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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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Old ATI Video Card on Debian 8 - Xpress 200 - model: 1150

Well, my problem is very complicated, I've an old machine (Dell Vostro 1000) where I'm using Debian 8 with XFCE. This machine have an integrated video card (ATI MOBILITY RADEON XPRESS 200 - Model: ...
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How to get transparent drive or folder compression for Ext4 partition used by Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint?

I know of the following transparent drive compressions on other operating systems: MS-DOS 6.22 Doublespace (configured by autoexec.bat or config.sys) Windiws XP/7: Drive Compression (configured by ...
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How to make TeX Live fonts available?

I am running Debian and I have installed the package texlive-fonts-extra which contains the Adobe font SourceCodePro: # dpkg -S /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/adobe/sourcecodepro texlive-...
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How do I download libappindicator1?

I want to download discord-ptb-0.0.29.deb on my Chromebook (it has Linux, Debian GNU/Linux 11 \n \l to be exact), but it met me with this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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apt cache for live build

How can I cache all internet files when building with live-build? lb config --cache true --cache-packages true --cache-indices true does not work (see the last section of the build script and log). ...
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nmcli not showing connections

I am new to linux and was trying to configure me system, I wanted to use https://github.com/ericmurphyxyz/rofi-wifi-menu, but saw it was not showing any connections. When I enter nmcli I get this lo: ...
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Ethernet not being detected from USB 2.0 adapter

I am trying to connect to the internet with Debian Sid and kernel 4.16-rc4 on my Wii U. It recognizes the USB 2.0 device when I plug it in, but when I connect the ethernet cable to the device, it ...
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Realtek ethernet driver disabled both my ethernet and internet drivers without installing new ones

I have a Debian 12 system that I always connect with an ethernet cable. I saw that it wasn't running at its advertised speed (~100 Mb/s vs. 500Mb/s), so I tried to install its driver from the ...
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Difference in live usb and base

I have booted into the official Debian live USB with debian-live-12.5.0-amd64-gnome.iso. I have changed a few settings (for example, enable touchpad's tap-to-click in system settings and Firefox's ...
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systemd "wants" directory for a custom target; does not seem to work as expected

I create a "target" in /etc/systemd/system that is very simple sp-example.target [Unit] Description=SP Example Target [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target I then create a directory called /etc/...
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How to configure Debian Gnome and VNC for full desktop?

I am attempting to set up an AWS EC2 Debian 9 instance using this image. I have the image up and running and can connect via VNC using 'tightvncserver'. My problem is exactly the same as described in ...
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apt-get update for Debian Stretch to Buster upgrade fails?

I just updated Jessie to Stretch now trying to move to Buster. /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main non-free contrib deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates ...
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Upgraded from Debian Jessie to Stretch but php -v still shows using 5.6.40?

The webpage at https://wiki.debian.org/PHP says Stretch should be using PHP 7 but after I upgraded from Jessie to Stretch typing: php -v at the command line says it's still using 5.6.40 How do I use ...
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Custom nexus apt repository setup causing error

I have a hosted apt repo configured in Sonatype nexus which I am trying to configure in my local Debian machine. /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cust-repository.list file: deb [trusted=yes] https://...
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What happened to Tesseract's "Math / equation detection module"?

I am INCREDIBLY new to coding but I was able to get Tesseract to run via a Python script on my Windows machine to turn non-searchable PDFs into searchable ones. When downloading Tesseract onto windows,...
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Bluetooth audio crackling sound

I'm using a Thinkpad E14 under Debian 12 with KDE Plasma, and listening to music through bluetooth in A2DP. When I use a large bandwidth of Wifi (streaming video, or uploading/downloading files) the ...
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opening a terminal with a command on startup in debian

I have an application which is an object file (obtained from a c source code). When I run this application from the terminal it works fine. I want to run this application on system start up. Since ...
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How to specify .deb package is platform-specific but for any platform?

I am building a custom package for Debian which I then intend to deploy to other machines. To keep things simple, I'm just installing the .deb file directly with dpkg -i. According to the Debian ...
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radeon errors: GPU lockup: ring 0 stalled for more than x msec

I have newly installed machine with Debian Buster. The GPU is radeon FirePro W2100. After couple of hours of use, the machine suddenly freezes, the display switches to "white noise", and machine is ...
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How to resolve a systemd-nspawn container?

I have a nspawn container: root@nomad-02:~# machinectl list MACHINE CLASS SERVICE OS VERSION ADDRESSES debian container systemd-nspawn debian 11 192.168.88.171… 1 machines listed....
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PHP memory_limit is not updating for any user, only for root under Debian 12

I have a Debian 12 system, where I use PHP in cli mode. In /etc/php/8.2/cli/php.ini I set the memory limit: memory_limit = 1024M If I query it with root, it shows me the right value. But if I use ...
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AH00141: Could not initialize random number generator

I tried to upgrade my debian system from buster to bullseye and messed up everything. I cant start apache2 and proftpd. When I do apachectl configtest I get the following error message: (38)Function ...
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How to regex/escape backslash in Debian (Gnome) Text Editor?

In Gnome's Text Editor (gnome-text-editor aka gted from the gnome-text-editor Debian package), I cannot get replacement of starting lines (-) at newlines by \item. I escape the item but does not work....
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Access Point using NetworkManager only allows 6 devices to connect

I've a Raspberry Pi running Debian 12 (bookworm) and have set up an access point with the following command: sudo nmcli con add type wifi ifname wlan0 mode ap con-name MY_AP ssid MySSID \ ...
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Is there a way to find out which process is writing to a file on a server with restricted permissions?

Let's say I have a file named "app.log" and I want to find out which process is writing the log, but I have restricted permissions, I have tried the following: lsof /path/to/file, which I ...
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iptables does not generates log

I have this script make_firewall.sh with rules for iptables: iptables -F iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -s 127.0.0....
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Problems with apt-listchanges after python upgrade (Debian)

After a Python 3.8 installation several problems arose with pip3. Since there was some conflict with a broken Anaconda, I reinstalled Anaconda and then I managed to fix it. But now apt-get seems to ...
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Debian/Ubuntu: Change touchpad sensitivity

I want to change my touchpad sensitivity on Debian (or its derivative like Ubuntu, etc.). How can do it?
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Installing libqt4-dev in Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)

I need Qt 4 for installing a software in debian bookworm. I believe I can install Qt 4 by 'sudo apt install libqt4-dev'. I wanted to know if there are any risks to it. I don't think that would be the ...
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USB device not recognized on Debian and missing /dev/ttyUSB

I am quite new to Linux. I have two BeagleBone Black PCs with Yantrr Vayu2 4G modem, running on Debian 10. I am connecting to the internet using the PPP protocol and rnet. On the first PC everything ...
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How do I make Debian's greeting look more like Ubuntu's?

I want my Debian greeting to show me how many updates are available, like what happens in Ubuntu. Debian greeting: https://i.imgur.com/eJ0UsxU.jpeg Ubuntu greeting: https://i.imgur.com/t0r8nzr.jpeg
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lsblk shows non-existent md partitions after reboot

I'm getting weird behaviour while setting up an mdadm RAID1 array on debian 8.2. After I set-up the array, lsblk shows: simon@debian-server:~$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE ...
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How to abort installation of an uninstallable package with debian packaging

TLDR I issued a dpkg -i PACKAGE of a newer version of PACKAGE from a newer version of the distrib. It depends on a new libc6 package, thus it failed installing. Now the package blocks the whole apt ...
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AWS VPN Client on Ubuntu (18.04 — 23.04) and Debian (8 — 12, sid): Unknown error ocurred

I've tried to launch AWS Client VPN on all Ubuntu releases, starting with 18.04 and up to 23.04 an everywhere I got Unknown error ocurred. Try again.. I've tried to launch it on all releases of Debian ...
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Switch tabs in Debian installer over serial console with PuTTy

I'm currently trying to install Debian on a system with no video output. All I have is serial console. I know how to get it started and all, and even made it install automatically with a preseeded ...
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Debian 12 - Unable to login using my key, and still able to login using password, but this is disabled

I successfully upgraded a Debian 11 to Debian 12 A single strange thing is happening I have a conf to override some settings I disabled root login Moved to port 1122 Disabled auth using password ...
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update-grub on Debian 11 fails

I am trying to update the GRUB config on a Debian 11 VM. I was using the update-grub command, but this doesn't seem to work anymore. I also tried grub-mkconfig > /boot/grub/grub.cfg command, which ...
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Systemd service fails with exit-code 2: Start request repeated too quickly

I created a ClamAV on-access scanning systemd service, to be permanent so that I can enable, start and then leave it, without having to touch it again. I can manually start the service, and it works ...
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phpmyadmin doesn't work after installing php5-mysqlnd

I am currently running into some problems with phpMyAdmin. I set everything up correctly and made sure everything worked. Then later after some developing on some pages I noticed I couldn't execute ...
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persistant default route on debian 9

I have three interfaces on a Debian 9 box. I need to set the default route permanently for the entire system. I have attempted to add it in different ways to the /etc/network/interfaces file, but ...
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Unable to Connect to VNC Server Using SSH Tunnel

I have a Linux server running xtightvnc on Ubuntu 18.04. Using my laptop, I am able to establish an SSH tunnel connection using PuTTY on Windows and establish a connection to vnc through localhost:...
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Failed to Install Grub. Fatal Error

So, earlier I had Windows 7 on my laptop. I deleted all the Partitions and I think deleted the efi paritition too(which maybe shouldn't be deleted?). I boot into LM on my Live Disk and automatically ...
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How to mark "not fully installed" apt-get package as "successfully installed"

I have installed Debian 7.4 on my Iomega ix2-200 NAS, following this blog. The ix2-200 is running an ARM Marvel CPU and has a 128 MB NAND flash memory. The flash contains an initramfs image (uInitrd) ...
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SDDM freeze when switching users on Debian fresh install

I have an issue with sessions switching in Debian/KDE plasma (problem with SDDM I think?). I've been using Ubuntu for years but I don't know much about the details of how Linux works. I installed ...
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how to reverse console colours, to have black letters on white screen?

How to reverse console colours, to have black letters on white screen? tput rev kind of works, but only the background where some characters are is white, the rest of the screen remains black, which ...
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How to trigger KDE trash cleanup?

I have enabled auto-delete files older than 30 days in Dolphin trash settings. See https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kio/kcontrol5/trash/. However, the check seems never to happen. 1+ year old files ...
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Debian Dpkg: error processing python package

I'm using Debian GNU/Linux 9.13 (stretch). I have a recurring problem to do any installation that has dependency on python. An example is when I use: dpkg --configure -a And I have the error (at the ...
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How to reinstall / repair Debian after a failed upgrade?

I followed this wiki tried to upgrade Debian 10 to 11 then 12, but for some reason some part messed up the system and now it can't boot (kernel panic) and entire system is messed up: no apt available, ...
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Creating .deb with systemd service but without SysV init scripts

I'm trying to add a systemd service file to an existing Debian package. I followed https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/pkg-systemd/Packaging, so I created debian/packagename.service. Because my debhelper is ...
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Disable KVM Kernel Module while its still in use

In order to run a virtual machine, VirtualBox tells me to disable the KVM kernel module. I googled around and found out that KVM is included in the qemu-*-packages, but none of them is/was installed ...

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