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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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Debian and my new AMD Ryzen 2700U (Vega 10) aren't friendly

I was happy with my new laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 2700U and Vega 10 graphic card until I tried to install Debian Stretch. I read a lot about the problems with new Ryzen and old kernels. I can't found ...
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dmesg exceptions on connecting 8TB WD SATA drive

On init of the system under systemd the following output is observed from dmesg. I've included a bit before the exception too for context. fdisk -l does not list the new disk. I connected the drive ...
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Sim Missing Error - Huawei Embedded Modem(Model ME906s-158)

I have a Lenovo thinkpad x260 with a Huawei Embedded Modem(Model ME906s-158). I've been using it with debian 9 sucessfully. Had need to move to Debian 10. Since the move, it stopped working. Tried a ...
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How Do I Extend the Root Partition Backwards

I installed Debian about 5-6 days ago alongside Windows 7 and I've got it running almost perfectly besides a few bugs here and there. Yesterday I booted into Windows and shrunk the C: drive so I could ...
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A strange process called “watchbog” is hogging my entire CPU and I can't get rid of it [closed]

This process that has come out of nowhere is hogging my CPU and I have no clue what it is or how to get rid of it. You can see in the image below what it's doing: What is this process? How can I get ...
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How to create an encrypted partition and how does Linux then decrypt it [duplicate]

I'm still very much in the learning phase of Linux especially for the use in embedded systems. My intention is to create a separate encrypted partition on an SD card, possibly by using dm-crypt. ...
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debian unstable and apt upgrade policies with installed experimental packages

I'm running debian/unstable, in order to build some package I had to upgrade some other package from experimental (namely nvidia drivers version 396 and cuda to build ffmpeg with cuda support). ...
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USB WiFi card is not recognized as network interface

I have Lemaker Guitar board with Debian 8 based OS on it. The board has two network interfaces - ethernet and on-board WiFi chip. I need to use third interface - USB WiFi card. lsusb returns: Bus 001 ...
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startx crashes with no errors

I am having a weird problem trying to run startx on my debian desktop. It crashes and dumps me back into the shell, with no indication as to what went wrong (that I can see). It had worked previously, ...
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Debian Stretch LVM new partiton or volume **Now ssl keys fragged** gui won't load

I have recently purchased a used Dell T710, I installed Debian Stretch 9.6 and proxmox packages. I intend to run some vms. I installed using LVM and let the installer do its thing. I am running a ...
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Debian 9 login loop

I have a Debian Stretch system running kernel 4.18.0-2 stuck in a "login loop": user can successfully authenticate but is immediately dumped back to the login screen. Logging in as root works fine and ...
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Creating an encrypted partition to store private keys [closed]

I am using a BeagleBone Black board running Debian. My intention is to create a separate encrypted partition to store private keys in the internal emmc. The keys are used for SSL communication. The ...
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Why can't root manage Virtualbox VMs created by vboxuser?

My host is running Debian Stretch. I have 3 VMs that are owned by vboxuser, a member of vboxusers group. As root, I cannot get any output from vboxmanage list vms. If I su -s/bin/bash - vboxuser, then ...
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How do I fix Wifi in Debian 9? [closed]

Upon Boot, Debian doesn't show an internet signal. When I click on it, it shows that wireless is "unavailable". I'm on an HP laptop, so I press F12 to try to enable my Realtek internet adapter. I ...
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How to fully upgrade Debian from command line (including release_version)?

I desire to totally upgrade everything in Debian:Stable including the release version, to the newest stable release available: Packages update Packages upgrade D:S minor_version D:S major_version D:S ...
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How to use and setup preseeding

I am trying to get a debian disk to do the following automatically: install debian base configure virtualbox repo and add the repository's key install virtualbox, xserver-xorg*, lxpanel, and slim. ...
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Is the www-data user pre-configured in Linux and Unix systems?

I personally usually use Debian based systems but I ask the following question on the entire *nix family of operating systems. Is the www-data user usually using as the Apache/Nginx already comes ...
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How do I get a 30 minute break while working or doing anything on computers? [closed]

I am running Debian. Many times I get cramped (or something) for being on the computer for to long. Is there a tool which will tell me after 30-40 minutes to take a break? I remember seeing something,...
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How can I correctly display Chinese characters on Debian 5?

When I try to use Chinese chars on a QT application, my pc shows rectangles instead of Chinese characters. My old system is version Debian 5 , I can use Chinese chars in Debian 8. I use the same font ...
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Override package configurations in a custom debian install configuration [duplicate]

I am making an install disc based off of debian to install the base system with this config: slim auto-logins to root; Openbox autostarts lxpanel and virtualbox. I am trying to make this a small as ...
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Install bumblebee on debian 9

I'm trying to install bumblebee on my laptop but i've some problem after the installation.i'm still unable to run something with primusrun. primusrun glxgears -info /usr/bin/primusrun: riga 41: ...
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How to get PulseAudio to automatically start in debian

I've recently installed Debian on my Laptop and for some reason, I never have audio until I type pulseaudio --start into a root terminal. I have tried to get PulseAudio to start at startup in order to ...
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Debian: Updating package with PPA fails with error “gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found”

My operating system is Debian 9.1 with Cinnamon 3.2.7. I installed Audacious (version 3.7.2) from the Package Manager and want to update to the latest released. Per these instructions, I attempted to ...
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Unable to import KVM Whonix images in Debian stretch

Whonix Gateway and Workstation images were untarred in downloads file. When I try to import these images to KVM on stretch version of Debian, following this code: virsh -c qemu:///system define ...
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Steam missing 32 bit libraries libx11-6

I tried to install Steam and some libraries were missing: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libX11.so.6 I could install each one except this libX11.so.6. $ ...
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How to compile a “.pc” file on Debian 9?

I need to compile a Pro*C - .pc file on Ubuntu. So far what I have realised is that I need a Pro*C compiler to translate the Pro*C - .pc file into pure / standard C code.  But I need to have Oracle ...
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/etc/fstab fails to bind mount on boot, but running mount -a works correctly

I'm running a modified WD MyCloud (Gen 1) NAS with Debian 8 (Jessie) installed on it. Due to the nuances of the device, I can't resize the root partition, and am struggling with space on it. To ...
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How to get openssl to work on Debian 9.5

This is my distribution I use root@ci-server:~/temp# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 9.5 (stretch) Release: ...
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How do I install linux “header” files for virtual machines?

I installed virtualbox on my desktop running Debian 9 and I downloaded a virtual machine file that I imported into virtualbox. The problem is when I try to start the VM it tells me to run '/sbin/...
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how to do update a docker container?

I have installed docker and have a container in it. $ docker version Client: Version: 18.06.1-ce API version: 1.38 Go version: go1.10.3 Git commit: e68fc7a Built: ...
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apt update gets stuck on Debian [closed]

I run Linux debs 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-3+deb9u4 (2018-08-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux. sudo apt update fails with: Get:26 http://debian.volia.net/debian stretch/main i386 Packages [7,069 kB]......
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What's the format of the debconf config.dat file?

debconf has a file at /var/cache/debconf/config.dat that contains answers to configuration questions. For example, Name: libpam-runtime/profiles Template: libpam-runtime/profiles Value: unix, systemd ...
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How to check the history of processes

I'm using Debian running on a BeagleBone Black. I have a script which is supposed to execute when the system starts. The script then should run a python script. I add the command to run this script ...
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How to enable hostname resolving in Debian? [closed]

I have installed Debian on a dedicated server. The company that leases this server gave me 3 addresses: DMZ IP Mask Gateway The server cannot resolve hostnames. So when I use ping with IP- it works. ...
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Debian : Iptables rule not staying persistent, getting deleted in sometime

I am working on a Debian stable system and we want to add a rule to allow access for Nagios. Unfortunately, the rule is automatically getting deleted after some time. We are unable to find out what's ...
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Debian 9 (VM) After update GUI applications won't start

I'm running a Debian 9 system in VirtualBox (for development) and updated the system (apt update & apt upgrade). I got the VM provided and it probably hadn't been updated for a while. Anyway, ...
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Can we execute the pro-c file which is compiled on UNIX on Debian 9? [closed]

I have a pro-c file which is compiled on UNIX. The script logins to oracle DB and interacts with DB and update some values there in some tables. We are migrating from UNIX to Openshift Container ...
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What happens if we, recursively, change folder permissions after changing files in it?

What will these below commands actually do? chmod 777 /yoda/htdocs/cups/logs/* chmod -R -f 777 /yoda/htdocs/cups/logs/ When I check the file permissions in ..../logs folder, they are showing as -...
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`locale -a` appears to report locale aliases, not the list of currently compiled locales

Why doesn't locale -a just report the two actual locales on my system? Also why is utf8 reported as the character set rather than UTF-8? In trying to do a Debian dist-upgrade, but I'm getting lots ...
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how to resize / lvm partition

I have a debian linux with this output of df command: root@debian:~# df -Th Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev devtmpfs 973M 0 ...
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Using Checkpoint VPN SSL Network Extender CLI with certificate

I'm trying to use the command line tool from Checkpoint to set up an SSL Network Extender VPN using a certificate (P12) rather than a password. I tried the solution mentioned in getting Checkpoint ...
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How much space does my Debian OS need

I am using a BeagleBone, with 4GB of internal emmc. When I install a Debian image on it from its site and run command df -h , the result is below. /dev/mmcblk1p1 shows that it uses 3.4G of memory. ...
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Will my debian testing become stable version, after new stable version released?

Currently, Debian testing codename is buster, and next-stable will be buster. I have installed Debian testing to keep packages up-to-date. My question is: Will my Debian become the stable release of ...
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Editing multiple iptables rules

i am using iptables to allow certain IPs(users) to allow specific ports. Like so - ACCEPT tcp -- 1.2.3.4 anywhere tcp dpts:4358:4362 So for each IP address I have multiple ...
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Setting the default gateway permanently with Debian:

I am using a BeagleBone board running Debian. To set the default gateway I have to manually type this every time I start it /sbin/route add default gw 192.168.7.1 In order to have this default ...
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Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 64-bit doesn`t detect wireless

I can`t use my wi-fi on my dual boot laptop. In Windows it works perfectly, but in Debian it not. > ip a: 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen ...
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Maitreya 7 error: linked to “config directory /usr/share/maitreya6/”

I am truing to run maitreya_textclient (an application to list astrological information in text mode) and I get the following error: WARN: datadir does not exist Fatal error: cannot open Yoga config ...
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I can't connect my Android Devices to my Wifi Hotspot in Linux Mint LMDE 3

I recently installed Linux Mint LMDE 3 on my PC, all normal until today, when I proceed to configure my Wifi Hotspot, I put the SSID of the network, the password, and the surprise? no device has a ...
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Stability of linux [closed]

I have one "theoretical" question regarding the stability of Linux. Is there a way that somebody verifies it? I recently installed Debian 9 (KDE) and given my experience with other distros, I was ...
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Debian: installed application via flatpak, runs from search bar, missing from cmd line

I have installed razerCommander via flatpak on Debian 9.0. If I press the "windows" key on the keyboard and search for razerCommander, the application appears and runs when clicked (so it functions ...