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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Keyboard layout not launching at startup after update to Debian 11!

After update to Debian 11 the keyboard layout is not launching at startup. I use the cinnamon desktop environment. I found out that I always have to go to Settings/Keyboard/Layouts and shift the ...
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reading system mails in debian buster

after today update from thunderbird thunderbird --version Thunderbird 91.5.0 I missed my local unix account for system-mails like from apt-listchanges. It seems it is dropped. I know I can read it ...
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Mdadm Raid 5 not starting after reboot (IO Error & Dirty Degraded)

I added a new 3TB Drive to my working Raid5 Array yesterday and left it to rebuild overnight. Today I got the following error in journal: Jan 16 07:49:42 iHugo kernel: INFO: task md0_resync:854 ...
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Adding Windows 10 to the Grub Bootloader

I have the following setup on my computer: a Windows 7 installation which I rarely use anymore on sdb1 94766CBE766CA2AA a Windows 10 installation on sde1 90F8138FF8137328 a Zorin 15 installation ...
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How do I access a VM inside a Linux machine?

I have a Debian machine that hosts a virtual machine / Docker container. I would like to access that container from an outside machine, however it's not just a single port that I need access on, since ...
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Are Debian APT packages not officially supported or acknowledged by application developers?

I want to understand how the APT package is managed in general, considering the following situation I got into today: I was trying to add MongoDB to my Debian machine. apt search mongodb showed good-...
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2 problems in Gnome software

I have 2 problems in gnome software: 1- When Source is on Debian GNU/Linux (deb), gnome software does not show apps' icons, but when Source is on flatpak or snap I do not have the problem. 2- When I ...
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Debian - Rationale for "Recommended" Packages?

Aptitude flagged a package for upgrade recently, and I noticed that a package that was not currently installed was listed as "Recommended." In this case, it was an interesting looking font ...
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Debian kernel version for Raspberry with respect to snap

I have a Raspberry 4B with Debian 11.2 installed. I could successfully install snapd. Trying to run "snap install core" resulted in an error telling that filesystem "squashfs" is ...
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Cant access windows 10 after dual boot with debian 11

I have just installed a Debian 11 in dual boot with a pre installed windows 10 in a dell notebook. To make the dual boot and access Debian, i had to access the UEFI and: 1 - Alter the boot order so ...
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Troubleshooting RS485 comm on Beaglebone black with cape comms2

TLDR: my serial comm (RS485) does not work on the BeagleBone Black. How to fix that? —— Following my previous question which didn't find any solution, I am now exploring the linux side of the ...
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Git is not updating [duplicate]

I am new to linux, and I have just installed git using, sudo apt-get install git-all When I attempted to restore a file after making modifications, I get the following error: git: 'restore' is not a ...
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what does `IgnoredMulti` statistic for Udp in debian linux mean?

I have a Ubuntu machine that is receiving UDP packets by joining a multicast group, occasionally we are getting UDP packet drops. when I am trying to monitor using netstat -s I get the following ...
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can't boot into windows, was removed from grub. somehow

So. I installed Debian on my asus laptop, resized the windows partition, and installed Debian 11(stable). windows was automatically add to grub and everything was good. I apt update && apt ...
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What does degraded mean in htop? [duplicate]

I'm using htop with a custom profile and it says: Systemd: degraded (2/298 failed) where 'degraded' is in scary red bold letters. How can I find out how to know what's happening or what is degraded? ...
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Debian 11 installed but need to connect to Internet

I got Debian 11 installed on my laptop as Standard System Utils. I've been having issues with the network card that I have when installing so I couldn't connect to my network in the installation but ...
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systemd nightmare - ordering my service so it starts at boot and restarts when needed

I can't wrap my head around systemd unit files. Here's my scenario, I have a service called: my.service my.service needs to start sometime after boot, whenever everything else is ready, no rush. my....
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debian 11 Notepad ++ not running after snap install

I am new to linux so I am sorry if this is an easy question. I followed https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-notepad-on-linux however when I go search the applications folder for notepad++ it does ...
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How do I switch desktop environment on Debian 11 if there is no gear button while logging in?

I've installed debian and I included desktop environments while installation. I also checked them with tasksel and it shows them installed: mykola@debian:~ > apt show task-desktop ...
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http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/pkg-gearman/ubuntu impish Release 404 Not Found

Hi I Have a linux server (debian 10 buster) after typing the command: sudo apt-get update for updating there was en error shown : Hit:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease Hit:2 http://deb....
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Debian - Replugging headphones after every reboot

I have the issue that I need to replug my headphones after every reboot otherwise the sound will come out of the PC speakers. This is what I tried: sudo vim /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/...
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Gnome TopBar icons of "stay running" apps like Teams, Discord

I have moved from Ubuntu to Debian, and I am missing a feature. There are apps like Teams, Discord, JetBrains ToolBox... which do not stop when closed, when the user closes them. They still run in the ...
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Log downloaded packages for mirror

We create local package mirrors with debmirror for deb packages and reposync and createrepo for rpm packages. Is there a way to log the names of the downloaded packages and/or overall size and number ...
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Are init scripts not removed after uninstalling packages?

I installed and later uninstalled webmin with Apper years ago. Since I switched to Wayland on Debian11/KDE starting the computer from standby, sessions are breaking all the time (currently once every ...
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mc stopped correctly jumping to found line after debian upgrade in mcedit

So I upgraded from Debian from 9 to 11 & it allowed me to F4 (edit) the file content I was searching for. It used to open the file in mcedit, jump on a specific line & now it doesn't jump to ...
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A virtual machine on Xen server with the operating system Debian 8 is shutting down automatically [duplicate]

A virtual machine on Xen server with the operating system Debian 8 is shutting down automatically every month, the virtual machine has docker installed on it and is running some applications, what ...
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Downloading Logs & DBs as Non-Root User

I am the forever noob to linux webhosting.. and rather than deal with terminal width/height/length issues while hunting errors, I set-up a bunch of bash alias commands on my ubuntu 20.04 local machine ...
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It seems like the debian package manager has been broken. tried so much but can't fix it

It seems like the debian package manager has been broken. I tried every apt related command I know but I can't fix it. When I use apt command to install or remove packages the running command will ...
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Where should I configure DNS in Debian 11?

I'm using Debian 11 (Bullseye). I'd like to use a different DNS server. I found the file /etc/resolv.conf. It looks like this (by default): nameserver 192.168.1.1 nameserver 1.1.1.1 nameserver 8.8.8.8 ...
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Very bad performance, choppy UI

I'm using Debian 11 on a fairly decent hardware setup. Unfortunately I'm seeing some really bad performance - browsing the web feels clunky, opening the Activities menu there are no animations and ...
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A virtual machine on Xen server with the operating system Debian 8 is shutting down automatically every month

A virtual machine on Xen server with the operating system Debian 8 is shutting down automatically every month, the virtual machine has docker installed on it and is running some applications, what ...
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ACPI error (AE-ALREADY-EXISTS) while installing Debian

When I boot up my Debian 11.2 live USB stick it gives me these errors: ACPI BIOS Error(bug) : Failure creating named object[\ADBG], AE_ALREADY_EXISTS ACPI Error: AE_ALREADY_EXISTS, During name lookup/...
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WSL script fails when launched by a Windows shortcut

I have a small script that checks if my rsync backup has completed and if so sleeps my machine. This is on WSL (Debian). #!/bin/bash # if rsync is running, then wait 5 while ps aux | grep -q -e "...
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Extracting video via ffmpeg gives incorrect duration

This is the ffmpeg version I am working with on Debian testing - $ ffmpeg -version ffmpeg version 4.4.1-2+b1 Copyright (c) 2000-2021 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 11 (Debian 11.2.0-12) ...
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Headless debian: Issues connecting to wifi

I am trying to set up wifi with this image on my raspberry pi 4b. I have previously done this with Raspi OS image. However this seems to much harder. Recommendation is to use /etc/network/interfaces.d/...
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Systemctl start not working but service start is working

I am in front of a strange thing on my Debian 10 system. I have custom services but when I try to start it with systemctl start XXXX, the console will never exit and the service is not started. When i ...
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i2c bus not seen on debian

I have a single board computer with debian jessie installed on it. On this board, there is 2 RTC. One that is not backed up that correspond to rtc-cmos and the other one that is backed up and is ...
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Debian stalls at boot: "Freeing unused kernel image (initmem) memory: 2656K"

I am running: ThinkPad T500 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 × 4 Libreboot 20211122 (Coreboot 4.15) Debian testing (bookworm), Linux 5.15.0-2-amd64 (Debian kernel) I did not update Libreboot or ...
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BIOS UEFI mode settings

I want reinstall Debian11 from LiveUSB, in UEFI mode: should I disable in BIOS these two options: "Secure Boot: disabled" and "Load Legacy Option Rom: disabled", apart from set ...
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how to test PEAP-MSCHAPv2 method with eapol_test & freeradius in debian

I created a user bob for testing with no problem. bob's password in clear-text is -> "hello" I added the network to wpa_supplicant.conf: network={ key_mgmt=WPA-EAP eap=TLS identity="...
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Debian 10 "repository does not have a release"

Let me start off by saying I'm relatively new to Linux. My environment is a Debian 10 VM running a Graylog logging service. In an attempt to update Graylog(sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade), ...
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what are tty files for?

Can someone explain me what are the tty files? I can't understand that, using the command : echo 1 > /dev/tty prints to my current terminal the output: 1, but if i try to use echo 1 > /dev/tty0 ...
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How many simultaneous terminal pseudo connections can support my linux server?

My debian distribution has 62 virtual text terminal in /dev/tty. Does this mean that my server can support up to simultaneous 62 ssh or telnet connections? For each connection I note that it created ...
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Blog's URLs not lining up with Debian Wordpress config

I'm having trouble with my current Debian Wordpress configuration. Wordpress has no issue reaching the correct the wp-content directory locally, but the URLs to myblog.com/wp-content/../../ are ...
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Why does debsums show libgcc_s.so.1 as "replaced" and what should be done about it?

On Debian11/KDE debsums | grep -v OK showed /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 as REPLACED. "Replaced" means that "The file has been replaced by a file from a different package." ...
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Debian, docker, macvlan and static IPv6

Problem I am trying to setup a local DNS server (pihole) inside a docker container on my debian 11 server in my home network with a static IPv6, such that I can point all lookups from my router to it. ...
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Debian 11 (Bullseye): man stopped working after upgrade?

After a recent upgrade, man has stopped working, and I can't figure out why. This is my system: # cat /etc/*release* PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux&...
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External Screens (HDMI and Displayport) and External Keyboard (USB) don't work simultaniously after new Debian dual boot installation

I just installed Debian 11 on my Thinkpad as dual boot with windows. In windows everything works fine. In Debian when I first start the device the external monitors remain black but keyboard and mouse ...
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a disk moved from an old computer requires a root user to be mounted, why?

I had a data disk on my previous computer (Debian 9) accessible to me, the user marc. Then I bought a new computer (Debian 10), and the reseller put that disk among others, that was immediately ...
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Debian unbootable after second install

I have debian on /dev/sda, I added a new drive /dev/sdc and installed a separate debian on it, now when it boots the new grub loads and it doesn't have my old debian in it. When I go into the bios and ...

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