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 install VirtualBox in Debian 8?

So, I have been crying for hours over this. I have been trying to install virtual box 5.0 in 64-bit Debian Jessie, and for the life of me can not figure it out. I have tried installing it from .deb, ...
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How do I configure my server to stay hidden unless it receives correct password?

The server is supposed to silently ignore any requests (including ping) unless it receives correct credentials with initial request. Nobody else can tell that the host even exists. I am talking about ...
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Fail2ban consuming lot of bandwith

I have a raspberry pi on which I have a nginx and a ssh server, I have installed iptables and fail2ban in order to limit the attempts of ssh connection. The problem is that it seems that fail2ban ...
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Debian TUI to GUI

I have a console-only version of Debian (latest one). Is there any way to upgrade to the GUI without having to reinstall the whole system?
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Use IP tables to port forward behind a router?

Is it possible to use IP tables to port forward behind a router? My setup is thus: I have a Raspberry Pi running a small website on port 80, and a beefier computer running a Minecraft server on port ...
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Editing files in debian before installation

I am having problems installing debian on virtualbox. The installation step fails when trying to configure packet manager. The guy in the following post had them solved by editing a certain file ...
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Safe to use this repository in a production environment?

I need to know if it would be safe to add this repository to a server in production? deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free testing is in the location.. so I'm not sure if ...
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Bind9 shared libraries: libbind vs libdns?

There are two packages libbind and libdns packaged by Debian, they're both described as, The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) implements an Internet domain name server. BIND is the most ...
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How to let a specific group have read-access to systemd's journal?

How do I grant read-only permission to somegroup to read the system journal? (I'm on Debian10 buster). $ journalctl Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other users and the system. ...
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Debian - ssh Does Not Run On Boot

I'm finding this by using the command systemctl status ssh, and I get a report of (dead). My networking seems to be fine as ping 8.8.8.8 gets responses. Somewhere online I saw a similar problem where ...
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How to build openconnect-gui? [closed]

In OS Windows I used openconnect-gui. After I changed the OS on Debian, I didn't find a version for Debian and I don't understand how to build openconnect-gui for Debian.
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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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how to boot from external hard disk with ubuntu installed? [closed]

i've made a bootable ubuntu 17.10 USB in order to install it on my external HDD, the installation had been completed successfully and i got the ubuntu system in my external HDD, the issue is that i ...
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What are the Hardware requirement for Debian Linux Kernel 3.16 for PPC architecture? [closed]

We have an Embedded System which is running on Debian Linux Kernel 2.6-2.6 [PowerPC Architecture]. Would like to upgrade the Kernel to 3.16. What are Hardware Requirements?
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Cannot scroll terminal in Debian

I have a Debian Virtual Machine running on VMWare Pro 15. The problem is my laptop doesn't have a separate Page up and Page down key it resides under the 9 and 3 key of my keypad. When toggling ...
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Problems with external hard disk

I can't overcome a problem I have with my hard disk! I don't know if it is the right section, but the problem I have started suddenly while I was copying files on Debian. The problem is that my ...
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Booting with Debian & iMac 4,1 — screen glitches out while booting [closed]

Our iMac 4,1 (early '06 edition) was getting obviously long in the tooth, due more to the changes to the Internet and lack of further updates than anything else, so I thought it might be a nice ...
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Debian unable to locate packages php [closed]

I just started to explore debian for the first time, and wondered if anyone knew anything about the "unable to locate packages" I get this error when I am trying to run ./installer.sh (a file) E: ...
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Shell script does not run java, wrong parameters

I wrote a program in Java, which uses the RXTX serial port, so I had to include an additional library. At first I ran it from SSH, and it was working properly. After that, I was running some test ...
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How to automatically .tar a directory once it's moved to a folder [closed]

I need an .sh shell/bash script that will automatically tar a directory with the same name of the directory when I move the target directory into another directory (destination directory), So for ...
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fail2ban not blocking right away

I set up a fail2ban system on my server to restrict SSH access. It works fine, except that after entering the username on the unit, if I enter the password incorrect 3 times (my maxretry value), it ...
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How to view all unregistered files and directories of etckeeper (basically .gitignore)?

From here I learned that etckeeper doesn't exclude files via the usual .gitignore file. How can I view which directories and files are excluded from it? I'm using Debian 9.1 with KDE.
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GUI terminal won't open

I am using the i3 window manager on Debian Stretch and for some reason I can't open a terminal via Alt+Enter or dmenu. I have tried the default terminal and gnome-terminal. I have also tried removing ...
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WiFi stopped working not Debian 8 [closed]

I'm using Debian 8 and WiFi has stopped working. When I look for the networks by the gnome it appears that there are no available networks, I've tried a lot but it does not work again. ifconfig <...
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Should I use legacy BIOS for Debian or get a new mainboard? [closed]

So here I found out that my mainboard B250 PC MATE is apparently not working with non-Windows operating systems with UEFI* and now I'm wondering whether it would be better to get a new mainboard or to ...
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How to take tarball of directories with circular symlinks?

I create a backup by the following command as root (TODO right? because roaima observes that this can cause a complication) in a directory tree which has circular symlinks in some directories; those ...
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How to upgrade my g++ to 5.3 or 6

I am on Debian 7.9 and this question may seems very familiar to you, I have also seen some links, but when this was answered the GCC-5 was in testing place they suggested it as a work around, since we ...
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Autostart bash script, debian 8 [closed]

Bash script #!/bin/sh xflux -l 55 -g 37 How autoboot it precisely in debian 8? I.e via "Startap Application" command gnome-terminal -e /path_to_script/script.sh Doesn't work
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Extended permissions - after set acl, group cannot write [closed]

I want to use setfacl to set permissions to dir for the users group. I do something like this: mkdir /Employee chgrp employeers /Employee setfacl -m d:g::rwx /Employee And now, when I try to create ...
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How to install kernel 4.4 on debian testing?

Hello can someone tell me how to install kernel 4.4 on current debian testing ? I have a bug that might be solved by the kernel 4.4 so I want to give it a shot but can't find the name of the package ...
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cannot “grep abc *” in “/lib/systemd/system” on Debian 8 Jessie

On Debian 8 I cannot do the following command in /lib/systemd/system: root@foo:/lib/systemd/system# grep abc * grep: invalid option -- '.' Usage: grep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]... Try 'grep --help' ...
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Why in booting prompt characters become suddenly bold?

I run debian jessie 8.0, when I turn on the pc my booting prompt become dark for a moment and then all the characters become bold. Is it normal? How can I change the appearence of booting prompt?
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How do we remove installed packages in damnsmalllinux distribution(debian)?

I'm currently running damnsmalllinux distribution and I want to remove certain packages from the desktop like the beaver but I can't locate package to in /etc/init.d/ to remove How do I remove the ...
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Fix grub v2 bootloader configuration on running debian

We have a server running Debian Wheezy. It is connected to a UPS, that's why it basically never went down for years and we never noticed that the grub v2 bootloader could not load the correct kernel ...
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Show server processes in debian 7

someone who can take me out, please... I have a server were 7 and want to see exactly which process runs at a certain time, for example:: Every day at 3:00 am.
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Configure distant terminal behaviour

I just installed debian 7 on a VPS, created users, configured ssh ..etc The problem is that the terminal application changed its behavior just after connecting with my new username: Autocompletion ...
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iptables advice with upd ports blocking in debian linux [closed]

please advice: I add next iptables rules: iptables -I OUTPUT 2 -p udp --dport 53 -j ACCEPT iptables -I OUTPUT 2 -p udp --dport 1700:1750 -j ACCEPT iptables -I OUTPUT 3 -p udp -m udp --dport 1812 -j ...
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Gifsicle on CentOS? x86_64

I am trying to install Gifsicle on my server which is CentOS x86_64. I do not know which package to use or how to install it. Can someone with experience help me out? http://www.lcdf.org/gifsicle/
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Shared library built on Ubuntu with -ljpeg doesn't work on Debian

I am making a shared library using C language. This lib has a dependencies from libjpeg and X api. I am building it on Ubuntu 18.04 OS and to build it I use the following command: gcc mycode.c -o ...
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I have filled with zero sdc and can't login at gui

When I tried to format to default my usb thumb ( /dev/sdb ) by mistake I have filled /dev/sdc with zeros with the next command: dd if=/etc/zero of=/dev/sdc My last device added was the thumb, so I ...
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Wireless network card (Qualcomm Atheros AR9227) slower in Linux (Debian) than Windows 10

a few months ago I dual booted Linux (Debian 10 Buster with KDE Plasma) and Windows 10. Everything seems to be working correctly, except for my wireless network card (Qualcomm Atheros AR9227). It's ...
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ftp: connect : Connection refused error in Debian

I'm new to virtual machines. I'm trying to connect metaploistable machine from debian machine through ftp. But my Debian machine is refusing to connect. The following image shows the commands typed ...
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Error Libpcap library version >= 1.0.0 not found. get it from http //www.tcpdump.org

I am trying to install snort on my debian 9 virtual machine according to the following link. https://www.vultr.com/docs/how-to-configure-snort-on-debian?fbclid=...
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What is snap ? Snap “classic” that do not work and ist unable to install notepadqq, a simple text editor?

On Debian 9 I try to install notepadqq that have the features of notepad++ I like a lot. Like everyone in the response of notepadqq download page, I cannot install it properly. The cause is a tool, ...
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Unable to install Debian in RAID 1

I have configured hardware RAID 1 in LenovoThinkStation p520c with Debian 9.9 . I have installed debian in RAID 0 it works well . But while installing in RAID 1 it says no operating system found even ...
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Debian Jessie vs. Jessie (security) [duplicate]

I would like to know what is the difference between Debian Jessie and Jessie security, as on Debian's website they seem to be different versions of the Debian Jessie OS. Am I right? I cannot find any ...
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I'm not receiving anything in my inbox I set up using ISPConfig. How do I fix this?

Before I upgraded to Debian Stretch, I had to manually install ISP-Config and adjust a bunch of other things before I could even install it. Now, when I went to check for a new version to run on ...
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Debian Testing not booting fully (display manager not loading)

Every time I boot my (fresh) Debian install with gnome-core with a couple of the packages added that come with gnome. I installed Debian without a desktop environment which boots and reaches the login ...
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What key combination to enter into console mode at boot time ? [Debian 9]

Using Debian 9.8. I encounter some troubles with some packages installation. Synaptics package manager offered me to do an upgrade and I accepted it, making my computer freezing at login screen ...
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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 ...