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gnome 3 is more like gnome 2

I recently installed debian 7.6 on my laptop and have been trying to get everything configured the way I like. However gnome 3 is looking more like gnome 2, with the Applications and Places menus that ...
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Debian does not redraw on second monitor under AMD 6850

I am running two monitors on an AMD 6850 chipset, under Debian Wheezy. I have installed the proprietary drivers and both monitors seem to be functioning perfectly fine (I can change the configurations ...
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Installing Debian 7.6.0 on Lenovo Y50

I was trying to install Debian on my new laptop: a Lenovo Y50 64bit running Windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed Debian in his computer first and had no problems. However I've tried ...
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Alsa hardware volume with PulseAudio

Before installing pulseaudio, I was able to control volume for the front (meaning on the front panel, the "headphone" jack) and rear (meaning on the back panel, the "line out" jack) separately. When ...
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No sound in headphone jack

Worked fine a week ago. Yesterday when I plugged headphones into my Asus laptop, I got sound both from headphones and speakers. Today after system crash (not sure what was the reason) when I plug ...
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How do I figure out which driver is making my headset work?

I have just downgraded from Debian to Debian Jessie. Before the switch, my Logitech G930 headset would connect correctly as both an input device and output device (although the output device only has ...
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You can close a list of ports with nmap? [on hold]

Good day, I have a server on debian 7 which has a number of open ports, of which only occupy 5 closed need everyone else, there is a command to close multiple ports? or I have to close one by one?
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'apt-get install' ignores my specification to install particular version of package

I'd like to install particular version of libstd++6 with following command: # apt-get install libstdc++6=4.9.0-8 -V Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Can I avoid losing three IPs per network on a bridged Xen networking setup?

About a month ago, I asked this question on Superuser. The answer given there certainly works, but I've run into an issue I haven't thought of before. The setup I had running (based on the previously ...
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Why doesn't the binary package get reinstalled by apt-get or building from source?

I'm trying to install Asterisk on my Debian wheezy server. For this I first did the simple sudo apt-get install asterisk This worked flawlessly. Afterwards asterisk was running and I could enter ...
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Debian - Postgresql can't install /etc/postgresql after purge

While trying to install DAVICAL on debian wheezy (7.5) I faced a problem and had to purge the postgresql package that is a davical requirement, and then tried to install it again. The installation ...
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Best way to setup Fstab to avoid system boot issues

I have Linux system in which we force /dev/devname for running the system. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/sda1 / ext3 ...
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VirtualBox Debian Jessie guest has invisible mouse after update

After updating the system with apt-get upgrade, the mouse disappeared in my guest environment. I use the guest additions and the other features work (like high resolution X sessions), but my mouse ...
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Finding a cause of shutdown/sleep

My server running is Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux. About once a day, sometimes once every two days is shut down - It isn't really shut down, it seems like its sleeping ...
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Debian 7 - Update gitlab-shell to 1.9.6 from 1.9.5

I'm setting up a Gitlab on a Debian Server 7.6 When executing this: # bundle exec rake gitlab:check RAILS_ENV=production Output: Instance method "lock!" is already defined in ActiveRecord::Base, ...
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How to uninstall LXDE Qt in Linux

I built and installed LXDE Qt on my system, into /usr/local. I used sudo make install to install it. However, now I want to uninstall it, but I can't find any way to do it. There is no sudo make ...
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apt-get wants to autoremove core packages

I upgraded to PHP 5.6RC4 today on my Debian Sid server (x64): The following packages have been kept back: perl perl-base perl-modules The following packages will be upgraded: cpp-4.9 g++-4.9 ...
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Allowing authenticated access to a site without giving credentials to the local users

I'm administrating a company where we have a single account with a service website and we would like users to be able to access that website as if they were authenticated with the company's account. ...
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How to give up or skip packages with unmet dependencies?

A package called salt-minion has unresolved dependencies on my Debian system. Now everytime I run apt-get it will output the following error message: root@Sheeva:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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How to give up packages that are not fully installed on Debian?

The package linux-image-3.2.0-4-kirkwood is "not fully installed" on this Debian system. Everytime I do apt-get upgrade I will see this message: root@Sheeva:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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Various hang-ups on Plesk 12 / debian squeeze system

I am experiencing strange system hang-ups. apache2 reacts in such a way that out of 5 requests, usually about 1 of those will simply take ages for the server to respond to, or it will simply vanish ...
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apt-get: use alternative sources.list

In my /etc/apt/sources.list I have: deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main Now I need to get source of a package from jessie (testing). How ...
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How do I know if the hardware clock in linux is set to localtime or UTC?

I have a dual booted PC, and in order to have Windows and Linux agree on the time, I have set the hardware clock to localtime in linux as described here. Now I want to make a script to check if my ...
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Getting LAN clients to use IPv6 tunnel of Debian router

I have a Debian Jessie powered server which acts as router for our home network. I have succesfully managed to set up an IPv6 tunnel using TunnelBroker and traceroute commands return succesfully. ...
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How to set up a multi-user text mode in Debian wheezy 7.6?

I'd like to set up one of the available runlevels to work as a 'multi-user text mode' runlevel. Such mode available e.g. on CentOS. Another example of what I need would be what you get when you add ...
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Limiting amount of emails sent by a process

I have a script that checks some stuff, and then emails me if there is a problem. I'd like this script to run every min under cron, I don't want to get hundreds of emails if it fails - just one or ...
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Debian Wheezy: Exim4 CPU Spike

I am running Debian Wheezy 64-bit. Running on the box is exim4 which is causing sporadic load spikes 1-2 times an hour. I catch this process running in htop as '/usr/sbin/exim4 -q'. The process seems ...
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How to move unlocated space out of the extended partition

I got his partition scheme: I want to give the unlocated space to /dev/sda1 (my system partition) from /dev/sda2 my extended partition. To reach that, I think i must move out the unlocated space ...
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Determine good drivers on Debian

Knowing that a driver manager doesn't exist in Debian 7 and that I'm not afraid using the terminal, I still can't determine the correct drivers for my Bluetooth adapter and my audio input device. Is ...
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Ulimit is set on second login, not first

I'm using Debian Jessie and I have a strange error connected with setting the limit of open files per process. I want to increase the default limit for certain user (me), so I added to ...
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What Linux partitions must be bootable?

Specifically regarding / and /boot partitions. What dictates a Linux partition be bootable (requiring a bootable flag)?
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Why is avahi-daemon excessively spamming my log files?

My VPS provider recently suspended my account for "participating in a DoS attack". Since I've naturally done no such thing, I can only assume it was a security breach, and am now investigating what ...
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Automatically stop init.d script dependencies?

How to automatically stop the init.d/* script's dependencies before the script itself stops? The sequence in which the scripts a started at boot time is calculated basing on the Required-Start: and ...
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Compromised Debian server sending DDOS attack

I have a server online that apparently has been compromised and it sends DDOS attacks to another ip. The system is a debian 7 server, hosting a few wordpress, joomla websites, and airtime to host a ...
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Which is the best kernel version to upgrade in Debian Wheezy?

I have Debian Wheezy kernel version 3.2.0-3-amd64 (stable). I want to upgrade my kernel version. Here there are many descriptions and source package of kernel. I red that Torvalds has been announced ...
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Debian server vs. Ubuntu Server

I have an old pc standing around here which I want to build into a server. Nothing fancy, nothing to be running 24/7. What I want to do is run a few game servers which are only switched on by demand. ...
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Compiling GCC multilib on Debian Wheezy i686

I can compile C and C++ programs for x86 and x86-64 using GCC compilers from Debian's official repositories without problem: $ gcc -v Using built-in specs. COLLECT_GCC=gcc ...
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Restrict access to some websites for different users

On a Debian based system; as the superuser, I need to restrict access to some websites but specific to user. For instance, abc.com for user1, xyz.com for user2... I tried /etc/hosts file. Adding a ...
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Install debian 7.6 onto USB drive

I'm looking to install debian 7.6 onto USB drive to use as emergency OS, this OS would be ran in case HDD failure. I using VirtualBox to install debian onto the USB drive but this is not working, the ...
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how to stop “ERROR: wget failed to download http://people.debian.org/~bartm/flashplugin-nonfree/get-upstream-version.pl.gz.pgp”

I keep getting ERROR: wget failed to download http://people.debian.org/~bartm/flashplugin-nonfree/get-upstream-version.pl.gz.pgp when I try to install flashplugin-nonfree_3.2_i386.deb from ...
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Debian /etc/environment variables being overwritten/replaced by another process

I recently "had" to upgrade to Debian Jessie from a 7.6 Wheezy XFCE live install image i setup on my workstation. Pretty much everything is running smoothly with one very odd and quite frankly very ...
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OpenGL is not using Direct Rendering

I have a Chromebook with Debian installed using Crouton. I've installed Steam, and I'm trying to get through all the dependencies and errors associated with such a hacky setup. My latest error that ...
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how to enter into my win7 from rescue mode?

I have installed dual os :win7+debian7 on my pc.In the grub.cfg: menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os { insmod part_msdos insmod ntfs set root='(hd0,msdos1)' ...
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How to mount encrypted rootfs using uboot without entering password on beaglebone black

I am using Beaglebone Black as my board. I want to encrypt internal eMMC of BBB.(rootfs) I am using debian. there is two partition on eMMC. 1st for boot :vfat 16 (which include MLO and u-boot.img ) ...
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Errors were encountered while processing fuse

I was updating my system (Debian Sid x64) using apt-get, but I got the following error: Setting up fuse (2.9.3-14) ... dpkg: error processing package fuse (--configure): subprocess installed ...
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Deny external access to services on a Linux server when no ssh session has been established

I am trying to configure my Debian based VPS to only allow access to certain services (ports) from a given IP when there is an established ssh session originating from this IP. Is there an easy way of ...
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Booting a second, encrypted Debian installation from Ubuntu grub command line

I have a stable dual boot between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I am installing a second flavor of Debian. It has three separate partitions: / is an encrypted luks volume located at (hd1,gpt9), /home ...
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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~30 seconds. It ...
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pm-utils hook-script failed on pkill signal (Beagle-Bone)

i want my application be notified (signaled) if my BBB Board is going to suspend or resume. so i added a hook-script in #! /bin/sh #/etc/pm/sleep.d/15_myapp case "$1" in suspend) ...
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chrooting ngIRCd on Debian

I am wanting to set up an IRC server on a Linode instance. I'm a bit nervous about the IRCd being a possible attack vector on the system. So in addition to using a non-standard connection port, I want ...