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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How to keep USB device (action cam) from going to sleep?

I've got an action cam (iON Air Pro Lite WiFi). It uses an SD card and can be connected to the PC via USB cable. It comes with only Windows and Mac support. However, once connected via USB and turned ...
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How to make xdg-open follow mailcap settings in Debian

tl;dr: In Debian xdg-open (through xdg-mime) does not follow the mailcap specifications used by run-mailcap which I prefer to use. Is there some systematic way to make xdg-open follow the mailcap ...
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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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Enabling 3D acceleration in Debian stable

I installed Debian Wheezy on my daughter's desktop computer. It has Intel i5-4570 (Haswell) CPU and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics chipset. No discrete graphics card. I'm unable to enable 3D ...
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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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How to repair Colors problem in Chrome

Black colors and shadows in videos on Google Chrome have a problem, I don't know how to phrase this problem in words properly so watch these screenshots from the same video on same pixels (360p) using ...
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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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HDMI monitors not correctly detected after suspend if laptop lid closed

When my Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop is on, the monitor plugged in the HDMI port is correctly detected. Unplugging the monitor also works as expected. However, when waking up from suspend by briefly ...
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Kswapd using >90% CPU. What is it doing?

I have run GNU/Linux since 0.99, and it is only in the most recent years that I have seen kswapd use any serious CPU-time. In ye olde days the swapsystem would be waiting for the disk and hardly use ...
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How to run docker inside android chroot

I have debian stretch installed in arm64 android phone in chrooted environment. I have installed docker-ce following these steps from here. On starting docker :: systemctl start docker returns this ...
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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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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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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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Simultaneous wlan0 & wlan1 access points (via hostapd)

I am trying to set up 2 wireless access points from linux device (Debian Jessy). Both AP's should work simultaneously & share Internet connection (as shown below). _____ ___________ ...
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Grub won't boot from GPT RAID (gave up waiting for root device)

I'm having problems with booting a Debian 8 system on which I migrated the root partition from a single hard drive to a RAID1 (mdraid). On every boot, I get the following grub error: Gave up waiting ...
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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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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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Issues with connecting to open WiFi network via /etc/network/interfaces

I've previously been able to connect to an open WiFi network on a BeagleBone with a WiFi dongle by adding the following to /etc/network/interfaces: auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 # For automatic ...
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Debian: How to resolve relocation error?

I am running Debian 7.1. I tried to apt-get install -f, and messed up. All command line returns ln: relocation error: /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libc.so.6: symbol _dl_find_dso_for_object, version ...
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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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Why is 'steal' time gradually increasing?

I'm tracking CPU usage on a VM on a lightly-loaded host. Everything appears to be functioning normally on all the VMs, but collectd is reporting a gradually increasing 'steal' time: The actual steal ...
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Mounting nfs4 partition over ssh tunel

I am following this manual on how to mount an nfs port over an ssh tunnel: https://blogs.oracle.com/shepler/entry/tunneling_nfs_traffic_via_ssh I need this because I want to mount an nfs partition ...
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Bluetooth keyboard not showing up in /dev/input

I've just installed an Apple Wireless keyboard on a Debian system. I used this guide and only console tools — no X on that machine yet. The keyboard works fine. Now I want to remap a right Cmd key ...
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How to create a fake inotify event on debian?

I have a dedicated box running minidlna on Debian sourcing media files from a shared cifs drive. When I add a new file to the share not using the midia box, minidlna does not recognize the new files ...
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How to build and publish binaries for multiple Debian/Ubuntu distributions?

For a proprietary piece of software I'd like to build and publish multiple versions of software for multiple distributions. E.g. 1.0, 1.1 and both versions for squeeze, wheezy and precise. The builds ...
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Need More Information About KDE Job Notification

I installed Debian 7.2 on a new laptop a couple of days ago, and now I'm getting a strange job notification every once in a while. It just says the following: Source: https://some.important.web.site....
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Virtual Wireless Access Point

Basically, I want to be able to connect to a wireless network from my laptop. Then, I want my virtual machine to acquire internet access via a bridged connection from ETH0 of the VM to the host’s ...
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Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everything's work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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starting hostapd fails — ACS: Unable to collect survey data

I'm on a jessie on an embedded device, trying to set the WLAN into AP mode. When I try # /usr/sbin/hostapd -P /run/hostapd.wlan0.pid /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd....
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HowTo: Add virtual Monitor with Nvidia proprietary driver

I wanted to ask if anybody has an idea to add a virtual monitor with Nvidia proprietary driver. Previously I used an Intel card with this solution, which worked fine: Add VIRTUAL output to Xorg . Now ...
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Does Debian kernel supports hwe?

So recently faced some issues, that HW transcoding is not working on Debian 9.11. Having E3-1275v6, that has iGPU. I know, that for Ubuntu, there is a 'special' kernel that needs to be installed(...
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Debian - unattended-upgrades: environment variables

I need to set environment variables for unattended-upgrades: Packages that attempted to upgrade: msodbcsql17 Package installation log: Log started: 2019-10-28 06:51:03 apt-listchanges: Reading ...
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Emacs via X: how to use better rendered true type fonts?

I have attached a screenshot of Emacs 24.5 running in X-Quartz in a Debian VM. Does anyone know how to configure Emacs to use the better rendered Andale font? For instance, with rendering like the ...
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Overriding OpenSSL CipherString at a more granular level in Debian 10?

In Debian 10, the upgraded OpenSSL package has more secure defaults (per https://wiki.debian.org/ContinuousIntegration/TriagingTips/openssl-1.1.1) which causes problems for some of my existing ...
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How to run Debian Buster on Wayland?

I have a fresh install of Debian Buster and everywhere is written that Buster is comming with Wayland as default. So I would like to give it a try, but I cannot find it :-) I have discrete Nvidia card,...
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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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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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How do I work out which process/service/program is sending systemd dbus messages?

Currently my systemd journal is filling up with messages of the form: Feb 01 16:40:31 host systemd[1]: Got message type=method_call sender=:1.58666 destination=org.freedesktop.systemd1 object=/org /...
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Logitech MX Master won't stay Connected to Debian Stretch

To preface this, I owned this mouse for over a year now and have used it with no problems on this same hardware with different Linux distros (Fedora, Arch, Manjaro). It was not until I installed ...
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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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Touchpad buttons do not release after press (Debian Gnome and others)

I use a Sony Vaio Tap 11 (Intel based tablet) with Debian Gnome, but experience the same issue under Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora etc. . This tablet has a radio keyboard with touchpad and two buttons ...
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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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Wrong predictable network interface name in Debian

My internal onboard PCI intel 7265 gets a human name wlp2s0 However I have a USB ALFA AWUS036NHA (Atheros 9271L) card that is named as wlx00c0ca97323e, instead of (e.g wlp0s20u1). sudo udevadm test /...
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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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i915 Intel Skylake: System-freeze after wake up from hibernate (suspend to disk)

The problem is that very often (not always) after I supend to disk (hibernate) and try to wake up the machine using the power button, the display freezes and nothing more is happening, it just hangs ...
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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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