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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New Server: What things to take care of when setting up a webserver to host multiple websites?

I am setting up my first webserver. On this machine, I want to run a couple of websites. Let xyz.com and abc.com and they will not be on seperate virtual machines. I have a few queries: What should ...
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Invalid signatures and packages authentication issue

I'm using LMDE 201303 and i have two issues which i need to resolve as soon as possible. I need to install certain libraries: libopus0 libopus0 The apt-get install yells the following message: ...
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Debian Sparc on Sunfire 240V recommended?

We're working on a Sunfire V240 server with SunOS 5.9 (Solaris 9, yeah really old one), I'd like your advices about installing Debian Sparc on those systems. Is this a good choice, could we even ...
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Mobile Broadband disconnects as soon as connected - Crunchbang

For months now my mobile broadband (GSM) stick has worked with Crunchbang. Yesterday it stopped. When I plug it in, it appears in the network manager and I can connect to it, but as soon as it is ...
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Add Chakra os benz to grub 1.99

I have Debian 7 with grub 1.99 in sda1 and Chakra OS without grub in sda2 I want to make a dual boot via grub 1,99, how?
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Not able to run vnstat unless as root in debian 7

So, I need to run this command: vnstat -tr 2 But as a user I just created, not as root, as root it works fine, but as a regular user I get this: Error: Unable to get interface "eth0" statistics. ...
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Upgrade debian from oldstable (squeeze) to unstable (sid) [duplicate]

I am trying to get debian sid. Firstly, I installed a clean squeeze on my hard drive. I replaced everything in my 'sources.list' with 'deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-...
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Lxc giving error at the time of shutdown

I had installed lxc on my debian wheezy. Now during shutdown it give error /var/lib/lxc/*/status : no such file or directory. it show this line for 50-60 times then got shutdown. why am i getting this ...
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Will purging GNOME remove gedit? [closed]

If I remove the GNOME desktop environment from my Debian 7 installation, will that also remove additional applications like gedit or will they remain installed and usable?
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Black screen TTYs1-6 (KDE)

Since I installed KDE and removed Gnome, when I switch to any TTY1-6 I got a black screen. Switching back to TTY7 works fine. I don't know why is this happening, but I guess that some needed package ...
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How can I look at recent system activity to figure out what caused a huge slowdown? [closed]

I'm running CrunchBang Waldorf with OpenBox on a Lenovo e420. I made the switch from Windows a few months ago, and have had no problems with performance since then. Everything runs nice & fast. ...
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After upgrading to linux kernel 3.9, kde does not start correctly

I recently upgrade my debian from kernel 3.2 to 3.9. This leads to a strange problem. After booting to kernel 3.9, it directly goes to tty7 instead of kde login. I can identify that kdm is up and ...
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Nginx returning 502 Bad Gateway

I'm trying to set up an Nginx webserver generally following this guide but using perusio's configuration. When I try to access the site, I get a 502 Bad Gateway page. Searching on the error I've seen ...
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where to (apt-get) install aliases system-wide?

I am making a Debian package that contains bash aliases. Where should these aliases be installed, so that they are available system-wide? The "right" place would be /etc/bash.bashrc, but this file ...
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How to change title bar name color in KDE4 on Debian7?

How can I change the colour of the white text (title bar name?) marked as red to something else then white?
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Remote presentation display

I have two Debian machines. One is connected to a projector for a presentation, and the other is a netbook that doesn't have a working VGA output. How can I play a presentation on the netbook, but ...
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Can't pin Wheezy on Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

I'd like to have your advice on yet another pinning problem that hit me recently. I've been through man apt_preferences several times, and I can't find anything wrong in what I did. I was having ...
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Troubles with Wifi and ethernet Aspire One AO725

I'm use Debian wheezy on a Acer Aspire One AO725. It has the following kernels: 3.2.0.4-amd64 3.7-trunk-amd64 The command lscpi | grep Network: 02:00:0 Network controller: Atheros Comunications ...
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What are my problems with my VMWare runlevel setup?

I recently upgraded to Debian Wheezy (7) and had to upgrade VMWare Player along with that since the version I had didn't like the 3.2 kernel. However, I notice that the kernel modules aren't starting ...
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Gdm3 doesn't start after upgrading system

I installed Debian a few days ago. The first thing I did was install the ATI graphics driver (I needed some additional software to install it) and some apps for everyday use. Today I upgraded the ...
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Upgrading dpkg on 64-bit debian

Recently I tried to install Steam on my debian, but I ran into a problem. It requires dpkg version 1.16.2 (for multiarch) but the one installed on the system is 1.15.8.13 The problem is that running ...
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Skype window doesn't show on Debian 7.0 with Openbox

I'm running Openbox on Debian, and I don't use any panels or docks because I don't really need them. I installed Skype (from here: http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/downloading/?...
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Sound is staticy on Squeeze

I have recently setup a Debian Squeeze virtual machine, which uses OpenBox, via VirtualBox and got things work somewhat right, but I am having issues with sound. When I launch Google Chrome, which ...
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Trouble communicating with FTDI FT245RL on ttyUSB0. works fine on Win7x64

I purchased a Sainsmart 4 channel USB relay board which seems to be based on a FTDI FT245RL chip. I should be easy enough to use. when you plug it in it appears as a serial port (VCP). You send it ...
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Open screen in terminal after user login [duplicate]

When a user logins to my Debian server using e.g. Putty, I need to perform the following: It will automatically execute command screen -r MyWindow, and the user won't be able to leave the screen ...
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Debian Squeeze on HP Pavilion d7 with Sandy Bridge and ATI 6740 - display problems

After a fresh install of Debian Squeeze 6.0.7 on an HP Pavilion d7 laptop - the option to install the laptop packages was checked on the installer - the monitor was not recognized on gnome-display-...
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Adding printer from Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy, Firewalld not running

I get an error trying to add a printer on Debian Wheezy that FirewallD is not running. I am trying to add a remote printer. There is no firewall on this computer, iptables blocks nothing, and there is ...
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Problem setting up DVWA in Wheezy 64 bits

I'm trying to get running Damn Vulnerable Web Application in a virtual machine with Wheezy. The easy way if it was 32 bits is install XAMPP and copy the dvwa to htdocs. However I'm using 64 bits and I ...
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SVN error message: “E200030: sqlite: database disk image is malformed” on checkout

The .svn folder doesn't exist yet. I tried deleting it after it was created, but I get the same issue again @:/var/www/htdocs$ svn checkout https://host/svn/trunk/ . svn: E200030: sqlite: database ...
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HP Deskjet 3050A scanner not working in Debian

I have an HP Deskjet All-in-one 3050A. In Debian Testing I installed it through CUPS and the printer works fine. However I can't say the same about the scanner. I've tried install it using HPLIP, but ...
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Openwebload installation linux

Am trying to install openwebload in Debian. I realize the latest version is pretty old. I used alien to convert the rpm to deb. When trying to run openload as a command however I get this error: ...
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Rygel slowing down my Debian system

Recently I noticed that a process called rygel is taking a lot of IO resources every time I am starting something on my home system. What is this process doing and how can I disable it?
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Is there something similar to SUSE Studio but geared toward Debian-based distros?

I am playing around with SUSE Studio and am finding it quite amazing, though (I imagine for sentimental reasons) I prefer Debian and the deb package manager. Is there something like SUSE Studio that ...
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Why can't I find wireless-tools in Debian repositories?

I have installed the squeeze version of Debian on a computer in offline mode (no internet connection during installation). After the installation (that was successful) I edited /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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debian lenny ftp not working?

I've installed ftp in my debian lenny virtual server with apt-get install ftp and it uses the archive ftp_0.17-18_amd64.deb. But when I type ftp command into my shell there isn't any response? When I ...
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Resolving Debian wireless issue

I typically dual boot my laptop between a Win7 and Ubuntu partition, but keep a spare partition for playing around with new distros. Earlier this week, I decided to try out Debian Squeeze. For the ...
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Disabling lid-closure sleep while on battery in Debian Squeeze

How do you disable lid-closure sleep at the GDM screen (not logged in) on Squeeze?
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Why is the US international keyboard layout on Debian/Ubuntu different? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the US international keyboard layout on Debian different? I asked this question on askubuntu.com recently but I was not satisfied with any answer. I realized that the ...
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How to set an IP from a specific range with dhcp?

I want to set a IP to my Debian machine using dhcp but I only want to select that IP from a specific range . For example, my net is 10.0.100.0/24 and the range has to be from 10.0.100.90 to 10.0.100....
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Debian won't install steam [duplicate]

I want to follow this guide : https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-steam-client-on-debian-9-stretch-linux this answer does not work either :Installing Steam on Debian it does not work for me. I ...
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Where to define proxy environment variables for firefox started via desktop links in lxde/debian9?

I'm trying to set the system-wide http_proxy environment variables (automated by a shell script) in such a way, that firefox uses them when executed from the LXDE start menu for all users. So far I ...
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Trying to install SDL2-Dev fails with unmet dependencies on Debian

When executing the following command in Debian, apt-get install libsdl2-dev I get confronted with an error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libsdl2-dev : Depends: libegl1-mesa-dev ...
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Can't SSH into Raspberry Pi after changing permissions [duplicate]

sudo chmod -R 777 / was entered in an attempt to regain access to directories that were previously accessible, but this caused the SSH connection to be closed and now can no longer be reconnected. A "...
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live-build behind a proxy at lb bootstrap_archive-keys step gets Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA'

I've been trying to do the steps from 18.4 from here: https://debian-live.alioth.debian.org/live-manual/stable/manual/html/live-manual.en.html#847 When running the lb build I get an error at the lb ...
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playbook giving syntax error

i am running this playbook, but its failing at last task. running this from ubuntu host,, --- - hosts: all become: yes tasks: - name: Copy certificate files. copy: src: "{{ ...
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WICD shows nothing

I have xfce debian system, the WiFi card on my laptop was not detected by the default network manager however the wired connection worked perfectly. So I decided to install WICD and remove the default ...
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bridging ethernet to wifi is not working

I have an external board that I am programming. This board has an ethernet connection. What I want to do is connect the board to the internet by plugging the board into my computer and using the ...
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Live-Usb: udev requires hotplug support not started

I tried to run kali from USB on my laptop, I clicked run from USB. At the kali menu -> Kali live. Then the system started to load things allot of Lines.. Then an Error occurred: "udev requires ...
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Can't get RealVNC to work with LightDM

As far as I can tell GDM3 is incompatible with RealVNC so I uninstalled it and I installed LightDM. However now I can't get anywhere when I try to connect to RealVNC. What I did before was run: ...
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Linux Debian Jessie sudo command keeps asking for password

I have recently configured a Symfony 3 site which involved me to set up some permissions on the /var folder. I had to do the following: $ HTTPDUSER=`ps axo user,comm | grep -E '[a]pache|[h]ttpd|[_]...