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Need help installing Shrewsoft VPN Client on Linux via CLI

I have been trying to get the Shrewsoft VPN client to run on my Debian x64 server without success. I compiled and installed it without errors. Executing ikec without parameters returns no errors. ...
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{Debian}External disk unmounting and corrupting on big files upload with seafile

So I recently bought a little dev board (radxa) to use with a spare external drive that I had to create a dropbox clone. At first I was using Owncloud but due to my system limitation (32 bit) php ...
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Add option to GDM 3.x that does not have gui

You know how when you login with GDM, and you can select a variety of desktop environments? For instance, mine has Cinnamon, GNOME 3, xfce. How could I add an option that logs you in without a gui? ...
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What prevents my server being contactable from the internet?

I have 3 devices in my home network; a Netgear ReadyNAS, a Raspberry Pi [Pi1] running Raspbian Debian and a Raspberry Pi [Pi2] running XBMC which I think is also based on Debian. I have set up 3 port ...
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How to use update-alternatives for a given user

Is there any way to use update-alternative "user wide" ? I mean that it would be great to set preferences per user. Does Debian provide some tools for that ?
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Create RAM disk on the VM, or on the host?

I am interacting programatically between two programs (Matlab, and ISpice), where one program writes a file to disk then the other reads it and writes another file to disk, which is read by the first. ...
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Starting a .jar GUI file using Linux

So I have Raspberry Pi running Debian and I also have a .jar program that has a GUI for Point-of-Sale System. So how do you configure Linux to start the x window system without displaying a full ...
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How to go through this duplicity stalled connection?

I am trying to set up backups via duplicity. Here is the use case: ~$ duplicity --encrypt-key CA17A4FA --progress --ssh-options="-l 8192" ~/Documents/ ssh://my.distant.host/save/docs/Documents Local ...
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{Debian}External disk unmounting on big files upload with seafile

So I recently bought a little dev board (radxa) to use with a spare external drive that I had to create a dropbox clone. At first I was using Owncloud but due to my system limitation (32 bit) php ...
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How to tell in linux when new USB devices are found?

Is there some way of telling when a change in hardware has been found in linux besides repeatedly polling for all the hardware and checking for changes? For instance, I wrote a script to mount my ...
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range of ssh tunnel port

I use ssh tunneling with : ssh -i <my_file> -R *:0:localhost:80 <my_name>@<host>. With the port = 0, the server assign me a port. How does the server choose and how can I config the ...
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Show notification as root to other users on KDE

I need to show notification messages to different users as root on a Debian system running KDE with a bash or python script. What I tried so far are: export DISPLAY=:X (X symbolizes the remote host ...
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Can Linux be installed successfully on an intel atom D2500/GMA3600?

I'm triyng to install debian on an intel D2500HN motherboard that features the GMA3600 Power VR video chip. I tested various versions, 32 and 64 bit but the result is always the same: an artifact ...
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ST201 Ethernet driver for linux

I found an old Dell Optiplex GX620 and plan on using it as a router for a network for our student club. There is one ethernet controller onboard on the motherboard, and a friend had an older PCI ...
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alias mysql in .bashrc not working after login/reboot

After running apt-get update && apt-get upgrade this doesn't work anymore When I type mysql in the command line this error is returned -bash: mysql: command not found If I run this it ...
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mounting nfs gives “access denied by server while mounting (null)”

I've recently upgraded one of our machines to debian Squeeze from lenny. Previously, these machines mounted 2 NFS shares /home and /home/scans/data After the upgrade they can only mount one at a ...
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Apache 2 Setup Subdomain using VirtualHost only works locally

I'm aware that there are already questions like this, but those did not help. I am running apache2 on debian 7 and I can access my site locally through 192.168.1.x and others can access it by my IP ...
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Debian + Bumblebee doesn't run CUDA

I have laptop with descret NVIDIA card and Debian Wheezy. I need use NVIDIA Optimus and CUDA. When I install Bumbleebee NVIDIA Optimus work correctly, but I can't run CUDA programs. This falls on ...
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Debian 7 vs Ubuntu Server 14.04 for 32-bit VM “network nodes”

I plan to make a number of small VM's (virtualbox) that will serve as networking nodes for various VPS servers, local appliances, private domain servers (AD), and various other web services provided ...
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Copy to clipboard from Mono-ran programs does not work in Debian testing

I was running KeePass (http://keepass.info/) using Mono on Debian Wheezy. I was able to copy usernames and passwords from KeePass to KDE using (mono? wine?) clipboard. I found I needed to switch to ...
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Debian: How to find which repository a package is located in?

I want to install a file libgmp-dev on my Debian Wheezy. Which repository should I add to my sources.list? In general, how to find in which repository a given package/program is available? Or is it ...
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Google cloud compute - access attached disk

I have been trying to access an attached disk, but can't. I would be fine just using my boot disk, but it seems that whenever i do this I end up in a raid style formation, with all my data being ...
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SSH authorized_keys and newline

I am trying to configure SSH with public-key authentication on Debian. I can't seem to get it to work because auth.log keeps saying that can't read key type:...(key line)\n. It keeps complaining ...
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Debian SSH authorized_keys is being ignored

I'm using authorized_keys to restrict the usable commands for an user. The owner of the ~/.ssh and the file is the root and set to chmod 700 ~/.ssh chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys This was working ...
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Debian Jessie xfce4: Customize Theme

How can I set the border width and increase the system fonts? I can only set font size for application menu and window title in Settings -> Appearance and Settings -> Window Manager but not for menu ...
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Installing TexLive on headless Debian Wheezy machine

I want to install TexLive on a headless machine running Debian Wheezy (X11 is not installed). However, when I run apt-get it wants to pull in X11 packages. As I access the machine via SSH, and would ...
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flag a file as a config file in a Debian package

The usual search terms get a little confused when I try to Google this. I'm trying to figure out how one flags a file as a configuration file while building a Debian package (debuild). According to ...
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Can't install debian header 3.12-1-686-pae

I'm trying to use virtualbox who need linux header but I can't found mine. sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-`uname -r` Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Copying a file from Debian to Windows 8 using Samba is really slow

I've been running a simple Debian Wheezy server (CubieTruck 3) for a while now and since a couple of days the transfer speeds between my desktop (Windows 8) and the server are really slow (50kb/s - ...
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Creating a debian package or bash script?

I have started down the path of virtualizing my desktop to ease development...I am currently running VirtualBox with Debian running as a staging server...I am about to start the process of building a ...
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Configure iptables firewall to allow DHCP, DNS, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, IMAP, POP, and Squid ports – deny all other services.

Configure iptables firewall to allow DHCP, DNS, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, IMAP, POP, and Squid ports – deny all other services. 1 pc for router ( place firewall) 1 pc for server ( place web,dhcp,ftp,etc)
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TeamViewer doesn't catch Alt+Tab in LXDE

When I run Teamviewer on Windows, when I press Alt+Tab, TeamViewer catches it and sends it to the remote OS, which then switches its windows. But when I'm running Teamviewer on Debian+LXDE and I ...
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On Debian : Must create and set as default resolution. How?

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a Mac Mini G4 PowerPC and i'm trying to set it up to output its correct monitor resolution on startup. I am using LXDE GUI. The thing is, the LXDE resolution applet ...
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Newer Debian versions of python3 on older Debian distros?

I would like to be able to use python3.3+ as well as the python3-bson-ext package on Wheezy. By default, Wheezy has 3.2 available, and does not have the python3-bson-ext package. But testing does. Is ...
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What is the “quality” of a Wi-Fi access point?

In Debian you can use iwlist to scan nearby Wi-Fi access points. In the statistics like this: Cell 01 - Address: CC:B2:55:XX:XX:XX ESSID:"X" Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg ...
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Should I reboot after dist-upgrade?

After apt-get dist-upgrade on a desktop PC with "testing" Debian Linux, is it recommended: a. reboot; b. logout?
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How does sudo decide whether a command is only executable by sudoers with ALL rights? [migrated]

I just wondered why on a Debian system with sudo installed a default user can execute ls but not ifconfig since the binaries do have the same rights: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 114032 Jan 26 2013 ...
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checkinstall, blank fields causing issues

I'm trying to compile a package for the first time using checkinstall. When I run checkinstall, I get the following: ***************************************** **** Debian package creation selected ...
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How To add a shortcut key to the terminal in LXDE?

Hi I am new to GNU/linux, I searched trought the web and saw that the most common shortcut to the terminal is CTRL + ALT + T, however this doesn't work for me. This make me came with two questions, ...
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Configuring a static IPv6 address that inherits delegated prefix

My ISP (comcast) delegates a prefix, my router is passing along the prefix delegation (pd) onto the LAN. My Debian machine is getting the prefix and appending using EUI-64 address. That's nice but not ...
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Get list of installed applications on Ubuntu

I want to get a list of applications installed by the user on Ubuntu. Installed packages can be listed by dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall I couldn't find how to get only applications and ...
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Connect to Oracle Linux Virtualbox Database from Debian Linux Virtualbox

I have an Oracle Linux 6.4 with Oracle 12c running on a Virtual box with NAT and bridged network running on an OSX host. A second guest is a Debian Linux with NAT and bridged network. I'm trying to ...
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Installing specific Not-In-Repository version of python-dev within virtualenv without using VCS

I have read the question : How can I install python-dev without sudo? However it does not quite cover the issues I am facing. I have a Debian 6.0.9 server with system python 2.6.6 installed. ...
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multiple ip and subnets in virtual routed xen environment

I'm trying to setup a multi ip, multi subnet environment using xen on debian wheezy host. I have only one NIC and the guests are also debian wheezy. this is my original, working, ...
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How add mppe to Debian kernel 3.2.54-2 x86_64

I use debian. 3.2.0-4-amd64 # 1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU / Linux. I'm trying to setup pptpd, but I'm having trouble adding support "mppe". I' m searching "kernel-patch-mppe" on the debian site ...
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Read history commands on GNOME 2?

Someone (old employee) deleted the history record and I am wondering if there is any way to read the commands executed by Gnome ? Thanks! FYI: Server: Debian 6.0 Gnome: v2
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Configuring IPv6 on Debian - Global temporary address

My mac generates a daily temporary ipv6 for outbound connection usage, is there something similar that's available on Debian? Thank you! -Pablo
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Toshiba 2TB USB External HDD disconnects during coping of files on Debian/testing

My new Toshiba 2TB USB3 external hdd is repeatedly disconnecting during transfer of files on Debian/testing running 3.14-2 Kernel. The partition I'm transferring to is NTFS as I use it for shared ...
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“date” command in bash, the results are displayed in Japanese language

I have the same problem on two of my Linux boxes (xubuntu, debian). When I use the "date" command in bash, the results are displayed in Japanese language. 2014年 9月 2日 火曜日 02:48:48 UTC I am located ...
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Very slow connection with Airbase-ng

I have got a RasberryPi (B+) running debian. I am trying to create my own wireless network where I can scan all the traffic. I am using Airbase-ng (1.2 beta3). When I connect my phone or ipad with ...