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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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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 ...
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How to build Postfix from Debian Salsa Git? (gbp:error: upstream/3.3.2 is not a valid treeish)

I would like to rebuild the Debian package 'postfix'. Without anything fancy, so no local patches and unsigned packages are fine. Here's what I tried: Install some dependencies: $ apt install ...
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apt: What's the difference between “apt install php” and “apt install php-defaults”?

What's the difference between apt install php and apt install php-defaults? In a first glimpse I would theorize that php should include everything default for a (latest) php program. I ask this as a ...
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OpenVPN no internet access when starting with config file

I have a problem with connection with OpenVPN. I am connected to my WiFi, but no internet access, almost. I get response when ping 8.8.8.8 but not with domains like google.com etc. I followed the ...
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How can I boot into KDE on Debian?

$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 (stretch) Release: 9.8 Codename: stretch $ /etc/X11/default-display-manager /usr/bin/sddm I am ...
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I Packager manager can't handle two processes at once [duplicate]

I have been using Linux for a while. I first used Debian based systems and then yesterday I switched to Arch. I noticed (in both Debian & Arch) that when you try to download multiple packaged from ...
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fontconfig warning: “/etc/fonts/fonts.conf”, line 100: unknown “element blank”

Getting this error on my vps server: fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/fonts.conf", line 100: unknown element "blank" This is the file: https://pastebin.com/VqcSgJ9x How to fix it?
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Debian - problem related to procmail

recently I started getting an error like that: This is the mail system at host xxx. I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could notbe delivered to one or more recipients. It's ...
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Missing /modules/ directories on Debian with TI-nSpire

I have been trying to set up Debian Linux on my TI nSpire calculator. Everything seems to work fine except for anything module related. Whenever I try to run commands like modprobe, lsmod, and depmod, ...
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Cinnamon: specific css style for each panel

In file ~/.themes/.../cinnamon.css one can edit the style for all panels in cinnamon. But every panel will have the same style setting. Now let's say (for example) I have 2 panels, one should have ...
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Facing issue in creating a symbolic link for connman ( /var/lib/connman and /run/connman/resolv.conf )

I have 4 Partitions on a disk. mmcblk0p1 has the boot configuration. mmcblk0p2 has a Debian Os. ( Let's name OS1 ) mmcblk0p3 has another Debian Os. ( Let's name OS2 ) mmcblk0p4 is persistent ...
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Replace /var moved to other partition

Some months ago, i moved /var dir to an additional drive of my vps. (I used this guide : https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-move-var-directory-to-another-partition). The fstabs: /dev/sda1 / ext4 errors=...
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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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Wine application launch error

I currently have a debian VPS (without UI). I installed wine without worries and during the launch I have an error: Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded. Make sure that ...
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How to change write permissions to a usb

I just installed debian 9 stable and I need to remove the read only permission from my usb. I used the usb to install the os and after the setting changed itself
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apt: Install latest stable php and all its extensions

The following question is a follow up to this question. Each time I create a Debian server environment to host my own websites on I install latest yet stable php with different extensions (...
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apt: Install all php packages whatsoever

I'm quite fed up with tracking packages of PHP extensions that are needed for some GUIs like PHPMyAdmin or some CMSs like Drupal. For example, I once did: apt upgrade php-{cli,curl,mbstring,mcrypt,...
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How to tell if I'm on Debian stable or unstable?

I'm currently running Debian 9.0 (stretch) which I upgraded from jessie. I upgraded long time ago and don't remember if I did a stable upgrade or I went to unstable instead. I want to move to stretch ...
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apt-get install cifs-utils corrupted system libraries — caused chaos

My Linux libraries seem to have suffered a severe corruption just after running (as root): apt-get install cifs-utils I need to correct the corruption or restore the original libraries. Note: I ...
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Different languages for different users in Debian Stretch with Xfce

I have a Debian Stretch system running Xfce in Spanish. I want to set a specific user's CLI and interface to English, without affecting everyone else's. How do I achieve this? I've read multiple ...
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/bin/crontab and /usr/sbin/cron in cygwin - what is the difference?

I have just installed Cygwin on my Win Server 2008. I have a bash backup script (to backup some user files to an external harddrive) that I want to run on the machine, under crontab, every night. I ...
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Nftables rules dissapiered after reboot!

I tried this: iptables -F ip6tables -F sudo nft list ruleset > /etc/nftables.conf sudo service netfilter-persistent save But after reboot when i run nft list ruleset i see nothing. I think ...
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Problem with USB device on Debian

I used to be able to plug my USB headphones in and out without an issue. I occasionally had to use the Sound section of settings to reset the device back to my headphones, but that was it. Today, I ...
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What is a FHS compliant installation dir for vendor-provided binaries?

A software vendor has to create a Linux filesystem hierarchy standard (FHS) compliant Debian package. What installation dir has to be used for binaries? Software placed in /bin or /usr/bin may be ...
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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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Administrative password not accepted

I just finished installing Debian 9.8 Cinnamon and set up a root pwd and my user pwd. Now I want to install veracrypt and it asks me for my administrative password, but the root password doesn't work. ...
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PHP shell_exec to run debian system service

I'm trying to control a system service with PHP's shell_exec function : shell_exec('sudo /usr/sbin/service icecast2 stop'); But the only way I can get it to work is by allowing ALL users root access ...
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Debian netinst.iso - deb and udeb - why duplicate?

I saw there are plenty of similar packages on debian-netinst.iso, in udeb and deb form. A udeb is a stripped down deb; why are there duplicates of full and "slim" versions?
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ffmpeg snap package error in Debian 9: libGL error: unable to load driver: r600_dri.so

I am using Debian 9 with an older Radeon GPU (5450). I am interested in using the snap package of ffmpeg (which is version 4.1) because of some issues I may be able to fix with the newer snap instead ...
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How to configure “https” in same domain for multiple ports?

I have a website(apache web server, ubuntu 14.04) setup http://example.com and configured with ports 1996 and 1980. These links works with http http://example.com/myproject http://example.com:1996/ ...
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Debian 9: Multiple Failures During Startup

Recently I was using my notebook in a normal session when, suddenly, the network interface stopped working. I manually shut down the system (couldn't do it via LXDE neither via terminal) expecting ...
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After updating to nvidia 390.87 black screen on login

I'm running debian las@thinkpad:~$ uname -a Linux thinkpad-nc 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.144-3.1 (2019-02-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux and just updated to the kernel above. I've also updated the ...
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Command to change the port of the audio output device

Here is my machine: ,g$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$P. OS: Debian 9.8 stretch ,g$$P"" """Y$$.". Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.19.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 ,$$P' `$$$. Uptime: 49m ',...
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How can I reduce the LVM space and assigned that reduced space to existing partition?

Had this condition, I really need a space in /dev/vda1, how can I reduce the size of my LVM in /dev/mapper/vg-data-lv_data by 10G and assign those 10G of space to my /dev/vda1 partition ? If it's ...
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All debian main commands broken by glibc

Here is the thing. I'm lost. I downgraded from Debian 10 buster (testing) to Debian 9 stretch (stable) by editing the /etc/apt/sources.list file. I typed : apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get ...
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Debian Stretch apt-get update failure resolving 'ftp.de.debian.org'

Since I have updated debian from jessie to stretch apt-get update fails. Error Message: Err:1 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease Temporary failure resolving 'ftp.de.debian.org' ...
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Apache, Tomcat : Load balancing not working with 2nd server

I am working on load balancing 2 servers which have different domain names. Currently, it's working good for Server1, where load-balancing configuration and 1 instance of Tomcat is present, but not ...
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Non-english font support for chrome | debian

I wasn't able to view any non-english characters in chrome. It just appeared as squares. When I accidentally ranapt-get -t stretch-backports upgrade It somehow got fixed. Now I renistalled the debian ...
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uninstall nvidia driver but keep cuda

Debian 9 System. Cuda 8 was installed via nvidia-cuda-toolkit package. It seems nvidia driver (version 384) was also installed during the process. Now I want to install new nvidia driver (v410) ...
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how to ssh into a lxc-container

I need a user that connects to my host with ssh, which is forwarded into a lxc-container. My solution is: Match User monitoring ChrootDirectory /data/foreign_projects/monitoring ForceCommand lxc-...
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how to force (enable) window decorations on application

I recently needed to join a "Zoom" meeting from my Debian workstation on which I use Fluxbox for my window manager. The Zoom application starts in the upper left corner of my display with no titlebar ...
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mount -t cifs fails with permission denied

I have a Windows 10 share for a particular user. Then I have Debian:stretch in a docker container. I try to mount a shared folder like this: root@b9cda19f784c:~# mount -t cifs -v -o username=...
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Repairing postfix - unable to create /root/mailbox.lock

Because of recent policy changes at our office's ISP (no more SSL or TLS 1.0, only TLS 1.1+), I've had to ditch ssmtp as our mail relay on a Debian 9 workstation. I reinstalled postfix, which ...
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firmware-iwlwifi missing in debian 9

I have just installed debian 9 on my msi laptop. It is the only OS on the computer. While it was installing I had no network access and it stated that it could not find the firmware iwlwifi-3168-26....
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Default file system when mounting a partition

When I attach an SD card with multiple partitions to a Debian computer for example and use the mount command to mount a partition to the file system without specifying the file system type, which file ...
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Apache, Tomcat : Loadbalancing not working, failed to connect with Tomcat

I am working on loadbalancing 2 servers. Both of them are on different domain names. I have configured load balancing for them according. Currently, I am getting failed to make connection. What am I ...