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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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tty works, but cannot run programs

So, I went poking around at /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyUSB0, trying to get some ham radio accessories working, and broke it. ttyS0 controls the radio transmission, and if I run cat /dev/ttyS0 as the ...
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Running a script on power off needing wireless network

I am trying to run a script that rsyncs a directory from one linux box to another on shutdown. I thought I had it working but all my tests were on a box connected via a wired connection. When I tried ...
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Old IPv6 address does not disappear using another router

My computer connects to a router via an ethernet cable. I have then an global address IPv6 for example : a::face/64. Here is my network configuration at the auto-configuration mode : auto eth0 iface ...
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Run multiple applications in Wine

Am I missing something? I have a Debian Server set up with wine installed (Gnome desktop). I have a directory called /home/user/apps in here I have my windows exe file 1500.exe From the desktop I ...
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LMDE2 does not work on my laptop after being installed from Live CD/DVD

I have installed LMDE 2 on my Samsung laptop and when I try to start the system, I get this: I have to insert the LiveCD in order to start the system. When I finally use the LiveCD, I can see the ...
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Linux network authentication issue

I know this is a lot more on the networking side than it is Linux, but I'm only having this issue on my computer. Everything else connects just fine. What's going on is I have a router in one room (...
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How can I diagnose a mono service terminating unexpectedly?

I've written a .net 4.0 mono service and am hosting it on a Raspberry Pi. It runs on system startup via a .sh file which has the following code: cd /var/supernovaServer mono-service -l:/var/...
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install apache 2.4.17 or later for debian 7.9

Is there a simple way to install apache 2.4.17 or later for debian 7.9? I need for http2 but debian 7.9 installs only apache 2.22
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Debian 8.0 minimal IPtables Persistent not loading on boot

For my company we are working on a phone system that is running on a Debian 8.0 minimal VPS hosted at Wable.com. Everything was working great until some of us had some home network changes and the ...
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systemctl not works for own daemon

I have a problem with starting own daemon program using systemctl in Debian (deamon has wirted in golang if this have any meaning) I created file in /etc/systemd/system/tcp-server.service . His ...
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How to properly apt-pinn (by defaulting packages to our main release)

I noticed couple of days ago that all these years I've been using apt very, very wrong. My intentions have been sticking to the release I'm using, that is debian testing, so if new package got ...
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Can't boot Debian after force EFI installation

I just installed Debian with encrypted /, I made a /boot partition and converted an NTFS partition to EFI, it installed but now I can't boot on linux. My motherboard boot list put a mirrored "N" sign ...
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Proftpd Anonymous login?

I'm trying to set my virtual host on anonymous login but it doesn't work as everytime I log in, it keeps asking me for username and password, please check the screen shot below : Any idea what might ...
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Toshiba Satellite C55 -C5241 WiFi configuration on Debian 8 with Gnome 3.14

I'm using Debian 8 with Gnome 3.14. The laptop came with the PCI BCM43124 module. Right after the OS installation I was not able to see any WiFi devices. I followed these instructions and got it where ...
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Debian 8 slow WiFi, always have to reconnect

I installed Jessie on a Toshiba P55W-B1112 laptop. Whenever I connect to my high-speed Internet over WiFi it is very slow and I will then have to reconnect several times a minute. Output of lspsci: ...
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Changing keyboard settings for Spanish

I'm using Debian 8.2 Jessie. I'm in argentina, and my system is not configured for my keyboard with Spanish layout. What packages do I need and what to do with them? If I go Gnome's settings > ...
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How to recognize binaries installed in `~/bin`? [duplicate]

I am trying to execute some binaries manually installed in a bin directory in my $HOME (normal user). Files are present in /home/user/bin and have exec permission: $ ls -la ~/bin/ total 120 drwxr-...
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running through all active windows with a keyboard shortcut

I would like to write a script (if there is not an already existing one) which allows me to go through all the active windows using a keyboard shortcut. So for example I have active evolution, ...
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Who does write apache2 PID on Debian 8

I am a bit lost: who is in-charge to write the apache2 PID in Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)? I think /etc/init.d/apache2 invokes /usr/sbin/apache2ctl which in turn calls /usr/sbin/apache2. But in ...
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Debian Wheezy VPS reboots after each login

I have a Debian Wheezy vps on the cloud. Today I tried to login using the VNC console provided by my vps service provider but everytime I login the server automatically reboots after 5 seconds! Has ...
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Install Debian kernel header files 3.4.90+ via terminal for ARMHF

I am trying to install the kernel header files on Debian via the terminal, but it does not seem to exist in apt-get. The reason I need the kernel header files is because I need to install WiFi ...
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Skype installation on Debian Jessie

I tried to install Skype - yes, I've read what the Debian wiki says about it, but unfortunately convincing every "friend" (like i have any, lol), family member and colleague to get on the '...
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Can't increase partition size due to start

I saw today that my computer didn't want to boot because my /dev/sdb2 (/ partition) was totally full. That was a big mistake from me, I'm a beginner and I've set the size at 10G, which isn't enough. ...
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uninstalled kernel cannot boot anymore

So, basically I messed up I tried updating debian wheezy to debian jessie and at some point aptitude wanted to uninstall the kernel, I got a warning but I had faith and allowed it. now I only have an ...
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Run root program on login

Apache2, SSH, and similar don't seem to work (unless restarted) upon booting, and logging in graphically to device. To make it work, I have to type /etc/init.d/apache2 restart, and do the same for SSH....
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OpenVPN with IPVanish on Linux Mint: Connects but no internet access

I'm trying to connect to an IPVanish server on Linux Mint. IPVanish does not provide software for Linux so it has to be done manually. I downloaded an ovpn file from IPVanish here. I then went to ...
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iso installed debian 8.2.0, but boot fails with strange textscreen artifact with red character

I got it to install on dev/sdb from DVD. (debian-8.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso) Basic install, default desktop. No extra packages from DVD#2#3 or via package manager installed. During startup, the ...
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Icons of apps run from terminal

I recently moved to linux and am currently running Debian 8.2 stretch. I have a question regarding the icons of apps that are executed from the terminal window. My case in particular is with Emacs, I ...
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Force internet traffic over LAN, but connect to router over WiFi

This is going to seem like an odd request, but it's necessary. I have a wireless router that is not to be used for internet access. The current router that I have is a DLink DIR-626L and I use it to ...
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Unable to access SD card on Debian Stretch

I can't access my SD card, not via the internal SD card reader of my laptop, nor via an external SD card reader. I tried to use dmesg to find the cause of the issue, but when I attach the SD card to ...
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updates to Linux Mint 16

Just installed Linux Mint 16 a few days ago. I am now on the internet from it and the first thing I did was try to get all the updates installed. It came right back with some error messages that it ...
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network connection on kali

I have installed Kaliv2 64bit (all packages updated) on vmware and I want to connect to internet with usb wlan (tp-link wn722nn) so I don't use virtual vmware network and just connect directly to my ...
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What do I need to run Qt apps on Debian?

I am trying to run an application which uses Qt on a Debian 7 server and I get the error message: This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "xcb". and ...
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What is the best protocol to transfer large files over WAN? [duplicate]

I am running a Debian 8 machine that has 50mb/s download and 5mb/s upload(on a good day) connection and I need to remotely upload large video files upwards of 15gb over a Wide Area Network. I am not ...
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Debian 8 not visible on network

I have a debian server connected to 1 Wi-Fi access point. Other devices at the same access point cannot FTP, SSH, and connect to apache webserver. The other devices cannot even ping Debian's IP. All ...
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Problems with Wi-Fi on Debian

Since debian is a second OS on a dual booted mac, there is always problems with Wi-Fi. On this decice, my driver is BCM43224, which is supported by the Broadcom Wl driver. Upon installation, the Wi-Fi ...
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Cronjob to push MongoDB Backup via git

Task: Create a Cronjob that executes a bash script once every night. The bash script should do a mongoDB Backup and push it to a Git Repo. So I created a cronjob as the root user via the crontab -e ...
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Conky wrong alignment at startup in Debian under VMware

When I start my Debian running inside a VMWare, the screen resolution for the login is a small square, like 800x600. After the login, the screen goes full 1680x1050. The result: Conky is ALWAYS ...
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No audio through either soundbar or desktop on Debian

I'm using a Debian stable box with a Dell monitor and the Dell AX510 "stereo soundbar". The "soundbar" has a large frontal speaker as well as two headphone jacks on the left. While the hardware ...
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Imagemagick import screenshot in Debian of a launched app

I'd like to launch Iceweasel and then take a screenshot. When I simply try to wait and take it, it works fine sleep 10;import -window root root/scr/scr.png however when I first launch the browser, ...
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FTP server to start when changing runlevel 2 to 5

I've been searching for this a little while now: How do I, when I change from runlevel 2 to runlevel 5, start f.e. proftpd? When I go back to runlevel 2, the service should be stopped again. So - ...
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Debian TFTP installer loading very slow

at our facility we use TFTP to allow diskless boot of our workstations, everything is fast and good :) Now I'm prepraing to install Debian to muliple workstations, so I decided TFTP. I setup one test ...
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Knowing the service that opens the port

I want to close unnecessary ports in debian 8.2. $ nmap localhost | grep open 25/tcp open smtp 631/tcp open ipp Searching the service that corresponds to smtp, $ lsof -i:25 $ sudo systemctl --...
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keyboard works incorrectly for virtualbox ubuntu 15.04 guest in debian jessie host

When typing in gnome-terminal in ubuntu guest cursor for displayed text periodically shifts left and after 1 second shift back to right showing inputted characters. When pressing tab console first ...
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fast video playback in debian jessie

Video plays too fast in flash browser plugin and some of the video players but not VLC. Installation is fresh except that Nvidia driver is installed.
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How to launch i7z_GUI?

I tried many ways to launch an application i7z_GUI on Debian, but it just won't start. I tried it both as root as shown below and as a user. su-to-root -X -c /usr/sbin/i7z_GUI gksu -u root /usr/sbin/...
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apt-get broken after banana pro power off

My banana pro (similar to raspberry pi) got shutdown during installation owncloud server via apt-get because of the power loss in the building. When I rebooted it says, that E: dpkg was interrupted, ...
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does anybody know of a GNU/Linux project which has support for both gcc as well as clang?

Does anybody know of a project (apart from the Linux monolithic kernel) where a/the program can be compiled by both the compilers and can be used to observe their performances, any recommendations ? ...
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Which QT/KDE theme is this?

I am on mate and run only couple of programs from QT/KDE. One of them is qbittorrent I saw that the theme changed and became better but clueless which theme it is and due to which package upgrade it ...
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Qt Creator crashes on startup, but it worked before

I installed the latest Qt version (5.5.1), and Qt creator worked fine, I could build programs with it. However, after I installed cmake, downloaded opencv from source, and built it, Qt creator no ...