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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Can I have a virtualbox disk in another disk partition?

I once tried to install arch linux in my USB stick a while ago, and accidentally wiped my windows [by converting it into lvm2 like that...] [BTW, i was happy though cause, there was nothing precious ...
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How to remove Debian packages which does not belong to current Debian version repository

I try to cleanup a Debian system on which several packages are installed after multiple Debian upgrades, which belongs to different Debian versions. I.e. on a Debian Bullseye system, there are: ...
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Why does alpine seemingly remove messages on exit

I have a rather strange situation. I'm running a dovecot/postfix based mail server on debian. Most of the time everyone accesses the server using IMAP from their thunderbird/outlook clients, but for ...
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Focus the first Window Where pcmanfm is Running

From the command line, what is the best way to locate the first window where pcmanfm is running, and then give that window focus? pcmanfm does not showcase it's application name on the title bar of ...
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Container with persistent filesystem

how to get docker container almost as a VM ? I mean I need to have debian or ubuntu with persistent filesystem (every file needs to stay after reboot / reload (especially /home/ /etc/* /var/* ) I ...
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Port a linux distribution on risc-v architecture

I want to port a Linux distribution that is not yet ported to risc-v architecture. I dont have much knowledge about porting but i know about risc-v ISA(Instruction set Architecture). I want to know ...
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Setting Default Applications without a Desktop Environment

Since Awesome Window Manager is mainly a window manager, and not quite a full desktop environment, I don't know how to manage the concept of default applications. Without a desktop environment ...
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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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