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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memtest86+ does not boot when I select them in Grub

I installed memtest86+ from the Debian stable repositories; I'm using stretch/stable. However, when I select any of its options from the boot menu, I just get a black screen. I have not added new ...
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Why “systemd[1]: user@65534.service: Killing process”

Some server I recently upgraded to Debian 9 now produce a strange syslog message every day (which got reported via logcheck): Oct 27 06:25:08 foo systemd[1]: user@65534.service: Killing process 12270 ...
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S.gpg-agent.browser not found while adding ppa in debian

I am using debian strech. I try to add repostory for vim with python support , while adding I encountered gpg-agent.browser not found error sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pi-rho/dev [sudo] password ...
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Wifi cuts out after some time

I recently installed Debian on my laptop (after playing around with dozens of distros in VMs for a year or so), and while most everything has gone quite swimmingly I'm having some issues with my wifi. ...
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Making a deb package where dh doesn't build the program

I am trying to make a debian package for my own application, using the PBuilder utility. I cannot use dh, because the build process of my program is very specific. When I compile it, I must run qmake ...
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Configure a freeRadius server with dhcp function

I have installed a freeradius server on a debian machine and it is working correctly. I want to configure my freeradius server to provide IP addresses for the authenticated users! Can any one tell ...
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Replacement monitor not recognized in Debian, unless I “trick it”

I just got a new (to me) 27" monitor as an upgrade to my old 22" Acer (with the hope to eventually do dual monitors). The only way I can get it to work is to boot the PC (Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro ...
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What could cause an ata4.00 error even without any harddrive when installing Debian 9.9 from a live USB?

I have a problem installing (running) Debian9.9 on my system. First my setup: ADATA M2 256G - The destination drive WDC Blue 2T - Data disk Samsung EVO 120G - Windows 10 drive USB SanDisk 16G ...
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Kernel panic after changing CPU and motherboard

I replaced my Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H with a MSI B450 Tomahawk. I replaced my Intel Core i7-6700 with an AMD Ryze 5. I have Debian 9.x on an SSD. I forget the exact version number of the operating ...
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Speakup not working on boot

I'm helping teach a Linux class, and we have a blind student. We're using Debian 9 inside a virtual machine as the students' Linux boxes. We were able to (somewhat) successfully install using speech ...
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How to resize2fs ext4 partition that I shrunk with parted without e2fsck -f complaining of superblock or partition table

Please note that if I resize my partition back to original size with parted, I can then mount my /dev/vda1 partition without problems. But how can I get it to mount it after I SHRUNK it to 8GB? (...
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How can I start nfs-common service in chroot environment?

I'm trying to start NFS client daemon on my Debian 9.3 machine, but it doesn't start with the following message. $ sudo service nfs-common start [FAIL] Starting NFS common utilities: statd failed! I ...
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checkinstall --include option not working

I am successfully able to create a .deb package from source using checkinstall. However can someone help me with why I cannot add custom/additional files to the package created using the --include ...
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Polytonic Greek keyboard not working as described in keymap

On my Debian machine (using Gnome for X), I have it set up to switch between English (US) and Greek (Polytonic) for the keyboards. In the Greek keymap file (/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/gr), I have the ...
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List service as failing only after a certain duration

My Debian systems have unattended-upgrades installed, which installs security upgrades automatically, once per day. I also have a Nagios check that reports whether upgrades need to be installed. In ...
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rctwake : error when using disk option

When I use the below rctwake command, I get the following error : rtcwake -m disk -s 120 rtcwake: assuming RTC uses UTC ... rtcwake: wakeup from "disk" using /dev/rtc0 at Tue Oct 10 16:27:29 2017 ...
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How to set sftp-server permissions and ownership in a shared sftp-folder? (ACL's ?)

I need a specialized configuration for our companys sftp server to be able to exchange files with our customers in a secure way (The server runs Debian Linux 8.7). We need a "customers" folder where ...
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Alternative to adding 'user_allow_other' to /etc/fuse.conf for security?

It looks like for mounting my Android phone I need to add user_allow_other to /etc/fuse.conf. I researched what this does: According to the manpage: user_allow_other Allow non-root users to ...
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Warning about partition offset when installing Debian

I got an error: the partition /dev/sda1 assigned to / starts at an offset of 3584 bytes from the minimum alignment for this disk, which may lead to very poor performance. I want to install Debian ...
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Python 3.4.3 failed to build modules _ssl and _hashlib in Debian Stretch

I try to install python 3.4.3 in my Debian stretch. I followed these steps: cd /opt/ wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.3/Python-3.4.3.tgz cd Python-3.4.3 ./configure make I encountered this ...
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Loss of DNS on BeagleBone Black Debian

We are running a remote application on a beaglebone black in which we regularly report our external ip address retrieved from various external ip services (freegeoip.net, ipinfo.io, various STUN ...
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How can I change the GPG key used in kwallet?

I'm using kwallet on my Debian system with a GPG key. The key I used while setting up the system has now expired. I've already created a new one, which works as expected for mailing etc., but I don't ...
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Prevent systemd from logging status lines to a tty

I'd like to prevent the kernel and systemd from logging boot (service) status messages to a tty. Example output from a Debian Stretch/8 VM: The systemd man page talks about some parameters supposely ...
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How do I use the color palette (FBIOPUTCMAP)?

I am trying to track down the following issue in Debian Jessie on PowerPC. Per bogl-bterm package maintainer the issue is simply that bterm makes uses of FBIOPUTCMAP, see ref here. So before even ...
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Debian packaging: mk-build-deps cannot install particular version of Build-Depends packages

I need to build a project which depends on the particular version of third-party library: ➜ cat debian/control Source: libhole-cpp Priority: optional Maintainer: Vitaly Isaev <isaev@embarce.ro&...
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How to handle Eject action from Nautilus in FUSE filesystem?

I've written a FUSE filesystem in Python and I am having trouble getting it to un-mount properly when I click on the eject button in the Files utility (this is being tested in Debian 8/Jessie). When ...
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How to figure out why Linux crashes

Every so often, my laptop will crash. The screen will freeze, including the cursor, the lock lights (caps lock and the like) will turn off if they were on, though my battery, power, and wifi lights ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux on HP Chromebook 14? USB boot doesn't works!

Following this guide from the debian wiki, I'm tring to install Debian on my HP Chromebook 14 (FALCO). The problem is that, when I choose "Install" in the Debian-Installer's menu, instead of the ...
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USB Mouse Freezing in Debian / KDE // Keyboard OK

Having problems with seemingly random freezes of my Logitech Wireless Mouse in Debian (KDE). With regards to a number of articles out there, I don't have powertop, mouseemu or laptop-mode-tools ...
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How to setup a l2tp VPN using strongSwan

I have found several guides to set up a l2tp VPN using openSwan, but I'd like to use strongSwan because I'm setting up a ikev2 VPN aswell, and I can't do it with openSwan. Do you know if there's a way ...
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Debian: pulseaudio sink volumes syncing?

Running Debian jessie with pulseaudio, sometimes I would use pavucontrol to adjust volumes of different applications at varying levels. Then when I would forget about it and adjust the volume using ...
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Switching from Nvidia proprietary driver to Nouveau driver for Nvidia card on Debian wheezy

I am running Debian wheezy. I have the following Nvidia graphics card installed: GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS. I am currently using the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers. I have the following packages ...
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How do I keep my display output from toggling by itself?

It happens with a Vostro 3550, Debian, Gnome and a Philips 1080p television. As soon as I connect the HDMI it starts toggling output and goes from mirror to just the laptop display to just the TV to ...
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Installing Firefox add-on globally without extracting the .xpi archive

Since the great -install-global-extension option was removed in Gecko 1.9.2 (for no obvious reason, as usual), copying the extension (as root) to /usr/lib/iceweasel/extensions/<appid> is now the ...
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linking problems when installing python module and dependencies as non-root

I want to install a certain (non-public, numerical) python module on a remote (Debian squeeze) system on which I do not have root (or sudo) privileges. As the python-dev package was not installed, I ...
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Debian Squeeze: connect to A2DP (bluetooth) through command line

I would like to turn my Lacie NAS into a A2DP bluetooth source, in order to stream audio to a bluetooth audio sink. The NAS runs Debian Squeeze in a chroot environment, and is connected to a Bluetooth ...
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Realize a multiseat system with a polarized 3D-monitor

Besides playing 3D-material, modern 3D-TV-sets (using polarization technology) offer the possibility of dual-play. While 3d-playback works with different polarization for the left and the right eye, ...
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Beaglebone Boot Fail with ALERT! PARTUUID does not exist

I have tried booting a Linux image in the eMMC through u-boot but it always drops to the busybox shell. As suggested by the busybox shell I double checked the PARTUUID (8fb410a9-01) using blkid, which ...
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Supervising process [xxx] which is not our child. We'll most likely not notice when it exits

Apr 14 15:54:11 debian systemd[1]: nmbd.service: Supervising process 588 which is not our child. We'll most likely not notice when it exits. Apr 14 15:54:11 debian systemd[1]: smbd.service: ...
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Debian 9 Stretch 3.5mm jack not working

Recently, I installed Debian 9 Stretch (dual booting with windows 10 using grub). Everything works fine for now, except my headphones. The PulseAudio 'Volume Control' interface detects my headphones ...
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Failed writes after a while on mounted nfs volume

I have mounted an nfs drive on the machine. I can see it with the following command: $ df -aTh | grep nfs … unrelated volumes … 10.200.30.100:/export/pvc-70..1d nfs4 976M 2.0M 907M 1% /var/lib/...
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how to use 2 framebuffers (/dev/fbx) to display gui and video frame at same time using pygame?

I am working on zybo-7000 and Debian Jessie for my project. I have to make one window with GUI and in the same window, I have to make a small window for the video frame. (please see the picture) I ...
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Why IPv6 connectivity on OpenVPN network failed after short time?

I use OpenVPN TUN network. IPv4 works fine. But I have added support for IPv6. I have a problem with IPv6 connections. IPv6 works fine only for short time. When I ping tun0 IPv6 address on my VPN ...
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Why does Xorg consume 200% cpu

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 system using Gnome3. I had some problems with my NVIDIA drivers when upgrading from 17.04. After a few iterations of purging and installing nouvea and nvidia proprietary drivers,...
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How to stop jbd2 on unmounted filesystem

I need to resize2fs the root partition of an embedded device. Since it doesn't have an alternate boot option, I used an tmpfs, moved and restated everything until I finally was able to umount /dev/...
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Debian does not detect when I put in my headphones

I have a clean install of Debian 9 and everything works fine except that I get no sound when I put in my headphones. In alsamixer, I don't even have the headphones option. I do not have anything in ...
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Debian with exact Keyboard settings as in Windows 10

I use Windows 10 with an English-Hebrew keyboard. I have basically three modes: Switch between lowercase English and Hebrew: ALT+SHIFT. Switch between lowercase English and Uppercase English: ...
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UDP Multicast not seen on PiZero w/ Raspbian

Looking for help troubleshooting my missing UDP Multicasts. Some background... So I finally got an Amazon Echo and was playing with fauxmo on my PiZero to see if Alexa could find my device, but she ...
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Active Directory Windows share folder from Debian samba

This is what I have: Group of computers under DOMAIN.LOCAL and all users provided by Active Directory in Windows Server Debian server Windows AD, DC server What I need: Share a folder from my ...
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How to create a Debian sid chroot from Arch Linux?

I would like to create a Debian sid chroot from my Arch Linux system. I have installed debootstrap from the community repository with pacman. Then I ran: # debootstrap sid $MY_CHROOT http://debian....