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Add minimize and maximize buttons in Debian 8

In previous versions I could do this with gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides button-layout close,minimize,maximize: but now I get error no such key "button-layout" In GUI there is no ...
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Force remove package with dpkg despite errors

I think this is Ubuntu Vivid specific as none of the existing solutions helps: Can I get dpkg to ignore an error returned from a post-installation script? Unable to remove package on Debian 7 All ...
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How do I set the session language in MATE on Debian?

I'm using the default install from the Debian-8-MATE live DVD. In lightdm there is a selection for the language, but my user session never changes the language (system language should stay as it is). ...
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kde debian jessie wifi & wired simultaneously

I am running debian jessie with kde desktop. I have a wifi network with an attached printer and a wired network with internet access. I need to use them simultaneously; however, if I enable wifi, ...
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Remote control PC with email or message system [on hold]

I currently control my server via SSH from my phone. There are times when the internet connection is sporadic or troublesome, or sometimes I have less urgent query and don't want to go the whole hog ...
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Debian, doesn't work the option “Open in the terminal”

Opening nautilus and using the usual right-click and then clicking on "open the terminal" nothing happens. This has happened after (I think) the daily update of Debian or the installation of ...
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Why I have /dev/ttyS* on Linux when my laptop have no serial/RS232/COM1 port?

I am running Debian Wheezy and my laptop does not have serial port. Why I have /dev/ttyS* and what will happen when I try to read/write to them? My config: └──> ll /dev/ttyS* crw-rw---T 1 root ...
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crypto kernel module not avialable on linux 3.18.11 on Raspberry Pi 2

I'm trying to use dm-crypt on my Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian (debian) to open a trueCrypt volume, but i get Required kernel crypto interface not available. Ensure you have algif_skcipher kernel ...
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SSH vs Apache port 443

I want move SSH to port 443, but is used by https. In /etc/apache2/ports.conf I commented the lines for listen by this port. In the default site available also commented the lines. For finish, I ...
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Debian - unattended installation

Is there any way to make the installation of Debian unattended, I need to install on multiple machines with similar hardware. Basically I need to install Debian system without human interaction, with ...
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Using Shim with Debian

How to enable Secure Boot with Shim on Debian? I have been following all sorts of articles online but now I have lost my patience. Anyone know how?
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Opening an serial connection to bluetooth device with Bluez4 and rfcomm fails with connection refused

I have a Radxa Rock single board computer running Debian Jessie. Attached to the Radxa Rock I have a Bluetooth dongle (Anycom-500). With this Bluetooth dongle I want to pair with a LEGO Mindstorms ...
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Replace an installed program with a newer version

I have GCC 4.6 on my Raspbian installation, but I'd like to use GCC 4.9. I can of course do sudo apt-get install gcc-4.9 but then I have to use gcc-4.9 in order to use the newer version of GCC. I can ...
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scanbd recognizing buttons but not triggering scan

Even though the Beta RaspPI board is awesome, I'm re-posting here since - being a beta board - the question is getting no significant views. I don't think the fact that's it's on RaspPi is ...
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Why does BTRFS seem to have comically large allocations for metadata? [duplicate]

I've recently discovered the marvel of a modern filesystem, btrfs. After playing with it for a few hours, I decided to dive straight in and converted my entire /home partition using the btrfs-convert ...
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Update current stable Debian Wheezy system to Debian Jessie?

Debian Jessie just came out as stable. Is a apt-get dist-upgrade enough? Or do I need to do something more, or even use a script like Ubuntu uses?
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scanbd not triggering scan

Debian Linux I've only just discovered both SANE and scanbd I’ve installed SANE with a Canoscan 210 and, by itself, it works. The scanner identifies as “genesys:libusb:001:005” “scanimage -x 210 ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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Copying an SSH ID to a server from a certain computer yields an error while the same command works fine from other computers

I get the following error message when trying to copy an SSH key to a remote server: ssh-copy-id -p*** ****@****.com Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal. ssh: ...
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Locale on Debian 7 doesn't change

So I have tried all things that I could Google up but still locale settings aren't changed (kind of, you will see what I mean). To start off desired locale (lv_LV.UTF-8) is available on the system: ...
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How do I boot from a different disk?

I have a working Debian installation. It boots from /sda using GRUB2, with the root partition on sda1. Its a standard install, nothing strange. I've added a 16GB mSATA device which appears as sdc. I ...
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Making sure linux uses all my hardware correctly

I have a new decent computer coming my way in a week or so, and I have a few worries. I never had to care about installing Linux before as all my hardware was pretty low standard, but now I'll be ...
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MBR and GPT confusion: installing Debian on macbook air

I'm following this question and trying to install Debian on my MacBook. I've lost that account so I couldn't accept that guy's answer (I'm sorry, I'll not loose this one). So, I followed with his ...
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rootfs 100% full debian

I have a problem with full rootfs on Debian (on RPi). I noticed I can't start mysql server with error full partition. I tried looking for space hoggers with ncdu. It all appeared suddenly and I have ...
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Debian - Autoinstall Debian distribution via PXE

Do u know any method to autoinstall Debian via PXE? ive tryed something similar using SLPOS (Suse Linux Enterprice Point of Service). i want to load a Clean Debian Distribution from a PXE coz i want ...
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ssh key exists on remote, but still prompts for password?

Why is this happening? $ ssh-copy-id me@server /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: INFO: attempting to log in with the new key(s), to filter out any that are already installed /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: ...
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Debian Preferential load balancing to maintain throughput

I have a broadband and a cellular 4G provider and I'm trying to aggregate both links to create a single link with a consistent throughput (e.g. 2Mbps). I would like to have the broadband connection ...
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Accidentally deleted all files older than 7 days

A bad written skript located in /etc/cron.daily erroneously executed find * -mtime +7 -exec rm -r {} \; as root user. As a result of this I can no longer login. Beside that the system seems to run ...
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No path, or command history through SSH when logged in to server as someone other than root

When I SSH into a server, as anything other than root, it only shows a $ and not the path. It also won't allow me to press the up key and see the command history when I don't SSH in as root. How do I ...
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X-Sendfile ownCloud 404 error

I have a problem with X-Sendfile on Apache on Debian with ownCloud. When I want to download single file I got an error: The requested URL /owncloud/index.php/apps/files/ajax/download.php was not found ...
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How can I create a shell script shortcut?

I'm using Debian and there's a user who has a script called start.sh. I want the user to be able to call the script by typing application ... instead of ./start.sh ... I've been playing with symbolic ...
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Can't read remote disk on debian

I have mounted a time capsule on my debian like this: sudo mount -t cifs //10.0.0.4/Data /mnt/timeCapsule -o user=Kiva,pass=pass,rw,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm When I do a df, I see the disk: ...
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Debian can't connect to Wi-Fi network after upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie

After upgrading my Thinkpad T420 from Wheezy to Jessie today, the integrated Wi-Fi stopped working. After countless hours of searching, I still can't seem to find what the issue is. In the GNOME ...
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Wireless dongle driver don't work(Debian)

I have a WiFi dongle that said to support GNU/Linux, however no drivers were found on the CD, after hours of research i found this https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb and installed the driver, I'm ...
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Installing Debian on my macbook air

I want to install Debian on my macbook air 13" from 2011. I'm following this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir4%2C2Testimonial It starts by telling me to use bootcamp on OS X. I don't have ...
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Anoymous ip route on my server

After typing "route -n" on my server, i figured out these lines 1.0.104.156 - 255.255.255.255 !H - - - - 1.9.22.84 - 255.255.255.255 !H - ...
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Debian can't communicate with network printer

We have working Konica Minolta Bizhub C224e connected to Wi-Fi. Windows computers don't have problems with it, so I assume that it's configured properly. On my Debian Wheezy I can see this printer ...
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SD card not formatted when using a Windows PC

I have installed Cubian on an SD card and use it to run a Cubieboard which works absolutely fine, but now when I plug the SD card into a window system to make copies, Windows says the card isn't ...
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Some KDE applications crash seemingly related to image loading

First of all - plasma-desktop doesn't work (probably caused by some widget, starts normally on clean ~/.kde dir), dolphin, choqok, klipper don't start at all, konsole starts but crashes when I try to ...
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Pull and chown from git

I've made a little script that fetches data from my bitbucket.org repository. Now when content gets created or changed the owner changes to name:name. What I want is all files to be chown to ...
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How to block all incoming request from wifi

I am trying to block all wifi connection using iptables in debian but its not working here's what I've tried iptables -A INPUT -i wlan0 -j DROP I also tried blocking port 80 as well as 443 but not ...
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Starting MySQL database server: mysqldinstall: invalid user `mysql'

i have a problem with mysql on my Raspberry Pi running Linux raspberrypi 3.18.7+ #755 PREEMPT Thu Feb 12 17:14:31 GMT 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux. This is error I have when I run sudo service mysql start ...
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“Oh no something has gone wrong ” - Kali Linux

I have installed Kali Linux dual-boot with windows 8.1 and it worked fine until one day, I have opened Kali and there is a message saying "Oh no something has gone wrong and the system cannot recover, ...
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ZFS panic in debian

All my server's process relative to zfs are in 'D' state. Here is dmesg: [ 108.965838] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000048 [ 108.965993] IP: ...
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How to run systemd's unit as soon as possible? - systemd

this is forked question from previous question: How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)? We have a working output of systemd's unit, that calls this script: ...
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Preserve formating and colors of output (created by my script) during boot - systemd

this is forked question from previous question: How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)? Now we have working output, but it deletes extra spaces and colors Is ...
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Can't connect to network on Debian 7

During the install of Debian 7, I entered the static IP of my unmanaged network with subnet 10.0.0.1/24 and was able to install the OS and download updates from the repo without a problem. Once the ...
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Debian user desktop not working on TightVnc

I have a BBB with tighvncserver on it. Iam trying to connect from my windows pc via tightvnc to the beagleboard. With root its working fine. The desktop displays correctly. See attached Screenshot ...
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Debian user learning CentOS: how to install this package?

After always having worked on Debian I now have to use some CentOS servers. I need to install a package which I always install on Debian servers using sudo apt-get install python-zbar. So I tried ...
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Windows server virtual machine in a linux server ONLY with terminal. Is it possible?

I have a linux server that I use for various services since a very long time. I would like to run some new software on it but it's a windows software that is a server of some kind. Unfortunately ...