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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grub permission error

I had some package and a kernel update today on my Debian work computer. When running sudo apt-get install I get the following: paul@icarus:~$ sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done ...
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Debian boot freeze (hard lockup)

I'm using debian sid and during two years i watch the same problem. When I boot from grub my system on the screen appears follow text: Linux kernel in decompress level...Parsing elf and then freeze ...
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How do I make Debian start with IceWM-lite by default at startup?

On a Debian box, I have installed IceWM and IceWM-lite, I'd like it to boot with IceWM-lite by default. So far I have done this through the desktop menu after each boot.
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Debian iso image is too large to fit in a standard 700MB CD

debian-7.7.0-amd64-kde-CD-1 I downloaded the above from: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/ ... but it appears to be too large for a standard 700 MB CD ...
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Using IPTables to block all connections but still be able to backup vServer

my vServer / webserver (OS: Debian squeeze) got hacked and compromised. Therefore, I want to use rules in IPTable to block all input and output connections except ssh. Afterwards I want to back up at ...
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Debian server makes internet connection drop

I have setup a small home server / NAS running Debian 7. The server is connected directly to the router with a static IP set in the router's control panel. There are no port forwarding rules set for ...
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Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy

I am install Debian Jessie Beta2 on my laptop, and I just compiled mplayer on it. however when i use mplayer command to play some videos, i can't get the sound, the error shows as below: Can't open ...
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Broken libc6 makes system unbootable when I install packages via apt-get

I tried to install Skype on my amd64 Debian 7, after believing the page that told me to upgrade libc6 and allow the x86 architecture. When I started downloading such packages and upgrading libc6 my ...
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playing video on ancient computer

I'd like to play video stream on ancient computer (PII 400 + 512M). I installed debian with XLDE but iceweasel takes to much CPU - video is choppy. I was trying to cut everything unneeded - when there'...
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Red glitch borders on linux desktop animations

I am using gnome 3.14 + debian 8 jessie + nvidia optimus graphic driver. Those borders on animations are driving me insane and I would love some suggestions on how to resolve it :( ? PS, can someone ...
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NodeJS / Etherpad: freshly installed etherpad causes TypeError

I have a Debian 7 stable server and installed etherpad-lite with this tutorial how to install etherpad-lite on debian stable. Everything went fine and etherpad starts without errors using: service ...
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Debian Stable (“wheezy”): was trying to build Python 3.4, and I ran sudo make install — am I in trouble now?

So, I wanted to run Python 3.4.x inside a virtualenv virtual environment. I learned that the first step should be to build Python 3.4.x. I was doing so in /usr/bin/Python3.4.x (a folder I created), ...
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Install Lubuntu as 2nd OS on encrypted computer?

I have debian installed on my computer which is installed in a full encrypted disk. Having tried lubuntu in virtual box form and liking it, I want to try lubuntu out on the actual computer instead of ...
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How to install the GTK+2 or GTK+3 tookliks for Python 3 development on Debian?

I want to make a GTK+2 or GTK+3 application in Python 3. For GTK+2, I tried installing PyGTK, but I cannot find any version of PyGTK for Python 3 within Debian's repositories. For GTK+2, I followed ...
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Can I make my /home partition smaller and increase my / partition?

When I installed my OS I didn't set enough apace for my / partition. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 9.2G 9.1G 0 100% / udev ...
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nm-applet (the little computer) does not show up in my system tray after a fresh install of Debian Jessie Beta 2

I just installed Jessie Beta 2 using the amd64 DVD images, rather than netinst images, and fresh out of the box, nm-applet doesn't show up in the system tray. The little computer right next to the ...
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LXDE (openbox): double click on text selects only part of word (not whole text)

I am using LXDE as my desktop environment (on Debian Wheezy). My question is related to how mouse behaves in LXDE, but could be general to other desktop environments. When I double click with my ...
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Why is Gnome 3.14 window decoration inconsistent

I am using debian testing with gnome 3.14. despite trying googling around why that happened, I didn't find a solution. My question is: Why is my terminal and sublime text not consistent with the gtk ...
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How to reinstall Debian during boot-up

This question is an extension to my previous question as it deviates far too much from my initial question, however I kindly encourage you to give it a brief read before tackling this. How does one re-...
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Making a usb wifi device work an a PowerPC Debian computer (iBook G4)

I recently installed Debian Wheezy onto an old iBook g4 I bought second hand. The computer does not have a wifi card installed. After the installation, I have completely updated my software to the ...
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OpenVAS 7 not working after apt-get update - Failed to receive data: A TLS packet with unexpected length was received

The problem started when my Kali installation updated OpenVAS to v7: My admin username for the web service stopped working so I could no longer log in. I have tried everything I can think of to fix ...
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segfault in libgnutls - Debian won't complete boot

this problem occurs on Debian jessie x86 with systemd. It leads to an incomplete boot sequence on init 2 because network-manager won't start. it leaves the whole system unusable NetworkManager[785]: ...
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install gstreamer1.0-libav (mainly libavcodec54) on debian wheezy

I need to install gstreamer1.0 libraries.. I found that they are in wheezy-backports. So I added wheezy-backports to sources.list updated try ton install and stuck on dependency problems: aptitude ...
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apt itself update and download packages

I have Debian SID with the following APT configuration: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0"; APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "0"; APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0"; APT::Periodic::...
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Lot of dependencies while uninstalling libimobiledevice2 library

I want to remove package libimobiledevice2 and install package libimobiledevice5. Unfortunately there is a problem: libimobiledevice2 has many odd dependencies. When I type: apt-get remove ...
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Switch from Debian Jessie to LMDE

I don't like what GNOME applications, such as Gedit, came to be and how they look now in Debian Testing. These colorless and borderless windows with unfamiliar layout are totally unusable for me. I ...
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Xserver is working but not actually drawing on the screen

I'm currently going through configuration hell with my xserver. I'm using nvidia's proprietary drivers and I believe I have everything set up properly: The Nouveau open source driver is blacklisted, ...
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MariaDB installation is showing random letters

So I want to setup MariaDB with nginx and I have in the past but for some reason on my debian 7 machine the MariaDB is all glitched out and shows random letters. Any idea why? Thanks http://prntscr....
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sh script cannot run process

I have fairly simple sh script that checks if process is running, if not then start it. My problem is that sh script cant start the program for some reason... Here's my script: #!/bin/sh if ps x |...
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proftpd conf on debian

Iam new to linux / debian Im trying to configure an ftp server in debian using proftpd. I installed the package A user is created when it is installed I put a password to this user and it is working ...
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How do I make debian lightdm look like trisquel lightdm

In trisquel the file folder looks like the first picture. Debian is the second. They both use lightdm and I installed the gtk+ greeter. Unity doesn't appear to be in the debian repos but I don't think ...
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Is it possible to have multiple screens using multiple video cards with Gnome3 standard experience?

I have two Nvidia cards and 3 monitors. My current config file is this... # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 319.72 (pbuilder@cake) Sat ...
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Is Kubuntu Debian-based? and installing alongside Windows 8 [closed]

Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project. Is it also compatible with all debian software, isn't it? So are all softwares made (or certainly-compatible) for Ubuntu (i.e. Software Center, Steam, Blender, ...
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cannot find php5-sqlrelay package

why i cannot find php5-sqlrelay package is there any issue with my update aptitude update Hit http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates Release.gpg Hit http://...
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Cursor flickering/vanishing in XFCE, even with display compositing off

I am running XFCE4 with Raspbian (essentially Debian) on my Raspberry Pi. I read here on Stack Exchange that turning display compositing off should resolve my problem, which it didn't. Also I would ...
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Netflix on Debian Wheezy

Since today Netflix supports (or better doesn't block) Linux/Chrome for Linux. But it requires a newer version of libnss3 than the one that is in the Wheezy repository. I solved this problem earlier ...
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How to find number of unique 'applications' in Debian jessie

This is a follow-up query on allpackages.txt.gz has two different file-sizes? $ wc -l allpackages.txt 57725 allpackages.txt I looked at the output and it says 57725 -6 the header files which is the ...
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host only network xen 4.4

I have one IP address (ipv4) and I am trying to install a domU (debian stable) on a dom0 which runs the latest xen 4.4.1 on debian testing. I have created xenbr0 bridge and it is mapped to my eth0. ...
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NIS Accounts Can't Login to NIS Server, work on NIS Clients - ICEauthority

I have setup a NIS Master Server and client. On the server, I created a test account. This account can login without issue to the NIS client, but when I attempt to login to the NIS Master Server with ...
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Installing Debian 7.4 on NUC DC3217IYE but it won't boot

Environment Intel Next Computing Unit aka NUC DC3217IYE 120GB SSD drive 4 GB unetbootin tool debian-7.6.0-amd64-netinst.iso My objective is to install Debian on the NUC What have done so far ...
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Process 'rtorrent' showing as “main” when run in screen

So I'm running "rtorrent" in screen (detached) and in ps/top, it seems to show the process as "main" instead of "rtorrent". It shows the real process name in "htop". #ps -u USER PID TTY TIME ...
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Debian, ActiveDirectory and Password

I have joined a Debian Wheezy to a Win server 2003 with Active Directory, following this guide: Everything goes well except for the password change. I am not able to change the password of my domain ...
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Debian stable: Only GNOME classic with custom 3.16

I compiled a custom 3.16.2 today, which works flawlessly except that GNOME only starts in classic mode. Maybe this is due to changes in the drm i915 driver, but how would I debug this? System is a ...
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Unable to find the kernel source tree in Kali/Debian [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.32 on Kali 1.0.9. I have some trouble though. When stop the gdm3, enter init3 and then start the installation by sh filename NVIDIA tells me: ...
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Install of pycrypto [Errno 28] No space left on device

I am installing this tool to Debian GNU/Linux 7.5 x64 (wheezy) and when I run install_mnemosyne.sh I get this error when the pycrypto installation is running: Downloading/unpacking pycrypto (from -...
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Where to install mininet [duplicate]

I read some posts and parts of FHS to understand which directory I should install packages in. As far as I could understand /opt is for independent packages and /usr/local is for packages that are not ...
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Network locations like OSX

I couldn't find anything like that on Google, so I am asking it here. Is there a way to make multiple network configurations that can be activated with one click like OSX? Like for example, one that ...
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Solutions are telling me to update libc6, but it's already updated. How do I fix `GLIBC_2.15' not found?

I've been trying to run a Garry's Mod server through Open Game Panel all day. I've tried to fix almost all errors, but I can't fix this one. Failed to open dedicated_srv.so (/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/...
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Unable to build id3lib on Crunchbang

I'm trying to install id3lib in my new Crunchbang distro. So, I downloaded the tar.gz file and executed configure command which ran good. And when I run make I'm getting the following error: make[2]: ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-510 for Debian 7?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-510. But I can't install it on my Debian 7 32 bits. And I want to use in a runlevel 3. How can I use this D-link? Thanks!