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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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Create a service with a custom command to check status with systemd

I have a script that sets some iptables rules (/bin/myrules). I start it with systemd using this unit file myrules.service: [Unit] Description=My Rules [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/sbin/...
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How to enable or disable Apache modules in a distro-agnostic way?

I usually work with Debian/Ubuntu as a basis for Apache and recently learned that commands like a2enmod MOD or a2dismod MOD are Debian-specific. Is there a global / distro-agnostic way (maybe with ...
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Microsoft's Windows kills Debian grub after each start

I’m experiencing a trouble with my dual-boot windows and Debian ASUS PC. Everything worked fine until a weeks ago when I entered into MS-windows after some months that I didn’t. The PC then booted ...
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How to use free space on USB flash drive after 'dd' of debian installer?

I have an 32GiB USB flash drive. I wrote Debian Live image to USB flash drive by "dd". Now on USB flash drive 27 GiB free space. I want to use this free space.
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How do you open KVM or Whonix Gateway/Workstation in debian 9 command line?

I can start Whonix-Gateway using this command: virsh start Whonix-Gateway However, I cannot open it from the command line. How would I do that without using GUI? Further how does one open the KVM ...
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Trouble installing fuse on Debian stretch Docker image [closed]

I am attempting to fuse a dir in a Docker image using gcsfuse. I am using a Debian stretch image, and having trouble working with the fuse package. I have attempted to install fuse both via apt-get ...
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What is the “official” way to install LPD without CUPS?

I'd like to install LPD (Line Printer Daemon) without installing a full CUPS. LPD alone is much-much-much smaller than CUPS. It's for Raspbian (Debian on Raspberry). In Debian, 2 equivalent packages ...
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Debian 8 Jessie errors on all MariaDB mirrors : Signature by key 199369E5404BD5FC7D2FE43BCBCB082A1BB943DB uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1)

I've inadvertently stepped into "update hell". I updated a number of dependencies trying to install the Gerbera media server. In the process several existing services stopped running, including ...
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fq_codel not working on saturated link?

I'm setting up a test to saturate a link between two machines with a gig router in between them, then run fq_codel on Debian Buster and see if my ping times can improve (what I think fq_codel is ...
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Bash: shell script create variables? [duplicate]

I'm trying to have a bash script create a variable and have the variable persist in the terminal until the terminal closes (not permanently). I thought export was what I needed but it didn't work. #!/...
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How can I use “Ctrl” key as both mod key and for regular tasks like ^A, ^C, ^V, ^L etc. in i3 WM?

I recently installed i3 WM in my Debian-based Linux distribution and it is really good. On the first start of i3 WM, I configured Mod key as Windows key and after some time I changed it toAlt. But ...
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Debian 9: synaptic package manager won't launch from command line

Every time I enter this line: sudo pkexec synaptic The synaptic package manager opens, but always followed by this error message: E: Could not open file - open (2: No such file or directory) E: ...
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What's the best way to restore a deleted file from a package in debian? [duplicate]

/etc/sudoers had been deleted, and I wanted to restore the default file from the package. I tried: apt-get install sudo apt-get install --reinstall sudo apt-get remove sudo && apt-get install ...
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Can't get synaptic package manager to open using debian 9 CLI

Every time I try opening the synaptic package manager using CLI in debian 9 in a MATE environment, using commands like sudo synaptic or gksudo synaptic or export DISPLAY=:0; gksudo synaptic I ...
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GUI fonts not rendering correctly/unreadable in OpenBox,Xorg,Debian but commandline ok

I have just installed Debian 8 (Jessie) and with it revived an old PowerPC, which so far has been a very, say, educational but rewarding experience. Unfortunately, my fonts don't seem to work and ...
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Booting with `cgroup: cgroup2: unknown option “nsdelegate”` prevents any graphics from appearing

I recently updated my Linux 4.9.0-8 debian 6.3.0. However, when I restarted my machine, ended up having the message in the title. Preventing me from accessing the graphical terminal. I can't access my ...
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First character of each line on terminal window not showing

I have just installed Debian 8.11 on my G4 PowerPC, codename jessie. For some strange reason, each line on the terminal screen (aka 'the' screen) has its first character missing. I tried the ...
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Question about info program as described in “Introduction to Linux” by Machtelt Garrels

I'm going through this book to try and learn Linux and hit a few snags in Chapter 2. In case it matters I'm running Debian 9 in a virtual machine. At the part where the author introduces us to the ...
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How to set the mouse acceleration in Debian-XFCE when attempts to do so are ignored?

Debian 9.6, on a Thinkpad W530. Input device: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad It is not hard to find examples for how to do this, but what should I do when all the listed techniques are ignored or fail? ...
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Configuring live-boot and live-config on debian

I'm trying to build a custom debian live CD using Will Haley's article with xfce4 and lightdm as a graphical desktop environment and calamares as a default installer but i can't set the live CD auto ...
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Debian: Noice on AUX devices

Everytime I restart my notebook, an annoying noise starts. The solution I found here is to execute the next command after Debian starts: sudo modprobe snd-hda-intel But this solution doesn't work ...
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Accessing PHPMyAdmin as installed by its distro package-index from the domain of each website

I have a remote machine with LAMP and PHPMyAdmin (PMA). Let's assume this distro is Debian/Ubuntu. If I install PMA via apt install phpmyadmin (which will make it to be installed under /usr/share/...
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Power down hard disk on Debian after timeout

I am trying to migrate my selfmade NAS from a Raspberry Pi (Raspian) to a TinkerBoard (Debian) because that's faster on USB and has Gigabit Ethernet. In Raspian I use hdparm.conf to configure ...
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Install virtual package of specified version

There is a VCS repo that has 2 branches - master and release. There are also 2 Debian packages that are built from these branches - let's say foo for the release branch and foo-master for the master ...
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Can't display the date correctly in a file generated by a cronjob [duplicate]

I'm doing a cronjob task which creates a daily database backup. To desctinct the daily files, I name them as follows: dump- (the current date). The backup operation went well, but the date is not ...
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It takes forever to login

I'm using Debian testing with Gnome. For some reason it takes around a three minutes to login, after I have typed in the password and pressed enter. What could the reason be? I would love to provide ...
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Is there a phpmyadmin equivalent for nginx?

I've installed LEMP (w/ Mariadb) on a Debian 9 (Stretch) on a Raspberry Pi. I've only had experience with Apache before this and phpmyadmin to manage the databases. I can't find tutorials to add ...
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Why did my virtual machine go into emergency mode after reboot?

root@mini2-game1-30001:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 9.6 (stretch) Release: 9.6 Codename: stretch root@mini2-...
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Is there a way to get security updates for wheezy after EOL

I know the best solution would be to upgrade the server after Debian wheezy has reached End Of LIfe in May 2018, but is there a way to continue running an old wheezy instance and get some minimal ...
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Tap activation for touchpad in Debian 9

I am trying to do what the title suggests according to this answer Activate tap to click on touchpad? but the problem is that I don't have a folder /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. Any ideas?
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Debian stretch: Kernel panic hangs Gnome desktop

I was listening to music via PulseAudio when completely out of the blue, desktop suddenly froze with no mouse/keyboard response. Checking syslog around the time of the incident shows loads and loads ...
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re-set xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin default after HDMI monitor standby

Context: Debian/testing on a ASRock B450 with Ryzen 2200G, HDMI monitor. I can set the default audio sink either via /etc/pulse/default.pa or manually with this command: pacmd set-default-sink ...
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Changing PHP's post_max_size and upload_max_filesize with Ansible

Is there a way to change the two famous PHP variables post_max_size and upload_max_filesize in php.ini in a version-agnostic way with Ansible? I didn't find any literature covering this and it seems ...
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Apache2: avahi_entry_group_add_service_strlst(SomeHostName) failed

OS: Debian 10 Buster, upgraded from Stretch, to this date still in testing phase. I am just checking upon how my Apache2 web server is doing and while it is starting since boot, I see some error ...
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what used to lead /bin being full and creation of /usr/bin?

I am and was reading https://lwn.net/Articles/773342/ where the current move of migrating whole lot of filesystem from /usr/$something to simply /usr . Some of the comments again and again comment on ...
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One port is listening with an * and the other is listening with 127.0.0.1 and only the first is accepting remote connections

Please see the attached picture below, and then I will explain: So, I have Solr running which uses port 8983. And as you can see in the screen shot, it's listed as "TCP *:8983 (LISTEN)". And, it's ...
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Debian - USB mouse not recognized by X?

I can't seem to figure out how to properly configure my USB mouse: when I plug it, it simply gives no response, while the touchpad continues to work instead. System informations: Lenovo Z50-70 ...
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Acer notebook freeze / sleep on boot Debian 9.5

When booting Debian 9.5 my notebook, Acer Aspire E5 - 573G sleeps for several minutes before the login screen shows up. It stops after the following lines: [ 10.686470] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: ...
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How are upstream changelogs pulled and shared in Debian?

I know that in Debian you have a watch file which diffs the pristine version of a package with a release upstream (using regexp) and telling if there is a new package release. How are changelogs done. ...
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Boot fails after installing nvidia graphics drivers

Unfortunately I keep running into this issue when trying to install Debian. It occurs after I install the nvidia graphics drivers as per this guide https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers. I am ...
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Sound stopped working on Debian

I've been using debian 9 from sometime, it's been good. But suddenly audio has stopped working. I used headphones, and after that it has stopped working. It is showing popular "Dummy Output" for ...
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Understanding the combination of ufw --force enable

I rent a remote machine with Debian/Ubuntu and desire to filter all ports I don't use through iptables via ufw. The only ports I allow (both with TCP and UPD) are 22,25,80,443. If I understand man ...
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Ansible orchestration for ufw with ufw --force enable

I deploy an Ansible playbook to some debian:stable machines aiming to update package index cache, install ufw and setup it in the Ansible architecture-agnostic and version-agnostic way. - name: ...
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Error connecting to Debian 9 VPS via RDP

I am using A DEBIAN 9 VPS with 1GB RAM and 20GB storage. Soon after I installed it on cloud, I connected to it via PUTTY and there was absolutely no problem. I then upgraded and updated my machine (as ...
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Debug display manager not starting

I am a proud owner of a MacbookPro10,1 (retina). I have installed Debian stable on it and it has been working great so far, until today. If I leave grub untouched and boot in default mode, I see the ...
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System is booting up. Unprivileged users are not permitted to log in yet

Is there a way (other than permit root login on the target machine) to work-around the following: $ ssh 192.168.0.14 user@192.168.0.14's password: "System is booting up. Unprivileged users are not ...
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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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IPsec VPN using linux kernel 2.6

I'm trying to implement mip6d on my laptop using debian9 but I have to downgrade to an older kernel linux (linux 2.6) to install de racoon2 (software that allow exchanges and installs of security ...
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Detect terminal font

I am running Debian live XFCE, and I cannot seem to determine the font used by the Terminal. I went to Edit, Preferences, Appearance and it just says "Monospace Regular". Then I did cat /etc/default/...
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Debian 9. Sound works only ~17sec

I have Debian 9 with Gnome on my Asus A52JT laptop. Sound works well in headphones, but in speakers only first ~17 seconds ~$ uname -a 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.130-2 (2018-10-27) x86_64 GNU/...