use dual boot for Win10 & Debian 8.6. The type of BIOS boot is Legacy. I am gonna ...
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which default Debian groups are safe to delete? [duplicate]

I am installing Debian on a headless server. I did the expert bare-minimum install. The default installation creates some groups I don't think I need. I checked with find / -xdev -group [name] and ...
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No user exists for uid 721001106 when running ssh command within SSH chroot directory

I am running debian 8 with SSSD authentication. The authentication works and ssh works fine. I have copied all libraries etc over to my SSH chrootdirectory and all my applications work except ssh ...
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When I connect my Wacom to the PC, Debian gets stuck to Login screen

As title says; also: everything was working fine, I followed all the steps I found in the Linux Wacom Project https://linuxwacom.github.io/ and at the end of the process I could use the tablet with no ...
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Tool to alert user that laptop has low battery

I am using debian(9.8 (stretch)) with cinnamon(3.2.7-4) interface and have problem with my battery. When battery is low I have no alert about that. Laptop just turns off unexpectedly (I can turn it on ...
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phpPgAdmin 5.6 for Debian

I saw phpPgAdmin 5.6 for PostgreSQL is released, but I can only install the 5.1 on Debian 9. I look for the package: apt search phppgadmin And just get: phppgadmin/stable,now 5.1+ds-2 all web-...
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Starting batch jobs at exact time slightly before the new hour starts

I've been reading the recent blogpost "Winding down my Debian involvement" by Michael Stapelberg. Sad details aside, it's been mentioned that within Debian infrastructure batch jobs run four times a ...
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Enable dead keys in Gnome login screen (Gnome 3.30.2)

I am running Kali Linux 2019 with Gnome 3.30.2 on a somewhat older Lenovo ThinkPad s540 and I am really enjoying modern Gnome. I do have a problem though; I'm located in the Netherlands, so the ...
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WIFI Hostapd router serves only several internet sites

I have built a server on Debian Stretch. It has three ethernet cards and one wifi card Gemtek WPIA-116G. When a cable is connected it works well. But without the cable, by wifi, a client computer ...
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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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Firefox has stopped outputting HTML5 audio

Firefox 65.0.1 (64-bit) has suddenly stopped playing all HTML5 audio. (Videos play but there is no audio output.) Audio still works in Flash applications and HTML5 audio works as expected in other ...
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How can you complete a Debian installation interrupted just before “Finish installation”?

I am trying to get Debian installed on a device that doesn't have enough battery capacity to power the display on full brightness for long enough to complete an installation, even while plugged in. I'...
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Safest way to store TLS private keys without a security module

I am using BeableBone Black devices running Debian which communicate securely with an AWS server over TLS using signed certificates. I need to store my private keys securely on the devices. The best ...
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How to create upstream tarball from Git repository of Debian package

I have a Git repository with these branches: debian master pristine-tar upstream I do not have an upstream tar ball. Can I create an upstream tarball from the Git repository I have? If so, how?
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Debian with Wacom Intuos S, BT tablet

I have Wacom Intuos S, BT CTL-4100WL tablet and debian Stretch can't see it (both usb and bluetooth).On Windows 10 works fine. lsusb: Bus 001 Device 007: ID 056a:0376 Wacom Co., Ltd
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list_del corruption. next->prev should be …, but was dead000000000200

I'm running Debian 4.9.130-2 (Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64) on my Lenovo laptop. If I leave the system running overnight, it always crashes. Here's the output of dmesg: [72256.552803] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: ...
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Can't install Vim on Debian 9

Sorry buy it's in spanish: ~# apt install vim Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho El paquete vim no está disponible, pero ...
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How to extend /dev/md0 root partition on Debian?

I have a Netgear ReadyNAS Pro 4 (Debian 9). I installed some apps like Radarr, Sonarr but after some weeks my NAS became very slow and later unreachable. After I made some free space on the root ...
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Why is apt-get ignoring the target argument?

My Debian system is set to install unstable packages by default $ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99defaultrelease APT::Default-Release "unstable"; However, I would like to pull automake from stable, ie, ...
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Renaming trusted.gpg to trusted.gpg-broken

I ran a fresh install of Debian stretch 9.8.0 and all was well. I then ran sudo apt update and I get an output which hits the ftp.debian.stretch server for the update thing is it tells me unable ...
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X -configure doesn't work, [Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices]

I have debian installed with KDE as the desktop environment, the following situation happened after I uninstalled nvidia-driver. There is no xorg.conf file so I run sudo X -configure to regenerate the ...
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Installing LaTeX into Google's Debian8 docker image

I'm trying to figure out how to install LaTeX (specifically, this texlive package) into Google's Debian8 Docker image, which is called gcr.io/google-appengine/debian8. I wish I could provide a link to ...
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Spell-checker for an interactive bash on Debian as Ubuntu?

I'm not sure, but I remember Ubuntu can do similar to: $ miswrite-command No 'miswrite-command' found, did you mean: 'correct-command' from 'correct-package' (main) Try : sudo apt install ...
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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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Debian Systemd doesn't start any service [closed]

I don't know how nor why but my Debian systemd stopped starting any service, particularly sshd service so I can't access to my machine. It's a headless machine without monitor and moreover I can't ...
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CPU usage increases on all guests if 1 guest has high usage (QEMU-KVM) [closed]

The point is that if I utilize the CPU on 1 guest, all the other guests see increase in CPU usage. I'm testing with stress-ng, but it's visible with normal workload as well. I really don't know if ...
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Someone Remote Executing a Script On My Server

I've been noticing over the last couple of weeks that the CPU on our server has been seeing a very high load, upon inspecting htop there have been a number of [sync_supers] processes running at 100%. ...
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Can't connect to openvpn using networkmanager on Debian

I'm having a problem with connecting to my OpenVPN server on Debian 9. Whenever I try to connect via NetworkManager it just does not work and loops until it times out. I think it's a problem with my ...