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Boris Burkov
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25 votes
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What packages are installed by default in Debian? Is there a term for that set? Why some of those packages are `automatically installed` and some not?

19 votes
3 answers
6k views

Who reads /etc/resolv.conf?

18 votes
4 answers
66k views

ALSA: how to temporarily change the output device

9 votes
1 answer
1k views

What happens when I do "cat debian.iso > /dev/sdX"?

6 votes
1 answer
5k views

Does Android break GPL? [closed]

6 votes
2 answers
34k views

No MAC corresponding to IP in `arp` table: how to troubleshoot?

6 votes
1 answer
2k views

How to specify an ISO as the location of root filesystem for GRUB?

5 votes
0 answers
398 views

X11 sessions: when a session starts and ends, does `gdm` run a session?

5 votes
2 answers
2k views

loop-device: is this a Linux entity or a lower-level one?

5 votes
2 answers
1k views

Misleading explanation of Virtual Memory in TLDP

5 votes
2 answers
477 views

Why doesn't find list files in subdirectories? [duplicate]

3 votes
2 answers
3k views

What happens to UIDs upon mount of file system

3 votes
4 answers
21k views

Given vmlinuz and initrd.gz, how do I find out, where the kernel is going to load / (root) file system from?

3 votes
3 answers
8k views

"wpa supplicant: No network configuration found for current AP" - carl9170-driven wifi adapter glitching on Debian 7

3 votes
2 answers
621 views

Debian alternatives system: programs with the same name and priorities

2 votes
2 answers
445 views

Automatic package is installed, but aptitude doesn't find any rdependencies. What am I doing wrong?

2 votes
1 answer
390 views

Aptitude Search reports package installed, while Aptitude Show reports it not installed - how is that possible?

2 votes
1 answer
1k views

How gconfd-2 and dconf-service are started in Gnome3 or other gnome-based desktop environments?

2 votes
1 answer
938 views

Does GRUB2 see Windows 10 bootloader, if windows was installed after GRUB in GPT/EFI?

1 vote
1 answer
110 views

Understanding aptitude's behavior on a machine with multiple archives enabled

1 vote
1 answer
3k views

Debian 8 Jessie CD-image-based liveUSB/installer won't boot in UEFI mode with 32-bit UEFI firmware

0 votes
1 answer
479 views

What program reads and executes /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf and related scripts?